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Ethical fashion gains ground as brands wake up to hazardous industry practi…

Ethical fashion gains ground as brands wake up to hazardous industry practices

"It took a disaster of the magnitude of Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh to stir clothing manufacturers out of their slumber and raise some pertinent questions on dangerous industry practices that were being followed across the world. The tragedy, which killed over 1,100 people besides injuring 2,500, compelle... Read more

Government policies needed to boost Vietnam’s exports to CPTPP countries

Government policies needed to boost Vietnam’s exports to CPTPP countries

"As per Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, the country’s total textile and apparel (T&C) exports during the first four months of 2019 registered a 9.59 per cent growth to touch $11.43 billion. The US emerged as the largest importer accounting for 39.6 per cent of Vietnam’s export turnover. CPTPP m... Read more

Growing health consciousness sees athleisure scale new heights in China

Growing health consciousness sees athleisure scale new heights in China

With China becoming health conscious the country has over 37,000 fitness facilities. A recent wellness trends report published by the Global Wellness Summit notes over 104 million Chinese have at least one fitness app on their phones while another five million have a gym membership. The country, home to approximately 5... Read more

NCTO recommends strong policies, FTAs, improved infrastructure for US texti…

NCTO recommends strong policies, FTAs, improved infrastructure for US textile growth

"While NCTO strongly supports the free trade structure established under NAFTA, it also agrees with President Trump’s desire to improve the terms of the original agreement. It specifically advocates certain improvements in NAFTA renewal negotiation. Some of these include: maintaining yarn forward as the fundament... Read more

Denims jeans ready to make a comeback with new styles

Denims jeans ready to make a comeback with new styles

"Denim is set to get a boost as demand for athleisure clothing seems to have peaked. Now, companies are looking for newer options and resurrection of the good old jeans is most likely."   Denim is set to get a boost as demand for athleisure clothing seems to have peaked. Now, companies are looking for newer opti... Read more

ATSM 2019 unveils myriad supply opportunities for local businesses

ATSM 2019 unveils myriad supply opportunities for local businesses

"Leaders of the apparel and textile industry gathered at the second edition of Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM), held from May 28 to 30, 2019 in Florida. The three-day event hosted domestic and international textile mills and apparel factory exhibitors from 15 countries, and over 3,000 visitors. Leading SME brands... Read more

India's apparel grew lowest in five years, says study

India's apparel grew lowest in five years, says study

"As per CMAI's annual Apparel Index for FY2018-19, research conducted by DFU Publications on Indian apparel industry reveals, growth has been falling continuously for the past five years. In fact, except the first quarter of FY2018-19, the index values were much lower than comparable quarters in previous fiscal (FY2017... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to offer solutions for contract busines…

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to offer solutions for contract business and home sectors

"The autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from August 28-31, 2019 in Shanghai. The exhibition, to be attended by over 1,000 exhibitors from 25 countries, will provide solutions for the contract business and whole-home sectors." The autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles w... Read more

Bangladesh: Future of RMG exports is positive, albeit with a few challenges

Bangladesh: Future of RMG exports is positive, albeit with a few challenges

"The RMG sector in Bangladesh has witnessed tremendous growth over the last one decade. The country has emerged as the second largest RMG exporter to the world with around 85 per cent of its export earnings achieved through this sector. This growth in the country’s RMG sector has created many new employment oppor... Read more

AEPC launches SLCP operations in Haryana

AEPC launches SLCP operations in Haryana

"Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), in association with the Social and Labour Convergence Program (SLCP), organised a workshop to announce the launch of SLCP operations in Gurugram, Haryana on June 7, 2019. "   Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), in association with the Social and Labour Convergence P... Read more

Pure London to focus on S/S ’20 women’s wear collections and ethical brands

Pure London to focus on S/S ’20 women’s wear collections and ethical brands

"Pure London, the Festival of Fashion scheduled from July 21 to 23, 2019 at Olympia London, will showcase the S/S ’20 collections of new brands and designers. The event, alongwith 700 brands, will feature inspiring and educational content, talks and keynote speakers discussing topics including sustainability, the... Read more

Increasing consumer demand forces brands to prioritise sustainability

Increasing consumer demand forces brands to prioritise sustainability

"The future generation is always a step ahead of you just like the millennial and Gen Z shoppers are more vocal about their expectation of environmentally friendly practices from brands. Consumers’ are increasingly demanding sustainable fashion, prompting brands to prioritise sustainability and increase transpare... Read more

Fashion becomes ‘big’ as men’s plus size market grows

Fashion becomes ‘big’ as men’s plus size market grows

"This situation allows DXL, the brand catering exclusively to the men’s plus size clothing to dominate. The company is seeing growing demand for trimmer fits across all categories. In bottoms, the company is seeing growing demand for slim-fit joggers in active wear/athleisure assortment and also adding more style... Read more

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

Brands up their sustainability quotient with new eco-friendly fabrics

"Besides making them more durable and climate resistant, brands are focusing on sustainability of their garments. They are opting for materials that offer more casual attributes to satisfy consumer’s need for comfort and flexibility. A prominent example of this is the CoolVisions’ dyeable polypropylene fila... Read more

Truetzschler offers new spinning, nonwoven and man-made fibers solutions

Truetzschler offers new spinning, nonwoven and man-made fibers solutions

"Truetzschler Group will present intelligent machine technologies, digital solutions and installations for sustainable nonwovens at ITMA Barcelona 2019. The group will launch a carding technology- the new intelligent card TC 19i which automatically and continuously optimises the carding gap setting of 3/1000 inch." &n... Read more

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

"Kim Glas, new the president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organisations since April 2019, has set a definite goal to revive the flagging American textile industry. She notes the American industry in the last few years has seen a remarkable uptick in employment with the industry currently employing 600,000... Read more

Kidswear market rides on fashion, comfort, sustainability

Kidswear market rides on fashion, comfort, sustainability

"Children’s fashion is not a child’s play,” says a recent kidswear advertisement featuring Amitabh Bachchan. Brands and retailers are scratching their heads over how to appeal to kids’ tastes besides keeping parents happy. They are not only consulting kids during their pre-production process bes... Read more

Increasing bottom lines in FY19, Indian companies plan new strategies for g…

Increasing bottom lines in FY19, Indian companies plan new strategies for growth

"FY 2019 has been a mixed year for Indian textile companies. For smaller companies like Morarjee Textiles, Bombay Rayon Fashions, Mafatlal and JCT, it was a challenging year as their quarterly earnings slipped below given estimates. However, for bigger companies like Arvind Mills, Raymond, Vardhman Textiles and Grasim ... Read more

Brands become honest as transparency gains importance

Brands become honest as transparency gains importance

"Brands are slowly realising the importance of the dictum, ‘Honesty is the best policy.’ They are embracing transparency by listing their supply chains on their websites and also making public transparency pledges on these issues."   Brands are slowly realising the importance of the dictum, ‘Ho... Read more

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

"Recent editions of Yarn Expo have been highlighting the growing importance of transparency in the textile chain. The Spring 2019 edition of the expo highlighted shifting sourcing trends, brands’ entry into new markets and initiatives needed to achieve sustainability in the textile industry. The next edition of t... Read more

Bilateral treaties boost trade growth in Europe

Bilateral treaties boost trade growth in Europe

"As per European Textile and Apparel Confederation (Euratex) in its annual report, the European textile sector generated a business volume of €181 billion in 2017. Europe is also one of the world’s biggest consumer markets along with the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. As Eurostat reveals in 2016,... Read more

Customisation fuels denim’s popularity amongst masses

Customisation fuels denim’s popularity amongst masses

"A wardrobe staple today, the blue jean was first created in 1873 by Tailor Jacob Davis and fabric supplier Levi Strauss who were granted a patent to supply their copper-riveted denim cotton bottoms. The jean still remains a favorite amongst customers of all age groups and classes despite the advent of new trends such ... Read more

Trade war, political uncertainties alter US apparel supply chain

Trade war, political uncertainties alter US apparel supply chain

"The US-China trade war and other disruptions like labor issues in Cambodia and political unrest in Central America have deeply impacted sourcing patterns in America. An analysis of the country’s men’s wear imports and shifting production proclivities reveals that the emergence of certain countries or regio... Read more

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Puma cuts down on emissions

German sportswear brand Puma is committed to reducing emissions from owned and operated facilit... Read more

Indian garment exports up 14 per cent

India’s garment exports rose 14.05 per cent in May 2019 compared to the same month last y... Read more

India invites companies

India is looking at offering incentives to attract companies moving out of China amid the ongoi... Read more

Handmade clothing is trending in the West

Techniques from embroidery to cross-stitching are infiltrating legitimate fashion. Domesticity,... Read more

Dolce & Gabbana become the first luxe brand to extend size range

Italian luxury fashion house, Dolce & Gabbana are the first designer brand to include sizes... Read more

Calik Denim launches app for designers

Calik Denim, based in Turkey, has launched an app developed to help designers connect the dots ... Read more

Burberry sets carbon neutral targets

Burberry is aiming to become carbon neutral in its operational energy use by 2022. Burberry&rsq... Read more

Lycra moves toward specialty fibers

Lycra has been successfully growing its branded differentiated fiber business for 60 years but ... Read more

Lenzing to invest €100 million to reduce carbon emissions

The Lenzing Group will invest €100 million over the coming years to reduce carbon emission... Read more

Jeanologia unveils new sourcing model for apparel production

Jeanologia has unveiled a new sourcing model designed to streamline apparel production from fab... Read more

PDEXCIL to hold India textile expo in Sri Lanka

India International Textiles expo will be held in Sri Lanka, July 29 to 31, 2019. Trade visitor... Read more

India May garment exports up 14 per cent

India’s readymade garment exports rose 14.05 per cent in May 2019 compared to the same mo... Read more

Finland project widens cellulose fiber base

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has received another funding boost to improve wood... Read more

Italian jeanswear brand Giada’s revenues up 10 per cent

Giada, the Italian jeanswear manufacturer is known for its luxury men’s denim brand Hand ... Read more

Filpucci to launch two new collections at Pitti Filati

Filpucci, will launch its latest ‘Collection’ and ‘Woollen’ collections... Read more

Egypt upgrades upstream textile

Egypt is upgrading its upstream textile industry aiming to support the country’s upstream... Read more

BCI sourced one million metric tonne of Better Cotton in 2018

Retailers and brand members of Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) sourced more than one million met... Read more

Pitti Bimbo show concludes

The 89th edition of the International Fair for Childrens wear, Pitti Bimbo, organised by Pitti ... Read more

Inditex continues focusing on store openings to boost growth

Inditex is still betting on its network of physical stores to drive growth. Though the Zara own... Read more

Incomes drive global denim market

Higher spending capacity and rise in disposable income are some of the important drivers of the... Read more

First OutDoor by Ispo to debut in Munich

The first OutDoor by Ispo will take place from June 30, 2019 to July 3, 2019 in Munich. The fai... Read more

H&M works on carbon neutral product line

Swedish fashion brand H&M has collaborated with Danish transport leader Maersk in a new car... Read more

Gap increases its green footprint by introducing waterless foam dyeing

Gap will produce denim using Dry Indigo, a waterless, indigo foam-dyeing technique. Utilising f... Read more

Bangladesh apparel exports up 12 per cent this fiscal

Bangladesh’s apparel exports rose 12.82 per cent in the first eleven months of the curren... Read more

Fall in Indian cotton production likely

India’s cotton production in 2018-19 is estimated at 343 lakh bales, less than the previo... Read more

Intertextile’s Accessories Vision to feature over 600 exhibitors

Around 600 exhibitors will participate in Accessories Vision, the comprehensive accessory produ... Read more

Asean gets closer to RCEP

Asean members have reached common ground on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership. Th... Read more

Zegna presents color trends

Zegna Baruffa Lane Borgosesia will present its latest yarn and color trends at the upcoming Pit... Read more

M&B Hangers President bags TRSA Maglin/Biggie Lifetime Achievement Awar…

Milton M. Magnus III, President, M&B Hangers, Leeds, AL, was recently named the winner of T... Read more

NRF urges USTR to avoid additional tariffs

A recently released study by the National Retail Federation urged the Office of the U.S. Trade ... Read more

Fashion SVP Summer Edition to be held in London

UK sourcing and manufacturing expo Fashion SVP will hold its summer edition from June 25-26at t... Read more

LVMH Group Co to launch menswear

LVMH group’s luxury multibrand e-tail site 24S will launch a menswear collectionin Januar... Read more

H&M opts for cleaner transport

H&M is backing greener commercial transport initiatives in a bid to become more environment... Read more

Indian industry looks for solutions

The Indian textile industry has hit roadblocks on exports. The most likely reason for this may ... Read more

India unveils textile package

India has unveiled a special package for the domestic apparel sector. The aim is to encourage t... Read more

Lakshmi upgrades Kenyan factory

Rivatex East Africa was a sick textile factory. The Indian company was awarded the contract for... Read more

Brother offers bolder designs with GTX

Brother’s GTX direct-to-garment printer can print bigger and bolder designsthan previous ... Read more

Virgil Abloh gets inventive for Louis Vuitton

For his third runway show for the house of Louis Vuitton, Virgil Abloh produced an inventive, c... Read more