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Weaving a Stronger Future: Growth strategies for Türkiye's textile & ap…

Weaving a Stronger Future: Growth strategies for Türkiye's textile & apparel exports

    Türkiye boasts of a rich history in textiles, dating back to the Ottoman Empire. Today, it remains a global powerhouse in the industry, ranked the fourth-largest exporter of textiles worldwide as per Statista. This success story is due to a robust domestic industry and strategic export focus. ... Read more

Fashion industry under scrutiny as Italian probe exposes labor abuses

Fashion industry under scrutiny as Italian probe exposes labor abuses

  In a move that could have major ramifications for the luxury fashion industry, Milan prosecutors and Italian police have launched an investigation into the supply chains of around a dozen fashion brands. This follows the court-mandated takeover of an LVMH unit in Italy that manufactures Dior handbags. The... Read more

China's apparel industry invests abroad weaving a global garment network

China's apparel industry invests abroad weaving a global garment network

    China's dominance in the apparel industry changing, while it remains a manufacturing powerhouse, Chinese companies are increasingly looking outward, investing in garment production facilities overseas. Where is China investing? Southeast Asia is a prime target for Chinese investments, with Vietnam... Read more

Fast Fashion's Foray into Luxury: A Stitch in Time or a Bridge Too Far?

Fast Fashion's Foray into Luxury: A Stitch in Time or a Bridge Too Far?

  The glittering world of luxury fashion and the fast-paced, trend-driven realm of fast fashion seem like polar opposites. One whispers exclusivity and craftsmanship, the other shouts affordability and instant gratification. So, can a fast-fashion brand ever truly penetrate the luxury market? The Antithesi... Read more

China threading its way into Pakistan's textile industry could be a double …

China threading its way into Pakistan's textile industry could be a double edged sword

  Pakistan's textile sector, a pillar of the nation's economy, is facing a new wave of influence: China. While Chinese investment has brought significant benefits, concerns are rising about its long-term impact. China is Pakistan's largest trading partner, with bilateral trade exceeding $25 billion in 2023... Read more

Expanding plus size clothing market set to reach $501.35 billion by 2033: R…

Expanding plus size clothing market set to reach $501.35 billion by 2033: Report

  The plus size clothing market has witnessed remarkable growth in recent years, reflecting a shift in societal attitudes towards body positivity and inclusivity. With a market value of US$ 288 billion in 2023 and projected to exceed US$ 501.35 billion by 2033, the industry is on an upward trajectory, expan... Read more

Intertextile; a catalyst in transforming Shenzhen from garment giant to Chi…

Intertextile; a catalyst in transforming Shenzhen from garment giant to Chinese fashion trendsetter

  Shenzhen, China's tech powerhouse, also holds a leading position in the China's apparel and textile industry. For decades, Shenzhen has been a manufacturing hub, churning out garments and textiles that feed global markets. Its strength lies in its well-established supply chain, with everything from fabric... Read more

China's Loom in Pakistan: A growing threat or opportunity for Indian textil…

China's Loom in Pakistan: A growing threat or opportunity for Indian textiles?

  China's deepening economic ties with Pakistan are sending ripples through the South Asian textile industry, particularly impacting India, a long-standing competitor in the global market. Collaboration that fosters growth As per WTO, China is the world's largest textile and apparel exporter, accounting f... Read more

Diesel Denim Goes Beyond: New documentary series aims to make sustainabilit…

Diesel Denim Goes Beyond: New documentary series aims to make sustainability sexy

  Diesel is revamping its image of sustainability with a five-part documentary series titled ‘Behind the Denim’. The fashion brand, known for its bold and irreverent style, recognizes that conversations about sustainability can often feel bland. Their solution: a fun and informative approach tha... Read more

Mixed Signals from Textile and Apparel Sector: Textile index falls as appar…

Mixed Signals from Textile and Apparel Sector: Textile index falls as apparel index shows resilience

  The latest Wazir Textile & Apparel Index Reports reveal a contrasting performance for the Indian textile and apparel industry in FY24. While the Wazir Apparel Index (WAI) indicates a positive trend, the Wazir Textile Index (WTI) paints a concerning picture. Textile industry struggles with profitabili... Read more

Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics wraps up successful 2024 edition

Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics wraps up successful 2024 edition

  With its successful 2024 edition, Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics solidified its position as a leading trade fair and a vital link between China's robust textile industry and the global fashion market. The show's commitment to innovation, sustainability, and fostering international connections ensur... Read more

Booming secondhand apparel market in North America a sustainable and cost-c…

Booming secondhand apparel market in North America a sustainable and cost-conscious trend

  The secondhand apparel industry in the US and Canada is experiencing growth in popularity, driven by a combination of factors including sustainability, affordability, and convenience. A recent study by Future Market Insights (FMI), the market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of ... Read more

The future of recycled cotton, a circular and sustainable textile industry

The future of recycled cotton, a circular and sustainable textile industry

  The global textile industry is undergoing a significant shift towards sustainable practices. One key area of focus is recycled cotton fiber, a market poised for significant growth in the coming years. The global recycled cotton fiber market is estimated to have reached a value of $1.2 billion in 2023 as ... Read more

Texworld Paris: Global fashion hub

Texworld Paris: Global fashion hub

    From July 1 to 3, 2024, the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles will host the highly anticipated Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris, Europe's leading platform for textile and apparel sourcing. This three-day event is set to attract over a thousand exhibitors, offering a rich global selection for fashion bra... Read more

Cotton in Crisis: MSP woes and seed price controls stifle industry growth

Cotton in Crisis: MSP woes and seed price controls stifle industry growth

    India's cotton sector, once a global leader, is struggling to hold onto its position. Policy decisions like the Minimum Support Price (MSP) for cotton and the Cotton Seeds Price (Control) Order, 2015 (CSPCO) are creating a tangled mess for the industry. How MSP is sowing trouble The government set... Read more

EU TCLF sectors set priorities for 2024-2029

EU TCLF sectors set priorities for 2024-2029

  The EU's Textiles, Clothing, Leather, and Footwear (TCLF) sectors are urging future EU policymakers to enhance their efforts to safeguard these industries, which provide over 1.5 million jobs and generate a combined turnover of more than €200 billion annually. The call comes from key industry players... Read more

EU ushers in sweeping green reforms with new ecodesign regulation

EU ushers in sweeping green reforms with new ecodesign regulation

  The European Union has taken a significant step towards a more sustainable future with the adoption of the ambitious Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR) on May 27th, 2024. This landmark legislation marks a major overhaul of the existing Ecodesign Directive, significantly expanding its rea... Read more

Luxury retail focuses on local markets despite global headwinds, says Savil…

Luxury retail focuses on local markets despite global headwinds, says Savills Report

  The latest report by Savills, a global real estate advisor, highlights a shift in the luxury retail landscape. The report, titled ‘Global Luxury Retail 2024 Outlook’, highlights while the market faces some challenges there is a shift in focus for luxury brands, prioritizing local markets and c... Read more

Ecodesign Revolution: EU's ESPR shakes up fashion sector

Ecodesign Revolution: EU's ESPR shakes up fashion sector

  The European Union's ambitious Ecodesign for Sustainable Products Regulation (ESPR), provisionally agreed upon in December 2023, is set to transform the fashion, apparel, and textile sector. This regulation, with a focus on circularity and sustainability, promises to impact everything from supply chains t... Read more

The evolving retail landscape, decoding consumer trends in a post-pandemic …

The evolving retail landscape, decoding consumer trends in a post-pandemic world

    The retail industry is undergoing a significant change, driven by factors like rise of e-commerce, evolving consumer preferences, and a lingering pandemic. Understanding trends are crucial for businesses to navigate this dynamic landscape ad thrive in the future. Consumer trends reshaping retail O... Read more

Chinese designers make Pitti Uomo debut at China Wave

Chinese designers make Pitti Uomo debut at China Wave

  From June 11 to 14, 2024, Florence will be the stage for an unprecedented showcase of contemporary Chinese fashion. Eight elite designer brands from China will debut at Pitti Immagine Uomo, the leading menswear and lifestyle event, held at Fortezza da Basso. This notable appearance is orchestrated under the... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics –March’24

What have been the major changes in market over the years?

Bruno Landi, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Italy
Bruno LandiThe major changes in the China market over the years have included a shift from buying high-quality, high-priced products to more price- conscious options, a transition from formal wear to leisure and outdoor products, and a slowdown in the market due to economic challenges such as high unemployment rates and real estate issues. Additionally, there has been a shift towards functional leisure products, with a small percentage of formal production transitioning to this new trend.”
Bob McAuley, President, HMS International
Bob McAuleyThe emerging trends in products around the world include a shift towards heavier fabrics, a preference for casual and performance fabrics with stretch, and a focus on more casual and sportswear options. Additionally, there is a trend towards more women's wear tailored clothing and a demand for heavier fabrics in many countries.”
Takashi Mitani, General Manager, Kurabo Textiles, Japan
Takashi MitaniThe world of textiles is changing in terms of focus on ecology and sustainability, with advanced markets like the USA and Europe leading the way. Japanese companies are also trying to promote ecology and sustainability, especially as they enter the China market. Additionally, there is a shift towards using Japanese technical expertise in production facilities in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. ”
 
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Jeanologia wins top honor at Spanish Fashion Awards

   Jeanologia has been awarded the title of 'Best Business Project' at the first S... Read more

Karl Mayer expands in Romania, names Patrick Mack GM

   In October 2023, the Karl Mayer Group launched a new production company in Roma... Read more

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Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

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China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

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  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made s... Read more

Rising inventory leads to unprecedented discounts by luxury labels in China

   Growing concerns over unsold inventory, sparked by a decline in consumer spendi... Read more

Over 5,000 foreign buyers attend 106th PittiUomo

   Being held in Florence’s Fortezza Da Basso, the 106th edition of PittiUom... Read more

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BCI certifies several cotton clusters in Uzbekistan

   Non-profit organisation, the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) has certified sever... Read more

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   Driving a fast fashion waste crisis, Australians now purchase more clothing per... Read more

Alex Zucchi appointed as the new President of Cematex

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Euratex elects Mario Jorge Machado as President

   In a decisive move aimed at revitalizing Europe’s textile industry, Mario... Read more

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Sourced Sri Lanka planned from June 17-18, 2024 in London

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