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Made in Georgia tag shining in UK

Made in Georgia tag shining in UK

"In the past few years, the EU has contributed €69 million under EU4Business in Georgia, triggering €882 million worth of loans to Georgian companies, supporting almost 40,000 enterprises and creating more than 10,000 new jobs. Funded by the EU and implemented by GIZ, the ‘SME Development and DCFTA in G... Read more

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

"Dubbed as one of the most technologically advanced nations, Japan has been bringing interesting concepts in the world of textiles. Technical textiles that integrate cyber-technologies, such as Toray’s bio-electrode conductive nanofibre ‘hitoe’, a bio-electrode conductive fibre that monitors a user&rs... Read more

Traditional retailers finding ways to deal with fast fashion

Traditional retailers finding ways to deal with fast fashion

"With consumers and specially millennials’ growing opting for more convenient, up-to-date currents trends, and reasonably priced fashion, the entire apparel industry is moving towards fast fashion. The move that was started by the likes of Zara, IDEXY and H&M, has today catapulted the entire industry. The rec... Read more

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

"Apparel business from the US is gradually skewing towards Bangladesh. Recent OTEXA figures reveal, Bangladesh exported denims worth $507.90 million to the US in 2017, a 9.57 per cent surge over previous year. Mexico’s exports, on the other hand dipped 7.92 per cent to reach $793.46 million. During the first six ... Read more

Uncertainty forcing US fashion industry to wait and watch

Uncertainty forcing US fashion industry to wait and watch

"That United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) tagline -- dedicated to fashion made possible by global trade, is very pertinent today given the kind of policies being pursued by President Trump. As per the US Trade Commission estimates in 2016 textiles and apparel accounted for 9.7 per cent of imports from Ch... Read more

Streetwear’s popularity spells lucrative business for brands

Streetwear’s popularity spells lucrative business for brands

"Streetwear has been constantly evolving and shaping the fashion industry in unexpected ways. Offering something for everyone; from high to low, casual to chic, streetwear is an important segment of fashion business today. For example, the market for US urban streetwear in 2015 was valued at about $80 billion by Statis... Read more

Digital is the new way to enhance apparel value chain

Digital is the new way to enhance apparel value chain

"As Industry 4.0 is slowly making its place in manufacturing, retail diaspora too needs to catch up as it’s not an advantage, it’s a dire necessity. Today, digital transformation is not about speed and reduced time to market, it’s about efficiency, earlier validation, creating better products and, mor... Read more

Fashion adopting a functional approach

Fashion adopting a functional approach

"Growing online shopping has increased the contribution of online retail sales. Last year, web-based shopping platforms from Amazon to Zalora accounted for 12.1 per cent of retail sales in the Asia-Pacific region. The global e-commerce market is estimated to be worth $2.3 trillion. As online stores deliver everything f... Read more

GSP Plus: Enabling Sri Lanka compete with region’s apparel industry

GSP Plus: Enabling Sri Lanka compete with region’s apparel industry

"Sri Lanka faced export revenue losses of around Rs 250 billion after being blackballed and losing its GSP+ concession in August 2010 on allegations of human rights. The country, which according to the International Trade Centre, was much ahead of Vietnam, Pakistan and Cambodia in apparel exports in 2009, trailed them ... Read more

Asean consumer expenditure on fashion to rise by 7.3 per cent

Asean consumer expenditure on fashion to rise by 7.3 per cent

With growing economic prosperity, Asean consumers are spending more on fashion and lifestyle items. A Euromonitor International survey reveals, the region’s consumer expenditure on clothing and footwear amounted to $ 51.2 billion in 2017. Over the next five years, it is expected to grow on an average 7.3 per cent... Read more

Bangladesh revamping trade policies to boost exports

Bangladesh revamping trade policies to boost exports

"Bangladesh’s merchandise exports in the last couple of years have declined to a single digit. The country’s average export growth between FY15 and FY18 was only 5.03 per cent. Moreover, export earnings in the last three years have fallen behind annual projection of the Seventh Five-Year Plan (7FYP). In the... Read more

A resurging apparel industry augurs well for UK

A resurging apparel industry augurs well for UK

"Though it’s difficult for the millennial to imagine the UK as a mass producer of clothing and textiles, the nation in 1970s had a thriving textile manufacturing industry. The industry started to drift slowly by early 1980s when retailers and brands relocated to emerging markets in a bid to cut costs and increase... Read more

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Gap Inc faces challenging times ahead

Gap Inc faces challenging times ahead

"Following a strong industry retail report of growth of 6.6 per cent and 6.4 per cent in June and July versus the previous year, and stellar results posted other leading like Urban Outfitters, much was expected from the company Gap Inc. However, the performance of the brand Gap left much to be desired. Gap Inc’s ... Read more

NAFTA 2.0 to change US apparel sourcing norms

NAFTA 2.0 to change US apparel sourcing norms

"The US demand raises one big question of whether trade-preference levels (TPL) could be altered, allowing for some non-regional yarns and fabric to be used even though garments were produced within the free-trade area; thus enabling them to receive duty-free status. US representatives, in their previous trade negotiat... Read more

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

"As per the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), cotton production in India in the current season (2017-18) is expected to touch 37 million bales growing at 7.25 per cent. The northern zone produced 4.6 million bales of cotton during 2016-17, registering a growth of 28.67 per cent. And Haryana emerged the topmost cotton produc... Read more

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

"More and more companies are acquiring industry materials and manufacturing certifications as a part of their sustainability goals and brand building. The latest include the Oeko-Tex’s Eco Passport certification, recognised as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Program. This sh... Read more

India to emerge a strong market for luxury brands

India to emerge a strong market for luxury brands

"Indian luxury market needs to think in terms of size and growth, at least 10 years ahead of its time. Luxury brand Louis Vuitton opened its first store in China in 1992 but could offer reasonable sizes only 20 years later. The brand opened its first store in India in 2003 and is still few years behind when it could of... Read more

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Stu…

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Study

"Exporting three times more cotton than its closest competitor, the United States achieved a 40 per cent share of cotton fiber exports in its latest marketing year. A study conducted on mills and manufacturers from across the world aimed to understand how the US industry maintains high share of exports found the qualit... Read more

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Patagonia keeps its focus on sustainability goals

US-based brand Patagonia, is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions, defending clean wa... Read more

US denim imports up eight per cent till July 2018

United States denim imports from January to July 2018 rose 8.22 per cent in terms of value. In ... Read more

India: TSC appoints T Rajkumar as new chairman

T Rajkumar is TSC (Textile Sector Skill Council) chairman. DL Sharma is vice chairman. TSC was ... Read more

Japanese bags brands use Cordura

Cordura has launched a fabric series in collaboration with leading Japanese bag brands. This is... Read more

NCTO approves IPR enforcement efforts to resolve trade inequities with Chin…

The National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) has applauded the recent Section 301 tarif... Read more

Denim Days back at New York from September 22

New York Denim Days will be held from September 22 to 23. The second annual show returns with a... Read more

India to impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese flax yarn

India plans to impose anti-dumping duty of up to $4.83 per kg on Chinese flax yarn of below 70 ... Read more

Hong Kong mill Novetex uses innovative ways to separate fabric blends

Novetex, a Honk Kong-based textile spinning mill is harnessing pioneering recycling technology ... Read more

Texfusion & The London Print Design Fair to feature 230 exhibitors

Texfusion and The London Print Design Fair, to be held from October 31-November 1, 2018 will fe... Read more

Wrangler to introduce eco-friendly denim using innovative foam-dyeing proce…

American denim brand Wrangler will release a line of denim made using a new eco-friendly foam-d... Read more

From fibers to technology on display at ongoing Hanoi Tex show in Vietnam

Hanoi Tex is on at Vietnam from September 19 to 21. This show is about textile products made of... Read more

Export value of Central Java's textile and textile goods recovering after a…

As per the Central Java Indonesian Enterprenuers Association (Apindo), although the export valu... Read more

Synthetic prices to rise in India with increasing crude oil price

Synthetic fabric and textiles in India are likely to become costlier as the raw materials used ... Read more

Pakistan reduces regulatory duty on raw material imports

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, which is in the process of reshaping economic po... Read more

Cambodian union warn of a large scale protest against EU resolution

A prominent Cambodian unionist has threatened to protest on a large-scale if the newly formed g... Read more

Adriano Goldschmied to launch denim knit tee at Denim Days

Adriano Goldschmied, known as the godfather of denim, will launch his limited edition of Godfat... Read more

Lenzing develops new web technology

Lenzing has developed a new technology platform. The web technology is a nonwoven web formation... Read more

ThreadSol to venture into Africa

ThreadSol is all set to explore the African apparel industry to transform manufacturers to supe... Read more

Indonesia to focus on increasing textile production

The Indonesian minister of trade Enggartiasto Lukita has urged the Indonesian Textile Associati... Read more

Esprit group’s revenue down 11 per cent

Esprit group revenue has fallen 11.1 per cent. Germany, Esprit’s largest market, accounte... Read more

H&M’s brand COS to open flagship at Tmall in China

H&M brand COS will open its flagship store at Tmall, strengthening its presence in China. T... Read more

China to levy $60 billion as tariffs for US goods

China plans to levy $60 billion as tariffs on US goods in retaliation to the 10 per cent tariff... Read more

New York to host Agoa expo from Septmeber 25

Agoa expo and trade fair will be held in New York from September 25 to 30. This is a business p... Read more

India’s RMG sector earnings decline 12.12 per cent till August

The Readymade Garment Exports (RMG) sector is continuously declining. From August to April the ... Read more

Adidas producing products from ocean waste

Parley for the Oceans, a nonprofit, has collaborated with Adidas to produce textiles from ocean... Read more

NCTO lauds tariffs announcements of Chinese textile products

The National Council of Textile Organisation (NCTO) has applauded the Trump administration&rsqu... Read more

Sri Lanka cuts VAT on fabric import

Sri Lanka has slashed the value added tax on fabric imports to five per cent from 15 per cent. ... Read more