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RFID making waves in fashion retail across the globe

RFID making waves in fashion retail across the globe

"RFID tagging is a fast-growing trend among garment retailers as the cost of tags comes down and technology improves. Factor that’s driving growth is huge growth in shopping via mobiles, tablets, desktops, and messaging services and social media, leading to the growth of omni channel retailing, having a single vi... Read more

Indian textile sector needs a new policy push

Indian textile sector needs a new policy push

"India’s textile sector has the second-largest employment after agriculture, employing 32 million workers. It has the potential to double employment in the next seven years as per the vision document (for 2024-25). India has a rich mix of synthetic and natural fibres and yarns but still remains a cotton-focused. ... Read more

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Pakistan textile industry facing through tough times

Pakistan textile industry facing through tough times

"The textile sector, contributes over 50 per cent to Pakistan’s exports, and now it is facing tough times. A textile package of Rs 180 billion was announced in January this year. Under the package, Rs 38 billion was allocated for exports while a meager Rs 3.5 billion has been disbursed as of now. Textile manufact... Read more

Collaboration & innovation – the highlights of Interfiliere 2017

Collaboration & innovation – the highlights of Interfiliere 2017

"With a new avatar, this year’s Interfilière edition was all about new collaborations and closer alliance between the lingerie and swimwear show. Experimental work from St Martins School of Art, with students demonstrating new bio-materials, and even a French underwear brand called Spartan explaining men&r... Read more

Why GST is a bug bear for Surat textile traders

Why GST is a bug bear for Surat textile traders

"During a recent meeting with the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, GST Sangharsh Samiti, the textile traders’ body, leading the strike that had shut down a four-km stretch of the country’s biggest cloth market on Surat’s Ring Road, asked for exemption from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) — or at ... Read more

FESPA 2017 Mexico: To offer a sneak peek into latest textile printing …

FESPA 2017 Mexico: To offer a sneak peek into latest textile printing trends

  With textile print gaining ground, FESPA 2017 Mexico edition, to be held from September 21-23 in Mexico City, will offer a first-hand experience of latest products from top brands in the industry. One such company to feature at the Mexican event is Kornit Digital. The Vulcan from Kornit Digital i... Read more

Stripped, relaxed themes to dominate men’s wear in S/S ’18

Stripped, relaxed themes to dominate men’s wear in S/S ’18

"This year’s New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2018 menswear collections spotted statement trends such as tunic-like tops, layered sweaters and oversize raincoats. Proud designers feel that these trends might take to retail stores from the runway in six months’ time."       ... Read more

24th Hong Kong Fashion Week sees footfalls from across the world

24th Hong Kong Fashion Week sees footfalls from across the world

"The 24th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) received more than 12,000 buyers from 71 countries and regions. During the four-days (July 10-13) buyers from Japan, the Philippines, the US, Malaysia, Singapore and Russia recorded considerable growth. Twen... Read more

XXV Milano Unica: Textiles & Accessories Trade Show end on a posit…

XXV Milano Unica: Textiles & Accessories Trade Show end on a positive note

"Textiles and Accessories Trade Show, held from July 11 – 13, recorded over 6,000 exhibitors showcasing high-end collections for the Fall/Winter 2018/2019 season. International exhibitors mainly came from: Netherlands (+46 per cent), Portugal (42 per cent), Germany (+32 per cent), Russian Federation (+32 per cent... Read more

HKFW: Niche buyers, small boutiques, tap opportunities in Small Order …

HKFW: Niche buyers, small boutiques, tap opportunities in Small Order Zone

"Small Orders is a buyer-oriented online sourcing platform creating new business opportunities and flexibility for direct sourcing of quality products in small quantities. With 50 years experience in connecting global buyers and suppliers, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) understands the importance of tr... Read more

‘Today it is no brainer to say sustainability is on everyone’s mind’

‘Today it is no brainer to say sustainability is on everyone’s mind’

"With wool just being 2% of textile industry things are not really hunky dory for merino wool especially when it is ambitiously looking for growth and incremental rise in its global outreach & status. Moreover in the ever connected world collaboration is the key, says Alex Lai, GM Technical (Greater China & Eme... Read more

Fashion M&As are hard to crack with few success stories

Fashion M&As are hard to crack with few success stories

"Successful deals in the unpredictable world of US fashion are rare, and look even less likely to succeed as sales dip across the board. Cost savings can be counterproductive if it means squeezing money out of marketing and design, and buyers are risking on a style that can easily go out of favour. Therefore, establish... Read more

‘India has the potential to be the apparel hub of the world’: Rahul Me…

‘India has the potential to be the apparel hub of the world’: Rahul Mehta

"Garment industry is one of the leading exporters in India. It is also the most labour intensive, and an industry which is supporting the government’s main objectives of increasing employment in the country. It is also the fifth largest exporter in the world of garments. “We are the leading exporters of tex... Read more

HKFW: Focus on importance of Hong Kong as a sourcing destination

HKFW: Focus on importance of Hong Kong as a sourcing destination

"Exhibitors, experts and media held discussions about upcoming trends and dynamics of global fashion industry at the ongoing Hong Kong Fashion Week. They exchanged views from different markets. In his opening remarks Byron Lee, Senior Exhibition Manager said, “Despite clouds on the global textile horizon, this fa... Read more

EU’s apparel import stats reveal China’s losing ground to Bangladesh

EU’s apparel import stats reveal China’s losing ground to Bangladesh

"Exports of technical textiles outside EU-28 increased year-on-year. This sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU with a 38 per cent share in 2016. The growth translated into almost €10 bn of exports, an increase of more than 2.4 per cent in value. With 20 per cent of technical textile purchases from ... Read more

India emerges a hotspot for global retail giants

India emerges a hotspot for global retail giants

  India is one of the fastest-growing economies and is expected to surpass Germany and Japan to become the third-largest economy by 2025. India represents a $1 trillion retail market and has quickly become the Mecca for Western retailers setting up base to stake claim. With the government relaxing F... Read more

India needs to attract global investments to be textile hotspot

India needs to attract global investments to be textile hotspot

"India’s current apparel market is estimated at $63 billion out of the $80 billion domestic textile and apparel market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12 per cent for the next 10 years to touch $180 billion. The domestic and export market is poised for double-digit growth owing to structural changes in the c... Read more

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer opens doors

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer opens doors

"The 24th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and will run until July 13. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the show gathers nearly 1,100 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions, serving as an ideal one-stop sourcing platfo... Read more

Indian fashion industry needs an integrated ecosystem

Indian fashion industry needs an integrated ecosystem

  While launching the ‘Make in India’ campaign in September 2014, PM Narendra Modi had stressed on the nation’s handloom and handicraft legacy as the campaign called on designers to back the cause. The textiles industry is India’s second largest employer after agriculture, en... Read more

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US companies allege polyester staple fiber dumping

Three big US synthetic fiber producers have filed petitions against China, India, South Korea a... Read more

Garment fair to be hosted in Secundrabad from July 23 to 25

A garment fair will be held in Secunderabad from July 23 to 25, 2017. This is the consecutive 1... Read more

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Egypt works on cotton strategy

Egypt is devising a strategy to upgrade its cotton industry. The project aims at increasing the... Read more

Sutlej Textiles expands in Himachal Pradesh units

Sutlej Textiles’ total income for Q1 of fiscal 2017-18 stood at Rs 658.73 crores. EBITDA ... Read more

Skechers’ quarterly sales up 16 per cent

Footwear company Skechers’ quarterly net sales increased 16.9 per cent. This was due in p... Read more

Puma revenue for 2017 to rise 12 to 14 per cent

Puma’s currency-adjusted revenue for 2017 will rise by 12 per cent to 14 per cent. The Ge... Read more

India to revamp employee scheme

Despite the special package for the textile and garment sector unveiled by India in June last y... Read more

India to help develop Afghan textiles

Afghanistan wants to revive its textile industry and India is taking steps to help it. Afghanis... Read more

Functional Textiles Clothing Conference to be held in Delhi next Feb

A biannual conference on functional textiles and clothing will be held in New Delhi, from Febru... Read more

Esquel focuses on sustainability

Esquel is one of the largest suppliers of premium shirts and polos around the world. The brand ... Read more

BIR warns of ‘devastating effect’ of Chinese import ban

Headquartered in Brussels, the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR) is concerned about reven... Read more

Bangladesh RMG units to showcase at Premier Vision Paris

Some 40 Bangladeshi garment factories will take part in Premiere Vision Paris, September 19 to ... Read more

Adnan Ahmad appointed President of Clariant India

Adnan Ahmad has taken over as the president of Clariant in India. Ahmad succeeds Deepak Parikh,... Read more

ShopClues appoints former V-Mart CFO to lead IPO

Ecommerce marketplace ShopClues os pushing its IPO forward and has now hired Deepak Sharma as i... Read more

Tirupur shuts down over GST

Nearly 2,000 working units of the knitwear/readymade garment cluster in Tirupur, employing more... Read more

Stoll launches networking concept Knitelligence

Stoll has launched an innovative networking concept for the textile production of tomorrow. Kni... Read more

Indonesia’s knitwear exports up 20 per cent

Indonesia’s textile and garment exports increased 0.62 per cent in the first half of 2017... Read more

India's cotton production may rise 10 per cent

India's cotton production may rise by 10 to 12 per cent this year despite the erratic weather. ... Read more

India prepares package for footwear industry

India is preparing a Rs 2,600 crore incentive package for the leather and footwear sector to bo... Read more

Gujarat to host Garment Technology Expo in August

Ahmedabad is gearing up to host Garment Technology Expo (GTE-’17) from August 18 to 20, 2... Read more

Top denim outsource production to avoid accountability for pollution

By outsourcing jeans production to contractors in developing countries, apparel companies are a... Read more

Brexit does not impact mood at London Textile Fair

London Textile Fair was held from July 19 to 20, 2017 and the ongoing uncertainty surrounding B... Read more

Bangladesh’s export earnings fall in first six months

Bangladesh’s earnings from apparel exports plunged 3.47 per cent in the first six months ... Read more

Nigeria to open textile hubs to boost the sector

Nigeria is opening production hubs and most of the sophisticated equipment to start the product... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel units face labor shortage

Sri Lanka's apparel sector is heading for a major crisis due to an acute labor shortage. This n... Read more

Tough times for US cotton farmers as they look for government subsidies

US cotton producers aren’t projected to receive any government farm payments in the curre... Read more

World Bank disburses $540 million to Cambodia

With a focus on supporting the implementation of the government’s Industrial Development ... Read more

Nandan Denim enhances fabric capacity

Nandan Denim’s fabric manufacturing capacity is 110 million meters per annum. Going forwa... Read more