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Product innovation & time to market – key to retailers’ growth

Product innovation & time to market – key to retailers’ growth

"Retailers need to give an ever-increasing thrust on product development, differentiation and value addition, to break the cycle of low margins and costs, and the associated problems with it, finds a recent report by Kurt Salmon Associates, ‘From cost focus to true value creation’. Heavy discounts, markdown... Read more

India’s apparel sector holds tremendous employment potential

India’s apparel sector holds tremendous employment potential

"Apparel sector has the potential to create highest jobs that any other sector can employ. For example, RIL reports $110 billion in assets and 250,000 employees across its various ventures. It employs five workers for each $2.2 million in assets. Shahi Exports, India’s largest apparel exporter, has assets worth $... Read more

Hong Kong Fashion Week for F/W attracts 14,000 buyers from 76 countrie…

Hong Kong Fashion Week for F/W attracts 14,000 buyers from 76 countries

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter wrapped up at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fair organized from January 15 to 18, attracted around 14,000 buyers from 76 countries and regions. Featuring 1,400... Read more

China’s development plan for textile industry to promote green manufac…

China’s development plan for textile industry to promote green manufacturing

"The textile industry is tightly linked to various development issues, including employment, labour and promotion of clean/green technology. For textile manufacturers, promoting green value chains means that sustainability and green awareness should be encapsulated in the entire production process. This means an assess... Read more

Luxury brands focus on faster time to market

Luxury brands focus on faster time to market

"Aiming to reach customers faster and grab market share, global brands such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Helmut Lang, Burberry and Rag & Bone, are working on increased flexibility and faster-paced production windows. Karin Tracy, Head-fashion, luxury and beauty industries, Facebook feels speed is everything right... Read more

New sections, new participants added attraction for upcoming GTE 2018

New sections, new participants added attraction for upcoming GTE 2018

Showcasing ways to improve productivity, saving costs, enhancing quality, cutting turnaround time, and much more, the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) 18 will be held from January 19 to22, 2018 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. This edition promises to be bigger and grander with an arr... Read more

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49th HK Fashion Week bets big on maiden ‘Corporate Fashion and Uniform…

49th HK Fashion Week bets big on maiden ‘Corporate Fashion and Uniforms’ zone

"The ongoing 49th HK Fashion Week which opened yesterday has introduced a new ‘Corporate Fashion and Uniforms’ zone. Lawrence Laung, Chairman, Garment Advisory Committee, HKTDC, points out while the world is struggling with pricing, there are new areas which can be focused on. Hong Kong, an important trade ... Read more

Inditex better placed than H&M to drive growth

Inditex better placed than H&M to drive growth

"Fung Global Retail recently analysed fashion titans Inditex and H&M to understand the business strategies and USPs that set them apart. H&M produces just 20 per cent of its clothing range in-season, in contrast to 60 per cent at Inditex. Similarly, only 32 per cent factories that H&M uses are located in or... Read more

49th Hong Kong Fashion Week opens today

49th Hong Kong Fashion Week opens today

  The 49th  Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter opened doors today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The show organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is being held from January 15 to 18 with 1,397 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions participating. T... Read more

Global experts to speak at Apparel 4.0, first ever global summit at GT…

Global experts to speak at Apparel 4.0, first ever global summit at GTE

"The 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) ’18 will be held from January 19-22, 2018 in New Delhi’s NSIC Exhibition Complex. In the sidelines of GTE, on January 20, FashionatingWorld/DFU Publications and GTE 2018 are organizing a global summit ‘Apparel 4.0: Shaping the future with Smart Factor... Read more

Trends that will define the fashion agenda in 2018

Trends that will define the fashion agenda in 2018

"The McKinsey Global Fashion Index estimates the global fashion industry sales to grow by 3.5 to 4.5 per cent in 2018. But this growth is not spread evenly across all regions or segments. Economic growth is shifting from mature regions in the West to emerging markets in the South and East. As per the McKinsey FashionSc... Read more

Bangladesh needs to work on RMG sector to boost exports

Bangladesh needs to work on RMG sector to boost exports

"America holds the prime position for Bangladesh when it comes to textile exports but after the Rana Plaza tragedy, exports were greatly impacted. A look at the stats, in fiscal year 2016 reveals, $530.56 crore worth of RMG products were exported to the US and in 2015, $540 crore worth of clothing was exported from Ban... Read more

Oeko-Tex introduces new regulations for 2018

Oeko-Tex introduces new regulations for 2018

"In 2018, the Oeko-Tex Association aims to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The new regulations will come into effect on April 1, 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month trans... Read more

It’s time for American retailers to put their act together to boost sa…

It’s time for American retailers to put their act together to boost sales

"A recent Credit Suisse report projected around 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores will be forced to shut in 2017. While retail store visits have drastically reduced in recent years, it is about time for companies to leverage their store presence as a driver for customer acquisition in the digital space. However, in a stark... Read more

Brexit’s impact and the EU-UK treaty projections

Brexit’s impact and the EU-UK treaty projections

"The UK is likely to get only a trade deal with the EU ‘along the same lines’ of what the EU has concluded with Canada, South Korea and Japan, said EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. The UK’s own ‘red lines’ on Brexit (no freedom of movement, no jurisdiction for the European Court ... Read more

Chinese textile manufacturers shifting towards eco-friendly production

Chinese textile manufacturers shifting towards eco-friendly production

"China is gearing up to up production of eco-friendly clothing, a far-fetched dream a decade back. Studies point at Chinese consumers becoming more willing to spend on green clothes and products. The proof was evident at the recently held Intertextile trade show in Shanghai. Sherry Poon, Founder, Wobabybasics point out... Read more

Wool Runway 2nd edition showcased innovative streaks of students

Wool Runway 2nd edition showcased innovative streaks of students

"After the success of last year’s Wool Runway, a design challenge for university students, The Woolmark Company successfully completed the second edition on a high note. Envisioned as a celebration of tertiary fashion designers, the competition also educated young designers on working with Merino wool. Leading fa... Read more

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Robotic ‘Sword of Damocles’ hangs over low cost sourcing countries

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said recently that automation could render about two thirds o... Read more

Egypt announces creation of biggest textile and garment city

The government of Egypt has announced a plan for the construction of the largest textile and ga... Read more

Vancouver's Eco Fashion Week comes to end after eight-year run

Eco Fashion Week, a Vancouver-founded, not-for-profit event that highlights environmentally fri... Read more

Target’s universal thread collection takes on fit and sustainability

Target’s new denim collection, Universal Thread, is working towards becoming a one-stop s... Read more

Russia guarantees Bangladesh duty-free RMG market access

Russia has guaranteed Bangladesh to provide duty-free and quota-free market access for Ready Ma... Read more

Rosy outlook for Vietnam’s garment trade in the new year

The New Year is looking good for Vietnam’s garment-textile industry, with exports estimat... Read more

Apparel and textile sourcing show expands to Miami

A comprehensive trade show and conference, the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATS-M) trade sho... Read more

Morocco Style Fashion and TEX 2018 begins from March 28

The 4th edition of the Morocco International Fashion, Textile and Accessories Fair will open do... Read more

Iran’s apparel ‎sector exports on the rise

The date released by Iran’s customs administration reveal, Iran exported over 3,000 tons ... Read more

Bangladesh: Garment exports to India soared 66.41 per cent in first six mon…

On the back of demand from Western brands operating in the neighboring country and closure of s... Read more

Morocco Style Fashion and TEX 2018 begins from March 28

The 4th edition of the Morocco International Fashion, Textile and Accessories Fair will open do... Read more

Iran’s apparel ‎sector exports on the rise

The date released by Iran’s customs administration reveal, Iran exported over 3,000 tons ... Read more

Bangladesh: Garment exports to India soared 66.41 per cent in first six mon…

On the back of demand from Western brands operating in the neighboring country and closure of s... Read more

AEPC seeks government intervention

With increasing competition from Bangladesh and Vietnam, textile and garment companies, which a... Read more

Yarn, fabrics, made-up articles imports rise 20 per cent in December

Ministry of Commerce and Industry records show that import of yarn, fabrics and made-up article... Read more

Texworld USA Launches ‘Explore the Floor’

A new feature at this edition of Texworld USA is the ‘Explore the Floor’ series whi... Read more

Bangladesh’s RMG sector facing tough times

Siddiqur Rahman, President-Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), ... Read more

Lamb Knitting Machine celebrates 150 years

Lamb Knitting Machine, a knitting machinery manufacturer based in Chicopee, MA, is celebrating ... Read more

Grasim Industries gets green nod for Rs 2,560 cr expansion project

Grasim Industries has received permission for expanding production of manmade fibre VSF at Bhar... Read more

Garmentech, Gapexpo 2018 to begin in Dhaka this Wednesday

A four-day trade show on garment accessories and packaging industries will begin in Dhaka from ... Read more

Digital textile printing market to grow 18 per cent by 2021

The digital textile printing market is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of over 18 per ce... Read more

Global recycling industry in the doldrums with China banning recyclable tra…

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain impo... Read more

Sri Lankan apparel industry suppliers exhibition to be held in May

The Sri Lankan Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition (AISEX) will be held from May 10 to 12 at ... Read more

Raise in Pakistan exports key to addressing economic imbalances

Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has said increasing exports is the only viabl... Read more

Strong rupee, demon. & GST continue to haunt the economy

The currency and continuing disruptions due to demonetisation and GST remain to haunt the econo... Read more

Budget 2018 reeling under dwindling exports, AEPC seeks several relief

The apparel export body has made around 8-10 demands ahead of the Budget 2018. Reeling from a c... Read more

US cotton bodies pledge to support CCI activities

Ten US cotton organisations have pledged industry contributions in 2018 to support the demand-b... Read more