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India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

  The innerwear market in India is segmented between men and the more fancy-driven women’s and both markets are growing significantly. While the global men’s innerwear segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8 per cent to reach $13.6 billion by the end of 2024, women’s innerwea... Read more

All About Sustainability in focus at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fab…

All About Sustainability in focus at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics edition

"The upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics which opens on October 11, will be the perfect platform for sustainable paradigms and companies. The centre of sustainability at the three-day fair will be the All About Sustainability zone (hall 5.2), but eco-friendly products and companies will also abound in Beyond... Read more

Fashion Summit discusses innovative technology initiatives

Fashion Summit discusses innovative technology initiatives

Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) organized its annual innovation and technology symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 7 and 8. The two-day symposium attracted over 600 industry partners, research experts, and association representatives. Industry player... Read more

Luxe designers focus on unique textiles to highlight craftsmanship

Luxe designers focus on unique textiles to highlight craftsmanship

"What gives luxury designers such as Schiaparelli, Ralph & Russo, Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, Guo Pei and Ermenegildo Zegna, an edge over others? It’s the unique textile that brings life to the entire ensemble and couture. These designers and couturiers are increasingly focusing on creating uni... Read more

Techtextil India 2017: Texprocess pavilion launched for the first time

Techtextil India 2017: Texprocess pavilion launched for the first time

"Techtextil India 2017, the three-day premium international show for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened in Mumbai on September 13, 2017. With growing focus on making India the textile hub, the trade fair has drawn strong support from Ministry of Textiles; the Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Te... Read more

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

"Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany, this July. T... Read more

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Pakistan needs to work on its export competency

Pakistan needs to work on its export competency

"While Pakistan’s garment sector can easily drive the country’s economy through exports, it has not been able to fully exploit the benefits of GSP Plus status so far, reveals World Trade Organization data. A recent study by the International Growth Centre highlights the private sector does feel too optimist... Read more

Ahmedabad apparels sector gaining strength

Ahmedabad apparels sector gaining strength

"Ahmadabad’s textile market is worth around $25 billion, contributing nearly 12 per cent to India’s textile exports. It is backed by a strong supply chain from cotton production to textile machinery and now a thriving hub for apparels. As all resources are available close, the city can even quote an extreme... Read more

GTE highlights the latest and the best

GTE highlights the latest and the best

Garment Technology Expo (GTE) was held in Gujarat, August 18 to 20. Over 230 participants and brands including leading manufacturers as well as suppliers of garment machinery and accessories from over 18 countries including Germany, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Italy and India participated. The show attracted a total ... Read more

CENTRESTAGE concludes with positivity about sales and bookings

CENTRESTAGE concludes with positivity about sales and bookings

    The four-day fashion extravaganza, Centrestage, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded successfully on September 9. It featured more than 210 fashion brands from 22 countries and regions, showcasing latest brands and designer collections. The sh... Read more

CENTRESTAGE: Young Fashion Designers’ Contest celebrates budding talen…

CENTRESTAGE: Young Fashion Designers’ Contest celebrates budding talent

  As one of the main highlights of CENTRESTAGE, the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2017 awards ceremony celebrated young talent on September 9. During the event, Arto Wong was named Champion and winner of the ‘New Talent Award’. She received a cash prize and a study tri... Read more

CENTRESTAGE recognises talent in footwear design

CENTRESTAGE recognises talent in footwear design

  On the last day of CENTRESTAGE, the organisers hosted an awards ceremony for the 17th Footwear Design Competition Hong Kong and a product parade of the winning entries. Recognising creative designers in the footwear industry, the competition was co-organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Footwear... Read more

VIP Judge Tasha Liu aims to spot the right Chinese talent at CENTRESTA…

VIP Judge Tasha Liu aims to spot the right Chinese talent at CENTRESTAGE

  Tasha Liu, Founder of multi brand Chinese designer store C. Dong Liang is unconventional and unreasonable as she believes, “Being unreasonable means believing in things that most people think hard to realise. But if you believe and are convinced of those things then you should try to ac... Read more

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Texworld opens in Paris with debut of Texworld Denim

Texworld is being held in France, September 18 to 21. This year the event sees the debut of Tex... Read more

Textile Asia in Pakistan rakes in huge orders

Textile Asia held in Pakistan from September 16 to 18, 2017 saw numerous orders and MoUs signed... Read more

Orissa to cultivate mulberry to boost silk production

Orissa has vast potential for mulberry and eri silks. Both can be promoted in coastal areas. As... Read more

Nike launches 50 per cent recycled leather material

Going ahead with its corporate sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint Nike has anno... Read more

New denim spray ‘OrganIQ Bleach’ replaces potassium permanganate

The used look on denim garments is produced using potassium permanganate. However, potassium pe... Read more

JD Fashion teams up with BFC to help British designers foray in China

British Fashion Council (BFC) has entered a partnership with JD Fashion, China’s largest ... Read more

Jaipur to host textile fair Vastra

Vastra will be held in Jaipur from September 21 to 24. This is a textile and apparel fair, that... Read more

China, India among top global apparel markets

Global apparel sales are forecasted to rise by $156 billion from 2016 to 2019. Only six countri... Read more

Germany emerges Bangladesh’s biggest market for RMG

Germany has overtaken the US to become Bangladesh’s largest readymade garment export mark... Read more

Fashion enters sports apparel, brands cash in on trend

Sportswear is turning into a highly popular style statement and fashion trend. The Asia-Pacific... Read more

Ethiopia to host Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week from October 3

The three-day Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week will be held in Ethiopia from October 3 to 6, 20... Read more

Maharashtra to set up textile parks

Maharashtra will set up nine textile parks in the northern cotton-growing regions of the state.... Read more

GST Impact: Tirupur garment exports down three per cent in August

Readymade garment exports from Tirupur dropped by 3.84 per cent in August. The threat of losing... Read more

Startup Threadsol helping garment manufacturers cut cost

Mausmi Ambastha had seen at close quarters the amount of fabric being wasted every day as she h... Read more

GSP Plus boosts Sri Lanka’s apparel exports

With GSP Plus, Sri Lanka hopes for a further $400 million in revenues from apparel exports to t... Read more

Canada’s Street Legal Clothing looking to source from Tirupur

Street Legal Clothing, based in Canada, will start sourcing garments from Tirupur. But this wil... Read more

Global brands turn to virtual warehousing

Retailers and brands are choosing virtual warehousing coupled with a strong omni-channel supply... Read more

‘Transparency’ the focus of upcoming Bangladesh Denim Expo

As per Fashion Transparency Index 2017 only 32 per cent of the top 100 global fashion brands ar... Read more

Gujarat forward contracts of cotton decline

Gujarat is witnessing a sharp decline in forward contract of cotton for export in the new seaso... Read more

British Fashion Council launches Fashion Switch, to boost green energy

Fashion Switch is an initiative of the British Fashion Council to encourage brands and business... Read more

Denim Days comes to New York on September 29

New York Denim Days will be held September 29 to October 1. The show will connect denim insider... Read more

Chinese cotton auction limited to spinners

Chinese cotton prices have been increasing. Ending stocks (excluding state reserved cotton stoc... Read more

Chic to be held in October

Chic will be held in China, October 11 to 13, 2017. It offers a platform for fashion brands to... Read more

CCI to meet in Coimbatore to give insights on US cotton

Cotton Council International (CCI) is holding a seminar in Coimbatore on September 23, 2017. Th... Read more

Biological molecules added to cotton to boost durability

A team of international scientists from Israel, Germany and Austria has used a biological appro... Read more

Bangladesh’s July earnings up

Export earnings from the US, the largest market for Bangladeshi goods, registered a healthy hig... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord snaps ties with eight more errant units

Accord has terminated business relations with eight more readymade garment factories in Banglad... Read more

Brandix retains position as top exporter in Sri Lanka

  Brandix has been named Sri Lanka’s top exporter of the year. Beside... Read more

Technical textiles on a growth path in India

India’s technical textile market is expected to grow at 12 per cent per annum. With suffi... Read more

Strong rupee affects Indian apparel exports

The overvalued rupee is hurting India’s apparel exports. A strong rupee has significantly... Read more

China, India among top global apparel markets

Global apparel sales are forecasted to rise by $156 billion from 2016 to 2019. Only six countri... Read more

Germany emerges Bangladesh’s biggest market for RMG

Germany has overtaken the US to become Bangladesh’s largest readymade garment export mark... Read more

Fashion enters sports apparel, brands cash in on trend

Sportswear is turning into a highly popular style statement and fashion trend. The Asia-Pacific... Read more

Ethiopia to host Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week from October 3

The three-day Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week will be held in Ethiopia from October 3 to 6, 20... Read more

Maharashtra to set up textile parks

Maharashtra will set up nine textile parks in the northern cotton-growing regions of the state.... Read more

GST Impact: Tirupur garment exports down three per cent in August

Readymade garment exports from Tirupur dropped by 3.84 per cent in August. The threat of losing... Read more

Startup Threadsol helping garment manufacturers cut cost

Mausmi Ambastha had seen at close quarters the amount of fabric being wasted every day as she h... Read more

GSP Plus boosts Sri Lanka’s apparel exports

With GSP Plus, Sri Lanka hopes for a further $400 million in revenues from apparel exports to t... Read more

Canada’s Street Legal Clothing looking to source from Tirupur

Street Legal Clothing, based in Canada, will start sourcing garments from Tirupur. But this wil... Read more

Global brands turn to virtual warehousing

Retailers and brands are choosing virtual warehousing coupled with a strong omni-channel supply... Read more

‘Transparency’ the focus of upcoming Bangladesh Denim Expo

As per Fashion Transparency Index 2017 only 32 per cent of the top 100 global fashion brands ar... Read more

Gujarat forward contracts of cotton decline

Gujarat is witnessing a sharp decline in forward contract of cotton for export in the new seaso... Read more

British Fashion Council launches Fashion Switch, to boost green energy

Fashion Switch is an initiative of the British Fashion Council to encourage brands and business... Read more

Denim Days comes to New York on September 29

New York Denim Days will be held September 29 to October 1. The show will connect denim insider... Read more

Chinese cotton auction limited to spinners

Chinese cotton prices have been increasing. Ending stocks (excluding state reserved cotton stoc... Read more

Chic to be held in October

Chic will be held in China, October 11 to 13, 2017. It offers a platform for fashion brands to... Read more

CCI to meet in Coimbatore to give insights on US cotton

Cotton Council International (CCI) is holding a seminar in Coimbatore on September 23, 2017. Th... Read more

Biological molecules added to cotton to boost durability

A team of international scientists from Israel, Germany and Austria has used a biological appro... Read more

Bangladesh’s July earnings up

Export earnings from the US, the largest market for Bangladeshi goods, registered a healthy hig... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord snaps ties with eight more errant units

Accord has terminated business relations with eight more readymade garment factories in Banglad... Read more

Brandix retains position as top exporter in Sri Lanka

  Brandix has been named Sri Lanka’s top exporter of the year. Beside... Read more

Technical textiles on a growth path in India

India’s technical textile market is expected to grow at 12 per cent per annum. With suffi... Read more

Strong rupee affects Indian apparel exports

The overvalued rupee is hurting India’s apparel exports. A strong rupee has significantly... Read more

Pakistan wants GSP for textiles and leather goods from the US

Pakistan wants the US give GSP access for its textile and leather goods. At present, the US giv... Read more

UK’s apparel brand Next shows better results

UK retailer Next’s performance in the last three months has been encouraging on a number ... Read more

Lectra enhances productivity by 18 points

Lectra has improved its productivity rate by 18 points in three years and has since maintained ... Read more

Italy’s fashion industry aims to incorporate more eco-friendly practices

Italy has a plan to make the fashion retail business sustainable from end to end. The aim is to... Read more

H&M’s Global Change Awards boosts circular fashion

H&M’s Global Change Awards are a move to accelerate the shift from linear to circular... Read more

Sales of global fast fashion brands slow down in China

Chinese consumers’ enthusiasm for international fast fashion retailers such as H&M ha... Read more

Hong Kong fashion brand BYT uses textile waste to create collections

Eco-friendly Hong Kong fashion label BYT wants to make a difference to a wasteful industry in a... Read more

Bangladesh’s textile imports decline in 2016

Bangladesh was the sixth largest importer of textiles across the world in 2016. During the year... Read more

Asia Pacific driving global apparel accessories market

Asia Pacific is anticipated to remain at the forefront of global market for apparel accessories... Read more

A&E partners CGS to boost quality and productivity in Sri Lanka’s appar…

US-based A&E has partnered CGS to improve productivity, quality and employee motivation wit... Read more