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Wall Street and the Seduction of Sexy Calvin Klein Ads: Hype or perfor…

Wall Street and the Seduction of Sexy Calvin Klein Ads: Hype or performance booster?

  The recent Calvin Klein campaign featuring Jeremy Allen White in his skivvies has set the fashion world abuzz. But can a billboard, no matter how eye-catching, truly move the needle on Wall Street? While the risqué Calvin Klein ads undeniably generated massive social media buzz (reportedly five times... Read more

Looming Iran-Israel conflict threatens to unravel global apparel trade

Looming Iran-Israel conflict threatens to unravel global apparel trade

  The already fragile global garment industry faces fresh challenges as tensions escalate between Iran and Israel. This adds another layer of disruption to a supply chain already strained by the Red Sea crisis and the war in Ukraine. The apparel industry being a complex web, and the Iran-Israel conflict prese... Read more

Fabric Stock Services: A rising trend but not a replacement

Fabric Stock Services: A rising trend but not a replacement

  The fashion industry is notorious for waste. Unsold garments and excess fabric often end up in landfills. Fabric stock services are emerging as a potential solution, offering a platform for manufacturers and designers to buy and sell leftover materials. But is this a new trend poised to dominate, or a niche... Read more

CMAI’s FAB Show 2024 inaugurated with industry giants

CMAI’s FAB Show 2024 inaugurated with industry giants

  The 4th edition of the Fabrics Accessories & Beyond Show 2024 (FAB Show), hosted by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), commenced with grandeur on April 15, 2024. Esteemed sourcing heads from renowned brands and retail majors, including Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, Bestseller, ... Read more

Asian Apparel Exports: A tale of four tigers, one lagging behind

Asian Apparel Exports: A tale of four tigers, one lagging behind

  The apparel industry in Asia presents a fascinating picture of contrasting fortunes.  While Bangladesh, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka have seen their garment exports soar in recent years, India, a traditional powerhouse in textiles, struggles to keep pace. This analysis delves into the reasons behind this dis... Read more

Roberto Cavalli: A legacy of bold prints and unbridled glamour

Roberto Cavalli: A legacy of bold prints and unbridled glamour

  Roberto Cavalli, the iconic Italian designer who passed away on April 12, 2024, leaves behind a rich legacy. Cavalli was more than just a name; it was a brand synonymous with flamboyant sensuality, exotic prints, and a celebration of individuality. Early innovations and rise to fame  Born in 1940, Ca... Read more

Uniqlo trims China footprint while chasing growth

Uniqlo trims China footprint while chasing growth

  Uniqlo's story in China is one of explosive growth. Entering the market in 2002, it capitalized on the country's rising middle class and growing demand for high-quality basics at affordable prices.  Uniqlo's focus on innovation, like its HeatTech thermal wear, and its commitment to functionality resona... Read more

Sustainable Stitches: Shirt industry sews a greener future with eco-fi…

Sustainable Stitches: Shirt industry sews a greener future with eco-fibers

  The cotton shirt, a wardrobe staple for generations, is facing a new challenge: man-made fibers (MMF). This shift in the global shirt industry is driven by a confluence of factors – functionality, affordability, and ever-evolving fashion trends. A balancing, cost vs performance Cotton reigns supreme... Read more

FY25 outlook brightens for Indian textiles sector: Systematix

FY25 outlook brightens for Indian textiles sector: Systematix

  In a recent panel discussion organized by Crisil, titled 'Upstream textiles sector: Threads of promise', industry experts provided insights into the outlook for the cotton yarn and polyester yarn segments of the upstream textiles industry for the fiscal year 2025 (FY25). Crisil anticipates moderate revenue ... Read more

Bangladesh poised for growth in Man-Made Fiber garments: PwC study

Bangladesh poised for growth in Man-Made Fiber garments: PwC study

  A new study by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC), titled ‘From Shirts to Shores: Blueprint for Bangladesh RMG Industry’ paints a promising picture for Bangladesh's garment industry, with a focus on man-made fiber (MMF) apparel. Here are the key takeaways: Rising demand for MMF apparels The global ... Read more

UK fashion buyers on the hunt for new sourcing destinations

UK fashion buyers on the hunt for new sourcing destinations

  Fashion buyers are actively exploring new sourcing destinations that offer a combination of ethical production, unique materials, and cost-effectiveness. Fashion buyers are increasingly looking beyond traditional sourcing hubs like China and India for their garment needs. This shift is driven by a desire fo... Read more

Wazir Advisors leads global strategy for India's textile recycling

Wazir Advisors leads global strategy for India's textile recycling

  In a collaboration, Wazir Advisors, The Swedish School of Textiles - University of Boras, and the IIT, Delhi, have jointly released a whitepaper today. Titled ‘Positioning Indian Textile Recycling Ecosystem Globally: Setting the Strategic Intervention Areas for Future Road Mapping,’ the document... Read more

China's Apparel Industry in 2023: A statistical backdrop and future ou…

China's Apparel Industry in 2023: A statistical backdrop and future outlook

  China’s apparel industry faced numerous challenges in 2023. A slowdown in global economy, decreasing demand, trade wars put pressure on the clothing sector. And even in 2024 the challenges remain.  Statistical overview As per Global Data, China’s apparel market size is CNY 2.89 trillion p... Read more

PwC Report: MMF garments to dominate by 2030, reshaping apparel landsc…

PwC Report: MMF garments to dominate by 2030, reshaping apparel landscape

  A new study by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) titled 'From Shirts to Shores: Blueprint for Bangladesh RMG Industry' sheds light on an intriguing transformation within the global apparel sector towards garments made from man-made fibers (MMF). According to the report, there will be notable increase in MMF gar... Read more

Successful 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen attracts global…

Successful 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen attracts global audience

  Around 400 participants from nearly 40 countries attended the 37th International Cotton Conference Bremen from March 20 to 22, marking yet another successful gathering of industry leaders and experts. The event, which featured a blend of on-site and online sessions, hosted nearly 70 speakers across eleven s... Read more

Fashion Forward: How startups are disrupting the garment sector

Fashion Forward: How startups are disrupting the garment sector

    The fashion industry, known for its slow-moving behemoths, has become a surprising breeding ground for innovative startups. Forget the notion that fashion startups struggle to make a significant impact. Today's innovative companies are redefining the industry, from sustainability to personalizatio... Read more

Rules of Origin Reshape Garment Exports: A new landscape for global ap…

Rules of Origin Reshape Garment Exports: A new landscape for global apparel trade

  The global garment industry is facing a potential paradigm shift driven by stricter regulations on sourcing and production. Export markets like the European Union (EU) are increasingly favoring garments where countries source their own textiles internally, driven by compliance with stricter Rules of Origin ... Read more

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Bluesign to launch new talk on denim series during Kingpins Amsterdam in Ap…

   A comprehensive sustainability solution system for the fashion supply chain, Bl... Read more

Global athleisure market to grow to $3.2 billion by 2032: Report

   Valued at $2 billion in 2022, the global athleisure market is projected to grow... Read more

H&M launches collaborative collection in partnership with Shanghai Fash…

   Swedish fast-fashion giant H&M has partnered Shanghai Fashion Week to relea... Read more

India’s lxuretail space leasing to dip by 15% in 2024: CBRE

   India’s retail space leasing across shopping mall and hi-street locations... Read more

VDMA leads Techtextil 2024 with smart textile innovations

   Techtextil, slated for late April in Frankfurt, anticipates a robust showing fr... Read more

Europe urged to swiftly shift towards renewable carbon

   In a resounding call to action, members of the Renewable Carbon Initiative (RCI... Read more

PolyU & Wenzhou promote Chinese embroidery

   Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)'s Chinese Culture Festival kicks off w... Read more

Karl Mayer and Fuse pioneer hemp composites in alpine skis

   In a recent interview, Lovis Kneisel, CEO of Fuse, shed light on their project ... Read more

Silk cluster revival: Mysuru's sericulture gets a boost

   After seven years of dormancy, the Chamundeshwari Mega Silk Cluster is set to t... Read more

Chinese fashion icons team up with Canopy for forest protection

   In a significant move to mark the Lunar New Year, three prominent Chinese fashi... Read more

Karl Mayer and Fuse pioneer hemp composites in alpine skis

   In a recent interview, Lovis Kneisel, CEO of Fuse, shed light on their project ... Read more

Silk cluster revival: Mysuru's sericulture gets a boost

   After seven years of dormancy, the Chamundeshwari Mega Silk Cluster is set to t... Read more

Chinese fashion icons team up with Canopy for forest protection

   In a significant move to mark the Lunar New Year, three prominent Chinese fashi... Read more

Liva sets sustainable fashion agenda at Bharat Tex 2024

   India’s premier fabric brand, Liva, has announced its active participatio... Read more

Marks & Spencer launches campaign for new denim collection

   Reshaping notions of versatility and inclusivity, Marks & Spencer has launc... Read more

Uniqlo to launch Spring/Summer collection in Paris

   Global apparel retailer, Uniqlo is set to launch the Uniqlo U 2024 Spring/Summe... Read more

Global yoga clothing market to reach $70,291.0 million by 2030: Report

   The global yoga clothing market is poised to reach $70,291.0 million by 2030, e... Read more

H&M Group, Arvind Ltd, collaborate to test Suprauno dyeing technology

   H&M Group and Arvind Ltd have joined forces to revolutionise the fashion in... Read more

Inditex expands low-cost brand Lefties to counter competition from Shein

   Parent company of Zara, Inditex is strategically expanding its low-cost brand, ... Read more

India records 11% surge in RMG exports in January 2023

   In January, India witnessed an 11 per cent surge in its RMG exports to $11.57 b... Read more

JAAF applauds signing of ECTA between India-Sri Lanka

   Foreseeing new export opportunities for the Sri Lankan apparel sector, Yohan La... Read more

Accessorize London and Unicommerce join hands to revolutionise online retai…

   In a swiftly evolving e-commerce landscape, Accessorize London and Unicommerce ... Read more

Calvin Klein's Landmark Entry in New Zealand

   Calvin Klein, the renowned fashion brand, has made its debut in New Zealand by ... Read more