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Trump keeps textile products out of tariff basket

Trump keeps textile products out of tariff basket

"While the Trump administration is slapping tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, it has spared the clothing and footwear industry of China but the news is not a positive one. As per official statement, the actual shirts and shoes imported from China won’t get new tariffs, according to the full list of 1,102... Read more

China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

"China’s leading position is continuously being threatened with the arrival of low coast production regions like Bangladesh and Vietnam. A Euratex report states even though emerging countries are gradually gaining market share, it should be noted that some of the businesses are actually Chinese companies that hav... Read more

Pitti Uomo brings new age eco-fashion to fore

Pitti Uomo brings new age eco-fashion to fore

"Another successful edition of Pitti Uomo came to a close with 19,400 buyers and 30,000 total visitors visiting the show. It also witnessed increased country participation with Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France, the US and Canada, Hong Kong and India being among them. While there was a slight decline of visitors... Read more

Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

"With the US President Trump imposing import duties on Indian products such as textiles, gems and jewellery, automotive, organic chemicals and pharmaceuticals, this could spell bad times especially for SMEs in the country. The impact could be huge, as the US accounts for nearly 16 per cent of India’s total export... Read more

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure…

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure?

"Alok Industries, one of the most formidable players in Indian textile space, has been reeling under financial pressure and may soon be declared bankrupt if the dues aren’t paid. The current 270-day deadline for resolution set under the insolvency code is already over and the company management is trying to get s... Read more

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

"The recent edition of Denim Première Vision brought to fore many developments in the denim sector. Global companies such as Bossa, Kilim and Berto presented fabrics made with fiber from post-consumer recycled denim. A panel discussion was devoted to the developments in post-consumer recycled denim (PCRD) and be... Read more

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Predictive Analytic tools helping brands/retailers stay ahead in fashi…

Predictive Analytic tools helping brands/retailers stay ahead in fashion

"While outwardly, predictive analytics may appear to be antithetical to creativity; design houses, manufacturers, and retailers have always engaged in analysis, albeit perhaps not in a formal sense. Reviewing what has sold well previously, researching the history of a brand to inform future styles and staying on top of... Read more

Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

"With the Trump administration imposing tariffs on a host of foreign-made goods, US trade scenario is becoming challenging day by day. Earlier it was China, and now it’s Canada’s turn to replicate it as the Trump government has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Ca... Read more

India’s growing prominence in global e-com landscape

India’s growing prominence in global e-com landscape

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has published a research on India’s growing e-commerce consumerism. As per the report, India is considered a difficult market to do business, despite substantial improvement in the ease of doing business in recent years. In the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report... Read more

Plus size fashion getting into mainstream in the US

Plus size fashion getting into mainstream in the US

"The industry has been slow to learn lesson, things are getting on track. The women’s plus size fashion market has witnessed growth of over 38 per cent from two years ago, reports Smith. The plus size market is the fastest-growing segment in the US, but it still accounts for 1.6 per cent of the market, which is m... Read more

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold clothin…

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold clothing

"As per the European Clothing Action Plan, Europeans consumed over 6.4 million ton of clothing in 2017. France alone discards 600,000 ton of clothing and accessories per year, reveals a case study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, of which only a quarter is collected in recycling bins or charity shops. Under the count... Read more

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collabora…

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collaboration

"Shifts in how we make and consume clothing are stretching planetary resources to breaking point, feels Michael Stanley-Jones, Nairobi-based Programme Management Officer of UN Environment’s Poverty-Environment Initiative. As per a 2016 McKinsey report, clothing production has doubled, the average consumers’... Read more

Resistance to 3D virtual prototyping a stumbling block in apparel sect…

Resistance to 3D virtual prototyping a stumbling block in apparel sector

"Although many fashion and apparel companies have adopted tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite and PDM systems within their product development process, the implementation of 3D virtual prototyping tools have been met with resistance. The reasons vary from company to company but they must be addressed as the immense num... Read more

Sustainability enters mainstream with new age designers

Sustainability enters mainstream with new age designers

"Textile industry has gained pole position of polluting the environment, which is only after oil industry. A recent report by Yale Environment 360, testifies that in the US alone, people dispose off about 12.8 million ton of textiles annually — 80 pounds for each man, woman and child. India is one of the largest ... Read more

Fast Fashion needs fast action

Fast Fashion needs fast action

"Fashion is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped in landfills each year. The fashion industry is also the second biggest consumer of water, producing 20 per cent of wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The equivale... Read more

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Japan’s apparel import value has dipped by 1.19 per cent as the country imported apparels... Read more

Vietnam, India to boost textile trade

India recently organised a conference, entitled “Textiles: India-Vietnam Cooperation, Par... Read more

Turkey and Portugal gain US market share

Turkey and Portugal are expanding their share in the US market. Together both will represent ar... Read more

Only 8 per cent companies digitally avail of digitisation

According to the current Hermes barometer, digitisation of supply chain is far less advanced th... Read more

The European Union’s retaliatory tariffs against U.S. set to begin soon

The European Union will begin charging a 25 per cent tariff on $3.2 billion of US products from... Read more

Tariff wars could affect Asia adversly

Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore will be among the markets most affected by the US tariffs on Chi... Read more

Three designers shortlisted for 2018 PETA Prize

Three designers have been shortlisted for the 2018 PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool. The awards ... Read more

Recycling turning a popular business model among big brands

Companies are, with an ever-increasing frequency, moving into the recommerce marketplace. Addin... Read more

PVH chairman chosen top CEO of 2018 by Glassdoor

Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH, has been named one of Glassdoor’s top CEOs of 2... Read more

Hermes Eco Laboratories to open lab in Delhi

Germany-based Hermes Eco Laboratories is currently in the process of expanding its reach, by op... Read more

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Companies are, with an ever-increasing frequency, moving into the recommerce marketplace. Addin... Read more

PVH chairman chosen top CEO of 2018 by Glassdoor

Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH, has been named one of Glassdoor’s top CEOs of 2... Read more

Hermes Eco Laboratories to open lab in Delhi

Germany-based Hermes Eco Laboratories is currently in the process of expanding its reach, by op... Read more

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2018 to see 38 per cent more buyers

Nearly 1,000 exhibitors are expected to attend the Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2018, which w... Read more

Indie-Brand Fair to showcase Korean Indie fashion

Funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy the Korea Fashion Association and magazine... Read more

Mahlo GmbH + Co KG to showcase at CINE Techtextil

Mahlo GmbH + Co KG will participate in the upcoming CINTE Techtextil show, to be held from Sept... Read more

Chinese manufacturers tap Myanmar to set up facilities

There is growing interest amongst Chinese manufacturers to set up facilities in Myanmar. This i... Read more

Brandix, GBCSL organise environment awareness campaign

Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) with support from Brandix, organised a week-long en... Read more

Tirupur to host international textile fair

Tirupur will be organizing an international textile fair this year. This is aimed at encouragin... Read more

The EU strengthening its trade relations

The US, in the last year and half, has not only disengaged from the WTO but is also undermining... Read more

Rise in linen prices troubles exporters

Rising price of linen is creating trouble for many exporter in the last one-and-a-half months, ... Read more

My Size to launch QSize™ mobile measurement solution

My Size Inc, the developer and creator of smartphone measurement applications, plans to launch ... Read more

JASMA to organise JIAM 2020 Osaka in Japan

JIAM 2020 Osaka - The Japan International Apparel Machinery & Textile Industry Trade Show h... Read more

UAE to invest heavily in Bangladesh

The UAE wants to be one of the major foreign investors in Bangladesh. Bangladesh concluded a Ge... Read more