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Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

"The concept of ‘fast fashion’ has ignited a media frenzy and intense backlash for the wide scale ramifications it has through its supply chain. This phenomenon has occurred over several decades, with the onset and expansion of globalisation. As trade barriers began to soften, major brands had the freedom t... Read more

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough …

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

The Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates this year has garnered diverse reactions from the US finance experts. Many advised caution to apparel manufacturers. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, Commercial Services, CIT Group points out apparel manufacturers should ensure their accounts receivable... Read more

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ gra…

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

"There is growing discontent amongst EU leaders against Pakistan. EU’s home textile manufacturing sector recently accused Pakistan of distorting its textile manufacturing sector with cheap imports, poor quality, and a total lack of respect for labor and environmental rights, conditions which European manufacturer... Read more

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

"As per an analysis by CITI there has been a decline in exports of all textile products except cotton yarn/fabric/made-ups, handloom products etc, and carpet in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. However, exports of total textiles have shown a slight increase during the period. IIP of textiles in February 2019 went ... Read more

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi, Vice-Chairman-EPCH has been elevated as new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) during 164th meeting of Committee of Administration (COA) held on today informed Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Shri Passi has taken charge from Shri O.P. Prahladka. All ... Read more

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that the dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair have been shifted from February to 15 – 19 April, 2020. Shri Kumar stated the reasons behind shifting of dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair by elaborating that after conclusion of IHGF-Delhi Fair... Read more

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

"The not-so satisfactory 2018 results of luxury brands Tiffany, Ferragamo, Tod’s and Prada has not deterred them from maintaining a positive outlook for 2019. This is on account of improving brand sales. Ferragamo has already witnessed an improvement in its same-store sales. Similarly, Prada and Tiffany are still... Read more

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Not so long ago, buying secondhand clothes was considered low-class. These were bought in either charity shops of thrift stores at reduced prices. However, things changed with the resale market for secondhand fashion in the United States growing 21 times faster than retail sales of new clothing over the past three year... Read more

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

"Fast Fashion is losing its sheen with brands not only stepping up their ethical standards of production but also implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies to transform their business processes. These initiatives are fructifying with brands witnessing bonus uplift in consumer loyalty."   Fast F... Read more

Fashion without designers helps companies reduce waste

Fashion without designers helps companies reduce waste

"Recent proliferation of data in the fashion industry is helping retailers and brands to analyse signals from the millions of customers and better predict what customers want. Companies are using algorithms and technology to use this data efficiently."   Recent proliferation of data in the fashion industry is he... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing ind…

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

"As the fashion industry warms up to the growing trend of sustainability, concepts of reusing and recycling are gathering momentum. However, it will be a while before these are universally adopted. The trend of fast fashion has increased overall consumption. This needs to change if we wish to make positive environmenta... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

In order to achieve its ambitious target of $8 billion worth of exports by 2025, Sri Lankan apparel sector is looking to first upscale access in emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil. The country will differentiate its products with quality standards and excellent product delivery to capture global demand. T... Read more

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

"The British fashion industry, over the past two years and nine months, has been preparing for an unforeseen future. As the UK voted to leave the European Union, a range of fashion and footwear businesses across the UK including manufacturers, brands, agencies and retailers are adopting various measures to mitigate the... Read more

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese…

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slowdown

"Vietnam has been exporting unprocessed agriculture and other primary products to China for decades. Of late, there has been strong growth in its export of higher value agriculture products, including fruits, vegetables and other horticulture products and seafood. Vietnam also exports electronic and other manufactured ... Read more

 
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Archroma partners with Pakistan’s textile institute to further research

Archroma has entered a partnership with the National Textile University in Pakistan. The partne... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics in September

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held in China, September 25 to 27, 2019. Despite ... Read more

World economic slowdown on the horizon

Risks to global economic growth are aplenty. A potential slowdown in China, trade wars, destabi... Read more

Nike remains favored brand, Lululemon gaining ground among women

Nike’s athletic apparel offering is gaining mindshare among American consumers in four ca... Read more

CanopyStyle initiative adds three more brands

Canopy recently added three new fashion and apparel brands to its CanopyStyle initiative. With ... Read more

ITMF publishes IPCC 2018 report

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published International Productio... Read more

Ludhiana dyeing units raise rates

Dyeing units in Ludhiana have decided to increase their rates. One reason is increasing raw mat... Read more

US apparel imports increases 5.12 per cent in Jan-Feb ’19

The US registered 5.12 per cent growth in its value-wise imports during January to February 201... Read more

H&M gets transparent about each garment

H&M has launched product transparency for its garments. Each garment will feature details s... Read more

Momad to be held in September

Momad will be held in Spain from September 12 to 14, 2019. This is a fashion, footwear and acce... Read more

US apparel imports increases 5.12 per cent in Jan-Feb ’19

The US registered 5.12 per cent growth in its value-wise imports during January to February 201... Read more

H&M gets transparent about each garment

H&M has launched product transparency for its garments. Each garment will feature details s... Read more

Momad to be held in September

Momad will be held in Spain from September 12 to 14, 2019. This is a fashion, footwear and acce... Read more

US denim imports up six per cent

For the first two months of the year imports of denim apparel by the US increased 6.03 per cent... Read more

Shandong emerges as textile hub

Shandong province in China has world class advanced textile industry clusters. After decades of... Read more

Gap set goals for its brands

Gap may have split into the Old Navy division and yet another division consisting of Gap itself... Read more

Pakistan pursues export led growth strategy

Pakistan is now pursuing an export-led growth strategy. The assumption is that this is the only... Read more

Bangladesh Fashionology Summit to focus on smart clothing

As per Mostafiz Uddinh, Founder and CEO, Bangladesh Apparel Exchange, increase in wages and pro... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord should be allowed to continue

A premature cessation of Accord’s operations in Bangladesh would be a major setback for w... Read more

New fabric innovations drive active wear market

There have been several innovations in the active wear segment, especially in fabrics. Brands a... Read more

Report highlights plight of women workers in Asian factories

A recent report, even though 80 to 85 per cent of the workers in the Asian garment factories ar... Read more

British brand Mulberry uses Aptos expertise for planning

British brand Mulberry has successfully implemented Aptos solutions for pre-season and in-seaso... Read more

Indian tariff levels within limits compared to other countries

Regardless of what the US says, India’s tariffs are not sky high. There are many countrie... Read more

Unspun develops 3D weaving machine to eliminate fabric waste

San Francisco-based Unspun, which touts itself as a zero-inventory store is developing a 3D wea... Read more