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Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

"Burma’s garment and footwear exports clocked in $3 billion in 2017, a growth of 25 per cent over last year. Factories have expanded from Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone to rural regions, in the wake of a tax holiday of seven or five years meant to encourage operations in less developed parts of the... Read more

Global textile companies eye India for their sourcing needs

Global textile companies eye India for their sourcing needs

"Amid clouds of uncertainty, companies across the globe are facing challenges while operating businesses out of their own countries. Given this scenario, India is emerging a preferred destination for sourcing. Alessandro Lenzi, Administrator, Lebiz srl, recently came to India to explore factories for intimate apparels.... Read more

Constantly falling apparel exports a matter of concern for India

Constantly falling apparel exports a matter of concern for India

"India’s apparel exports registered a 17.78 per cent decline in March 2018 against the same period last year reveals latest trade data. Indian RMG exports were to the tune of $1.49 billion (approx.) in March 2018 against the corresponding month of February 2017, which was $1.81 billion (approx.). In rupee term, e... Read more

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

"The office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2018 National Trade Estimate (NTE) annual report, which highlights the foreign trade barriers American exports face. Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Rep., said the President is fully committed to addressing unfair foreign trade barriers through tough enforcemen... Read more

Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

"The recently concluded Fashion Access and Cashmere World attracted over 10,000 international visitors from 85 countries during the three-days. Around 227 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions including well-known international brands such as Otto Kessler, LSR International, Cerutti – Massimo Cerutti, Simpson ... Read more

Automation and positive EU relations could boost Cambodia’s growth

Automation and positive EU relations could boost Cambodia’s growth

"While textile is one of the most important sectors in Cambodia’s economy, pressures from neighbouring countries is adversely impacting growth. To add to it, increasing automation and loss of preferential trade agreements is aiding to its woes. Employing 86 per cent of all factory workers, about 40 per cent of Ca... Read more

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Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

"Pakistan has always been a major textile market for India and the Asian region. Even after decades of political unrest, India is the 4th largest source for Pakistan’s total merchandised imports and second largest for textiles and clothing. Among Pakistan’s overall imports from India textile and clothing ta... Read more

US jeans retailers revamping their denim business

US jeans retailers revamping their denim business

"America’s biggest fashion retailers including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein are now looking at a revival of blue jeans while losing out to athleisure wear which has overpowered jeans in recent times. The US Census Bureau recently pointed out last year, imports of elastic knit pants surpassed those of jeans for the ... Read more

Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente …

Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente India

"Heimtextil India and Ambiente India, touted as India’s premium fairs for home textiles, homeware and interior décor, have launched Bespoke Living, an exclusive product showcase space dedicated to companies dealing with signature collections at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from June 27–29, 2018. With fo... Read more

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

"Grabbing the third spot, Bangladesh is reigning its share in global exports of textile and apparel products. The country’s exports registered a growth of 9 per cent over the last five years to reach $34.4 billion in 2016, while imports have increased at a CAGR of 7 per cent in the same period to reach $10.3 bill... Read more

Tough competition make China a tough market for global brands

Tough competition make China a tough market for global brands

"While China presents a huge opportunity for global brands with its huge consumer base, yet there have been instances where Western brands have failed to lure Chinese consumers. The recent case is that of Marks & Spencer which has exited online retail in the country. The company recently announced it would end onli... Read more

Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

"The last few decades have brought tremendous growth for ready-made garment (RMG) exports in Bangladesh as a result, in FY 2016-17, exports stood at $28.5 billion. Meanwhile, the country has set an ambitious export target of $50 billion by 2021. And to achieve this, companies need to reinvent themselves to beat the fie... Read more

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

"Grassroot initiatives and pathbreaking strategies are fuelling US President Trump’s agenda of ‘Made in US’. For instance, American Giant has launched its first new product of 2018 the ‘Roughneck Pant’ for men and probably its most challenging to stay true to its Made in American sourcing ... Read more

Middle East emerging as a fashion hotbed

Middle East emerging as a fashion hotbed

"Thomson Reuters ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy Report’, recently reported that Muslim consumers’ spending on apparels was the highest in 2015 around $243 billion and is projected to touch $368 billion by 2021. As per Pew Research Center, Muslims are the fastest growing religious group in the wo... Read more

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

"Slowly but surely, Artificial intelligence (AI) is seeping deep into the textile industry production cycles. Till date, several attempts have been made to quantify something as abstract as fashion but all were in vain. Thanks to the fast changing technology landscape, things are finally able to quantify the complexiti... Read more

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Gap shuts Weddington Way

Gap is closing down its bridal wear brand Weddington Way. Weddington Way started in 2011 but th... Read more

Bangladesh exports to India up 15 per cent

Bangladesh’s apparel exports to India increased 111 per cent point-to-point in the last n... Read more

Vietnam Q1 export revenue up 13 per cen

For Q1 of 2018, Vietnam’s revenue from the export of textile and garment products increas... Read more

ITMA 2019 to see packed house, bookings already complete

ITMA, which takes place every four years since 1951, has strengthened its reputation as the wor... Read more

Indian garment exports falter

India’s garment exports for March have contracted by 0.7 per cent compared to a year ago.... Read more

Home Expo India 2018 sees 720 buyers from across the globe

The combination of three integral segments of handicrafts sector home-textiles, houseware and f... Read more

Guess joins Better Cotton

Guess has partnered Better Cotton Initiative (BCI). Since Guess uses cotton in many of its prod... Read more

Farm to Fashion Indian Textile Global Summit 2018 in Gujarat this May

Elevating each segment of the entire textile value chain, Gujarat is ready to host Farm to Fash... Read more

Cambodia to boost its silk production

Cambodia is developing the silk sector. This would be done by growing mulberry trees, raising s... Read more

Vietnam exports up 13 per cent

For the first quarter, Vietnam’s textile and garment exports are up 13.35 per cent compar... Read more

Farm to Fashion Indian Textile Global Summit 2018 in Gujarat this May

Elevating each segment of the entire textile value chain, Gujarat is ready to host Farm to Fash... Read more

Cambodia to boost its silk production

Cambodia is developing the silk sector. This would be done by growing mulberry trees, raising s... Read more

Vietnam exports up 13 per cent

For the first quarter, Vietnam’s textile and garment exports are up 13.35 per cent compar... Read more

Pakistan’s TDAP plans to tap Saudi’s high-end fashion market

To develop an institutional connection between the fashion institutes of Pakistan and Saudi Ara... Read more

PVH engages in water clean-up

PVH will work with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to improve water quality in Ethiopia, India, V... Read more

Sri Lanka hopes to gain from US-China spat

With growing trade wars with China, American garment importers are looking for new sourcing des... Read more

Japan welcomes US shift on TPP, but says difficult to renegotiate

US President Donald Trump is willing to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific partnership trade... Read more

Cordura launches SuperCharged Noir performance denim

Cordura, Tencel and Artistic Milliners are together debuting a new SuperCharged Noir performanc... Read more

Clean Clothes Campaign urges Bangladesh brands to comply, sign Accord

The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh (the Accord) was signed on May 15th 2013. ... Read more

Australian brands become more transparent

Australian fashion brands have made some headway in improving supply chain transparency. About ... Read more

India’s trade deficit with China doubles

India’s trade deficit with China increased more than twofold from 2007 to 2017. India&rsq... Read more

Pakistan RMG exporters want liberal raw material imports

Pakistan’s readymade garment manufacturers and exporters have called for an ease of doing... Read more

Pitti Uomo to highlight the connection between men’s fashion and football

Recent edition of Pitti Immagine Uomo 94 once more proves fashion and football go hand in hand.... Read more

GTE 2019 will be held in New Delhi next February

The next edition of GTE (Garment Technology Expo) will be held in New Delhi, from February 22 t... Read more