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Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

Young designers aim to catapult Eastern Europe’s rich design heritage

"When it comes to luxury & fashion, people only project London and Paris as the ultimate destination. But the scenario is changing with a host of young designers ready to bring glory to Eastern European culture on the global canvas. It all started in 2014, when Magda Butrym, a young Warsaw-based stylist-turned-fash... Read more

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

A transitional arrangement can ease Brexit impact on fashion

"While the entire industry awaits the final Brexit agenda to decide their future course of action, recent developments show the UK government is pushing for a two-year transitional deal to help a smooth change. Prime minister Theresa May outlined plans to strike a deal that would effectively delay implementation of any... Read more

BoF, Lyst Index releases Q3 hottest fashion brands, Demna Gvasalia top…

BoF, Lyst Index releases Q3 hottest fashion brands, Demna Gvasalia tops list

"Balenciaga has become the hottest fashion brand beating Gucci. Latest research, indicates Demna Gvasalia-designed brand went up two notch to top the hottest brand ranking in the third quarter of 2017. Even after slipping one rank, Gucci continues to excel as the most consistent performer in the hottest brand ranking t... Read more

Global sportswear segment fuelling growth in overall apparel market

Global sportswear segment fuelling growth in overall apparel market

"The global sportswear market is expected to more than double by 2020 to reach $184.6 billion, from $78 billion in 2016. In 2017, revenue in the ‘sports & outdoor’ segment was $53,024 million, and expected to grow at 11 per cent from 2017 to 2022, thereby increasing the volume of market to $89,428 milli... Read more

China needs to push its domestic designing capabilities to build its b…

China needs to push its domestic designing capabilities to build its brand

"While the ‘Made in China’ tag is ubiquitous in almost all products today, there are hardly any products with the tag ‘Designed in China’. While China is known as the factory of the world, there is no focus on producing its own creations. Many flourishing designers and prestigious design schools... Read more

Africa’s rise as the next fashion hotspot

Africa’s rise as the next fashion hotspot

"New York, London, Milan and Paris, have long been touted as the fashion capitals of the world. With merging boundaries and shrinking trade ties, many African cities are emerging in the fashion world map. And cities like Lagos, Johannesburg, Dakar and Nairobi, are waiting to ink their name in this fast moving industry.... Read more

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In Style Hong Kong puts the spotlight on economic cooperation in the r…

In Style Hong Kong puts the spotlight on economic cooperation in the region

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) mega promotion event, ‘In Style Hong Kong’, is underway in Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. Two of the campaign’s highlight events are: In Style Hong Kong Symposium and In Style Hong Kong Expo. Y B Datuk Seri Ir Dr Wee Ka Siong, Minister in Prim... Read more

Ofxam-Deloitte study reveals startling wage disparity in apparel segme…

Ofxam-Deloitte study reveals startling wage disparity in apparel segment

"Apparel sector wage compensation is extremely low, creating a stir in the industry. A new report by Deloitte for Oxfam Australia reveals big brands are to be blamed for keeping people working for them in poverty, which means they are not paying a living wage. Oxfam describes living wage as: enough money to provide a w... Read more

Bangladesh: Non compliance to Accord, Alliance leads to dip in RMG ord…

Bangladesh: Non compliance to Accord, Alliance leads to dip in RMG orders

"The recent business accord has sent shivers among Bangladesh clothing manufacturers with most either getting termination order or registering a fall business. Global fashion brands and retailers detached business ties with them on their failure to comply and latest data reflects the total number of factories with whic... Read more

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

Denim manufacturers bringing path-breaking innovations

"Denim being the preferred apparel for all age groups and genders, companies are going all out to innovate to lure customers. They are coming up with innovative product line ups to expand denim’s capabilities and appeal. As Jean Hegedus, Global Director-denim, Invista, points out one of the hottest things right n... Read more

Apparel Sourcing and Shawls & Scarves Showcase reveals facets of s…

Apparel Sourcing and Shawls & Scarves Showcase reveals facets of sourcing

"This September edition of Apparel Sourcing, Europe’s top show for global clothing and accessories and Shawls & Scarves – The Accessories Showcase that specialises in neck and shoulder accessories, recorded a 13.9 per cent increase in visitors compared to last year."       ... Read more

Avantex Paris keeps its focus on innovative fashion

Avantex Paris keeps its focus on innovative fashion

"The 5th Avantex Paris show, held from September 18-21, 2017 at Le Bourget, Paris, attained its goal of uniting players from fashion and innovation under one platform that provides a wealth of information, shows foresight and brings about positive change in the industry. Fashion brands, retailers and designers attended... Read more

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

MOMA exhibit reflects on sustainable path in fashion

"More than ever, the eco-efficiency of the textile & clothing industry has been under scanner with many associations taking steps towards enhancing sustainability in the apparels industry. This was the topic of discussion at the recently held exhibit in New York at Museum of Modern Art (MOMA). It focused on rethink... Read more

CFD stimulates and empowers students

CFD stimulates and empowers students

The College of Fashion and Design (CFD) in Dubai is a comprehensive fashion design and fashion business management college. It strives to enrich and empower creative and entrepreneurial minds to fashion their future. It promotes a learning environment, fostering research and stimulating innovation to empower students.... Read more

India offers her best at Dubai fair

India offers her best at Dubai fair

The International Apparel and Textile Fair is being held in Dubai, November 1 to 3, 2017. The Indian pavilion comprises 51 leading manufacturers and exporters from the textile and apparel industry who are into various product categories like men’s wear, kids’ wear, high fashion women’s wear, technica... Read more

Street wear returns at Tokyo show

Street wear returns at Tokyo show

Amazon Fashion Week Tokyo was held October 16 to 22, 2017. The menswear collections on display appeared to be marching in step with a global push toward irony-drenched street wear. Given Tokyo’s formative role in defining the term in the ’90s, it represents something of a homecoming, and a number of bra... Read more

Taiwan needs to consolidate its leadership position in performance wea…

Taiwan needs to consolidate its leadership position in performance wear

"Taiwan’s love interest with sports activities and a brewing expanse of micro-gyms and running clubs is offering a new wave of growth for sportswear companies. Last year alone there were more than 600 running races hosted on the island and Taipei City’s bike paths are overflowing with cyclists. This enthusi... Read more

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Victoria’s Secret shifts from bras to panties among slumping sales

Victoria's Secret is trying to revamp how it sells panties as the company posted its second str... Read more

GST Woes makes 50000 workers jobless in 2 months

The power loom weaving sector in the country's largest man-made fabric (MMF) centre in the city... Read more

Gap shares jump as same-store sales top street estimates

Gap posted third-quarter earnings that topped analysts’ estimates as comparable sales gre... Read more

Fair Trade event puts the spotlight on sustainable fashion

The Fair Trade Forum India, which is taking place as part of World Fair Trade Week in Delhi, ha... Read more

Egypt hosts 2nd edition of ‘Destination Africa

In order to attract investments to the African continent, the Ready Made Garments Export Counci... Read more

April edition of IATF to bring design and innovation to the UAE

The November 2017 edition of International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF) proved to be a grand... Read more

IAF event World Fashion Convention to be held in Maastricht next October

The World Fashion Convention will be held in Holland, on October 9 and 10, 2018. The convention... Read more

Ongoing Taipie In Style promoting Taiwan’s fashion, designs

Taipei In Style (TIS) is being held in Taiwan from November 16 to 19, 2017. This is an annual f... Read more

Ludhiana garment makers stares at major losses as exports nosedive

In a development that might prove to be disastrous for the knitwear, garment and textile indust... Read more

Cambodia’s garment exports grow by five per cent

Cambodia’s garment exports are expanding at five per cent. Similar growth is expected in ... Read more

Ongoing Taipie In Style promoting Taiwan’s fashion, designs

Taipei In Style (TIS) is being held in Taiwan from November 16 to 19, 2017. This is an annual f... Read more

Ludhiana garment makers stares at major losses as exports nosedive

In a development that might prove to be disastrous for the knitwear, garment and textile indust... Read more

Cambodia’s garment exports grow by five per cent

Cambodia’s garment exports are expanding at five per cent. Similar growth is expected in ... Read more

Cambodia confident of GSP eligibility

Cambodia has benefited from the US’ GSP scheme since 1997. In July last year, the US expa... Read more

Sweden looks for a joint project with Birlas on smart textiles

Sweden is looking for a joint project with the Aditya Birla Group in smart textiles as part of ... Read more

The Children’s Place net sales up three per cent

In Q3 The Children’s Place net sales increased 3.4 per cent. Comparable retail sales incr... Read more

Coats ropes in Tesco executive Hongyan Echo Lu as non-executive director

Leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textile crafts market... Read more

Denmark looking for textile partnerships in Pakistan

Denmark wants to enhance bilateral trade with Pakistan in various sectors including textile and... Read more

Huntsman launches water repellent synthetic textiles

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced the new Phobotex RSY non-fluorinated durable water repe... Read more

With GSP Plus from EU Sri Lanka’s textile exports flourish

GSP Plus from the European Union has helped Sri Lankan exports. Apparel exports to the EU from ... Read more

Alliance to quit Bangladesh next July on term completion

Alliance, the factory inspection platform of 28 North American retailers, will leave Bangladesh... Read more

South Africa present at ISEA

  South African Footwear and Leather Export Council (SAFLEC) is one of the ... Read more

India promotes leather sector

  The Indian leather industry has grown from a mere supplier of raw materia... Read more

Taiwanese companies present at ISEA

Taiwan Textile Federation is participating at International Sourcing Expo Australia (ISEA) Nove... Read more

Handloom mark ensures authenticity

The Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) is participating at the International Sourcing Exp... Read more

Assessing value for money

  Excerpts from a presentation made by Pinakin Chaubal at International Sou... Read more

Universities charge Nike with abuses

Nike factories that produce University of Washington apparel will be investigated by Workers&rs... Read more