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Cambodia’s EBA Withdrawal: An opportunity to streamline, diversify ope…

Cambodia’s EBA Withdrawal: An opportunity to streamline, diversify operations

Last month, the European Commission partially withdrew tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the EU’s ‘Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme. EBA grants least developed countries such as Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Myanmar, duty- and quota-free access to the European single market. According to Draper... Read more

Italian fashion sector braces up to face post Convid-19 effects

Italian fashion sector braces up to face post Convid-19 effects

With the current Coronavirus pandemic, Italy has locked down all nonessential manufacturing businesses. And as per Confindustria Moda, this will have a tremendous impact on the country’s fashion supply chain as it will drag down companies that supply to many local and international brands. Initiatives to continu... Read more

Clothing rental and resale market face tough times as consumers stay h…

Clothing rental and resale market face tough times as consumers stay home

As both retailers and consumers are grappling with the effects of COVID-19, rental platforms like Rent the Runway and RealReal are also facing a shortage of orders.  Demand for rented work wear and occasion wear is drying up as conferences, weddings and other events are being canceled across the board. This can be... Read more

Testing times for global apparel trade and sourcing as exports stagnat…

Testing times for global apparel trade and sourcing as exports stagnate

As the dark clouds of Covid 19 continue to hang over global economy, the situation in global apparel sourcing and trade is worsening. From lack of raw materials, the industry is rapidly shifting to orders being cancelled. With stores across the EU, US, Asia being shut, retailers are being forced to either postpone or c... Read more

Moda to co-host SS21 edition alongside Autumn Fair in September

Moda to co-host SS21 edition alongside Autumn Fair in September

Amid challenging times, Moda, the heart of UK fashion, has decided to push back the date for the show to September. The SS21 edition for the show, which was originally planned for August, will now take place from September 06-08, 2020 at The NEC Birmingham. This move reflects organiser Hyve Group’s commitment to... Read more

Xinjiang bounces back with planning of 0.5 mn ton PET project

Xinjiang bounces back with planning of 0.5 mn ton PET project

Amid global pandemic outbreak, there comes an encouraging news, for laying down foundation stone on March 29, 2020, for a breakthrough investment Polyester fibre (PET) production with the capacity of 500,000 tons per year in Bayingol Mongolian Autonomous region of Xinjiang.    Local leaders and in... Read more

COVID-19 Fall Out: Major recession awaits global fashion and luxury br…

COVID-19 Fall Out: Major recession awaits global fashion and luxury brands

With the COVID-19 pandemic gaining momentum, the impact on fashion and luxury industry is likely to be more severe than was estimated earlier. As a recent analysis by Javier Seara, Partner and Managing Director, Global Sector Leader Fashion & Luxury, at Boston Consulting Group, reveals, compared to last year, globa... Read more

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitmen…

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

CANCEL the shipments, is not the right word at the moment, perhaps to HOLD could be more reasonable. Brands should stand by their commitments as their orders are already in process. This is the only way partnerships work The least could be expected from brands and retailers is to come at discussion table , the moment... Read more

China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstr…

China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstream buyers

Xinjiang is China’s largest far-west region, where long staple cotton is most famous and region is witnessing very fast investment growth in spinning industry. On March 25, the Industrial Park Working Committee of China National Textile and Apparel Council organized an online podcast meeting to discuss the curren... Read more

COVID-19 Impact: Shanghai Fashion Week live streams world’s first onli…

COVID-19 Impact: Shanghai Fashion Week live streams world’s first online show

Amid the global gloom of COVID-19 pandemic, the Shanghai Fashion Week (SHFW) is engaging hundreds of thousands of viewers through live streaming. One of the world's top runways, SHFW opened on Tuesday as planned after its counterparts in Europe were hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. The organisers took the bold step of mov... Read more

Global apparel supply chain bears the brunt of COVID-19 as exports fal…

Global apparel supply chain bears the brunt of COVID-19 as exports fall

Already, for the last few years, supply chain was shifting away from China to countries like Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, and Mexico. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated this process despite China being on a road to recovery. Though China has the best infrastructure in the world to support large manufactu... Read more

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Coronavirus: Italian luxury sector plunges into uncertainty

Italian luxury fashion suppliers are plunged into uncertainty as the Italian government imposed... Read more

Over a million garment workers furlonged in Bangladesh

Over million workers in Bangladesh’s garment industry have either been fired or furloughe... Read more

Taiwan textile makers diversify to PPE manufacturing

A national team of six Taiwanese textile manufacturers are modifying their production lines and... Read more

Milan Fashion Week to combine Men’s and Women’s shows

Milan Women’s Fashion Week, which is scheduled to be held in September, will become the f... Read more

Mango opens new distribution centre

Spanish fashion brand Mango opened a new new logistics centre in Llicà d’Amunt, a ... Read more

Adidas apologises for deferring store rent

German sportswear maker Adidas has apologized to landowners for not paying rent for stores arou... Read more

Pakistan textile leaders demand emergency measures on order cancellations

Pakistan textile industries have demanded emergency measures from the government as foreign buy... Read more

H&M moves closer to sustainability goal

H&M’s 2019 Sustainability Performance Report released recently shows, the Swedish ret... Read more

PVH Corp sees full-year sales increase 3 per cent

PVH Corp recorded both a fourth-quarter and full-year sales uptick in 2019, on the back of stro... Read more

Markus Hamm appointed VP, general manager of Kipling EMEA

VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, announc... Read more

H&M moves closer to sustainability goal

H&M’s 2019 Sustainability Performance Report released recently shows, the Swedish ret... Read more

PVH Corp sees full-year sales increase 3 per cent

PVH Corp recorded both a fourth-quarter and full-year sales uptick in 2019, on the back of stro... Read more

Markus Hamm appointed VP, general manager of Kipling EMEA

VF Corporation, a global leader in branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, announc... Read more

Pakistan textile, apparel associations demand revival of zero rated sales-t…

Council of All Pakistan Textile Mills Associations and Pakistan Apparel Forum has urged its gov... Read more

Trump to announce 90-day tariff deferral for few types of apparels

President Donald Trump is reportedly prepared to announce a 90-day deferral on tariffs for cert... Read more

COVID-19: A 50 per cent drop in European textile, clothing sector expected

Eurostat data shows the European textile and clothing manufacturing went through a difficult ye... Read more