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Outdoor apparels get a modern touch with new designs and styles

Outdoor apparels get a modern touch with new designs and styles

"It’s been nearly a decade since designers reinvented activewear for everyday use, their popularity continues to soar. This was particularly evident at the recent Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, where many brands launched their spring collections that included leggings and tailored, fitted pullovers Enhanced with... Read more

Zara’s sustainability moves positive but needs indepth approach

Zara’s sustainability moves positive but needs indepth approach

"Making sustainability its immediate goal, fast fashion giant Inditex the makers of Zara pledged to only use organic, sustainable and recycled materials like cotton, linen and polyester in all its eight brand’s collections by 2025. The latest fast fashion brand to join the sustainability bandwagon, Zara was influ... Read more

Women’s clothing imports from China faces US tariffs

Women’s clothing imports from China faces US tariffs

"For the first time, the next round of tariffs by the Trump administration will target apparel imports from China. A 10 per cent tariff will be levied on all clothing and shoes imported from China from September 1. 2019. As per Wall Street Journal’s analysis, these tariffs will have a greater impact on women&rsqu... Read more

India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile indu…

India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile industry

"With low growth in synthetics, Indian apparel industry stands to be less competitive. The synthetic segment in India failed to make a mark in the global market because of low exports, low wages in factories producing synthetics and low investments in the sector. Indian textile units run for only six months in a year t... Read more

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

"In a classic case of political insensitivity backfiring, many reputed brands such as Versace, Coach and Givenchy had to apologise to China for disrespecting the country’s sovereignty recently. These brands had launched a range of T-shirts with designs that suggested that Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are independe... Read more

Brands explore new strategies to make the most of omnichannel retail

Brands explore new strategies to make the most of omnichannel retail

"Though six out of ten consumers use at least one digital channel for their shopping of apparels and garments, retailers still value the importance of physical stores. This is leading to the adoption of a combination of physical stores with digital channels to provide customers with wider choice. A recent Apparel Omnic... Read more

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

"It all began a year ago with the US administration, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, imposing a 25 per cent tariff on 818 categories of goods imported from China. This move further escalated into a major bilateral trade war between these two economic superpowers. Since then, US-based brands relying on C... Read more

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

"Not immune to the challenges of recession, unemployment and sustainability in consumption and production, India’s RMG exports has been hovering around $17 billion for the last few years. Increasing competition is making buyers more stringent about brand’s compliance to environment standards. They are also ... Read more

New innovations, strategies spurring growth of wool yarn

New innovations, strategies spurring growth of wool yarn

"Wool manufacturers are innovating with new crossbred yarns leading the way for the creation of trans-seasonal apparels and other innovative garments. Latest study by the Persistence Market Research reveals 2019 was a milestone year for wool yarn manufacturers as the market recovered from its sluggish period from 2014-... Read more

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

"Aiming to be a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen recently announced one of its most ambitious climate policies in the world that includes reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. The city will use its role and voice to make sustainability more attractive and speed up the transition of the in... Read more

Can fast-fashion be sustainable by reworking business culture?

Can fast-fashion be sustainable by reworking business culture?

"The growing hazards of fast fashion are forcing many brands to incorporate sustainability initiatives in their operations. A recent example of this is Zara, which introduced a sustainability pledge. However, the brand produces around 450 million garments a year besides releasing 500 new designs every week, about 20,00... Read more

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

"Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions jointly launched Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expects an even higher footfall over the com... Read more

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment glo…

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment globally

"A recent survey by Weave Services, a supply chain consulting firm that specialises in demand and production planning shows, leading apparel brands and sourcing offices are moving their bases out of China over concerns of access to raw materials and lead times. This surely offers a golden opportunity to India to establ... Read more

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly m…

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materials

"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more

Need for women’swear brands to regain their focus

Need for women’swear brands to regain their focus

"With several women’swear designers entering the menswear fold, the era for men’s fashion has arrived. Brands are launching new collections catering exclusively to mens’ fashion sense. In September 2018, designer PrabalGurung launched his first men's collection after nearly a decade in business. A mon... Read more

 
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Nike and Adidas have an ongoing battle for footwear supremacy. Nike is the larger business over... Read more

Solapur to host Terry Towel Global Expo and Summit 2019

The textile town of Solapur will host one of the world’s biggest exclusive expos for terr... Read more

L Brands’ half yearly revenue down one per cent

For the first half of the year L Brands’ revenue fell 1.4 per cent. The group is the owne... Read more

Munich Fabric Start in September

Munich Fabric Start will be held September 3 to 5, 2019. A broad spectrum of fabrics, additiona... Read more

China invests heavily in Vietnam

China’s direct investment in Vietnam has surged more than 60 per cent this year. China no... Read more

Orissa invites textile investments

Orissa is emerging as one of the top destinations for apparel manufacturing in India. The state... Read more

Hong Kong protests may hurt brand sales

The ongoing protest in Hong Kong may affect sales of luxury brands by ten per cent to 60 per ce... Read more

Chinese fabrics pour into Indonesia

Yarn, fabric, and garment products from China are expected to flood Indonesia because of the tr... Read more

LIVA to a part of the Yarn, Fabric and Accessories 2019 Show

LIVA will participate in the Yarn, Fabric and Accessories 2019 Trade Show, to be held in Ludhia... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles begins next week

Tge trade fair will be held from August 28 to 31, 2019 in Shanghai. This is Asia’s leadin... Read more

Chinese fabrics pour into Indonesia

Yarn, fabric, and garment products from China are expected to flood Indonesia because of the tr... Read more

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Tge trade fair will be held from August 28 to 31, 2019 in Shanghai. This is Asia’s leadin... Read more

M&S and British HC launch Responsible Migration project

In its endeavor to spread awareness among migrants to ensure safe migration for work, Dominic A... Read more

Zimbabwe reviews clothing rebate

Zimbabwe is plugging loopholes in the rebate scheme for clothing manufacturers. The country has... Read more

US-based apparel resale portal ThreadUp’s app downloads up 71 per cent

Downloads of thredUP’s app from January to July 2019 were up 71 per cent from the same pe... Read more

Moroccan sourcing fair in October

Maroc will be held in Morocco on October 17 and 18, 2019. The fair offers a comprehensive overv... Read more

Kitex Garments aims for Rs 2,000 crore turnovers by 2025

As a part of its Vision 2025, Kerala-based Kitex Garments, the third-largest infant garment bra... Read more

T&A apparel exports increase by 1.22% in July 2019

The CITI analysis of the quick estimates of T&A exports for July 2019 indicates that these ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai in September

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from September 25 to 27, 2019. High-end Chin... Read more

UK extends sustainable clothing action plan

UK has extended the sustainable clothing action plan (Scap). It is set to end next year but the... Read more

Asos asks suppliers for price cuts

Following the investments Asos made in logistics, sustainability and marketing, the marketplace... Read more

Tariff rise to impact 77 per cent textile, garment and footwear industries

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) says, the 10 per cent tariff raise start... Read more

Mango releases 8 per cent of its suppliers

Mango, the Spanish fashion giant, has released 7.6 per cent more suppliers in 2018 compared to ... Read more