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Apparel brands ‘self-disrupting’ to grow their business

Apparel brands ‘self-disrupting’ to grow their business

"The growing popularity of social media platforms amongst millennials and Gen Z consumers allows challenger brands to disrupt the marketplace. As 2019 Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor Survey notes, almost one in two consumers today are less loyal to apparel brands than they were a few years ago. Around 22 percent ... Read more

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

"In order to improve soil health, Wrangler works with scientists and specialists to implement techniques such as no-till, cover crops, and crop and grazing rotations to supplement organic matter and microbial organisms in the ground. These practices lead to higher yields for farmers and reduce associated carbon emissio... Read more

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with comp…

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with compliance

"To cater to this demand of their consumers, GST continuously invests in new technologies to ensure top performance and sustainability of their products. The group has laboratories close to its factories to customise the testing of its products It can also provide fast lab testing and adapted onsite testing, helping wi... Read more

FSA to add members from 2-3 new cities every year

FSA to add members from 2-3 new cities every year

Formed around 15-16 years ago, the Fabric Suppliers Association provides fabric players with a platform to showcase their products. It also enables its members to exchange data and references.  This is mainly achieved through the two fairs that the association organises every year. These fairs attract 1,000-1,500 ... Read more

Technology, automation make Bangladesh the next apparel manufacturing …

Technology, automation make Bangladesh the next apparel manufacturing hub

"With the US increasing tariffs on Chinese goods to 25 per cent, Bangladesh’s overseas sales rose to a record $40.5 billion in the year ended June 30.The country now aims to double its exports to $72 billion by 2024. This includes the $41 billion clothing business that goes to China that will provide a fillip to ... Read more

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Mo…

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

"The United Nations recently declared an 11-year deadline to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. UK-based NGO Fashion Revolution has launched a Black Friday campaign that encouraged people to protest against mindless consumption and retailers to abstain from providing discounts.  Similarly, Extinction... Read more

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

Alexander, the Reinach, Switzerland-based diversified provider of dyes and specialty chemicals, serves the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets globally. The leading company operates a highly integrated, customer-focused platform that delivers specialized p... Read more

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

FSA, the only association representing wholesale fabric suppliers in the entire garment industry, organises two ‘Textrade’ fabric fairs every year in Mumbai. The two-day event presents a golden opportunity to its visitors to showcase fabric creativity, design innovation, splash of colors and fashion extrava... Read more

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

"Most brands were willing to share initiatives for promoting living wages. They were also transparent about their limitations in producing in developing countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam, as the wage-setting mechanisms and social dialogue in these countries are still at a nascent stage"   Even a... Read more

Sustainability forces brands to rethink fast fashion

Sustainability forces brands to rethink fast fashion

"With sustainability gaining traction across the globe, fashion brands are going all out to align operations with better environmental practices. This was evident from all the fashion shows held last month in New York, London, Milan and Paris which focused on sustainability. Spanish fashion retailer Zara announced its ... Read more

Digital transformation, customisation, new technologies to drive fashi…

Digital transformation, customisation, new technologies to drive fashion business

"The latest edition of Global Fashion Drivers, created by Mds and sponsored by Everis reveals that personalisation, price reduction, sustainability, reorganisation of store network and full commitment to Rfid are some of the drivers of fashion business. In its ‘Global Fashion Drivers’ report sponsored by Ev... Read more

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global…

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global makers

"Two topics currently dominate denim manufacturers list of priorities as of now: the US-China trade war and sustainability. Denim manufacturers are not only adapting their operations in reaction to the US-China tariff war but also maintaining a razor-sharp focus on sustainability. They are developing new strategies to ... Read more

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

"With fashion trends changing at the drop of a hat, consumers throw away nearly 83 percent of their clothes and shoes into garbage bins every year. Some brands also burn their unsold stock to protect their exclusivity. A glaring instance of this is Burberry which destroyed $36 million worth of unsold clothes/accessorie... Read more

AEPC new experience center focuses on industry 4.0 solutions

AEPC new experience center focuses on industry 4.0 solutions

AEPC recently organised an industry and media brief bringing the stake holders all on one platform announcing the 'Lectra Industry 4.0 Experience Center' at Apparel House heralding a giant leap towards leading the industry to the way future factories are heading to. The overarching theme ‘The Connected Ecosystem ... Read more

Luxury brands open up to plus-size fashion

Luxury brands open up to plus-size fashion

"Though traditionally luxury fashion has always been size exclusive, in recent times, it has been forced to incorporate the concept of inclusivity into its DNA. As a recent Coresight Research notes, demand for plus size women’s clothing in the US is growing by around by 3 per cent to reach $36.3 billion by 2025. ... Read more

 
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“We are trying to convince brands to use the GOTS label on their products.”

GOTS recently introduced a consumer driven label that proves that its product is organic and su... Read more

Ralph Lauren’s net profit up 37 per cent

For the first half of the year Ralph Lauren’s net profit was up 37.3 percent. Sales were ... Read more

Bangladesh October exports down 17 per cent

Bangladesh’s exports declined by 17.19 per cent in October this year compared to October ... Read more

Luxury brands may exit Hong Kong

Luxury brands are likely to retreat from Hong Kong due to the ongoing pro-democracy protests th... Read more

Interfiliere Paris opens on January 18

Interfilière Paris will take place January 18 to 20, 2020. This is an event for material... Read more

Despite GSP loss, India’s apparel exports rise

Even after the withdrawal of concessions under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), Ind... Read more

Karl Mayer’s new machine reduces time-to-market

Karl Mayer’s new RSJ 4/1 ON raschel machine reduces the time-to-market and brings a touch... Read more

Guess revenue up one per cent

For the three month period Guess’ net revenues were up 1.7 per cent. By region, America&r... Read more

Synthetics hold promise for India

Synthetic fabrics and performance garments are going to be the two most promising segments in t... Read more

China’s exports to the US up seven per cent

Last year, China’s exports of textiles and clothing to the US increased 7.9 per cent. Clo... Read more

Guess revenue up one per cent

For the three month period Guess’ net revenues were up 1.7 per cent. By region, America&r... Read more

Synthetics hold promise for India

Synthetic fabrics and performance garments are going to be the two most promising segments in t... Read more

China’s exports to the US up seven per cent

Last year, China’s exports of textiles and clothing to the US increased 7.9 per cent. Clo... Read more

India’s apparel, textiles exports to Vietnam on the rise

Indian apparel and textile exports to Vietnam have grown 48 per cent from 2016-2017 to 2018-201... Read more

Global e-commerce sales up 22 per cent in 2018

Global e-commerce sales in 2018 were up 22.5 per cent from 2017. The top 10 retailers accounted... Read more

Apparel industry contributes six per cent to greenhouse

The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The in... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles show in March

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from March 11 to 13, 2020. The spring show wil... Read more

Benetton expands in Myanmar

United Colors of Benetton plans to expand in Myanmar. The Italian fashion brand has two stores ... Read more

Rise in Pakistan garment exports

Pakistan’s exports of readymade garments during the first four months of the current fisc... Read more

7th China Homelife & Machinex India 2019 to focus on India-China trade …

The 7th edition of China Homelife And China Machinex India 2019 will continue to focus on the i... Read more

South African retailers pitch in

South Africa’s clothing retailers have decided to purchase more of domestically manufactu... Read more

Kingpins to relocate to Amsterdam

Kingpins New York will relocate its latest edition to Amsterdam. The trade fair will now be hel... Read more

Companies focus on empowering women

Though the global garment industry has always been a female-dominated industry, garment compani... Read more

H&M offers body scan

H&M has partnered a startup Unspun on a project that recreates a 3D body scan into a patter... Read more