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'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

"Filled with themes and variations that will help create $130 billion sales by 2021, the blue jean is an American original with a global appeal. Consumers, around the world, own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would therefore be natural to expect United States to own the highest per capita in blue jeans, give... Read more

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

"Katie Smith, Retail Analyst and Insights Director, Edited points out the shift towards more comfortable and functional clothing led to an increase in activewear as a trend. According to the Cotton Council International & Cotton Incorporated’s activewear study, about 3 out of 5 consumers have adopted activewe... Read more

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

"The global spandex market estimated at over 760 kilo ton in 2015, is likely to cross 1,550 kilo ton by 2023. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 8 per cent from 2016 to 2023. China dominated the Asia-Pacific market in 2015, accounting for 60 per cent of the total volume. Major growth driver for the spandex mar... Read more

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

"Even though the Autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was pre-poned this year, it did not have any effect on its popularity. The show attracted around 78,000 trade buyers from 110 countries and regions, there were 4,480 exhibitors from 33 countries. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfu... Read more

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

"A recent report by the International Fur Federation (IFF) states estimates global fur retail at around $40 billion, largely due to the sustained demand in Asian markets, including the Chinese mainland, Japan and South Korea. Meanwhile, challenges such as volatile pelt prices owing to the slow recovery in demand in exc... Read more

Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of manmade texti…

Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of manmade textiles

"The 2nd edition of ‘Source India’, a three-day mega event organized by Silk & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) is on in Surat from September 21-23, 2018 at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The mega textile show, backed by the Union Ministry of Commerce, is... Read more

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

"Dubbed as one of the most technologically advanced nations, Japan has been bringing interesting concepts in the world of textiles. Technical textiles that integrate cyber-technologies, such as Toray’s bio-electrode conductive nanofibre ‘hitoe’, a bio-electrode conductive fibre that monitors a user&rs... Read more

Streetwear’s popularity spells lucrative business for brands

Streetwear’s popularity spells lucrative business for brands

"Streetwear has been constantly evolving and shaping the fashion industry in unexpected ways. Offering something for everyone; from high to low, casual to chic, streetwear is an important segment of fashion business today. For example, the market for US urban streetwear in 2015 was valued at about $80 billion by Statis... Read more

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

"As per the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), cotton production in India in the current season (2017-18) is expected to touch 37 million bales growing at 7.25 per cent. The northern zone produced 4.6 million bales of cotton during 2016-17, registering a growth of 28.67 per cent. And Haryana emerged the topmost cotton produc... Read more

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Study

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Study

"Exporting three times more cotton than its closest competitor, the United States achieved a 40 per cent share of cotton fiber exports in its latest marketing year. A study conducted on mills and manufacturers from across the world aimed to understand how the US industry maintains high share of exports found the qualit... Read more

Indian garment manufacturers need to speed up to grab global business

Indian garment manufacturers need to speed up to grab global business

"As India aims for 20 per cent yearly growth in exports over the next decade, Indian manufacturers need to develop a business strategy that can help the country to succeed in the US and European markets. In 2025, global trade in the textile and apparel market will cross $1.2 trillion. China has nearly 40 per cent share... Read more

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

"A new report by Changing Markets Foundation on sustainability has yet again brought fast fashion retailers under scanner as the biggest pollutants. The report concludes that many firms are still not doing enough to ensure sustainability of their textile supply chains. While there has been bold leadership from some ret... Read more

Demand for temperature sensitive clothing on the rise

Demand for temperature sensitive clothing on the rise

"Today’s consumers are concerned about their personal comfort, and that may be part of the reason why the current population has been dubbed the indoor generation. A survey by Velux, a window manufacturing company, says on average people spend 90 per cent of their day, or about 21 hours, indoors. According to Pet... Read more

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

"A by-product of spinning, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a toxic gas that causes eye irritation, function impairment, and neurobehavioural changes. The toxic gas smells of rotten eggs. Other harmful chemical for health and environment are: Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sulphuric acid (H2SO4). NaOH is highly toxic if absorbe... Read more

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Invista unveils new technology Lycra Free F!t at Kingpins NYC Show

Integrated Fiber company Invista introduced the new patented Lycra FreeF!t technology to the No... Read more

Australia trims wool production forecast by 5 per cent

Australia has trimmed its forecast for wool production by nearly 5 per cent as dry weather acro... Read more

ICAC’s 78th Plenary Meeting to be held in Brisbane in 2019

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) officially closed its 77th Plenary Meeting i... Read more

Taiwan imports 366,159 bales of US Cotton till July 2018

According to a report by Taiwan Spinners’ Association from January 2018 to July 2018, Tai... Read more

India: CBIC slashes duty drawback rates for cotton and polyester

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has slashed duty drawback rates from 2 t... Read more

CAI lowers cotton crop estimate for 2018-19

CAI, which released its November estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2018-19, beginning ... Read more

Brazil’s cotton exports to China to increase with US-China tariff war

Reports by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests, Brazil exports of cotton to China ... Read more

India to produce 36 million bales of cotton in 2018-19

As per estimates from the Cotton Advisory Board, India is likely to produce 36 million bales of... Read more

The problem of Chinese cotton subsidies

China’s subsidies in cotton and manmade fiber have created havoc. Chinese subsidies in 20... Read more

India exports 10 lakh cotton bales this kharif season

India has exported close to 10 lakh bales of cotton so far to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia... Read more

Indian wool exporters diversify

India is the seventh largest wool producer in the world. The industry can broadly be divided in... Read more

Cotton dominates Indian textiles

Cotton plays an important role in the Indian economy as the country's textile industry is predo... Read more

Vidalia, Lubrizol team up for performance, eco friendly attributes of fiber…

North American textile maker Vidalia Denim has entered into a strategic relationship with Lubri... Read more

ICAC to debate cotton challenges at upcoming meet on December 2

A meeting of the International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) is being held from December 2 t... Read more

Latin American textile show Colombiatex in January

Colombiatex will take place from January 22 to 24, 2019. This is Latin America’s most imp... Read more

Cotton yield in India to decline to 501.47 kg per hectare

The Cotton Advisory Board (CAB) headed by the Textile Commissioner in its first estimate releas... Read more

India’s polyester fabric exports decline by 13 per cent

As per Synthetic and Rayon Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), plagued by recession and tax issu... Read more

Invista’s Fitsense technology makes for smoother garments

Invista’s Fitsense technology allows the use of finer and technically more advanced fabri... Read more

Performance Days Munich focuses on sustainability

In its 10th year, Performance Days, the Munich trade fair for functional fabrics was held from ... Read more

AWI partners brands in product development

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) works with leading brands such as Adidas and Max Mara in new p... Read more

APL launches shoe collection featuring Australian Merino Wool

Athletic Propulsion Labs® (APL) has launched the APL TechLoom Breeze Merino Wool collection... Read more

Pakistan: PCGA opposes import of raw cotton

Pakistan Cotton Ginners Association (PCGA) has opposed the import of raw cotton through Torkham... Read more

Istanbul Yarn Fair in February

Istanbul will host its version of the yarn fair from February 28 to March 2, 2019. This event w... Read more

KV Srinivasan appointed new chairman of TEXPROCIL

Texprocil has appointed KV Srinivasan, Managing Director, Sree Narasimha Textiles, Premier Mill... Read more