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Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

"As per Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman, CITI, India’s cotton yarn and fabric exports are struggling due to the duty disadvantage faced by exporters in major markets. There has been continuous decline in cotton yarn and fabric exports from 2013-14 to 2017-18. India’s export of cotton yarn declined 25 per cent f... Read more

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

"According to an ICRA report, the surge in exports of cotton yarn during the initial few months of current financial year helped the domestic spinners record a healthy recovery from the multi-year low profitability reported during FY2018. Cotton prices have softened with fresh arrivals in the recent months, cotton... Read more

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

"Bolt Threads’ recently entered into a collaboration with Ecovative for growing faux animal leather from mycelium, mushrooms’ underground root structure. They grow the cells with other nutrients in corn stalk beds, compressing the structure into a two-dimensional material, and then tanning it with English b... Read more

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

"Blockchain technology is paving its path into the cotton market. This technology makes transactions and contracts simpler and tracing more accurate. But, the questions of reliability, scalability and governance of this revolutionary technology need to be answered before it is at a bigger scale. In October 2016, the We... Read more

New technologies help cotton replace synthetics as new performance fabric

New technologies help cotton replace synthetics as new performance fabric

"With its inherent properties of breathability, insulation, anti-allergenic and odor control complementing new technologies, Cotton is setting its sights on the performance sector. In the sports and outdoor market, conventional cotton can’t compete with synthetic garments as it cannot manage moisture across its s... Read more

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

"Cotton processing market, estimated at $59.7 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0 per cent to reach $72.6 billion by 2023. Growth is being driven by increasing demand for cotton in the textile industry and rising animal feed. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market wit... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

"A new business intelligence report by Global Market Insights titled ‘Blended Fibers Market Research Report’ provides comprehensive market analysis with future prospects to 2024. The report predicts the blended fibers market in the Asia Pacific region will be over 9 million ton by 2024. This is driven by gr... Read more

'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

 
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UK pushes for recycled fibers

Clothing companies in the UK that design products with lower environmental impacts may be rewar... Read more

Global fiber production up four million tons

World fiber production in 2018 rose by four million tons over previous year. The share of natur... Read more

Spinnova to collaborate with textiles expert

Spinnova, a developer of a sustainable textile fibre, has collaborated with textiles professor ... Read more

India: MP apparel exports down 30 per cent

Apparel exports from Madhya Pradesh have dropped by over 30 per cent in compared to a year ago.... Read more

India’s cotton procurement to reach 15 lakh bales by the end of season

Cotton procurement by the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) crossed 8.5 lakh bales in the ongoi... Read more

Yarn piles up with Bangladesh millers

Textile millers in Bangladesh have stacks of unsold yarns and fabrics. The reason: invasion of ... Read more

India still skewed toward natural fibers

Fiber consumption in India is skewed toward natural fibers, especially cotton. But globally man... Read more

Pakistan may continue importing cotton from India despite losing MFN status

India’s withdrawal of Most Favored Nation to Pakistan and the 200 per cent hike on import... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports down 25 per cent

India’s cotton yarn exports fell 25 per cent from 2013 to 2018. Spinning mills performed... Read more

Trade War: Uncertainty grips US cotton

The prolonged trade dispute between the United States and China is affecting the US cotton mark... Read more

2019 International Woolmark Prize to feature top industry experts

The 2019 International Woolmark Prize, to be held at the London Fashion Week will feature an es... Read more

Lenzing introduces Tencel branded fibers

Lenzing introduced Tencel branded lyocell and modal fibres with microtechnology for enhanced co... Read more

Trident granted patent for 'Air Rich Yarn and Fabric' in USA

Trident, the flagship company of the Trident Group, one of the largest vertically integrated ho... Read more

Bangladesh bogged down by illegal yarn imports

Falling yarn prices have hit spinners in Bangladesh. One reason is illegal import of low-cost y... Read more

Viscose poses threat to habitats globally

Poor waste management of viscose factories not only pollutes nearby waters and air but causes w... Read more

Uzbekistan undertakes textile reforms

Uzbekistan will deepen reforms in the textile industry to fully reprocess raw cotton domestical... Read more

Indian exports of cotton yarn fall 25 per cent

In the last five years India’s exports of cotton yarn have declined by 25 per cent and fa... Read more

World production of all fiber rises in 2018, natural fibers on the rise

World production of all fibers rose to 111 million metric tons in 2018, a one- year increase of... Read more

World cotton production up slightly

World cotton production for the 2018-19 season is forecast up slightly, led by larger crops in ... Read more

US cotton acreage up two per cent

US cotton acreage in 2019 is expected to be 2.9 per cent more than in 201. Overall abandonment ... Read more

Rise in Indian cotton imports likely with falling domestic production

India's cotton imports may jump 80 per cent from a year ago. Production could fall to the lowes... Read more

Ludhiana gets yarn bank

A yarn bank has been set up in Ludhiana to facilitate the garment industry in procuring yarn wi... Read more

China overtakes India in cotton production after two years

China has overtaken India’s lead in cotton production. At the end of the 2018-2019 season... Read more

Global recycled yarn market growing at six per cent

The global recycled yarn market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.3 per cent from 2018 to 2025... Read more