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Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

"The concept of ‘fast fashion’ has ignited a media frenzy and intense backlash for the wide scale ramifications it has through its supply chain. This phenomenon has occurred over several decades, with the onset and expansion of globalisation. As trade barriers began to soften, major brands had the freedom t... Read more

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

The Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates this year has garnered diverse reactions from the US finance experts. Many advised caution to apparel manufacturers. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, Commercial Services, CIT Group points out apparel manufacturers should ensure their accounts receivable... Read more

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

"There is growing discontent amongst EU leaders against Pakistan. EU’s home textile manufacturing sector recently accused Pakistan of distorting its textile manufacturing sector with cheap imports, poor quality, and a total lack of respect for labor and environmental rights, conditions which European manufacturer... Read more

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

"As per an analysis by CITI there has been a decline in exports of all textile products except cotton yarn/fabric/made-ups, handloom products etc, and carpet in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. However, exports of total textiles have shown a slight increase during the period. IIP of textiles in February 2019 went ... Read more

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi, Vice-Chairman-EPCH has been elevated as new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) during 164th meeting of Committee of Administration (COA) held on today informed Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Shri Passi has taken charge from Shri O.P. Prahladka. All ... Read more

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that the dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair have been shifted from February to 15 – 19 April, 2020. Shri Kumar stated the reasons behind shifting of dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair by elaborating that after conclusion of IHGF-Delhi Fair... Read more

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Not so long ago, buying secondhand clothes was considered low-class. These were bought in either charity shops of thrift stores at reduced prices. However, things changed with the resale market for secondhand fashion in the United States growing 21 times faster than retail sales of new clothing over the past three year... Read more

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo Inida 2019 the three in one exhibition comprising of Housewares and Decoratives, Furnishings, Floorings and Textiles and Furniture and Accessories opened today at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. Shri O.P. Prahladka, Chairman- EPCH, Shri Ravi K. Passi, Vice Chairman-EPCH, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Directo... Read more

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

"Fast Fashion is losing its sheen with brands not only stepping up their ethical standards of production but also implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies to transform their business processes. These initiatives are fructifying with brands witnessing bonus uplift in consumer loyalty."   Fast F... Read more

Fashion without designers helps companies reduce waste

Fashion without designers helps companies reduce waste

"Recent proliferation of data in the fashion industry is helping retailers and brands to analyse signals from the millions of customers and better predict what customers want. Companies are using algorithms and technology to use this data efficiently."   Recent proliferation of data in the fashion industry is he... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

"As the fashion industry warms up to the growing trend of sustainability, concepts of reusing and recycling are gathering momentum. However, it will be a while before these are universally adopted. The trend of fast fashion has increased overall consumption. This needs to change if we wish to make positive environmenta... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

In order to achieve its ambitious target of $8 billion worth of exports by 2025, Sri Lankan apparel sector is looking to first upscale access in emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil. The country will differentiate its products with quality standards and excellent product delivery to capture global demand. T... Read more

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

"The British fashion industry, over the past two years and nine months, has been preparing for an unforeseen future. As the UK voted to leave the European Union, a range of fashion and footwear businesses across the UK including manufacturers, brands, agencies and retailers are adopting various measures to mitigate the... Read more

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slow…

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slowdown

"Vietnam has been exporting unprocessed agriculture and other primary products to China for decades. Of late, there has been strong growth in its export of higher value agriculture products, including fruits, vegetables and other horticulture products and seafood. Vietnam also exports electronic and other manufactured ... Read more

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

"Recovering from the 2018 turmoil, US apparel imports in January 2019 increased 25 per cent to $7.57 billion. The country again sourced from its traditional markets – China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, etc in 2019. It had, in the second half of 2018, shifted its sourcing to nearby destinations of Central and Sout... Read more

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability and transparency, the two watchwords of the millennials, are now been actively taken up by the Gen Z. New and friendly brands of this generation are creating sustainable, authentic and transparent products and services that address the concerns and aspirations of Gen Z and build trust for the future. Th... Read more

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel exports

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel exports

"An analysis of the macro-trends and proprietary data of 100 top apparel exporters in India reveals, export value and shipments from major markets like the UAE have consistently fallen during the year. A report by US-based Drip Capital, a major provider of trade finance for SMEs in the sector, notes demand from key imp... Read more

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Accounting for over 82 per cent of total global retail ecommerce sales, the top five retail ecommerce markets will reach roughly $3.563 trillion this year. These markets will represent more than 85 per cent of worldwide retail ecommerce sales by the end of 2022. Topping this list will be China, whose retail e-commerce... Read more

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

"Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting four major international trade fairs this April. The Houseware Fair and the International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held from April 20-23 April, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This will be followed by the Gifts &am... Read more

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

"The ongoing trade standoff between the US and China is likely to affect not only the Chinese but also the US apparel industry. The war is already taking a toll on supply chains, with apparel companies pulling their sourcing away from China and moving to other Asian countries. These issues were the highlight of discuss... Read more

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Competition in the $60 billion global jeans market is heating up with major denim brands chalking out robust expansion plans. While Levi Strauss & Co. is going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise about $587 million, VF Corp plans to hive-off Wrangler and Lee into new entity Kontoor Brands. Gap and Old Nav... Read more

Brands extensions to distinguish operations from competitors

Brands extensions to distinguish operations from competitors

"On the rise since late 90s, the trend of brand extension started off as a marketing stint. The trend not only divides the marketing costs over a multitude of products but also gives the brands an opportunity to foray into other product categories or industries. It also allows them to create a new image in the consumer... Read more

Apparel brands to focus on improving costs rather than growing sales: Study

Apparel brands to focus on improving costs rather than growing sales: Study

"Although the previous year was characterised by cautious optimism , various indicators in 2019 point to several factors that could dampen global economic-growth prospects. Global growth has averaged above 2.5 per cent since the financial crisis but now there are signs of stability. After a long period of accommodative... Read more

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H&M gets transparent about each garment

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Momad to be held in September

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US denim imports up six per cent

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Global textile colorant grows market at five per cent

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Shandong emerges as textile hub

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Denim brand Orta launches Biodesign Challenge

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Gap set goals for its brands

Gap may have split into the Old Navy division and yet another division consisting of Gap itself... Read more

Pakistan pursues export led growth strategy

Pakistan is now pursuing an export-led growth strategy. The assumption is that this is the only... Read more

Bangladesh Fashionology Summit to focus on smart clothing

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Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to introduce spider silk fabrics

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