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45th edition of five days extravaganza of IHGF-Delhi fair opens

45th edition of five days extravaganza of IHGF-Delhi fair opens

  Anant Kumar Singh, Secretary [ Textiles], Ministry of Textiles inaugurated the 45th edition of world largest handicraft and gifts fair known world over as IHGF-Delhi Fair today. The fair is being held from 23rd to 27th February, 2018 at state-of-the art India Expo Centre, Greater Noida. Anant Ku... Read more

Cotton tees more popular than manmade fibres: Study

Cotton tees more popular than manmade fibres: Study

  Companies have long been experimenting with newer versions of T-shirts to lure consumers. Of late, graphic, logo and tie-dyed tees are in trend especially among kids, hippies, jocks and gamers. The entire fashion diaspora seems to have catapulted with the popularity of athleisure and has attracted... Read more

It’s denim supremacy at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

It’s denim supremacy at the Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

"As the global textile industry’s most comprehensive sourcing summit for spring/summer season, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics is the ideal place to find latest developments in product innovation and sustainability. This is especially true in the fair’s Beyond Denim zone, which this edition will featu... Read more

11th Retail Leadership summit begins with powerful panel discussions

11th Retail Leadership summit begins with powerful panel discussions

  The 11th edition of Retail Leadership summit kicked started in Mumbai on Tuesday. Day one saw the presence of industry stakeholders, brand custodians and key management professionals from across all categories who exchanged ideas and business insights while deliberating on various aspects of retai... Read more

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Pakistan working hard to boost its textile fortunes

Pakistan working hard to boost its textile fortunes

"Amidst all odds, Pakistan’s leading denim maker, Artistic Denim Mills, which operates as a one-stop shop turning cotton into jeans, plans to double its production and has already built a new factory in Pakistan’s financial hub. At a time when many textile companies have shut shop, this really comes as a su... Read more

Global cotton production on rise, NCC signals cautious outlook

Global cotton production on rise, NCC signals cautious outlook

"Improving global economy and stronger growth forecast for coming years will have a positive impact on cotton production globally. World cotton demand is increasing with current estimates calling for an increase of approx five per cent in 2017, which is more than double the previous five-year average. China will begin ... Read more

SVP Group to develop greenfield project on Oman’s Sohar Freezone

SVP Group to develop greenfield project on Oman’s Sohar Freezone

"Oman is gearing up to give a strong boost to its textile industry with a slew of projects. One such project is a greenfield textile industry at Sohar Freezone in the Sultanate replicating the success formula of India, Germany, China and Italy. The foundation was laid by India’s ShriVallabh Pittie Group (SVP), a ... Read more

Automation taking centerstage in mass manufacturing

Automation taking centerstage in mass manufacturing

"Technology and automation has taken over manual work in the garment industry these days. From harvesting cotton in the farms, to making thread, then weaving it into cloth in looms, followed by the stage of printing, the textile manufacturing cycle has largely been automated in the past two hundred years. Softwear Auto... Read more

Better data visibility enhances productivity

Better data visibility enhances productivity

"Lectra’s latest white paper ‘Integrate to Collaborate’ emphasizes multinational supply chains and omni-channel retail distribution networks are standard and seasonal, geographic and size variability generate both huge numbers of SKUs (stock keeping units) and incredibly complicated product developmen... Read more

VF Corp focuses on incorporating sustainable changes in the apparel in…

VF Corp focuses on incorporating sustainable changes in the apparel industry

"With annual sales of $12.4 billion, VF Corp has the potential to bring in dramatic shift not just in its operations but across the value chain. In order to do so, the company created a complex initiative called ‘Made for Change’, outlining aspirations for advancing environmental and social improvements acr... Read more

It’s a wage war between foreign nationals and working-class Americans

It’s a wage war between foreign nationals and working-class Americans

"US President Trump’s ‘Make US great again’ has had significant impact on the average hourly wages of garment workers, with their wages getting a spiked 2.9 per cent from the same period last year. Owing to this, unemployment rate dropped to an 18-year low at about 4.1 per cent. Mark Zandi, Chief Econ... Read more

Lectra set to digitise apparel manufacturing process

Lectra set to digitise apparel manufacturing process

"Digitisation of the production chain is going to dramatically transform the entire apparel manufacturing space, believes Holger Max-Lang, newly appointed MD of Lectra Germany. Talking about the transformational journey over the decade, he said that Lectra is moving strongly in the direction of mobile production lines.... Read more

IPE Green Supply Chain Map enhances textile value chain visibility

IPE Green Supply Chain Map enhances textile value chain visibility

"IPE Green Supply Chain Map links major fashion brands such as Target, Esprit, New Balance, PUMA, Gap Inc, and Inditex with their suppliers’ environmental performance. Kurt Kipka, Senior Project Manager – Responsible Sourcing Initiative, NRDC, says each brand conducts a mapping process against a database of... Read more

Textile survey reflects optimism among companies

Textile survey reflects optimism among companies

"Wazir Advisors’ ‘Business Confidence Index’ is a barometer of what businesses think is going to happen in the near future. In India, so far there has been no textile and apparel sector specific confidence index which could provide forward looking data set or ‘lead indicators’ about the se... Read more

CPM- Moscow gaining traction, ready for next show in February

CPM- Moscow gaining traction, ready for next show in February

"At oncoming February 2018 edition of CPM, 750 exhibitors, around 1,350 international brands from 27 countries will be presenting their new autumn/winter collections for 2018/19. In fact, for the 30th edition of CPM-Collection Premiere Moscow to be held from February 19 to 22 2018, the organisers OOO ‘Messe D&uum... Read more

Union Budget 2018-19: No real boost to consumption and retail

Union Budget 2018-19: No real boost to consumption and retail

  Retailers Association of India (RAI) feel reduction in corporate tax to 25 per cent for MSME (medium, small & micro enterprises) companies with turnover up to Rs 250 crore is a welcome move, which will benefit a large number of retailers. As Kishore Biyani, Group CEO, Future Group says, textil... Read more

Fashion Hong Kong Gallery dazzle Copenhagen Fair

Fashion Hong Kong Gallery dazzle Copenhagen Fair

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) presented a pavilion at the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair (CIFF), the premier fashion event in Northern Europe, from January 31 to February 2 the aim was to assist Hong Kong designers go global. The pavilion, ‘Fashion Hong Kong Gallery’, showcased lat... Read more

Pure London launches curated line up of established and emerging desig…

Pure London launches curated line up of established and emerging designers

"Pure London, the premium event for progressive fashion buyers, introduced an inspiring curated line-up of women’s wear, footwear and accessories brands for its forthcoming show. These include exclusive brands, up-coming and established designers with buyer favourites such as United Nude, O’Neill, Irregular... Read more

Mixed reactions to Indian Budget 2018 as FM gives textile sector US$1.…

Mixed reactions to Indian Budget 2018 as FM gives textile sector US$1.12 boost

"Union Budget for 2018-19 presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley gave a The strong boost to India’s textiles industry as the FM allocated Rs 7,148 crore for the sector. “The government had approved a comprehensive textile sector package of Rs 6,000 crore in 2016 to boost the apparel and made-up segments... Read more

Luxury brands and fast fashion driving Spanish apparel market

Luxury brands and fast fashion driving Spanish apparel market

  Portugal seems to be on the road to recovery with a GDP growth rate of 2.8 per cent in 2017. This is the decade-high growth rate clocked by Portugal on the back of expanded private investment and increased consumer spending. The major growth factor seems to be tourism welcoming close to 7.1 millio... Read more

Immigrant women workers face tough in garment factories

Immigrant women workers face tough in garment factories

"Migrant women workers have a tough time working in garment factories, reveals a recent ICN (The India Committee of the Netherlands) and Clean Clothes Campaign report, ‘Labour without liberty – female migrant workers in Bangalore’s garment industry’. It found five out of the 11, ILO indicators f... Read more

‘Dialogue’ to be the theme of Intertextile Directions Trend Forum

‘Dialogue’ to be the theme of Intertextile Directions Trend Forum

Developed by renowned trend experts from Tokyo, New York, Milan and Paris, the Intertextile Directions Trend Forum will present three trends for Spring / Summer 2019 under the overall theme ‘Dialogue’: @ sense, # couture and e. native. Exhibitors’ fabrics will illustrate the colour, fabric and print s... Read more

Bangladesh RMG sector needs to focus on its intrinsic advantages

Bangladesh RMG sector needs to focus on its intrinsic advantages

"Bangladesh’s competitiveness in global woven garment exports is under threat owing to increased dependence on fabrics import and a lack of proper policy on energy supply. As per Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), export earnings from woven garments saw a 2.35 per cent decline in the last fiscal to $14.39 billion. Ex... Read more

Pure London expands its program to inspire fashion enthusiasts

Pure London expands its program to inspire fashion enthusiasts

"Pure London has expanded its highly regarded content program with a line-up of over 30 industry experts offering visitors in-depth industry knowledge and smart insight alongside its curated selection of the world’s best manufacturers and brands. Across the three days from February 11 to 13 to be held at London O... Read more

‘Apparel 4.0’ conference at GTE 2018 puts the limelight on smart facto…

‘Apparel 4.0’ conference at GTE 2018 puts the limelight on smart factories

  Aimed at increasing productivity, efficiency and creating an ecosystem of smart factories in India, the 26th Garment Technology Expo 2018, attracted about 350 companies and more than 21,000 visitors. The annual Garment Technology Expo’s is the flagship event of GTE New Delhi and is held in s... Read more

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Supima teams up with Oritain for testing cotton quality

Most often cheaper quality cotton is passed off as Egyptian or Pima cotton despite the fact tha... Read more

PTEA happy with approval of GSP+ scheme

Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA) has welcomed the European Parliament's Internatio... Read more

Luwa widens operations in India

Luwa India has completed the first phase of its state-of-the-art manufacturing unit in Bangalor... Read more

Lower cotton prices to support textile sector profitability: Study

Lower cotton prices and demand recovery are expected to support textile sector’s profitab... Read more

IIT Expo displays Indian textiles in Sri Lanka

The ongoing IIT Expo in Sri Lanka from February 21 to 23 is showcasing textiles of India. More ... Read more

Indian cotton outlook stable for 2018

The outlook for cotton textiles and synthetics in India looks stable. This is in view of expect... Read more

ICAR scientist decree no case for de-notifying Bt cotton

During the last cotton season, there were reports of pink bollworm (PBW) being uncontrollable i... Read more

CSB exploring ways to promote silk, cut down costs of production

The Central Silk Board (CSB) assistant director, Shankar Kotrannavar says a new initiatives is ... Read more

China prison labour report under investigation by H&M, C&A and 3M

H&M, C&A and 3M, are looking into the reported allegation that inmates of a Chinese pri... Read more

Bangladesh needs to be proactive in RMG branding and upgradation

Bangladesh’s readymade garment sector faces a series of challenges. Less-than-satisfactor... Read more

AEPC celebrates 40 years of its inception

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) celebrated 40 years of its inception at APEC Head offic... Read more

Accord’s 100 day countdown: Signatories asks brands to sign new deal

With 100 days to go till the current Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety expires, gar... Read more

Indian home textile exporters see profitability dip this fiscal

The operating profit margins of home textiles exporters has fallen 300 basis points (bps) from ... Read more

Asian workers' diaries show 'inhuman cost' of fashion

Women slogging to make clothes for international fashion brands in South Asia are often mistrea... Read more

China to accommodate Pakistan's concerns on FTA

After intense negotiations, China has agreed to accommodate the demands of Pakistani exporters ... Read more

US trade policy shifts could have far-reaching implications on textile indu…

US President Donald Trump is determined to impose tariff of up to 45 per cent on goods from Chi... Read more

Sourcing event AISEX to be held in Sri Lanka in May

Apparel Industry Suppliers’ Exhibition (AISEX) will be held in Sri Lanka, from May 10 to ... Read more

With growing competition Italian denim gets edgy

Competition in the Italian denim market is growing stronger. Italian brands are upping their ga... Read more

Indian denim mills working below capacity

The Indian denim sector has been growing at an average of 12 to 15 per cent a year over the las... Read more

Four Hong Kong designers feature at London Fashion Week

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) highlighted four rising Hong Kong-based designe... Read more

Chinese prisoners make clothes for C&A, H&M, allege British journo

British former journalist and business researcher Peter Humphrey says prisoners in China are fo... Read more

China to stay key apparel sourcing hub for global buyers

China has eight major categories such as garment, cotton fabrics, chemical fabrics, wool fabric... Read more

Bangladesh clothing manufactures in dire straits

Bangladesh RMG makers are facing tough times as they ask for a fair price. Further, they are in... Read more

Now, Asia heads world apparel retail

The era of North American and European dominance of retail sales for apparel is ending. Asia ha... Read more

Turkey: Over 1,000 companies of knitted fabrics record $1.5 billion exports

The fabrics industry, in Turkish textiles market, has improved significantly in recent years, f... Read more

The myth of millennials socially responsible buying choices

Millennials are demanding socially responsible products and they will switch brands in favour o... Read more

China FTA with Pakistan disproportionately benefits former

Pakistan and China have agreed to amend the bilateral FTA to ensure Pakistani exports get enhan... Read more

Pakistan’s textile exports up seven per cent

Pakistan’s textile exports increased 7.18 per cent in the first seven months of current f... Read more

Nordstrom voted favorite retailer

Nordstrom has been chosen favorite premium fashion retailer among shoppers. Nike takes top spot... Read more

India’s share in home textile exports to US stagnates

During the calendar year 2017, India’s share in home textile exports to the US remained s... Read more

‘High-Tex from Germany’ textile expo to showcase in US

‘High-Tex from Germany’ expo is set to present technical textiles, textile machines... Read more

Gucci turnover up 41 per cent

In 2017 Gucci’s turnover was up 41.9 per cent. Over the last three years, the company has... Read more

Gap Inc. announces departure of its president

Gap Inc. has announced Jeff Kirwan, President and CEO of the brand Gap will quit the company. A... Read more

FESPA launches new fashion textile feature

FESPA has announced the launch of Print Make Wear, a new, interactive visitor feature designed ... Read more

Bangladesh to frame policy for apparel buying houses

Bangladesh government, in a bid to infuse accountability among buying houses in the export-orie... Read more

Bangladesh’s aim for $50 billion RMG exports by 2021 seems too high

In December 2016, at a seminar organised by the BGMEA ‘Taking Bangladesh Apparel Sector F... Read more

Rebate scheme backlog hits Rs 16 billion

The textile industry says around Rs 16 billion worth of payments to readymade garments alone, u... Read more

Litrax showcased smart yarn technologies at ISPO Beijing

Leading Swiss textile technology brand and a producer of functional polymer chips, yarn and tex... Read more

FDI, private participation are some key growth drivers for textile industry

The Indian textile industry has recently been seeing exponential growth along with textile and ... Read more