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Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

"One of most striking examples is the development and widespread commercial usage of Unifi Inc.’s Repreve polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles. Two years ago, Unifi opened a bottle processing facility in Reidsville, N.C., to convert plastic bottles into polyester fiber and yarn, ... Read more

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

Burberry reinventing wheels of success, focuses on sustainability

"Counterfeiting is a huge risk to fashion companies and is reportedly worth $450 billion. According to the UK’s Anti-Counterfeiting Group, counterfeiting and theft of intellectual property fuels drugs smuggling and cases of human trafficking. The Burberry statement says the company has careful processes in place ... Read more

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental impact

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental impact

"The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has announced an update to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), a tool that enables the apparel, footwear, and textile industry to assess the environmental impact of materials used in global manufacturing. With the most recent update, businesses around the world c... Read more

Bangladesh sweater exports rise, stable policies needed to sustain growth

Bangladesh sweater exports rise, stable policies needed to sustain growth

"The industry attributes growth to expanding winter season in the western hemisphere as well as technological upgrades in manufacturing sweaters. Additionally, favourable conditions such as political stability and low cost funds are aiding the growth of sweater exports. In fact, industry leaders opine export growth cou... Read more

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

"These fibers, made from polyester or other popular synthetics, often linger in the environment, just like plastic packaging that coats so many of the world’s beaches. They also bond to chemical pollutants in the environment, such as DDT and PCB. Additionally, the fact that the textiles from which they are shed a... Read more

Growing emphasis on Made in US forces companies to look for right capa…

Growing emphasis on Made in US forces companies to look for right capabilities

"While the US President Trump’s pushes for ‘Made in US’ has prompted many domestic companies to reshore their product offerings, problems of logistics still persist. During the recent edition of Texworld USA in New York, companies discussed the pros & cons of Made in America. Event’s moderat... Read more

India: Amended TUFS offers wider financial gains to textile industry

India: Amended TUFS offers wider financial gains to textile industry

"The Union Ministry of Textiles recently introduced Amended Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme (ATUFS) that will offer wider financial and operational benefits to all textile players. The scheme, first introduced in 1999, to improve operational efficiency of textile units, was later upgraded to encourage new investmen... Read more

HKTDC’s CENTRESTAGE to offer a dynamic platform for budding designers

HKTDC’s CENTRESTAGE to offer a dynamic platform for budding designers

"CENTRESTAGE, Asia’s premier fashion event, will open for the global audience from September 5 to 8 in Hong Kong. Organised by the HKTDC to consolidate Hong Kong’s position as a fashion hub in Asia, CENTRESTAGE offers a platform for international, especially Asian, fashion brands and designers to launch and... Read more

Streetwear finding immense traction globally

Streetwear finding immense traction globally

"Forecasting firm Trendalytics has reported the evolution of streetwear from its start as a 1970’s California social movement defined by the laidback surf style of Shawn Stussy, the founder of Stüssy, into a mainstream global category estimated to be valued at $309 billion. That evolution has been fuelled by... Read more

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

Leatherworld Paris to open on September 17

"With Leatherworld Paris, Messe Frankfurt France intends to launch equivalent flexible materials such as fake fur - the quality and technical properties of which have improved considerably to the point of providing competition for genuine fur. This inclusion in Leatherworld has generated tremendous response with clothi... Read more

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GTE ’18 Bengaluru to showcase latest technologies and innovations

GTE ’18 Bengaluru to showcase latest technologies and innovations

"Garment Technology Expo (GTE), is one of the biggest and most comprehensive B2B expos for apparel machinery. The next edition of GTE ’18 will take place in Bengaluru from August 18 to 20, 2018 at Dr Prabhakar Kore Convetion Centre. This is the 8th edition of GTE to be held in South India. The three-day expo will... Read more

Global home textiles market registers robust growth

Global home textiles market registers robust growth

"As per latest US customs data, the country’s imports of home textiles and made-ups grew at a robust 7.7 per cent to reach 8,740 million sq. mt. during the January-May 2018 period. Import of made-ups and home textiles of man-made fibres grew 10 per cent to reach 6,093.6 million sq. mt. In contrast, cotton made-up... Read more

Vietnam gaining global power in textile manufacturing

Vietnam gaining global power in textile manufacturing

"Apparel exports accounted for 16 per cent of Vietnam’s total outbound trade. This made the country the world’s third-largest exporter of garments, with clothing accounting for 70 per cent of the output of the overall textile sector. With booming exports the prospects of Vietnam’s domestic market is a... Read more

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

"To keep up to the sustainable promise, apparel companies need to invest in finding cotton alternatives. These solutions need to be holistic and intentional, designed to alter the status quo, points out Anita Chester, Head of Sustainable Raw Materials at C&A Foundation. For her, collaboration is the key. Talking ab... Read more

China-US trade councils working to improve trade situation

China-US trade councils working to improve trade situation

"Rising trade aberrations are proving to be detrimental for Chinese and American textile and apparel organisations. Expressing resentment, Xu Yingxin, VP, China National Textile and Apparel Council, stated tariff increases are not just a tax on consumers, they will also bring uncertainty to the stable global supply cha... Read more

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

"As per a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Lyocell fiber market will reach over $1.5 billion by 2024. Fashion trends have changed rapidly over the past few years and will continue to do so in the coming years, which will drive industry growth. Modern techn... Read more

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

"The recent edition of Milano Unica Winter 2019-20 offered a sneak peek into opulent designs combined with a strong focus on sustainability. Sustainability was the theme of the opening symposium and panel discussion at Milano Unica. The green imperative was emphasised by Ercole Botto Poala, President, Milano Unica, in ... Read more

Bangladesh pushing for LDC benefits beyond 2024

Bangladesh pushing for LDC benefits beyond 2024

"One of the fastest growing nations, Bangladesh is looking to becoming a developing nation from Least Developed Country (LDC); however, its tensed economic situation is giving opposite signals. Some economists say, given the country’s rate of progress, it is expected to graduate from being an LDC to developing na... Read more

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India: UP to set up raw material hub in Gautam Budh Nagar

The Uttar Pradesh government plans to set up a raw materials hub for the apparel sector in Gaut... Read more

Two big European trade shows avoid clash

Maredimoda and Performance Days have agreed to avoid overlapping dates since they have upcoming... Read more

India’s Central Silk Board develops new varieties of silkworm seeds

The Central Silk Board (CSB) has developed new groups of silkworm seeds of mulberry and Vanya s... Read more

Morocco fashion fair in October

Maroc will be held in Morocco, October 11 to 12. Suppliers, full-package and CMT manufacturers ... Read more

Instagram guides fashion industry in LA

Fashion-industry leaders in Los Angeles far prefer to use Instagram as their social media of ch... Read more

Greenpeace gives a thumbs-up to brands for eco initiatives

Greenpeace says several major clothing brands have made undeniable progress in use of chemicals... Read more

Functional Lab to be a big draw at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

The Functional Lab will be a key feature of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, September 27... Read more

CEMS-Global USA to organise 11th CIFS 2018 in Columbo

The 11th Colombo International Yarn & Fabric Show 2018 (CIFS 2018) - is scheduled to be hel... Read more

Watch out for these pavilions at Cinte

Belgium, Germany, Taiwan and the Czech Republic will put up pavilions at Cinte Techtextil, Chin... Read more

US apparel imports up two per cent in first six months of this year

US apparel imports increased 2.2 per cent for the first six months of the year compared to the ... Read more

South Korea mulls joining CPTPP

South Korea is planning to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific P... Read more

Sri Lankan plant turns PET bottles directly into polyester yarns

A first-of-its-kind plant in Sri Lanka’s Horana export processing zone is poised to trans... Read more

India’s imports from Bangladesh to touch $1 billion this year

The sharp rise in imports from Bangladesh has made Indian industry apprehensive. India’s ... Read more

Rajiv Banasali appointed new Global VP of Huntsman Textile Effects

Huntsman Textile Effects has appointed Rajiv Banavali its new Global Vice President, Research a... Read more

REACH regulation criticised by European textile groups

European textile groups are blaming the REACH regulation for the relocation of the European tex... Read more

Digital signatures mandatory for textile units in India

Textile units in India have to use digital signatures for submitting Unique Identification Numb... Read more

New Innovation Lab unveiled by Cobalt Fashion

Cobalt Fashion, a JV between the Fung Group and South Ocean Knitters, has unveiled its new CS I... Read more

GPTW ranks Coats amongst best 80 companies to work for in Brazil

Great Place to Work (GPTW), a global research, consulting and training consultancy has listed C... Read more

European fashion brand C&A launches new range of sustainable jeans

Fashion retailer C&A has launched a new range of sustainable jeans designed in partnership ... Read more

Weak rupee to impact India’s textile sector positively

The weakening rupee against the dollar is expected to have a positive impact on the textile and... Read more

India: Grasim Q1 net profit rises to Rs 1,399 crores

For the three month period ended June 30, 2018, Grasim’s net sales were Rs 17,089.65 cror... Read more

India: RSWM Group to enter into the knitting segment

RSWM Limited, founded in 1960 as a small textile mill in Bhilwara, plans to expand by venturing... Read more

Dutch court bars Reebok from selling Conor McGregor apparel in Europe

As reported by The Irish Independent, The District Court in The Hague has ordered Reebok to wit... Read more

Record cotton exports by US in 2017-18

Cotton exports from the US in 2017-18 reached its highest level since 2005-06 and were the seco... Read more

Pakistan’s trims importers face hurdles

Pakistan’s hosiery manufacturers and exporters are facing import restrictions. They are n... Read more

Sportswear giant Li Ning to launch a kids’ wear brand

Chinese sportswear giant Li Ning is planning to launch products for its children’s wear b... Read more

Kazakhstan looks for investments, attracts Chinese FDI

Chinese companies are exploring investment opportunities in Kazakhstan. Their area of interest ... Read more