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Product launches take center stage at Bharat Tex 2024

Product launches take center stage at Bharat Tex 2024

  The recently concluded Bharat Tex 2024, held from February 26th to 29th in New Delhi, lived up to its name as the "largest textile event in 2024." The mega event, organized by a consortium of textile export promotion councils and supported by the Ministry of Textiles, served as a vibrant platform showcasing... Read more

VIATT 2024 highlights Vietnam's strategic position as textile and apparel p…

VIATT 2024 highlights Vietnam's strategic position as textile and apparel powerhouse, and claim for China+1 strategy

  The recently concluded Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles, and Textile Technologies (VIATT 2024) served as a powerful platform to showcase Vietnam's meteoric rise in the global textile and apparel (T&A) industry. Held in Ho Chi Minh City from February 28th to March 1st, the event att... Read more

Moscow Fashion Week takes centerstage, cementing Russia's fashion influence

Moscow Fashion Week takes centerstage, cementing Russia's fashion influence

  Moscow Fashion Week is in full swing, running from March 1st to 8th, 2024. This prestigious event solidifies Russia's position as a major player in the global fashion scene.  The inauguration program itself set the tone for the week. Held in Moscow's renowned Hall 3, it featured a dynamic blend of est... Read more

Bharat Tex 2024: A resounding success for the Indian textile industry

Bharat Tex 2024: A resounding success for the Indian textile industry

  The just concluded Bharat Tex 2024, held from February 26th to 29th in New Delhi, proved to be a resounding success solidifying India's position as a global leader in the textile, apparel, and fashion industry. Organized by a consortium of 11 Textile Export Promotion Councils and supported by the Ministry o... Read more

VIATT 2024 concludes, signaling strong growth for Vietnam's textile industr…

VIATT 2024 concludes, signaling strong growth for Vietnam's textile industry

  VIATT 2024, the inaugural edition of the Vietnam International Trade Fair for Apparel, Textiles, and Textile Technologies (VIATT) concluded, showcased the nation's rapidly expanding textile industry from February 28 to March 1 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). Organized by Messe Frankfu... Read more

SIMA cautions against panic buying as cotton prices rise

SIMA cautions against panic buying as cotton prices rise

  The Indian textiles and clothing industry, primarily reliant on domestically grown cotton, faces a tumultuous period marked by surmounting challenges. Despite grappling with issues like high capital costs, tariff barriers, and soaring power expenses, the sector traditionally leveraged competitive domestic c... Read more

Fashion in Flux: Shifting tides in US apparel imports

Fashion in Flux: Shifting tides in US apparel imports

  The US apparel industry is undergoing a significant paradigm shift, driven by evolving consumer preferences, changing global dynamics, and technological advancements. Gone are the days of solely relying on low-cost, mass-produced garments from traditional suppliers like China. Consumers are demanding more, ... Read more

Bharat Tex 24: India's textile industry shines bright

Bharat Tex 24: India's textile industry shines bright

  Grand textile event receives praise from industry leaders The Polyester Textile Apparel Industry Association (PTAIA) expresses sincere appreciation to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Textile Minister Piyush Goyal, Minister of State for Textile Darshana Jardosh, Textile Secretary Rachna Shah, Textile Ad... Read more

Looming recession threatens global textile and apparel industry

Looming recession threatens global textile and apparel industry

  The latest Economic Experts Survey paints a concerning picture for the global economy, with a significant risk of recession looming by the end of 2024. While experts remain cautiously optimistic overall, the potential impact on the textile and apparel industry is particularly worrisome. The World Trade Orga... Read more

The Shifting Fabric of Apparel Exports: Europe's diversifying landscape

The Shifting Fabric of Apparel Exports: Europe's diversifying landscape

  The landscape of apparel exports to Europe is undergoing a significant transformation, driven by changing consumer demands, sustainability concerns, and geopolitical shifts. The European Union (EU) represents a vast and lucrative apparel market, one that is undergoing a significant shift in its import dynam... Read more

Piyush Goyal inaugurates CMAI's 'Brands of India' pavilion at Bharat Tex 20…

Piyush Goyal inaugurates CMAI's 'Brands of India' pavilion at Bharat Tex 2024

  The 'Brands of India' pavilion, organized by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), was inaugurated today at Bharat Tex 2024 by Piyush Goyal, Hon. Minister of Commerce & Industry, Consumer Affairs & Food & Public Distribution and Textiles, Government of India. The pavilion, loc... Read more

From Fast Fashion to Slow Fashion: How European buying habits are reshaping…

From Fast Fashion to Slow Fashion: How European buying habits are reshaping the industry

  Europe, the world's leading apparel importer, is experiencing a dynamic shift in its consumption patterns and sourcing strategies. This transformation is driven by numerous factors, including changing consumer preferences, sustainability concerns, and evolving supply chains.  A conscious shift in cons... Read more

Final Report - IFCO Istanbul set record attendance

Final Report - IFCO Istanbul set record attendance

  The fifth edition of the IFCO Istanbul Fashion Connection, held from February 7-10, 2024, witnessed a remarkable turnout, welcoming a record-breaking 38,545 visitors. The event, hosted at the Istanbul Expo Centre across eight expansive halls, saw participation from 545 exhibitors who engaged with internatio... Read more

Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai edition concludes successfully

Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai edition concludes successfully

     The 3rd Mumbai edition of Gartex Texprocess India, concluded on February 3, emerged as a pivotal platform for the exhibition and procurement of pioneering products within the garment and textile manufacturing sector. Among the distinguished personalities gracing the event were Chandrakant Pati... Read more

India's silk industry: Production falters, imports arise, exports decline

India's silk industry: Production falters, imports arise, exports decline

    In the wake of China's staggering 67 per cent decline in raw silk production between 2017 and 2021, India appeared poised to ascend as the global leader in raw silk exports. However, this anticipated shift failed to materialize, as India's silk industry grappled with inertia and a lack of proactive ... Read more

IAF, ITMF unite to combat audit and standard fatigue

IAF, ITMF unite to combat audit and standard fatigue

     In a concerted effort to tackle audit and standard fatigue plaguing the apparel and textile sector, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) have issued a clarion call to industry stakeholders. Emphasizing the urgency of the matte... Read more

New Advisory Board to futureproof Spring & Autumn Fair marketplace

New Advisory Board to futureproof Spring & Autumn Fair marketplace

     In a strategic move to bolster the landscape of retail trade in the UK, Spring & Autumn Fair, the nation's premier showcases for Home, Gift, and Fashion, has unveiled the establishment of a pioneering Advisory Board. Objective is to spearhead the ongoing refinement of these flagship events... Read more

India’s textile industry navigates headwinds with slow exports and stable d…

India’s textile industry navigates headwinds with slow exports and stable domestic demand

   The textile industry, a key pillar of the Indian economy, witnessed a mixed bag of results in Q3 of the 2023-24 financial year. While some companies like Arvind saw profits grow, others like Century Textiles struggled with revenue dips. This indicates differing responses to market pressures within t... Read more

India-UK FTA: Weaving a new fabric for textile and apparel trade

India-UK FTA: Weaving a new fabric for textile and apparel trade

  India and the UK are inching closer to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with potential significant impacts on the textile and apparel industry. While negotiations are ongoing, there are numerous anticipated effects on both imports and exports from this perspective. Data from the Global Trade Research Initiativ... Read more

India at Crossroads: Seizing the cotton boom or facing a bubble burst?

India at Crossroads: Seizing the cotton boom or facing a bubble burst?

  With cotton prices soaring to unprecedented heights globally, India stands at a pivotal juncture. The surge in international markets presents an opportunity for export growth, yet it also poses significant risks to the domestic textile industry's sustainability. This conundrum creates a complex landscape fo... Read more

Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris concludes with 8,000 international visitors

Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris concludes with 8,000 international visitors

  In the bustling heart of Paris, the Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris event saw a convergence of nearly 8,000 international visitors eager to engage with 1,300 exhibitors from around the globe. Held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from 5 to 7 February 2024, this year's event boasted a boldly designed sh... Read more

Apparel Exports to the US: A paradigm shift in the making

Apparel Exports to the US: A paradigm shift in the making

  The apparel industry, like many others, is experiencing a paradigm shift in its export dynamics to the US. Driven by factors like rising costs in traditional hubs, changing consumer preferences, and geopolitical tensions there is a shift towards new players and product categories. This shift is driven by ma... Read more

Europe's Source Fashion unveils diverse lineup

Europe's Source Fashion unveils diverse lineup

  The third installment of Source Fashion, Europe’s foremost responsible sourcing exhibition, kicked off with a bang, boasting its largest and most diverse array of manufacturers, suppliers, and artisans from over 20 countries. The event, held at Olympia London, featured a special appearance and keynote... Read more

The Fabric of Trade: Chinese imports loom large over India's textile indust…

The Fabric of Trade: Chinese imports loom large over India's textile industry

  The influx of Chinese fabrics into India has become a contentious issue, raising concerns about unfair competition, job losses, and the fate of the domestic textile industry. This influx raises concerns about legality and the future of domestic manufacturers. The issue is fairly complex. Policy tailwinds f... Read more

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Cascale unveils enhanced Higg BRM tool for fashion sustainability

  Cascale, formerly known as the Sustainable Apparel Coalition, has unveiled the latest... Read more

Pakistan’s textile exports grow to $1.41 billion in February 2024: APTMA

  Marking the third consecutive month of year-on-year increase, Pakistan's textile expo... Read more

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Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

With the daily output of masks touches over 20 million, China introduces new standards for... Read more

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made s... Read more

Pakistan’s hosiery exports to China surge 45% in 2023: Gwadar Pro

  Pakistan's hosiery exports to China surged by 45 per cent in 2023, as per a report by... Read more

Cinte Techtextil China to be held from Sep 10-21, 2024

  Asia's leading technical textiles and nonwovens trade fair, Cinte Techtextil China wi... Read more

Durak Tekstil to unveil new sewing and embroidery range at Texprocess 2024

  Durak Tekstil is poised to unveil an impressive lineup of innovative products for sew... Read more

Global activewear market to be worth $771.8 billion by 2032: Report

  Currently valued at $425.5 billion in 2022, the global activewear market is expected ... Read more

India’s cotton exports to reach highest levels in 2 years: CAI

  In February, Indian cotton exports are poised to reach the highest level in two years... Read more

ColossusTex launches ‘Graphene Yarn’ at Bharat Tex 2024

  A stalwart in the Indian textile industry, ColossusTex unveiled its latest innovation... Read more

CSB signs collaborative agreements with ten companies at Bharat Tex 2024

  During the prestigious Bharat Tex 2024 expo held at Bharat Mandapam, New Delhi, the C... Read more

Eyeing lucrative opportunities, Korean fashion labels venture into overseas…

  Young Korean fashion labels like Matin Kim are venturing into overseas markets, seizi... Read more

PM MITRA parks to attract FDI in textiles

  An ambitious initiative to establish seven PM Mega Integrated Textile Regions and App... Read more

Texhibition Istanbul fair gears up for fifth edition

  Texhibition Istanbul, the renowned fabric and textile accessories fair, is set to unv... Read more

Chairman AEPC confirms Bharat Tex expo's annual status

  New Delhi witnessed the grand culmination of Bharat Tex 2024, the world's largest tex... Read more

ICAC: Rapid rise in cotton prices driven by speculative buying

  Recent data from the Cotton This Month report has revealed a remarkable upswing in co... Read more

Shahi Exports joins Bharat Tex 2024 as Sustainability Partner

  India’s foremost apparel manufacturer and exporter, Shahi Exports participated ... Read more

MoU signed at Bharat Tex 2024 to promote upcycled textile products

  In a significant move towards fostering sustainability in India's textile industry, a... Read more

Shima Seiki USA to unveil latest innovations at a North Carolina exhibition

  The North American arm of Japan’s esteemed Shima Seiki Mfg, Shima Seiki USA is ... Read more

Auro Textiles installs 28 Ultimax rapier machines in partnership with Pican…

  A division of Vardhman, and India’s leading vertically integrated textile produ... Read more

Women’s apparel market to grow to $1,280 billion by 2033-end: FactMR

  Having surged to a staggering $863 billion in 2023, the global women's apparel market... Read more

India to reclaim position as leading global cotton producer

  India is determined to reclaim its position as the world's leading cotton producer, n... Read more

Itema appoints Sameer Kulkarni as new Managing Director

  Itema Weaving (India) has appointed Sameer Kulkarni as its Managing Director, marking... Read more

Bangladesh to enjoy duty-free market access for 3 additional years post LDC…

  Bangladesh's status as a developing nation will continue to grant it duty-free market... Read more

Bangladesh needs to invest $18 billion in non-cotton apparels: BGMEA study

  Bangladesh's can export $42 billion worth of non-cotton garments by 2032 if it invest... Read more

Bharat Tex 2024 concludes in New Delhi

  India's largest global textile event, Bharat Tex 2024 concluded on 29th February 2024... Read more

Alif Industries to acquire two private sector businesses

  Alif Industries, a composite textile company specialising in 100 per cent export-orie... Read more

Uniqlo launches for new T-shirt designs for Peace for All Charity project

  Global retail giant Uniqlo continues to promote peace through its ongoing Peace For A... Read more

Pakistan to organise conference on ‘Knowledge-Based Textiles’ in March 2024

  Pakistan will organise the 3rd International Conference on 'Knowledge-Based Textiles'... Read more

Textile up cycling deal signed between Textiles Committee, GeM and SCOPE at…

  In a groundbreaking move towards environmental sustainability, a memorandum of unders... Read more

Birkenstock sales surge by 22% in Q3, FY23

  Birkenstock Holding Plc’s latest earnings report showcased a resilient business... Read more