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India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

India’s innerwear segment needs to harness its true potential

  The innerwear market in India is segmented between men and the more fancy-driven women’s and both markets are growing significantly. While the global men’s innerwear segment is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 5.8 per cent to reach $13.6 billion by the end of 2024, women’s innerwea... Read more

All About Sustainability in focus at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fab…

All About Sustainability in focus at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics edition

"The upcoming Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics which opens on October 11, will be the perfect platform for sustainable paradigms and companies. The centre of sustainability at the three-day fair will be the All About Sustainability zone (hall 5.2), but eco-friendly products and companies will also abound in Beyond... Read more

Fashion Summit discusses innovative technology initiatives

Fashion Summit discusses innovative technology initiatives

Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) organized its annual innovation and technology symposium at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on September 7 and 8. The two-day symposium attracted over 600 industry partners, research experts, and association representatives. Industry player... Read more

Luxe designers focus on unique textiles to highlight craftsmanship

Luxe designers focus on unique textiles to highlight craftsmanship

"What gives luxury designers such as Schiaparelli, Ralph & Russo, Chanel, Dries Van Noten, Stella McCartney, Guo Pei and Ermenegildo Zegna, an edge over others? It’s the unique textile that brings life to the entire ensemble and couture. These designers and couturiers are increasingly focusing on creating uni... Read more

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Techtextil India 2017: Texprocess pavilion launched for the first time

Techtextil India 2017: Texprocess pavilion launched for the first time

"Techtextil India 2017, the three-day premium international show for technical textiles and nonwovens, opened in Mumbai on September 13, 2017. With growing focus on making India the textile hub, the trade fair has drawn strong support from Ministry of Textiles; the Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Te... Read more

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

Growing knitting sector bring innovative technologies in the limelight

"Knitting industry is on a roll with a number of players announcing new products and planning new collaborations. To start with, to commemorate its 80th anniversary, leading warp knitting machinery manufacturer Karl Mayer organised a series of open house events at its headquarters in Obertshausen, Germany, this July. T... Read more

Ahmedabad apparels sector gaining strength

Ahmedabad apparels sector gaining strength

"Ahmadabad’s textile market is worth around $25 billion, contributing nearly 12 per cent to India’s textile exports. It is backed by a strong supply chain from cotton production to textile machinery and now a thriving hub for apparels. As all resources are available close, the city can even quote an extreme... Read more

GTE highlights the latest and the best

GTE highlights the latest and the best

Garment Technology Expo (GTE) was held in Gujarat, August 18 to 20. Over 230 participants and brands including leading manufacturers as well as suppliers of garment machinery and accessories from over 18 countries including Germany, Japan, Taiwan, China, Korea, Italy and India participated. The show attracted a total ... Read more

CENTRESTAGE concludes with positivity about sales and bookings

CENTRESTAGE concludes with positivity about sales and bookings

    The four-day fashion extravaganza, Centrestage, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), concluded successfully on September 9. It featured more than 210 fashion brands from 22 countries and regions, showcasing latest brands and designer collections. The sh... Read more

CENTRESTAGE: Young Fashion Designers’ Contest celebrates budding talen…

CENTRESTAGE: Young Fashion Designers’ Contest celebrates budding talent

  As one of the main highlights of CENTRESTAGE, the Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2017 awards ceremony celebrated young talent on September 9. During the event, Arto Wong was named Champion and winner of the ‘New Talent Award’. She received a cash prize and a study tri... Read more

CENTRESTAGE recognises talent in footwear design

CENTRESTAGE recognises talent in footwear design

  On the last day of CENTRESTAGE, the organisers hosted an awards ceremony for the 17th Footwear Design Competition Hong Kong and a product parade of the winning entries. Recognising creative designers in the footwear industry, the competition was co-organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Footwear... Read more

China’s ban on textile scrap import hampers global recycling programs

China’s ban on textile scrap import hampers global recycling programs

"As a stepping stone, textile companies have taken the onus on themselves to ensure sustainable development. While on the other hand, a new ban on scrap textile imports in China could curb global textile recycling progress. In one of the first initiatives, a recent life-cycle assessment (LCA) of a waterborne polyuretha... Read more

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adapt

Not every customer opts for fast-fashion, brands learning to adapt

"After witnessing the quick success gained by two fast fashion giants, H&M and Zara, retailers have come to believe if you give customers latest trends in a short period of time, they will be lured to purchase. While this trend stayed far longer than anticipated, winds of change seem to be turning towards a more su... Read more

CENTRESTAGE ELITES presents Korea's JUUN.J,HK's FFIXXED STUDIOS

CENTRESTAGE ELITES presents Korea's JUUN.J,HK's FFIXXED STUDIOS

CENTRESTAGE ELITES, a major fashion spectacular, took to the stage on 6 September, showcasing the latest Spring/Summer 2018 collections of Hong Kong brand FFIXXED STUDIOS and Korean label JUUN.J. The opening gala show was a highlight of CENTRESTAGE, the event aims to further reinforce position of HK as an internatio... Read more

Fashionally Spring/Summer 2018

Fashionally Spring/Summer 2018

DEMO. The contemporary classic- SS18 collection – Boys, be flowers DEMO has always been inspired by contradictories. The traditional character in courtesan, oiran appears as the protagonist of the season spring summer 2018. "Ordinary flowers bloom in spring, only plum blossoms in the winter, effloresces prior ... Read more

Vietnam, emerges an alternate haven for Indian denim mills

Vietnam, emerges an alternate haven for Indian denim mills

"Struggling with overcapacity issues, the denim industry has been scouting for overseas markets. Vietnam gets a special mention after Bangladesh. Vietnam has some good jeans manufacturing units but lacks a strong fabric base which is in fact an advantage for Indian or other countries’ denim mills. Though a diffic... Read more

Asia’s first Fashion Summit aims to make Hong Kong industry sustainabl…

Asia’s first Fashion Summit aims to make Hong Kong industry sustainable

Asia’s first Fashion Summit aims to make Hong Kong industry sustainable The influential decision makers in the Hong Kong fashion industry came together today to officially announce the Asia’s first and largest sustainable conference dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in the... Read more

‘Made in America’ tag lure domestic consumers more, study

‘Made in America’ tag lure domestic consumers more, study

"As per recent American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) data, the US apparel and footwear industry contributed $383.6 billion in retail sales to the US economy. According to AAFA, the industry continued to be in a deflationary market for apparel during the past decade, with per capita consumption of apparel in ... Read more

CENTRESTAGE the glam brand show takes off in Hong Kong

CENTRESTAGE the glam brand show takes off in Hong Kong

  CENTRESTAGE, Asia’s premier fashion event, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened today and will continue till September 9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day show features more than 210 fashion brands from 22 countries and re... Read more

Vietnam emerges a strong sourcing base for US apparel brands

Vietnam emerges a strong sourcing base for US apparel brands

"Who knew the Trump government would change the fate of people who are wanting to set up base in Vietnam on the grounds of low labour cost and increasing sourcing activities. Steve DiBlasi, VP-global sourcing, Lanier Clothes shifted a fair amount of his company’s apparel production from China to Vietnam around si... Read more

India’s apparel export growth to remain flat, say experts

India’s apparel export growth to remain flat, say experts

"As per textile trade analysts and industry stalwarts, India’s apparel exports growth will remain flat or may see marginal rise this year, due to factors like GST, rupee appreciation against the dollar and sluggish global demand. As Rahul Mehta, President, Clothing Manufacturers' Association India (CMAI) points o... Read more

Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone to showcase sustainable denim range

Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone to showcase sustainable denim range

"Global denim mills will congregate at Munich Fabric Start’s Bluezone in Munich, September 5-7, 2017 to present their Autumn/Winter 18-19 collections. Their major target is making a mark in the German and Northern European markets. These mills bring forth innovations and new product lines, with focus on sustainab... Read more

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Coimbatore to host CCI seminar on September 23

Cotton Council International (CCI) is organizing a seminar in Coimbatore, September 23, 2017. I... Read more

Welspun gets Oeko-Tex label for bed and bath textiles

Welspun has been awarded a Made In Green label by Oeko-Tex. This is a traceable consumer sustai... Read more

US hosts nonwovens event RISE

A conference on Research, Innovation and Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) was held in the ... Read more

Texworld opens in Paris with debut of Texworld Denim

Texworld is being held in France, September 18 to 21. This year the event sees the debut of Tex... Read more

Textile Asia in Pakistan rakes in huge orders

Textile Asia held in Pakistan from September 16 to 18, 2017 saw numerous orders and MoUs signed... Read more

Orissa to cultivate mulberry to boost silk production

Orissa has vast potential for mulberry and eri silks. Both can be promoted in coastal areas. As... Read more

Nike launches 50 per cent recycled leather material

Going ahead with its corporate sustainability plan to reduce its carbon footprint Nike has anno... Read more

New denim spray ‘OrganIQ Bleach’ replaces potassium permanganate

The used look on denim garments is produced using potassium permanganate. However, potassium pe... Read more

Lenzing develops viscose fiber Eco Vero

Eco Vero is an environmentally friendly viscose fiber from Lenzing. Eco Vero fibers are made fr... Read more

JD Fashion teams up with BFC to help British designers foray in China

British Fashion Council (BFC) has entered a partnership with JD Fashion, China’s largest ... Read more

Jaipur to host textile fair Vastra

Vastra will be held in Jaipur from September 21 to 24. This is a textile and apparel fair, that... Read more

China, India among top global apparel markets

Global apparel sales are forecasted to rise by $156 billion from 2016 to 2019. Only six countri... Read more

Germany emerges Bangladesh’s biggest market for RMG

Germany has overtaken the US to become Bangladesh’s largest readymade garment export mark... Read more

Fashion enters sports apparel, brands cash in on trend

Sportswear is turning into a highly popular style statement and fashion trend. The Asia-Pacific... Read more

Ethiopia to host Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week from October 3

The three-day Africa Sourcing and Fashion Week will be held in Ethiopia from October 3 to 6, 20... Read more

Chinese print show All in Print schedule for next October

All in Print will take place in China, October 24 to 28, 2018. This is a trade fair for the Asi... Read more

Maharashtra to set up textile parks

Maharashtra will set up nine textile parks in the northern cotton-growing regions of the state.... Read more

Maglificio Ripa to exhibit at Première Vision

Maglificio Ripa, selected by Asahi Kasei as a key partner for Roica Feel Good project aimed at ... Read more

GST Impact: Tirupur garment exports down three per cent in August

Readymade garment exports from Tirupur dropped by 3.84 per cent in August. The threat of losing... Read more

Telangana prepares for bountiful cotton crop

The Cotton Corporation of India has set up 59 centers in Telangana this year. These are an addi... Read more

Startup Threadsol helping garment manufacturers cut cost

Mausmi Ambastha had seen at close quarters the amount of fabric being wasted every day as she h... Read more

Pakistan holds textile fair, Textile Asia

Textile Asia was held in Pakistan from September 16 to 18, 2017. The textile machinery fair aim... Read more

Industry expects a dip in yarn prices soon

The yarn sector, affected by high cotton prices in the past six months, might become normal wit... Read more

GSP Plus boosts Sri Lanka’s apparel exports

With GSP Plus, Sri Lanka hopes for a further $400 million in revenues from apparel exports to t... Read more

Canada’s Street Legal Clothing looking to source from Tirupur

Street Legal Clothing, based in Canada, will start sourcing garments from Tirupur. But this wil... Read more

Global brands turn to virtual warehousing

Retailers and brands are choosing virtual warehousing coupled with a strong omni-channel supply... Read more

Asia Pacific fuels polyester fabric demand

Asia Pacific is the largest and the fastest growing market for polyester fibers. China and Indi... Read more

‘Transparency’ the focus of upcoming Bangladesh Denim Expo

As per Fashion Transparency Index 2017 only 32 per cent of the top 100 global fashion brands ar... Read more

Nepal Yarn and Textile Expo opens doors, will be on till September 17

Nepal Yarn and Textile Expo is being held September 15 to 19, 2017. The expo will showcase a ra... Read more

Gujarat forward contracts of cotton decline

Gujarat is witnessing a sharp decline in forward contract of cotton for export in the new seaso... Read more

British Fashion Council launches Fashion Switch, to boost green energy

Fashion Switch is an initiative of the British Fashion Council to encourage brands and business... Read more

Denim Days comes to New York on September 29

New York Denim Days will be held September 29 to October 1. The show will connect denim insider... Read more

Chinese cotton auction limited to spinners

Chinese cotton prices have been increasing. Ending stocks (excluding state reserved cotton stoc... Read more

Chic to be held in October

Chic will be held in China, October 11 to 13, 2017. It offers a platform for fashion brands to... Read more

CCI to meet in Coimbatore to give insights on US cotton

Cotton Council International (CCI) is holding a seminar in Coimbatore on September 23, 2017. Th... Read more

Biological molecules added to cotton to boost durability

A team of international scientists from Israel, Germany and Austria has used a biological appro... Read more

Bangladesh’s July earnings up

Export earnings from the US, the largest market for Bangladeshi goods, registered a healthy hig... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord snaps ties with eight more errant units

Accord has terminated business relations with eight more readymade garment factories in Banglad... Read more

Brandix retains position as top exporter in Sri Lanka

  Brandix has been named Sri Lanka’s top exporter of the year. Beside... Read more

Technical textiles on a growth path in India

India’s technical textile market is expected to grow at 12 per cent per annum. With suffi... Read more

Strong rupee affects Indian apparel exports

The overvalued rupee is hurting India’s apparel exports. A strong rupee has significantly... Read more

Pakistan wants GSP for textiles and leather goods from the US

Pakistan wants the US give GSP access for its textile and leather goods. At present, the US giv... Read more

UK’s apparel brand Next shows better results

UK retailer Next’s performance in the last three months has been encouraging on a number ... Read more

Lectra enhances productivity by 18 points

Lectra has improved its productivity rate by 18 points in three years and has since maintained ... Read more

Italy’s fashion industry aims to incorporate more eco-friendly practices

Italy has a plan to make the fashion retail business sustainable from end to end. The aim is to... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai October edition to attract 74,000 visitors

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held in China from October 11 to 13, 2017. This i... Read more

H&M’s Global Change Awards boosts circular fashion

H&M’s Global Change Awards are a move to accelerate the shift from linear to circular... Read more

Sales of global fast fashion brands slow down in China

Chinese consumers’ enthusiasm for international fast fashion retailers such as H&M ha... Read more

Cotton USA to showcase ‘what’s new in cotton’ at Premier Vision Paris

Cotton USA will present to the global textile and apparel industry what’s new in cotton, ... Read more

Hong Kong fashion brand BYT uses textile waste to create collections

Eco-friendly Hong Kong fashion label BYT wants to make a difference to a wasteful industry in a... Read more

Cotton buyers turn away from the US, look to India

The world’s top cotton buyers, all in Asia, are flocking to India. Fierce hurricanes in t... Read more

Bangladesh’s textile imports decline in 2016

Bangladesh was the sixth largest importer of textiles across the world in 2016. During the year... Read more

Asia Pacific driving global apparel accessories market

Asia Pacific is anticipated to remain at the forefront of global market for apparel accessories... Read more

A&E partners CGS to boost quality and productivity in Sri Lanka’s appar…

US-based A&E has partnered CGS to improve productivity, quality and employee motivation wit... Read more

Vietnam’s garments exports up nine per cent in 2017

In the first eight months of 2017, Vietnam’s textile and garment exports grew 9.9 per cen... Read more

Reviving the art of tussar in Maharashtra

Maharashtra is encouraging tussar weavers, a handwoven fabric of Vidarbha. Weavers will be trai... Read more

Nordstrom net sales up two per cent in Q2

American fashion retailer, Nordstrom’s net sales increased 2.7 per cent and comparable sa... Read more

India-Japan research project to improve silkworm quality

The union cabinet has given its approval for an ongoing collaborative research project with Jap... Read more

Cambodia looks beyond EU, US for garments exports

Cambodia’s exports of garments and footwear rose 7.2 per cent in 2016. The US market acco... Read more

Baldwin firm purchases Ahlbrandt System GmbH

Baldwin Technology Company a world leader in process automation solutions, consumables, and ser... Read more

Pakistan PM gives package for textile sector, expects enhanced productivity

Expressing hope the industrial sector brings reforms to compete with regional competitors the P... Read more

UN ban on North Korean textiles will disrupt industry and ordinary lives

United Nations sanctions on North Korea's important textiles industry are expected to disrupt a... Read more

Turkish retailer Kigili looking for an Indian partner

Kigili is a textile retailer from Turkey with stores in Austria, France, Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan... Read more

Nilit delivers great fiber quality

Functional fibers made from Israel-based Nilit Fiber’s special high quality nylon 6.6 del... Read more

Messe Frankfurt to now hold African textiles shows Source Africa, ATF

The South African subsidiary of the global trade fair company Messe Frankfurt has acquired Afri... Read more

Lenzing opens Application Innovation Center in Hong Kong

Lenzing has opened an Application Innovation Center in Hong Kong. New applications for Lenzing ... Read more

Indian bed sheets markets expanding globally

Indian bed sheet exporters cater majorly to international markets such as the US and Europe. Co... Read more

India to step up cooperation with Egypt in textiles sector

India vowed to step up its collaboration with Egypt in the textiles sector. It says there is an... Read more

Gap reduces store count as it faces sales slow down

Gap will concentrate on expanding its Old Navy and Athleta units. These two brands continue to ... Read more

Eco-friendly products to be showcased at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabr…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held from October 11 to 13, 2017. This edition wi... Read more

Brexit to boost Indian textile exports

Brexit will provide Indian companies the opportunity to capture a substantial market share in t... Read more

Archroma launches color atlas

For 17 years, Archroma has been pioneering change in the formulation, standardization and manag... Read more

Ludhiana facing tough times post note ban and GST

Ludhiana’s textiles sector is bearing the brunt of GST. The textile sector in the norther... Read more

Abercrombie expands into the Middle East market, to add more stores

Abercrombie & Fitch has nine stores in the Middle East. The brand has six of these in Dubai... Read more

Yarn production falls in India as makers move up value chain

Spinning units in India have decided to curtail yarn production and minimise losses. They have ... Read more

Neenu Plastics to open accessories unit

Neenu Plastics is starting its own accessory manufacturing unit. The company is a supplier, man... Read more

Bangladesh wants bigger trade with Georgia

Bangladesh hopes to explore a new market for garment products in Georgia as it's an important c... Read more

Itema to at Techtextil from tomorrow

Itema the Italian manufacturer of weaving machines and spare parts offers technical textile man... Read more

Global apparel brands register a drop in sales in Israel

International chains, led by H&M and Zara, are facing falling sales in Israel. H&M, the... Read more

Brics garment workers are underpaid

The global garment industry is infamous for its labour sweatshops in developing countries. Work... Read more

Global eco fibers market gaining ground, growing at 12.1 per cent

The global eco fiber market is growing at a CAGR of 12.1 per cent. Expanding textile industry i... Read more

Xinxiang Chemical Fiber’s viscose being used to make saris

Xinxiang Chemical Fiber’s viscose filament has a 52 per cent market share in India. Visco... Read more

Chinese textile park near Pakistan border alarms the latter

Pakistan is the fourth largest producer and the third largest consumer of cotton. But the count... Read more

Berlin to host Greenshowroom, Ethical Fashion Show in January

Greenshowroom and Ethical Fashion Show Berlin will take place from January 16 to 18, 2018. Two ... Read more

Growing market for stain resistant garments pushes up production

The market for stain protective apparel has grown significantly in recent years. Stain repellen... Read more

Recycling moves towards a closed loop

A partnership between H&M Foundation and The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and A... Read more

Italian men’s shopping habits change

With over 100 well known players, menswear in Italy is highly fragmented. Vertical integration ... Read more

Oman strengthening textile sector, aims to be a sourcing country

Oman is building its textile and garment sector. The country has some advantages like land, lab... Read more

CPM Moscow attracts buyer interest

Around 22,900 professional buyers from over 50 countries visited CPM Moscow held from August 30... Read more

SIMA elects P Nataraj its new chairman

P Nataraj has been elected the new chairman of SIMA (Southern India Mills’ Association). ... Read more

Smart clothing market gets bigger

The growing adoption of smart products by professional athletes to optimize performance level a... Read more

ZDHC partners Oeko-Tex on sustainability and safe chemicals usage

Since 1992, Oeko-Tex has worked to provide safer products by eliminating hazardous substances f... Read more

Technical textile emerges strong in India

Technical textiles are the new buzz in Indian textile industry and among emerging and inventive... Read more

GST to affect handloom prices

GST is expected to increase prices of handloom products by 7.7 per cent. One reason is weight o... Read more