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NCTO recommends strong policies, FTAs, improved infrastructure for US texti…

NCTO recommends strong policies, FTAs, improved infrastructure for US textile growth

"While NCTO strongly supports the free trade structure established under NAFTA, it also agrees with President Trump’s desire to improve the terms of the original agreement. It specifically advocates certain improvements in NAFTA renewal negotiation. Some of these include: maintaining yarn forward as the fundament... Read more

Denims jeans ready to make a comeback with new styles

Denims jeans ready to make a comeback with new styles

"Denim is set to get a boost as demand for athleisure clothing seems to have peaked. Now, companies are looking for newer options and resurrection of the good old jeans is most likely."   Denim is set to get a boost as demand for athleisure clothing seems to have peaked. Now, companies are looking for newer opti... Read more

ATSM 2019 unveils myriad supply opportunities for local businesses

ATSM 2019 unveils myriad supply opportunities for local businesses

"Leaders of the apparel and textile industry gathered at the second edition of Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM), held from May 28 to 30, 2019 in Florida. The three-day event hosted domestic and international textile mills and apparel factory exhibitors from 15 countries, and over 3,000 visitors. Leading SME brands... Read more

India's apparel grew lowest in five years, says study

India's apparel grew lowest in five years, says study

"As per CMAI's annual Apparel Index for FY2018-19, research conducted by DFU Publications on Indian apparel industry reveals, growth has been falling continuously for the past five years. In fact, except the first quarter of FY2018-19, the index values were much lower than comparable quarters in previous fiscal (FY2017... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to offer solutions for contract busines…

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to offer solutions for contract business and home sectors

"The autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from August 28-31, 2019 in Shanghai. The exhibition, to be attended by over 1,000 exhibitors from 25 countries, will provide solutions for the contract business and whole-home sectors." The autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles w... Read more

Bangladesh: Future of RMG exports is positive, albeit with a few challenges

Bangladesh: Future of RMG exports is positive, albeit with a few challenges

"The RMG sector in Bangladesh has witnessed tremendous growth over the last one decade. The country has emerged as the second largest RMG exporter to the world with around 85 per cent of its export earnings achieved through this sector. This growth in the country’s RMG sector has created many new employment oppor... Read more

AEPC launches SLCP operations in Haryana

AEPC launches SLCP operations in Haryana

"Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), in association with the Social and Labour Convergence Program (SLCP), organised a workshop to announce the launch of SLCP operations in Gurugram, Haryana on June 7, 2019. "   Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), in association with the Social and Labour Convergence P... Read more

Pure London to focus on S/S ’20 women’s wear collections and ethical brands

Pure London to focus on S/S ’20 women’s wear collections and ethical brands

"Pure London, the Festival of Fashion scheduled from July 21 to 23, 2019 at Olympia London, will showcase the S/S ’20 collections of new brands and designers. The event, alongwith 700 brands, will feature inspiring and educational content, talks and keynote speakers discussing topics including sustainability, the... Read more

Increasing consumer demand forces brands to prioritise sustainability

Increasing consumer demand forces brands to prioritise sustainability

"The future generation is always a step ahead of you just like the millennial and Gen Z shoppers are more vocal about their expectation of environmentally friendly practices from brands. Consumers’ are increasingly demanding sustainable fashion, prompting brands to prioritise sustainability and increase transpare... Read more

Brune partners Indian cricket team for World Cup 2019

Brune partners Indian cricket team for World Cup 2019

“We are absolutely ecstatic on having been chosen as the preferred travel choice by BCCI for World Cup 2019,” says Tabby Bhatia, Founder, Brune. The premium leather and accessories brand was recently chosen as the supplier of a customised travelling kit comprising bags and shoes for entire Indian team for W... Read more

ShanghaiTex 2019 to feature 1,200 exhibitors

ShanghaiTex 2019 to feature 1,200 exhibitors

The 19th International Exhibition on Textile Industry (ShanghaiTex 2019), to be held from November 25-28, 2019, will feature over 1,200 exhibitors. The exhibition, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in Shanghai, will showcase a range of intelligent textile machinery and innovative eco-friendly materials, hel... Read more

Fashion becomes ‘big’ as men’s plus size market grows

Fashion becomes ‘big’ as men’s plus size market grows

"This situation allows DXL, the brand catering exclusively to the men’s plus size clothing to dominate. The company is seeing growing demand for trimmer fits across all categories. In bottoms, the company is seeing growing demand for slim-fit joggers in active wear/athleisure assortment and also adding more style... Read more

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

NCTO CEO Kim Glas to revive the American textile industry

"Kim Glas, new the president and CEO of the National Council of Textile Organisations since April 2019, has set a definite goal to revive the flagging American textile industry. She notes the American industry in the last few years has seen a remarkable uptick in employment with the industry currently employing 600,000... Read more

Kidswear market rides on fashion, comfort, sustainability

Kidswear market rides on fashion, comfort, sustainability

"Children’s fashion is not a child’s play,” says a recent kidswear advertisement featuring Amitabh Bachchan. Brands and retailers are scratching their heads over how to appeal to kids’ tastes besides keeping parents happy. They are not only consulting kids during their pre-production process bes... Read more

Increasing bottom lines in FY19, Indian companies plan new strategies for g…

Increasing bottom lines in FY19, Indian companies plan new strategies for growth

"FY 2019 has been a mixed year for Indian textile companies. For smaller companies like Morarjee Textiles, Bombay Rayon Fashions, Mafatlal and JCT, it was a challenging year as their quarterly earnings slipped below given estimates. However, for bigger companies like Arvind Mills, Raymond, Vardhman Textiles and Grasim ... Read more

Brands become honest as transparency gains importance

Brands become honest as transparency gains importance

"Brands are slowly realising the importance of the dictum, ‘Honesty is the best policy.’ They are embracing transparency by listing their supply chains on their websites and also making public transparency pledges on these issues."   Brands are slowly realising the importance of the dictum, ‘Ho... Read more

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

Yarn Expo 2019 upholds transparency in textile supply chain

"Recent editions of Yarn Expo have been highlighting the growing importance of transparency in the textile chain. The Spring 2019 edition of the expo highlighted shifting sourcing trends, brands’ entry into new markets and initiatives needed to achieve sustainability in the textile industry. The next edition of t... Read more

Bilateral treaties boost trade growth in Europe

Bilateral treaties boost trade growth in Europe

"As per European Textile and Apparel Confederation (Euratex) in its annual report, the European textile sector generated a business volume of €181 billion in 2017. Europe is also one of the world’s biggest consumer markets along with the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy. As Eurostat reveals in 2016,... Read more

Customisation fuels denim’s popularity amongst masses

Customisation fuels denim’s popularity amongst masses

"A wardrobe staple today, the blue jean was first created in 1873 by Tailor Jacob Davis and fabric supplier Levi Strauss who were granted a patent to supply their copper-riveted denim cotton bottoms. The jean still remains a favorite amongst customers of all age groups and classes despite the advent of new trends such ... Read more

Trade war, political uncertainties alter US apparel supply chain

Trade war, political uncertainties alter US apparel supply chain

"The US-China trade war and other disruptions like labor issues in Cambodia and political unrest in Central America have deeply impacted sourcing patterns in America. An analysis of the country’s men’s wear imports and shifting production proclivities reveals that the emergence of certain countries or regio... Read more

US apparel exports grow despite emergence of new markets

US apparel exports grow despite emergence of new markets

"With growing preference for ‘Made in America’ products, US textile and apparel exports increased by 0.9 per cent to $5,776.88 million from January to March 2019. Apparels exports during this period increased 5.04 per cent compared to the same quarter of 2018. Within these, export of functional apparels inc... Read more

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C&A reduces global carbon footprint by 12%

According to C&A’s annual Global Sustainability Report, owing to its use of sustainab... Read more

Epson opens 'TSC Asia' to accelerate global digital textile printing biz

Seiko Epson Corporation (Epson), the global technology leader, has opened a new textile solutio... Read more

Clean Clothes Campaign report grants negative grade to Under Armour

A recent report by Clean Clothes Campaign named Under Armour Inc. among 19 clothing brands that... Read more

India to import 22 lakh bales of cotton during the 2018-2019 season

According to the Cotton Advisory Board, the Indian import of cotton in the 2018-2019 cotton sea... Read more

Karl Mayer launches new dyeing technology at ITMA 2019

Karl Mayer launched Greendye, an innovative technology for producing denim fabrics with minimis... Read more

Vietnam cotton imports in May 2019 increase by 2 per cent

Vietnam’s cotton imports in May 2019 increased by 2.8 per cent month on month. The coun... Read more

Seraphine sales and profits soar as international sales prove key

UK-based maternity-wear specialist Seraphine has reported soaring sales and profits for the 12 ... Read more

Scoop launches SS20 Campaign ‘Camp: Notes On Fashion’

Contemporary womenswear show Scoop, to be held at the iconic Saatchi Gallery from July 21- 23, ... Read more

Première Vision Paris in September

Première Vision Paris will be held September 17 to 19, 2019. It will present the new ma... Read more

PolyU bags two awards at TechConnect Conference & Expo 2019

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) won two “Global Innovation Awards” at ... Read more

H&M Q2 net sales increase by 11%

According to Fredrik Ivarsson, an analyst at Kepler Cheuvreux, global apparel retailer H&M&... Read more

Miniso comes on Snapdeal

Snapdeal will sell Miniso products on its platform. This will cover beauty, baby care, home fu... Read more

Zara Vietnam’s 2018 revenue increases by six times

Zara Vietnam’s revenue in 2018 increased by six times to reached US$73 million over its 2... Read more

Hong Kong works on textile research

Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Wuyi University are working together on research and devel... Read more

Paris Fashion Week Men to hold 60 catwalk shows

The Paris Fashion Week Men , to be held from June 18-June 23, 2019 will hold 60 catwalk shows d... Read more

Lululemon Athletica to open 12 stores this year

Lululemon Athletica which opened its first three stores in the Chinese cities of Shaanxi, Xi&rs... Read more

Meech to display textile cleaning solutions at ITMA

Meech will showcase solutions for static and cleaning related issues in textile production at I... Read more

ABFR joins circular platform

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail is joining a platform named Circular Apparel Innovation Factory... Read more

Bangladesh exporters seek more incentives

Bangladesh garment manufacturers and exporters want cash incentives to be raised from one per c... Read more

BGAPMEA calls for a reduction of corporate tax rate to 12%

Bangladesh Garment Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) ... Read more

China textile conference in July

The China Textile Innovation Conference will be held July 4 to 6, 2019. The aim of this confere... Read more

Grasim partners with Rieter

Grasim has added Rieter’s latest air-jet spinning machine the J 26 at its textile center ... Read more

Dipayan Chakraborty joins Myntra

Dipayan Chakraborty has been appointed as the head of Analytics and Business Intelligence at My... Read more

Indonesian batik clothing and fabrics on display at ATF 2019

The Apparel Textile and Footwear (ATF) 2019 trade exhibition featured several Indonesian batik ... Read more

Lifestyle International launches the tween lines in India

The Dubai-based business Landmark Group’s fashion arm Lifestyle International, recently i... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles to focus on finished products

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Autumn Edition will feature over 1,000 exhibitors o... Read more

Luxury brands increase social media budgets

Luxury brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton and Christian Dior are targeting social media platforms... Read more

Inditex reports 10% increase in Q1 profit

Inditex recently reported a 10 per cent rise in its first-quarter profit, as foreign currency e... Read more

Indian Imports of garment from Bangladesh increases by 53%

Imports of readymade garments from Bangladesh have increased by 53 per cent Cotton garments ... Read more

Hanes tees feature US parks

HanesBrands has issued a line of T-shirts celebrating national parks in the US. These are Acad... Read more

New process by Lectra wins Texprocess Innovation Award 2019

Lectra has been awarded by a jury of experts the Texprocess Innovation Award 2019 in the New Pr... Read more

Herrero joins G-III

Victor Herrero is on the board of directors of G-III. Herrero’s expertise has been devel... Read more

Bliss Impex acquires four Durst Alpha systems

Bliss Impex, an international manufacturer of synthetic textiles, printing fabrics and apparel ... Read more

Heiq launches new water repellent textile technologies

Swiss textile innovator Heiq has launched a new fluorine-free product in its HeiQ Eco Dry produ... Read more

Kiian Digital to add new versions of Bellagio machines

Kiian Digital, a JK group brand will extend its textile printing range by adding two new versio... Read more

Fiji to reduce import duty on kid’s apparel

The Fijian Government will reduce import duty on kid’s apparels in the country from the c... Read more