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Prudent investment, people and choices help brands expand horizon

Prudent investment, people and choices help brands expand horizon

"Leading fashion brands emphasise, right people, proper funding and strong brand values are the key factors that help a small start-up to grow into a booming business. Cornish fashion brand Seasalt and Kent-based kidswear retailer Childrensalon both started as single, independently-run shops but now have multi-million-... Read more

The rise of eco-friendly and durable fast fashion in India

The rise of eco-friendly and durable fast fashion in India

"A Nielsen study conducted eight years ago showed that Indian consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of environment-friendly fashion practices. Groups like the Worker Diaries, that advocate the welfare of workers in the region and Fashion Revolution India, which pushes for sustainable and ethical practices in fa... Read more

Global brands race towards 3D manufacturing

Global brands race towards 3D manufacturing

"With environmental consciousness penetrating societies around the world along with an acute cultural shift towards athleticism and wellness, manufacturers are increasingly focusing on producing knitted shoes. Footwear brands Nike and Adidas launched a line of virtually seamless, knitted shoe uppers in 2012. The seamle... Read more

Rise of non-traditional markets fuels apparel exports

Rise of non-traditional markets fuels apparel exports

"As per Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data, in the July-December period of the current FY2018-19, Bangladesh’s apparel shipments to new export destinations like Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Turkey posted a robust growth of 36.21 per cent in the first half ... Read more

Changing dynamics of global fashion market

Changing dynamics of global fashion market

"The axes of global trade are shifting, amid a surge in commerce between emerging economies in the global South. The dynamics may lead to a rethinking of sourcing and pricing strategies in the year ahead. That’s why “Trade 2.0” is one of the 10 big trends to watch out for in 2019 reveals the McKinsey&... Read more

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

"As per Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman, CITI, India’s cotton yarn and fabric exports are struggling due to the duty disadvantage faced by exporters in major markets. There has been continuous decline in cotton yarn and fabric exports from 2013-14 to 2017-18. India’s export of cotton yarn declined 25 per cent f... Read more

Innovation and sustainability to rule at Interfiliere Hong Kong

Innovation and sustainability to rule at Interfiliere Hong Kong

"On December 17th, 2018, Eurovet Group, the organiser of the leading international trade show events for lingerie, swimwear and active-wear supply chain and different sectors from Indonesian Lingerie Industry joined the develoPPP.de programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)... Read more

Ignoring their aesthetic appeal, brands focus on sustainable products

Ignoring their aesthetic appeal, brands focus on sustainable products

"Though fashion provides consumers with a mode of self-expression, a celebration of originality and fine craftsmanship, or a temporary pleasure, it is also one of the world’s most polluting and wasteful industries. As a recent report by Ellen MacArthur Foundation reveals, global textile production has more than d... Read more

Growing hazards of fast fashion from economy, to social and environmental

Growing hazards of fast fashion from economy, to social and environmental

"In a world of accelerating demand for apparel, consumers want -- and can also afford -- new clothes after wearing garments only a few times. Entire business models are built on the premise of fast fashion, providing clothes cheaply and quickly through shorter fashion cycles. However, this linear fashion model of buyin... Read more

India’s knit T-shirts exports drop in Q2, Nigeria and South Africa are exce…

India’s knit T-shirts exports drop in Q2, Nigeria and South Africa are exceptions

"Growth in India’s knit T-shirt exports in Q2 FY 18-19 declined by 9.62 per cent over the previous quarter. Within the knitted T-shirts segment, cotton tees accounts for 73 per cent of the total share value at $414.54 million. The second topmost commodity in Q2 FY 18-19 under the knitted T-shirt segment included ... Read more

Indian textile and clothing exports decline in Q2 FY 18-19

Indian textile and clothing exports decline in Q2 FY 18-19

"India’s textile and clothing (T&C) exports in the second quarter of FY 18-19, dropped 5.82 per cent to $8,935.55 million over its previous quarter. The US still remains top export market for India’s T&C goods, with goods worth of $2,059.37 million exported the US. Export of knitted apparels surpass... Read more

Heimtextil 2019 showcases leading innovations in home, contract textiles

Heimtextil 2019 showcases leading innovations in home, contract textiles

"Heimtextil 2019 displayed key trends in structure, graphic patterns and health-promoting materials. The leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, held from January 8 to 11 in Frankfurt, offered an attractive backdrop for the innovations of 3,025 exhibitors from 65 countries. Graphic patterns dominated all seg... Read more

British brands tackle Brexit with diversification

British brands tackle Brexit with diversification

"With Brexit on a knife edge, many designers and small-time manufacturers doubt whether the bi-annual catwalk event London Fashion Week holds anything for them. A slowdown in customer spending has triggered cautiousness in the rag trade. Luxury retailer Harrods is increasing its spring/summer stock to protect the expos... Read more

Interim Budget 2019-20: Outlay for textile sector reduced, optimism about h…

Interim Budget 2019-20: Outlay for textile sector reduced, optimism about higher IT exemptions

"Textile industry welcomed the Interim Budget 2019-20 announced by the Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal. Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI feels the budget will give a major impetus to the textile and apparel consumption in India by increasing the purchasing power of middle class and farmers. He feels, the announcements highli... Read more

Indian fashion comes of age as growth graph keeps moving north

Indian fashion comes of age as growth graph keeps moving north

"As per The State of Fashion 2019, a survey issued by McKinsey & Company, a global management consultancy firm, India is likely to become a centrepoint for the fashion industry this year as its strengthening manufacturing sector and burgeoning middle class will create a whole new class of consumers.The fastest grow... Read more

Majority of fashion industry professionals report job satisfaction: Study

Majority of fashion industry professionals report job satisfaction: Study

"To discover how satisfied professionals working within the fashion industry are with their jobs, Business of Fashion surveyed over 1,400 fashion professionals and further analysed a sample set of 418 respondents — working in the UK, the US, France, Italy and Germany. The survey showed, majority of fashion indust... Read more

India needs the right approach to guarantee maximum benefits from RCEP

India needs the right approach to guarantee maximum benefits from RCEP

"Despite many rounds of negotiations, the suspense regarding India’s participation in the proposed 16-member mega-trade deal, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) continues. The Indian government has engaged three consultants: ICRIER, the Centre for Regional Trade housed in the Indian Institute of F... Read more

A wake up call for the Cambodian textile industry

A wake up call for the Cambodian textile industry

"Though, a recent survey by UN initiative Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) indicates improving conditions in the country’s garment factories, human rights violations demand new mechanisms for accountability and transparency in these companies. Hun Sen government and the international race to search the cheapest la... Read more

CPTPP opens up new markets for members as US looks to join back

CPTPP opens up new markets for members as US looks to join back

"The anticipated impact of the CPTPP will be immense, as slashed tariffs encourage significant shifts in global supply chains. Its high-standard provisions on the digital economy, investment, financial services, labor and the environment establish new "rules of the road" that will have a broad country-specific and coll... Read more

Global Britain vision to focus on India-UK relationship post Brexit

Global Britain vision to focus on India-UK relationship post Brexit

"However, the present India-UK trade relationship does not look particularly special. In 2016, the UK was the fifth-largest export destination for Indian exports, behind the USA, the UAE, Hong Kong and China. It accounted for only 3.3 percent of Indian exports, valued at $8.66 billion (€7.6 billion). This is minis... Read more

CEO agenda launched at WEF meet, sets the roadmap for sustainable fashion

CEO agenda launched at WEF meet, sets the roadmap for sustainable fashion

"A new research from UNFCCC reveals, greenhouse gas emissions from textile production currently amount to 1.2 billion tons annually. This is more than the emissions of all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The fashion industry has increasingly been working on issues such as chemicals, circularity an... Read more

Brand, retailers to combat overproduction with innovative strategies

Brand, retailers to combat overproduction with innovative strategies

"A report from retail software company ShareCloth reveals the problem of overproduction currently plagues with nearly 30 per cent of fashion goods produced going unsold. Additionally, over 50 per cent of fast fashion sold is thrown out less than a year later, with 12.8 million ton of clothing annually dumped into landf... Read more

With growing demand, brands increasingly focus on mothers-to-be

With growing demand, brands increasingly focus on mothers-to-be

"Gone are the days when clothes for expectant mothers were limited to ill-fitting silhouettes and long overalls. Maternity wear today is growing market with designer’s investment on pregnant women increasing over time. The latest to jump in the bandwagon is Zara with its new maternity collection. The brand has in... Read more

Macao, Malta to lead world economic growth

Macao, Malta to lead world economic growth

Global fashion industry faces a changing environment, with an economic downturn and protectionism threatening to mark the development of the two biggest world economies. Twenty years ago, China was the seventh biggest economy, post World War, globalisation led a move to the Western world. Twenty years later, China and ... Read more

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UK pushes for recycled fibers

Clothing companies in the UK that design products with lower environmental impacts may be rewar... Read more

India to hold bilateral discussions with China for RCEP

Facing pressure to finalise its market opening commitments under the Regional Comprehensive Eco... Read more

New khadi schemes in the offing

The Khadi Gramodyog Vikas Yojana will be extended for a year. This is expected to benefit over ... Read more

Barcelona to host Itma in June

Itma will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. The event will showcase fibers, yarns and ... Read more

Global fiber production up four million tons

World fiber production in 2018 rose by four million tons over previous year. The share of natur... Read more

Freudenberg to showcase innovative materials at Techtextil

Freudenberg Performance Materials, a leading supplier of innovative technical textiles, will ho... Read more

Brisk business for Indian companies in Bangladesh RMG segment

Indian companies are seeking better opportunities in Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s economic de... Read more

Cambodia hopes for seven per cent growth this year

Cambodia is expected to grow by seven per cent in 2019. Growth will be driven by garment export... Read more

Bangladesh earnings from sweater exports up 18 per cent

Bangladesh’s export earnings from sweaters rose by 18.57 per cent in the first seven mont... Read more

Spinnova to collaborate with textiles expert

Spinnova, a developer of a sustainable textile fibre, has collaborated with textiles professor ... Read more

JFW to operate Japan Pavilion at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019

The Japan Fashion Week (JFW) Organization, will operate the Japan Pavilion at the Intertextile ... Read more

EAC recommends responsibility charge on clothing

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report has called for a one penny producer responsibili... Read more

Pakistan yearly knit exports up 16 per cent

Pakistan’s knitwear shipments grew 16.25 per cent in January 2019 compared to the same pe... Read more

India: MP apparel exports down 30 per cent

Apparel exports from Madhya Pradesh have dropped by over 30 per cent in compared to a year ago.... Read more

Netherlands to assist Bangladesh apparel industry

Netherlands will assist the growth of Bangladesh’s apparel industry. Relationships betwee... Read more

Fashion world mourns Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld, who died yesterday at 85, leaves behind an extraordinary legacy as one of the g... Read more

ITE Group announces three-year investment plan

During leading fashion trade event Moda at NEC Birmingham, the ITE Group announced a three-year... Read more

India’s cotton procurement to reach 15 lakh bales by the end of season

Cotton procurement by the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) crossed 8.5 lakh bales in the ongoi... Read more

Bangladesh: Accord adamant on staying on

Accord wants an extension beyond its five-year operation term. Pressure has been mounting on Ba... Read more

Buyers exploit us, say Bangladesh exporters

Bangladesh is facing the pressure from buyers to deliver cheap apparel. Exporters say they cann... Read more

Aditya Birla Fashion plans to set up manufacturing plant in Odisha

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) is investing Rs 114 crore to set up a new apparel manuf... Read more

Bangladesh garment earnings up 14 per cent from July to January

Bangladesh’s earnings from exports of readymade garments rose 14.51 per cent in July to J... Read more

AATCC approves first international standards for e-textiles

AATCC research committee RA111, Electronically-Integrated Textiles, recently approved its first... Read more

Yarn piles up with Bangladesh millers

Textile millers in Bangladesh have stacks of unsold yarns and fabrics. The reason: invasion of ... Read more

Vietnam to scale up garment exports

Vietnam plans to become the world’s third major supplier of garments and textiles. With C... Read more

Sympatex launches a highly-breathable new line of footwear

At this year’s Lineapelle, to be held from February 20-2 in, Milan, Sympatex will launch ... Read more

India still skewed toward natural fibers

Fiber consumption in India is skewed toward natural fibers, especially cotton. But globally man... Read more

Indian exporters fear losing GSP post new ecom rules

The US may withdraw GSP for India as it is unhappy with the recent tightening of foreign direct... Read more

Hong Kong’s Epic Group to set up garment manufacturing unit in Ranchi

Hong Kong-headquartered, garment manufacturing multinational conglomerate, Epic Group, will inv... Read more

Eurovet Group to join develoPPP.de program with sequagGMBH

Eurovet Group will join the develoPPP.de programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic ... Read more

Bangladesh exports to India increases despite duty hike, labour unrest

After the Indian government increased duties on textile products to check cheap imports from Ch... Read more

US apparel exports from Bangladesh increase by 2.3 per cent last fiscal

US remained the biggest market for Bangladesh apparel exports in the last fiscal. During the pe... Read more

EU activates withdrawal of trade benefits to Cambodia

The European Commission has activated the process of withdrawal of tariff benefits for Cambodia... Read more

Pressure on Bangladesh to extend Accord tenure

European brands, global rights groups and a group of 190 global investors want Bangladesh to gi... Read more

India: Weavers in the Northeast get passbooks

Yarn passbooks have been distributed among weavers in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram and Man... Read more

Pakistan may continue importing cotton from India despite losing MFN status

India’s withdrawal of Most Favored Nation to Pakistan and the 200 per cent hike on import... Read more

Visitors at Munich Fabric Start decline by 3 per cent

The latest edition of Munich Fabric Start, held from January 29 to 31, 2019, experienced a decl... Read more