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Fashion industry sets sustainability ball rolling with new initiatives

Fashion industry sets sustainability ball rolling with new initiatives

"With prices of clothing falling and disposable incomes rising, fast fashion has become one of the major trends of the 21st century. However, this has also contributed to major environmental crises and the textile industry is now regarded as the second most polluting industry. People are now questioning the moral and e... Read more

With global acceptance brands gear up to revive the ‘Made in India’ tag

With global acceptance brands gear up to revive the ‘Made in India’ tag

"For long, products Made in India brands have been ridiculed for their low quality. There have been instances where many western retailers have refused to stock collections by Indian designers due to the reputation of these products being assembled in sweatshops and having a ‘hippie dippie’ or bohemian aest... Read more

AI helps transform business, insufficient knowledge hampers growth

AI helps transform business, insufficient knowledge hampers growth

E-commerce platforms enabled with Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the business model of many brands. However, Sudhir Kadam, Venture Partner of FYDA Growth Partners believes there’s still a lot to achieve. While moderating the keynote panel ‘AI in Retail/E-commerce’ at the 7th Annual Big Data... Read more

ITSA-The most trusted platform for industry leaders celebrates 25 years

ITSA-The most trusted platform for industry leaders celebrates 25 years

"The recently concluded Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics marked the 25th year of the launch of this trading platform. With 89,662 visitors from over 120 countries and regions, the exhibition proved to be an ideal platform for them to meet global partners. “Exhibitors use this platform to un... Read more

Digital supply chains to transform fashion industry in future

Digital supply chains to transform fashion industry in future

"Digitisation is taking the fashion industry by storm with many fashion e-commerce companies achieving the unicorn status in the industry. A prominent example of this is the Singapore-based privately held e-commerce start-up Zilingo which is digitising the entire fashion supply chain by unifying the HR systems, logisti... Read more

With its unparalleled products on display, Yarn Expo paves the way for an o…

With its unparalleled products on display, Yarn Expo paves the way for an optimistic future

"With a record-breaking 543 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 offered an unparalleled range of quality and product diversity. Held from September 25-27, 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, the expo showcased an array of fancy, specialty and regenerated yarns,... Read more

Interfiliere Shanghai re-emphasises on sustainability with its focus on eco…

Interfiliere Shanghai re-emphasises on sustainability with its focus on eco-friendly materials

"A meeting point of all global players in the lingerie and swimwear industry, Interfiliere Shanghai offered a China-based view of textiles and textile accessories for lingerie and swimwear industry. Organised from September 26-27, 2019 in the Chinese capital city, the event reflected the current fashion trends in China... Read more

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

"Official statistics released by the China Customs reveal the textile manufacturing sector is going through an intense transformation. Few years ago, many garment factories in China refused to manufacture less than 1,000 pieces of clothing on a single model. These factories also calculated their profit margins based on... Read more

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product certification

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product certification

"For decades the home textiles business focused on launching a wide range of products. These included everything from bed sheets and comforters to towels. But recently, the industry has started to curtail its product excess as it is finally discovering that less is often more. This was particularly evident at this year... Read more

Time running out for the launch of Blockchain project in Italy

Time running out for the launch of Blockchain project in Italy

"Launched by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development (MiSE) in collaboration with Sistema Moda Italia (SMI) and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), an American IT company, the Textile Blockchain Project is currently facing a crisis as the time for its implementation is fast running out. The project... Read more

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

"With 1014 exhibitors from 25 countries, Texworld Paris once again asserted their dominance as undisputed leaders of sourcing for fabrics, components, trimmings and materials for the clothing industry. Spread across three halls in September, these remarkable events for anyone involved in creating fashion proved to be a... Read more

Digital transformation in retail to help brands tide over difficult times

Digital transformation in retail to help brands tide over difficult times

"With the recession leading to the rise of numerous direct-to-consumers brands that offer quality, value and luxury at affordable prices, traditional retailers are scrambling to modernise their stores. Caught unawares by the rise of new, modern consumer, these retailers began redesigning their brick and mortar stores a... Read more

15th Interferliere Shanghai welcomes exhilarating number of visitors

15th Interferliere Shanghai welcomes exhilarating number of visitors

"The 15th edition of Interfilière Shanghai, which concluded on Sept. 27th, 2019, welcomed an exhilarating record numbers of visitors. The 2-day trade fair also welcomed 150 exhibitors, representing 15 countries and regions, with wider range of offerings from fibers, fabrics, lace, accessories, embroidery, OEM &a... Read more

Time to set a new paradigm in knitwear production

Time to set a new paradigm in knitwear production

"Tailored Industry, Co-founded by Alex Tschopp, believes many knitwear brands today are forced to plan lengthy production cycles and undertake astronomically high order quantities which prevents them from launching new collections. Their chronic overproduction also results in vast quantities of unwanted apparel ending ... Read more

Product differentiation to help denim industry tide over 2020 recession

Product differentiation to help denim industry tide over 2020 recession

"As was evident from the 2008 recession, the global denim industry is not immune to the effects of economic crisis that looms large in 2020. The 2008 recession hit the denim industry like a storm. It set new standards of the focus of many brands shifting to newer markets such as Asia. Consumers could no longer spend $3... Read more

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon textile…

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon textile and clothing industry

"The upcoming Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing, to be held from October 17-18, 2019 in Marrakech, will offer international buyers and retailers a complete overview of the Moroccan textile and clothing industry by focusing on varied topics ranging from fast fashion to sustainable production."   The upcoming Maroc i... Read more

Volatile market, unstable prices compel Chinese weavers to wait and watch

Volatile market, unstable prices compel Chinese weavers to wait and watch

Even though the September-October period is known as the peak season for sale of rayon grey fabric in China, the market did not perform as well as expected. Production in weaving mills of Gaomi, Nantong and Shijazhuang surpassed sales leading to a lot of unsold inventory. Fabric mills in Shandong, Hebei, Shaanxi and Zh... Read more

US-China trade war saps world economy, affects livelihoods globally

US-China trade war saps world economy, affects livelihoods globally

"The US-China trade war is threatening the health of global economy as world trade is deteriorating rapidly. During the current year, trade is expected to expand by only 1.2 per cent, its weakest growth since 2009. The WTO has warned that intensifying trade conflicts may pose a direct threat to jobs and livelihoods, be... Read more

With 698 exhibitors and 54, 202 visitors, CHIC Shanghai ends September edit…

With 698 exhibitors and 54, 202 visitors, CHIC Shanghai ends September edition on a successful note

"The autumn edition of CHIC Shanghai from 25 to 27 September 2019 ended on a successful note. The exhibition recorded 698 exhibitors and 718 brands from 10 countries and 54,202 trade visitors. The exhibitors displayed their new collections on 62,000 square meters at the National Exhibition & Convention Center. CHIC... Read more

International Sourcing Expo to weave new path for jute lifestyle products

International Sourcing Expo to weave new path for jute lifestyle products

"This year, the International Sourcing Expo Australia will welcome the Jute Product Development and Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC) and around 10 of their member organisations who will showcase the benefits of jute to the Australian market. The expo, co-located with Footwear and Leather Show Australia and China Cloth... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. partners with ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo

C.L.A.S.S. partners with ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo

"C.L.A.S.S. partnered ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo-the international fair dedicated to yarn held in Milan from September 25- 26, 2019. The ROICA EF– GRS (Global Recycled Standard ) yarn is made with 58 per cent f pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by the in... Read more

Colorjet showcases new collection at NYFW 2019

Colorjet showcases new collection at NYFW 2019

"ColorJet India, India’s biggest manufacturer of digital inkjet textile printers in association with Niti Singhal, a renowned fashion designer from the house of ‘Twee in One’, showcased their collection at Flying Solo at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2019.  NYFW was held from September 6-11, 2019.... Read more

Fashion for All gains popularity as brands transcend size, gender boundarie…

Fashion for All gains popularity as brands transcend size, gender boundaries

"For decades, most retailers and brands focused on traditional sizing with a few plus size offerings (beyond size 0-12) often hidden at the back of the store. However, it is no longer acceptable for brands to cater only to a specific size or body type. They are now reaching beyond the norm into new categories and produ... Read more

Product and service innovations to help US mitigate trade war effects

Product and service innovations to help US mitigate trade war effects

"The past one and half year has been like a roller-coaster ride for the US textile market. During this period, the market witnessed several ups and downs mainly on account of the Sino-US trade war. Stakeholders Exhibitors at the recent edition of New York Show, wished this war to end quickly and the Sino-US economic an... Read more

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Welspun Q2 profit up 66 per cent

Indian home textile major Welspun’s second quarter net profit jumped 66.5 per cent. The c... Read more

Indian textile units ask for liquidity support

Indian textile units have asked for liquidity support and a one or two year moratorium. Other i... Read more

Tommy Hilfiger ropes in Michael Scheiner as new marketing head

Michael Scheiner is chief marketing officer, Tommy Hilfiger. Scheiner has over 15 years of expe... Read more

Hugo Boss uses AI, tablets at smart factory

Hugo Boss has deployed artificial intelligence and tablets at its production facility in Turkey... Read more

Bangladesh reduces source tax on exports to boost garment sector

Bangladesh has reduced the source tax on export proceeds for all sectors from 1.0 per cent to 0... Read more

Tinctorium creates toxic-free indigo

Tinctorium has created a proprietary bio-synthesized dye solution that can eliminate the need f... Read more

Cone Denim uses new CiCLO fibers in new collection

Cone Denim has used Intrinsic Advanced Materials’ CiCLO technology in its newest collecti... Read more

Fabric fair Hanoi Tex on in Vietnam

Hanoi Tex is on in Vietnam, October 23 to 25, 2019. This is a fabric and garment accessories ex... Read more

Asahi Songwon and Tennants Textile to set up pigment plant in Gujarat

Asahi Songwon Colors will set up a greenfield factory in a joint venture with Tennants Textile ... Read more

India’s T&A exports decline by 13% in August 2019

According to the recent analysis by CITI, India’s exports of textiles and apparels during... Read more

Benetton Group launches Autumn-Winter Collection for festive gifting

Benetton Group, one of the celebrated fashion companies in the world, recently launched its Aut... Read more

India to ease debt repayment for textiles makers

India may extend the two-year moratorium for debt repayments by textile units. While steps have... Read more

Non active casuals drive US apparel market

Active wear is still a relatively small portion of the total US men’s and women’s a... Read more

Mexico apparel exports decline 9.9 per cent in 10 years

Latest World Trade Organisation (WTO) data indictes, clothing exports from Mexico declined by 9... Read more

Inditex to expand store network

Inditex plans to expand its store network by opening new stores in the following months. The co... Read more

Emerging brands to drive VF growth

VF hopes to drive business forward with its emerging brands Smartwool, Icebreaker and Napapijri... Read more

Chinese FDI in Vietnam up 60 per cent

China’s direct investment in Vietnam has surged more than 60 per cent this year. Increasi... Read more

China to remain world’s largest apparel supplier

As per global analytical firm GlobalData, though the on-going US-China trade war highlights the... Read more

China exports sweatshop garments to the US

Products made by the forced labor of Chinese Muslims detained in camps in the Xinjiang region c... Read more

Birla Cellulose produces viscose from waste

Birla Cellulose has produced viscose fiber using pre-consumer cotton fabric waste. The innovati... Read more

Bangladesh exports of tees down seven per cent

Bangladesh’s exports of T-shirts fell seven per cent in the first quarter. Reasons includ... Read more

APTMA seeks elimination of change in tax refund mechanism

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) in its letter to Razzak Dawood, Adviser to Prime... Read more

H&M and Ikea examine chemicals in recycling

H&M and Ikea are studying the chemical content in post-consumer textile recycling. H&M ... Read more

Esprit gets closer to online players

Esprit wants to strengthen its agreements with online players like Asos, Zalora and Tmall. The ... Read more

Asia to dominate Kingpins Amsterdam

Kingpins Amsterdam will be held October 23 to 24, 2019. More than 50 exhibitors are expected to... Read more

Turkey textile exports down five per cent

Turkey’s textile exports decreased 5.5 per cent in the first three quarters of 2019. The ... Read more

Taiwan sets textile standards

Taiwan’s textile industry is a major provider of functional fabrics for outdoor and sport... Read more

India cotton yarn exports fall 36 per cent

India's cotton yarn exports have been hit in the past few months. High prices have made the pro... Read more

Cotton production in India up 15 per cent

Cotton production in India is expected to be 15 per cent over that of 2018-19. This will be the... Read more

Sustainable processes acquire urgency says report

Environmental-friendly sourcing is a priority across the apparel space, says McKinsey. Reflecti... Read more

India’s cotton imports rise sharply

India’s cotton imports have jumped sharply. The high minimum support price is holding dom... Read more

Flux enters fashion trade

The global fashion industry is in a state of flux. As one of the more cost-sensitive sectors, t... Read more

US emerges as the biggest importer of Jordan apparels

According to a study released by the European bank for reconstruction and development (EBRD), U... Read more

Mali to increase cotton ouput

Major African cotton producer Mali expects to increase its output to 1 million tonne annually w... Read more

Fynd launches retail app

Fynd has launched Uniket. This is a direct-to-retail solution which will enable shopkeepers in ... Read more

Fortum, Spinnova unveil wheat straw-based clothing at Vancouver Conference

Fortum, a major European energy company building new business options in the circular economy, ... Read more

China hosts belt and road forum

A belt and road forum was held in China, September 29, 2019. More than 200 people from over 20... Read more

Bangladesh Denim Expo in November

Bangladesh Denim Expo will be held from November 5 to 6, 2019. The world’s leading denim... Read more

Lenzing upgrades Refibra technology

Lenzing Group recently upgraded its Refibra technology with 30 per cent more usage of recycled ... Read more

Exhibitors pleased with International buyer presence at 48th edition of IHG…

Indian exhibitors are pleased with the turnout of overseas buyers at the 48th edition of IHGF-D... Read more