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Trump keeps textile products out of tariff basket

Trump keeps textile products out of tariff basket

"While the Trump administration is slapping tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, it has spared the clothing and footwear industry of China but the news is not a positive one. As per official statement, the actual shirts and shoes imported from China won’t get new tariffs, according to the full list of 1,102... Read more

China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

"China’s leading position is continuously being threatened with the arrival of low coast production regions like Bangladesh and Vietnam. A Euratex report states even though emerging countries are gradually gaining market share, it should be noted that some of the businesses are actually Chinese companies that hav... Read more

Pitti Uomo brings new age eco-fashion to fore

Pitti Uomo brings new age eco-fashion to fore

"Another successful edition of Pitti Uomo came to a close with 19,400 buyers and 30,000 total visitors visiting the show. It also witnessed increased country participation with Germany, the UK, the Netherlands, France, the US and Canada, Hong Kong and India being among them. While there was a slight decline of visitors... Read more

Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

"With the US President Trump imposing import duties on Indian products such as textiles, gems and jewellery, automotive, organic chemicals and pharmaceuticals, this could spell bad times especially for SMEs in the country. The impact could be huge, as the US accounts for nearly 16 per cent of India’s total export... Read more

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure…

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure?

"Alok Industries, one of the most formidable players in Indian textile space, has been reeling under financial pressure and may soon be declared bankrupt if the dues aren’t paid. The current 270-day deadline for resolution set under the insolvency code is already over and the company management is trying to get s... Read more

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

"The recent edition of Denim Première Vision brought to fore many developments in the denim sector. Global companies such as Bossa, Kilim and Berto presented fabrics made with fiber from post-consumer recycled denim. A panel discussion was devoted to the developments in post-consumer recycled denim (PCRD) and be... Read more

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Welspun: Continues to lead with renewed focus on sustainability and CS…

Welspun: Continues to lead with renewed focus on sustainability and CSR

"One of the most important of the company’s investments includes the launch of Wel-Trak™ - a patented, end-to-end traceability process that ensures that customers can trace the origin of the cotton raw materials throughout the supply chain from farm to retail shelf. Welspun also entered into a tie-up with O... Read more

Predictive Analytic tools helping brands/retailers stay ahead in fashi…

Predictive Analytic tools helping brands/retailers stay ahead in fashion

"While outwardly, predictive analytics may appear to be antithetical to creativity; design houses, manufacturers, and retailers have always engaged in analysis, albeit perhaps not in a formal sense. Reviewing what has sold well previously, researching the history of a brand to inform future styles and staying on top of... Read more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

"Production growth in China has been lean due to limited farmland and high labour costs. China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of the US goods and services, and cotton is one of the top agricultural exports of the US. Production of viscose staple fibre will increase further in 2018, pulling down pric... Read more

Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

"With the Trump administration imposing tariffs on a host of foreign-made goods, US trade scenario is becoming challenging day by day. Earlier it was China, and now it’s Canada’s turn to replicate it as the Trump government has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Ca... Read more

India’s growing prominence in global e-com landscape

India’s growing prominence in global e-com landscape

"The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has published a research on India’s growing e-commerce consumerism. As per the report, India is considered a difficult market to do business, despite substantial improvement in the ease of doing business in recent years. In the World Bank’s Doing Business 2018 report... Read more

Plus size fashion getting into mainstream in the US

Plus size fashion getting into mainstream in the US

"The industry has been slow to learn lesson, things are getting on track. The women’s plus size fashion market has witnessed growth of over 38 per cent from two years ago, reports Smith. The plus size market is the fastest-growing segment in the US, but it still accounts for 1.6 per cent of the market, which is m... Read more

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold clothin…

Focus on Sustainability: France plans to ban discarding unsold clothing

"As per the European Clothing Action Plan, Europeans consumed over 6.4 million ton of clothing in 2017. France alone discards 600,000 ton of clothing and accessories per year, reveals a case study by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, of which only a quarter is collected in recycling bins or charity shops. Under the count... Read more

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collabora…

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collaboration

"Shifts in how we make and consume clothing are stretching planetary resources to breaking point, feels Michael Stanley-Jones, Nairobi-based Programme Management Officer of UN Environment’s Poverty-Environment Initiative. As per a 2016 McKinsey report, clothing production has doubled, the average consumers’... Read more

Myanmar needs to work on its competitive advantage to maintain growth

Myanmar needs to work on its competitive advantage to maintain growth

Myanmar textile factories have been facing the heat of higher labour wages as union officials still don’t feel that the new minimum wage of K4,800 is enough to cover the increasingly high cost of living, especially in urban areas where most factories are located, and have demanded K5,600 to K6,600. In lieu to thi... Read more

Resistance to 3D virtual prototyping a stumbling block in apparel sect…

Resistance to 3D virtual prototyping a stumbling block in apparel sector

"Although many fashion and apparel companies have adopted tools, such as Adobe Creative Suite and PDM systems within their product development process, the implementation of 3D virtual prototyping tools have been met with resistance. The reasons vary from company to company but they must be addressed as the immense num... Read more

Fast Fashion needs fast action

Fast Fashion needs fast action

"Fashion is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped in landfills each year. The fashion industry is also the second biggest consumer of water, producing 20 per cent of wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The equivale... Read more

Denim makes a splash with innovations and new trends

Denim makes a splash with innovations and new trends

"Casual denim, in the last few years, has given way to a more relaxed wear such as yoga pants and jeggings. People prefer to buy latest fabric technology such as five-pocket trousers in extra stretch materials and trendier style variations. The industry is innovating denim with renewed focus. Designers are developing c... Read more

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practic…

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

"Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International (CCI) recently said disposable, fast fashion has made a big contribution to the rise of synthetic, man-made fibres that are cheap to manufacture, though not easily recycled, leaving a damaging footprint on the environment. Unfortunately, scientific resea... Read more

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

"For the past many years, two of the biggest global textile buyers, US and European, have been following the China + 1 or China + many sourcing strategies. Among these +1 or +many would be Asian countries, viz., Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka. However, recent OTEXA statistics reveal even though US imports from t... Read more

The textile industry on expansion mode

The textile industry on expansion mode

Currently estimated at $110 billion, the Indian textile industry is likely to grow to $250 billion in the next two years. The country currently exports textiles worth $40 billion every year. The last two years have witnessed a new surge of optimism in the textile sector as the centre has announced capital investment s... Read more

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

"Leading athleisure companies are experimenting with growing acceptance of wool activewear and the properties associated with it. Be it wool’s softness and odour-resisting properties, brands like Adidas and Lululemon are making sure the trend catches on. Added to this, wool’s inherent properties such as bre... Read more

Perf' launched with a combination of Italian design and cutting-edge t…

Perf' launched with a combination of Italian design and cutting-edge technology

"The products offered by the brand are dedicated to all those heroes, who live with a "Never Give Up" attitude and extreme zeal. From runners who run for leisure, to fitness freaks who take their every single workout to a new level and to professional athletes who play the game at the highest level, Perf lets each of t... Read more

Automation making deep inroads in global textile industry

Automation making deep inroads in global textile industry

"Automation has been making inroads in the textile industry rapidly owing to increasing competition, rising labour costs and lack of skilled workforce. While the industry has started taking steps, it has yet to catch up with the global counterparts. Deploying automation has multiple advantages such as eliminating human... Read more

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

"A new 56-page report entitled ‘Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018’ reviews the state of the industry, analysing the sustainability initiatives currently being implemented, and offers a framework that fashion businesses can follow in their efforts to reduce their negative environmental and social imp... Read more

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Japan’s apparel imports value declines 1.19 per cent

Japan’s apparel import value has dipped by 1.19 per cent as the country imported apparels... Read more

Vietnam, India to boost textile trade

India recently organised a conference, entitled “Textiles: India-Vietnam Cooperation, Par... Read more

Turkey and Portugal gain US market share

Turkey and Portugal are expanding their share in the US market. Together both will represent ar... Read more

Only 8 per cent companies digitally avail of digitisation

According to the current Hermes barometer, digitisation of supply chain is far less advanced th... Read more

The European Union’s retaliatory tariffs against U.S. set to begin soon

The European Union will begin charging a 25 per cent tariff on $3.2 billion of US products from... Read more

Tariff wars could affect Asia adversly

Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore will be among the markets most affected by the US tariffs on Chi... Read more

Three designers shortlisted for 2018 PETA Prize

Three designers have been shortlisted for the 2018 PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool. The awards ... Read more

Next edition of Dornbirn GFC to open on September 12 in Austria

Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn GFC) will be held in Austria from, September 12 to 14,... Read more

Recycling turning a popular business model among big brands

Companies are, with an ever-increasing frequency, moving into the recommerce marketplace. Addin... Read more

PVH chairman chosen top CEO of 2018 by Glassdoor

Emanuel Chirico, chairman and CEO of PVH, has been named one of Glassdoor’s top CEOs of 2... Read more

Hermes Eco Laboratories to open lab in Delhi

Germany-based Hermes Eco Laboratories is currently in the process of expanding its reach, by op... Read more

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2018 to see 38 per cent more buyers

Nearly 1,000 exhibitors are expected to attend the Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2018, which w... Read more

Indie-Brand Fair to showcase Korean Indie fashion

Funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy the Korea Fashion Association and magazine... Read more

Clariant and Tiangang to set up facility in China

Clariant and Tiangang Auxiliary are constructing a world-class production facility in Chian for... Read more

Mahlo GmbH + Co KG to showcase at CINE Techtextil

Mahlo GmbH + Co KG will participate in the upcoming CINTE Techtextil show, to be held from Sept... Read more

Chinese tariffs hurt Indian exports

India’s cotton yarn exports to China have been affected by tariff. China imposes a duty t... Read more

Chinese manufacturers tap Myanmar to set up facilities

There is growing interest amongst Chinese manufacturers to set up facilities in Myanmar. This i... Read more

Brandix, GBCSL organise environment awareness campaign

Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) with support from Brandix, organised a week-long en... Read more

China PFY prices inche up, trend to continue in July

Prices of polyester filament yarn in China inched up in June and the situation is expected to c... Read more

Tirupur to host international textile fair

Tirupur will be organizing an international textile fair this year. This is aimed at encouragin... Read more

The EU strengthening its trade relations

The US, in the last year and half, has not only disengaged from the WTO but is also undermining... Read more

Tayal plant completes first export order

The Tayal Algero-Turkish textiles complex, whose first plant commenced production in March, com... Read more

Rise in linen prices troubles exporters

Rising price of linen is creating trouble for many exporter in the last one-and-a-half months, ... Read more

Indian cotton production expected to rise around 7 per cent

India’s cotton output for 2017-18 is estimated at about seven per cent higher than the pr... Read more

My Size to launch QSize™ mobile measurement solution

My Size Inc, the developer and creator of smartphone measurement applications, plans to launch ... Read more

Arvind working towards making jeans with no cotton

Arvind is pursuing more environmentally responsible alternatives to cotton, the leading materia... Read more

JASMA to organise JIAM 2020 Osaka in Japan

JIAM 2020 Osaka - The Japan International Apparel Machinery & Textile Industry Trade Show h... Read more

Grasim expands VSF capacity

Grasim, one of India’s largest viscose staple fiber (VSF) producers, is expanding capacit... Read more

UAE to invest heavily in Bangladesh

The UAE wants to be one of the major foreign investors in Bangladesh. Bangladesh concluded a Ge... Read more

India to emerge a strong player in blended fibers market

Driven by its massively growing textile and home furnishings sector, India is touted to emerge ... Read more

Trump's argument about Canadian shoe smuggling ruffles feathers

US President Donald Trump has said Canadians were smuggling shoes from the US into Canada due t... Read more

Ethiopia approves environmental release of Biotech cotton

The Ethiopian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) have approved two Bt c... Read more

TN to organise international textile fair in Coimbatore

To encourage and boost the textile industry in Tamil Nadu, the state government will organise a... Read more

China to issue more cotton import quotas

China Cotton Association, is all set to boost cotton imports by issuing additional import quota... Read more

Trade War Fallout: US markets fear slowdown

China has decided to retaliate if the United States publishes an additional list of tariffs on ... Read more

US records a growth in underwear imports

As per Statista, a global market research company, the underwear market in the US is expected t... Read more

Luciano Benetton to lead group’s comeback

Italian fashion group Benetton reported a €180 million loss in 2017. Now, the group has fo... Read more

Now Under Armour aims to be a lifestyle brand

Under Armour, known for its hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, jackets, and other items, wants to m... Read more

Vietnam dominates Chinese cotton imports

Cotton yarn imports into China have slowed down dramatically. In the first quarter of 2018, vol... Read more