"A recent survey by Weave Services, a supply chain consulting firm that specialises in demand and production planning shows, leading apparel brands and sourcing offices are moving their bases out of China over concerns of access to raw materials and lead times. This surely offers a golden opportunity to India to establ... Read more
"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more
"As per the recent Deloitte report, ‘Global Fashion & Luxury Private Equity and Investors Survey 2019,’ mergers and acquisitions in the luxury industry increased to 265 in 2018. Of this, 75 deals were recorded in the luxury hotel sector while the luxury goods sector recorded 145 deals. Of this, 73 deals... Read more
"Many apparel producers, brands and retailers are making a lot of noise about their sustainability initiatives, but in reality little progress has been made as more and more clothes are being thrown into the landfills every year. To deal with this, brands need to increase investments in sustainability and also cut down... Read more
"The textile industry in Faisalabad, known as the little Manchester of Pakistan, has been facing a severe financial crisis ever since the federal government announced its 2019-20 budget. The government has imposed a 17 per cent sales tax on the textile sector, which resulted in several processing units going on strikes... Read more
"The latest results of the 41st annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) shows, there was an increase 1.5 per cent and 13 per cent in global shipment of new short-staple spindles and open-end rotors to the world spinning industry in 2018. Similarly, shipment of draw-texturing spindles increase... Read more
"Even though in the Global Fashion Agenda, sustainability has been this season’s must have accessory, almost half of fashion industry is yet to take any action on it. The term has been reduced to self-serving market jargon used by brands to perk up sales. As Orsola de Castro, Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution note... Read more
"Stäubli presented a wide range of its latest textile machinery at its two booths at ITMA 2019. Additionally, Stäubli solutions for frame and Jacquard weaving were also seen at other booths throughout the weaving hall. Visitors to these booths learned about Stäubli’s vision for Industry 4.0 an... Read more
"At the recent seminar held hosted at the 26th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, industry leaders discussed latest trends in fashion and how the industry can identify new opportunities in this industry. The seminar was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Titled "New Retail Era: 'Fashio... Read more
"Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, launched its new Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications, at the ITMA exhibition."
Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainab... Read more
"A new report, Economic Development in Africa 2019, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Rules of origin may have a deep impact on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). As these rules specify the criteria needed to determine the made-in label for a product, they will boost the... Read more
"Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden budget in Modi 2.0 government. However, the textiles sector seems to have been low on her priority list as the Budget allocation for textiles has been reduced to Rs 5831.48 crore in fiscal 2019-20 from Rs 6,943.26 in the last fiscal. Total textile infrastructure... Read more
Comsat is equipping its latest Tecmat sectional warping machine for weaving preparation with the new EltexEyETM yarn tension monitoring system.
Unlike yarn tension monitors that are fitted solely on the weft insertion systems of weaving machines, the new Eltex technology is for the warping process prior to weaving &... Read more
"The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially selected Japanese companies in business booths; totaling 30 companies and groups, alongside PR and Trend booths will showcase new trends and an index presenting highlighted fabrics at Milano Unica 2020 AW."
The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially... Read more
"The 8th edition of HGH India 2019, the annual trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware in India, was inaugurated by Shantamanu Development Commissioner, Handicrafts along with Arun Roongta, Managing Director of HGH India and other dignitaries from the industry."
The 8th edition o... Read more
"ROICA™ - the pioneer of innovative stretch fibers, will display five unique yarns groups under the themes of Heritage, innovation and lifestyle at Interfiliere 2019. The Heritage theme will focus on the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family which offers two new sustainable solutions. The first includes ROICA™... Read more
"According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 million tonne in 2018/19, with projected totals of 26.7 million tonne and 25.7 million tonne, respectively."
According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 milli... Read more