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Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

"The global spandex market estimated at over 760 kilo ton in 2015, is likely to cross 1,550 kilo ton by 2023. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 8 per cent from 2016 to 2023. China dominated the Asia-Pacific market in 2015, accounting for 60 per cent of the total volume. Major growth driver for the spandex mar... Read more

New migration rules for UK workers find few takers in fashion industry

New migration rules for UK workers find few takers in fashion industry

"The report was not appreciated by the fashion industry, which warned that the sector could face staff shortages if these recommendations come into force. James Eden, Managing Director, Private White VC, employs around 80 per cent of its staff from EU as pattern-cutters and machinists. The brand recruits both skilled a... Read more

22nd Taipei, Innovative Textile Application Show showcases textile rel…

22nd Taipei, Innovative Textile Application Show showcases textile related technologies & services

"Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is organising the India Pavilion at the 22nd Taipei, Innovative Textile Application Show, that is being held from October 16-18, 2018. The pavil... Read more

New styles, sustainability initiatives to boost global denim sales by …

New styles, sustainability initiatives to boost global denim sales by 2023

"After going through a distressed period, the denim industry is now on an upswing. As a recent study by P&S Market Research indicates, global jeans sales reached $40 billion in 2016, and are expected to exceed $87 billion by 2023. Data from Edited suggests retailers have started to refocus on their denim assortment... Read more

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

"With over 80 per cent of the visitors coming from outside France, Messe Frankfurt France’s trade shows remain the all- important event for the global fashion industries. These shows witness around 5 per cent visitors from Italy, 7 per cent from Russia and Canada, 16 per cent from Switzerland, 17 per cent from In... Read more

China keeps its position as a textile industry leader

China keeps its position as a textile industry leader

"Though the fast-paced recovery of global economy and increased domestic demand led to the strong growth in Chinese textile industry in the first half of 2018, the US-China relationship posed great challenges. As the latest statistics of the General Administration of Customs of China indicate, Chinese textile and appar... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benc…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

"Even though the Autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was pre-poned this year, it did not have any effect on its popularity. The show attracted around 78,000 trade buyers from 110 countries and regions, there were 4,480 exhibitors from 33 countries. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfu... Read more

Industry divided about effects of a falling rupee on exports

Industry divided about effects of a falling rupee on exports

"After having fallen by over 12 per cent this year, the Indian rupee has hit an all-time low against the US dollar. Though a weakening rupee is in favor of exporters, stalwarts of Indian apparel industry are skeptical about how it will benefit trade. Harish Ahuja, Managing Director, Shahi Exports believes the depreciat... Read more

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

"A recent report by the International Fur Federation (IFF) states estimates global fur retail at around $40 billion, largely due to the sustained demand in Asian markets, including the Chinese mainland, Japan and South Korea. Meanwhile, challenges such as volatile pelt prices owing to the slow recovery in demand in exc... Read more

USMCA –the rebranded version of NAFTA encourages production and invest…

USMCA –the rebranded version of NAFTA encourages production and investment

"In a big victory for his agenda to abolish global free trade that many associate with the signing of NAFTA in 1994, President Donald Trump recently convinced Canada and Mexico to accept restricted trade with their main export partner. Keeping China in focus, the U.S. negotiators clinched a new trade deal with Mexico a... Read more

Potential US tariffs opens new avenues of growth

Potential US tariffs opens new avenues of growth

"Experts are recommending several unique ways to deal with Trump’s tariffs and adjust business models to cope. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, CIT Commercial Services advices retailers and importers seek new sourcing alternatives. He feels the process of shifting sourcing overnight without risking quality,... Read more

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

"Worldwide, approximately 80 billion garments are produced annually, which is equivalent to 11 pieces of clothing per person, per year. At the same time, the number of worn clothes being discarded is also growing. In Shanghai alone, hundreds of tons of garments are being discarded every day, equating to 130,000 tons a ... Read more

EPCH achieves record number of memberships in 2017-18

EPCH achieves record number of memberships in 2017-18

"Export Promotion Council (EPCH) at its 32nd Annual General Meeting [AGM] held recently in New Delhi recently informed that for the first time the number of registrations at the council has exceeded 10,000 handicrafts exporters. It has now increased to 10,641. Handicraft exports during the year 2017-18 too increased to... Read more

Global textile chemicals market to be worth $27.56 bn by 2022: Study

Global textile chemicals market to be worth $27.56 bn by 2022: Study

"As per Business Wire, the global textile chemicals market is expected to reach $27.56 billion by 2022 from $21.80 billion in 2016. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.4 per cent during the period. With designers focused on grabbing a bigger share of the market, designs are becoming fancier requiring more pro... Read more

Export credit insurance policy a boon for $28 bn US textile export ind…

Export credit insurance policy a boon for $28 bn US textile export industry

"As per Washington-based National Council of Textile Organisations figures, US textiles and apparels exports was worth $28.6 billion in 2017. In fact, exports helped the country pull out of global recession. No wonder many small and medium sized textile companies in the US are boosting their bottomline by targeting con... Read more

Vietnam: Emerging a strong world trade centre in a tariff-hit global e…

Vietnam: Emerging a strong world trade centre in a tariff-hit global economy

"Nothing is isolated in world economy today. The US government, in its attempt to punish China for unfair trade practices and reduce its $3.75 billion trade deficit, is forcing some of its strongest allies to run for protection. A prominent partner, Vietnam exported around 35 per cent of its goods to China and the Unit... Read more

Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of man…

Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of manmade textiles

"The 2nd edition of ‘Source India’, a three-day mega event organized by Silk & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) is on in Surat from September 21-23, 2018 at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The mega textile show, backed by the Union Ministry of Commerce, is... Read more

Next edition of Heimtextil to be bigger, better

Next edition of Heimtextil to be bigger, better

"The world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil, to take place from January 8-11, 2019 in Frankfurt, is now expanding its spectrum across a six hall levels. With over 400 international manufacturers, the product range of upholstery and decorative fabrics as well as upholstery and artifi... Read more

Made in Georgia tag shining in UK

Made in Georgia tag shining in UK

"In the past few years, the EU has contributed €69 million under EU4Business in Georgia, triggering €882 million worth of loans to Georgian companies, supporting almost 40,000 enterprises and creating more than 10,000 new jobs. Funded by the EU and implemented by GIZ, the ‘SME Development and DCFTA in G... Read more

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

"Dubbed as one of the most technologically advanced nations, Japan has been bringing interesting concepts in the world of textiles. Technical textiles that integrate cyber-technologies, such as Toray’s bio-electrode conductive nanofibre ‘hitoe’, a bio-electrode conductive fibre that monitors a user&rs... Read more

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

"Apparel business from the US is gradually skewing towards Bangladesh. Recent OTEXA figures reveal, Bangladesh exported denims worth $507.90 million to the US in 2017, a 9.57 per cent surge over previous year. Mexico’s exports, on the other hand dipped 7.92 per cent to reach $793.46 million. During the first six ... Read more

Uncertainty forcing US fashion industry to wait and watch

Uncertainty forcing US fashion industry to wait and watch

"That United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) tagline -- dedicated to fashion made possible by global trade, is very pertinent today given the kind of policies being pursued by President Trump. As per the US Trade Commission estimates in 2016 textiles and apparel accounted for 9.7 per cent of imports from Ch... Read more

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Two US polyester producers file petitions against Indian, Chinese imports

Unifi and Nan Ya Plastics, two leading US polyester producers, have filed petitions alleging du... Read more

New York to host Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation event in Novemb…

The Apparel Importers Trade and Transportation conference will be held in New York City, Novemb... Read more

US reshoring still to take off in a big way

Higher labor costs in China and political pressures were supposed to drive US manufacturers to ... Read more

Global textile automation grows at six per cent

Automation in textile industry is expected to register a six per cent CAGR by 2023. There are s... Read more

Q1 sees slight increase in Pakistan textiles exports

Pakistan’s exports of textile and clothing increased 0.86 per cent during the first quart... Read more

Cotton production in Mexico to increase 2 per cent in 2018-19

As per the Foreign Agricultural Service of the USA for Mexico, production of cotton in 2018-19 ... Read more

Lenzing collaborates with designer Pawan Kumar to create Midnight Blues

Global textile company Lenzing and Los Angeles designer Pawan Kumar have collaborated on a coll... Read more

EFI launches innovations for digital textile production at ITMA Asia

Electronics For Imaging launched its latest innovations for digital textile production at ITMA ... Read more

Global textile, apparel exports rise in first 8 months of 2018

Most countries recorded an increase in textile and apparel exports during the first eight month... Read more

CPTPP to take effect by early 2019

The Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) may take effect early next ... Read more

India: CCI forced to wait for procurement as cotton prices rise above MSP

Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), which was gearing up for procurement operations from farmers... Read more

TITAS 2018 Emphasises on ‘Global Smart Value Chain’ as the need of the hour…

Titas in its 22nd year of its edition is underscoring the primacy of need for ‘Global Sma... Read more

An overview-TITAS 2018 an unparalleled event.

Organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Foreign Trade and the Taiwan Tex... Read more

Textile automation grows at six per cent

Automation in textile industry is expected to register a six per cent CAGR by 2023. There are s... Read more

A golden opportunity for India to seize the textile and clothing market

The rising industrial wages in China offer India an opportunity to seize the $284 billion of te... Read more

Made in the US’ resurgence in textiles premature

According to figures from a new paper by the US International Trade Commission (USITC), the tal... Read more

Countries witness increase in textile and apparel exports in first 8 months…

Most countries recorded an increase in its textile and apparel exports during the first eight m... Read more

EU bans harmful substances in clothing

The European Union has banned CMR substances from clothing, accessories, footwear and other tex... Read more

EFI launches latest innovations for digital textile production at ITMA Asia

Electronics For Imaging, Inc launched its latest innovations for digital textile production at ... Read more

Cematex launches Innovation Lab at ITMA 2019.

Cematex, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers, to emphasise the importance... Read more

Around 20 Vietnamese businesses showcase products at 6th IISF

More than 20 Vietnamese businesses are showcasing their products at the sixth India Internation... Read more

IISF to generate US$ 20 million business

Union Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani, inaugurated the 6th India International Silk Fa... Read more

Importers conference to focus on US-China trade tensions

The 30thApparel Importers Trade & Transportation Conference will be held in New York on Nov... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. supports Textile Exchange’s Sustainability Conference in Milan

Headquartered in Milan, C.L.A.S.S., the global resource for smart material innovation, educatio... Read more

IIP for textiles increases by 7.8% in August 2018

As per the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), the monthly Index of Industrial Pro... Read more

IMF cuts US growth forecast for 2019

The International Monetary Fund has cut its 2019 growth forecast for the US economy from 2.7 to... Read more

22nd Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show to have strong India Pavili…

FICCI in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry is organising the India Pavil... Read more

FET showcase new fibre extrusion systems

UK-based Fiber Extrusion Technology (FET) is a leader in melt spinning technology, securing new... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports to grow at a moderate pace

As per ICRA report, though the pace of growth is expected to moderate this year, India is set t... Read more

India hopes to maintain export momentum

India expects to maintain double-digit growth in exports this fiscal despite fragile global rec... Read more

ICAC redesigns its website, makes it more interactive

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has completely overhauled its website. The c... Read more

Albini creates traceable Supima cotton

Italian company Albini in partnership with Oritain has created the first 100 per cent traceable... Read more

Tough times for Egyptian cotton

Durable, fine and luxuriously soft, cotton sourced from Egypt has long been seen as the best on... Read more

Centre sanctions Rs 43 crore to Meghalaya for textiles project

The centre has sanctioned Rs 43 crore to Meghalaya under the Integrated Sericulture Developemen... Read more

Karl Mayer launches a digital brand KM.ON

Karl Mayer has launched a brand for delivering digital solutions called KM.ON. KM.ON stands for... Read more

India keen on pact with UK post Brexit

India is discussing a free trade pact with the UK. This could include an agreement on services ... Read more

Denim Summit 2018 to feature incredible line up of experts, innovators

Denim Summit 2018, to be held from Oct 24-25, 2018 in Des Moines will feature a strong line up ... Read more