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USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

"The office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2018 National Trade Estimate (NTE) annual report, which highlights the foreign trade barriers American exports face. Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Rep., said the President is fully committed to addressing unfair foreign trade barriers through tough enforcemen... Read more

Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

"The recently concluded Fashion Access and Cashmere World attracted over 10,000 international visitors from 85 countries during the three-days. Around 227 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions including well-known international brands such as Otto Kessler, LSR International, Cerutti – Massimo Cerutti, Simpson ... Read more

Fashion and its growing inclination towards sustainability

Fashion and its growing inclination towards sustainability

"Fashion industry is one of the biggest contributor towards global economy, with an annual worldwide revenue of well over £1 trillion. It aids millions of jobs around the world. A recent study by Global Fashion Agenda and Boston Consulting Group predicts a rise of 63 per cent in overall fashion consumption betwee... Read more

Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

"Pakistan has always been a major textile market for India and the Asian region. Even after decades of political unrest, India is the 4th largest source for Pakistan’s total merchandised imports and second largest for textiles and clothing. Among Pakistan’s overall imports from India textile and clothing ta... Read more

Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente …

Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente India

"Heimtextil India and Ambiente India, touted as India’s premium fairs for home textiles, homeware and interior décor, have launched Bespoke Living, an exclusive product showcase space dedicated to companies dealing with signature collections at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from June 27–29, 2018. With fo... Read more

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

"Grabbing the third spot, Bangladesh is reigning its share in global exports of textile and apparel products. The country’s exports registered a growth of 9 per cent over the last five years to reach $34.4 billion in 2016, while imports have increased at a CAGR of 7 per cent in the same period to reach $10.3 bill... Read more

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Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

"The last few decades have brought tremendous growth for ready-made garment (RMG) exports in Bangladesh as a result, in FY 2016-17, exports stood at $28.5 billion. Meanwhile, the country has set an ambitious export target of $50 billion by 2021. And to achieve this, companies need to reinvent themselves to beat the fie... Read more

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

"Grassroot initiatives and pathbreaking strategies are fuelling US President Trump’s agenda of ‘Made in US’. For instance, American Giant has launched its first new product of 2018 the ‘Roughneck Pant’ for men and probably its most challenging to stay true to its Made in American sourcing ... Read more

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

"Slowly but surely, Artificial intelligence (AI) is seeping deep into the textile industry production cycles. Till date, several attempts have been made to quantify something as abstract as fashion but all were in vain. Thanks to the fast changing technology landscape, things are finally able to quantify the complexiti... Read more

Indo-US trade relations facing troubled times

Indo-US trade relations facing troubled times

"Though India is still growing steadily amid the unexpected US trade proposition, industry might get bruises if the situation doesn’t turn up in India’s favour, fear analysts. President Trump’s recent amendments in trade policy are impacting global economic growth negatively. As counteractive measure,... Read more

Chic Spring edition sees positive business with good order bookings

Chic Spring edition sees positive business with good order bookings

"The spring edition of CHIC, held from March 14 to 16, 2018 ended on an optimistic note with yet another increase in visitor figures. Held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai the fair hosted 1,210 exhibitors from 21 countries. Around 112,666 visitors of all business channels were registered at ... Read more

NCTO’s outgoing chairman lays out priority areas for US textile indust…

NCTO’s outgoing chairman lays out priority areas for US textile industry

"The outgoing chairman of National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, William V ‘Bill’ McCrary Jr. delivered the trade association’s 2018 State of the US Textile Industry overview at NCTO’s 15th Annual... Read more

Trump’s tariff policy to hamper domestic apparel industry dynamics

Trump’s tariff policy to hamper domestic apparel industry dynamics

"The world is concerned with President Trump’s tariff plans. The US has also announced 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminum for countries other than Canada and Mexico. Additionally, there are plans to impose around 45 per cent tariff on goods imported from China to suppress the country&... Read more

EU’s changing trade landscape, trade within member states rules

EU’s changing trade landscape, trade within member states rules

"As per, in 2017, the United States with €631 billion (16.9  per cent) and China €573 billion (15.3  per cent) continued to be the two main goods trading partners of the European Union (EU), well ahead of Switzerland (€261 billion,), Russia (€231 billion), Turkey (€154 billion) and Ja... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

"Yarn Expo continued its growth story as the industry’s most comprehensive and effective business platform with its Spring edition which concluded recently. It saw a large increase in buyers, as well as another year of growth in exhibitor numbers. Strong demand was evident in synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring ’18: Was another successf…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring ’18: Was another successful show

"The verdict is out once more, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has become the undisputed leader in providing business outcomes for the global textile industry. The global sourcing summit, held from March 14to 16, 2018, wrapped up with a huge 15 per cent increase in buyer figure to 82,314 from 104 countries and re... Read more

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

"An average consumer buys four pairs of jeans a year in the US; in China’s Xintang province, a hub for denim, 300 million pairs are made annually. These figures could illustrate the harmful impact of denim manufacturing on the environment. And showcasing these effects, award-winning filmmakers David McIlvride and... Read more

Big brands partner to mentor startups on eco friendly fibers and metho…

Big brands partner to mentor startups on eco friendly fibers and methodologies

"Buoyed by growing eco-concerns, researchers, companies as well as associations have been coming up with the innovative offerings. Some of them include biodegradable glitter, kelp fibres and ethical product apps. Fashion for Good Plug and Play Accelerator, a 12-week startup accelerator based in Amsterdam focuses on env... Read more

The cascading impact of GST on Tirupur textile mills

The cascading impact of GST on Tirupur textile mills

"Tirupur textile industry has been reeling under tremendous pressure, as a result many suicide have been reported. The land which used to be a breeding ground for self-made entrepreneurs has its own share of challenges. Since past decade, the industry has been a victim of global economic recession, steep rise in yarn p... Read more

Fashionistas attend fashion week

Fashionistas attend fashion week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia kicked off in full swing this Saturday, attracting thousands of visitors and fashionistas. The week launched with several children’s runway shows, with children’s brand Acoola presenting its Street Tropical, Seaview and School collections and the country’s largest ch... Read more

The rise of Ethiopia as the next textile haven

The rise of Ethiopia as the next textile haven

"Ethiopia, the drought-afflicted, landlocked country of 100 million on the Horn of Africa is transforming itself into the lowest rung on the supply chain that pours out fast fashion and five-for-$12.99 tube socks. It is luring companies by tax incentives, state-of-the-art infrastructural investments, and ultracheap lab... Read more

Revival of Manchester and Britain’s cotton production a boost for text…

Revival of Manchester and Britain’s cotton production a boost for textile industry

"Manchester used to be the hub of Britain’s textile trade even before it became a hub for fast fashion. Boohoo, Missguided and In The Style are just some of e-tailers headquartered there today but at the time of the Industrial Revolution, the city’s red-brick buildings were home to cotton mills. Like every ... Read more

Vietnam emerging strong in global textiles and apparel market

Vietnam emerging strong in global textiles and apparel market

  Vietnam’s textile industry began in 1958 in the Northern region and in 1970 in the Southern region. Today, there are about 6,000 textile and apparel manufacturing companies working with 2.5 million employees while the population in Vietnam is about 90 million. In 2016, Vietnam is recognised ... Read more

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MCPI to invest in a polyester unit in Orissa

Materials Chemicals Performance Intermediaries (MCPI) is looking to setting up a polyester cont... Read more

Cotton production may rise 14 per cent

Global cotton production in 2017-18 is expected to be 14 per cent above last season and the lar... Read more

Cotton is India’s only GM crop

In terms of acreage, India is ranked fourth after the US, Brazil and Argentina in adopting of G... Read more

Chinese invest in sick textile units of Pakistan

The Chinese are contemplating investing in sick textile units of Pakistan. More than 115 textil... Read more

Bankrupt Alok Industries to see major job losses

As textile firm Alok Industries heads into liquidation, about 12,000 permanent employees of the... Read more

ITMA 2019 to see packed house, bookings already complete

ITMA, which takes place every four years since 1951, has strengthened its reputation as the wor... Read more

Home Expo India 2018 sees 720 buyers from across the globe

The combination of three integral segments of handicrafts sector home-textiles, houseware and f... Read more

Farm to Fashion Indian Textile Global Summit 2018 in Gujarat this May

Elevating each segment of the entire textile value chain, Gujarat is ready to host Farm to Fash... Read more

Cambodia to boost its silk production

Cambodia is developing the silk sector. This would be done by growing mulberry trees, raising s... Read more

West Africa’s maiden organic cotton gin comes up in Burkina Faso

West Africa’s first organic cotton gin is coming up in Burkina Faso. The gin, in Burkina ... Read more

New York Denim Days in September

New York Denim Days will take place from September 22 to 23. Spearheaded by true denim insiders... Read more

Japan welcomes US shift on TPP, but says difficult to renegotiate

US President Donald Trump is willing to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific partnership trade... Read more

ITM sees over half lakh visitors over four days

Turkey’s textile technology show, ITM 2018 ended in Turkey yesterday, the four-day exhibi... Read more

Cordura launches SuperCharged Noir performance denim

Cordura, Tencel and Artistic Milliners are together debuting a new SuperCharged Noir performanc... Read more

Moroccan buyers, firms discuss climate change

Moroccan textile enterprises and European buyers are exploring how to mitigate climate risk wit... Read more

Global cotton markets volatile in April

Cotton markets were volatile throughout the first half of April. The global spot benchmark, the... Read more

Pakistan RMG exporters want liberal raw material imports

Pakistan’s readymade garment manufacturers and exporters have called for an ease of doing... Read more

GTE 2019 will be held in New Delhi next February

The next edition of GTE (Garment Technology Expo) will be held in New Delhi, from February 22 t... Read more

Huntsman develops cutting-edge innovation

Huntsman is continuing to invest in R&D to bring cutting-edge innovation to the textile ind... Read more

Global car industry use Bangladesh jute

Bangladesh has the potential to become the main supplier of jute to the global car industry. Th... Read more

Lenzing and Jeanologia produce capsule denim collection

Lenzing and Jeanologia have collaborated to produce a capsule collection called Blues & Hue... Read more

NGO promotes Kala cotton among young designers

Kutch-based NGO, Khamir is working with the National Institute of Design to experiment with Kal... Read more

Top RMG exporter, Vietnam still lags a popular domestic brand

Although Vietnam is one of the five biggest apparel exporters in the world, there aren’t ... Read more

India-Vietnam looking to boost trade and investments

India is attracting Vietnamese investments particularly in garments and textiles. India allows ... Read more

GSP review could hit India’s export to the US

The US is reviewing the generalized system of preferences (GSP) through which Indian exporters ... Read more

Home Expo begins in Delhi

Home Expo is on in New Delhi from April 16 to 18. It aims at be a benchmark event for premium m... Read more

China drives up Australian wool prices

Prices for Australian wool have been at a record high. Australian wool prices increased by almo... Read more

Bangladesh knits gaining ground in Japan

Bangladesh garment manufacturers and exporters are exploring the Japanese knitwear market. Amon... Read more

US threatens India action over subsidies in T&A sector

Indian apparel and textile exporters are on tenterhooks with the US asking India to stop on pro... Read more

US has second thoughts on TPP

The US is now looking at rejoining the TPP. It already has bilateral deals with six of the 11 n... Read more

Three-day ATS Miami to be held in May

Apparel Textile Sourcing will be held in Miami from May 21 to May 23, 2018. Some 200 apparel co... Read more

India’s T&A shipments to Vietnam up 44 per cent in 2017

India’s textile and garment shipments to Vietnam were up 44 per cent in 2017 while import... Read more

Gujarat to host textile summit Farm to Fashion in May

Farm to Fashion summit will be held in Gujarat, May 4 to 6, 2018. The textile summit will provi... Read more

Spain ITMA to be held in June, will focus on circular economy

ITMA 2019 will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26. The cluster of accompanying events will spo... Read more

Measuring sustainability in fashion

Italian company RadiciGroup promotes efforts and investments devoted to measuring sustainabilit... Read more

Invista launches Lycra T400 fiber with focus on sustainability

Invista has launched a new version of its popular Lycra T400 fiber. This has enhanced sustainab... Read more

GOTS India seminar to focus on organic textile industry and sustainability

GOTS India Seminar 2018 will be held in Coimbatore on May 29. Stakeholders and actors from orga... Read more