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India needs to build on momentum to strengthen global position in PPE …

India needs to build on momentum to strengthen global position in PPE market

  The pandemic saw India emerge as the world’s second largest manufacturer of PPE kits, after China. The textile ministry encouraged many manufacturers to venture into PPE production essential for the fight against COVID-19, says a India Today report. Initially, manufacturers were apprehensive about enter... Read more

China’s Challenge Fashion’s new SEZ will modernize Pakistan’s textile …

China’s Challenge Fashion’s new SEZ will modernize Pakistan’s textile sector

  Already an exporter of $45 million textile products to Pakistan annually, Chinese private undertaking Challenge Fashion now aims to set up a Special Economic Zone in Pakistan. As per a Pakistan Today Profit report, Challenge has many global clothing and accessories brands like adidas, Icebreaker, Polartec, Th... Read more

New recycling technologies, zero fossil fuels to help fashion curtail …

New recycling technologies, zero fossil fuels to help fashion curtail polyester use

  Global fashion industry’s addiction to synthetic fibers has doubled the use of polyester in the last 20 years. As per a Changing Markets Foundation report, polyester will account for 85 per cent of global use of synthetic fibers by 2030. Titled ‘Fossil Fashion: The Hidden Reliance of Fashion on Fo... Read more

New textile parks, duty reductions, Budget 2021-22 will boost T&A …

New textile parks, duty reductions, Budget 2021-22 will boost T&A exports

  From being called one of the most pragmatic Budgets of modern India to being hailed for its positive and growth-oriented initiatives, the Union Budget 2021-22 has been appreciated by all sections of the Indian textile and apparel industry. Textile parks, custom duty reduction to make SMEs more competitive A... Read more

Freedom from synthetics can help fashion industry become more sustaina…

Freedom from synthetics can help fashion industry become more sustainable

  Found in more than half of all textiles, polyester production is likely to account for 85 per cent of total global fiber production by 2030, says a report titled ‘Fossil Fashion: The Hidden Reliance of Fashion on Fossil Fuels’, published by the Changing Markets Foundation, the report charts out gr... Read more

India: SIMA appeals for withdrawal of 10% import duty on cotton

India: SIMA appeals for withdrawal of 10% import duty on cotton

     Ashwin Chandran, Chairman, The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) appealed for the withdrawal of the 10 per cent import duty on cotton and cotton waste in order to sustain the global competitiveness of Indian textiles and apparel industry and prevent job losses, fall in the exports, ... Read more

India Budget 2021-22: Focus on MSME with seven mega textile parks acro…

India Budget 2021-22: Focus on MSME with seven mega textile parks across India

  Focusing on health and well-being of citizens, physical and financial capital and infrastructure, inclusive development for aspirational India, innovation and R&D, minimum government, maximum governance are some of the highlights of the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-22. Finance Minister, Nir... Read more

Pandemic slows down global T-shirt market, will touch 29 bn units by 2…

Pandemic slows down global T-shirt market, will touch 29 bn units by 2030: Study

   The global T-shirt market which had maintained positive growth trajectory for two years since 2016 fell for the first time in 2019 by -3.5 per cent and reached $88.5 billion, reveals a IndeBox study ‘World - T-Shirts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. The study indicate... Read more

US move to join back Paris Agreement augurs well for global apparel in…

US move to join back Paris Agreement augurs well for global apparel industry

  One of the most important announcements made by President Biden on his first day in office was that the US will rejoin Paris Agreement. This indeed is a positive step for global environment and US is taking the lead. For the fashion industry, this is a clear message to focus more on their sustainability goals... Read more

As near shoring gains ground, stringent rules will guide ‘Made in USA’…

As near shoring gains ground, stringent rules will guide ‘Made in USA’ label

   The pandemic and lockdowns disrupted both sales and supply chains across the world. Besides store closures, the Western world also faced problems with supplies especially during the early phase of COVID-19. For example, over 40 per cent apparels sold in the US are sourced from China and 90 per cent are ... Read more

Global demand, rising prices augur well for Indian cotton this year

Global demand, rising prices augur well for Indian cotton this year

  With US Department of Agriculture (USDA) projecting lower opening stocks, production and ending stocks this cotton season from October 2020 to September 2021, global cotton prices shot up from the beginning of this year. This surely is good news for Indian cotton exports. As a Rajkot-based raw cotton, yarn an... Read more

Digital transformation must to improve apparel sector’s supply chain e…

Digital transformation must to improve apparel sector’s supply chain efficiency

A new collaborated study by YCP Solidiance and Brother Machinery Asia highlights the importance of digital transformation in the global apparel manufacturing sector. It states, the transformation must start from the beginning in some cases with the setting up of factory machinery. The study charts the course towards an... Read more

Knitwear exports becomes a crucial peg for Pakistan’s apparel industry…

Knitwear exports becomes a crucial peg for Pakistan’s apparel industry growth

Pakistan’s textile exports increased by 7.7 per cent with knitted garments and hosiery taking the lead in first half of current fiscal 2021 compared to the same period last year. As per Faisal Mehboob Sheikh, Zonal Chairman Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA) and chief coordinator Adil Butt the coun... Read more

Pandemic Effect: Fast-fashion, lifestyle brands face the heat from spo…

Pandemic Effect: Fast-fashion, lifestyle brands face the heat from sportswear, footwear

  Work from home, depleted social events, adoption of a fitter lifestyle has given a shot in the arm to sportswear and footwear brands as they have seen both demand and sales grow. In fact, fast-fashion and lifestyle brands have felt the heat with increased sales of sportswear brands. As per industry estimates,... Read more

Bangladesh RMG sector look hope for business stability 2021

Bangladesh RMG sector look hope for business stability 2021

  The pandemic has adversely affected global apparel supply chains with countries like Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, and others facing the brunt. Their exports have tumbled, factories have closed down, workers have lost jobs and revenues pushed down. Tough time for RMG sector across value chain In fact, Banglad... Read more

CMAI’s pre-budget recommendations highlights need for more policy supp…

CMAI’s pre-budget recommendations highlights need for more policy support

  The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, (CMAI) has written an open letter to Nirmala Sitharaman, Minister of Finance outlining pre-Budget recommendations. The association has urged the government to consider key financial aid that can help the industry recover from the aftermath of the Covid-19 p... Read more

CAI increases India’s cotton estimate for new season, consumption to r…

CAI increases India’s cotton estimate for new season, consumption to rise

  Cotton Association of India has increased its crop estimate for 2020-21 season from previous estimate of 356 lakh bales of 170 kg each (i.e. 378.25 lakh running bales of 160 kg each) to 358.50 lakh bales (i.e. 380.91 lakh running), an overall rise of 2.50 lakh bales. Production, consumption to go up As cott... Read more

China’s textile machinery sector growth slows down as pandemic continu…

China’s textile machinery sector growth slows down as pandemic continues

  After facing several impediments in the first three quarters of 2020, due to US-China trade stand-off and the pandemic, China’s economic growth has steadied. In fact, the country is doing better than most others at the moment on all economic indicators. Business has recovered steadily as consumption has... Read more

Brands realign strategies to remain afloat during the pandemic

Brands realign strategies to remain afloat during the pandemic

  While 2020 was full of hardships for brands and retailers with store closures, major dip in both sales and revenues, many struggled while others looked for ways to stay afloat. In all this madness brands came up with new strategies to survive. From antiviral collections, home apparel line to shop-on-wheels at... Read more

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GOTS certified facilities grow by 34% in 2020

   The number of GOTS certified facilities have grown by 34 per cent to 10,388 glo... Read more

Gujarat government five investment proposals for state

   The Gujarat government has approved five big investment proposals worth Rs 6,00... Read more

Interest in ITMA 2023 high despite COVID-19: Chairman

   Interest in the upcoming edition of ITMA 2023 remains high despite the ongoing ... Read more

BCI sourcing volumes increases by 13 per cent in 2020

   Notwithstanding the significant impacts felt by retailers due to COVID-19, sour... Read more

Spinnova-Suzano JV to build first commercial production facility in Finland

   Material innovation company Spinnova and the world’s largest wood pulp pr... Read more

Beximco opens PPE park in Bangladesh

   To outpace China as the world leading manufacturer and exporter of PPE, Banglad... Read more

APTMA rejects yarn shortage claims, opposes imports from India

   Zahid Mazhar, Senior Vice Chairman, All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APT... Read more

New collection with Tencel Modal with Indigo Technolgy Yarn launched

   Adriano Goldschmied, Founder, House of Gold has launched a new collection using... Read more

Paraguay plans new investments in textile and clothing

   As per Business of Fashion, Paraguay plans to invest $1.1 million in the manufa... Read more

Welspun India collaborates with Stycheco for BeProduct platform

   Global textile powerhouse Welspun India has collaborated with digital innovatio... Read more

Textiles Ministry seeks details on reimbursement rates under RoDTEP

   The Textiles Ministry has sought details from the Commerce Ministry on the rate... Read more

CBN’s forex ban fuels Nigerian cotton revival

   After two years of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) blocking traders from usin... Read more

Government to make India self-reliant in Silk: Irani

   The government aims to make India self-reliant in silk in the next two years, s... Read more

BASF granted Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex Certification

   An Eco Passport by Oeko-Tex certification has been granted to the performance m... Read more

DyeChem World and KnitProcess to be jointly held in Tirupur

   Twin exhibitions DyeChem World and KnitProcess will be held jointly in Tirupur ... Read more

South Africa’s SACTWU applauds new textile rebate

   The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Un... Read more

Demand from China pushes India’s yarn prices: India Ratings and Research

   As per an India Ratings and Research report, China’s demand for India&rsq... Read more

Finland offers groundbreaking solutions in sustainable materials: Report

   Finland now offers new groundbreaking solutions in sustainable materials and bu... Read more

Spring editions of Intertextile Shanghai fairs postponed

   The spring editions of the three fairs – Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fa... Read more

Vietnam textile and apparel exports up three per cent in January

   In January 2021 Vietanam’s export turnover in textile and garment industr... Read more

UK exit leaves business in a fix

   Post Brexit, when the United Kingdom finally left the European Union at the end... Read more

Tirupur to host textile expos DyeChem World, KnitProcess

   DyeChem World and KnitProcess will be held in Tirupur, October 22 to 24, 2021. ... Read more

EU works on textile roadmap

   The European Union hopes to shift to a climate-neutral, circular economy where ... Read more

Companies weed out harmful chemicals

   Clean Production Action’s 5th Annual Chemical Footprint Project (CFP) Rep... Read more

Pakistan’s textile exports up 10 per cent in January

   Pakistan’s exports of textile commodities increased 10.79 per cent year o... Read more

Hyosung to present sustainable fiber developments at Kingpins24 FLASH

   Hyosung will present its latest sustainable fiber developments to the tightknit... Read more

Oerlikon Manmade Fibers to hold webinars on home textiles

   Oerlikon Manmade Fibers plans to hold a series of webinars on home textiles thi... Read more

Huge potential for India-Mexico apparel trade

   Rising bilateral trade between India and Mexico offers huge potential for growt... Read more

Australia announces $350,000 investment in Circular Textile Association

   Australia is investing $350,000 in Australian Circular Textile Association to t... Read more