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EU reforms to curtail fast fashion’s green-washing gimmicks

EU reforms to curtail fast fashion’s green-washing gimmicks

  Fast fashion brands are aware of the consumer mindset change towards sustainable fashion. In a bid to appear environmentally-conscious, many fast fashion brands are paying lip service to sustainability, resulting in deceiving consumers with “green-washing”. The European Union has seen through ... Read more

Fast Fashion grows at 7.7% CAGR despite dissent

Fast Fashion grows at 7.7% CAGR despite dissent

    As underdeveloped countries transit to developing status, their retail sectors are getting better organised and enabling a large number of brands use the affordability and accessibility platforms to reach out to the masses. The global fast fashion market size is expected to grow from $91.23 billion ... Read more

US Cotton Trust Protocol sets the stage for use of sustainable cotton …

US Cotton Trust Protocol sets the stage for use of sustainable cotton across the globe

    In November 2021, the COP26 summit held in Glasgow held up a red flag for global fashion industry and the need to act fast and now. According to McKinsey report, under the current trajectory, the fashion industry will overshoot greenhouse gas emissions needed to achieve a 1.5º C global warming ... Read more

Argentinian clothing manufacturers face cost-related challenges

Argentinian clothing manufacturers face cost-related challenges

  For a country facing numerous economic challenges for long, the fact that its clothing sector has about 50 per cent import component is in itself a challenge. As per The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC), clothing is one of the highest performing sectors year-on-year. By June 2022, th... Read more

Uganda needs more zeal to better utilize AGOA’s duty-free access to US…

Uganda needs more zeal to better utilize AGOA’s duty-free access to US market

    In spite of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) providing duty-free access to the US market for over 6,000 products, Uganda government believes AGOA‘s potential hasn’t been maximized to its fullest potential even two decades later. The legislation’s primary goal was to pr... Read more

EU textile sector wants cap on gas price

EU textile sector wants cap on gas price

    The European textiles industry has called on the European Union to adopt a wholesale price cap for gas. It says a cap above a certain level will result in collapse of businesses. It wants the TTF benchmark parameters to be changed and TTF to be decoupled from the electricity market and the revision... Read more

Christmas bells jingling for India with export of festive items on the…

Christmas bells jingling for India with export of festive items on the rise

    The Yuletide is a couple of months away and Indian exporters of Christmas offerings have reasons to deck their companies with successes. It has been reported that India now ranks among the top five countries that makes the festive season merry in the US with offerings of festive T-shirts and decorat... Read more

Indian exports optimistic despite downtrend

Indian exports optimistic despite downtrend

  India’s upbeat export figures weren’t immune to the pandemic outbreak and Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Last month, exports recorded a decline of 1.15 per cent year-on-year. The worst hit were cotton yarn, fabrics and handloom products which experienced negative growth of nearly 33 per cent. Weak... Read more

Centrestage begins in Hong Kong

Centrestage begins in Hong Kong

     Centrestage is being held in Hong Kong, September 9 to 11, 2022. This is Asia's premier fashion event being organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). A number of renowned and emerging fashion brands from Hong Kong and overseas are presenting their spring/summer 2023 collec... Read more

Party time for private labels in fashion retail markets

Party time for private labels in fashion retail markets

     he Indian fashion market has seen many changes after the pandemic, and one of the most prominent has been the sharp rise of private labels in both online and offline retail. These two advantages of high availability and cheaper pricing than national brands, have made private-label products con... Read more

Autumn Fair, gift show opens in the UK

Autumn Fair, gift show opens in the UK

Autumn Fair is being held in the UK, September 4 to 7, 2022. Spring and Autumn Fair are the UK’s most vibrant marketplaces for wholesale home, gift, fashion, and sourcing. As the definitive shop for shops, they support the retail industry like no other.This is a wholesale marketplace for home, gift, fas... Read more

Munich Fabric Start reflects optimism

Munich Fabric Start reflects optimism

    Munich Fabric Start was held August 30, 2022, to September 1, 2022. The positive, motivated and ambitious mood of the trade show with inspiring new products, innovative contents and future-oriented themes was transferred to the industry: More than ever, especially in addition to intensive discussio... Read more

China’s fashion manufacturers increase focus on sustainability to gain…

China’s fashion manufacturers increase focus on sustainability to gain global market share

    Several companies in China are launching new sustainable innovations. For instance, a leather handbag specialist, Guangzhou-based Veshin Factory has collaborated with Ralph Lauren-backed material science company Natural Fiber Welding to use its plastic-free leather-like textile Mirum. Similarly, Hon... Read more

Birmingham’s Design & Source fair to showcase Indian manufacturers…

Birmingham’s Design & Source fair to showcase Indian manufacturers of fashion, homeware, textiles

    A one stop shop for consumers’ product needs across home, gift and fashion sectors, the Design & Source fair will be held under the aegis of Autumn Fair 2022 at NEC Birmingham from September 04-07, 2022. Featuring over 100 global manufacturers of homewares, textiles, gifts, stationary, fas... Read more

Rising cotton prices in India will pressurize textile players’ profit …

Rising cotton prices in India will pressurize textile players’ profit margins

    International cotton prices traded at seven-week high in August while prices in India jumped over 12 per cent during the month. The rise in cotton prices is mainly a result of crop losses due to pests and heavy rains across cotton-growing areas despite a rise in area under cultivation, says Ravindra... Read more

Vietnam’s garment sector aims to be less dependent on imported raw mat…

Vietnam’s garment sector aims to be less dependent on imported raw materials

    At a recent conference to connect the supply and demand of raw materials for Vietnam’s textile and garment industry, the Ministry of Industry and Trade confirmed the country has risen to be the third largest clothing exporter in the world. Organized by the Trade Promotion Department under the ... Read more

Sustainable supply chains will boost Sub-Saharan Africa’s cotton expor…

Sustainable supply chains will boost Sub-Saharan Africa’s cotton exports

  Accounting for 16 per cent of global exports, cotton remains an important export for Sub-Saharan Africa. Cotton production in the region has grown in recent years due to increased area under cultivation and improved yield, indicates the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the... Read more

With several new innovations, upcoming Munich Fabric Start to be bigge…

With several new innovations, upcoming Munich Fabric Start to be bigger

  With the theme ‘Far Furore’, the upcoming edition of Munich Fabric Start is set to be bigger than ever, says Sebastian Klinder, Managing Director, Munich Fabric Start. To be held on August 30 and September 1, 2022, the exhibition will feature 1,500 collections from 900 exhibitors spread across... Read more

Adopting China’s cotton growing techniques can benefit Pakistan: Repor…

Adopting China’s cotton growing techniques can benefit Pakistan: Report

  Xinjiang cotton offers comparative advantage for Pakistan, says a report by Gwador pro. The industry enables Pakistani farmers to adopt Chinese techniques of intercropping and double cropping. Close cooperation in mechanical harvesting Mehmood Ul Hassan Khan, Director, Center for South Asia & Intern... Read more

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Unesco recognizes Indias Telangana textile heritage

   Telangana, a state in Indi aknown for its unique textile crafts has been listed... Read more

Shima Seiki makes pattern matching easy

   Shima Seiki’s automatic cutting machine with pattern matching capability ... Read more

Nylon margins improve in China

   The margin of nylon 6 filament yarn in August 2022 was improving in China. The... Read more

Cambodia raises minimum wage

   Cambodia has raised the minimum wage for textile, garment, and footwear workers... Read more

Malaysia hosts textile event

   The Asean Traditional Textile Symposium was held in Malaysia, September 25 to 3... Read more

Wazir partners with German consultant

   Wazir Advisorshas partnered with ITA to offer sustainability, digitalization, a... Read more

Indian manmade fiber exports up 82 per cent

   During 2021-22 India’s exports of manmade fibers have grown 82 per cent a... Read more

EU mulls sanctions on Myanmar

   The European Union is preparing to impose a new tranche of sanctions against My... Read more

Indian cotton volume rises by 15 per cent

   India’s cotton production for 2022 to 2023 will be 15 per cent higher tha... Read more

Steep fall in US cotton exports

   Cotton exports from the US witnessed a steep fall in July 2022 from June 2022. ... Read more

India eases imports of PET flake chips

   Indian polyester staple fiber producers can expect better supply of raw materia... Read more

Chinese textile sector profits fall 14 per cent

   China’s textile industry saw a decline of 14 per cent in its profits duri... Read more

Egypt develops free zone

   Egypt will develop a special free zone under the name of Volo Textile Company. ... Read more

Chinese single yarn exports up 46 per cent

   China’s exports of single yarn increased by 46 per cent in August 2022. E... Read more

Turkish raw material exports up seven per cent

   Turkey’s textile and raw material exports increased by seven per cent in ... Read more

Sitip, Italy offers versatile and durable fabrics

   Sitip’s fabric collections for sportswear, urbanwear and athleisure ensur... Read more

India swamped by Chinese yarn

  Huge imports of Chinese polyester yarn are dampening market sentiments. Domestic spin... Read more

Dow develops sustainable practices in Ethiopia

   Dow, a materials science company, is helping develop more sustainable manufactu... Read more

Nigeria develops transgenic cotton

   Nigeria has developed two varieties of transgenic cotton. These are aimed at ad... Read more

CCI holds Cotton Day in Mumbai, India

   Cotton Council International held its annual Cotton Day in Mumbai. The purpose ... Read more

Chinese technical textile fair in December

   CinteTechtextil China will take place December 7 to 9, 2022. The edition will a... Read more

T&A drives up Sri Lanka export

   Sri Lanka’s export earnings have increased by ten per cent in August 2022... Read more

Texworld US in 2023

   Texworld Evolution, Apparel Sourcing and Global Footwear Sourcing will be held ... Read more

Machinery expo opens in Vietnam

   Zhejiang fair is being held in Vietnam, September 28 to 30, 2022. The 4,000sqm ... Read more

UK Textile Forum in October

   Textile Forum will be held in the UK, October 12 to 13, 2022. The event will h... Read more

James Heal makes textile testing simple and fast

   James Heal is UK’s leading testing equipment manufacturer for textiles an... Read more

Sorting for Circularity, a new research by fashion for Good on post consume…

   A total of 4,94,000 tons of low-value, post-consumer textiles is readily availa... Read more

EcoVadis awards Lenzing platinum

   Lenzing has been awarded platinum status by EcoVadis. This comprehensive asses... Read more

Indian polyester, cotton prices decline sharply

   Polyester-cotton, poly spun and recycled polyester prices have witnessed a stee... Read more