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Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

"One of most striking examples is the development and widespread commercial usage of Unifi Inc.’s Repreve polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles. Two years ago, Unifi opened a bottle processing facility in Reidsville, N.C., to convert plastic bottles into polyester fiber and yarn, ... Read more

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental im…

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental impact

"The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has announced an update to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), a tool that enables the apparel, footwear, and textile industry to assess the environmental impact of materials used in global manufacturing. With the most recent update, businesses around the world c... Read more

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

Microfibers, both natural and synthetic emerge top global pollutants

"These fibers, made from polyester or other popular synthetics, often linger in the environment, just like plastic packaging that coats so many of the world’s beaches. They also bond to chemical pollutants in the environment, such as DDT and PCB. Additionally, the fact that the textiles from which they are shed a... Read more

Growing emphasis on Made in US forces companies to look for right capa…

Growing emphasis on Made in US forces companies to look for right capabilities

"While the US President Trump’s pushes for ‘Made in US’ has prompted many domestic companies to reshore their product offerings, problems of logistics still persist. During the recent edition of Texworld USA in New York, companies discussed the pros & cons of Made in America. Event’s moderat... Read more

Denim continues to flourish globally backed by innovation and styles

Denim continues to flourish globally backed by innovation and styles

"Amid athleisure’s growing preference, the world’s most famous attire – denim is witnessing lacklustre growth since the last two years. But what can bring zing back is the products newness. In a report, ‘Spotlight on Jeans: Denim Bounces Back’, Lorna Hennelly, fashion & beauty analyst,... Read more

India: Amended TUFS offers wider financial gains to textile industry

India: Amended TUFS offers wider financial gains to textile industry

"The Union Ministry of Textiles recently introduced Amended Technology Upgradation Funds Scheme (ATUFS) that will offer wider financial and operational benefits to all textile players. The scheme, first introduced in 1999, to improve operational efficiency of textile units, was later upgraded to encourage new investmen... Read more

Global home textiles market registers robust growth

Global home textiles market registers robust growth

"As per latest US customs data, the country’s imports of home textiles and made-ups grew at a robust 7.7 per cent to reach 8,740 million sq. mt. during the January-May 2018 period. Import of made-ups and home textiles of man-made fibres grew 10 per cent to reach 6,093.6 million sq. mt. In contrast, cotton made-up... Read more

Vietnam gaining global power in textile manufacturing

Vietnam gaining global power in textile manufacturing

"Apparel exports accounted for 16 per cent of Vietnam’s total outbound trade. This made the country the world’s third-largest exporter of garments, with clothing accounting for 70 per cent of the output of the overall textile sector. With booming exports the prospects of Vietnam’s domestic market is a... Read more

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

Focus on sustainability as global apparel brands shift to eco-fibres

"To keep up to the sustainable promise, apparel companies need to invest in finding cotton alternatives. These solutions need to be holistic and intentional, designed to alter the status quo, points out Anita Chester, Head of Sustainable Raw Materials at C&A Foundation. For her, collaboration is the key. Talking ab... Read more

China-US trade councils working to improve trade situation

China-US trade councils working to improve trade situation

"Rising trade aberrations are proving to be detrimental for Chinese and American textile and apparel organisations. Expressing resentment, Xu Yingxin, VP, China National Textile and Apparel Council, stated tariff increases are not just a tax on consumers, they will also bring uncertainty to the stable global supply cha... Read more

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

Global Lyocell fiber market to touch $1.5bn by 2024

"As per a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Lyocell fiber market will reach over $1.5 billion by 2024. Fashion trends have changed rapidly over the past few years and will continue to do so in the coming years, which will drive industry growth. Modern techn... Read more

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

Wool was a strong inspiration at Milano Unica Winter 2019-20

"The recent edition of Milano Unica Winter 2019-20 offered a sneak peek into opulent designs combined with a strong focus on sustainability. Sustainability was the theme of the opening symposium and panel discussion at Milano Unica. The green imperative was emphasised by Ercole Botto Poala, President, Milano Unica, in ... Read more

Bangladesh pushing for LDC benefits beyond 2024

Bangladesh pushing for LDC benefits beyond 2024

"One of the fastest growing nations, Bangladesh is looking to becoming a developing nation from Least Developed Country (LDC); however, its tensed economic situation is giving opposite signals. Some economists say, given the country’s rate of progress, it is expected to graduate from being an LDC to developing na... Read more

India could be at risk of breaking global trade conduct

India could be at risk of breaking global trade conduct

"The global trade law for the 164 WTO members prohibits discrimination on the basis of tariffs. India raised basic customs duties on 43 broad categories of goods, including electronics, in this year’s Budget. It also raised import tariffs on 76 textile products and announced higher safeguard duties on solar cells... Read more

US textile makers hail President Trump’s tariff enactment

US textile makers hail President Trump’s tariff enactment

"After opening up trade tariff war with China in recent times, the US textile industry has been witnessing growth waves lately. Aided by Trump’s US-friendly policies, companies are eyeing a fortune in business but it’s said that the industry requirements don’t end here as Michael Woody, CEO, Trans-Tex... Read more

Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

"A recent report suggests ‘Made in US’ clothing is gaining ground with the government’s thrust and companies’ near-shoring strategies. The focus is on high-quality US craftsmanship priced competitively with imports. This proposition makes perfect sense for manufacturers and sellers as the entire... Read more

APTMA proposes a much needed boost for Pakistani textile sector

APTMA proposes a much needed boost for Pakistani textile sector

"The Pakistan textile industry is facing tough times. Textile funds over Rs 200 billion ($US 1.56 billion), in the form of export rebate, sales tax refunds, etc, are stuck with the government. This is compelling industry to buy electricity and gas at an expensive rate compared to other countries in the region. Even wat... Read more

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

"Amid retaliatory tariff measures, tension between the US and China seem to be increasing and the substantial impact would be on cotton imports and exports. As highlighted by Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated, China’s cotton imports have been on the rise and are expected to continue climbing over ... Read more

Gauging India-China’s trade relationships amid US-China trade war

Gauging India-China’s trade relationships amid US-China trade war

"On positive fallout of the ongoing turmoil between China and the US, is that Beijing has lowered duties on many Indian imports and removed them for 28 drugs, including anti-cancer drugs. As a favour, India has removed tariffs on over 3,000 goods from China and other Asian countries. Trade experts and Chinese officials... Read more

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in…

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in the list

"The US is looking to impose a new set of $200 billion tariffs on China. The move comes after the US implemented $34 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports recently, which was the first portion of the promised $50 billion Trump promised to levy against China over intellectual property concerns. Robert Lighthizer, ... Read more

Hong Kong Fashion Week presents an amalgamation of fashion and tech

Hong Kong Fashion Week presents an amalgamation of fashion and tech

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 25th Hong Kong Fashion Week Spring/Summer ended recently. The four-day fair held from July 9-12, 2018 attracted around 11,000 buyers from 65 countries and regions. The participating countries included: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Tha... Read more

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen sees record number of exhibitors, visit…

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen sees record number of exhibitors, visitors

"Shenzhen is fast establishing itself as China’s fashion capital with some 1,000 fashion brands, 2,000 garment companies and 30,000 fashion designers based in the city and this year’s strong growth confirms Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen as the industry’s platform of choice for suppliers to connect wi... Read more

Technology and its slated expanse for apparel value chain

Technology and its slated expanse for apparel value chain

"Apparel value chain comprises of downstream functions (retailing) managed in advanced economies and upstream functions (manufacturing) managed by least developed economies. Given the small and medium enterprise status of apparel manufacturing and mostly entrepreneurial ventures, cheaper access to technology will be an... Read more

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India: UP to set up raw material hub in Gautam Budh Nagar

The Uttar Pradesh government plans to set up a raw materials hub for the apparel sector in Gaut... Read more

Two big European trade shows avoid clash

Maredimoda and Performance Days have agreed to avoid overlapping dates since they have upcoming... Read more

India’s Central Silk Board develops new varieties of silkworm seeds

The Central Silk Board (CSB) has developed new groups of silkworm seeds of mulberry and Vanya s... Read more

Morocco fashion fair in October

Maroc will be held in Morocco, October 11 to 12. Suppliers, full-package and CMT manufacturers ... Read more

Greenpeace gives a thumbs-up to brands for eco initiatives

Greenpeace says several major clothing brands have made undeniable progress in use of chemicals... Read more

Functional Lab to be a big draw at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics

The Functional Lab will be a key feature of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, September 27... Read more

CEMS-Global USA to organise 11th CIFS 2018 in Columbo

The 11th Colombo International Yarn & Fabric Show 2018 (CIFS 2018) - is scheduled to be hel... Read more

Watch out for these pavilions at Cinte

Belgium, Germany, Taiwan and the Czech Republic will put up pavilions at Cinte Techtextil, Chin... Read more

South Korea mulls joining CPTPP

South Korea is planning to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific P... Read more

Sri Lankan plant turns PET bottles directly into polyester yarns

A first-of-its-kind plant in Sri Lanka’s Horana export processing zone is poised to trans... Read more

India’s imports from Bangladesh to touch $1 billion this year

The sharp rise in imports from Bangladesh has made Indian industry apprehensive. India’s ... Read more

Rajiv Banasali appointed new Global VP of Huntsman Textile Effects

Huntsman Textile Effects has appointed Rajiv Banavali its new Global Vice President, Research a... Read more

REACH regulation criticised by European textile groups

European textile groups are blaming the REACH regulation for the relocation of the European tex... Read more

Digital signatures mandatory for textile units in India

Textile units in India have to use digital signatures for submitting Unique Identification Numb... Read more

New Innovation Lab unveiled by Cobalt Fashion

Cobalt Fashion, a JV between the Fung Group and South Ocean Knitters, has unveiled its new CS I... Read more

India: Grasim Q1 net profit rises to Rs 1,399 crores

For the three month period ended June 30, 2018, Grasim’s net sales were Rs 17,089.65 cror... Read more

Record cotton exports by US in 2017-18

Cotton exports from the US in 2017-18 reached its highest level since 2005-06 and were the seco... Read more

Pakistan’s trims importers face hurdles

Pakistan’s hosiery manufacturers and exporters are facing import restrictions. They are n... Read more

Kazakhstan looks for investments, attracts Chinese FDI

Chinese companies are exploring investment opportunities in Kazakhstan. Their area of interest ... Read more

ICI Pakistan ties up with Huntsman for specialty textiles dyes, chemicals

ICI Pakistan will market Huntsman’s textile dyes, chemicals, digital inks, and services i... Read more

India: Q1 sees a dip in Nandan Denim’s sales

Net sales of Nandan Denim in the three month ended June 30, 2018, was Rs 359.62 crores as compa... Read more

Global brands, textile makers to participate in upcoming ATSC 2018 in Toron…

In the midst of the US-China trade dispute, Chinese companies will participate in Canada’... Read more

India: Vardhman Textiles Q1 net sales rise

Net sales of Vardhman Textiles during the three month period ended June 30, 2018, were Rs 1604.... Read more

Textile Ministry urged to resolve NTC worker’s payment issues

Trade union representatives from Coimbatore have urged the Union textile minister Smriti Irani ... Read more

India: Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills Q1 net sales rise

Net sales of Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills during the three month period ended June 30, 2018, was R... Read more

India: Orissa raises handloom target, aims to for higher output

Orissa aims to produce 25 per cent more textile and handloom products than last year. While 16 ... Read more

Indian nylon fabric makers oppose duty hike on nylon yarn

India may apply anti-dumping duties on Vietnamese nylon filament yarn for five years. This move... Read more

Fashion Summit HK 2018 to focus on circular economy

Fashion Summit HK 2018, set to be Asia’s largest sustainable fashion conference, will foc... Read more

Australian Wool EMI rises by 18 cents

The Australian Wool Exchange Eastern Market Indicator (EMI) rose 18 cents per pound last to clo... Read more

Indonesia targets Chinese textiles in US market

Indonesia is targeting a portion of the share of Chinese textile and textile products in the Un... Read more

US cotton exports on the rise with growing global demand

US cotton exports reached their highest level since 2005-06 and are the second highest on recor... Read more

Sri Lanka emerges a pioneer in ethical fashion

Sri Lanka is South Asia’s pioneer in ethical fashion. For the Lankan apparel industry, su... Read more

Pakistan’s textile exports up nine per cent in first 11 months of this fisc…

Pakistan’s textile exports contributed more than 50 per cent to the country’s total... Read more

Pakistan complains of raw deal from China on trade agreement

For all its bonhomie with China, Pakistan has no proper free trade agreement. There is one but ... Read more

EU’s apparel and textile exports to the US up 15 per cent

From January to June 2018, the EU’s exports of textile and clothing products grew 15.12 p... Read more

India: Cotton bales specification to be included under BIS Act, 2016

The Union textiles ministry has approved a proposal to include the Indian Standard Cotton Bales... Read more

CAITME 2018, UzTextile Expo 2018 to be held concurrently in Uzbekistan

Iteca Exhibitions the International Exhibition Company and recently established Uzbekistan Text... Read more