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Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability f…

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability focus

"Consumers and government are increasingly focusing on the environmental impact of fashion across the globe. While last month’s BBC3 documentary Fashion’s Dirty Secrets exposed the industry’s failings to the public, the Environmental Audit Committee is conducting an inquiry into sustainability in fash... Read more

4th Intex South Asia gets an overwhelming response with over 3,500 att…

4th Intex South Asia gets an overwhelming response with over 3,500 attendees

"The 4th edition of Intex South Asia, held from November 14 to 16, 2018, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, showcased a wide range of innovative yarns, apparel and denim fabrics, clothing accessories and allied services. The show was jointly inaugurated by Taranjit Si... Read more

EVFTA will pave the way for a wider EU-Southeast Asia trade

EVFTA will pave the way for a wider EU-Southeast Asia trade

"The change of climate in Vietnam is causing its inhabitants to shift from agriculturally-rich Mekong Delta to urban areas. As recent government statistics reveals, over 1.7 million residents have relocated out of the vast expanse of fields, rivers and canals over the last 10 years. Adverse climate conditions such as e... Read more

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

"Statistics from the Directorate-General of the European Commission Eurostat reveal Bangladesh denim exports to the EU, during January-August 2018, increased 4.23 per cent to reach €917.14 million compared to the same period last year. The country’s denim manufacturers saw a healthy rise in exports to the US... Read more

No beneficiaries of the US-China trade dispute

No beneficiaries of the US-China trade dispute

"As the US trade dispute with China gains momentum, experts analyse which countries would benefit most from the dispute. Asian countries like Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia are luring electronics and computer companies to their shores while Cambodia, Philippines and Bangladesh are seeking more opportunities to increase ... Read more

Tariff increase on Chinese imports to escalate prices, hinder growth

Tariff increase on Chinese imports to escalate prices, hinder growth

"The apparel industry is waiting with bated breath for the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping that will decide the future of US tariffs on Chinese exports. Trump is expected to slap tariffs on another $267 billion worth of Chinese goods, which also includes apparel and foo... Read more

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

"As per Chinese Textile Industry Association, the textile industry uses 25 per cent of global chemical output. Out of this 42 per cent is used by China reveals the United Nations Environment Program. Greenpeace published a report, Dirty Laundry in 2011 that urged consumers worldwide to demand change in the fashion indu... Read more

Micro-textile model promises a new dawn for the industry

Micro-textile model promises a new dawn for the industry

"A T-shirt manufacturing factory proved to be the torchbearer for digital printing technology and DTG (direct to garment) printing that facilitated customised manufacturing. Today, multiple textile technologies offer a sustainable option to conventional production. They rationalise workflow besides offering the client ... Read more

Global textile industry needs to innovate to emerge from its current f…

Global textile industry needs to innovate to emerge from its current fragile state

"The global economy is currently in such a fragile state that it is poised delicately between a slow recovery and a second slide. At this stage, it is important to sit collectively, analyse the current scenario, and jointly consider various future strategies. Continuous global crisis, high oil prices and turmoil and po... Read more

US consumers most affected by Trump’s tariffs and ongoing trade war

US consumers most affected by Trump’s tariffs and ongoing trade war

"Around 23 years ago, the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) was refurbished as the WTO with almost every country in the world joining the organisation. As per agreed norms, trade tariffs amongst member countries are reduced through negotiations and the agreed rates applied uniformly to all trade partners. H... Read more

CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value c…

CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value chain from "Farm to Fashion

"Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), one of the leading industry chambers of the textile and clothing sector of India, completed 60 years of its operation in 2018. To celebrate this milestone, the association will organise the ‘CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018’ from November 27-28 in New Delh... Read more

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recali…

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recalibration

"Arvind Ltd will demerge some of the brand’s business and engineering business in about a month’s time. The company will relist the engineering and business in January 2019. “We are excited about the opportunity in the textile business as the world is heading for a large recalibration of supply chain ... Read more

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

"Due to a massive crisis in its balance of payments (BoP), Pakistan is facing immense pressure on its Forex reserves. The country’s dollar reserves have fallen to $8,408 million, sufficient only to cover its import bill for few months. To buttress these depleting reserves, the country’s finance minister pla... Read more

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

"Japan Fashion Week Organisation will organise two of Japan’s biggest textile shows; ‘JFW Japan Creation 2019’ (JFW-JC) and the ‘Premium Textile Japan 2019 A/W’ (PTJ) salon, concurrently from Nov. 21-22, 2018 at the Tokyo International Forum. Exhibitors at both these trade shows will addre... Read more

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion industry

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion industry

"The world is being plagued by environmental abuse from all kind of industries. Traditional economies, dominated by the use and throw policy, did not consider the material’s end use. It only sourced the inputs from the environment, manufactured them, and channeled them into the industrial process to make end prod... Read more

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

"Filled with themes and variations that will help create $130 billion sales by 2021, the blue jean is an American original with a global appeal. Consumers, around the world, own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would therefore be natural to expect United States to own the highest per capita in blue jeans, give... Read more

India’s textiles and clothing market, including exports grows in 2018

India’s textiles and clothing market, including exports grows in 2018

"As per key findings of the annual ‘Market for Textiles and Clothing (MTC)’: National Household Survey 2017, the overall market size of textiles and clothing including exports increased to $146.63 billion in 2016 and further to $164 billion in 2018. Aggregate demand for textiles & clothing was 41.06 bil... Read more

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

"According to the US Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), from January to September 2018, Bangladesh witnessed a 14.20 per cent increase in its export earnings to the US; i.e. from $367.10 million to $419.21 million during the same period of 2017. China on the other hand earned a $683 million from exports a hike of ... Read more

EFI breaks Q3 sales record

EFI breaks Q3 sales record

EFI has reported record Q3 sales in its results for the three months ended 30 September 2018, but its profits have dipped slightly. The manufacturer’s revenue climbed by 3.5% compared with Q3 2017, to $257.1m (£202m), from $248.4m in Q3 2017, but its gross profit fell to $125.5m, down by 1.5% from the $127... Read more

Cixing split marked by Beworth’s Shanghai debut

Cixing split marked by Beworth’s Shanghai debut

    Break-away But, how can a company just emerge and build such a capacity so quickly? The answer is that Beworth is a ‘break-away’ business – a break-away from the giant Chinese flat knitting machine manufacturer Ningbo Cixing Company Ltd, known in the industry as simply Cixing. Cixi... Read more

3D-knitted shells support five-ton concrete structure

3D-knitted shells support five-ton concrete structure

Researchers at ETH Zurich have 3D-knitted a structure on a computerised flat knitting machine that serves as the primary shaping element for curved concrete shells. The new technology is now being used to create a five-tonne concrete structure for an exhibition in Mexico City. The heart of the four-metre-tall curved c... Read more

Rieter Group Presents Third Quarter Results

Rieter Group Presents Third Quarter Results

    Details on outlook for 2018 The order intake recorded by the Rieter Group in the first nine months of 2018 was down by 2% compared to the prior year period. The cumulative order intake was CHF 749.8 million. In the third quarter of 2018, order intake was CHF 238.0 million (Q3 2017: CHF 269.7 million)... Read more

Two industry awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 2018

Two industry awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 2018

  Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won two Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The accolades for the Delta WT 250 and Rhotex 325 have been announced after Durst successfully demonstrated large-format and software capabilities, including the P5... Read more

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Maharashtra to develop India’s first textile university

The Maharashtra government’s Cooperation, Marketing and Textile Department has proposed t... Read more

Invista unveils new technology Lycra Free F!t at Kingpins NYC Show

Integrated Fiber company Invista introduced the new patented Lycra FreeF!t technology to the No... Read more

TN government urges industrialists to handover land for CETPs in state.

P Thangamani, Minister of Electricity, Prohibition and Excise, Tamil Nadu, has urged industrial... Read more

UKFT to takeover Textiles Scotland management

Following a unanimous vote by STLA members and lengthy discussions between the two organisation... Read more

Leading brands launch industry charter for climate change

Under the auspices of UN Climate Change, over forty leading apparel brands, suppliers and suppo... Read more

Australia trims wool production forecast by 5 per cent

Australia has trimmed its forecast for wool production by nearly 5 per cent as dry weather acro... Read more

Messe Frankfurt includes US Clean Show in its portfolio

Messe Frankfurt has included the US Clean Show in its portfolio. The Clean Show, together with ... Read more

Pakistan: Government to restart 200 textile mills

The government in Pakistan is planning to help restart 200 textile mills in Pakistan that were ... Read more

US warns of new tariffs if US-China negotiations do not complete by March 1

US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer has warned new tariffs will be imposed on China if th... Read more

PSC meet discusses contribution of ITC to Tajikistan T&C sector

As per ITC Tajikistan, the Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting held in Dushanbe on Novembe... Read more

Exports of Indian cotton, cotton woven fabric to enjoy tax exemptions in Vi…

India and Vietnam are targeting $15 billion in bilateral trade by 2020. Indian businesses have ... Read more

Tariffs not working as intended for US economy

After a meeting last week during the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires, President Trump and Chinese Pr... Read more

Government announces revised duty drawback rates

The Union government has announced revised duty drawback rates. These All Industry Rates of Dut... Read more

ICAC’s 78th Plenary Meeting to be held in Brisbane in 2019

The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) officially closed its 77th Plenary Meeting i... Read more

Hyosung Group participate in Expotextil Peru 2018

From November 8 to 11, four companies of Texbrasil (Brazilian Textile and Fashion Industry Inte... Read more

Taiwan imports 366,159 bales of US Cotton till July 2018

According to a report by Taiwan Spinners’ Association from January 2018 to July 2018, Tai... Read more

India: CBIC slashes duty drawback rates for cotton and polyester

The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has slashed duty drawback rates from 2 t... Read more

CAI lowers cotton crop estimate for 2018-19

CAI, which released its November estimate of the cotton crop for the season 2018-19, beginning ... Read more

Brazil’s cotton exports to China to increase with US-China tariff war

Reports by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) suggests, Brazil exports of cotton to China ... Read more

Construction of Uzbek-Korean technopark commences

The construction of the Uzbek-Korean technopark, funded by the South Korean government, has com... Read more

Global yarn production increases while fabric production dips between Q1-Q2

Global yarn production increased 5 per cent between the first and second quarters of 2018. High... Read more

Messe Frankurt to purchase Clean Show

Messe Frankfurt, the international trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibi... Read more

Hohenstein opens new lab in Gurugram for customised services

Hohenstein India will also be able to offer its tailor-made services in one of the world’... Read more

NCTO to educate Congress on USMCA benefits over NAFTA

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) board of directors have voted to endorse t... Read more

Kering -Savory collaborate to advocate verified regenerative sourcing solut…

Kering has become a Frontier Founder under Savory’s Land to Market™ program to advo... Read more

India: 2nd edition of Denim Show to be held concurrently under Gartex 2019

The second edition of the Denim Show will be held as a concurrent event under Gartex 2019 at Pr... Read more

Sri Lankan JAAF launches new logo and website

The Sri Lankan Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) at its 15th Annual General Meeting, launc... Read more

Focus on skill development in weaving sector, say experts

Skill development, technology adoption and global trade practices are imperative for the weavin... Read more

14th SIUF to showcase supply, distribution chain of intimate apparel indust…

"Shenzhen Shengshi Jiuzhou Exhibition" owned by "Tarsus Group", China International Brand Under... Read more

India to produce 36 million bales of cotton in 2018-19

As per estimates from the Cotton Advisory Board, India is likely to produce 36 million bales of... Read more

The problem of Chinese cotton subsidies

China’s subsidies in cotton and manmade fiber have created havoc. Chinese subsidies in 20... Read more

India: Sri Mahasakthi Mills to invest Rs 25 crore on apparel manufacturing

Sri Mahasakthi Mills, a leading company in spinning and other diversified industries, is planni... Read more

Sri Lanka looks to obtain GSP+ concessions on Indonesian fabric

As per Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters’ Association (SLAEA) chairman Felix Fernando, Sri Lank... Read more

India exports 10 lakh cotton bales this kharif season

India has exported close to 10 lakh bales of cotton so far to Bangladesh, Vietnam and Indonesia... Read more

Indian wool exporters diversify

India is the seventh largest wool producer in the world. The industry can broadly be divided in... Read more

Fespa returns to Germany this May

Fespa will be held in Germany, May 14 to 17, 2018. Fespa caters to the screen and digital wide ... Read more

Weaves to generate Rs 800 cr revenue

To facilitate the partnership between Indian and foreign buyers with manufacturers and traders,... Read more