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Product innovation & time to market – key to retailers’ growth

Product innovation & time to market – key to retailers’ growth

"Retailers need to give an ever-increasing thrust on product development, differentiation and value addition, to break the cycle of low margins and costs, and the associated problems with it, finds a recent report by Kurt Salmon Associates, ‘From cost focus to true value creation’. Heavy discounts, markdown... Read more

India’s apparel sector holds tremendous employment potential

India’s apparel sector holds tremendous employment potential

"Apparel sector has the potential to create highest jobs that any other sector can employ. For example, RIL reports $110 billion in assets and 250,000 employees across its various ventures. It employs five workers for each $2.2 million in assets. Shahi Exports, India’s largest apparel exporter, has assets worth $... Read more

Hong Kong Fashion Week for F/W attracts 14,000 buyers from 76 countrie…

Hong Kong Fashion Week for F/W attracts 14,000 buyers from 76 countries

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 49th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter wrapped up at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fair organized from January 15 to 18, attracted around 14,000 buyers from 76 countries and regions. Featuring 1,400... Read more

China’s development plan for textile industry to promote green manufac…

China’s development plan for textile industry to promote green manufacturing

"The textile industry is tightly linked to various development issues, including employment, labour and promotion of clean/green technology. For textile manufacturers, promoting green value chains means that sustainability and green awareness should be encapsulated in the entire production process. This means an assess... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics spring edition to return on Marc…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics spring edition to return on March 14

"Global apparel fabrics and accessories industry is looking forward to its key spring summit from March 14 to 16, 2018. It is one of the biggest trade platform where the entire sector gathers to do business, discover latest fashion trends, find new innovations and discuss what’s in store for the year ahead. The 2... Read more

Luxury brands focus on faster time to market

Luxury brands focus on faster time to market

"Aiming to reach customers faster and grab market share, global brands such as Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Coach, Helmut Lang, Burberry and Rag & Bone, are working on increased flexibility and faster-paced production windows. Karin Tracy, Head-fashion, luxury and beauty industries, Facebook feels speed is everything right... Read more

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New sections, new participants added attraction for upcoming GTE 2018

New sections, new participants added attraction for upcoming GTE 2018

Showcasing ways to improve productivity, saving costs, enhancing quality, cutting turnaround time, and much more, the 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) 18 will be held from January 19 to22, 2018 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi. This edition promises to be bigger and grander with an arr... Read more

Fashion Shows Spotlight New Young Hong Kong Talent

Fashion Shows Spotlight New Young Hong Kong Talent

The 49th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter is underway at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day show (15 to 18 January), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), features global exhibitors which showcase the latest fashion designs and accessories. FASHIONALLY Pr... Read more

49th HK Fashion Week bets big on maiden ‘Corporate Fashion and Uniform…

49th HK Fashion Week bets big on maiden ‘Corporate Fashion and Uniforms’ zone

"The ongoing 49th HK Fashion Week which opened yesterday has introduced a new ‘Corporate Fashion and Uniforms’ zone. Lawrence Laung, Chairman, Garment Advisory Committee, HKTDC, points out while the world is struggling with pricing, there are new areas which can be focused on. Hong Kong, an important trade ... Read more

Inditex better placed than H&M to drive growth

Inditex better placed than H&M to drive growth

"Fung Global Retail recently analysed fashion titans Inditex and H&M to understand the business strategies and USPs that set them apart. H&M produces just 20 per cent of its clothing range in-season, in contrast to 60 per cent at Inditex. Similarly, only 32 per cent factories that H&M uses are located in or... Read more

49th Hong Kong Fashion Week opens today

49th Hong Kong Fashion Week opens today

  The 49th  Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter opened doors today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The show organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is being held from January 15 to 18 with 1,397 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions participating. T... Read more

Global experts to speak at Apparel 4.0, first ever global summit at GT…

Global experts to speak at Apparel 4.0, first ever global summit at GTE

"The 26th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE) ’18 will be held from January 19-22, 2018 in New Delhi’s NSIC Exhibition Complex. In the sidelines of GTE, on January 20, FashionatingWorld/DFU Publications and GTE 2018 are organizing a global summit ‘Apparel 4.0: Shaping the future with Smart Factor... Read more

Trends that will define the fashion agenda in 2018

Trends that will define the fashion agenda in 2018

"The McKinsey Global Fashion Index estimates the global fashion industry sales to grow by 3.5 to 4.5 per cent in 2018. But this growth is not spread evenly across all regions or segments. Economic growth is shifting from mature regions in the West to emerging markets in the South and East. As per the McKinsey FashionSc... Read more

Oeko-Tex introduces new regulations for 2018

Oeko-Tex introduces new regulations for 2018

"In 2018, the Oeko-Tex Association aims to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The new regulations will come into effect on April 1, 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month trans... Read more

It’s time for American retailers to put their act together to boost sa…

It’s time for American retailers to put their act together to boost sales

"A recent Credit Suisse report projected around 8,600 brick-and-mortar stores will be forced to shut in 2017. While retail store visits have drastically reduced in recent years, it is about time for companies to leverage their store presence as a driver for customer acquisition in the digital space. However, in a stark... Read more

Brexit’s impact and the EU-UK treaty projections

Brexit’s impact and the EU-UK treaty projections

"The UK is likely to get only a trade deal with the EU ‘along the same lines’ of what the EU has concluded with Canada, South Korea and Japan, said EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier. The UK’s own ‘red lines’ on Brexit (no freedom of movement, no jurisdiction for the European Court ... Read more

Chinese textile manufacturers shifting towards eco-friendly production

Chinese textile manufacturers shifting towards eco-friendly production

"China is gearing up to up production of eco-friendly clothing, a far-fetched dream a decade back. Studies point at Chinese consumers becoming more willing to spend on green clothes and products. The proof was evident at the recently held Intertextile trade show in Shanghai. Sherry Poon, Founder, Wobabybasics point out... Read more

Wool Runway 2nd edition showcased innovative streaks of students

Wool Runway 2nd edition showcased innovative streaks of students

"After the success of last year’s Wool Runway, a design challenge for university students, The Woolmark Company successfully completed the second edition on a high note. Envisioned as a celebration of tertiary fashion designers, the competition also educated young designers on working with Merino wool. Leading fa... Read more

Global Fiber Congress Dornbirn highlighted sustainable textile paradig…

Global Fiber Congress Dornbirn highlighted sustainable textile paradigms

"The recently concluded 56th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress highlighted innovation is key for the industry and all producers have to work together in partnership along the whole supply chain in a world that is becoming increasingly digital and driven by the ‘millennial’ generation of consumers. The messa... Read more

Year 2017 termed the worst year for T&C industry by Euratex

Year 2017 termed the worst year for T&C industry by Euratex

  Asper WTO Statistical Review 2017, the ratio of international trade growth to GDP fell to 0.6, representing the worst year since 2001; growth was just 1.3 per cent in volume terms, the weakest growth rate since 2008. Despite a brightening of the EU economy, textile and clothing (T&C) activity ... Read more

Fashion industry moving towards sustainable alternatives

Fashion industry moving towards sustainable alternatives

"Fashion retailing and manufacturing has takein a tragic turn over the years. Statistics reveal, today, about 80 billion new pieces of clothing are made each year, which is around 400 per cent higher than what it used to produce 20 years back while the global population only grew about 30 per cent. A new report from th... Read more

India needs to up its exports competitiveness in textiles and apparels

India needs to up its exports competitiveness in textiles and apparels

"After registering a decline in exports from $468 billion in 2014-15 to $437 billion in 2016-17, the government recently released its mid-term review of the five-year Foreign Trade Policy 2015-20, to gauge the impact of several incentives to bring relief to exporters. An incentive of Rs 8450 crores ($1.3 billion) was a... Read more

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Robotic ‘Sword of Damocles’ hangs over low cost sourcing countries

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said recently that automation could render about two thirds o... Read more

Egypt announces creation of biggest textile and garment city

The government of Egypt has announced a plan for the construction of the largest textile and ga... Read more

Vancouver's Eco Fashion Week comes to end after eight-year run

Eco Fashion Week, a Vancouver-founded, not-for-profit event that highlights environmentally fri... Read more

Trident unveils four new sheet technologies at Heimtextil

Comfort, performance and luxury are key elements for Trident’s new sheet launches at Heim... Read more

Apparel and textile sourcing show expands to Miami

A comprehensive trade show and conference, the Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATS-M) trade sho... Read more

Morocco Style Fashion and TEX 2018 begins from March 28

The 4th edition of the Morocco International Fashion, Textile and Accessories Fair will open do... Read more

Iran’s apparel ‎sector exports on the rise

The date released by Iran’s customs administration reveal, Iran exported over 3,000 tons ... Read more

India’s cotton is now threatened by bollworms

Unreliable Bt cotton seeds, perennially low cotton prices, a political regime that does not see... Read more

China to host Cinte Techtextil in September

Cinte Techtextil China will be held from September 4 to 6, 2018 at the Shanghai New Internation... Read more

Researchers develop a greener alternative to ‘denim blue rivers’

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley are striving to make the process of makin... Read more

Wool prices on rise as woollen footwear boost demand for the natural fibre

The wool market has been fighting a losing battle following downward spiralling of demand post ... Read more

Texworld USA Launches ‘Explore the Floor’

A new feature at this edition of Texworld USA is the ‘Explore the Floor’ series whi... Read more

Lamb Knitting Machine celebrates 150 years

Lamb Knitting Machine, a knitting machinery manufacturer based in Chicopee, MA, is celebrating ... Read more

Grasim Industries gets green nod for Rs 2,560 cr expansion project

Grasim Industries has received permission for expanding production of manmade fibre VSF at Bhar... Read more

Garmentech, Gapexpo 2018 to begin in Dhaka this Wednesday

A four-day trade show on garment accessories and packaging industries will begin in Dhaka from ... Read more

Digital textile printing market to grow 18 per cent by 2021

The digital textile printing market is expected to grow at an impressive CAGR of over 18 per ce... Read more

Global recycling industry in the doldrums with China banning recyclable tra…

For years China was the world's top destination for recyclable trash, but a ban on certain impo... Read more

Raise in Pakistan exports key to addressing economic imbalances

Federal Tax Ombudsman (FTO) Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera has said increasing exports is the only viabl... Read more

Trichy’s mini textile park, currently a pipe dream

SIDCOs trade centre near Panchapur and SIPCOTs industrial park near Manapparai have entered a c... Read more

Buyers/Exhibitors hail London Textile Fair despite dampened sentiment

Challenging market conditions dampened the mood at the London Textile Fair’s latest expo,... Read more

US cotton bodies pledge to support CCI activities

Ten US cotton organisations have pledged industry contributions in 2018 to support the demand-b... Read more

Solutions to ensure the fashion industry stops damaging our environment

In a fast-paced world, the fast fashion industry has to move fast on the delivery treadmill as ... Read more

Textile industry: high technology and orientation to the export

Because of the significant investments in the construction of new high-tech, enterprises with t... Read more

US fashion goes back to denim's glory days

In 2017 the jeans market saw the largest year-on-year growth in the sector since 2013, pulling ... Read more

Reliance Retail's Q3 pre-tax profit increases 82 per cent to Rs 606 cr

Reliance previous year started offering cut-rate mobile services to promote its new telecom ven... Read more

India’s textile and apparel growth rate slopes down

In December 2017 the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) had raised its apprehensio... Read more

European lingerie market set for modest growth in 2018

According to a major industry manufacturer has prediction the European lingerie market will exp... Read more

U.S. cotton industry contributions to Cotton USA play critical role in deve…

Ten U.S. cotton organizations have promised industry contributions in 2018 to sustenance the de... Read more

Jharkhand to get its first ‘Green’ khadi park

Jharkhand governor Droupadi Murmu inaugurated the state’s first Green khadi park in Serai... Read more

Indian textile/garment exporters seek budgetary support to stay competitive

Worried about the recent drop in exports of textiles and garments and rise in imports from coun... Read more

Birla Cellulose’s Design Studio opens in New York

Birla Cellulose, a part of Aditya Birla Group’s Grasim Industries, has launched its premi... Read more

Power loom sector fears cost escalation, job losses

The Federation of Indian Art Silk Weaving Industry (FIASWI) has expressed concern for power loo... Read more

Turkey may impose higher anti-dumping duty on Bangladesh

Turkey is likely to impose higher rate of anti-dumping duty on export of yarn/thread from Bangl... Read more

Textile imports up 19.7 per cent following surge in B’desh shipments

Latest stats released by Export Promotion Bureau of Bangladesh reveal textile imports grew 19.7... Read more

Pakistan spinners to face $500 m in losses

The All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Advisor Shahid Sattar disclosed the textile ... Read more