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Trump keeps textile products out of tariff basket

Trump keeps textile products out of tariff basket

"While the Trump administration is slapping tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese imports, it has spared the clothing and footwear industry of China but the news is not a positive one. As per official statement, the actual shirts and shoes imported from China won’t get new tariffs, according to the full list of 1,102... Read more

China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

China’s share in EU textile imports on the decline: Euratex report

"China’s leading position is continuously being threatened with the arrival of low coast production regions like Bangladesh and Vietnam. A Euratex report states even though emerging countries are gradually gaining market share, it should be noted that some of the businesses are actually Chinese companies that hav... Read more

Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

Mending ways with the US seems to be a tall order for India

"With the US President Trump imposing import duties on Indian products such as textiles, gems and jewellery, automotive, organic chemicals and pharmaceuticals, this could spell bad times especially for SMEs in the country. The impact could be huge, as the US accounts for nearly 16 per cent of India’s total export... Read more

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure…

Facing financial pressures, is Alok Industries on the verge of closure?

"Alok Industries, one of the most formidable players in Indian textile space, has been reeling under financial pressure and may soon be declared bankrupt if the dues aren’t paid. The current 270-day deadline for resolution set under the insolvency code is already over and the company management is trying to get s... Read more

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

Spotlight on post-consumer recycled denim at Denim Première Vision

"The recent edition of Denim Première Vision brought to fore many developments in the denim sector. Global companies such as Bossa, Kilim and Berto presented fabrics made with fiber from post-consumer recycled denim. A panel discussion was devoted to the developments in post-consumer recycled denim (PCRD) and be... Read more

US-Rwanda dispute: Trade battle continues with tariffs and sanctions

US-Rwanda dispute: Trade battle continues with tariffs and sanctions

"This seems to be a classic case of the big fish trying to swallow the smaller fish. The Rwandian move of imposing tariffs on the US export of second-hand clothes seems to have bruised many egos in the Donald Trump administration, which promptly suspended duty-free access to the US markets for Rwandan clothing. This sq... Read more

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Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

"All surveyed countries, apart from Brazil and Germany, expect a decrease in yarn output in the first quarter of 2018. Global yarn stocks were stable between the third and fourth quarter of 2017. A reduction in Brazil of 11 per cent, Egypt of 9 per cent, and Europe 4 per cent was cancelled out by a 3 per cent increase ... Read more

Welspun: Continues to lead with renewed focus on sustainability and CS…

Welspun: Continues to lead with renewed focus on sustainability and CSR

"One of the most important of the company’s investments includes the launch of Wel-Trak™ - a patented, end-to-end traceability process that ensures that customers can trace the origin of the cotton raw materials throughout the supply chain from farm to retail shelf. Welspun also entered into a tie-up with O... Read more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

"Production growth in China has been lean due to limited farmland and high labour costs. China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of the US goods and services, and cotton is one of the top agricultural exports of the US. Production of viscose staple fibre will increase further in 2018, pulling down pric... Read more

Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

Trump’s policies isolating the US, shaking up world trade order

"With the Trump administration imposing tariffs on a host of foreign-made goods, US trade scenario is becoming challenging day by day. Earlier it was China, and now it’s Canada’s turn to replicate it as the Trump government has imposed steel and aluminum tariffs on the European Union, Canada, and Mexico. Ca... Read more

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collabora…

Fashion sustainability needs pragmatic approach and industry collaboration

"Shifts in how we make and consume clothing are stretching planetary resources to breaking point, feels Michael Stanley-Jones, Nairobi-based Programme Management Officer of UN Environment’s Poverty-Environment Initiative. As per a 2016 McKinsey report, clothing production has doubled, the average consumers’... Read more

Myanmar needs to work on its competitive advantage to maintain growth

Myanmar needs to work on its competitive advantage to maintain growth

Myanmar textile factories have been facing the heat of higher labour wages as union officials still don’t feel that the new minimum wage of K4,800 is enough to cover the increasingly high cost of living, especially in urban areas where most factories are located, and have demanded K5,600 to K6,600. In lieu to thi... Read more

Fast Fashion needs fast action

Fast Fashion needs fast action

"Fashion is responsible for 92 million tons of solid waste dumped in landfills each year. The fashion industry is also the second biggest consumer of water, producing 20 per cent of wastewater while also generating more greenhouse gas emissions than all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The equivale... Read more

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practic…

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

"Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International (CCI) recently said disposable, fast fashion has made a big contribution to the rise of synthetic, man-made fibres that are cheap to manufacture, though not easily recycled, leaving a damaging footprint on the environment. Unfortunately, scientific resea... Read more

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

US textile buyers diversifying their sourcing base

"For the past many years, two of the biggest global textile buyers, US and European, have been following the China + 1 or China + many sourcing strategies. Among these +1 or +many would be Asian countries, viz., Bangladesh, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka. However, recent OTEXA statistics reveal even though US imports from t... Read more

The textile industry on expansion mode

The textile industry on expansion mode

Currently estimated at $110 billion, the Indian textile industry is likely to grow to $250 billion in the next two years. The country currently exports textiles worth $40 billion every year. The last two years have witnessed a new surge of optimism in the textile sector as the centre has announced capital investment s... Read more

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

"Leading athleisure companies are experimenting with growing acceptance of wool activewear and the properties associated with it. Be it wool’s softness and odour-resisting properties, brands like Adidas and Lululemon are making sure the trend catches on. Added to this, wool’s inherent properties such as bre... Read more

Automation making deep inroads in global textile industry

Automation making deep inroads in global textile industry

"Automation has been making inroads in the textile industry rapidly owing to increasing competition, rising labour costs and lack of skilled workforce. While the industry has started taking steps, it has yet to catch up with the global counterparts. Deploying automation has multiple advantages such as eliminating human... Read more

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018 offers framework

"A new 56-page report entitled ‘Sustainable Fashion Blueprint Report 2018’ reviews the state of the industry, analysing the sustainability initiatives currently being implemented, and offers a framework that fashion businesses can follow in their efforts to reduce their negative environmental and social imp... Read more

US-China trade face-off result of skewed understanding of realities

US-China trade face-off result of skewed understanding of realities

"Therefore, the reasons for China’s protest are perfectly valid. After all, the country has achieved phenomenal success in globalisation through selective protection, credit subsidies, state-owned enterprises, domestic-content rules, and technology-transfer requirements. Although the US has alleged that Chinese p... Read more

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill ta…

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill task

"Woolgrowers at the event said, production has serious limitations. In Australia, the producer of over 80 per cent of the world fine apparel wool, production growth is limited by the lack of Merino ewes, the high lamb and mutton price, poor seasons, wild dog predation, land committed to cropping and in some cases a lac... Read more

Trade ties: A balancing act for two global economies

Trade ties: A balancing act for two global economies

"The US has been the undisputed leader in trade negotiations. Notably, so as it governs the world’s biggest share of exports of services. US exports more services than it imports from the rest of the world, a $230 billion surplus. Let’s take a look at how the entire calculation works. Apple pays its subcont... Read more

ITMF-ITMSS: Increased shipments reflects’ sectors growth globally

ITMF-ITMSS: Increased shipments reflects’ sectors growth globally

"The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) released the results of the 40th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS). The report covers six segments of textile machinery, viz, spinning, draw-texturing, weaving, large circular knitting, flat knitting and finishing. As per the re... Read more

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Vietnam, India to boost textile trade

India recently organised a conference, entitled “Textiles: India-Vietnam Cooperation, Par... Read more

Turkey and Portugal gain US market share

Turkey and Portugal are expanding their share in the US market. Together both will represent ar... Read more

Only 8 per cent companies digitally avail of digitisation

According to the current Hermes barometer, digitisation of supply chain is far less advanced th... Read more

The European Union’s retaliatory tariffs against U.S. set to begin soon

The European Union will begin charging a 25 per cent tariff on $3.2 billion of US products from... Read more

Tariff wars could affect Asia adversly

Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore will be among the markets most affected by the US tariffs on Chi... Read more

Three designers shortlisted for 2018 PETA Prize

Three designers have been shortlisted for the 2018 PETA Prize for Animal-Free Wool. The awards ... Read more

Next edition of Dornbirn GFC to open on September 12 in Austria

Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress (Dornbirn GFC) will be held in Austria from, September 12 to 14,... Read more

Clariant and Tiangang to set up facility in China

Clariant and Tiangang Auxiliary are constructing a world-class production facility in Chian for... Read more

Mahlo GmbH + Co KG to showcase at CINE Techtextil

Mahlo GmbH + Co KG will participate in the upcoming CINTE Techtextil show, to be held from Sept... Read more

Chinese tariffs hurt Indian exports

India’s cotton yarn exports to China have been affected by tariff. China imposes a duty t... Read more

Chinese manufacturers tap Myanmar to set up facilities

There is growing interest amongst Chinese manufacturers to set up facilities in Myanmar. This i... Read more

Brandix, GBCSL organise environment awareness campaign

Green Building Council of Sri Lanka (GBCSL) with support from Brandix, organised a week-long en... Read more

China PFY prices inche up, trend to continue in July

Prices of polyester filament yarn in China inched up in June and the situation is expected to c... Read more

Tirupur to host international textile fair

Tirupur will be organizing an international textile fair this year. This is aimed at encouragin... Read more

The EU strengthening its trade relations

The US, in the last year and half, has not only disengaged from the WTO but is also undermining... Read more

Tayal plant completes first export order

The Tayal Algero-Turkish textiles complex, whose first plant commenced production in March, com... Read more

Rise in linen prices troubles exporters

Rising price of linen is creating trouble for many exporter in the last one-and-a-half months, ... Read more

Indian cotton production expected to rise around 7 per cent

India’s cotton output for 2017-18 is estimated at about seven per cent higher than the pr... Read more

Arvind working towards making jeans with no cotton

Arvind is pursuing more environmentally responsible alternatives to cotton, the leading materia... Read more

JASMA to organise JIAM 2020 Osaka in Japan

JIAM 2020 Osaka - The Japan International Apparel Machinery & Textile Industry Trade Show h... Read more

Grasim expands VSF capacity

Grasim, one of India’s largest viscose staple fiber (VSF) producers, is expanding capacit... Read more

UAE to invest heavily in Bangladesh

The UAE wants to be one of the major foreign investors in Bangladesh. Bangladesh concluded a Ge... Read more

India to emerge a strong player in blended fibers market

Driven by its massively growing textile and home furnishings sector, India is touted to emerge ... Read more

Ethiopia approves environmental release of Biotech cotton

The Ethiopian Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MEFCC) have approved two Bt c... Read more

TN to organise international textile fair in Coimbatore

To encourage and boost the textile industry in Tamil Nadu, the state government will organise a... Read more

China to issue more cotton import quotas

China Cotton Association, is all set to boost cotton imports by issuing additional import quota... Read more

Trade War Fallout: US markets fear slowdown

China has decided to retaliate if the United States publishes an additional list of tariffs on ... Read more

Vietnam dominates Chinese cotton imports

Cotton yarn imports into China have slowed down dramatically. In the first quarter of 2018, vol... Read more

Peru launches new alpaca fashion brand

To capitalise on various business opportunities in the alpaca fiber market, the Ministry of For... Read more

US cotton farmers anxious about ongoing trade war with China

American cotton farmers are worried about the trade war with China. The US cotton market has be... Read more

Trade war with the US will hurt India

The US has imposed tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from India. India, in return, will ra... Read more

Taxes cripple Zimbabwe’s textile and apparel industry

Zimbabwe’s textile and garment industry is facing rough weather due to heavy taxation and... Read more

Simply Be launches new range of sustainable jeans

Simply Be has become the first UK retailer to launch new jeans made from a blend of cotton and ... Read more

Marc Nelson Denim launches whiskey-infused denims

Tennessee-based men’s wear brand Marc Nelson Denim has launched whiskey-infused denim whi... Read more

Italian machinery production up eight per cent

In 2017, Italian textile machinery production rose eight per cent while exports grew seven per ... Read more

Heimtextil to display Indian crafts

Heimtextil & Ambiente, to be held in New Delhi, June 27 to 29, 2018, will display India&rsq... Read more

C&A Foundation to invest $1.5 million for circular fashion initiatives

The C&A Foundation has announced $1.5 million to fund five circular fashion initiatives wor... Read more