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Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

"The concept of ‘fast fashion’ has ignited a media frenzy and intense backlash for the wide scale ramifications it has through its supply chain. This phenomenon has occurred over several decades, with the onset and expansion of globalisation. As trade barriers began to soften, major brands had the freedom t... Read more

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough …

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

The Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates this year has garnered diverse reactions from the US finance experts. Many advised caution to apparel manufacturers. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, Commercial Services, CIT Group points out apparel manufacturers should ensure their accounts receivable... Read more

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ gra…

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

"There is growing discontent amongst EU leaders against Pakistan. EU’s home textile manufacturing sector recently accused Pakistan of distorting its textile manufacturing sector with cheap imports, poor quality, and a total lack of respect for labor and environmental rights, conditions which European manufacturer... Read more

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

"As per an analysis by CITI there has been a decline in exports of all textile products except cotton yarn/fabric/made-ups, handloom products etc, and carpet in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. However, exports of total textiles have shown a slight increase during the period. IIP of textiles in February 2019 went ... Read more

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi, Vice-Chairman-EPCH has been elevated as new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) during 164th meeting of Committee of Administration (COA) held on today informed Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Shri Passi has taken charge from Shri O.P. Prahladka. All ... Read more

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that the dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair have been shifted from February to 15 – 19 April, 2020. Shri Kumar stated the reasons behind shifting of dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair by elaborating that after conclusion of IHGF-Delhi Fair... Read more

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations fo…

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations for April 2020 trade

Home Expo India 2019, a combination of three integral segments of Handicrafts sector i.e. Home-Textiles, Houseware and Furniture concluded here today at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. The premium expo, organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), registered visit of 556 overseas buye... Read more

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo Inida 2019 the three in one exhibition comprising of Housewares and Decoratives, Furnishings, Floorings and Textiles and Furniture and Accessories opened today at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. Shri O.P. Prahladka, Chairman- EPCH, Shri Ravi K. Passi, Vice Chairman-EPCH, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Directo... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing ind…

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

In order to achieve its ambitious target of $8 billion worth of exports by 2025, Sri Lankan apparel sector is looking to first upscale access in emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil. The country will differentiate its products with quality standards and excellent product delivery to capture global demand. T... Read more

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese…

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slowdown

"Vietnam has been exporting unprocessed agriculture and other primary products to China for decades. Of late, there has been strong growth in its export of higher value agriculture products, including fruits, vegetables and other horticulture products and seafood. Vietnam also exports electronic and other manufactured ... Read more

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

"Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting four major international trade fairs this April. The Houseware Fair and the International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held from April 20-23 April, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This will be followed by the Gifts &am... Read more

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

"The ongoing trade standoff between the US and China is likely to affect not only the Chinese but also the US apparel industry. The war is already taking a toll on supply chains, with apparel companies pulling their sourcing away from China and moving to other Asian countries. These issues were the highlight of discuss... Read more

Apparel brands to focus on improving costs rather than growing sales: …

Apparel brands to focus on improving costs rather than growing sales: Study

"Although the previous year was characterised by cautious optimism , various indicators in 2019 point to several factors that could dampen global economic-growth prospects. Global growth has averaged above 2.5 per cent since the financial crisis but now there are signs of stability. After a long period of accommodative... Read more

Upcoming ATSM 2019 to offer unprecedented networking opportunities

Upcoming ATSM 2019 to offer unprecedented networking opportunities

"The Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show, to be held from May 28-30, 2019 at the Mana Wynwood Conference Center, will present latest developments shaping the booming apparel and textile market. The show provides an unprecedented opportunity for networking and education as more than 300 exhibitors from over 15 co... Read more

Strong economy, world class infrastructure to help India deal with GSP…

Strong economy, world class infrastructure to help India deal with GSP denial

"The United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced, India and Turkey will soon lose their Developing Beneficiary Country (BDC) status under the General System of Preferences (GSP) of the WTO. GSP entails duty free access to less developed or developing countries to aid development. It allows the less dev... Read more

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

"Biofabrication is changing the way clothes are made with four companies leading the revolution. At the helm of is AMSilk which uses genetically engineered bacteria to get around that problem. The company recently launched its first product made with spider silk — a luxury watch strap. It is working on several ot... Read more

Athleisure market to get a makeover with six new fabrics

Athleisure market to get a makeover with six new fabrics

"A new report titled, “Activewear Market by Product and Fabric: Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2017-2024,” by Allied Market Research reveals, the global activewear market, currently valued at $351,164 million in 2017, is expected to reach $546,802 million by 2024."   A new report ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics spring edition gets a huge respo…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics spring edition gets a huge response from visitors, exhibitors

"A global apparel textile flagship event, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring edition witnessed a 15 per cent increase in visitors this year. The event welcomed around 94,661 visitors from over 110 countries & regions. Held over six halls at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, Intert... Read more

Yarn Expo spring edition sees 9 per cent increase in visitors

Yarn Expo spring edition sees 9 per cent increase in visitors

"This year’s Yarn Expo Spring saw a 9 per cent increase in visitors. The show welcomed 28,302 visitors from 87 countries and regions. Around 468 exhibitors from 12 countries & regions showcased their latest offerings at the show. The fair covered 26,000 sq. mt area at the National Exhibition and Convention Ce... Read more

Delay in WTO reforms irks the US

Delay in WTO reforms irks the US

"Dealing a huge blow to the WTO, President Donald Trump in August 2018 threatened to withdraw from the organisation if it fails to upgrade operations to reflect a modern, rapidly changing world. If this threat is executed by the WTO, it would not only impact multilateralism and global cooperation but also the entire in... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-spring edition sees a rise in visi…

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-spring edition sees a rise in visitor, exhibitor numbers

"The spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles effectively captured business during China’s peak sourcing season for home textile finished products. It attracted 25 per cent more exhibitors and 6.8 per cent more visitors than previous edition. The three-day show welcomed 22,296 visitors compared to 20... Read more

 
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Archroma partners with Pakistan’s textile institute to further research

Archroma has entered a partnership with the National Textile University in Pakistan. The partne... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics in September

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held in China, September 25 to 27, 2019. Despite ... Read more

World economic slowdown on the horizon

Risks to global economic growth are aplenty. A potential slowdown in China, trade wars, destabi... Read more

Pakistan organises TExpo in Lahore

Pakistan organised the second edition of Textile Expo (TExpo) in Lahore from April 11 to 14. Hu... Read more

ITMF publishes IPCC 2018 report

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published International Productio... Read more

Ludhiana dyeing units raise rates

Dyeing units in Ludhiana have decided to increase their rates. One reason is increasing raw mat... Read more

US denim imports up six per cent

For the first two months of the year imports of denim apparel by the US increased 6.03 per cent... Read more

Global textile colorant grows market at five per cent

The global textile colorant market is growing at five per cent. Textiles are used in home furni... Read more

Shandong emerges as textile hub

Shandong province in China has world class advanced textile industry clusters. After decades of... Read more

Denim brand Orta launches Biodesign Challenge

Orta has partnered with Biodesign Challenge which tasks teams from top design schools to create... Read more

Pakistan pursues export led growth strategy

Pakistan is now pursuing an export-led growth strategy. The assumption is that this is the only... Read more

New fabric innovations drive active wear market

There have been several innovations in the active wear segment, especially in fabrics. Brands a... Read more

Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to introduce spider silk fabrics

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, and Kraig Biocr... Read more

Hyosung to showcase specialty recycled fibers at Performance Days exhibitio…

Participating for the first time Hyosung will exhibit a collection of specialty recycled fibers... Read more

Indian tariff levels within limits compared to other countries

Regardless of what the US says, India’s tariffs are not sky high. There are many countrie... Read more

African cotton associations roots for cotton processing in Mali

With record production of more than 700,000 tons the past two seasons, Mali has retaken the tit... Read more

Global smart textiles growing at 30 per cent

The smart textile market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 30.4 per cent. Tech and... Read more

Microfibers harm the environment

Microplastic pollution is a major problem for the environment. As much as 311 million tons of p... Read more

Filatex profits grows at 84 per cent

India’s leading polyester yarn player Filatex’s profits have been growing at a CAGR... Read more

Alpaca fiber market on a growth curve

The alpaca fiber market is witnessing high growth mainly due to the upsurge in demand for alpac... Read more

Global textile market expanding at four per cent

The global textile market is expanding at a CAGR of 4.24 per cent. Population growth, rising di... Read more

Smart manufacturing is the answer

Any country whose exports comprise mainly manufactured goods would do well to think of smart ma... Read more

Global home textile market grows at three per cent

The worldwide market for home textiles is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent over the n... Read more

Itema holds denim event

Itema Italy hosted a Denim Day. The day was dedicated to trends and challenges throughout the d... Read more

Finland-based Infinited Fiber makes fiber from textile waste

Infinited Fiber, based in Finland, has produced a strong, sustainable fiber from textile waste.... Read more

China offers Pakistan duty free

Pakistan is about to sign the second phase free trade agreement with China. China has agreed to... Read more

Block chain and fashion go together

Apart from consumer education about issues like waste, transparency and toxins in the fashion i... Read more

Tirupur knitwear exports up eight per cent

Tirupur knitwear exports have grown 8.3 per cent this fiscal compared to the previous fiscal. D... Read more

Sri Lanka’s textiles and apparel industry turns to automation to boost expo…

Automation can help Sri Lankan firms stay competitive with regional peers such as Bangladesh, w... Read more

Turkish denim brand ISKO to create a sustainable landscape in the industry

Turkish denim specialist ISKO has joined Textile Exchange to further expand its vision of a res... Read more

India: Commerce Ministry, Tirupur exporters differ on RMG exports figures

The Union commerce ministry and the industrialists in the Tirupur knitwear industry differ on t... Read more

Indonesia hosts ACFIF event

The Asian Chemical Fiber Industry Federation (ACFIF) conference was held in Indonesia from Apri... Read more

AATCC confers ‘Future Leaders Award’ to Apurba Banerjee

AATCC gave away the ‘Future Leaders Award’ to Scientist Apurba Banerjee at the Inte... Read more

Denim brands looking for new innovative options

Denim brands want to offer consumers something opposite from perfect stretch jeans. Naveena o... Read more

Gujarat hikes technical textile outlay

Technical textiles have grown over the past five years in Gujarat. Investments have jumped mult... Read more

Austria to host European Forum on Eco-innovation in May

European Forum on Eco-innovation will be held in Austria on May 7 and 8, 2019. The forum will e... Read more

Fashion World Tokyo attracts over 800 exhibitors

Held from March 27 to 29, 2019, Fashion World Tokyo covered the whole fashion supply chain. The... Read more