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Global brands race towards 3D manufacturing

Global brands race towards 3D manufacturing

"With environmental consciousness penetrating societies around the world along with an acute cultural shift towards athleticism and wellness, manufacturers are increasingly focusing on producing knitted shoes. Footwear brands Nike and Adidas launched a line of virtually seamless, knitted shoe uppers in 2012. The seamle... Read more

Changing dynamics of global fashion market

Changing dynamics of global fashion market

"The axes of global trade are shifting, amid a surge in commerce between emerging economies in the global South. The dynamics may lead to a rethinking of sourcing and pricing strategies in the year ahead. That’s why “Trade 2.0” is one of the 10 big trends to watch out for in 2019 reveals the McKinsey&... Read more

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

"As per Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman, CITI, India’s cotton yarn and fabric exports are struggling due to the duty disadvantage faced by exporters in major markets. There has been continuous decline in cotton yarn and fabric exports from 2013-14 to 2017-18. India’s export of cotton yarn declined 25 per cent f... Read more

Rise of the smart denim, solutions for design and sustainability

Rise of the smart denim, solutions for design and sustainability

"Designers today are equipped with the right mindset and tools to face the rapidly changing manufacturing and retail landscapes. In a panel discussion at Sourcing at Magic in Las Vegas recently, experts set out to further streamline some of the sector’s confusion. The panel titled, “Fashion Design Is All Ab... Read more

Vietnam-EU FTA to create history after seven years of wait

Vietnam-EU FTA to create history after seven years of wait

"The European Union and Vietnam are moving closer to clinching the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) after nearly seven years of negotiations. The long-sought deal will boost Vietnam’s economic growth by nearly 8 per cent by 2025. As per the terms of the deal, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party will... Read more

Indian textile and clothing exports decline in Q2 FY 18-19

Indian textile and clothing exports decline in Q2 FY 18-19

"India’s textile and clothing (T&C) exports in the second quarter of FY 18-19, dropped 5.82 per cent to $8,935.55 million over its previous quarter. The US still remains top export market for India’s T&C goods, with goods worth of $2,059.37 million exported the US. Export of knitted apparels surpass... Read more

Heimtextil 2019 showcases leading innovations in home, contract textil…

Heimtextil 2019 showcases leading innovations in home, contract textiles

"Heimtextil 2019 displayed key trends in structure, graphic patterns and health-promoting materials. The leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, held from January 8 to 11 in Frankfurt, offered an attractive backdrop for the innovations of 3,025 exhibitors from 65 countries. Graphic patterns dominated all seg... Read more

Interim Budget 2019-20: Outlay for textile sector reduced, optimism ab…

Interim Budget 2019-20: Outlay for textile sector reduced, optimism about higher IT exemptions

"Textile industry welcomed the Interim Budget 2019-20 announced by the Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal. Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI feels the budget will give a major impetus to the textile and apparel consumption in India by increasing the purchasing power of middle class and farmers. He feels, the announcements highli... Read more

India needs the right approach to guarantee maximum benefits from RCEP

India needs the right approach to guarantee maximum benefits from RCEP

"Despite many rounds of negotiations, the suspense regarding India’s participation in the proposed 16-member mega-trade deal, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) continues. The Indian government has engaged three consultants: ICRIER, the Centre for Regional Trade housed in the Indian Institute of F... Read more

CPTPP opens up new markets for members as US looks to join back

CPTPP opens up new markets for members as US looks to join back

"The anticipated impact of the CPTPP will be immense, as slashed tariffs encourage significant shifts in global supply chains. Its high-standard provisions on the digital economy, investment, financial services, labor and the environment establish new "rules of the road" that will have a broad country-specific and coll... Read more

Global Britain vision to focus on India-UK relationship post Brexit

Global Britain vision to focus on India-UK relationship post Brexit

"However, the present India-UK trade relationship does not look particularly special. In 2016, the UK was the fifth-largest export destination for Indian exports, behind the USA, the UAE, Hong Kong and China. It accounted for only 3.3 percent of Indian exports, valued at $8.66 billion (€7.6 billion). This is minis... Read more

CEO agenda launched at WEF meet, sets the roadmap for sustainable fash…

CEO agenda launched at WEF meet, sets the roadmap for sustainable fashion

"A new research from UNFCCC reveals, greenhouse gas emissions from textile production currently amount to 1.2 billion tons annually. This is more than the emissions of all international flights and maritime shipping combined. The fashion industry has increasingly been working on issues such as chemicals, circularity an... Read more

Macao, Malta to lead world economic growth

Macao, Malta to lead world economic growth

Global fashion industry faces a changing environment, with an economic downturn and protectionism threatening to mark the development of the two biggest world economies. Twenty years ago, China was the seventh biggest economy, post World War, globalisation led a move to the Western world. Twenty years later, China and ... Read more

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

"According to an ICRA report, the surge in exports of cotton yarn during the initial few months of current financial year helped the domestic spinners record a healthy recovery from the multi-year low profitability reported during FY2018. Cotton prices have softened with fresh arrivals in the recent months, cotton... Read more

Egypt emerges a major sourcing hub, Ethiopia to follow

Egypt emerges a major sourcing hub, Ethiopia to follow

"Rising labor costs in East Asia and tax-free access to the US market is encouraging Asian textile and garment manufacturers and Western buyers to turn to Egypt. China is planning to move 20 per cent of its production to Egypt either by setting up shop, through mergers or full acquisitions of local companies. The US-Ch... Read more

Africa emerges strong clothing, footwear sourcing destination

Africa emerges strong clothing, footwear sourcing destination

"The sub-Saharan African clothing and footwear market is worth $ 31 billion. The number of non-selected and African descent models has increased significantly, on global runways for fashion’s biggest brands. They are featured in leading fashion magazines and among most of the world’s land breaking advertisi... Read more

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

"One of the most popular types of clothing around the world, denim is also one of environmentally hazardous garments. A case in point is the river delta in China whose water turned blue from the washing of jeans from thenearby denim factories. Lately, many brands trying to arrive at a common consensus on the issue of s... Read more

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

"The recent Apparel Sourcing Show, hosted in Paris, noted that China's dominance of the global clothing manufacturing sector might soon come to an end. Bangladesh, with its lower production costs, will overtake China, with many Chinese manufacturers shifting their production facilities to the South Asian nation. A... Read more

Government schemes boost textile growth, imports cause concern: CITI

Government schemes boost textile growth, imports cause concern: CITI

"There is positivity in the entire textile value chain thanks to the pragmatic approach adopted by the government, says Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has said. However, rising imports of textile products remains a key area of worry. As per Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI, the RBI Financial Stability Repor... Read more

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

"Mohammad Ali Khokon was recently elected president of Bangladesh Textile Manufacturers Association (BTMA) for a two-year term (2019-2020). As the President of BTMA, Khokon plans to work in the woven and knit sectors by filling demand gaps. Besides pushing the government to announce weaving as a separate sector and pro... Read more

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

"Blockchain technology is paving its path into the cotton market. This technology makes transactions and contracts simpler and tracing more accurate. But, the questions of reliability, scalability and governance of this revolutionary technology need to be answered before it is at a bigger scale. In October 2016, the We... Read more

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networ…

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networking

"New opportunities and prospects for the textile industry will emerge as over 400 exhibitors and 48 countries participate in the 2nd edition of Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show in Mumbai from January 18 to 20, 2019. This year, GTTES has seen 26 per cent growth by attracting about 168 companies. It has m... Read more

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

"While the trade truce between the US and China gave brands and retailers some time to plan their counteractions if President Trump levies tariffs on the remaining goods imported from China, it also extended the uncertainty over the future. Every time a new set of tariffs are announced, soft goods brands and retailers ... Read more

 
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UK pushes for recycled fibers

Clothing companies in the UK that design products with lower environmental impacts may be rewar... Read more

India to hold bilateral discussions with China for RCEP

Facing pressure to finalise its market opening commitments under the Regional Comprehensive Eco... Read more

New khadi schemes in the offing

The Khadi Gramodyog Vikas Yojana will be extended for a year. This is expected to benefit over ... Read more

Barcelona to host Itma in June

Itma will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. The event will showcase fibers, yarns and ... Read more

Global fiber production up four million tons

World fiber production in 2018 rose by four million tons over previous year. The share of natur... Read more

Freudenberg to showcase innovative materials at Techtextil

Freudenberg Performance Materials, a leading supplier of innovative technical textiles, will ho... Read more

Brisk business for Indian companies in Bangladesh RMG segment

Indian companies are seeking better opportunities in Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s economic de... Read more

Cambodia hopes for seven per cent growth this year

Cambodia is expected to grow by seven per cent in 2019. Growth will be driven by garment export... Read more

Bangladesh earnings from sweater exports up 18 per cent

Bangladesh’s export earnings from sweaters rose by 18.57 per cent in the first seven mont... Read more

Spinnova to collaborate with textiles expert

Spinnova, a developer of a sustainable textile fibre, has collaborated with textiles professor ... Read more

JFW to operate Japan Pavilion at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019

The Japan Fashion Week (JFW) Organization, will operate the Japan Pavilion at the Intertextile ... Read more

EAC recommends responsibility charge on clothing

The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) report has called for a one penny producer responsibili... Read more

Pakistan yearly knit exports up 16 per cent

Pakistan’s knitwear shipments grew 16.25 per cent in January 2019 compared to the same pe... Read more

India: MP apparel exports down 30 per cent

Apparel exports from Madhya Pradesh have dropped by over 30 per cent in compared to a year ago.... Read more

India’s cotton procurement to reach 15 lakh bales by the end of season

Cotton procurement by the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) crossed 8.5 lakh bales in the ongoi... Read more

AATCC approves first international standards for e-textiles

AATCC research committee RA111, Electronically-Integrated Textiles, recently approved its first... Read more

Busi presents complete range of medical sock machines

Family-run Italian hosiery knitting machine builder Busi Giovanni presents its complete range... Read more

Shima technology goes on show at GTE 2019

Leading Japanese computerised flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, of Wakayama, Japa... Read more

Exhibitors announce product highlights ahead of Asia Print Expo 2019

Asia Print Expo, the ASEAN region’s premier event for speciality print, takes place fro... Read more

Kornit Digital Reports 2018 Fourth Quarter and Full Year Results

Fourth quarter 2018 revenues increased by 26.2% to $37.8 million. Full year revenues growth of... Read more

Kornit Successfully Executes Direct-To-Customer Plan In North America

ENGLEWOOD, N.J. — February 14, 2019 — Effective February 7, 2019, Kornit Digital is... Read more

Roland launches direct to garment printer

Roland DG will be selling its first direct to garment printer, the VersaStudio BT12, which it c... Read more

Sustainability is the paradigm of digital textile printing

As the awareness of sustainability grows throughout our industry, and the community that it ser... Read more

3rd ITMACH India 2019 to feature more exhibitors, latest technologies

More exhibitors, latest technologies, knowledge sharing sessions, larger area, global visitors ... Read more

India’s Textile Machinery Exports Upsurge In Q2 FY 18-19

Exports of textile machinery have witnessed a boost in the second quarter of FY 18-19. Exports ... Read more

Yarn piles up with Bangladesh millers

Textile millers in Bangladesh have stacks of unsold yarns and fabrics. The reason: invasion of ... Read more

Vietnam to scale up garment exports

Vietnam plans to become the world’s third major supplier of garments and textiles. With C... Read more

Sympatex launches a highly-breathable new line of footwear

At this year’s Lineapelle, to be held from February 20-2 in, Milan, Sympatex will launch ... Read more

India still skewed toward natural fibers

Fiber consumption in India is skewed toward natural fibers, especially cotton. But globally man... Read more

Indian exporters fear losing GSP post new ecom rules

The US may withdraw GSP for India as it is unhappy with the recent tightening of foreign direct... Read more

India: Weavers in the Northeast get passbooks

Yarn passbooks have been distributed among weavers in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram and Man... Read more

Pakistan may continue importing cotton from India despite losing MFN status

India’s withdrawal of Most Favored Nation to Pakistan and the 200 per cent hike on import... Read more

Visitors at Munich Fabric Start decline by 3 per cent

The latest edition of Munich Fabric Start, held from January 29 to 31, 2019, experienced a decl... Read more

India among top textile giants, growing at 5 per cent CAGR

The global textile industry is growing at a CAGR of five per cent. The textile industry encompa... Read more

Karl Mayer incorporates conductive yarns technology into its machines

Karl Mayer multibar raschel machines are used with and without a jacquard facility to incorpora... Read more

India’s cotton yarn exports down 25 per cent

India’s cotton yarn exports fell 25 per cent from 2013 to 2018. Spinning mills performed... Read more

Trade War: Uncertainty grips US cotton

The prolonged trade dispute between the United States and China is affecting the US cotton mark... Read more