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‘Future apparel sale will depend on the sentiment that prevails after …

‘Future apparel sale will depend on the sentiment that prevails after COVID-19’

R K Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee  Textiles  “It is wait and watch strategy as we have been informed by customers due to the pandemic all orders are on hold. We can prepare ourselves for future challenges of low demand. Low demand means markings are also low and competitiveness is higher in ... Read more

Messe Frankfurt postpones Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo fairs

Messe Frankfurt postpones Intertextile Shanghai and Yarn Expo fairs

Originally scheduled to take place in March, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Spring Edition, Yarn Expo Spring and Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles – Spring Edition have been postponed over concerns surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics and Yarn Expo will now me... Read more

TAI completes 81 years, marks it as Incorporation Day

TAI completes 81 years, marks it as Incorporation Day

The Textile Association (India) today completes 81 years of its inception. To celebrate this landmark event, the association is celebrating April 8, 2020 as its ‘Incorporation Day. Established on April 9, 1939, by ten visionary technocrats, TAI was formalized along with 126 likeminded technocrats and managers. Th... Read more

‘With demand compression it is sensible to conserve cash’

‘With demand compression it is sensible to conserve cash’

Thomas Verghese, Former-Chairman, CII Marketing, Retail and Textile Councils “Lack of credibility and trust will lead to many large brands looking for alternative sourcing to China but I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India.  India does not have that kind of capacity to... Read more

Sourcing Lessons: A positive business environment to help tide over cr…

Sourcing Lessons: A positive business environment to help tide over crisis

China‘s initial experience with COVID-19 highlights some important lessons in supply-chain management. Some of key lessons included sources of supply related to materials, having contingency plans for interruption supply, and understanding the capabilities and vulnerabilities of critical elements within the value... Read more

Exports gloom, as production booms in China: Latest Survey

Exports gloom, as production booms in China: Latest Survey

China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), the voice of the textile industry in China, issued a survey report on Friday April 3 for a close look at the reignited production status due to the impact of coronavirus outbreak this year. CNTAC organized a series of online surveys to monitor the production graph, an... Read more

Cambodia’s EBA Withdrawal: An opportunity to streamline, diversify ope…

Cambodia’s EBA Withdrawal: An opportunity to streamline, diversify operations

Last month, the European Commission partially withdrew tariff preferences granted to Cambodia under the EU’s ‘Everything But Arms” (EBA) scheme. EBA grants least developed countries such as Ethiopia, Bangladesh and Myanmar, duty- and quota-free access to the European single market. According to Draper... Read more

COVID-19 makes fashion industry more flexible and swift

COVID-19 makes fashion industry more flexible and swift

Covid-19 is having a tremendous impact on the global textile and apparel industry. As Andreas Kelsch, Sales Director of Turkey-based Be Ma, reveals, be it at trade fairs, which are witnessing fewer visitors or production and delivery delays, the pandemic is impacting all aspects of business. Impact on the entire value... Read more

China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstr…

China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstream buyers

Xinjiang is China’s largest far-west region, where long staple cotton is most famous and region is witnessing very fast investment growth in spinning industry. On March 25, the Industrial Park Working Committee of China National Textile and Apparel Council organized an online podcast meeting to discuss the curren... Read more

Coronavirus: Textile, apparel makers shift to medical equipment

Coronavirus: Textile, apparel makers shift to medical equipment

With the global pandemic, US textile and apparel industry is stepping up in a big way to answer the call for much-needed medical equipment. Parkdale Inc, a large yarn spinner in Gastonia, N.C., has collaborated with Hanesbrands, Fruit of the Loom, American Giant, Los Angeles Apparel, AST Sportswear, Sanmar, America Kni... Read more

China to ship first facemask machine to Italy

China to ship first facemask machine to Italy

March 23, Beijing Chonglee Machinery Engineering Co.Ltd., a subsidiary to China Textile Academy, signed a business contract at its medical-purpose equipment and protective gear workshop to start up the export of its first batch of facemask lines to Italy.   (Mr, Wang Xusheng{in the middle}, Vice Presid... Read more

Toppling Bangladesh, Vietnam to lead global RMG exports

Toppling Bangladesh, Vietnam to lead global RMG exports

Though, Bangladesh has become the second-largest garment exporter worldwide by grabbing 6.4 per cent market share, the country is soon likely to be overtaken by Vietnam, whose exports have been rising rapidly and the country expects its apparel shipments to cross $40 billion by the end of the year. However, to achieve ... Read more

Post Convid 19, denim industry to revaluate operations, focus on quali…

Post Convid 19, denim industry to revaluate operations, focus on quality

The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuously impacting the fashion industry. Besides other consequences the pandemic is having on the market, one major impact is on the development of new fabrics, styles and sales models. For instance, China-based jeans wear maker, Advance Denim recently introduced bio-a... Read more

Global cotton trade on decline amidst COVID-19

Global cotton trade on decline amidst COVID-19

Uncertainty over the control of COVID-19 has led to a decline in trading in various industries as buyers are refraining from making new purchases. Especially cotton is nearing its lows of early December 2019, after a rally in January. Though in the last few weeks, sale and shipments of cotton have seen strong business ... Read more

Pakistan eyes $28 billion textile exports by 2025

Pakistan eyes $28 billion textile exports by 2025

"The recently approved Textile Policy 2020-25 of Pakistan sets an ambitious target of increasing the country’s textile exports to $28 billion by 2025. To achieve this target, the country aims to boost cotton production from nine million bales to 20 million bales within five years. It also aims to improve the qual... Read more

A seismic transformation awaits the fashion industry in 2020

A seismic transformation awaits the fashion industry in 2020

"With many markets witnessing slower growth and low consumer confidence, the fashion industry is going through a seismic transformation. As the recently released ‘The State of Fashion 2020’ report by The Business of Fashion reveals, under pressure brands are embracing digital operations, boosting earnings w... Read more

Knitting industry major Shenzhou International bounces back as a role …

Knitting industry major Shenzhou International bounces back as a role model

There is a well-known saying in China’s textile industry to commend Shenzhou International Group quoted as “Shenzhou is to the knitting industry what Foxconn is to the electronics industry”, speaking highly of the knitting giant that has grown up synchronically with the rapid development of the whole ... Read more

ICRA expects moderate profits in Indian apparel exports

ICRA expects Indian apparel exporters to report moderate profits in FY20, with pressures likely to sustain at least in the near term, and turnover growth to be subdued, except for a few larger players with an established client base. The industry is facing numerous challenges like increased bargaining power of buyers a... Read more

12 Swissmem companies participate in ITME Africa

12 Swissmem companies participate in ITME Africa

Swiss textile machinery companies made a major impact at the inaugural ITME Africa trade show, with 12 member companies from Swissmem (the Swiss Textile Machinery Association) presenting their latest technologies. The event, staged in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from February 14 to 16, featured more than 170 exhi... Read more

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Munich Fabric Start to hold fairs on schedule

Munich Fabric Start (MFS), the international fabric trade fair, is organizing the next two fair... Read more

Convid-19: Apparel production halts in Tirupur

The Covid-19 pandemic has completely halted production in Tirupur with payments delayed for the... Read more

2nd ITMF survey reveals 31 per cent drop in textile orders

The International Textile Manufacturers Association (ITMF) has conducted a second survey of mem... Read more

Cotton Association of India retains estimates at 354.50 lakh bales for 2019…

Despite the country facing a lockdown, Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained its cotto... Read more

PRGMEA, PHMA appreciate exemption of textile industry from lockdown

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) and Pakistan H... Read more

South Africa to assist ailing textiles industries

Regulations giving effect to the government’s commitment to assist ailing industries and ... Read more

APTMA appreciates government initiatives to prevent Convid 19

Zahid Mazhar, Chairman – All Pakistan Textile Mills Association, Sindh-Baluchistan Region... Read more

ITMF survey: Textile orders drop by 8%

ITMF has conducted a survey among ITMF Members about the impact of the Coronapandemic n the glo... Read more

Oerlikon AGM approves all resolutions

A total of 71.95 per cent of share capital were represented at the 47. Annual General Meeting o... Read more

Tencel launches site dedicated to Earth Month campaign

Tencel has launched a site dedicated to its 2020 Earth Month campaign with brand partners in ho... Read more

Fiji's textile, clothing, footwear sector seeks government funds for COVID-…

The Textile Clothing & Footwear Industry Council of Fiji has urged the government to arrang... Read more

India’s textiles sector EBITDA to dip 15 per cent in FY21

According to India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra), the nationwide lockdown in India is likely to... Read more

China exports plummet as virus cases pick up

Even though China has returned to relative normalcy while others are still reeling but conditio... Read more

CAI retains cotton crop forecast for 2019-20 season

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has retained its cotton crop forecast for the 2019-20 sea... Read more

Greece textile industry reels under Convid-19 impact

After having survived Greece’s protracted financial crisis, the textile industry is now g... Read more

Galy wins H&M Foundation award for incredible cotton innovation

Lab-grown cotton and polyester made from air were among the 2020 winners of H&M Foundation&... Read more

Fespa Brasil 2020 reschedules event

Fespa has rescheduled its flagship Latin American event, Fespa Brasil, at the Expo Center Norte... Read more

Cotton consumption in China to fall by 1 million ton

As the rapid spread of Covid-19 in all the countries has led to a cancellation of apparel expor... Read more

India: Centre reimburse CCI with Rs 1,061 crore for cotton procurement at M…

The Centre reimburse Rs 1,061 crore to Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) and its sub-agent in M... Read more

Bangladesh: BTMA demands exemption from taxes on yarns and fabrics

Mohammad Ali Khokon, President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) has demanded with... Read more

Taiwan textile makers diversify to PPE manufacturing

A national team of six Taiwanese textile manufacturers are modifying their production lines and... Read more

Pakistan textile leaders demand emergency measures on order cancellations

Pakistan textile industries have demanded emergency measures from the government as foreign buy... Read more

BCI sets up task force to deal with cotton farming challenges

In order to adapt and respond to labor challenges in cotton farming, such as those posed in Wes... Read more

Pakistan textile, apparel associations demand revival of zero rated sales-t…

Council of All Pakistan Textile Mills Associations and Pakistan Apparel Forum has urged its gov... Read more

Trump to announce 90-day tariff deferral for few types of apparels

President Donald Trump is reportedly prepared to announce a 90-day deferral on tariffs for cert... Read more

India calls for allowing import sans certificate of origin

India has urged countries with which it has free trade agreements (FTAs) to allow import of goo... Read more

NCTO criticizes ministration’s tariff deferral

The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO has criticised administration’s plan ... Read more

Xinjiang bounces back with planning of 0.5 mn ton PET project

Amid global pandemic outbreak, there comes an encouraging news, for laying down foundation ston... Read more