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India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile indu…

India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile industry

"With low growth in synthetics, Indian apparel industry stands to be less competitive. The synthetic segment in India failed to make a mark in the global market because of low exports, low wages in factories producing synthetics and low investments in the sector. Indian textile units run for only six months in a year t... Read more

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

"In a classic case of political insensitivity backfiring, many reputed brands such as Versace, Coach and Givenchy had to apologise to China for disrespecting the country’s sovereignty recently. These brands had launched a range of T-shirts with designs that suggested that Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are independe... Read more

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

"It all began a year ago with the US administration, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, imposing a 25 per cent tariff on 818 categories of goods imported from China. This move further escalated into a major bilateral trade war between these two economic superpowers. Since then, US-based brands relying on C... Read more

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

"Not immune to the challenges of recession, unemployment and sustainability in consumption and production, India’s RMG exports has been hovering around $17 billion for the last few years. Increasing competition is making buyers more stringent about brand’s compliance to environment standards. They are also ... Read more

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

"Aiming to be a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen recently announced one of its most ambitious climate policies in the world that includes reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. The city will use its role and voice to make sustainability more attractive and speed up the transition of the in... Read more

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

"Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions jointly launched Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expects an even higher footfall over the com... Read more

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment glo…

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment globally

"A recent survey by Weave Services, a supply chain consulting firm that specialises in demand and production planning shows, leading apparel brands and sourcing offices are moving their bases out of China over concerns of access to raw materials and lead times. This surely offers a golden opportunity to India to establ... Read more

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly m…

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materials

"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

"As per the recent Deloitte report, ‘Global Fashion & Luxury Private Equity and Investors Survey 2019,’ mergers and acquisitions in the luxury industry increased to 265 in 2018. Of this, 75 deals were recorded in the luxury hotel sector while the luxury goods sector recorded 145 deals. Of this, 73 deals... Read more

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of ho…

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of hour

"Many apparel producers, brands and retailers are making a lot of noise about their sustainability initiatives, but in reality little progress has been made as more and more clothes are being thrown into the landfills every year. To deal with this, brands need to increase investments in sustainability and also cut down... Read more

Faisalabad, Pakistan’s Manchester faces a crisis, workers rally agains…

Faisalabad, Pakistan’s Manchester faces a crisis, workers rally against new taxes

"The textile industry in Faisalabad, known as the little Manchester of Pakistan, has been facing a severe financial crisis ever since the federal government announced its 2019-20 budget. The government has imposed a 17 per cent sales tax on the textile sector, which resulted in several processing units going on strikes... Read more

Shipments of spinning machinery rise while knitting machinery decline …

Shipments of spinning machinery rise while knitting machinery decline ’18

"The latest results of the 41st annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) shows, there was an increase 1.5 per cent and 13 per cent in global shipment of new short-staple spindles and open-end rotors to the world spinning industry in 2018. Similarly, shipment of draw-texturing spindles increase... Read more

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

"Even though in the Global Fashion Agenda, sustainability has been this season’s must have accessory, almost half of fashion industry is yet to take any action on it. The term has been reduced to self-serving market jargon used by brands to perk up sales. As Orsola de Castro, Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution note... Read more

Stäubli’s extensive range attracts visitors at ITMA 2019

Stäubli’s extensive range attracts visitors at ITMA 2019

"Stäubli presented a wide range of its latest textile machinery at its two booths at ITMA 2019. Additionally, Stäubli solutions for frame and Jacquard weaving were also seen at other booths throughout the weaving hall. Visitors to these booths learned about Stäubli’s vision for Industry 4.0 an... Read more

E-commerce boosts fashion business, AI aiding segment

E-commerce boosts fashion business, AI aiding segment

"At the recent seminar held hosted at the 26th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, industry leaders discussed latest trends in fashion and how the industry can identify new opportunities in this industry. The seminar was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Titled "New Retail Era: 'Fashio... Read more

Archroma offers new range of high wet-fast disperse dyes at ITMA 2019

Archroma offers new range of high wet-fast disperse dyes at ITMA 2019

"Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, launched its new Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications, at the ITMA exhibition."   Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainab... Read more

African trade to get a boost with the Rules of Origin

African trade to get a boost with the Rules of Origin

"A new report, Economic Development in Africa 2019, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Rules of origin may have a deep impact on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). As these rules specify the criteria needed to determine the made-in label for a product, they will boost the... Read more

Budget 2019-20: Textiles allocation reduced, FDI norms for single bran…

Budget 2019-20: Textiles allocation reduced, FDI norms for single brand retail relaxed

"Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden budget in Modi 2.0 government. However, the textiles sector seems to have been low on her priority list as the Budget allocation for textiles has been reduced to Rs 5831.48 crore in fiscal 2019-20 from Rs 6,943.26 in the last fiscal. Total textile infrastructure... Read more

Comsat equips Tecmat sectional wrapping machine with EltexEyETM

Comsat equips Tecmat sectional wrapping machine with EltexEyETM

Comsat is equipping its latest Tecmat sectional warping machine for weaving preparation with the new EltexEyETM yarn tension monitoring system. Unlike yarn tension monitors that are fitted solely on the weft insertion systems of weaving machines, the new Eltex technology is for the warping process prior to weaving &... Read more

The Japan observatory AW to showcase innovative fabrics at Milano Unic…

The Japan observatory AW to showcase innovative fabrics at Milano Unica 2020

"The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially selected Japanese companies in business booths; totaling 30 companies and groups, alongside PR and Trend booths will showcase new trends and an index presenting highlighted fabrics at Milano Unica 2020 AW."   The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially... Read more

8th edition of HGH India inaugurated in Mumbai

8th edition of HGH India inaugurated in Mumbai

"The 8th edition of HGH India 2019, the annual trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware in India, was inaugurated by Shantamanu Development Commissioner, Handicrafts along with Arun Roongta, Managing Director of HGH India and other dignitaries from the industry."   The 8th edition o... Read more

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

"ROICA™ - the pioneer of innovative stretch fibers, will display five unique yarns groups under the themes of Heritage, innovation and lifestyle at Interfiliere 2019. The Heritage theme will focus on the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family which offers two new sustainable solutions. The first includes ROICA™... Read more

Cotton consumption to outpace production in 2018-19

Cotton consumption to outpace production in 2018-19

"According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 million tonne in 2018/19, with projected totals of 26.7 million tonne and 25.7 million tonne, respectively."   According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 milli... Read more

 
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Munich Fabric Start in September

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China leads textile chemical consumption

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China invests heavily in Vietnam

China’s direct investment in Vietnam has surged more than 60 per cent this year. China no... Read more

Zimbabwe cotton output declines 52 per cent

Zimbabwe’s cotton output may decline by 52 per cent this year after a severe drought. The... Read more

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Chinese fabrics pour into Indonesia

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles begins next week

Tge trade fair will be held from August 28 to 31, 2019 in Shanghai. This is Asia’s leadin... Read more

India’s NITMA takes to the media to highlight financial crisis

The Northern India Textile Mills Association (NITMA) has highlighted the worst financial crisis... Read more

Acrylic staple fiber prices fall

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Zimbabwe reviews clothing rebate

Zimbabwe is plugging loopholes in the rebate scheme for clothing manufacturers. The country has... Read more

Moroccan sourcing fair in October

Maroc will be held in Morocco on October 17 and 18, 2019. The fair offers a comprehensive overv... Read more

Cotton Incorporated develops performance technologies

Designers and manufacturers who want inspiration and direction regarding technical cotton fabri... Read more

Trade war a chance for India to increase manmade fiber exports

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Intertextile Shanghai in September

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Indorama Ventures acquires Sinterama

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Indian yarn mills runnig below capacity

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Hyosung offers new fibers for denim

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Tariff rise to impact 77 per cent textile, garment and footwear industries

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Egypt to support textile growth by planting more cotton

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Surat polyester production halves

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Manmade fiber adds two per cent to India’s GDP

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Covestro develops elastic textile fibers

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Indian cotton spinners face weak demand

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Indonesia fears Chinese dumping

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Japan denim hub launches brand

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Kenya develops export processing zones

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