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EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India

‘We need to make everyone realise India’s potential as a good cotton supplier’ India’s share in the global textile and clothing exports has increased modestly to 4 per cent in last two decades. Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Vietnam’s share has grown 6.5 per cent and 5.9 per cent, respectively... Read more

India needs to adopt a cautious approach to RCEP

India needs to adopt a cautious approach to RCEP

"The subsidies given by its government and loans granted with low interest rates helped the Chinese textile industry to emerge as one of the top industries in the world. This coupled with zero per cent duty through the RCEP free trade agreement is likely to provide China with an open market, affecting medium and small ... Read more

Gap eyes profits with diversified sourcing, lean inventory, cost manag…

Gap eyes profits with diversified sourcing, lean inventory, cost management

"One of the primary factors driving migration is the planned separation of Old Navy from Gap Inc. and its brands, which include Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta. The separation will enable each of these brands to maximise their focus, align their investments to meet unique business needs and to optimise cost structures... Read more

Burberry and Tencent collaborate to build up social retail in China

Burberry and Tencent collaborate to build up social retail in China

"The first step will be for Burberry to open a store, enhanced by Tencent technology, offering vivid experiences that connect luxury customers’ social and online lives to their physical environments. This will be a unique space to test and learn, serving as a laboratory to trial innovation that can be expanded to... Read more

Brands shifting out of China face numerous challenges in new countries

Brands shifting out of China face numerous challenges in new countries

"It is not easy for these brands to move their production out of China as the country has an incredibly robust manufacturing infrastructure. The quality of goods produced in China and also the expertise of local manufacturers in the country is quite high. Other nations don’t have the same level of quality manufac... Read more

China’s slowdown impacting luxury sector’s business

China’s slowdown impacting luxury sector’s business

Chinese government reduced value-added tax up to three percent in an effort to reinvigorate the economy. This resulted in luxury fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci slashing their suggested retail prices in Mainland China. In the following month, US President Donald Trump announced plans to roll out tariffs ... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Brands introduced a bunch of initiatives for ensuring sustainability in denim manufacturing, these drove up the cost of the garment. So the real challenge before Morrision was to offer customers a more sustainable solution at much closer price value proposition. He believes, though people are interested in being carbo... Read more

Vietnam apparel earnings up 10 per cent

In the first ten months of 2019, Vietnam’s earnings from apparel exports grew 10.4 per cent. Year-on-year increase has been 8.7 per cent. In October, Vietnam’s apparel and textile exports grew by nine per cent. There are over 2,000 textile and garment projects in the country. Vietnam’s supply chain di... Read more

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

"The realisation that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world is also impacting consumer behavior. For instance, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took a zero-emissions sailboat to New York for the UN’s climate conference this summer instead of the regular airplane. Similarly, brand H&a... Read more

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami envisages global trade structure for 20…

Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami envisages global trade structure for 2020

"ATSM 2020 will have a focus on sustainability, near sourcing, and speed-to-market. Amongst many other topics that will be addressed, including Low MOQ Sourcing and the rise of micro-brand disruptors as the fastest-growing segment of the show's database and how retailers and consumers have adapted to the shift"  ... Read more

Global apparel manufacturing map changes with brands moving to new des…

Global apparel manufacturing map changes with brands moving to new destinations

"Politics is not the only factor that is leading to this shift. Factors like rising labor costs and an increasing reluctance in China to produce low-cost goods are equally responsible for brand exodus from China. Companies are diverting their supply chains despite the risk involved "   The global apparel ma... Read more

Exclusivity and customised offerings to help kids’ wear segment boom

Exclusivity and customised offerings to help kids’ wear segment boom

"Natalie Kotlyar, Leader of BDO’s national retail and consumer products practice, believes as the US birth rate has been relatively stable this year, children’s apparel market has been stagnant. BDO expects e-commerce and big-box retail to capture the majority of children’s apparel sales, as consumers... Read more

AATCC scholars to present latest research at committee meetings

AATCC scholars to present latest research at committee meetings

"AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world."   Two undergraduate scholars will present their latest research to the Concept 2 Consumer Interest Group du... Read more

China becomes the benchmark of success for Western brands

China becomes the benchmark of success for Western brands

"One of the reasons for these brands’ failure in the Chinese market is their conflicting ideas on doing business in China. However, there are a multitude of reasons for their failure in China that from bad timing to cultural missteps or inflexibility. Also, the Chinese market changes much faster than those in the... Read more

‘Made in America’ apparels to get a boost with Authentically American

‘Made in America’ apparels to get a boost with Authentically American

"Founded by Dean Wegner, Founder and CEO, Authentically American gets its apparels manufactured by a whole list of US contract manufacturers. The company’s T-shirts are manufactured in Texas, while its hats are made in New Jersey, socks in North Carolina, and athletic jerseys in Georgia. Overall, the company has ... Read more

 
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UK to host two-day textile fair Texfusion on November 20

Texfusion will be held in the UK, November 20 to 21, 2019. The show will present a carefully-se... Read more

Bangladesh hosts successful edition of Intex South Asia

Intex South Asia was held in Bangladesh, November 17 to 18, 2019. This is the biggest internati... Read more

Bata to open more outlets in Bangladesh

Bata Shoe Company (Bangladesh), which recently opened its first sneaker outlet-B-Sneakers- plan... Read more

Chinese exports to the US down 25 per cent

Chinese textile and apparel exports to the US fell 25 per cent in the first half of 2019. The m... Read more

Sustainability, inclusivity, some top searches in brands: Study

Sustainability, inclusivity and the new sharing economy are among the movements that impacted f... Read more

Argentina revives textile glory

Over the last decade Argentina’s textile and apparel sector has shrunk roughly 50 per cen... Read more

ISKO launches new recycling program

ISKO denim mill has recently welcomed to its family of innovations it’s most revolutionar... Read more

ZDHC to host conference for the domestic apparel industry

Extending its regional activity chain, the ZDHC Foundation will host a conference with the them... Read more

Textile market in China improves

The textile market in China is showing signs of improvement. The rate of opening of textile fac... Read more

Luxe seller Selfridges opens first resale boutique

Selfridges London recently opened its first resale boutique Vestiaire Collective to enable cust... Read more

ZDHC to host conference for the domestic apparel industry

Extending its regional activity chain, the ZDHC Foundation will host a conference with the them... Read more

Textile market in China improves

The textile market in China is showing signs of improvement. The rate of opening of textile fac... Read more

Luxe seller Selfridges opens first resale boutique

Selfridges London recently opened its first resale boutique Vestiaire Collective to enable cust... Read more

Decathlon to achieve emission targets

Decathlon, the leading sports retailer, aims to achieve its science-based emissions targets in ... Read more

Monsoon sets sustainable goals, targets reaching them by 2023

Monsoon hopes to be 90 per cent sustainable by 2023. Summer of 2020 will see the UK fashion ret... Read more

Tommy Hilfiger reissues vintage garments

Tommy Hilfiger is teaming up with US retailer Procell to collect and curate a limited selection... Read more

Businesses yet to become proactive about supply chain

Despite corporate commitments to create a more responsible economy, global sustainability perfo... Read more

Huge fall in Indian cotton yarn exports

India’s cotton yarn exports have fallen by 38 per cent from April to September. High cott... Read more

Mexico losses its biggest textile investor

Canadian apparel giant Gildan Active Wear is moving out of Mexico, where the firm employs about... Read more

Huntsman introduces dyeing auxiliary

Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced a dyeing auxiliary called Eriopon E3-Save. This is a ne... Read more

India: RMG exporters to set up new portal to facilitate buyers

Readymade garment exporters are working on modalities to set up a portal for exporters which wi... Read more

PVH Corp scouting for more brands to add to its portfolio

In 2018, PVH’s revenue was up eight per cent. The fashion giant is on the lookout for new... Read more

WTO overrules Indian subsidies

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has ruled against at least five of India’s export prom... Read more

India objects to RCEP origin rules

India has raised objections to the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) ... Read more