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Almost half of UK clothes still end up in landfill despite recycling e…

Almost half of UK clothes still end up in landfill despite recycling efforts, wrap report finds

  Despite growing awareness of sustainable fashion, a new report by WRAP, a leading climate action NGO, reveals that nearly half of all used clothes in the UK still end up in general waste bins. The report, titled ‘Textiles Market Situation Report 2024’, highlights that in 2022, out of the 1.45 m... Read more

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with n…

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with no easy answer

  The fashion industry is a major contributor to textile waste, with Europe alone generating 5.2 million tons annually. France is proposing a ban on EU exports of used clothing, aiming to curb this waste and prevent African nations from becoming dumping grounds for unwanted garments. This proposal has sparked... Read more

Made in the USA: A stitch in time for American apparel?

Made in the USA: A stitch in time for American apparel?

  The ‘Made in the USA’ initiative for apparel manufacturing has become a prominent thread in the American consumer landscape. It has gained traction due to several reasons. One primary objective is to revitalize the American textile and apparel industry, which has seen a significant decline in e... Read more

On-Demand Manufacturing: A blueprint for the fashion industry's waste …

On-Demand Manufacturing: A blueprint for the fashion industry's waste crisis

  The global fashion industry is going through multiple levels of issues. Struggling sales, overflowing stockpiles, and unsustainable practices are just a few of the issues plaguing major brands. But a new solution is emerging: on-demand manufacturing. Mass production, mass waste Traditional fashion relies... Read more

China's Luxury Landscape: A shift in tides amidst economic uncertainty

China's Luxury Landscape: A shift in tides amidst economic uncertainty

  China's luxury market, once stimulated by conspicuous consumption and a booming economy, is undergoing a significant transformation. The current economic scenario, marked by slower growth and a focus on domestic brands, is reshaping consumer preferences and forcing international players to adapt. The marke... Read more

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving lan…

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscape

  India's Man-Made Fiber (MMF) textile industry has been a crucial contributor to the nation's economic growth. However, the export scenario presents a complex picture, with recent trends showing a decline compared to previous years.  Shifting gears from cotton to MMF focus Traditionally, India's texti... Read more

Outlet malls sees resurgence in the age of inflation and value-conscio…

Outlet malls sees resurgence in the age of inflation and value-conscious consumers

  The world of luxury fashion has long held a complex relationship with outlet stores and malls. While some high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel remain fiercely independent, others have embraced the outlet model with varying degrees of success. Coach and Ralph Lauren serve as cautionary t... Read more

Patagonia's Anti-Consumerist Message: Can a clothing company be sustai…

Patagonia's Anti-Consumerist Message: Can a clothing company be sustainable and profitable?

  Patagonia, a well-known outdoor clothing company, is challenging the current throwaway culture in a new film titled ‘Shittropocene’. The film argues that most products today are poorly made and designed to break quickly, leading to overconsumption and environmental damage. It highlights, the c... Read more

US apparel import prices see upward trend, but not across the board

US apparel import prices see upward trend, but not across the board

  A new report by Cotton Inc. highlights, US garment prices witnessed their largest monthly rise since late 2021 in March 2024. This uptick comes despite a slight year-over-year increase of only 0.2 per cent. However, it's important to note that apparel import costs remain 4.8 per cent higher than pre-COVID... Read more

UK clothing costs dip, consumption rebounds, but textile waste concern…

UK clothing costs dip, consumption rebounds, but textile waste concerns linger, says WRAP report

    The 2024 Textiles Market Situation Report by WRAP paints a mixed picture of the UK's clothing industry. While there's good news in terms of declining clothing costs and a rebound in consumption, significant challenges remain regarding textile waste. The WRAP report reveals average cost per item of ... Read more

Fast Fashion Under Fire: H&M and Boohoo face UK probe on sustainab…

Fast Fashion Under Fire: H&M and Boohoo face UK probe on sustainability

    Major fashion retailers H&M and Boohoo are being investigated by the UK Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) for their environmental impact, particularly on overproduction, textile waste, and lack of sustainable materials. This is a follow-up to the EAC's 2019 report, ‘Fixing Fashion: Cloth... Read more

China's Luxury Market: Hitting the brakes on a high-speed ride

China's Luxury Market: Hitting the brakes on a high-speed ride

     China's luxury market, once a growth engine for global brands, has hit a rough patch. After years of double-digit expansion, sales dipped by 10 per cent in 2022, marking the first decline in five years reveals Bain & Company’s study, ‘Setting a New Pace for Personal Luxury Grow... Read more

Rising apparel costs pinch US businesses as consumer confidence slips

Rising apparel costs pinch US businesses as consumer confidence slips

    The American apparel industry is facing a double whammy: rising import costs for clothes and a consecutive decline in consumer confidence. This trend, reported by Cotton Incorporated in their ‘Executive Cotton Update: U.S. Macroeconomic Indicators & the Cotton Supply Chain - May 2024&rsquo... Read more

Techtextil success highlights Karl Mayer Group's industry competence

Techtextil success highlights Karl Mayer Group's industry competence

  The Karl Mayer Group emerges triumphant from Techtextil, the premier industry trade fair held in Frankfurt am Main from April 23 to 26, 2024. Positioned as a leading player in the Technical Textiles sector, the global giant showcased its prowess in addressing contemporary challenges across various domains... Read more

Vancouver Fashion Week wraps up successful Fall/Winter 2024

Vancouver Fashion Week wraps up successful Fall/Winter 2024

  Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) concluded its successful Fall/Winter 2024 edition on April 28th, solidifying its position as a leading platform for international fashion. Held from April 23rd to 28th at the David Lam Hall, drew in a crowd of fashion enthusiasts, industry professionals, and media from around ... Read more

New tariffs and its impact on China-Mexico trade in textiles & app…

New tariffs and its impact on China-Mexico trade in textiles & apparel

    The relationship between Mexico and China, particularly in textiles and apparel, has seen a dramatic shift in recent years. Data from the Observatory of Economic Complexity (OEC) shows bilateral trade skyrocketed from a mere $550 million in 1999 to over $110 billion in 2021, a 200-fold increase. Thi... Read more

India's textiles exports inch up despite apparel sector slump reveal T…

India's textiles exports inch up despite apparel sector slump reveal Texprocil stats

  India’s textile exports grew by 6.91 per cent in March 2024 compared to March 2023, reveals latest Ministry of Commerce and Industry statistics. This growth was driven by an increase in exports of cotton yarn, fabrics, made-up articles, and handloom products, which rose by 6.78 per cent year-on-year... Read more

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Karl Mayer's warp knitting breakthroughs at ITM 2024

   Turkish warp knitting enterprises are poised for a surge in business prospects,... Read more

FIMAST 2024: Hosiery, seamless, sports unite in Vicenza

   FIMAST, the renowned B2B event spotlighting cutting-edge advancements in hosier... Read more

Vilebrequin unveils innovative customization boutique in Paris

   Vilebrequin, nestled within the G-III group's array of brands, including DKNY a... Read more

Born Living Yoga targets revenues worth €25 million in 2024

   A Spanish activewear and athleisure brand, Born Living Yoga plans to generate r... Read more

Women’s ready-to-wear label Plan C to launch first menswear collection at P…

   Italian women's ready-to-wear label Plan C is gearing up to launch its first me... Read more

Tory Burch announces three key leadership appointments

   US fashion brand Tory Burch has announced three key leadership appointments. Th... Read more

Candiani Denim, Grassi to redefine workwear with TRC launch at Pitti Uomo

   Renowned Italian premium denim manufacturer, Candiani Denim and a veteran in wo... Read more

Revenues of Anarock rise 36% in FY24

   Property consulting business and retail real estate specialist Anarock reported... Read more

Apparel Group inks franchise agreement with Sandbox VR

   In a groundbreaking move, leading fashion and lifestyle player, Apparel Group h... Read more

Poor productivity dampens labor market in the Eurozone: Fitch Ratings

   Labor markets in the US, the UK, and the Eurozone continue to remain under stra... Read more

Revenues of Anarock rise 36% in FY24

   Property consulting business and retail real estate specialist Anarock reported... Read more

Apparel Group inks franchise agreement with Sandbox VR

   In a groundbreaking move, leading fashion and lifestyle player, Apparel Group h... Read more

Poor productivity dampens labor market in the Eurozone: Fitch Ratings

   Labor markets in the US, the UK, and the Eurozone continue to remain under stra... Read more

Techno Sport makes history as first Indian brand to join bluesign

   Techno Sport, a leading Indian sportswear brand headquartered in Tiruppur, Indi... Read more

Kraig Biocraft Labs to expand production base

   Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. ("the Company") is eyeing a strategic leap in... Read more

Global Fashion Summit 2024: Driving urgent sustainability progress

   The Global Fashion Summit: Copenhagen Edition 2024 is set to commence on May 22... Read more

Pull & Bear to mark Hello Kitty’s 50th anniversary with a new collectio…

   Following in the footsteps of Bershka, another label under the Inditex umbrella... Read more

Reebok launches new initiative in digital fashion titled ‘Reebok Impact’

   Reebok has unveiled a new initiative in the field of digital fashion with its l... Read more

Bangladesh slips to tenth position as India’s largest export destination

   With Bangladesh slipping from the fifth to the tenth position among its largest... Read more

Levi’s & ERL launches second collaborative collection inspired by Venic…

   The second collaborative collection by Levi’s and ERL features a range of... Read more

Teflar’s new collection dubbed ‘modular denim system’

   Esteemed New York City-based brand celebrated by luminaries like Oprah, Beyonc&... Read more

China’s T&A exports decline by 3.12% Y-o-Y in April: China Customs

   Compared to the previous year, China's textile and apparel (T&A) exports de... Read more

Apparel imports by the US decline 7.14% in Q1, FY’24: OTEXA

   In Q1, FY’24, apparel imports by the US dropped by 7.14 per cent to 18.07... Read more