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US secondhand fashion on the roll, exponential growth expected next fi…

US secondhand fashion on the roll, exponential growth expected next five years

"While there was a stigma attached to buying secondhand clothes earlier, now, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure,’ the resale market for secondhand fashion has become a runaway success with everyone jumping on to the bandwagon. In the United States alone, the secondhand market generated $... Read more

Brands need correct color palette to ensure quicker deliveries

Brands need correct color palette to ensure quicker deliveries

"Nearly 50 percent materials such as multi-colored prints and textured materials can’t be measured by a traditional spectrophotometer.  For these, the industry has introduced innovative spectrophotometers that offer the benefits of digital color measurement and communication to this previously neglected cate... Read more

Chinese fashion comes of age as preference for local brands grows

Chinese fashion comes of age as preference for local brands grows

"China, once known as the hotbed for cheap imitations of world-class designers, now prides itself for string of local brands such as Ms Min, Ming Ma and Angel Chen. These young designers, educated at the prestigious schools like the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin are challenging Western brands on qu... Read more

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

"Old sci-fi fiction which portrayed leading characters in futuristic apparels have widened the imaginative realms of filmmakers by transforming traditional fabrics such as cotton or contemporary synthetic fibers with their "future-y" designs. And recent advances by new designers make the future of this clothing look mu... Read more

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and acce…

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessories

"The centerpiece of fast fashion industry ‘denim’ is also one of the most polluting and water intensive fabrics. The fabric requires copious amounts of water across its production three processes that include growing of the cotton, dyeing and finishing the material, and finally texturising the product. This... Read more

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after C…

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after China

"With both Bangladesh and Vietnam registering steady export growth, competition between the two countries to become the next manufacturing destination alongside China is becoming intense. Statistics reveal, Bangladesh is the second largest and Vietnam the third largest apparel exporter in the world. While Bangladesh is... Read more

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

"From top fashion brands like H&M and Gucci to small fabric companies, all fashion lovers are making conscious efforts to reduce the colossal amount of waste filling our landfills every year. Luxury brand LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recently signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committ... Read more

Transparency pushes luxe brands to create videos to showcase credibili…

Transparency pushes luxe brands to create videos to showcase credibility

"A recent survey by Label Insights reveals, millennial consumers are curious about the companies they buy their clothes from. They covet transparency and honey and prefer to buy only from brands that are transparent. Apparel companies like LVMH’s Dior, Chanel, Gucci and Prada are therefore, supplementing visually... Read more

US consumers prefer the ‘Made in USA’ label in clothes to boost domest…

US consumers prefer the ‘Made in USA’ label in clothes to boost domestic sector

"Gone are the days when around 95 per cent of the clothes sold in the US were also manufactured in the country. Now, finding apparels made in the US is almost like finding a needle in a haystack as around 97 per cent of all clothing and 98 per cent of all footwear is imported."   Gone are the days when around 95... Read more

Brands in China facing tough competition on digital platforms

Brands in China facing tough competition on digital platforms

"The Chinese fast fashion market has been in doldrums since the last two years with overseas brands struggling with declining profits. Brands like H&M and Forever 21 have been rolling back planned expansions as the recent annual report of H&M reveals. The brand’s net sales have declined from 7 per cent in... Read more

Lack of knowledge hampers growth of plus-size market

Lack of knowledge hampers growth of plus-size market

"Miniscule in size as of now, plus size start-ups are searching for venture capitalists who can change the dynamics of their business by providing them adequate funds. However, Nadia Boujarwah, Cofounder of the plus-size personal styling service Dia&Co, notes investors usually try to match their current opportuniti... Read more

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

"Around 60 per cent of Indian textile industry, projected to grow $223 billion by next few years, is cotton-based. Cotton cultivation consumes around 25 per cent of the world’s pesticides which is fast becoming a major cause of concern for the industry. Textile is the one of the biggest contributors of both dry a... Read more

Brands add a personal touch to their digital operations

Brands add a personal touch to their digital  operations

"The invasion of technology is reinventing the fashion world with customers moving away from brick and mortar stores to online shopping. However, the luxury fashion sector has, until now, remained immune to this change as here the experience of shopping in opulent boutiques is almost as important for customers as the c... Read more

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: …

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: Study

"A new research report by DBS Bank’s economist Radhika Rao, says the US-China trade conflict is a golden opportunity for India to increase its trade footprint particularly in categories on which Washington has imposed tariffs on Beijing. The report lists various ways the trade war can benefit India." A new res... Read more

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand ret…

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand retail

"The government has relaxed FDI rules for foreign single brand retailers. It has also permitted 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route in contract manufacturing and coal mining and a 26 per cent FDI in digital media. Also, the government has expanded the definition of mandatory 30 per cent domestic sourcing norm fo... Read more

 
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Vietnam’s cotton imports in August 2019 were down 25.6 per cent year on year and 22.8 per... Read more

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Shima Seiki’s Cutting Solutions is a fully integrated cutting system that offers smooth w... Read more

Upcoming Performance Days to highlight new concepts

Performance Days will be held in Germany, November 13 to 14, 2019. The trade fair for functiona... Read more

Strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil facility rattles fashion sector

The attack on a major hub of Saudi Arabia’s oil production has shaken up the fashion indu... Read more

Markische Faser partners Kelheim Fibers for innovative fibers

Two German manufacturers Märkische Faser and Kelheim Fibers are offering spun dyed fibers ... Read more

Lycra gives jeans shape and fit

Jeans with Lycra dualFX technology deliver a comfortable, lasting fit for all body types regard... Read more

Finland’s LSJH develops infrared textile recycling

LSJH has developed technology for sorting textile waste. This is an infrared-based technology t... Read more

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Two German manufacturers Märkische Faser and Kelheim Fibers are offering spun dyed fibers ... Read more

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Finland’s LSJH develops infrared textile recycling

LSJH has developed technology for sorting textile waste. This is an infrared-based technology t... Read more

Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association targets $10 billion exports

The Myanmar Garment Industry Strategic Plan 2014-2021 laid out by the Myanmar Garment Entrepren... Read more

China’s share in Indian yarn exports plummets

China was a major buyer of Indian cotton yarn. But of late, its share has dwindled to less than... Read more

China can misuse RCEP clause

The rules of origin clause will determine the fate of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partn... Read more

Bluesign to update system criteria

For the first time, Bluesign is holding consultations with both external and internal stakehold... Read more

Vietnam export value of textiles, fiber and cloth up eight per cent

In the first eight months of the year, Vietnam’s export value of textiles, fiber, and clo... Read more

US fashion brands struggle with tariffs

Tariffs on goods imported from China have been devastating to small fashion brands in the US.Th... Read more

India’s yarn production may fall this fiscal

Yarn production in India is likely to decline this fiscal owing to lower demand from China and ... Read more

India’s RMG exports decline

The Tirupur Exporter’s Association has revealed that the exports of readymade garments fr... Read more

India July leather exports down four per cent

India’s leather and leather products exports dipped four per cent in July 2019. Yearly de... Read more

H&M sales up eight per cent

H&M sales were up eight per cent in the third quarter from a year earlier.It was the fifth ... Read more