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Innovative trend to drive the fashion industry in 2019

Innovative trend to drive the fashion industry in 2019

"A recent report on State of Fashion 2019 by Mckinsey/BOF predicts a lower growth rate of 3.5 per cent for 2019 over 4.5 per cent in 2018. However, this growth rate is likely to differ by geography and segment. The trends that will drive the fashion industry in 2019 are. Novelty through new products, business solutions... Read more

New tools, customisation, emerging growth centers to drive retail grow…

New tools, customisation, emerging growth centers to drive retail growth

"A major upheaval in the fashion and fashion related businesses in the past few years and a cooling economy is likely to restrict consumer spending this year. This could be further aggravated by the growing trade war between US and China that began last summer when the Trump administration levied a 10 percent tariff on... Read more

Levi’s denim customisation offers creative freedom to customers

Levi’s denim customisation offers creative freedom to customers

"To whet consumers’ appetites for perfectly damaged jeans, Levi’s has been selling denim customised by Aldridge, rapper Snoop Dogg, actress Sasha Lane, surfer Kelly Slater, tattoo artist Dr. Woo, basketball star Blake Griffin and others. Model Lily Aldridge, Vice President of technical innovation for Levi's... Read more

Over 13,000 buyers flock Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter

Over 13,000 buyers flock Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter

"Among the markets outside Hong Kong, this edition of the Fashion Week saw the highest buyer attendance from Mainland China, Indonesia and the US, showing that the sourcing sentiment in both mature and emerging markets has remained unaffected. Among emerging markets, buyer attendance from Russia recorded an increase. T... Read more

Egypt emerges a major sourcing hub, Ethiopia to follow

Egypt emerges a major sourcing hub, Ethiopia to follow

"Rising labor costs in East Asia and tax-free access to the US market is encouraging Asian textile and garment manufacturers and Western buyers to turn to Egypt. China is planning to move 20 per cent of its production to Egypt either by setting up shop, through mergers or full acquisitions of local companies. The US-Ch... Read more

Africa emerges strong clothing, footwear sourcing destination

Africa emerges strong clothing, footwear sourcing destination

"The sub-Saharan African clothing and footwear market is worth $ 31 billion. The number of non-selected and African descent models has increased significantly, on global runways for fashion’s biggest brands. They are featured in leading fashion magazines and among most of the world’s land breaking advertisi... Read more

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

"The recent Apparel Sourcing Show, hosted in Paris, noted that China's dominance of the global clothing manufacturing sector might soon come to an end. Bangladesh, with its lower production costs, will overtake China, with many Chinese manufacturers shifting their production facilities to the South Asian nation. A... Read more

2019: A year of transformation for menswear fashion

2019: A year of transformation for menswear fashion

"Year 2019 promises to be that of change in the world of men’s fashion. Events like high-profile label hookups, industry shakeups, and a focus on sustainability will rattle the Richter scale for menswear for the next 12 months with several brands igniting trends, change and quite probably a purchase or two." &nb... Read more

Government schemes boost textile growth, imports cause concern: CITI

Government schemes boost textile growth, imports cause concern: CITI

"There is positivity in the entire textile value chain thanks to the pragmatic approach adopted by the government, says Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has said. However, rising imports of textile products remains a key area of worry. As per Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI, the RBI Financial Stability Repor... Read more

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into tex…

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

"Bolt Threads’ recently entered into a collaboration with Ecovative for growing faux animal leather from mycelium, mushrooms’ underground root structure. They grow the cells with other nutrients in corn stalk beds, compressing the structure into a two-dimensional material, and then tanning it with English b... Read more

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

"Mohammad Ali Khokon was recently elected president of Bangladesh Textile Manufacturers Association (BTMA) for a two-year term (2019-2020). As the President of BTMA, Khokon plans to work in the woven and knit sectors by filling demand gaps. Besides pushing the government to announce weaving as a separate sector and pro... Read more

50th Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W opens, Fashion Launderette in focus

50th Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W opens, Fashion Launderette in focus

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 50th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter started today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day event will continue till January 17, 2019. In 2018, the Fashion Week attracted 14,000 buyers from 76 countries and regio... Read more

Macro slowdown forces investors to focus on company strategies

Macro slowdown forces investors to focus on company strategies

"Over 150 consumer-oriented public and private companies will make presentations before investors, analysts, traders and executives in Orlando, Fla at the 21st annual ICR Conference. However, before these presentations, companies including Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, Lululemon Athletica, and Abercrombi... Read more

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networ…

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networking

"New opportunities and prospects for the textile industry will emerge as over 400 exhibitors and 48 countries participate in the 2nd edition of Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show in Mumbai from January 18 to 20, 2019. This year, GTTES has seen 26 per cent growth by attracting about 168 companies. It has m... Read more

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

"While the trade truce between the US and China gave brands and retailers some time to plan their counteractions if President Trump levies tariffs on the remaining goods imported from China, it also extended the uncertainty over the future. Every time a new set of tariffs are announced, soft goods brands and retailers ... Read more

 
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Péro teams up with Woolmark Company, Bhuttico Kullu Shawls for LFW

Péro by Aneeth Arora, The Woolmark Company, and Bhuttico Kullu Shawls have collaborated ... Read more

London, New York, Milan to host Lineapelle’s 2019

Lineapelle London open on January 22, followed by New York on January 30 and 31 and Milan from ... Read more

British Fashion Council warns against Brexit

The British Fashion Council is against Brexit and says the decision to leave should come with a... Read more

GTTES textile show attracts over 9,000 visitors

Global Textile Technology and Engineering Show (GTTES) was held in Mumbai, from January 18 to 2... Read more

Ehtiopia to host ITME Africa next year

India ITME Society will host ITME AFRICA 2020 in Ethiopia in February next year. This is an uni... Read more

Vietnam needs to reduce import dependence

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is expected t... Read more

Raymond gets Sebi show cause for market violations

The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has issued a show-cause notice to textile mak... Read more

Bestseller adopts sustainable strategies

Bestseller has launched a new strategy, Fashion FWD, placing sustainability at the core of its ... Read more

Vietnam depends heavily on imports

Vietnam emerged in second spot in global garment and textile export turnover in 2018. However, ... Read more

Chinese fashion group Trendy takes over Dutch brand Denham

p> Trendy has acquired a majority stake in Denham. Chinese fashion group Trendy over the yea... Read more

Bestseller adopts sustainable strategies

Bestseller has launched a new strategy, Fashion FWD, placing sustainability at the core of its ... Read more

Vietnam depends heavily on imports

Vietnam emerged in second spot in global garment and textile export turnover in 2018. However, ... Read more

Chinese fashion group Trendy takes over Dutch brand Denham

p> Trendy has acquired a majority stake in Denham. Chinese fashion group Trendy over the yea... Read more

Global textile chemicals sector sees growing demand

The global textile chemical market is growing at a CAGR of 3.4 per cent. Textile chemicals incl... Read more

South Africa to launch black industrialist textile firm

Bulelani Magwanishe, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry and Sihle Zikalala, KwaZulu-Nata... Read more

Mumbai hosts GTTES showcasing latest innovations in textile tech

Global Textile Technology and Engineering Show (GTTES) is being held in Mumbai, from January 18... Read more

Myanmar garment exporters to EU increase from 22 to 180 in five years

According to Aung Naing Oo, Director-General of Department of Investment and Companies Administ... Read more

Malaysia to increase textile exports to the US

Amidst ongoing trade war between the US and China, Malaysia is seeing a huge potential of enhan... Read more

Kering publishes ‘Planetary Boundaries’ paper in conjunction with CISL

French luxury and lifestyle business Kering, which owns brands like Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent a... Read more

Selvedge Run ends in Berlin, sees a rise in number of visitors

Selvedge Run was held in Germany from January 15 to 17, 2019. Selvedge is a trade show for qual... Read more

Textile show Colombiatex in Brazil this week

Colombiatex will be held in Brazil from January 22 to 24, 2019. This is Latin America’s m... Read more

Yoga wear dominates active wear in the US

The active wear market in the US has changed over the last three years. About $48 billion is be... Read more

Poll reveals Americans’ distrust for fashion brands

A new poll by Changing Markets, an organisation dedicated to reducing the environmental footpri... Read more

Technical textiles hold a great future for India

The technical textile industry in India is growing at a CAGR of 20 per cent. The diverse range ... Read more