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Duty-free deals on thin ice, Shein and Temu face scrutiny

Duty-free deals on thin ice, Shein and Temu face scrutiny

  Shein and Temu, the online retail giants, have taken the world by storm. Their business model revolves around ultra-trendy clothing and accessories at rock-bottom prices. But their success story is facing head winds with potential tax hikes. Both companies have come under fire in the EU and US for allegedly... Read more

China reclaims top spot as India's trading partner its impact on texti…

China reclaims top spot as India's trading partner its impact on textiles, apparel sector

  China has regained its position as India's largest trading partner in fiscal year 2023-24, edging out the US by a narrow margin, as per Global Trade Research Initiative (GTRI) statistics. This shift has significant implications for the textiles, apparel, and fashion sectors in all three countries. China pr... Read more

Indian Textiles: Weaving a path to $100 bn exports by 2030

Indian Textiles: Weaving a path to $100 bn exports by 2030

  The Indian textile industry, a cornerstone of the nation's economy, has set its sights on an ambitious goal: achieving $100 billion in exports by 2030. This target marks a significant leap from the current figures. According to the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS), India... Read more

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

  While India remains a global leader in cotton production, its exports of cotton fabrics and made-ups (excluding yarn) painted a mixed picture in FY23 compared to previous years. Value wise cotton fabrics & made-ups exports reached $ 6.81 billion in FY23, a slight decline from previous years. The slight... Read more

AAFA slams continued tariffs on apparel and footwear, citing burden on…

AAFA slams continued tariffs on apparel and footwear, citing burden on consumers and businesses

  China “cheats” and “we won’t let it flood our market,” said US president Joe Biden on May 14, to justify quadrupling customs duties on Chinese electric vehicles, imposed alongside tariff rises on other goods. Among them, a wide range of textile and apparel products, a cause of ... Read more

EU cracks the whip on fashion, now EUCSDDD will reshape retail

EU cracks the whip on fashion, now EUCSDDD will reshape retail

  The European Union's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EUCSDDD), which came into effect on April 24, 2024, is set to shake up the fashion industry. It’s been touted as a game changer as brands and retailers, of a certain threshold size will now require certain practices and sourcing sh... Read more

EU cracks down on unsustainable fashion, new directive demands transpa…

EU cracks down on unsustainable fashion, new directive demands transparency

  The European Union (EU) has ushered in a new era for sustainable clothing with the implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EUCSDDD). This legislation, effective in phases starting 2027, will significantly impact the textiles and apparel industry, forcing brands to clean up th... Read more

Vietnam's trade boom stimulated by China, raising concerns for US

Vietnam's trade boom stimulated by China, raising concerns for US

  The US-China trade war, marked by tariff hikes, has led to a surge in US imports from Vietnam. However, Vietnam's success in capturing market share from China comes with a twist: it relies heavily on Chinese inputs for its exports. Statistics reveal a clear picture. Vietnam's trade surplus with the US incr... Read more

Looming Threads: US tariffs on China's textiles spark uncertainty

Looming Threads: US tariffs on China's textiles spark uncertainty

  The American textile and apparel industry is facing a wave of uncertainty due to the recent announcement of tariffs and penalty clauses on imports from China. This move by the US administration has ignited a complex debate, with potential impacts on manufacturers, consumers, and China's textile exports. Wh... 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

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

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CITI recommends policy measures to remove import duty on cotton

  To enhance the cost competitiveness of the cotton value chain, CITI recommends certai... Read more

Mini Textile Park Scheme to streamline production for Tiruchi weavers

  The proposed Mini Textile Park Scheme will benefit the Tiruchi weaving industry by st... Read more

NCTO responds to House Ways and Means De Minimis reform

  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) has emphasized the need for urge... Read more

Rajapalayam Spinning Mills shutdown leads to mass job losses

  The textile industry in India, particularly in regions like Rajapalayam, is facing a ... Read more

India's textile ambition: $600b exports by 2047

  India is charting an ambitious trajectory in the textile sector, targeting a substant... Read more

Pakistan to introduce new policy for upliftment of the textile sector

  The Pakistan Government will soon introduce a comprehensive wheeling policy to uplift... Read more

Mexico reassesses anti-dumping duty on PFY imports from India, China

  Mexico’s Ministry of Economy is currently reassessing the anti-dumping duty app... Read more

Revenues from India’s textile industry to rebound next financial year: CRIS…

  After being hit by volatile cotton prices and muted export demand in the previous two... Read more

Introduce separate ‘Apparel Policy’, urges PRGMEA

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has urged the ... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Week updates first sustainability rules

  Copenhagen Fashion Week, as the pioneer in global fashion events, has mandated Sustai... Read more

Exporters appeal for exemption from compliance to Section 43B (h) of the In…

  Exporters spanning various sectors have united to appeal for exemption from a recentl... Read more

Government announces extension of the ‘Samarth’ scheme for textiles

  The central government has announced the extension of the 'Samarth' scheme, a flagshi... Read more

Government imposes Minimum Import Price on synthetic knitted fabrics

  In a bid to fortify domestic manufacturing and mitigate the inundation of low-cost im... Read more

France passes bill to address environmental impact of fast fashion products

  France's National Assembly has passed a bill aimed at addressing the environmental im... Read more

Introduce new textile policy on urgent basis, urges SGCCI

  In a recent meeting with the state government officials, several representatives of t... Read more

DGFT grants exemption from QCOs to viscose staple fiber imports

  The Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has granted an exemption to certain i... Read more

NCTO: Asian apparel practices hurt US textiles

  The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) warns of a looming crisis in the... Read more

Government extends RoDTEP benefits to the textile sector

  The government has declared an expansion of benefits under the renowned export promot... Read more

Karnataka announces new textile policy for 2024-2029

  The Karnataka Government has formulated a new textile policy spanning from 2024 to 20... Read more

Centre extends RoSCTL scheme for apparel exporters

  The Central Government has announced an extension of the Rebate of State and Central ... Read more

Kenya's textile players raise concerns over duty-free import of fabrics

  Kenyan textile manufacturers have raised concerns over a government proposal to allow... Read more

Stringent government restrictions exacerbating MEG scarcity in Indonesia: A…

  Stringent government import restrictions are exacerbating the scarcity of mono-ethyle... Read more

STMA urges for extension of VAT exemption to power loom manufacutrers

  Sri Lanka's Textile Manufacturers' Association (STMA) is urging the government to ext... Read more

Textile Ministry pushes for expansion of PLI scheme in textiles

  The Indian government plans to expand the Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme fo... Read more

Kenya textile manufacturers oppose import of duty-free cotton fabric

  Textile manufacturers from Kenya's cotton-growing regions are fiercely opposing the g... Read more

CMAI express concerns over recent amendment to MSMEs payments policy

  The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has expressed concerns about t... Read more

Tamil Nadu to adopt local procurement policy for technical textiles

  The Tamil Nadu Government plans to adopt a local procurement policy to capture a larg... Read more

India to boost textile exports to Australia, UAE

  As demand for textile exports in Europe and the US market continues to wane, India pl... Read more

Textile Ministry to promote exports under Kasturi Cotton Initiative

  The Union Textile Ministry plans to promote cotton exports under the Kasturi Cotton I... Read more

Transforming global textile alliances: India's journey to ESG excellence

  In a groundbreaking shift, India's textile industry has embraced Environmental, Socia... Read more

Introduce support measures for spinning segment, urges CITI

  Rakesh Mehra, Chairman, Confederation of Indian Textile industry (CITI), has urged th... Read more

New trade policy may trigger batik imports: Chairman, API

  Jemmy Kartiwa Sastraatmaja, General Chairman, Indonesian Textile Association (API), s... Read more

Make urgent policy changes for uninterrupted access to raw materials: Presi…

  KV Shrinivas, President, International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) urged ... Read more

RoSCTL extension has become a necessity: AEPC

  Current global economic uncertainties have made the extension of the RoSCTL scheme fo... Read more

Centre to set up seven PM MITRA parks

  The central government plans to set up seven Pradhan Mantri Mega Integrated Textile R... Read more

Maharashtra forms study group for power loom industry improvements

  The Maharashtra government is taking steps to address issues within the state's power... Read more

Pakistan textile's $50 bn boost includes opening 1,000 units, incentives, g…

  Focusing on its ambitious target of reaching $50 billion in export, key players in Pa... Read more

India boosts circular textiles with new HSN codes and record-keeping

  India’s Ministry of Textiles in India is taking significant steps to enhance th... Read more

Deadline for applications under PLI scheme for textiles extended

  The government has extended the deadline for new applications under the PLI scheme fo... Read more

Government to extend cotton pilot project beyond March 2024

  Following a 25 per cent surge in cotton production across 10 states, the government p... Read more

EU GSP report flags human rights concerns in Bangladesh

  In the evaluation report spanning 2020-33, the European Union (EU) has raised apprehe... Read more

Bihar's Global Investors' Summit to attract investments in textiles from Ba…

  The Bihar government is enticing entrepreneurs from Bangladesh to invest in the state... Read more

India proposes changes in Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with…

  India’s Commerce Ministry is planning to introduce amendments to the rules of o... Read more

Africa seeks AGOA extension beyond 2025

  Multiple African nations are actively pursuing an extension of the African Growth and... Read more

AMHSSC plans new centres of excellence across the country

  The Apparel Made-Ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC) is embarking o... Read more

Extend refinancing facility to textiles, BTMA urges Bangladesh Bank

  Mohammad Ali Khokon, President of the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), ha... Read more

India signs supply chain agreement with 13 IIPEF partner countries

  India has signed a Supply Chain Agreement within the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework ... Read more

ASEAN urges India to join RCEP for mutual benefits

  Kao Kim Hourn, Secretary-General of ASEAN, has advocated for India to reconsider join... Read more

SIMA urges Tamil Nadu CM for textile industry support

  The Textiles and Clothing (T&C) sector in Tamil Nadu, known as the backbone of th... Read more

India: RoDTEP Scheme extended for Nine Months

  Welcome Step The Indian government has recently announced the extension of the Remis... Read more

H&M to Resume Operations in Ukraine in November

  Swedish fashion retailer H&M announced on Thursday that it plans to reopen most o... Read more