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Techtextil India showcases technical textile solutions from 13 continents

Techtextil India showcases technical textile solutions from 13 continents

"Visitors from international countries like Canada, Dubai, Germany, Italy, Turkey, UAE, UK and USA gave the show a global feature. The fair marked a 17% increase in exhibition space, growing by 23% in terms of exhibitors and 25% growth in international exhibitors compared to the previous edition"    The 7th... Read more

Apparel brands ‘self-disrupting’ to grow their business

Apparel brands ‘self-disrupting’ to grow their business

"The growing popularity of social media platforms amongst millennials and Gen Z consumers allows challenger brands to disrupt the marketplace. As 2019 Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor Survey notes, almost one in two consumers today are less loyal to apparel brands than they were a few years ago. Around 22 percent ... Read more

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

"In order to improve soil health, Wrangler works with scientists and specialists to implement techniques such as no-till, cover crops, and crop and grazing rotations to supplement organic matter and microbial organisms in the ground. These practices lead to higher yields for farmers and reduce associated carbon emissio... Read more

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with complianc…

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with compliance

"To cater to this demand of their consumers, GST continuously invests in new technologies to ensure top performance and sustainability of their products. The group has laboratories close to its factories to customise the testing of its products It can also provide fast lab testing and adapted onsite testing, helping wi... Read more

FSA to add members from 2-3 new cities every year

FSA to add members from 2-3 new cities every year

Formed around 15-16 years ago, the Fabric Suppliers Association provides fabric players with a platform to showcase their products. It also enables its members to exchange data and references.  This is mainly achieved through the two fairs that the association organises every year. These fairs attract 1,000-1,500 ... Read more

Gujarat inaugurates ITMACH India 2019

Gujarat inaugurates ITMACH India 2019

Saurabh Patel, the Energy Minister of Gujarat inaugurated ITMACH India 2019 on December 5, 2019. The textile technology show is being hosted in Gandhinagar’s Helipad Exhibition Centre from December 05-08, 2019. The exhibition, organised by K & D ITMACH Expositions, helps the industry to adopt modern technolo... Read more

Technology, automation make Bangladesh the next apparel manufacturing hub

Technology, automation make Bangladesh the next apparel manufacturing hub

"With the US increasing tariffs on Chinese goods to 25 per cent, Bangladesh’s overseas sales rose to a record $40.5 billion in the year ended June 30.The country now aims to double its exports to $72 billion by 2024. This includes the $41 billion clothing business that goes to China that will provide a fillip to ... Read more

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

"The United Nations recently declared an 11-year deadline to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. UK-based NGO Fashion Revolution has launched a Black Friday campaign that encouraged people to protest against mindless consumption and retailers to abstain from providing discounts.  Similarly, Extinction... Read more

China remains world’s top manufacturer as export share declines

China remains world’s top manufacturer as export share declines

"China still holds a 31.5 percent share in the US textiles and apparel market. However, its share in world exports declined nearly 2 per cent in 2019 from the previous year. Latest Chinese Customs statistics from January to August 2019 reveal among the top 10 garment exporters in China, American brands such as Nike and... Read more

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

Alexander, the Reinach, Switzerland-based diversified provider of dyes and specialty chemicals, serves the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets globally. The leading company operates a highly integrated, customer-focused platform that delivers specialized p... Read more

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

FSA, the only association representing wholesale fabric suppliers in the entire garment industry, organises two ‘Textrade’ fabric fairs every year in Mumbai. The two-day event presents a golden opportunity to its visitors to showcase fabric creativity, design innovation, splash of colors and fashion extrava... Read more

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

"Most brands were willing to share initiatives for promoting living wages. They were also transparent about their limitations in producing in developing countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam, as the wage-setting mechanisms and social dialogue in these countries are still at a nascent stage"   Even a... Read more

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global make…

US-China trade war, sustainability top of the mind for dominate global makers

"Two topics currently dominate denim manufacturers list of priorities as of now: the US-China trade war and sustainability. Denim manufacturers are not only adapting their operations in reaction to the US-China tariff war but also maintaining a razor-sharp focus on sustainability. They are developing new strategies to ... Read more

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

Rental fashion to be the next ‘cool’ factor in clothing

"With fashion trends changing at the drop of a hat, consumers throw away nearly 83 percent of their clothes and shoes into garbage bins every year. Some brands also burn their unsold stock to protect their exclusivity. A glaring instance of this is Burberry which destroyed $36 million worth of unsold clothes/accessorie... Read more

Arvind in India, redefines cotton cultivation with new initiatives

Arvind in India, redefines cotton cultivation with new initiatives

"It’s popularly said, that ‘leaders don’t do different things, they do things differently. A recent embodiment of this is Arvind, the leading textile manufacturer and the largest manufacturer of denims in India. The brand rewrote the history of cotton cultivation in India when it partnered Better Cott... Read more

AEPC new experience center focuses on industry 4.0 solutions

AEPC new experience center focuses on industry 4.0 solutions

AEPC recently organised an industry and media brief bringing the stake holders all on one platform announcing the 'Lectra Industry 4.0 Experience Center' at Apparel House heralding a giant leap towards leading the industry to the way future factories are heading to. The overarching theme ‘The Connected Ecosystem ... Read more

Luxury brands open up to plus-size fashion

Luxury brands open up to plus-size fashion

"Though traditionally luxury fashion has always been size exclusive, in recent times, it has been forced to incorporate the concept of inclusivity into its DNA. As a recent Coresight Research notes, demand for plus size women’s clothing in the US is growing by around by 3 per cent to reach $36.3 billion by 2025. ... Read more

Hong Kong designers increase global footprint blending innovation and desig…

Hong Kong designers increase global footprint blending innovation and design

"The February 2019 edition of New York Fashion invited three Hong Kong fashion designer labels, 112 Mountainyam, Anveglosa and Heaven Please+ to showcase their Fall/Winter 2019 collections. In addition, medium to high-priced fashion clothing bearing Hong Kong designer labels are being sold at renowned department stores... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Scott Morrison, Founder and President of American denim brand 3X1 views jeans as one of the dirtiest garments produced by the fashion industry. The designer, who has been at the forefront of the high-end denim movement in America since its inception at the end of 20th century, owns three denim brands: Paper Denim &... Read more

Sluggish global economy, trade tensions to dampen apparel sales in next 12 …

Sluggish global economy, trade tensions to dampen apparel sales in next 12 months: CENTRSTAGE Study

"The fourth edition of CENTRSTAGE, a fashion brand-promotion, launch platform and trade exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC)interviewed233 buyers and 72 exhibitors to gauge their sentiment on current industry prospects and latest product trends and e-commerce developments. The results... Read more

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

Messe Frankfurt India to present India's first technical textile hackathon …

Messe Frankfurt India to present India's first technical textile hackathon at Techtextil India 2019

"To look into the critical challenges of sustainable urban living, Messe Frankfurt India will host India's first Technical Textile Hackathon on November 22. The hackathon titled "Techtextil NEXT" will build an eco-system that supports India's technical textile start-ups and enables them to develop products and prototyp... 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

Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to serve as a springboard for exhibitors and visitors

Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to serve as a springboard for exhibitors and visitors

"The global textile trade in the past year has experienced recorded growth since 2012, and China was among the top three largest exporters and importers of textiles. As a result, suppliers are striving to meet robust demand with innovation and eco-friendly solutions. Yarn Expo Spring will present as an the ideal sourci... Read more

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

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

 
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Genesis uses recycled fabric and polymer in S/S ’21 collection

Europe -based denim and garment maker Genesis’ spring/summer 2021 collection incorporates... Read more

Hyosung opens Indian spandex plant

Hyosung has opened its first spandex plant in India near Aurangabad in Maharashtra. The plant h... Read more

Philippine garment exports drop 15 per cent

Philippine garment exports dropped 15.6 per cent in 2018 compared to 2017. The plan is to reviv... Read more

UN index ranks India on 73rd position on e-commerce readiness

India has been ranked 73rd out of 152 countries in the Business-to-Consumer E-Commerce Index 20... Read more

New technologies, sustainability and women workforce to spur the growth of …

Any industry that hopes to prosper has to put the welfare of its workers on par with business p... Read more

Uniqlo to open first store in Vietnam

Fast Retailing will soon open its first Uniqlo store in Vietnam as the company forays into the ... Read more

EU Design makes corozo buttons

The EU Design/Fenili Group has introduced a collection of garments that feature buttons and emb... Read more

Pakistan textile exports up two per cent

Pakistan’s textile exports increased 2.95 per cent in the first quarter of the current fi... Read more

PG Denim turnover up 40 per cent

PG Denim’s turnover increased 40 per cent in 2019. The company continues to create a uniq... Read more

Global fashion industry becomes more diverse

The global fashion industry is becoming more diverse in every respect. Just a few decades ago, ... Read more

India’s exports textile rise post GST

India’s textile exports have increased 6.2 per cent post GST. Even after the withdrawal o... Read more

Lenzing aims at 50 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030

By 2030, Lenzing plans to cut down on CO2 emissions by 50 per cent. Now a further milestone has... Read more

Vietnam hopes for export gain from CPTPP

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will allow Vi... Read more

Philippines prepares new strategy to boost garment exports

By 2022 the Philippines hopes to be among the top 20 garment exporters in the world and have an... Read more

“Our goal is to convert textile waste into fuel.”

Anant Ahuja, Managing Director, Shahi Exports Based in India, Shahi Exports is a large garment... Read more

Elleti and MYR build denim platform

Elleti has joined forces with MYR to digitise the creative process and connect users, suppliers... Read more

Ethiopia hopes to be apparel supply base

Ethiopia is building up its potential to become the next textile and apparel supply base for th... Read more

Europe’s driving apparel grows at five per cent

The European driving apparel market is growing at a CAGR of 5.7 per cent. Stringent regulations... Read more

Mango opens logistics center in Spain

Mango has set up a new logistics center in Spain. Approximately 600 people work six days a week... Read more

Hugo Boss builds online business

Hugo Boss is bolstering its online business. These efforts have not been in vain - the company&... Read more

Vinted aims to makes secondhand the first choice

Vinted Europe’s largest online C2C marketplace for secondhand fashion has made it a missi... Read more

Vietnam’s textiles trade value up seven per cent

Vietnam’s import and export value as of November 2019 was up 7.6 per cent compared to the... Read more

“Automation can improve a garment manufacturer’s efficiency by 50%”

BT Nagesh, Managing Director & India Subsidiary Head, Lectra Technologies Once upon a time... Read more

“Brands need to incorporate sustainability in their business models.”

Bimal Arora, Honorary Chairperson, Center for Responsible Business, Aston Business School Bima... Read more

ITMACH to attract investors with latest textile technologies

The 3rd edition of International Textile Machinery & Accessories (ITMACH) India will showca... Read more

EU-Textile2030, Tex4im sign cooperation agreement

EU-Textile2030, the European cluster of advanced textile materials, and Tex4im, the consortium ... Read more

Forever 21, the brand that rose high to lose its way on the way

Forever 21, founded in 1984, became a multibillion dollar operation in over 40 countries before... Read more

Sri Lanka-based Hirdaramani prioritizes sustainability

The Hirdaramani Group, based in Sri Lanka, prioritizes sustainability in its business model. It... Read more

Garment, footwear exports from Cambodia up 24 per cent

Last year, garments and footwear exports from Cambodia were up 24 per cent from 2017. The garme... Read more

Europe cuts fashion emissions by 24 per cent

The fashion industry in Europe has cut its carbon dioxide emissions by 24 per cent between 2008... Read more

African fast fashion may swamp ethical fashion

Fast fashion brands are heading for Africa now. The effects will be catastrophic for the enviro... Read more

Guess unveils five year strategy

Guess wants to boost brand relevancy and has chalked out a new strategy to take it forward. The... Read more

China continues to be a key textile player

China’s textile industry is a key player globally. In 2018, China’s chemical fiber ... Read more

Ralph Lauren sets targets for using renewable electricity

Ralph Lauren will power all of its offices, distribution centers and stores with 100 per cent r... Read more

Gants appoints Patrik Soderstrom as new CEO

Gant has appointed Patrik Söderström as new chief executive officer starting February... Read more

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia to reserve 25% seats for final public

To be organised by IMG from May 11-15, 2019 in Sydney, Mercedes Benz will reserve 25 per cent o... Read more

The Ikat Story collaborates with Pause for collection

Handloom apparel brand The Ikat Story has collaborated with clothing brand Pause for its upcomi... Read more

Blackstone invests huge capital in Ryka Commercial Ventures

Blackstone, globally the biggest private equity firm, has invested a whopping Rs. 1,750 crore i... Read more

Bestseller to focus on digital operations and sustainability

To deal with its falling profits, Bestseller aims to innovate its digital operations besides in... Read more

Gujarat to host Itmach India

Itmach India will be held in Gujarat, December 5 to 8, 2019. This is a textile machinery and a... Read more

Bangladesh opts for digital payments

Bangladesh plans to bring its 3.6 million garment workers under a digital wage system by 2021. ... Read more

Burberry phases out harmful chemicals

Burberry intends for every single product it sells to have at least one positive attribute by 2... Read more