To help prevent the further outbreak of the COVID-19 epidemic, all global retailers like Glossier, Nike, Urban Outfitters, and Patagonia have indefinitely shut their stores. They have also updated their working policies to ease the strain on their staff. For instance, Starbucks has introduced a ‘catastrophe pay&r... Read more
"The recently approved Textile Policy 2020-25 of Pakistan sets an ambitious target of increasing the country’s textile exports to $28 billion by 2025. To achieve this target, the country aims to boost cotton production from nine million bales to 20 million bales within five years. It also aims to improve the qual... Read more
"The Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT) recently clarified that single brand retailers, owned by foreign companies, can fulfill their local sourcing requirements by procuring goods produced in units based in special economic zones (SEZs). It further clarified these goods to be sourced by th... Read more
"Even before COVID-19 stuck China, many fashion businesses were shifting their production to countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh. However, these countries rely heavily on China for raw materials and other unfinished goods and services. Once their stock imported from China is depleted, they may face the brun... Read more
"With many markets witnessing slower growth and low consumer confidence, the fashion industry is going through a seismic transformation. As the recently released ‘The State of Fashion 2020’ report by The Business of Fashion reveals, under pressure brands are embracing digital operations, boosting earnings w... Read more
"Though Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to some designers cancelling Milan Fashion Week shows, the fashion industry is yet to feel the full brunt of the repercussions of the global pandemic. So far, the outbreak has led to cancellation of some presentations in Paris. It has also resulted in an increase in the sale of fa... Read more
Swiss textile machinery companies made a major impact at the inaugural ITME Africa trade show, with 12 member companies from Swissmem (the Swiss Textile Machinery Association) presenting their latest technologies. The event, staged in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa from February 14 to 16, featured more than 170 exhi... Read more
As COVID-19 spreads globally, health and safety of workers and customers has become top priority for fashion retailers. Brands like Levi's and many others are not only closing their stores in China but also restricting employees from travelling into and out of the country. Supply chains are being disrupted as factories... Read more
Since the last few years, the Indian textile industry has been facing problems like technological obsolesce, high input cost (power & capital), poor access to credit, fragmented units, absence of fiber neutrality etc. To address these issues, the government has been implementing various schemes over the years.
It ... Read more
Apparel sourcing in 2020 started with similar theme of volatility and rapid change amongst major suppliers for US brands and retailers, new patterns are now emerging as the year progresses.
China’s supremacy challenged by smaller countries
One of the most notable changes is the fading of China’s unchallen... Read more
Messe Frankfurt India has announced the Screen Print India 2020 - New Delhi debut edition. The trade fair will be held from 21 – 23 August, 2020 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi concurrently with yet another premier tradefair Gartex Texprocess India.
Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of... Read more
"Though Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak is disrupting supply chains for mid-market apparels in China, it is also affecting luxury sales as most of these US-listed luxury brands are dependent on China for their business. China is a major producer of cotton, fabrics and silk. Its factories churn out everything from coats... Read more
The Mumbai unit of the Textile Association (India) organised a One-day seminar on “Opportunities for Textile Industry in Challenging Scenario” on February 29, 2020 at Hotel fortune Park Galaxy, Vapi (Gujarat). The seminar was inaugurated by Rajnikant S. Bachkaniwala, Chairman, Palod Himson Machines.
Rajnik... Read more
"Owning to its faulty approach, the fashion industry’s sustainability efforts have remained largely insufficient. Instead of completely overhauling its business model, so far the industry has only been focusing on recycled materials, waste and rented clothing. The latest ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry&rsquo... Read more