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Collaboration, key to building a successful supply chain in future

Collaboration, key to building a successful supply chain in future

  Post COVID-19, the idea of a regional supply chain is taking roots amongst fashion brands. Searching for new alternatives for their current faulty operational systems, brands are increasingly shifting to circular supply chain that also considers environmental impact of clothes, says Imran Ahmed, Founder and C... Read more

India-US FTA can lay down trade rules for the 21st century

India-US FTA can lay down trade rules for the 21st century

  When 15 countries including the 10 ASEAN nations signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal on November 15 this year, India decided against participating as it perceived the deal could block India’s exports and spur imports, mainly from China. The China-backed deal would have ac... Read more

Localization can make India the epicenter of global textile growth

Localization can make India the epicenter of global textile growth

  In June this year, home textiles major Welspun India forayed into the health and hygiene vertical by creating antimicrobial towels, sheets and carpets. Besides, antiviral products, masks and other goods, the company also launched several sleepwear products. The company started by manufacturing masks and distr... Read more

Its advantage India as the world looks away from China for sourcing ya…

Its advantage India as the world looks away from China for sourcing yarns

  The ban on import of Chinese textiles by the US might prove to be a blessing for the Indian textile industry, spurring not just its cotton but also silk exports. Focus on Indian cotton China caters to around 30 per cent of cotton consumed globally. A ban on Chinese cotton globally may shift world’s fo... Read more

Curbing overconsumption can help China tackle fashion waste

Curbing overconsumption can help China tackle fashion waste

  One of the world’s biggest fashion markets-China throws away 26 million tons of clothes every year. Less than 1 per cent of these discarded clothes are reused or recycled, which contributes to 10 per cent of global carbon emissions, says a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Exporting used clothe... Read more

RCEP: India stays out of largest trading bloc, US yet to respond

RCEP: India stays out of largest trading bloc, US yet to respond

  On Sunday, November 15, China and 14 other countries virtually signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), to create world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity. The pact will cover 2.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $26.2 trillion. As per... Read more

Quality and labor upgrade can help boost India’s textile productivity

Quality and labor upgrade can help boost India’s textile productivity

  Though India began unlocking its economy from June, normal textile production restarted much later which resulted in loss of many export orders. Ministry of Commerce and Industry stats reveal, India’s textile and apparel exports shrank almost 87.5 per cent year-on-year in April 2020. Since then, the dec... Read more

ITMF elects Ruizhe Sun new President

ITMF elects Ruizhe Sun new President

  At International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s (ITMF) Hybrid ITMF Annual Conference 2020 held on October 22, 2020, the Committee of Management of the Federation elected new board members for 2020-22. Ruizhe Sun, President, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), was elected the new pres... Read more

Bangladesh continues to lag in the high-end apparel production

Bangladesh continues to lag in the high-end apparel production

   Despite majority of its garment factories complying with international quality standards, Bangladesh has not been able to secure orders for high value-added or high-end apparels. The country is still stuck with the production of basic fashion items. Its shift to high-end apparel production is happening ... Read more

Strategic restructuring, innovation to drive China’s textile & clo…

Strategic restructuring, innovation to drive China’s textile & clothing growth

  COVID-19 forced Indian textile industry to transfer a large number of textile orders to Chinese factories for production. For example, all orders received by 100 New Delhi factories were transferred to China. To fulfill these orders, Chinese factories are opening new production lines and expanding their staff... Read more

South African apparel retailers opt for local sourcing, move away from…

South African apparel retailers opt for local sourcing, move away from China

  As COVID-19 has reemphasized the need to reduce dependence of Asian imports, South African clothing retailers are planning to boost local apparel production. As reported by the Kohan Textile Journal, one of South Africa’s biggest dedicated clothing retailers, The Foschini Group (TFG), has decided to red... Read more

RGE Group takes sustainability to next level with new recycling projec…

RGE Group takes sustainability to next level with new recycling projects

  A new report by the RGE Group underlines its commitment to invest $200 million in next-generation textile fiber innovation and technology over a 10-year period. Released a week before the annual Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, the report advances RGE’s ambition to develop a closed loop, circ... Read more

Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing se…

Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing sector

  The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry states, India’s textile and clothing exports declined from $38.6 billion in 2014 to $37.1 billion in 2018 while imports increased from $ 5.8 billion to $ 7.3 billion. To arrest the decline in exports and boost employment in rural areas, CITI released a white ... Read more

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

  China’s goods trade stats from January to September 2020 reveal textile and clothing exports in the first three quarters achieved faster growth than national trade in goods. From January to September 2020, China’s textile and clothing exports increased by 12.2 per cent to 1,515.67 billion yuan, as... Read more

Bangladesh: The primary textile sector comes out RMG’s shadow

Bangladesh: The primary textile sector comes out RMG’s shadow

  The primary textile sector is being hailed as the next big thing after readymade garments in Bangladesh. Though the sector had a dominating presence in the country’s manufacturing sector even earlier, its main role was relegated to meeting domestic demand under high protective tariffs and import quotas ... Read more

Low labor costs, favorable policies make Cambodia an attractive invest…

Low labor costs, favorable policies make Cambodia an attractive investment destination

  A fast developing nation, Cambodia has not received any orders for garments since May this year. And as a CCF Group report suggests, around 256 garment, footwear and travel goods factories in the country have suspended operations, affecting over 130,000 workers. A report by the National Bank of Cambodia highl... Read more

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

  Although colored cotton is not new to India, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) through its All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cotton plans to commercially release colored cotton by 2021. Five colored cotton lines on the anvil Under AICRP, ICAR will release four to five color... Read more

European nonwoven fabric consumption remains flat from 2014-2019

European nonwoven fabric consumption remains flat from 2014-2019

  From 2014-2019, EU’s consumption of nonwoven fabrics recorded a relatively flat trend. The market attained maximum consumption level of $7.6 billion in 2018, before declining slightly in 2019. The figure reflects total revenues achieved by producers and importers excluding their logistics and retail mar... Read more

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste pile…

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste piles up

  Textile and apparel recycling, which prevents the fashion industry’s growing of pile of waste from being dumped into landfills, is reeling under COVID-19. Thrift shops and clothing banks outside stores and on streets across the world are deluged with more clothes than could be sold on, reports China Dai... Read more

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Alejandro Laquidain to be the new President of GINETEX

   Alejandro Laquidain, has been appointed President of GINETEX, the International... Read more

Remove ADD on viscose fiber, urges SIMA

   Ashwin Chandran, President, Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), has... Read more

MANTRA develops ozone treatment method to reduce water contamination

   Surat-based-Made Textile Research Association (MANTRA) has developed an ozone t... Read more

India’ yarn exports increase mere 1 per cent in October

   India’s yarn exports increased a meager 1 per cent to $289 million in Oct... Read more

Hyosung launches eco-friendly stretch fibers

   Hyosung has launched a new range of eco-friendly stretch fibers. The first of t... Read more

Manufacturers seek reduction in raw material costs for MMF garments

   Garment manufacturers in India believe, to compete in the fast-growing global M... Read more

Cotton production to decline by 4 lakh bales

   The Cotton Association of India predicets, India’s cotton production will... Read more

VSF exports decline by 4% from January-September 2020

   VSF export of India totaled 54,000 tonneduring January-September this year and ... Read more

Wool prices on a rebound: AWI

   At the organization’s annual general meeting, Colette Garnsey, Chairman, ... Read more

Invista expands Nylon Polymer Plant capacity

   Invista Nylon Chemicals (China) has expanded capacity of its 40,000-ton per yea... Read more

CCI to complete major export order to Bangladesh by December

   As per the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), a large cotton export order betwe... Read more

China’s apparel sector stages faster recovery than other countries: USDA

   Recent trade data from the HS Code reveals COVID-19’s impact and signs of... Read more

ROICA launches Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award

   ROICA has launched the ‘Imagining Sustainable Fashion Award ‘that a... Read more

C.L.A.S.S to launch talk on responsible fashion business

   C.L.A.S.S. ecohub, the platform empowering responsible fashion and textile busi... Read more

Gujarat wholesale markets witness heavy buying during Diwali

   Most wholesale markets in Gujarat witnessed heavy buying during Diwali from buy... Read more

15 countries sign RCEP to launch world’s biggest free trade bloc

   On November 15, 2020, 15 countries alongwith the Association of Southeast Asian... Read more

Restrictions on exports to China can cripple the Australian wool industry: …

   According to a report by Rural Bank, restrictions on Australian wool exports to... Read more

Surat manufacturers bag orders for 10 lakh meter fabrics from defense force…

   Textile manufacturers in Surat have received orders to manufacture 10 lakh metr... Read more

Virtual Techtextil North America &Texprocess Americas organizes session…

   This month, the Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas Virtual Sympos... Read more

Imogo unveils Dry Max spray dyeing technology at ITA

   In a roundtable discussion during the recent Innovate Textiles & Apparel (I... Read more

EU imposes new tariffs on US imports

   The European Union (EU) has imposed tariffs on certain imports from the US, wit... Read more

APR reaches numerous sustainability milestones

   In less than two years, Indonesian viscose rayon producer Asia Pacific Rayon (A... Read more

ITF launches #IndiaforSure on social media platforms

   The Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) has launched hashtag #IndiaforSure on l... Read more

APRIL announces sustainability targets for 2030

   Leading global producer of sustainable fiber and bio-based products, Asia Pacif... Read more

HKRITA hosts webinar on sustainability

   Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (HKRITA) hosted a webinar ... Read more

US textile, apparel sectors to face negative impact of COVID-19: Creditsafe

   As per a new report by the global intelligence firm Creditsafe, the US manufact... Read more

Pakistan: Focus on cotton production, urges PCGA

   Textile exporters in Pakistan have urged the government to support its value-ad... Read more

Isko teams up with Arena for a unisex denim collection

   Turkish denim mill Isko has teamed up with the Italian aquatic apparel company ... Read more

Canopy grants high rankings to Lenzing for circular economy adoption

   In its new rankings non-profit organization Canopy has granted Lenzing 30.5 poi... Read more