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AI helps transform business, insufficient knowledge hampers growth

AI helps transform business, insufficient knowledge hampers growth

E-commerce platforms enabled with Artificial Intelligence (AI) are changing the business model of many brands. However, Sudhir Kadam, Venture Partner of FYDA Growth Partners believes there’s still a lot to achieve. While moderating the keynote panel ‘AI in Retail/E-commerce’ at the 7th Annual Big Data... Read more

ITSA-The most trusted platform for industry leaders celebrates 25 year…

ITSA-The most trusted platform for industry leaders celebrates 25 years

"The recently concluded Autumn Edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics marked the 25th year of the launch of this trading platform. With 89,662 visitors from over 120 countries and regions, the exhibition proved to be an ideal platform for them to meet global partners. “Exhibitors use this platform to un... Read more

With its unparalleled products on display, Yarn Expo paves the way for…

With its unparalleled products on display, Yarn Expo paves the way for an optimistic future

"With a record-breaking 543 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 offered an unparalleled range of quality and product diversity. Held from September 25-27, 2019 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre in Shanghai, the expo showcased an array of fancy, specialty and regenerated yarns,... Read more

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

"Official statistics released by the China Customs reveal the textile manufacturing sector is going through an intense transformation. Few years ago, many garment factories in China refused to manufacture less than 1,000 pieces of clothing on a single model. These factories also calculated their profit margins based on... Read more

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product certific…

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product certification

"For decades the home textiles business focused on launching a wide range of products. These included everything from bed sheets and comforters to towels. But recently, the industry has started to curtail its product excess as it is finally discovering that less is often more. This was particularly evident at this year... Read more

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

"With 1014 exhibitors from 25 countries, Texworld Paris once again asserted their dominance as undisputed leaders of sourcing for fabrics, components, trimmings and materials for the clothing industry. Spread across three halls in September, these remarkable events for anyone involved in creating fashion proved to be a... Read more

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

"Though a Bureau of Economic Analysis NIPA table notes Americans spent $391.5 billion on their clothing and footwear in 2018, their share of disposable income on these items declined from 3.8 per cent in 2007 to 3.0 per cent in 2019. Even more alarming is the fact that their global share of expenditure on fashion was o... Read more

15th Interferliere Shanghai welcomes exhilarating number of visitors

15th Interferliere Shanghai welcomes exhilarating number of visitors

"The 15th edition of Interfilière Shanghai, which concluded on Sept. 27th, 2019, welcomed an exhilarating record numbers of visitors. The 2-day trade fair also welcomed 150 exhibitors, representing 15 countries and regions, with wider range of offerings from fibers, fabrics, lace, accessories, embroidery, OEM &a... Read more

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon te…

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon textile and clothing industry

"The upcoming Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing, to be held from October 17-18, 2019 in Marrakech, will offer international buyers and retailers a complete overview of the Moroccan textile and clothing industry by focusing on varied topics ranging from fast fashion to sustainable production."   The upcoming Maroc i... Read more

Volatile market, unstable prices compel Chinese weavers to wait and wa…

Volatile market, unstable prices compel Chinese weavers to wait and watch

Even though the September-October period is known as the peak season for sale of rayon grey fabric in China, the market did not perform as well as expected. Production in weaving mills of Gaomi, Nantong and Shijazhuang surpassed sales leading to a lot of unsold inventory. Fabric mills in Shandong, Hebei, Shaanxi and Zh... Read more

US-China trade war saps world economy, affects livelihoods globally

US-China trade war saps world economy, affects livelihoods globally

"The US-China trade war is threatening the health of global economy as world trade is deteriorating rapidly. During the current year, trade is expected to expand by only 1.2 per cent, its weakest growth since 2009. The WTO has warned that intensifying trade conflicts may pose a direct threat to jobs and livelihoods, be... Read more

International Sourcing Expo to weave new path for jute lifestyle produ…

International Sourcing Expo to weave new path for jute lifestyle products

"This year, the International Sourcing Expo Australia will welcome the Jute Product Development and Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC) and around 10 of their member organisations who will showcase the benefits of jute to the Australian market. The expo, co-located with Footwear and Leather Show Australia and China Cloth... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. partners with ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo

C.L.A.S.S. partners with ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo

"C.L.A.S.S. partnered ROICA and Varvaressos at Filo-the international fair dedicated to yarn held in Milan from September 25- 26, 2019. The ROICA EF– GRS (Global Recycled Standard ) yarn is made with 58 per cent f pre-consumer recycled content. GRS guarantees its sustainable mission with a certification by the in... Read more

Colorjet showcases new collection at NYFW 2019

Colorjet showcases new collection at NYFW 2019

"ColorJet India, India’s biggest manufacturer of digital inkjet textile printers in association with Niti Singhal, a renowned fashion designer from the house of ‘Twee in One’, showcased their collection at Flying Solo at New York Fashion Week (NYFW) 2019.  NYFW was held from September 6-11, 2019.... Read more

Product and service innovations to help US mitigate trade war effects

Product and service innovations to help US mitigate trade war effects

"The past one and half year has been like a roller-coaster ride for the US textile market. During this period, the market witnessed several ups and downs mainly on account of the Sino-US trade war. Stakeholders Exhibitors at the recent edition of New York Show, wished this war to end quickly and the Sino-US economic an... Read more

Sustainability and innovations rule Premiere Vision Paris F/W 2020-21

Sustainability and innovations rule Premiere Vision Paris F/W 2020-21

"Held from September 17-19, 2019, latest edition of Premiere Vision in Paris showcased innovations for F/W 2020-21. Well-attended by top international buyers and insiders, the show held a number of meetings and networking activities. Focusing on sustainability, the fair displayed several new age materials and products ... Read more

Pakistan needs to evaluate policies while vying for top slot in global…

Pakistan needs to evaluate policies while vying for top slot in global textile market

"The war for the best apparel maker crown is getting hotter with Pakistan joining the race alongside Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh. However, as the country aspires to reach the top, it first needs to check the availability of a suitable product category, materials required, labor cost and skill, workers’ r... Read more

Indian apparel exports to stabilise in FY20 despite odds

Indian apparel exports to stabilise in FY20 despite odds

"Credit rating agency ICRA’s latest research suggests, Indian apparel exports will continue to grow for the rest of the year, however the pace of growth will slow down as multiple challenges looming on the horizon, are a challenge for exporters to meet targets. Reviving after two consecutive years of decline... Read more

Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 to offer solutions for all sourcing needs

Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 to offer solutions for all sourcing needs

"To be held from September 25-27, 2019, Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 will offer yarn and fiber solutions for every sourcing need – with eco-friendly, functional and fashionable options and a new display area for fancy yarn. To be held over 26,000 sq m at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, the exh... Read more

Trade war, overproduction to impact cotton prices in 2019-20

Trade war, overproduction to impact cotton prices in 2019-20

"September 2019 report of Cotton Inc states the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China is likely to directly impact cotton prices as the tariffs imposed by China on the US cotton has led to a significant fall in the country’s exports. If China further persists in implementing the latest round of announced... Read more

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

"Old sci-fi fiction which portrayed leading characters in futuristic apparels have widened the imaginative realms of filmmakers by transforming traditional fabrics such as cotton or contemporary synthetic fibers with their "future-y" designs. And recent advances by new designers make the future of this clothing look mu... Read more

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

"According to Jain, the implementation of GST has led to an increase in import of all MMF products. Particularly, the imports of MMF yarn and apparels have increased by 83 per cent and 84 per cent respectively. The main reason for this increase is the removal of CVD post GST, which made imports cheaper by over 12 per c... Read more

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and acce…

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessories

"The centerpiece of fast fashion industry ‘denim’ is also one of the most polluting and water intensive fabrics. The fabric requires copious amounts of water across its production three processes that include growing of the cotton, dyeing and finishing the material, and finally texturising the product. This... Read more

 
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Welspun Q2 profit up 66 per cent

Indian home textile major Welspun’s second quarter net profit jumped 66.5 per cent. The c... Read more

Indian textile units ask for liquidity support

Indian textile units have asked for liquidity support and a one or two year moratorium. Other i... Read more

Bangladesh reduces source tax on exports to boost garment sector

Bangladesh has reduced the source tax on export proceeds for all sectors from 1.0 per cent to 0... Read more

Tinctorium creates toxic-free indigo

Tinctorium has created a proprietary bio-synthesized dye solution that can eliminate the need f... Read more

Cone Denim uses new CiCLO fibers in new collection

Cone Denim has used Intrinsic Advanced Materials’ CiCLO technology in its newest collecti... Read more

Fabric fair Hanoi Tex on in Vietnam

Hanoi Tex is on in Vietnam, October 23 to 25, 2019. This is a fabric and garment accessories ex... Read more

Asahi Songwon and Tennants Textile to set up pigment plant in Gujarat

Asahi Songwon Colors will set up a greenfield factory in a joint venture with Tennants Textile ... Read more

India’s T&A exports decline by 13% in August 2019

According to the recent analysis by CITI, India’s exports of textiles and apparels during... Read more

India to ease debt repayment for textiles makers

India may extend the two-year moratorium for debt repayments by textile units. While steps have... Read more

Mexico apparel exports decline 9.9 per cent in 10 years

Latest World Trade Organisation (WTO) data indictes, clothing exports from Mexico declined by 9... Read more

Chinese FDI in Vietnam up 60 per cent

China’s direct investment in Vietnam has surged more than 60 per cent this year. Increasi... Read more

China to remain world’s largest apparel supplier

As per global analytical firm GlobalData, though the on-going US-China trade war highlights the... Read more

China exports sweatshop garments to the US

Products made by the forced labor of Chinese Muslims detained in camps in the Xinjiang region c... Read more

Birla Cellulose produces viscose from waste

Birla Cellulose has produced viscose fiber using pre-consumer cotton fabric waste. The innovati... Read more

APTMA seeks elimination of change in tax refund mechanism

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) in its letter to Razzak Dawood, Adviser to Prime... Read more

Asia to dominate Kingpins Amsterdam

Kingpins Amsterdam will be held October 23 to 24, 2019. More than 50 exhibitors are expected to... Read more

Turkey textile exports down five per cent

Turkey’s textile exports decreased 5.5 per cent in the first three quarters of 2019. The ... Read more

Taiwan sets textile standards

Taiwan’s textile industry is a major provider of functional fabrics for outdoor and sport... Read more

India cotton yarn exports fall 36 per cent

India's cotton yarn exports have been hit in the past few months. High prices have made the pro... Read more

Cotton production in India up 15 per cent

Cotton production in India is expected to be 15 per cent over that of 2018-19. This will be the... Read more

Sustainable processes acquire urgency says report

Environmental-friendly sourcing is a priority across the apparel space, says McKinsey. Reflecti... Read more

India’s cotton imports rise sharply

India’s cotton imports have jumped sharply. The high minimum support price is holding dom... Read more

Mali to increase cotton ouput

Major African cotton producer Mali expects to increase its output to 1 million tonne annually w... Read more

China hosts belt and road forum

A belt and road forum was held in China, September 29, 2019. More than 200 people from over 20... Read more

Lenzing upgrades Refibra technology

Lenzing Group recently upgraded its Refibra technology with 30 per cent more usage of recycled ... Read more

Image Magic installs two Kornit Avalanche Poly Pro Systems

Tokyo-based Image Magic has expanded its longstanding digital direct-to-garment capabilities by... Read more

FashionatingWorld receives Media Award at Intertextile

FashionatingWorld, the leading global network of webplatforms, steered by DFU Publications, was... Read more

Saurer to showcase Autoairo at CIIE

Saurer will present its new air-spinning machine Autoairo at CIIE that will be held from Novemb... Read more

Jeanologia to develop a new training model

Jeanologia is collaborating with international universities and bodies to develop a more effici... Read more

Myanmar to set up textile-garment zones in Yangon, Mandalay

The Ministry of Industry of Mynamar plans to set up special zones for textiles and garments in ... Read more

Gildan invests in yarn spinning

Gildan Yarns, based in the US, is investing in a new yarn spinning facility. This will be the ... Read more

Coloreel to introduce revolutionary thread coloring unit at US Show

Coloreel will introduce the innovative Coloreel unit at the show Printing United in Dallas, 23-... Read more

Global yarn production increases by 17%

Global yarn production increased by 17 per cent between the final quarter of 2018 and the first... Read more

Birla Cellulose develops viscose fiber with pre-consumer cotton waste

Birla Cellulose, one of the global leaders in Man Made Cellulose Fiber (MMCF), has achieved a b... Read more

Lenzing aims at being carbon neutral

Lenzing plans to drastically reduce its CO2 footprint and become entirely carbon neutral by 205... Read more

Bangladesh to finalise list of products for duty free access to Indonesia

Under the proposed Preferential Trade Agreement (PTA), the Bangladesh government will finalise ... Read more

FADW combines fashion with business

Flickstree Asian Designer Week (FADW) was held in Delhi NCR, October 4 to 6, 2019. The event c... Read more