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Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen: Exhibitors ready to tap China’s market…

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen: Exhibitors ready to tap China’s market potential

With around 30,000 designers and 2,000 retailers, Shenzhen has around 70 per cent share of China’s high-end women’s wear market. The city benefits from the South China’s status as a significant trading hub and a key area of the central government’s new Belt and Road Initiative, supported by Guan... Read more

US retail sector faces troubled times

US retail sector faces troubled times

Dark clouds hang over the US retail sector as a survey by the Institute for Supply Management shows retail is the only sector witnessing declining sales this year. The National Retail Federation had already forecasted in February 2019 that sales growth in US will slow this year as tax cut benefits fade and the trade wa... Read more

Its advantage India as companies move out of China

Its advantage India as companies move out of China

"A recent UBS Evidence Lab survey of chief financial officers (CFOs) in China and North Asia including Japan, Korea and Taiwan reveals that many Asian manufacturers are planning to shift their production facilities out of China. This shift presents a golden opportunity for India to become one of the preferred destinati... Read more

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

Colored cotton makes its way into the Turkey market

"To exploit its dominance in cotton production, Turkey now plans to develop colored cotton. The country will produce two completely natural and colored cotton known asx‘sarı gelin’ (yellow bride) and ‘gelincik’ (poppy). The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry plans to produce fabrics by using b... Read more

Clothes get personal with a new cloud-based platform

Clothes get personal with a new cloud-based platform

"McKinsey & Company in its State of Fashion 2019 report had stated the trend towards personalisation is gaining speed. Driven by the benefit of reduced lead times, this trend will be led by small-scale players and a new generation of customised clothing start-ups who will create a new definition of ‘made to m... Read more

Bangladesh to sustain apparel exports through FDI, mechanised producti…

Bangladesh to sustain apparel exports through FDI, mechanised production

"In the last five years, Bangladesh has emerged as one of the top exporters to the US and the European Union. The country, over the years, has made a deep-rooted impact by exporting a record value of denim to both these markets. As the statistics from the European Statistical Office reveal, Bangladesh exported 11.46 pe... Read more

AI reinvents shopping experiences through innovations

AI reinvents shopping experiences through innovations

The integration of fashion and Artificial Intelligence (AI) is significantly impacting the fashion industry as technology-driven innovations are reinventing not only customers’ interactions with garments but also their online and offline shopping experiences. Application of AI by Indian designers Fashion design... Read more

Thailand emerging as a new textile and garment hub

Thailand emerging as a new textile and garment hub

Several competitive advantages, often overlooked, are making Thailand a global production hub. The country is perfectly positioned to benefit optimally from China’s export problems. Besides, it also has an amazing demographic of young workers as against China who faces a chuck of ageing population. Increasing ta... Read more

Small retailers stride ahead with personalised services, e-com presenc…

Small retailers stride ahead with personalised services, e-com presence

"Most retailers are realising the importance of providing personalized services to their clients. Fashion Link, a distributor of European luxury women’s fashion brands, and Creative Concepts, the company’s sales branch, headquartered in Los Angeles’ The New Mart, noticed a visible expansion in its bus... Read more

Retailers up their sustainability quotient

Retailers up their sustainability quotient

Weather-related changes have long impacted retail businesses across the world. Besides affecting supply chain, these changes also impact sourcing patterns of retailers. However, brands across the world are adopting sustainable practices to minimise the impact of climate change on their operations. A 2017 study by Cone ... Read more

Technology leaders meet growing customer demands

Technology leaders meet growing customer demands

"Technology leaders such as Amazon, Deliveroo, Netflix, and Uber Technologies have raised customer expectations of speed and convenience. Amazon, through Prime offering, has created a system of same day delivery. Customers can now expect to get a taxi, watch a film, or receive a meal almost instantaneously and to make ... Read more

A stable outlook for Chinese home textile industry

A stable outlook for Chinese home textile industry

"Chinas’ home textile industry, during the first 11 months of 2018, maintained a steady growth rate. National Bureau of Statistics claims, around 1,861 home textile companies achieved total revenue of 193.302 billion yuan during January-November 2018, a year-on-year increase of 3.78 per cent and a decrease of 0.8... Read more

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough …

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

The Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates this year has garnered diverse reactions from the US finance experts. Many advised caution to apparel manufacturers. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, Commercial Services, CIT Group points out apparel manufacturers should ensure their accounts receivable... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

"The recent edition of Kingpins Amsterdam, held on April 10 and 11, 2019 attracted the attention of several top international denim, jeanswear and fashion brands. However, attendance at this event was significantly lower than previous editions. This was mainly due to the cost cutting measures adopted by many companies.... Read more

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

"The concept of ‘fast fashion’ has ignited a media frenzy and intense backlash for the wide scale ramifications it has through its supply chain. This phenomenon has occurred over several decades, with the onset and expansion of globalisation. As trade barriers began to soften, major brands had the freedom t... Read more

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ gra…

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

"There is growing discontent amongst EU leaders against Pakistan. EU’s home textile manufacturing sector recently accused Pakistan of distorting its textile manufacturing sector with cheap imports, poor quality, and a total lack of respect for labor and environmental rights, conditions which European manufacturer... Read more

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

"As per an analysis by CITI there has been a decline in exports of all textile products except cotton yarn/fabric/made-ups, handloom products etc, and carpet in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. However, exports of total textiles have shown a slight increase during the period. IIP of textiles in February 2019 went ... Read more

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi, Vice-Chairman-EPCH has been elevated as new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) during 164th meeting of Committee of Administration (COA) held on today informed Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Shri Passi has taken charge from Shri O.P. Prahladka. All ... Read more

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that the dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair have been shifted from February to 15 – 19 April, 2020. Shri Kumar stated the reasons behind shifting of dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair by elaborating that after conclusion of IHGF-Delhi Fair... Read more

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations fo…

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations for April 2020 trade

Home Expo India 2019, a combination of three integral segments of Handicrafts sector i.e. Home-Textiles, Houseware and Furniture concluded here today at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. The premium expo, organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), registered visit of 556 overseas buye... Read more

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo Inida 2019 the three in one exhibition comprising of Housewares and Decoratives, Furnishings, Floorings and Textiles and Furniture and Accessories opened today at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. Shri O.P. Prahladka, Chairman- EPCH, Shri Ravi K. Passi, Vice Chairman-EPCH, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Directo... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing ind…

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

 
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US eliminates GSP benefits to Turkey

US President Donald Trump in his recent proclamation terminated Turkey as a beneficiary nation ... Read more

Textile staples growing at four per cent

The global textile staples market is growing at 4.9 per cent. It is majorly driven by growing a... Read more

Lenzing turns to blockchain

Lenzing will use blockchain technology to support its Tencel branded fiber business. This will ... Read more

Indorama Ventures forms new business unit

Indorama Ventures has formed a new business unit within the IVL Fibers division named the Indor... Read more

India hopes to capture US market

Indian exporters feel the trade war between the US and China will increase their share in the U... Read more

Datacolor launches new color lifecycle

Datacolor has launched its new color lifecycle management solutions. These are intended to deli... Read more

APR, Perlin join to launch app for textile supply chain

Asia Pacific Rayon has teamed up with Perlin willto launch a blockchain-based solution for the ... Read more

Vietnam growth slows

The textile industry continues to see high growth in Vietnam but the growth rate is slower comp... Read more

Bangladesh turns to African cotton

Africa has become the largest source of cotton for Bangladesh. Last year, Bangladesh, the large... Read more

Truetzschler opens new customer and technology centre

Textile machinery manufacturer Truetzschler recently opened a new customer and technology centr... Read more

Sri Lankan manufacturer Teejay’s Q4 revenue up 35 per cent

For the fourth quarter Teejay’s revenue was up 35 per cent over the corresponding quarter... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit celebrates a decade, focus on sustainability

Copenhagen Fashion Summit held from May 15 to 16, 2019 attracted 1300 guests, and 78 high-level... Read more

Tufts University develops color-changing dyed threads

Tufts University engineers have developed dyed threads that change hues when exposed to carbon ... Read more

Asia Pacific drives wool worsted yarn

The Asia Pacific region accounts for a major share of the wool worsted yarn market, followed by... Read more

Men’s Day to feature at New York show

New York Men’s Day (NYMD) will be held as part of New York Fashion Men (NYFM) from June 3... Read more

Lycra opens innovation center in China

Lycra has opened an innovation center in China which is fully equipped with commercial equipmen... Read more

Google helps brands in their sustainability goals

Google will help fashion brands become sustainable. This includes measuring the environmental i... Read more

EU exports up seven per cent

The European Union’s textile and clothing exports grew by seven per cent compared to last... Read more

Global polyester polyol grows at five per cent

The global polyester polyol market is growing at 5.3 per cent. Polyurethane elastomers that are... Read more

India’s apparel imports increase 47 per cent in 2018-19

As per Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) data apparel imports increased nearly... Read more

L Brands’ stocks decline over 5 per cent

Stocks of Victoria’s Secret owner L Brands declined by over 5 per cent after the recent a... Read more

Wrangler’s Rooted Collection highlights its varied supply chain

Wrangler® has recently introduced The Wrangler Rooted Collection™. The collection fea... Read more

Redress announces top ten Design Award 2019 finalists

Redress has announced the list of finalists for the Redress Design Award 2019. The organisation... Read more

EBA review sours Cambodia’s ties with EU

In February 2019, the European Union launched an 18-month process over whether or not to mainta... Read more

Burberry focuses on luxury

Burberry is investing heavily in transforming itself into a much more luxury-focused entity. T... Read more

Demeto adds Kolon to its Industry Advisory Board

Demeto, a European project established to build a network of like-minded organisations in the P... Read more

Bruckner offers new dyeing concepts

Brückner offers new concepts in the field of continuous dyeing. The Power-Infratherm IR pr... Read more

Welspun Q4 net sales up

Welspun’s net sales was Rs 2765.26 crores in Q4 ended March 31, 2019, as compared to Rs 2... Read more

Vardhman Textiles Q4 revenue up 17 per cent

For the fourth quarter Vardhman’s revenue rose 17 per cent. Net profit was up 10 per cent... Read more

HEPA alerts on 25 per cent tariffs on Chinese imports

The Home Fashion Products Association (HFPA) recently alerted its members about the new list of... Read more

Iran textile exports up six per cent

The value of Iran’s textile exports rose six per cent during the year. The weight of the ... Read more

India’s KPR Mill opens factory in Ethiopia

KPR Mill has opened a garment unit in Ethiopia. The complete set-up of the garment unit took ab... Read more

Indorama Ventures launches DEJA™, a 100-percent rPET brand

Indorama Ventures (IVL), a global chemical producer, has launched a new 100-percent rPET (recyc... Read more

SAC launches new technology company Higg Co

The Sustainable Apparel Coalition has launched Higg Co, a for profit tech spin that will develo... Read more

USDA lowers cotton estimates for India

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), which had estimated the Indian cotton produ... Read more

TexSelect to shut operations after 50th anniversary

TexSelect (previously called Texprint) will select, mentor and promote the UK’s most tale... Read more

Pakistan’s PRGMEA recommends sector task forces to boost exports

Ijaz A. Khokhar, Chief Coordinator of Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters A... Read more