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COVID-19 makes fashion industry more flexible and swift

COVID-19 makes fashion industry more flexible and swift

Covid-19 is having a tremendous impact on the global textile and apparel industry. As Andreas Kelsch, Sales Director of Turkey-based Be Ma, reveals, be it at trade fairs, which are witnessing fewer visitors or production and delivery delays, the pandemic is impacting all aspects of business. Impact on the entire value... Read more

COVID-19 Fall Out: Major recession awaits global fashion and luxury brands

COVID-19 Fall Out: Major recession awaits global fashion and luxury brands

With the COVID-19 pandemic gaining momentum, the impact on fashion and luxury industry is likely to be more severe than was estimated earlier. As a recent analysis by Javier Seara, Partner and Managing Director, Global Sector Leader Fashion & Luxury, at Boston Consulting Group, reveals, compared to last year, globa... Read more

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

CANCEL the shipments, is not the right word at the moment, perhaps to HOLD could be more reasonable. Brands should stand by their commitments as their orders are already in process. This is the only way partnerships work The least could be expected from brands and retailers is to come at discussion table , the moment... Read more

COVID-19 Impact: Shanghai Fashion Week live streams world’s first online sh…

COVID-19 Impact: Shanghai Fashion Week live streams world’s first online show

Amid the global gloom of COVID-19 pandemic, the Shanghai Fashion Week (SHFW) is engaging hundreds of thousands of viewers through live streaming. One of the world's top runways, SHFW opened on Tuesday as planned after its counterparts in Europe were hit by the COVID-19 outbreak. The organisers took the bold step of mov... Read more

Global apparel supply chain bears the brunt of COVID-19 as exports fall

Global apparel supply chain bears the brunt of COVID-19 as exports fall

Already, for the last few years, supply chain was shifting away from China to countries like Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, and Mexico. However, the outbreak of COVID-19 has accelerated this process despite China being on a road to recovery. Though China has the best infrastructure in the world to support large manufactu... Read more

Coronavirus: Textile, apparel makers shift to medical equipment

Coronavirus: Textile, apparel makers shift to medical equipment

With the global pandemic, US textile and apparel industry is stepping up in a big way to answer the call for much-needed medical equipment. Parkdale Inc, a large yarn spinner in Gastonia, N.C., has collaborated with Hanesbrands, Fruit of the Loom, American Giant, Los Angeles Apparel, AST Sportswear, Sanmar, America Kni... Read more

Toppling Bangladesh, Vietnam to lead global RMG exports

Toppling Bangladesh, Vietnam to lead global RMG exports

Though, Bangladesh has become the second-largest garment exporter worldwide by grabbing 6.4 per cent market share, the country is soon likely to be overtaken by Vietnam, whose exports have been rising rapidly and the country expects its apparel shipments to cross $40 billion by the end of the year. However, to achieve ... Read more

Post Convid 19, denim industry to revaluate operations, focus on quality

Post Convid 19, denim industry to revaluate operations, focus on quality

The global spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is continuously impacting the fashion industry. Besides other consequences the pandemic is having on the market, one major impact is on the development of new fabrics, styles and sales models. For instance, China-based jeans wear maker, Advance Denim recently introduced bio-a... Read more

Global cotton trade on decline amidst COVID-19

Global cotton trade on decline amidst COVID-19

Uncertainty over the control of COVID-19 has led to a decline in trading in various industries as buyers are refraining from making new purchases. Especially cotton is nearing its lows of early December 2019, after a rally in January. Though in the last few weeks, sale and shipments of cotton have seen strong business ... Read more

COVID-19 slows down brick and mortar retail, online shopping gets a boost

COVID-19 slows down brick and mortar retail, online shopping gets a boost

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

Pakistan eyes $28 billion textile exports by 2025

Pakistan eyes $28 billion textile exports by 2025

"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

Despite FDI relaxations, single brand retailers choose local partners for I…

Despite FDI relaxations, single brand retailers choose local partners for India

"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

The after effects of COVID-19 to be felt by global fashion industry till mi…

The after effects of COVID-19 to be felt by global fashion industry till mid-2021

"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

12 Swissmem companies participate in ITME Africa

12 Swissmem companies participate in ITME Africa

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

Coronavirus halts retail growth across the globe

Coronavirus halts retail growth across the globe

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

India: Government formulating new textile policy

India: Government formulating new textile policy

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 registers dramatic shift in 2020, China’s position threate…

Apparel sourcing registers dramatic shift in 2020, China’s position threatened

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 announces launch of Screen Print India 2020 - New Del…

Messe Frankfurt India announces launch of Screen Print India 2020 - New Delhi edition

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

Insecurity mounts amongst Chinese luxury and fashion groups as Coronavirus …

Insecurity mounts amongst Chinese luxury and fashion groups as Coronavirus spreads

"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

Textile Association (India) organises one-day seminar in Gujarat

Textile Association (India) organises one-day seminar in Gujarat

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

Complete overhaul of business model to help industry become more sustainabl…

Complete overhaul of business model to help industry become more sustainable

"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

‘We are relentlessly finding markets and new opportunities for every type o…

‘We are relentlessly finding markets and new opportunities for every type of wool’

Graham Clark, Director of Marketing, British Wool explains why global expansion will benefit UK wool producers British Wool is a farming co-operative. What value does this add for a producer? Farming co-operatives provide strength in numbers, they’re about supporting the whole industry, at British Wool this mea... Read more

Intertextile Shenzhen 2020 rebrands, expands with new venue, concurrent fai…

Intertextile Shenzhen 2020 rebrands, expands with new venue, concurrent fairs

"The newly rebranded Intertextile Shenzhen Apparel Fabrics (formerly Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen) will take place from July 15 to 17, at a brand new venue – the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Center. Over 2,000 exhibitors are expected to join in a space spread over 60,000 sq. mt (2019: 1,065 exhibito... Read more

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Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

CANCEL the shipments, is not the right word at the moment, perhaps to HOLD could be more reasonable. Brands should stand by their commitments as their orders are already in process. This is the only ... Read more

Better infrastructure, strong FDI positions Vietnam ahead of Bangladesh

Better infrastructure, strong FDI positions Vietnam ahead of Bangladesh

Increasing diversion of trade from Bangladesh to its close competitor Vietnam is causing the nation to lose sleep. As recent Export Promotion Bureau stats reveal, RMG exports from Bangladesh declined ... Read more

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many gl... Read more

Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

The virus outbreak could augur well for the Indian subcontinent, especially India with orders being diverted and demand for Indian cotton, leather increasing in the international market. The Coronavi... Read more

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

"The impact of Coronavirus can be felt across the globe. The apparel and textile industry across the world is facing numerous challenges from sourcing to retail. And this uncertainty is affecting busi... Read more

 
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China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstream buyers

China’s Xinjiang, a fibre, yarn producing region struggles for downstream buyers

Xinjiang is China’s largest far-west region, where long staple cotton is most famous... Read more

China to ship first facemask machine to Italy

China to ship first facemask machine to Italy

March 23, Beijing Chonglee Machinery Engineering Co.Ltd., a subsidiary to China Textile Ac... Read more

Knitting industry major Shenzhou International bounces back as a role model

Knitting industry major Shenzhou International bounces back as a role model

There is a well-known saying in China’s textile industry to commend Shenzhou Interna... Read more

Welspun to make disinfectant wipes, masks

Amid the Covid-19 outbreak in the country, the Welspun Group is switching capacities at its tex... Read more

US, EU buyers to stop buying Vietnamese goods

Many US and European Union (EU) partners have sent notices to Vietnamese garment and textile bu... Read more

India’s textile industry seeks $108 billion bailout package

India’s $108-billion textiles industry, which helps the likes of Gap and Macy’s sto... Read more

Sri Lanka apparel firms divert production to masks and protective equipment

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector has turned factories to make mask and protective equipment for... Read more

AAFA welcomes Senate’s $2 trillion war chest

The American Apparel and Footwear Association (AAFA) has welcomed US Senate approval of a S$2 t... Read more

Nike to emerge at a stronger competitive position post COVID-19: UBS

UBS analysts say Nike Inc. shoppers who couldn’t get to stores that were shuttered by the... Read more

Mothercare refocuses on brand management

Mothercare has substantially completed its transition to refocus on brand management and design... Read more

LVMH expects Q1 sales to decline by 20 per cent

Louis Vuitton owner LVMH could “accurately” calculate at this stage the impact of t... Read more

Technology takes lead in communication between brands, customers: GlobalDat…

According to GlobalData, with the COVID-19 pandemic putting a stop to all non-essential travel,... Read more

COVID-19: Indian exports to China, Hongkong to decline by 41%

Weighed by the impact of COVID-19 outbreak, India's exports to China and Hong Kong together slu... Read more

AEPC urges brands not to cancel orders

The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), which represents the interests of the garment indu... Read more

Fashion retailers cancel orders worth $3 bilion: BGMEA

According to the data by BGMEA, fashion retailers have cancelled or put on hold more than $3 bi... Read more

Reliance Industries donates Rs. 500 crore to PM Cares Fund

Reliance Industries has announced a donation of Rs. 500 crore to PM Cares Fund in response to t... Read more

Textile Exchange launches new RMS standard

Textile Exchange has released a new Responsible Mohair Standard (RMS) and has made its first re... Read more

Italy fashion brands demand suspension of land lease for retailers

Confindustria Moda, an organisation representing the Italian fashion industry, has asked commer... Read more

Mynamar factories stop operations as brand cancel orders

Myanmar Garment Manufacturers Association (MGMA) has revealed many garment factories stopped op... Read more

FHCM, CNM postpone men’s fashion weeks in Paris and Milan

The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM) and the Camera Nazionale ... Read more

AEPC request for financial relief for exporters

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has requested for an extension of the Interest subventi... Read more

Fashion companies mobilise in response to COVID-19 outbreak

Companies in the style industry are quickly mobilising their response to the COVID-19 crisis. M... Read more

Cotsworld launches packaging line using Repreve polyester

Cotswold has launched a line of pocketing that leverages Unifi Corp.’s Repreve ® recy... Read more

Bespoke brands in the US build and promote virtual fitting tools

With the vast majority of Americans quarantined and events canceled, several suit fittings have... Read more

H&M not to cancel orders but halts new order placements

Much to the relief of some Bangladeshi exporters, Swedish retail giant H&M has assured its ... Read more

Gap Inc diverts production to protective gears

At a time when there is a shortage of masks and other protective gears for doctors and health w... Read more

WTO members agree on a temporary mechanism to resolve trade disputes

The European Union, China and 14 other World Trade Organization members have agreed on a tempor... Read more

Apparel orders worth 40 bn at stake from 5 retailers

According to the market estimates, just five retailers contribute to over US$40 of business ord... Read more

Denimexpert diverts to mask manufacturing

Denim Expert is offering its world class facility for the production of protective face masks a... Read more

Euratex scouts for options to increase masks availability

Euratex is identifying options to increase the availability of protective masks in the EU, both... Read more

Vietnamese exporters anticipate new orders from Europe post EVFTA

Vietnamese exporters anticipate new orders from Europe after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreemen... Read more

Fast-fashion brands hit hard by coronavirus

Fast-fashion companies — especially those with physical retail, like H&M, Zara and Ma... Read more

RBI announces financial package for the textile and apparel industry

Indian textiles & clothing industry has been pleading for two years moratorium period for p... Read more

Mixed impact of India's lockdown on China PX and PTA industry

After the March 22 announcement of city lockdowns, India’s Directorate General of Shippin... Read more

Sale of international brands in China dip due to COVID-19

German sportswear makers Adidas and Puma warned of a major decline in sales in China due to the... Read more

COVID-19 turbulence to accelerate Pakistan export growth

Global economic pause due to Coronavirus has given other smaller economies a chance to step up.... Read more