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Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai edition concludes successfully

Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai edition concludes successfully

     The 3rd Mumbai edition of Gartex Texprocess India, concluded on February 3, emerged as a pivotal platform for the exhibition and procurement of pioneering products within the garment and textile manufacturing sector. Among the distinguished personalities gracing the event were Chandrakant Pati... Read more

India's silk industry: Production falters, imports arise, exports decline

India's silk industry: Production falters, imports arise, exports decline

    In the wake of China's staggering 67 per cent decline in raw silk production between 2017 and 2021, India appeared poised to ascend as the global leader in raw silk exports. However, this anticipated shift failed to materialize, as India's silk industry grappled with inertia and a lack of proactive ... Read more

IAF, ITMF unite to combat audit and standard fatigue

IAF, ITMF unite to combat audit and standard fatigue

     In a concerted effort to tackle audit and standard fatigue plaguing the apparel and textile sector, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) and the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) have issued a clarion call to industry stakeholders. Emphasizing the urgency of the matte... Read more

New Advisory Board to futureproof Spring & Autumn Fair marketplace

New Advisory Board to futureproof Spring & Autumn Fair marketplace

     In a strategic move to bolster the landscape of retail trade in the UK, Spring & Autumn Fair, the nation's premier showcases for Home, Gift, and Fashion, has unveiled the establishment of a pioneering Advisory Board. Objective is to spearhead the ongoing refinement of these flagship events... Read more

India’s textile industry navigates headwinds with slow exports and stable d…

India’s textile industry navigates headwinds with slow exports and stable domestic demand

   The textile industry, a key pillar of the Indian economy, witnessed a mixed bag of results in Q3 of the 2023-24 financial year. While some companies like Arvind saw profits grow, others like Century Textiles struggled with revenue dips. This indicates differing responses to market pressures within t... Read more

India-UK FTA: Weaving a new fabric for textile and apparel trade

India-UK FTA: Weaving a new fabric for textile and apparel trade

  India and the UK are inching closer to a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with potential significant impacts on the textile and apparel industry. While negotiations are ongoing, there are numerous anticipated effects on both imports and exports from this perspective. Data from the Global Trade Research Initiativ... Read more

India at Crossroads: Seizing the cotton boom or facing a bubble burst?

India at Crossroads: Seizing the cotton boom or facing a bubble burst?

  With cotton prices soaring to unprecedented heights globally, India stands at a pivotal juncture. The surge in international markets presents an opportunity for export growth, yet it also poses significant risks to the domestic textile industry's sustainability. This conundrum creates a complex landscape fo... Read more

Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris concludes with 8,000 international visitors

Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris concludes with 8,000 international visitors

  In the bustling heart of Paris, the Texworld Apparel Sourcing Paris event saw a convergence of nearly 8,000 international visitors eager to engage with 1,300 exhibitors from around the globe. Held at the Paris Expo Porte de Versailles from 5 to 7 February 2024, this year's event boasted a boldly designed sh... Read more

Apparel Exports to the US: A paradigm shift in the making

Apparel Exports to the US: A paradigm shift in the making

  The apparel industry, like many others, is experiencing a paradigm shift in its export dynamics to the US. Driven by factors like rising costs in traditional hubs, changing consumer preferences, and geopolitical tensions there is a shift towards new players and product categories. This shift is driven by ma... Read more

Europe's Source Fashion unveils diverse lineup

Europe's Source Fashion unveils diverse lineup

  The third installment of Source Fashion, Europe’s foremost responsible sourcing exhibition, kicked off with a bang, boasting its largest and most diverse array of manufacturers, suppliers, and artisans from over 20 countries. The event, held at Olympia London, featured a special appearance and keynote... Read more

The Fabric of Trade: Chinese imports loom large over India's textile indust…

The Fabric of Trade: Chinese imports loom large over India's textile industry

  The influx of Chinese fabrics into India has become a contentious issue, raising concerns about unfair competition, job losses, and the fate of the domestic textile industry. This influx raises concerns about legality and the future of domestic manufacturers. The issue is fairly complex. Policy tailwinds f... Read more

Indian Textiles on the Brink: Can a new policy save the day?

Indian Textiles on the Brink: Can a new policy save the day?

  The Indian textile industry, once a global powerhouse, is facing significant challenges. Declining exports, ailing infrastructure, and fierce competition threaten its future. In a recent report, a Parliamentary Committee recognized the need for urgent action and called for a comprehensive National Textile P... Read more

Scoop concludes Autumn/Winter 24 season with triumph and Wonderment

Scoop concludes Autumn/Winter 24 season with triumph and Wonderment

  Scoop, the renowned fashion showcase, concluded its Autumn/Winter 24 season on a high note, bidding farewell to guests who were treated to a remarkable display of international designers under the theme 'A Return to Wonderment'. The event, characterized by opulent art deco influences, drew a bustling crowd ... Read more

Turkish Textile & Apparel Industry: Navigating challenges and embracing…

Turkish Textile & Apparel Industry: Navigating challenges and embracing opportunities in 2024

  Despite a tough 2023, marked by declining exports and shrinking employment, Turkish textile and apparel industry remains cautiously optimistic for 2024. While acknowledging ongoing challenges like high inflation, increasing production costs, and slow European market, industry leaders point out to strategic ... Read more

China-Pakistan FTA spurs textile trade, reshaping Asian dynamics

China-Pakistan FTA spurs textile trade, reshaping Asian dynamics

  The China-Pakistan Free Trade Agreement (FTA), implemented in 2020, has become a game-changer for both nations, particularly in the textile, apparel, and fashion industries. Bilateral trade has soared, with data highlighting significant growth in both imports and exports especially in textiles and apparel s... Read more

Source Home & Gift showcases sustainable sourcing success

Source Home & Gift showcases sustainable sourcing success

  The curtains closed on Europe’s prominent responsible sourcing exhibition, Source Home & Gift, after an enlightening and prosperous four-day event that fostered connections within the global sourcing community. The show, which saw the participation of leading retailers such as Fenwick, Next, and J... Read more

Spring Fair 2024 wraps up with a bang, eyes 75th anniversary

Spring Fair 2024 wraps up with a bang, eyes 75th anniversary

  Spring Fair, the UK's premier retail marketplace for Home, Gift, and Fashion, concluded its latest edition on a high note after four days brimming with bustling activity, creative showcases, and memorable moments. With eyes now set on its monumental 75th anniversary in 2025, the event witnessed an impressiv... Read more

New payment law for MSMEs shakes up India's textile trade

New payment law for MSMEs shakes up India's textile trade

  India's textile industry, a major contributor to the economy, is facing a ripple effect due to a new amendment in the Companies Act 2023. This amendment, aimed at improving liquidity for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs), mandates faster payments to these entities. While the long-term benefits ar... Read more

Buyers flock to Milano Unica, signaling fashion industry's recovery

Buyers flock to Milano Unica, signaling fashion industry's recovery

  The recently concluded Milano Unica, held from January 23rd to 25th, 2024, showcased latest trends, fostering connections, and driving business forward. Here's are the key takeaways. Strong buyer presence: The event saw a surge in international buyers, indicating renewed confidence in the industry's post-p... Read more

Textile PLI: Can revamped scheme stitch success and boost growth?

Textile PLI: Can revamped scheme stitch success and boost growth?

  The Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme, a government initiative to boost domestic manufacturing, has got mixed results in the Indian textile and apparel industry. While ambitious in its goals, the scheme's adoption by industry players has been sluggish, raising questions about its effectiveness in thi... Read more

Unveiling the ‘Unlock’: Fashion Pact's cotton sustainability report draws m…

Unveiling the ‘Unlock’: Fashion Pact's cotton sustainability report draws mixed reactions

  The Fashion Pact, a heavyweight alliance of fashion giants united under the banner of sustainability, has released its ‘Unlock’ report, a roadmap for a climate-friendly future for cotton. But instead of a resounding chorus of applause, the report has been met with a mixed bag of reactions, with ... Read more

UK’s Premier Spring Fair 2024: Unveiling retail trends and innovations

UK’s Premier Spring Fair 2024: Unveiling retail trends and innovations

  The UK's largest and longest-serving retail show, Spring Fair, kicked off to much anticipation as thousands of retailers descended upon the event to explore new opportunities and rejuvenate their retail strategies. Among the attendees were an impressive array of retail giants and independent businesses, sho... Read more

Production Prowess or Homegrown Brands: India's textiles and apparel indust…

Production Prowess or Homegrown Brands: India's textiles and apparel industry at crossroads

  India's $172.3 billion textile and apparel industry (IMARC Group, 2022) is at a crossroads. The choice is between prioritizing garment manufacturing for the global market, a role where it currently holds 4 per cent market share as per Invest India, or focusing on creating domestic brands and capturing the h... Read more

Gartex Texprocess India 3rd Mumbai edition begins at JWCC

Gartex Texprocess India 3rd Mumbai edition begins at JWCC

  The 3rd Mumbai edition of ‘Gartex Texprocess India’ commenced today at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai. The event, dedicated to garment and textile manufacturing, promises a platform for innovation and collaboration within the industry. Government's support for indigenous manufacturing&... Read more

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Silk cluster revival: Mysuru's sericulture gets a boost

   After seven years of dormancy, the Chamundeshwari Mega Silk Cluster is set to t... Read more

Chinese fashion icons team up with Canopy for forest protection

   In a significant move to mark the Lunar New Year, three prominent Chinese fashi... Read more

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Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

With the daily output of masks touches over 20 million, China introduces new standards for... Read more

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made s... Read more

Liva sets sustainable fashion agenda at Bharat Tex 2024

   India’s premier fabric brand, Liva, has announced its active participatio... Read more

The Textile Show, Dallas Market Center collaborate to launch The Textile Sh…

   Marking a pivotal moment in the textile industry, The Textile Show and the Dall... Read more

Trident Group roped in as the silver sponsor for Bharat Tex

   A prominent player in global textile manufacturing, Trident Group has being rop... Read more

Marks & Spencer launches campaign for new denim collection

   Reshaping notions of versatility and inclusivity, Marks & Spencer has launc... Read more

Uniqlo to launch Spring/Summer collection in Paris

   Global apparel retailer, Uniqlo is set to launch the Uniqlo U 2024 Spring/Summe... Read more

Hyosung FDC unveils FW 25/26 Textile Trend report

   Hyosung's Fashion Design Center (FDC) has unveiled its highly anticipated FW 25... Read more

Brazilian companies make a mark at Premiere Vision Paris

   Brazilian companies made a significant impact at the latest edition of Premi&eg... Read more

Global yoga clothing market to reach $70,291.0 million by 2030: Report

   The global yoga clothing market is poised to reach $70,291.0 million by 2030, e... Read more

Bharat Tex 2024 to be inaugurated on February 26, 2024

   Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the Global Textile Expo-Bhara... Read more

H&M Group, Arvind Ltd, collaborate to test Suprauno dyeing technology

   H&M Group and Arvind Ltd have joined forces to revolutionise the fashion in... Read more

Istanbul to host ITM 2024 and Texhibtion Istanbul in March 2024

   In early March, Istanbul will host two major textile industry events: the texti... Read more

Epson, HKRITA team up to explore Dry Fiber Technology for textile recycling

   A global technology specialist, Epson and the Hong Kong Research Institute of T... Read more

Inditex expands low-cost brand Lefties to counter competition from Shein

   Parent company of Zara, Inditex is strategically expanding its low-cost brand, ... Read more

India records 11% surge in RMG exports in January 2023

   In January, India witnessed an 11 per cent surge in its RMG exports to $11.57 b... Read more

JAAF applauds signing of ECTA between India-Sri Lanka

   Foreseeing new export opportunities for the Sri Lankan apparel sector, Yohan La... Read more

Accessorize London and Unicommerce join hands to revolutionise online retai…

   In a swiftly evolving e-commerce landscape, Accessorize London and Unicommerce ... Read more

Maximizing India's exports with Inviya Spandex in knits

  India is poised for a significant leap forward in the global apparel export arena, dr... Read more

Turkey’s nonwoven fabric exports decline by 84.1% in December 2023

  In December 2023, Turkey’s exports of nonwoven fabrics decreased by 84.1 per ce... Read more

Wrangler collaborates with MNTGE for a blockchain technology-infused collec…

  Renowned for its denim brand, Wrangler has entered into an innovative collaboration w... Read more

India’s cotton output to remain at 294.10 bales in 2023-24 season: CAI

  Affirming its projections, the Cotton Association of India (CAI) in January 2024, mai... Read more

2024 PFAS in Textiles Conference

  In Raleigh, North Carolina, the 2024 PFAS in Textiles Conference will convene on May ... Read more

Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber from Eastman achieves GRS certification

  The Naia™ Renew cellulosic fiber from Eastman has achieved Global Recycled Stan... Read more

Renewcell expands Circulose Supplier Network, boosts textile recycling

  Renewcell, the pioneering Swedish textile-to-textile recycler, has reached a signific... Read more

ITM 2024 to showcase textile technologies from over 1,200 exhibitors

  Slated to be held from June 04-08, 2024 at the Istanbul Tüyap Fair and Congress ... Read more

Interloop records 115% rise in H1FY24 profit

  Pakistan’s leading textile exporter Interloop recorded a 115 per cent rise in p... Read more

28th DITF concludes on a high note with 17% rise in export orders

  The 28th edition of the Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) concluded on a high not... Read more

Global plus size market to reach $696,712.1 million by 2027: Report

  Valued at $480,991.8 million in 2019, the global plus size clothing market is project... Read more