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EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Pham Sanh Chau, Vietnam’s Ambassador to India

‘We need to make everyone realise India’s potential as a good cotton supplier’ India’s share in the global textile and clothing exports has increased modestly to 4 per cent in last two decades. Meanwhile, Bangladesh and Vietnam’s share has grown 6.5 per cent and 5.9 per cent, respectively... Read more

Messe Frankfurt India to present India's first technical textile hackathon …

Messe Frankfurt India to present India's first technical textile hackathon at Techtextil India 2019

"To look into the critical challenges of sustainable urban living, Messe Frankfurt India will host India's first Technical Textile Hackathon on November 22. The hackathon titled "Techtextil NEXT" will build an eco-system that supports India's technical textile start-ups and enables them to develop products and prototyp... Read more

India needs to adopt a cautious approach to RCEP

India needs to adopt a cautious approach to RCEP

"The subsidies given by its government and loans granted with low interest rates helped the Chinese textile industry to emerge as one of the top industries in the world. This coupled with zero per cent duty through the RCEP free trade agreement is likely to provide China with an open market, affecting medium and small ... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to serve as a springboard for exhibitors and visitors

Yarn Expo Spring 2020 to serve as a springboard for exhibitors and visitors

"The global textile trade in the past year has experienced recorded growth since 2012, and China was among the top three largest exporters and importers of textiles. As a result, suppliers are striving to meet robust demand with innovation and eco-friendly solutions. Yarn Expo Spring will present as an the ideal sourci... Read more

Gap eyes profits with diversified sourcing, lean inventory, cost management

Gap eyes profits with diversified sourcing, lean inventory, cost management

"One of the primary factors driving migration is the planned separation of Old Navy from Gap Inc. and its brands, which include Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta. The separation will enable each of these brands to maximise their focus, align their investments to meet unique business needs and to optimise cost structures... Read more

Burberry and Tencent collaborate to build up social retail in China

Burberry and Tencent collaborate to build up social retail in China

"The first step will be for Burberry to open a store, enhanced by Tencent technology, offering vivid experiences that connect luxury customers’ social and online lives to their physical environments. This will be a unique space to test and learn, serving as a laboratory to trial innovation that can be expanded to... Read more

Brands shifting out of China face numerous challenges in new countries

Brands shifting out of China face numerous challenges in new countries

"It is not easy for these brands to move their production out of China as the country has an incredibly robust manufacturing infrastructure. The quality of goods produced in China and also the expertise of local manufacturers in the country is quite high. Other nations don’t have the same level of quality manufac... Read more

China’s slowdown impacting luxury sector’s business

China’s slowdown impacting luxury sector’s business

Chinese government reduced value-added tax up to three percent in an effort to reinvigorate the economy. This resulted in luxury fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton and Gucci slashing their suggested retail prices in Mainland China. In the following month, US President Donald Trump announced plans to roll out tariffs ... Read more

ASW 2020 to be the collaborative hub for retail business

ASW 2020 to be the collaborative hub for retail business

"ASW 2020 will serve as the leading hub for apparel companies to interact with Indian subcontinent. Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka are major garment manufacturing hubs that have strengths which make them favorites with buyers and also complement each other"   ASW (Apparel Sourcing Week) 2020 will serve as the l... Read more

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

"The company outlined the tastes of New York by showcasing 'conversational' prints and scenic designs. The company’s florals in a patchwork arrangement are currently very much on trend and are set to be one of the key looks for the spring/summer 2020 season. Another European exhibitor Lyon-based Ercea Internation... Read more

Karl Mayer’s product feature at ISPO Munich

Karl Mayer’s product feature at ISPO Munich

The new development, 4D-Knit.Solutions was illustrating what can be achieved with double-bar raschel technology for 3D warp-knitted textiles. With their unique, three-dimensional, cushioning construction, these voluminous fabrics offer a new level of design potential. Ready-made panels, e.g. entire back components for ... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Brands introduced a bunch of initiatives for ensuring sustainability in denim manufacturing, these drove up the cost of the garment. So the real challenge before Morrision was to offer customers a more sustainable solution at much closer price value proposition. He believes, though people are interested in being carbo... Read more

Global apparel manufacturing map changes with brands moving to new destinat…

Global apparel manufacturing map changes with brands moving to new destinations

"Politics is not the only factor that is leading to this shift. Factors like rising labor costs and an increasing reluctance in China to produce low-cost goods are equally responsible for brand exodus from China. Companies are diverting their supply chains despite the risk involved "   The global apparel ma... Read more

Exclusivity and customised offerings to help kids’ wear segment boom

Exclusivity and customised offerings to help kids’ wear segment boom

"Natalie Kotlyar, Leader of BDO’s national retail and consumer products practice, believes as the US birth rate has been relatively stable this year, children’s apparel market has been stagnant. BDO expects e-commerce and big-box retail to capture the majority of children’s apparel sales, as consumers... Read more

AATCC scholars to present latest research at committee meetings

AATCC scholars to present latest research at committee meetings

"AATCC, headquartered in Research Triangle Park, N.C., USA, provides test method development, quality control materials, and professional networking for members in about 50 countries throughout the world."   Two undergraduate scholars will present their latest research to the Concept 2 Consumer Interest Group du... Read more

China becomes the benchmark of success for Western brands

China becomes the benchmark of success for Western brands

"One of the reasons for these brands’ failure in the Chinese market is their conflicting ideas on doing business in China. However, there are a multitude of reasons for their failure in China that from bad timing to cultural missteps or inflexibility. Also, the Chinese market changes much faster than those in the... Read more

‘Made in America’ apparels to get a boost with Authentically American

‘Made in America’ apparels to get a boost with Authentically American

"Founded by Dean Wegner, Founder and CEO, Authentically American gets its apparels manufactured by a whole list of US contract manufacturers. The company’s T-shirts are manufactured in Texas, while its hats are made in New Jersey, socks in North Carolina, and athletic jerseys in Georgia. Overall, the company has ... Read more

Swiss Textile Machinery focuses on competitive growth structure

Swiss Textile Machinery focuses on competitive growth structure

"Key components play a vital role in every area of yarn production for both new installations and replacement parts and Swiss Textile Machinery members such as Bräcker, Graf, Heberlein, Loepfe and Rotorcraft are all class-leading manufacturers. All well-known names in the industry, these companies have based their... Read more

India rejects the RCEP deal, textile industry hails decision

India rejects the RCEP deal, textile industry hails decision

"Industry, traders and farmers in India have appreciated the government's decision not to join RCEP deal. Union commerce and industry minister Piyush Goyal termed the deal against India's economic interests and national priorities. “We have consistently upholded our demands particularly over-controlling trade def... Read more

Texcon 2019 encourages Indian textile and apparel leaders to think big

Texcon 2019 encourages Indian textile and apparel leaders to think big

Texcon-the annual textile conference organised by CII brings together leading players of the Indian textile industry, global buyers, and policymakers to deliberate on key areas of business, including regional as well as global issues concerning the sector. The conference also focused on emerging export opportunities an... Read more

Swedish companies to participate largely at Heimtextil 2020

Swedish companies to participate largely at Heimtextil 2020

"Robotics demonstrates its new robotic pillow filling system and will provide details of how it has been upgraded till 2019, with several commercial systems still in place.“We believe many visitors to Hemitextil 2020 who saw the demonstration last year will be astonished to hear of the potential gains we are maki... Read more

Blockchain redefines fashion transactions, emerge as a trust technology

Blockchain redefines fashion transactions, emerge as a trust technology

"McKinsey’s State of Fashion reveals 2019 is a year of awakening for the fashion industry as it has brought along a number of strategic and operational challenges like sustainability, ethical fashion, etc.  To take stock of these challenges, LINKS Foundation for TCBL released a research note that hails block... Read more

Innovation, distribution, prices to drive up licensed sports apparel retail

Innovation, distribution, prices to drive up licensed sports apparel retail

"One reason for sports licensing and merchandising not picking up in India is its low distribution capacity. Biggest Indian retailers have only around 350 to 400 stores across the country. On the other hand, Walmart and Target have 3,000 stores. This gives fans in Tier II and III towns more opportunities to access thei... Read more

Liva launches premium specialty fiber Birla Modal

Liva launches premium specialty fiber Birla Modal

"Birla Modal is a premium specialty fiber that offers superior softness. It’s a nature-based fiber made from wood sourced from Canadian Birchwood trees. The Modal has twin benefits: superior softness + strength akin to cotton. So, even after repeated washes, fabrics made from this fiber retain their softness with... Read more

Busan Metropolitan City hosts International Textile & Fashion Exhibitio…

Busan Metropolitan City hosts International Textile & Fashion Exhibition 2019

The 2019 Busan International Footwear, Techtextile & Fashion Fair, hosted by Busan Metropolitan City and supervised by the Busan Economic Promotion Agency, was held at BEXCO’s Exhibition Center from October 31through November 2. The fair is a combination of three major exhibitions (Busan International Sh... Read more

 
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Order index for textile machinery declines by 10%

The orders index for textile machinery compiled by ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile M... Read more

Chinese polyester mills lower operating rate

The operating rate of Chinese polyester yarn mills in July to September was much lower than tha... Read more

Kingpins New York to focus on sustainability

The upcoming edition of Kingpins New York, the trade fair dedicated to denim, will focus on sus... Read more

Vietnam Textile & Garment Exhibition to feature over 500 exhibitors

To be held from November 20-23, 2019, the Vietnam Textile and Garment Exhibition will house ove... Read more

UK to host two-day textile fair Texfusion on November 20

Texfusion will be held in the UK, November 20 to 21, 2019. The show will present a carefully-se... Read more

The Lycra Company to showcase EcoMade fibers at Kingspins New York Denim

The Lycra Company will showcase its Lycra® EcoMade fibers type 166E and 162E, currently pro... Read more

Upcoming Techtextil in Mumbai to feature hackathon

A hackathon will be held as part of Techtextil, Mumbai, November 20 to 22, 2019. The aim of the... Read more

Bangladesh hosts successful edition of Intex South Asia

Intex South Asia was held in Bangladesh, November 17 to 18, 2019. This is the biggest internati... Read more

Bata to open more outlets in Bangladesh

Bata Shoe Company (Bangladesh), which recently opened its first sneaker outlet-B-Sneakers- plan... Read more

Global organic cotton production on the rise, India among the leaders

World organic cotton production grew by 56 per cent last years, reveals Textile Exchange. Organ... Read more

Chinese exports to the US down 25 per cent

Chinese textile and apparel exports to the US fell 25 per cent in the first half of 2019. The m... Read more

Sustainability, inclusivity, some top searches in brands: Study

Sustainability, inclusivity and the new sharing economy are among the movements that impacted f... Read more

Argentina revives textile glory

Over the last decade Argentina’s textile and apparel sector has shrunk roughly 50 per cen... Read more

ISKO launches new recycling program

ISKO denim mill has recently welcomed to its family of innovations it’s most revolutionar... Read more

Biocraft Laboratories completes production cycle of recombinant spider silk…

Prodigy Textiles, the Vietnamese subsidiary of Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, Inc. the leading de... Read more

ZDHC to host conference for the domestic apparel industry

Extending its regional activity chain, the ZDHC Foundation will host a conference with the them... Read more

Australian brands turn against animal cruelty

Brands are moving away from using wool from mulesed sheep. By July 2023, 100 per cent of wool u... Read more

Indian leather exports to the US up seven per cent

India’s leather exports to the US grew about seven per cent in the last four months. The ... Read more

Bangladesh sweater earnings up 15 per cent

Bangladesh’s earnings from exports of sweaters have grown 15.82 per cent over the last ye... Read more

Consumers turn away from fast fashion

Millennials and Gen Z are becoming aware of the massive ecological damage that fast fashion is ... Read more

GSP benefits boosts Cambodia’s footwear, travel goods exports

Thanks to the tariff privileges received from the US under its Generalised System of Preference... Read more

Global clothing volumes fall with a cut back in consumption

The clothing industry is facing a long-term structural decline. Consumers are cutting back on t... Read more

Investors in Bangladesh see dud stocks in apparel sector

Investors don’t get expected dividends from Bangladesh’s textile and garment compan... Read more

Lack of credit bank hampers Tirupur’s garment units

Poor credit availability is posing serious problems for Tirupur garment manufacturers. One prob... Read more

Prada’s loan carries sustainability provisions

A loan which Prada has taken from a bank carries with it stringent provisions relating to susta... Read more

Samarth aims at imparting skills

Textile industry’s initiative Samarth has the broad objective of skilling youth for gainf... Read more

India’s textile and clothing exports to grow by the end of this fiscal

With the easing of trade tensions between the US and China, textile-related exports are likely ... Read more

Faced with uncertainties, wool market turns cautious

Demand for Australian wool in China has improved slightly. Overseas customers are waiting and r... Read more

Australia cotton production falls

Australia’s cotton crop production has fallen 16 per cent compared to two years ago. The ... Read more

Millennial consumers force business to become responsible

Millennials in the US insist on sustainable products. So, retailers, manufacturers and brands a... Read more

Global denim fabric imports up nine per cent

Global denim fabric imports increased 9.4 per cent last year. Bangladesh, with a 25.5 per cent ... Read more

India’s October RMG exports dip

India’s merchandise exports fell by 1.1 per cent in October. However, some large export i... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2020 to focus on redesigning growth

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2020 will focus on redesigning growth which will be its theme this ye... Read more

Lee relaunches retro denim line for women

Lee has relaunched the first ever denim it made for women in the 40s and 50s. While vintage siz... Read more

Organic cotton production up 56 per cent

Global organic cotton production has gone up 56 per cent, reveals Textile Exchange. India, Tanz... Read more

4th Uniform Garment and Fabric Manufacturers Fair 2019 from Dec 17

Fourth edition of the Uniform, Garment and Fabric Manufacturers Fair will help generate 2,500 n... Read more

Stoll’s Knitelligence enables personalized products

Stoll’s knitelligence enables automated sweater knitting development and production and p... Read more

American Knits brings back cut and sew to the US

America Knits, which is into cut and sew, is dedicated to producing the finest quality apparel.... Read more

Mothercare to cease operations in UK

Mothercare-the British children’s fashion company will cease operations in the United Kin... Read more

ACT brand factories agree on Freedom of Association Guideline

After eight months of negotiations, factories producing for ACT brands in Myanmar have agreed o... Read more

DeSL launches new software solution for color management

Discover e-Solutions (DeSL) recently released the latest module in the company’s suite fo... Read more

Coats Digital to participate in VTG 2019

Coats Digital recently announced its participation in VTG 2019, the 19th Vietnam International ... Read more