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China, a treasure house for luxury sportswear collaborations

China, a treasure house for luxury sportswear collaborations

  China is waking up to a new trend of luxury sportswear collaborations. This can be seen from the recent influx of collections for example, Dior x Descente collection, AK Skis, POC men’s collection for skiing, Prada and Adidas’ new collection for sailors and Jil Sander x Arc’teryx collection ... Read more

Vietnam’s market expansion to Northern Europe, Australia can help avoi…

Vietnam’s market expansion to Northern Europe, Australia can help avoid trade restrictions

  Aiming to achieve $39 billion in exports this year, the Vietnamese garment and textile industry has moved away from high-end apparels to mid-range and convenient products, says Vu Duc Giang, Chairman, Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association. Enterprises in the country are increasingly moving to making protect... Read more

COVID-19 Lessons: Retailers are more prepared for future calamities

COVID-19 Lessons: Retailers are more prepared for future calamities

  COVID-19 has taught apparel retailers some very important lessons and that is: shifting retail online can be lucrative. Many retailers like China’s JD.com and India’s Arvind shifted operations to online platforms and emerged successfully from this crisis. Similarly, SMEs either ventured online on ... Read more

Garment workers bear the brunt of COVID-19 as brands cancel orders

Garment workers bear the brunt of COVID-19 as brands cancel orders

  Though the pandemic affected the entire fashion sector, its impact on workers was massive. Halting of thousands in-progress or finished order by retailers led to revenues worth $22billion being stuck with brands, says Scott Nova, Executive Director, Workers Rights Consortium, a labor rights advocacy group. Th... Read more

Government schemes, FTAs can boost India’s MMF exports in future

Government schemes, FTAs can boost India’s MMF exports in future

  The unlocking of Indian economy has helped revive demand for MMF fibers in the country. As a report by Textile Value Chain highlights, from October to December 2020, fall in MMF production was restricted to the range of 3 to 6 per cent as against a cumulative decline 18.2 per cent Y-o-Y during April-December ... Read more

Flexible labor laws, innovations can help India regain lost position i…

Flexible labor laws, innovations can help India regain lost position in global textile, clothing market

  As per Comtrade figures, till 2017 India was the world’s second largest exporter of textiles and clothing after China. However, since 2019, India’s rank dropped to 5th position with the country experiencing negative 1 per cent CAGR in the past five calendar years. Lack of total garment package so... Read more

India needs to build on momentum to strengthen global position in PPE …

India needs to build on momentum to strengthen global position in PPE market

  The pandemic saw India emerge as the world’s second largest manufacturer of PPE kits, after China. The textile ministry encouraged many manufacturers to venture into PPE production essential for the fight against COVID-19, says a India Today report. Initially, manufacturers were apprehensive about enter... Read more

Year 2021 to see greater convergence of fashion with the digital world

Year 2021 to see greater convergence of fashion with the digital world

  Even in an ultra-tough market, the digital world is helping fashion sector connect with customers, says Mark Sinnock, Chief Strategy Officer, Havas Group. Brands are introducing consumer engagement strategies to attract buyers to shop with them. They are also encouraging industry peers to work with Black-owne... Read more

Online shoppers move away from discounts focus on safety and quality

Online shoppers move away from discounts focus on safety and quality

  COVID-19 has reemphasized the importance of quality, especially while buying FMCG products. Earlier, Indian consumers let discounts determine most of their purchase decisions. However, now they are looking for value-added products, says a report by Bengaluru-based research firm RedSeer Consulting. As per Busi... Read more

British fashion houses looks for innovations as Brexit complicates bus…

British fashion houses looks for innovations as Brexit complicates business

  The British fashion industry is facing its toughest times as noted designers including JW Anderson, Erdem and Christopher Kane have opted out of this year’s London Fashion Week that begins today. And Burberry, which plans to participate in the show, will release only its menswear collection, deferring t... Read more

Struggling for eight years, Adidas puts Reebok on sale

Struggling for eight years, Adidas puts Reebok on sale

  After a challenging era, when its annual revenue shrunk $2bilion in the eight years since its acquisition, Adidas has finally put Reebok up for sale. In the past eight years, Reebok closed almost half its stores in North America besides deviating from its original aim of being a sportswear brand. As per a Bu... Read more

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Redress Design Award partners with VF Corp for 11th edition

   Organised by environmental NGO Redress with Create Hong Kong of the Government ... Read more

Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Rwanda in June 2021

   Associated with Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), this year&rsq... Read more

Vestiaire Collective launches new €178 million financing round

   France’s Vestiaire Collective has launched a new €178 million ($ 216... Read more

PMI declines by 1.8 per cent in January

   As per the Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) ‘R... Read more

China’s textile industry grows despite pandemic

   At the 15th Annual Conference of the China Textile Roundtable Forum hosted by t... Read more

BTPL expands Tarapur plant production

   India's largest single-roof state-of-the-art fabric processing facility, BRFL T... Read more

AP Chambers requests for Integrated Mega Textile Park in Andhra Pradesh

   In a letter to Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Andhra Pradesh Chamb... Read more

PRGMEA appeals for duty-free import of fabrics under DTRE

   Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) ... Read more

Bangladesh appeals against Indonesia’s safeguard duty on apparel exports

   Bangladesh has appealed against Jakarta's imposition of safeguard duty on expor... Read more

Philippine garment factories expect new orders worth $500 million

   Global fashion brands are expected to grant Philippine garment factories new or... Read more

PRGMEA appeals for duty-free import of fabrics under DTRE

   Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PRGMEA) ... Read more

Bangladesh appeals against Indonesia’s safeguard duty on apparel exports

   Bangladesh has appealed against Jakarta's imposition of safeguard duty on expor... Read more

Philippine garment factories expect new orders worth $500 million

   Global fashion brands are expected to grant Philippine garment factories new or... Read more

Pakistan to introduce new textile policy to maintain current growth tempo

   As per Asad Umar, Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initia... Read more

Build a more sustainable fashion supply chain, report urges Brazil

   A new report says, Brazil needs to build a more sustainable fashion supply chai... Read more

Digital Premiere Vision records over 30,000 sessions

   Textile/apparel trade show Première Vision Paris has reported that its D... Read more