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Brands explore new strategies to make the most of omnichannel retail

Brands explore new strategies to make the most of omnichannel retail

"Though six out of ten consumers use at least one digital channel for their shopping of apparels and garments, retailers still value the importance of physical stores. This is leading to the adoption of a combination of physical stores with digital channels to provide customers with wider choice. A recent Apparel Omnic... Read more

A humanistic approach to attack thoughtless clothes consumption

A humanistic approach to attack thoughtless clothes consumption

"A recent survey by McKinsey & Company reveals around 60 per cent of all clothes produced end up in incinerators or landfills within the first 12 months. People are buying new clothes in large quantities. Clothes production doubled between 2000 and 2014, with the number of garments purchased each year by average co... Read more

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

"It all began a year ago with the US administration, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, imposing a 25 per cent tariff on 818 categories of goods imported from China. This move further escalated into a major bilateral trade war between these two economic superpowers. Since then, US-based brands relying on C... Read more

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

"Not immune to the challenges of recession, unemployment and sustainability in consumption and production, India’s RMG exports has been hovering around $17 billion for the last few years. Increasing competition is making buyers more stringent about brand’s compliance to environment standards. They are also ... Read more

New innovations, strategies spurring growth of wool yarn

New innovations, strategies spurring growth of wool yarn

"Wool manufacturers are innovating with new crossbred yarns leading the way for the creation of trans-seasonal apparels and other innovative garments. Latest study by the Persistence Market Research reveals 2019 was a milestone year for wool yarn manufacturers as the market recovered from its sluggish period from 2014-... Read more

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

"Aiming to be a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen recently announced one of its most ambitious climate policies in the world that includes reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. The city will use its role and voice to make sustainability more attractive and speed up the transition of the in... Read more

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

"Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions jointly launched Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expects an even higher footfall over the com... Read more

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment glo…

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment globally

"A recent survey by Weave Services, a supply chain consulting firm that specialises in demand and production planning shows, leading apparel brands and sourcing offices are moving their bases out of China over concerns of access to raw materials and lead times. This surely offers a golden opportunity to India to establ... Read more

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly m…

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materials

"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more

Need for women’swear brands to regain their focus

Need for women’swear brands to regain their focus

"With several women’swear designers entering the menswear fold, the era for men’s fashion has arrived. Brands are launching new collections catering exclusively to mens’ fashion sense. In September 2018, designer PrabalGurung launched his first men's collection after nearly a decade in business. A mon... Read more

New and shorter recycling methods to combat fashion pollution

New and shorter recycling methods to combat fashion pollution

"The problem of waste in the fashion industry is getting bigger. Ariel Muller, Asia Pacific Managing Director of non-profit Forum for the Future, recently noted at the Ecosperity conference in Singapore, the fashion industry, which produces around 10 per cent of global carbon emissions is likely to produce over 26 per ... Read more

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

"As per the recent Deloitte report, ‘Global Fashion & Luxury Private Equity and Investors Survey 2019,’ mergers and acquisitions in the luxury industry increased to 265 in 2018. Of this, 75 deals were recorded in the luxury hotel sector while the luxury goods sector recorded 145 deals. Of this, 73 deals... Read more

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of ho…

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of hour

"Many apparel producers, brands and retailers are making a lot of noise about their sustainability initiatives, but in reality little progress has been made as more and more clothes are being thrown into the landfills every year. To deal with this, brands need to increase investments in sustainability and also cut down... Read more

Now, brands move from customised to made-to-measure clothes

Now, brands move from customised to made-to-measure clothes

"Not so thin women do not have to contend with ill-fitting and uncomfortable clothes anymore. Brands these days are extending their size ranges to cater to more diverse body shapes. Some of them are adopting newer technologies to create made-to-measure clothes that fit their customers like second skin."   Not so... Read more

Menswear becomes smart with new design and color trends

Menswear becomes smart with new design and color trends

"Marian Park, Fashion Editor, WGSN sets out key trends for menswear for the season. As per Park trends are full of contradictions. While tailoring is slouchy, streetwear is refined. The continuous adoption of new trends is creating a smart and casual menswear that is not only versatile but also of utmost value to consu... Read more

 
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JC Penney forays into resale clothing business

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US sports goods affected by tariffs

With higher tariffs, US consumers have to pay more for sports footwear and apparel. Sports equi... Read more

US to shorten list of items in new tariff list

Amid pressure from US businesses and concerns about effects of trade war’s on the economy... Read more

Supply chains remain obsolete

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With higher tariffs, US consumers have to pay more for sports footwear and apparel. Sports equi... Read more

US to shorten list of items in new tariff list

Amid pressure from US businesses and concerns about effects of trade war’s on the economy... Read more

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Pakistan’s move to stop import of products from India or of Indian origin is not expected... Read more

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US apparel industry opposes tariffs

The apparel industry in the US supports maintaining strong trading ties with China and voices o... Read more

Pakistan’s ban on imports may not hurt India

Pakistan’s move to stop import of products from India or of Indian origin is not expected... Read more

Fashion patents gain in significance

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Chinese garments are coming to India via Bangladesh. Cotton garments such as trousers, shorts a... Read more

Costs push up US apparel prices

US apparel prices are on the rise. With rising cost of raw materials and inputs that go into fi... Read more

Luxury players acquire companies in adjacent sectors

As per Deloitte’s latest Deal Monitor report, of the 265 mergers and acquisitions that to... Read more