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Hybridizing on-site solutions, virtual reality help designers offer un…

Hybridizing on-site solutions, virtual reality help designers offer unique fashion experience

  Even as fashion houses like Dior, Burberry and Fendi plan new shows to showcase future collections, a sense of uncertainty looms over people attending these shows. As Milan-based psychologist and psychotherapist Laura Manigrasso says, these shows might evoke three types of responses from consumers. They may e... Read more

Make in India fuels revival of leather and chemical industries

Make in India fuels revival of leather and chemical industries

  The ‘Make in India’ sentiment is pervading across all Indian industries particularly leather and chemical industries which are pleading with the government to impose anti-dumping duty on import of Chinese footwear and chemicals like Sodium Sulphide and basic Chrome Sulphate. Both these industries... Read more

The USMCA deal to rewrite North American trade

The USMCA deal to rewrite North American trade

  For domestic textile manufacturers and importers in the US, the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is a like the medicine that though doesn’t cure but does not hurt either. These manufacturers view the agreement as an extension of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) that ruled tra... Read more

The pandemic, an opportunity to make or break US textiles, apparel ind…

The pandemic, an opportunity to make or break US textiles, apparel industry

  The Coronavirus outbreak across the US has exposed the country’s ineptness in manufacturing critical textile-related personal protective equipment (PPE) on an emergency scale. With great difficulty, factories across the country were able to manufacture the required products like face masks and gowns for... Read more

COVID-19: Redefining sustainability in the apparel industry

COVID-19: Redefining sustainability in the apparel industry

  Apparel manufacturers invested lot of money in sustainable technologies in the pre-COVID period. However, now many of these manufactures have shifted focus on producing cheaper goods as retailers and brands began demanding discounts on the agreed price for their orders. They even threatened to cancel orders p... Read more

Post COVID-19, denim retail to continue resonating with manufacturers

Post COVID-19, denim retail to continue resonating with manufacturers

  The denim industry has been integrating new fabric technologies and retail formats to boosts sales for a while. However, increasing unemployment and store closures are forcing the industry to face an unfamiliar retail landscape. These were some of the views presented at a Kingpins24 panel moderated by Edward ... Read more

Monforts denim promotes hemp fibre at Kingspins24

Monforts denim promotes hemp fibre at Kingspins24

  At the second Kingpins24 virtual denim show held in New York on June 23 and 24, the sustainable benefits of hemp fibre were referenced by many Monforts customers including AGI Denim, Artistic Milliners, Black Peony, Calik, Cone Denim, Naveena Denim Mills (NDM) and Orta. “Hemp is an easy to grow fibre w... Read more

American brands, landowners lock horns over rent payments, lease terms

American brands, landowners lock horns over rent payments, lease terms

  The ongoing pandemic is altering the retail landscape in America as brands and their landlords are suing each other over rent payments. Brands like Valentino and Victoria’s Secret are filing lawsuits against their landlords. Valentino has complained that landlords are trying to exit from their leases wh... Read more

Profits with a purpose to be the new dictum in the fashion industry

Profits with a purpose to be the new dictum in the fashion industry

  In its bid to prioritize profits over everything else, global fashion industry has been veering away from its original purpose for the last few years. The outbreak of COVID-19 has further exposed the industry’s deep-seated disregard for the environments. The only way forward is to infuse a social purpos... Read more

Retailers survive on debts as dwindling sales squeeze liquidity

Retailers survive on debts as dwindling sales squeeze liquidity

  The last few months have been extremely challenging for apparel retailers. As sales stagnated and revenues declined, many had to survive on borrowed capital. S&P Global Market Intelligence study affirms, apparel retail industry drew down $7.2 billion credit during closures. Specialty retailers also drew $... Read more

US apparel makers may continue PPE production post-COVID-19 as demand …

US apparel makers may continue PPE production post-COVID-19 as demand stays on

  As Coronavirus spread across the US, textile and apparel makers quickly diverted their production lines to manufacturing PPE items like face masks and hospital gowns that were in short supply. Though many apparel retailers and brands are anxious to return to core product lines, they may not be able to do so a... Read more

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UK retailers to develop net-zero roadmap for retail

   Next, Amazon UK, IKEA and Marks & Spencer (M&S) are among 20 major UK r... Read more

Fashion retailer Jerasia ventures into PPE production

   Apparel manufacturer and fashion retailer Jerasia Capital Bhd has ventured PPE ... Read more

Japan fashion retailers' report ease in coronavirus sales slump

   Two Japanese fashion retailers reported a ease in sales slump in June over the ... Read more

China’s T&C exports decline by 1.17%

   According to the statistics of the General Administration of Customs, from Janu... Read more

INDA’s World of Wipes and RISE 2020 Conferences transit to virtual format

  INDA is transitioning two conference events scheduled for August and September to an ... Read more

The 127th Canton Fair promotes international trade development

   The recently concluded 127th China Import and Export Fair (Canton Fair) promote... Read more

Size-inclusive brands gain in popularity

   The fashion search engine Stylight has been following inclusive brands that hav... Read more

Informa Cancels September trade shows

   Informa Markets has cancelled its September apparel and footwear trade shows in... Read more

Esprit to lay off 1,200 employees

   As a part of its ongoing restricting program, apparel chain Esprit plans to lay... Read more

Primark’s sales recover quicker than expected

   Primark’s sales have recovered quicker than expected since stores reopene... Read more

Informa Cancels September trade shows

   Informa Markets has cancelled its September apparel and footwear trade shows in... Read more

Esprit to lay off 1,200 employees

   As a part of its ongoing restricting program, apparel chain Esprit plans to lay... Read more

Primark’s sales recover quicker than expected

   Primark’s sales have recovered quicker than expected since stores reopene... Read more

Bangladesh’s export earnings decline by 18.45 per cent: BGMEA

  BGMEA reveals the Coronavirus pandemic has led to a significant decline in the countr... Read more

Clean Clothes Campaign launches new website for authentic data

   The Clean Clothes Campaign (CCC), the garment industry’s largest alliance... Read more

TEA accuses customs of jeopardizing knitwear units in Tirupur

   Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has accused the customs department of putti... Read more