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China’s CPTPP membership could create hurdles for US’ textile industry

China’s CPTPP membership could create hurdles for US’ textile industry

  Textile and apparel companies have been on a high alert ever since China submitted its application to join the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). They believe China’s potential accession to the CPTPP could create unprecedented challenges for the West... Read more

Sustainability pressures compel brands to relook raw material choices

Sustainability pressures compel brands to relook raw material choices

   The pandemic has accelerated demand for clothes made from performance fabrics because of its moisture-wicking, anti-odor and cooling properties they offer. As per a Women’s Wear Daily report, consumers are seeking not just presentable but also versatile garments. This has created demand for fabric... Read more

Apparel dominates Brand Finance’s 2021 luxury brands list with 62% val…

Apparel dominates Brand Finance’s 2021 luxury brands list with 62% value

  In 2021, 62 per cent of the total value generated by the world’s top 50 valuable luxury and premium brands was from apparel brands reveals 2021 Luxury and Premium 50 report by Brand Finance. The report states, 30 apparel brands dominated the ranking. However, the value of these brands declined due to CO... Read more

Innovations to help China’s luxe brands retain sheen despite official …

Innovations to help China’s luxe brands retain sheen despite official crackdown

  New rules by China’s State Administration of Market Regulation for technology firms have halted the bull run of Chinese luxury e-commerce players, who enjoyed uninterrupted growth over the past 18 months. Jing Daily reports, the new rules direct government to fine luxury players for anti-competitive pra... Read more

PLI scheme will make Indian textile industry self-reliant

PLI scheme will make Indian textile industry self-reliant

  Fuelling industrial growth since the pre-British era, Indian textile industry is likely to reach a value of $300 billion by 2035. Currently, textile and apparel exports account for 11 per cent of India’s overall merchandize exports. Export growth is being driven by the growing urbanization and rising in... Read more

Innovation labs helping brands launch new, sustainable materials

Innovation labs helping brands launch new, sustainable materials

  The activewear industry has received a huge push in the last three years with brands from Adidas to Pangaia to Allbirds launching collections made with sustainable materials. While some of these collections are made with materials sourced from other companies, however, much of the materials is now being devel... Read more

Cotton prices to be bullish this year predict analysts

Cotton prices to be bullish this year predict analysts

  Cotton futures contract reached a 7.5-year high in August as falling global supply gave a boost to demand from China. A report by execution-only service provider Capital.com says, the benchmark intercontinental exchange (ICE) cotton contract for October delivery hit 96.27 cents a pound (lb) on August 27. Alth... Read more

Collaborations to be key for future textile industry growth

Collaborations to be key for future textile industry growth

  Collaborations are an important part of supply chain management in the textile industry. They help the industry create the right textile product for application. To highlight the importance of partnerships in the industry, MIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) published an instruction manual descr... Read more

Luxury brands join the resale bandwagon as demand for sustainability g…

Luxury brands join the resale bandwagon as demand for sustainability grows

  Over the next few years, the resale fashion market is expected to grow 11 times faster than the regular fashion market. By 2025, the clothing resale sector is estimated to reach $47 million, says a new report by resale marketplace Threadup in its 2021 Resale Report. Yet, many luxury brands continue to stay aw... Read more

Despite repeated calls, fashion industry fails to achieve sustainabili…

Despite repeated calls, fashion industry fails to achieve sustainability targets

  The fashion industry, a major polluter fails to achieve carbon neutrality despite repeated calls by environmentalists and experts. A new survey report by environmental nonprofit Stand.earth shows, around 75 per cent of 47 surveyed fashion and apparel companies do not use clean energy sources. They have been r... Read more

Hong Kong clothing manufacturers drive growth with new trends, technol…

Hong Kong clothing manufacturers drive growth with new trends, technologies

  Traditionally, one of the largest clothing exporters, Hong Kong saw a major decline in garment shipments in 2020. As a report by Research HKTDC shows, apparel exports from the nation dropped 34 per cent to HK$64 billion during the year. Domestic exports surged by 242 per cent year on year while re exports slu... Read more

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Shein plans pop-up store in Paris

   Chinese fashion e-tailer. Shein, has decided to open a temporary physical store... Read more

IPF report urges UK fashion leaders to create a circular fashion ecosystem

   The Circular Fashion Eco-system report led by the British Fashion Council&rsquo... Read more

GII Apparel Group to buy European luxury brand Sonia Rykiel

   G-III Apparel Group has signed an agreement to purchase European luxury fashion... Read more

French Connectiion receives takeover offer second largest shareholder

   Struggling UK fashion retailer French Connection has received a takeover offer ... Read more

US’ ban on Xianjiang cotton evokes mixed response from Japan’s apparel bran…

   The US ban on cotton originating from the Xinjiang region in China has evoked m... Read more

EU extends GSP Plus status for Pakistan till 2022

   The European Union (EU) has extended General System of Preferences (GSP) plus s... Read more

Kontoor Brands to launch Science-based targets for Wrangler and Lee brands

   Owner of the Wranger and Lee brands, Denim giant Kontoor Brands will launch bol... Read more

Duarte collaborates with C.L.A.S.S. Ecohub for Spring/Summer 2022 collectio…

   Portuguese brand Duarte plans to launch its Spring/Summer 2022 collection devel... Read more

M&S bets on casual fashion to drive growth

   No longer selling suits in its stores, Marks & Spencer now bets on casual f... Read more

India: GST rates increase, a huge setback for the garment industry

   Experts and businessmen believe, the government’s decision to increase GS... Read more

Duarte collaborates with C.L.A.S.S. Ecohub for Spring/Summer 2022 collectio…

   Portuguese brand Duarte plans to launch its Spring/Summer 2022 collection devel... Read more

M&S bets on casual fashion to drive growth

   No longer selling suits in its stores, Marks & Spencer now bets on casual f... Read more

India: GST rates increase, a huge setback for the garment industry

   Experts and businessmen believe, the government’s decision to increase GS... Read more

Lenzing incorporates Refibra technology in Tencel branded fibers

   Lenzing Group has incorporated the Refibra™ technology in carbon-zero Ten... Read more

IAF, ABIT, Euratex join hands for international conferences on European ind…

   International Apparel Federation (IAF), ABIT, the national association for the ... Read more

Messe Frankfurt announces dates for Heimtextil 2022

   German trade fair and event organizer Messe Frankfurt has announced dates for i... Read more