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Ethics and sustainability will help retailers boost activewear sales p…

Ethics and sustainability will help retailers boost activewear sales post lockdown

  COVID-19 and its subsequent lockdowns have failed to dampen the spirits of fitness freaks. Even as gyms and fitness studios remained closed, people got their endorphin fix at home. Hence, sales of activewear remained strong, says a Drapers Online report. May sales figures of John Lewis indicate, during the lo... Read more

Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things to be the future of fashio…

Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things to be the future of fashion

   Artificial Intelligence has become an integral part of the fashion industry in the last few years. As per a TechParker report, designers and brands are embracing latest AI technologies like chatbots and touchscreens to push up production and marketing limits Time and inventory with AI tools Some of th... Read more

COVID-19: Brands reevaluating luxury businesses in India

COVID-19: Brands reevaluating luxury businesses in India

  COVID-19 is leading to a reevaluation of the luxury business model in India. With the luxury market expected to contract 39 per cent in 2020, businesses across the country are being forced to either to adapt or perish, says latest McKinsey report. While some of these are resorting to new distribution channels... Read more

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers co…

As entire textile value chain sees a dip, manmade cellulosic fibers continues to grow

   Constrained by a slowdown in global economies and growing trade uncertainties, the International Monetary Fund revised its economic outlook in July 2018 from 3.9 per cent to just 2.9 per cent in January 2020. As per Textile Network, the IMF report cites weakening of large emerging markets and geopolitic... Read more

More brand involvement and supplier coordination can help solve labor …

More brand involvement and supplier coordination can help solve labor issues

  Labor related issues are becoming routine in the global fashion world. As a report in Fashion Law points out, last year laborers in a Bangladesh garment factory went on a week-long strike to protest against their low wages. Before that, laborers in a Zara factory protested against non-payment of dues while My... Read more

Government aid, risk evaluation can help reshore US apparel supply cha…

Government aid, risk evaluation can help reshore US apparel supply chain

  The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted apparel supply chains across the globe with companies now trying to balance their operational skills with flexibility and affordability. As David Simchi-Levi, Professor, MIT opines, the US-China trade war has compelled companies to reconsider their relationship with China. ... Read more

A digital-physical combine will help trade shows survive the pandemic

A digital-physical combine will help trade shows survive the pandemic

  With the direct-to-consumer model and digitization diminishing their importance, physical trade shows suffered even before the pandemic. A Business of Fashion (BoF) and MyKinsey’s State of Fashion 2020 report reveals, nearly 55 per cent brands and retailers view trade shows as having little or no releva... Read more

COVID-19 transforms GCC retail landscape as retailers switch to digita…

COVID-19 transforms GCC retail landscape as retailers switch to digital mode

  COVID-19 is revolutionizing GCC retail landscape with consumers increasingly embracing online retail channels, opined Hozefa Saylawala, Director-Sales Middle East, Zebra Technologies at a virtual roundtable organized by RetailME on Intelligent Orchestration of Retail Experience. As per Statista, an online tra... Read more

US apparel groups unite to ban forced labor in Xinjiang

US apparel groups unite to ban forced labor in Xinjiang

  Apparel groups in the US apparel have requested US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) department to block imports of China-made textile and apparel products as they are being made by forced labor in the Xinjiang region. If approved, this order can affect US textile and clothing imports worth millions of doll... Read more

EU and pan-Euro-Med textile businesses to get a boost with new legisla…

EU and pan-Euro-Med textile businesses to get a boost with new legislation on nearshoring

  The European Commission will soon introduce a new legislation to make it easy for textile manufacturers in the region to work with nearshore partners. The legislation will help textile businesses in the EU and pan-Euro-Med countries. It would enable EU textiles firms to make their fabric in Italy and send it ... Read more

Bangladesh RMG can recover lost ground with new initiatives

Bangladesh RMG can recover lost ground with new initiatives

  Since its inception 40 years ago, the RMG industry in Bangladesh has faced many regulatory hurdles. The sector now risks losing its position as the world’s second-largest apparel manufacturer to Vietnam. The RMG sector generates more than 84 per cent of Bangladesh’s export earnings. It also employ... Read more

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Yarn Expo to open on September 23

   As international trade shows are gradually getting back on schedule in China, t... Read more

Uniqlo launches first products from Re-Uniqlo intiative

   Fast Retailing’s Uniqlo has unveiled the first products to be launched fr... Read more

Next expects $388 million profit before tax for 2020

   British fashion stalwart Next expects a pre-tax profit of $388 million for 2020... Read more

New BrandZ reports reflects economic impact of COVID-19

   The 2020 BrandZ Top 75 Most Valuable Indian Brands report released by WPP and K... Read more

Curve-NPD Group team up for first Excellence Awards

   The virtual trade show circuit Curve and the market research firm NPD Group tea... Read more

72nd MBFWMadrid welcomes 6,000 visitors

   The 72nd edition of MBFWMadrid welcomed around 6,000 visitors from September 10... Read more

SAC, ZDHC, Textile Exchange, Apparel Impact Institute collaborate

   Sustainable Apparel Coalition, ZDHC Foundation, Textile Exchange and the Appare... Read more

Rebound in garment orders revives Bangladesh economy: Report

   As per a Hindustan Times report, a rebound in garment orders after demand crash... Read more

Wrangler launches new regenerative jean

   Spearheaded by the Ellen McArthur Foundation, Wrangler has launched a new jean ... Read more

US bans cotton imports from China

   To prevent goods suspected to have been made with forced labor from entering th... Read more

Rebound in garment orders revives Bangladesh economy: Report

   As per a Hindustan Times report, a rebound in garment orders after demand crash... Read more

Wrangler launches new regenerative jean

   Spearheaded by the Ellen McArthur Foundation, Wrangler has launched a new jean ... Read more

US bans cotton imports from China

   To prevent goods suspected to have been made with forced labor from entering th... Read more

RICCO, FICCI to organize Vastra 2020

   RIICO & FICCI will jointly organize the 7th edition of Vastra 2020 on a vir... Read more

Both men, women to increase fashion expenditure in Europe: IFM study

   A study conducted by the French Fashion Institute (IFM) found that despite the ... Read more

Extend the moratorium period for exports, urges TEA

   Raja Shanmugam, President, Tirupur Exporters Association has urged the governme... Read more