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A stable outlook for Chinese home textile industry

A stable outlook for Chinese home textile industry

"Chinas’ home textile industry, during the first 11 months of 2018, maintained a steady growth rate. National Bureau of Statistics claims, around 1,861 home textile companies achieved total revenue of 193.302 billion yuan during January-November 2018, a year-on-year increase of 3.78 per cent and a decrease of 0.8... Read more

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

Efficient management, discipline to aid manufacturers tide over tough times

The Federal Reserve’s decision to lower interest rates this year has garnered diverse reactions from the US finance experts. Many advised caution to apparel manufacturers. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, Commercial Services, CIT Group points out apparel manufacturers should ensure their accounts receivable... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

Kingpins Amsterdam focuses on eco-friendly fabrics

"The recent edition of Kingpins Amsterdam, held on April 10 and 11, 2019 attracted the attention of several top international denim, jeanswear and fashion brands. However, attendance at this event was significantly lower than previous editions. This was mainly due to the cost cutting measures adopted by many companies.... Read more

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

Technology to mitigate the effects of fast fashion

"The concept of ‘fast fashion’ has ignited a media frenzy and intense backlash for the wide scale ramifications it has through its supply chain. This phenomenon has occurred over several decades, with the onset and expansion of globalisation. As trade barriers began to soften, major brands had the freedom t... Read more

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

EU leaders protest against Pakistan, trade commission upholds GSP+ grant

"There is growing discontent amongst EU leaders against Pakistan. EU’s home textile manufacturing sector recently accused Pakistan of distorting its textile manufacturing sector with cheap imports, poor quality, and a total lack of respect for labor and environmental rights, conditions which European manufacturer... Read more

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

India’s textile export sees positive growth in March ’19: CITI

"As per an analysis by CITI there has been a decline in exports of all textile products except cotton yarn/fabric/made-ups, handloom products etc, and carpet in March 2019 as compared to March 2018. However, exports of total textiles have shown a slight increase during the period. IIP of textiles in February 2019 went ... Read more

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations for Apr…

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations for April 2020 trade

Home Expo India 2019, a combination of three integral segments of Handicrafts sector i.e. Home-Textiles, Houseware and Furniture concluded here today at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. The premium expo, organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), registered visit of 556 overseas buye... Read more

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

"The not-so satisfactory 2018 results of luxury brands Tiffany, Ferragamo, Tod’s and Prada has not deterred them from maintaining a positive outlook for 2019. This is on account of improving brand sales. Ferragamo has already witnessed an improvement in its same-store sales. Similarly, Prada and Tiffany are still... Read more

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Not so long ago, buying secondhand clothes was considered low-class. These were bought in either charity shops of thrift stores at reduced prices. However, things changed with the resale market for secondhand fashion in the United States growing 21 times faster than retail sales of new clothing over the past three year... Read more

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo Inida 2019 the three in one exhibition comprising of Housewares and Decoratives, Furnishings, Floorings and Textiles and Furniture and Accessories opened today at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. Shri O.P. Prahladka, Chairman- EPCH, Shri Ravi K. Passi, Vice Chairman-EPCH, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Directo... Read more

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

"Fast Fashion is losing its sheen with brands not only stepping up their ethical standards of production but also implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies to transform their business processes. These initiatives are fructifying with brands witnessing bonus uplift in consumer loyalty."   Fast F... Read more

Fashion without designers helps companies reduce waste

Fashion without designers helps companies reduce waste

"Recent proliferation of data in the fashion industry is helping retailers and brands to analyse signals from the millions of customers and better predict what customers want. Companies are using algorithms and technology to use this data efficiently."   Recent proliferation of data in the fashion industry is he... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

"As the fashion industry warms up to the growing trend of sustainability, concepts of reusing and recycling are gathering momentum. However, it will be a while before these are universally adopted. The trend of fast fashion has increased overall consumption. This needs to change if we wish to make positive environmenta... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

In order to achieve its ambitious target of $8 billion worth of exports by 2025, Sri Lankan apparel sector is looking to first upscale access in emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil. The country will differentiate its products with quality standards and excellent product delivery to capture global demand. T... Read more

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

"The British fashion industry, over the past two years and nine months, has been preparing for an unforeseen future. As the UK voted to leave the European Union, a range of fashion and footwear businesses across the UK including manufacturers, brands, agencies and retailers are adopting various measures to mitigate the... Read more

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slow…

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slowdown

"Vietnam has been exporting unprocessed agriculture and other primary products to China for decades. Of late, there has been strong growth in its export of higher value agriculture products, including fruits, vegetables and other horticulture products and seafood. Vietnam also exports electronic and other manufactured ... Read more

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

"Recovering from the 2018 turmoil, US apparel imports in January 2019 increased 25 per cent to $7.57 billion. The country again sourced from its traditional markets – China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, etc in 2019. It had, in the second half of 2018, shifted its sourcing to nearby destinations of Central and Sout... Read more

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability and transparency, the two watchwords of the millennials, are now been actively taken up by the Gen Z. New and friendly brands of this generation are creating sustainable, authentic and transparent products and services that address the concerns and aspirations of Gen Z and build trust for the future. Th... Read more

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel exports

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel exports

"An analysis of the macro-trends and proprietary data of 100 top apparel exporters in India reveals, export value and shipments from major markets like the UAE have consistently fallen during the year. A report by US-based Drip Capital, a major provider of trade finance for SMEs in the sector, notes demand from key imp... Read more

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Accounting for over 82 per cent of total global retail ecommerce sales, the top five retail ecommerce markets will reach roughly $3.563 trillion this year. These markets will represent more than 85 per cent of worldwide retail ecommerce sales by the end of 2022. Topping this list will be China, whose retail e-commerce... Read more

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

"Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting four major international trade fairs this April. The Houseware Fair and the International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held from April 20-23 April, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This will be followed by the Gifts &am... Read more

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

"The ongoing trade standoff between the US and China is likely to affect not only the Chinese but also the US apparel industry. The war is already taking a toll on supply chains, with apparel companies pulling their sourcing away from China and moving to other Asian countries. These issues were the highlight of discuss... Read more

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Competition in the $60 billion global jeans market is heating up with major denim brands chalking out robust expansion plans. While Levi Strauss & Co. is going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise about $587 million, VF Corp plans to hive-off Wrangler and Lee into new entity Kontoor Brands. Gap and Old Nav... Read more

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Italy to host three-day Pitti Bimbo in June

Pitti Bimbo will be held in Italy, June 20 to 22, 2019. This children’s wear show will ho... Read more

Watchdog urges Bangladesh to fastrack setting up tribunal for worker’s case…

Graft watchdog Transparency International Bangladesh has recommended the formation of a speedy ... Read more

Vietnam feels China is a good partner

Vietnam and China are collaborating in the textile and garment sector. China and Vietnam hold a... Read more

Primark to add more retail space, open new stores this fiscal

Primark expects to add 950,000 sq ft of new selling space during the next financial year. This ... Read more

JIIPA to host India Trend Fair in Japan this July

India Trend Fair will be held in Japan from July 24 to 26, 2019. The event will feature fashion... Read more

A&E report highlights its sustainability initiatives

US-based American & Efird (A&E), a portfolio company of Elevate Textiles and the world&... Read more

Coimbatore hosts technical textile conclave

A conclave on technical textiles was held in Coimbatore, April 24, 2019. The aim was to create ... Read more

Global brands pressure Bangladesh factories for lower prices

Fashion companies constantly pressure Bangladesh’s garment suppliers to keep prices low a... Read more

Bangladesh denim apparel exports to the US decline

As per OTEXA’s recent import data, denim apparel exports from Bangladesh to the US declin... Read more

Bangladesh denim expo starts on May 2nd

Bangladesh denim expo will be held from May 2 to 3, 2019 and will host 63 exhibitors. Banglades... Read more

ASEAN to conclude RCEP negotiations by November 2019

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations expects to conclude negotiations for Asia-wide trade... Read more

Adidas and Reebok top transparency index

Adidas, Reebok and Patagonia are three of the most transparent fashion brands on the market, sa... Read more

Archroma partners with Pakistan’s textile institute to further research

Archroma has entered a partnership with the National Textile University in Pakistan. The partne... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics in September

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held in China, September 25 to 27, 2019. Despite ... Read more

World economic slowdown on the horizon

Risks to global economic growth are aplenty. A potential slowdown in China, trade wars, destabi... Read more

Pakistan organises TExpo in Lahore

Pakistan organised the second edition of Textile Expo (TExpo) in Lahore from April 11 to 14. Hu... Read more

Nike remains favored brand, Lululemon gaining ground among women

Nike’s athletic apparel offering is gaining mindshare among American consumers in four ca... Read more

CanopyStyle initiative adds three more brands

Canopy recently added three new fashion and apparel brands to its CanopyStyle initiative. With ... Read more

ITMF publishes IPCC 2018 report

The International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) has published International Productio... Read more

Ludhiana dyeing units raise rates

Dyeing units in Ludhiana have decided to increase their rates. One reason is increasing raw mat... Read more

US apparel imports increases 5.12 per cent in Jan-Feb ’19

The US registered 5.12 per cent growth in its value-wise imports during January to February 201... Read more

H&M gets transparent about each garment

H&M has launched product transparency for its garments. Each garment will feature details s... Read more

Momad to be held in September

Momad will be held in Spain from September 12 to 14, 2019. This is a fashion, footwear and acce... Read more

US denim imports up six per cent

For the first two months of the year imports of denim apparel by the US increased 6.03 per cent... Read more

Global textile colorant grows market at five per cent

The global textile colorant market is growing at five per cent. Textiles are used in home furni... Read more

Shandong emerges as textile hub

Shandong province in China has world class advanced textile industry clusters. After decades of... Read more

Denim brand Orta launches Biodesign Challenge

Orta has partnered with Biodesign Challenge which tasks teams from top design schools to create... Read more

Gap set goals for its brands

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Pakistan pursues export led growth strategy

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Bangladesh Fashionology Summit to focus on smart clothing

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Bangladesh: Accord should be allowed to continue

A premature cessation of Accord’s operations in Bangladesh would be a major setback for w... Read more

New fabric innovations drive active wear market

There have been several innovations in the active wear segment, especially in fabrics. Brands a... Read more

Report highlights plight of women workers in Asian factories

A recent report, even though 80 to 85 per cent of the workers in the Asian garment factories ar... Read more

Polartec and Kraig Biocraft Laboratories to introduce spider silk fabrics

Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, and Kraig Biocr... Read more

British brand Mulberry uses Aptos expertise for planning

British brand Mulberry has successfully implemented Aptos solutions for pre-season and in-seaso... Read more

Hyosung to showcase specialty recycled fibers at Performance Days exhibitio…

Participating for the first time Hyosung will exhibit a collection of specialty recycled fibers... Read more

Indian tariff levels within limits compared to other countries

Regardless of what the US says, India’s tariffs are not sky high. There are many countrie... Read more

Unspun develops 3D weaving machine to eliminate fabric waste

San Francisco-based Unspun, which touts itself as a zero-inventory store is developing a 3D wea... Read more

African cotton associations roots for cotton processing in Mali

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VF Corp’s gross margin improves

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Hemp features in Levi’s range

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