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Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

"With 1014 exhibitors from 25 countries, Texworld Paris once again asserted their dominance as undisputed leaders of sourcing for fabrics, components, trimmings and materials for the clothing industry. Spread across three halls in September, these remarkable events for anyone involved in creating fashion proved to be a... Read more

Digital transformation in retail to help brands tide over difficult times

Digital transformation in retail to help brands tide over difficult times

"With the recession leading to the rise of numerous direct-to-consumers brands that offer quality, value and luxury at affordable prices, traditional retailers are scrambling to modernise their stores. Caught unawares by the rise of new, modern consumer, these retailers began redesigning their brick and mortar stores a... Read more

Tariff impact dominates discussions at New York apparel shows

Tariff impact dominates discussions at New York apparel shows

"Though buyers at the recently held New York City trade shows - -Coterie, Moda, Fame for Apparel and The Accessories Show-pondered over new collections for the Spring/Summer 2020 and Fall/Winter 2019 seasons; increasing tariffs on US imports fueling a trade war between the US and China, dominated most of their discussi... Read more

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

"Though a Bureau of Economic Analysis NIPA table notes Americans spent $391.5 billion on their clothing and footwear in 2018, their share of disposable income on these items declined from 3.8 per cent in 2007 to 3.0 per cent in 2019. Even more alarming is the fact that their global share of expenditure on fashion was o... Read more

15th Interferliere Shanghai welcomes exhilarating number of visitors

15th Interferliere Shanghai welcomes exhilarating number of visitors

"The 15th edition of Interfilière Shanghai, which concluded on Sept. 27th, 2019, welcomed an exhilarating record numbers of visitors. The 2-day trade fair also welcomed 150 exhibitors, representing 15 countries and regions, with wider range of offerings from fibers, fabrics, lace, accessories, embroidery, OEM &a... Read more

Time to set a new paradigm in knitwear production

Time to set a new paradigm in knitwear production

"Tailored Industry, Co-founded by Alex Tschopp, believes many knitwear brands today are forced to plan lengthy production cycles and undertake astronomically high order quantities which prevents them from launching new collections. Their chronic overproduction also results in vast quantities of unwanted apparel ending ... Read more

Product differentiation to help denim industry tide over 2020 recession

Product differentiation to help denim industry tide over 2020 recession

"As was evident from the 2008 recession, the global denim industry is not immune to the effects of economic crisis that looms large in 2020. The 2008 recession hit the denim industry like a storm. It set new standards of the focus of many brands shifting to newer markets such as Asia. Consumers could no longer spend $3... Read more

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon textile…

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon textile and clothing industry

"The upcoming Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing, to be held from October 17-18, 2019 in Marrakech, will offer international buyers and retailers a complete overview of the Moroccan textile and clothing industry by focusing on varied topics ranging from fast fashion to sustainable production."   The upcoming Maroc i... Read more

Volatile market, unstable prices compel Chinese weavers to wait and watch

Volatile market, unstable prices compel Chinese weavers to wait and watch

Even though the September-October period is known as the peak season for sale of rayon grey fabric in China, the market did not perform as well as expected. Production in weaving mills of Gaomi, Nantong and Shijazhuang surpassed sales leading to a lot of unsold inventory. Fabric mills in Shandong, Hebei, Shaanxi and Zh... Read more

US-China trade war saps world economy, affects livelihoods globally

US-China trade war saps world economy, affects livelihoods globally

"The US-China trade war is threatening the health of global economy as world trade is deteriorating rapidly. During the current year, trade is expected to expand by only 1.2 per cent, its weakest growth since 2009. The WTO has warned that intensifying trade conflicts may pose a direct threat to jobs and livelihoods, be... Read more

With 698 exhibitors and 54, 202 visitors, CHIC Shanghai ends September edit…

With 698 exhibitors and 54, 202 visitors, CHIC Shanghai ends September edition on a successful note

"The autumn edition of CHIC Shanghai from 25 to 27 September 2019 ended on a successful note. The exhibition recorded 698 exhibitors and 718 brands from 10 countries and 54,202 trade visitors. The exhibitors displayed their new collections on 62,000 square meters at the National Exhibition & Convention Center. CHIC... Read more

International Sourcing Expo to weave new path for jute lifestyle products

International Sourcing Expo to weave new path for jute lifestyle products

"This year, the International Sourcing Expo Australia will welcome the Jute Product Development and Export Promotion Council (JPDEPC) and around 10 of their member organisations who will showcase the benefits of jute to the Australian market. The expo, co-located with Footwear and Leather Show Australia and China Cloth... Read more

Fashion for All gains popularity as brands transcend size, gender boundarie…

Fashion for All gains popularity as brands transcend size, gender boundaries

"For decades, most retailers and brands focused on traditional sizing with a few plus size offerings (beyond size 0-12) often hidden at the back of the store. However, it is no longer acceptable for brands to cater only to a specific size or body type. They are now reaching beyond the norm into new categories and produ... Read more

Product and service innovations to help US mitigate trade war effects

Product and service innovations to help US mitigate trade war effects

"The past one and half year has been like a roller-coaster ride for the US textile market. During this period, the market witnessed several ups and downs mainly on account of the Sino-US trade war. Stakeholders Exhibitors at the recent edition of New York Show, wished this war to end quickly and the Sino-US economic an... Read more

Sustainability and innovations rule Premiere Vision Paris F/W 2020-21

Sustainability and innovations rule Premiere Vision Paris F/W 2020-21

"Held from September 17-19, 2019, latest edition of Premiere Vision in Paris showcased innovations for F/W 2020-21. Well-attended by top international buyers and insiders, the show held a number of meetings and networking activities. Focusing on sustainability, the fair displayed several new age materials and products ... Read more

Pakistan needs to evaluate policies while vying for top slot in global text…

Pakistan needs to evaluate policies while vying for top slot in global textile market

"The war for the best apparel maker crown is getting hotter with Pakistan joining the race alongside Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh. However, as the country aspires to reach the top, it first needs to check the availability of a suitable product category, materials required, labor cost and skill, workers’ r... Read more

Denim makers need to innovate, follow trends to tap GenZ consumers

Denim makers need to innovate, follow trends to tap GenZ consumers

"The denim industry has always adopted a laidback attitude with very few innovations in the classic blue jeans. However, the decline of department stores, rapid influx of fast fashion and the rise of athleisure has threatened the stronghold of denim with consumers now being inclined more towards casual and comfortable ... Read more

New challenges await Bangladesh as it gears up for LDC status

New challenges await Bangladesh as it gears up for LDC status

"Year 2024 will prove to be a milestone for Bangladesh as the country will graduate from being a Least Developed Country to a developing country. This will bring along a number of new challenges particularly its impact on the readymade garments industry. The industry will have to address issues like: How RMG entreprene... Read more

Brands step their sustainability efforts as consumer pressure mounts

Brands step their sustainability efforts as consumer pressure mounts

"Consumers across the globe are raising their voice against the inaction of brands and governments on climate change. Protest of young consumers, led by teen activists like Greta Thunberg, is compelling companies to embrace sustainability. Various clothing brands are adopting sustainability by using eco-friendly fabric... Read more

Indian apparel exports to stabilise in FY20 despite odds

Indian apparel exports to stabilise in FY20 despite odds

"Credit rating agency ICRA’s latest research suggests, Indian apparel exports will continue to grow for the rest of the year, however the pace of growth will slow down as multiple challenges looming on the horizon, are a challenge for exporters to meet targets. Reviving after two consecutive years of decline... Read more

Transparency gains traction as consumers seek to improve brand loyalty

Transparency gains traction as consumers seek to improve brand loyalty

"Growing awareness about sustainable and ethical fashion is encouraging the fashion industry to become more transparent about its operations. Today, consumers are more concerned about the origin of their clothes than they were earlier. They are now familiar with every aspect of their garment’s production includin... Read more

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after China

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after China

"With both Bangladesh and Vietnam registering steady export growth, competition between the two countries to become the next manufacturing destination alongside China is becoming intense. Statistics reveal, Bangladesh is the second largest and Vietnam the third largest apparel exporter in the world. While Bangladesh is... Read more

Brands gear up to tap the growing female sportswear market

Brands gear up to tap the growing female sportswear market

"Women power is gaining prominence in 2019 as many female sportspersons are setting records in some of the world’s historically male sports. This was particularly evident when Cori ‘Coco’ Gauff become the youngest player to qualify for Wimbledon and the USA’s women’s soccer team won their ... Read more

Brands look for a seal of approval with sustainability certificates

Brands look for a seal of approval with sustainability certificates

"With most brands today swearing by their sustainability initiatives, it has become difficult for retailers to distinguish between genuine and fake adopters. Therefore, retailers are now planning to acquire sustainability certificates that help them establish and enforce their environmental quality standards. These cer... Read more

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US may suspend tariff increases

The US may suspend the October 15 tariff increases on imports from China. This comes as welcome... Read more

WPT Nonwovens obtains GOTS certification

WPT Nonwovens has received the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) Version 5 certification. ... Read more

Survey reveals public disinterest in US-China trade war

A new survey of 1,057 U.S. consumers by supply chain software provider JDA reflects relative pu... Read more

IAF sponsors the Keqiao World Textile Merchandising Conference

The IAF sponsored the second edition of the Keqiao World Textile Merchandising Conference held ... Read more

H&M acquires majority stake in re-commerce firm Sellpy

H&M Group has acquired a majority stake in Sellpy, a re-commerce platform that sells second... Read more

Future Retail to acquire retail infrastructure assets of Future Enterprises

With Future Retail announcing its intention to acquire retail infrastructure assets from group ... Read more

Finisterre launches garment bags made from Aquapak polymer

Finisterre has become the first fashion brand to use garment bags made from Aquapak polymer. Th... Read more

China brand value up 40 per cent

According to valuation consultancy, Brand Finance China’s value increased by 40 per cent ... Read more

Buyers’ to increase Bangladesh sourcing in 2019

According to recent study by the US Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), despite slipping to t... Read more

APTMA urges government to withdraw duty, taxes on cotton import

Expressing serious concern over lower cotton output, the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association... Read more

Textile Forum to showcase 100 fabric collections

To be held from October 16-17, 2019 in London, Textile Forum will showcase around 100 collectio... Read more

BLE 2020 welcomes record number of visitors

Brand Licensing Europe (BLE) 2020, which took place at the UK’s ExCeL London, welcomed 8,... Read more

C.L.A.S.S. to display products at Textile Exchange Conference

C.L.A.S.S., the global platform for sustainable materials, fibers and textiles for the fashion ... Read more

Vietnam exports up nine per cent

Vietnam’s exports of garment-textile products in the first nine months of 2019 were up 9.... Read more

Taiwan hosts textile show

Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show (TITAS) took place in Taiwan from October 7 to 9, 20... Read more

Nike is top choice among US teens

When it comes to fashion and footwear US teens prefer sports brands. For Generation Z, -- those... Read more

Indonesia restricts textile imports

Indonesia will tighten restrictions on textile imports. The restriction is aimed at protecting ... Read more

Heimtextil to present extended range of printing and processing machines

At its upcoming edition – from January 7 to 10, 2020 – Heimtextil will present an e... Read more

India wants easier access to China

India wants China to provide easier access to its products. China used to be a big buyer of Ind... Read more

H&M acquires majority stake in Sellpy

H&M is now the majority shareholder in Sellpy, a re-commerce platform that sells secondhand... Read more

French textile machinery offers varied services

French textile machinery manufacturers are technology partners for hardware, software and servi... Read more

Amsterdam Denim Days this month

Amsterdam Denim Days will be held on October 25 to 26, 2019. Amsterdam Denim Days is a denim an... Read more

Welspun India to be debt-free in five years

Welspun India, one of the largest suppliers of home textiles globally to retailers like Walmart... Read more

UK scores in clean apparel manufacturing

Emissions created by manufacturing clothes in the UK are lower than those created by a similar ... Read more

Philippines apparel exports down four per cent

Philippines’ apparel exports dropped four per cent from January to July in 2019 compared ... Read more

TTF highlights latest textile developments at Intertextile Shanghai

The Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF), an organisation coordinating an industry of multiple marke... Read more

Noida apparel units struggle

The apparel industry in Noida is struggling. Sales have gone down 25 per cent in the last six m... Read more

Karnataka textile policy fails to achieve intended target

As per the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the Karnataka textile policy 2013-18 faile... Read more

Burberry wilts under Hong Kong pressure

The Hong Kong protests could hurt Burberry. The impact on the British luxury firm in the short ... Read more

Interfiliere driven by business

Interfilière Shanghai was held September 26 to 27, 2019. This highly anticipated editio... Read more

Bangladesh to seek GSP plus facility from EU

Bangladesh is planning to seek the GSP-plus facility from the EU as it is set to graduate into ... Read more

Bangladesh loses competitive edge

Bangladesh’s competitiveness is eroding owing to weakening macroeconomic stability, deter... Read more

HKTDC to organise nine fairs from Sep-Nov 2019

Te Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises over 30 exhibitions in Hong Kong every... Read more

Canopy partners with ZDHC

Canopy and ZDHC are partnering to increase their collaborative work toward taking on the negati... Read more

Yarn units in Pakistan want duty free cotton

Yarn manufacturers in Pakistan want cotton imports to be duty-free. The country needs to import... Read more

US knit fabric revenue up two per cent

In 2018, revenue of the US knit fabric market rose 2.6 per cent. Knit fabric consumption, howev... Read more

Watch out for Turkey at Australian footwear show

Turkey will have a significant presence at International Sourcing Expo and Footwear and Leather... Read more

Puma re-launches swimwear range

Sportswear company Puma has launched its new swimwear collection, the first since they disconti... Read more

Nitin Spinners expands market share

Nitin Spinners has a number of initiatives underway for expanding its market share. A leading p... Read more

Pakistan working on new textile policy

Pakistan is drawing up a comprehensive textile policy with the aim is to increase the country&r... Read more