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US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

"It all began a year ago with the US administration, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, imposing a 25 per cent tariff on 818 categories of goods imported from China. This move further escalated into a major bilateral trade war between these two economic superpowers. Since then, US-based brands relying on C... Read more

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

"Not immune to the challenges of recession, unemployment and sustainability in consumption and production, India’s RMG exports has been hovering around $17 billion for the last few years. Increasing competition is making buyers more stringent about brand’s compliance to environment standards. They are also ... Read more

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

"Aiming to be a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen recently announced one of its most ambitious climate policies in the world that includes reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. The city will use its role and voice to make sustainability more attractive and speed up the transition of the in... Read more

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

"Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions jointly launched Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expects an even higher footfall over the com... Read more

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment glo…

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment globally

"A recent survey by Weave Services, a supply chain consulting firm that specialises in demand and production planning shows, leading apparel brands and sourcing offices are moving their bases out of China over concerns of access to raw materials and lead times. This surely offers a golden opportunity to India to establ... Read more

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly m…

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materials

"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

Fashion and luxury sectors grow with new acquisitions and innovations

"As per the recent Deloitte report, ‘Global Fashion & Luxury Private Equity and Investors Survey 2019,’ mergers and acquisitions in the luxury industry increased to 265 in 2018. Of this, 75 deals were recorded in the luxury hotel sector while the luxury goods sector recorded 145 deals. Of this, 73 deals... Read more

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of ho…

A structural approach to tackling sustainability in fashion need of hour

"Many apparel producers, brands and retailers are making a lot of noise about their sustainability initiatives, but in reality little progress has been made as more and more clothes are being thrown into the landfills every year. To deal with this, brands need to increase investments in sustainability and also cut down... Read more

Faisalabad, Pakistan’s Manchester faces a crisis, workers rally agains…

Faisalabad, Pakistan’s Manchester faces a crisis, workers rally against new taxes

"The textile industry in Faisalabad, known as the little Manchester of Pakistan, has been facing a severe financial crisis ever since the federal government announced its 2019-20 budget. The government has imposed a 17 per cent sales tax on the textile sector, which resulted in several processing units going on strikes... Read more

Shipments of spinning machinery rise while knitting machinery decline …

Shipments of spinning machinery rise while knitting machinery decline ’18

"The latest results of the 41st annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) shows, there was an increase 1.5 per cent and 13 per cent in global shipment of new short-staple spindles and open-end rotors to the world spinning industry in 2018. Similarly, shipment of draw-texturing spindles increase... Read more

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

Brands make sustainability inherent to their operations

"Even though in the Global Fashion Agenda, sustainability has been this season’s must have accessory, almost half of fashion industry is yet to take any action on it. The term has been reduced to self-serving market jargon used by brands to perk up sales. As Orsola de Castro, Co-Founder of Fashion Revolution note... Read more

Stäubli’s extensive range attracts visitors at ITMA 2019

Stäubli’s extensive range attracts visitors at ITMA 2019

"Stäubli presented a wide range of its latest textile machinery at its two booths at ITMA 2019. Additionally, Stäubli solutions for frame and Jacquard weaving were also seen at other booths throughout the weaving hall. Visitors to these booths learned about Stäubli’s vision for Industry 4.0 an... Read more

E-commerce boosts fashion business, AI aiding segment

E-commerce boosts fashion business, AI aiding segment

"At the recent seminar held hosted at the 26th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, industry leaders discussed latest trends in fashion and how the industry can identify new opportunities in this industry. The seminar was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). Titled "New Retail Era: 'Fashio... Read more

Archroma offers new range of high wet-fast disperse dyes at ITMA 2019

Archroma offers new range of high wet-fast disperse dyes at ITMA 2019

"Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions, launched its new Foron® SP-WF, a range of high wet-fast disperse dyes for sportswear and active wear applications, at the ITMA exhibition."   Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainab... Read more

African trade to get a boost with the Rules of Origin

African trade to get a boost with the Rules of Origin

"A new report, Economic Development in Africa 2019, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Rules of origin may have a deep impact on African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). As these rules specify the criteria needed to determine the made-in label for a product, they will boost the... Read more

Budget 2019-20: Textiles allocation reduced, FDI norms for single bran…

Budget 2019-20: Textiles allocation reduced, FDI norms for single brand retail relaxed

"Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her maiden budget in Modi 2.0 government. However, the textiles sector seems to have been low on her priority list as the Budget allocation for textiles has been reduced to Rs 5831.48 crore in fiscal 2019-20 from Rs 6,943.26 in the last fiscal. Total textile infrastructure... Read more

Comsat equips Tecmat sectional wrapping machine with EltexEyETM

Comsat equips Tecmat sectional wrapping machine with EltexEyETM

Comsat is equipping its latest Tecmat sectional warping machine for weaving preparation with the new EltexEyETM yarn tension monitoring system. Unlike yarn tension monitors that are fitted solely on the weft insertion systems of weaving machines, the new Eltex technology is for the warping process prior to weaving &... Read more

The Japan observatory AW to showcase innovative fabrics at Milano Unic…

The Japan observatory AW to showcase innovative fabrics at Milano Unica 2020

"The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially selected Japanese companies in business booths; totaling 30 companies and groups, alongside PR and Trend booths will showcase new trends and an index presenting highlighted fabrics at Milano Unica 2020 AW."   The Japan Observatory - a convergence of specially... Read more

8th edition of HGH India inaugurated in Mumbai

8th edition of HGH India inaugurated in Mumbai

"The 8th edition of HGH India 2019, the annual trade show for Home Textiles, Home Décor, Gifts & Houseware in India, was inaugurated by Shantamanu Development Commissioner, Handicrafts along with Arun Roongta, Managing Director of HGH India and other dignitaries from the industry."   The 8th edition o... Read more

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

ROICA™ to display five unique yarn groups at Interfiliere 2019

"ROICA™ - the pioneer of innovative stretch fibers, will display five unique yarns groups under the themes of Heritage, innovation and lifestyle at Interfiliere 2019. The Heritage theme will focus on the ROICA Eco-Smart™ family which offers two new sustainable solutions. The first includes ROICA™... Read more

Cotton consumption to outpace production in 2018-19

Cotton consumption to outpace production in 2018-19

"According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 million tonne in 2018/19, with projected totals of 26.7 million tonne and 25.7 million tonne, respectively."   According to the July edition of Cotton, If trends hold, consumption will outpace production by 1 milli... Read more

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Championshi…

British Wool to sponsor 2019 Shearing & Handling World Championships

"British Wool will sponsor the England, Scotland and Wales teams at the 2019 Shearing & Wool Handling World Championships. The Championships, to be held in Le Dorat, France from July 01-07 July, 2019, will see the teams from England, Scotland and Wales face competitors from over 20 countries, up to 300 shearer... Read more

Archroma launches new liquid sulfur blue dye at ITMA 2019

Archroma launches new liquid sulfur blue dye at ITMA 2019

"Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions launched Diresul® Smartdenim Blue, a liquid sulfur blue dye designed to mimic indigo at ITMA 2019. The new product will be the core of Archroma's Indigo Reflection, a coloration system that behaves like indigo, with an ev... Read more

 
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Demand for wool slumps

Wool’s supply and retail chain is facing difficulties. A glut of shopping space, stores a... Read more

Garment workers toil in Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s garment industry is booming and setting export records but workers struggle ... Read more

CITI urges government to extend tax incentive scheme to textile industry

CITI has asked the government to extend the tax incentive scheme to the entire textile industry... Read more

Weavers shut shop in Surat

Prior to GST, there were 6.50 lakh power loom machines in Surat. Post-GST, the total number of ... Read more

Manmade fibers replace cotton

The manmade fiber industry contributes two per cent to India’s GDP and provides jobs to o... Read more

Weavers protest anti-dumping duty on imported yarn

Powerloom weavers in the country’s largest manmade fiber sector have decided to protest a... Read more

Itochu to support Ethiopian textile industry

Japanese trading house Itochu will provide support for Africa’s textile industry, startin... Read more

Global spandex market growing at 10 per cent

The global spandex market is growing at 10.3 per cent. Spandex is a manufactured fiber in which... Read more

Eurovet awards 200 European boutiques

Eurovet, the organiser of the Salon International de la Lingerie and Unique by Mode City, organ... Read more

Drop in Vietnam yarn exports to China

The value of Vietnam’s yarn exports to China has decreased by 2.5 per cent. The reason is... Read more

Sourcing at Magic showcases concepts based on collaboration, innovation

The Sourcing at Magic event highlighted garment concepts that hinge on collaboration, innovatio... Read more

JC Penney forays into resale clothing business

JC Penney is foraying into the second-hand clothing business in partnership with online consign... Read more

Supply chains remain obsolete

Automation and AI have become integral parts of nearly every industry, including fashion. But w... Read more

US sports goods affected by tariffs

With higher tariffs, US consumers have to pay more for sports footwear and apparel. Sports equi... Read more

Pakistan’s ban on imports may not hurt India

Pakistan’s move to stop import of products from India or of Indian origin is not expected... Read more

Brazilian cotton output to increase by 32.9 per cent

Data released by CONAB shows, Brazilian cotton output may increase by 32.9 per cent to reach 2.... Read more

Cambodia approves 153 investment projects

In the first half of this year, the Council for the Development of Cambodia approved 153 invest... Read more

US apparel industry opposes tariffs

The apparel industry in the US supports maintaining strong trading ties with China and voices o... Read more

Pakistan’s ban on imports may not hurt India

Pakistan’s move to stop import of products from India or of Indian origin is not expected... Read more

Uganda develops new strategy for the textile sector

Uganda has developed a new strategy for its cotton, textiles and apparels sectors that could ge... Read more

Germany introduces Grüner Knopt certification for textiles

The German government will launch the Grüner Knopt certification in September 2019 which w... Read more

Fall in Nahar Spinning Mills Q1 income

Nahar Spinning Mills’ total income was Rs 537.57 crores during the period ended June 30, ... Read more

2020 BWCC to highlight latest research and technologies in Cotton

The 2020 Beltwide Cotton Conferences (BWCC), to be held from January 08-10, 2020 at the JW Marr... Read more

Vardhman Textiles Q1 income falls

Vardhman Textiles’ total income was Rs 1683.08 crores during the period ended June 30, 20... Read more

Tech companies try to avoid scrutiny

New rules being proposed especially by the US and the EU can enable the likes of Google, Facebo... Read more

Rise in Nandan Denim’s Q1 income

Nandan Denim’s total income was Rs 464.30 crores during the period ended June 30, 2019, a... Read more

Century Textiles Q1 profit up 11 per cent

For the first quarter, Century Textiles and Industries’ net profit rose 11.06 per cent. T... Read more

GSP helps Indian exports to the US

Indian exports to the US registered a growth of 32 per cent in June. These goods enjoy benefits... Read more

Oerliken manmade fibers increases Q2 sales by 18.5%

The Manmade Fibers Segment or Oerliken succeeded in sustaining its high level of performance &n... Read more

Thailand looks forward to RCEP

Thailand’s exporters hope for additional benefits from the Regional Comprehensive Economi... Read more

Dip in Q1 net sales of US textile mills and textile product mills

As per the US Census Bureau, net sales of textile mills and textile product mills in the first ... Read more

Philippines clothing exports down eight per cent this year

Shipments of apparel and clothing accessories from the Philippines in June 2019 declined 8.7 pe... Read more

Ludhiana to host machinery show GMMSA next January

Garment Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association (GMMSA) expo will be held in Ludhiana... Read more

Lectrato participate in CISMA 2019

Lectra will participate in the China International Sewing Machinery &Accessories (CISMA) Ex... Read more

EU may withdraw privilege for Cambodia

The European Union is contemplating withdraw Cambodia’s Everything But Arms (EBA) access.... Read more

Vietnam’s apparel exports to increase by 10.8 per cent

As per Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS), the country’s exports of textile ... Read more

Japanese value retailer Miniso makes India a supply hub

Miniso is forging partnerships with manufacturers to make India one of its supply hubs. In the ... Read more