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Uplifting workers’ condition can help Bangladesh improve position in world …

Uplifting workers’ condition can help Bangladesh improve position in world RMG market

  Bangladesh has come a long way since the Rana Plaza tragedy in 2013. The building collapse, which killed 1,134 people, majority of whom garment workers compelled Bangladesh to reflect on its safety measures for RMG workers safety. Bangladesh soon adopted the Accord on Fire and Building Safety agreement, pavin... Read more

COVID-19 impacts textile machinery shipments across the world

COVID-19 impacts textile machinery shipments across the world

  Experiencing a complete knockout due to the pandemic outbreak, the global textile machinery market slumped 30 per cent in 2020. Shipments of all types of textile machines including spinning, texturing, weaving, knitting and finishing machines declined during the year. As the 43rd annual International Textile ... Read more

ITMA ASIA+CITME 2020 surpasses expectations with over 1,200 exhibitors

ITMA ASIA+CITME 2020 surpasses expectations with over 1,200 exhibitors

  The better than expected exhibitor response to ITMA Asia + CITME 2020 is an indication of the robust growth of Chinese textile machinery market. The exhibition which took off today and will last till June 16, 2021, is showcasing 1,237 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions. Ernesto Maurer, President, CEMATE... Read more

India’s credit volume declines as COVID-19 halts textile and apparel produc…

India’s credit volume declines as COVID-19 halts textile and apparel production

The third edition of India Spotlight Report reveals, suspension of manufacturing due to COVID-19 led to a 20 per cent decline in credit borrowings by Indian textile and apparel sector in December 2020. The report released jointly by SIDBI and CRIF High Mark says the textile and apparel sector in India burrowed loan... Read more

Vietnam eyes $39 bn exports through FTAs, diversification and trademarks

Vietnam eyes $39 bn exports through FTAs, diversification and trademarks

  The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has set an ambitious target of achieving $39 billion in export revenue this year, equal to that of 2019. Last year, the group could achieve exports worth only $35 billion due to the pandemic, US-China trade tensions and Brexit. However, Vietnam was th... Read more

India-UK trade deal should protect UK jobs and businesses, says UKFT

India-UK trade deal should protect UK jobs and businesses, says UKFT

  Realizing India’s potential as a future trade partner in the fashion industry, the Paul Alger, Director-International Business, UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has urged the government to strike a deal that would allow it access the £2trillion Indian market comprising 1.4 billion consume... Read more

Stop using tariffs as negotiating tools, urge UK, US fashion experts

Stop using tariffs as negotiating tools, urge UK, US fashion experts

  In retaliation against the digital services taxes adopted by the UK, Italy and Spain, the US had decided to impose 25 per cent tariffs on the import of British fashion and luxury goods. However, it soon suspended these tariffs for six months owing to upcoming G20 meetings and the G7 summit. Making multin... Read more

Pandemic disrupts US RMG market as import of knitted, woven apparels falls

Pandemic disrupts US RMG market as import of knitted, woven apparels falls

   One of the leading importers of apparels goods in the world, the US’ import knitted apparels however, fell from $48 million in 2019 to $38 million in 2020 due to the pandemic. US’ imports from China declined to $9million during 2020 from $14 million in 2019. One reason for this was the ban i... Read more

Made-to-order, renewable materials help W Africa boost sustainability in th…

Made-to-order, renewable materials help W Africa boost sustainability in the textile, fashion sector

  As the textile and fashion sector is expected to drive West Africa’s economic recovery post COVID-19, key players are exploring ways to make the industry more sustainable. As per an Investorsking report, textile and apparel companies are adopting new and sustainable means of production. For instance, UK... Read more

Rising COVID-19 cases challenge India’s opportunity to capture US fashion m…

Rising COVID-19 cases challenge India’s opportunity to capture US fashion market

  With consumer spending bouncing back in the US, India has a rare opportunity to capture American fashion market. However, growing COVID-19 cases are forcing garment factories in the country to either shut down or work at half capacity. As per NBC news reports, India accounts for 16 per cent textile imports by... Read more

Dismal future outlook compels The Denim World to close operations

Dismal future outlook compels The Denim World to close operations

  Industry experts had hoped demand for sustainable denims will increase post pandemic. But, the opposite is happening and people are queuing up for cheaper, fast-fashion items, says Silvia Rancani, Founder, The Denim World which is soon set to shut operations due to dwindling demand. Founded in October 2018 a... Read more

China’s price rise threatens recovery of western apparel markets

China’s price rise threatens recovery of western apparel markets

  Increase in China’s raw material prices in the first quarter of this year has raised concerns about spiking inflation in Western fashion markets. As per the National Bureau of Statistics, China’s producer-index rose 6.8 per cent in April. The index is likely to further surge in the second and thir... Read more

Fashion industry needs to focus on upliftment of its 6.5 million workers

Fashion industry needs to focus on upliftment of its 6.5 million workers

  Its glamorous side cannot hide the fact that much of fashion industries shine comes from the hard work and toil of 65 million workers employed in thousands of garment factories across South Asia. As a 2019 ILO report highlights, garment factories in South Asia employ around 75 per cent of all garment workers ... Read more

Fashion rentals get a boost with white label services, sustainability benef…

Fashion rentals get a boost with white label services, sustainability benefits

  The fashion industry is known to emit 10 per cent of the world’s carbon dioxide. This is more than the carbon dioxide emitted by international flights and maritime shipping combined. One of the ways these emissions can be reduced is by doubling the number of times a garments are worn, says a Sifted repo... Read more

Retailers eye business expansion as stores reopen

Retailers eye business expansion as stores reopen

  Some of the biggest US players, who opened stores recently, focused on boosting liquidity reserves by cutting operational costs. As per a Women’s Wear Daily report, many of them also managed to cut debts, while others like VF Corp were able to make new acquisitions. Emerging business models The crisis... Read more

Physical retail metamorphoses with new store formats and locations

Physical retail metamorphoses with new store formats and locations

   Physical retail went through a huge transformation last year due to the pandemic. As per Euromonitor International estimate, the world lost around 135 million sq mt of selling space as 1.7 million retailers closed stores. The analyst expects in-store shopping to further reduce to 76 per cent by 2025 fro... Read more

Worker vaccination only way forward for Sri Lanka’s garment industry

Worker vaccination only way forward for Sri Lanka’s garment industry

  Initially admired for its prompt response to the first COVID-19, Sri Lanka however, failed to protect citizens from the second wave. Particularly vulnerable were its garment workers in free trade zones like Katunayake. As per Ground views report, the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka is not restricted to pocke... Read more

A year of transformation for Indian textile as exports to grow in double di…

A year of transformation for Indian textile as exports to grow in double digits

    Year 2020-21 is likely to be known as a year of transformation in the history of Indian textile industry. As per Wazir Advisors report, in this year the value of domestic textile and apparel industry fell almost 30 per cent from $106 billion in 2019-20 to $75 billion in 2020-21. The industry is slow... Read more

Comfort, connections, two ways brands can catalyze future growth opportunit…

Comfort, connections, two ways brands can catalyze future growth opportunities

  The pandemic gave rise to many new styles of dressing. One such style that emerged was ‘business casual’ which saw employees dressing in pajamas, T-shirts, sweatpants and hoodies for work. Benjamin Scheider, Fashion & Analyst, Euromonitor International expects this relaxed dressing style to co... Read more

Time for global luxury brands to acknowledge, support Indian artisans

Time for global luxury brands to acknowledge, support Indian artisans

  Indian artisans have been creating intrinsic designs for global luxury fashion labels for ages. Garments designed by these karigars have adorned the looks of many international celebrations besides helping global brands make millions of dollars. Yet, their talent is rarely celebrated, says a Live Mint report.... Read more

Textile exports can help Pakistan achieve economic strength

Textile exports can help Pakistan achieve economic strength

  To combat rising inflation and unemployment levels, Pakistan needs a new long-term textile policy and a continued supply of gas/RLNG, highlights All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA). The association has urged more investments and value addition in the textile sector to help create new jobs, reports ... Read more

Products rather than brands to drive future growth in luxury market

Products rather than brands to drive future growth in luxury market

  The global online luxury market was the first to recover from the impact of COVID-19 pandemic. As per Bain & Luxury Study 2021 Spring Update report, driven by China’s growing appetite for luxury goods coupled with robust online business and recovery of the US market, the online luxury market returne... Read more

TRIPS waiver ensures equal access to COVID vaccines, testing kits for worke…

TRIPS waiver ensures equal access to COVID vaccines, testing kits for workers

  Finalized in January 1995, the Agreement of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) establishes minimum standards for protecting and enforcing all forms of intellectual property rights (IPR), including those for patents. In October 2020, the Indian and South African government proposed a... Read more

Consumer awareness may help prevent ‘Greenwashing’ by brands

Consumer awareness may help prevent ‘Greenwashing’ by brands

  The growing importance of sustainability has unfortunately also given rise to greenwashing amongst fast fashion brands. As per an extra.ie report, the term, first coined in 1980, has once again come under spotlight with consumers’ increasing demand for sustainable fashion brands. Laura Egan, Owner, Stud... Read more

Luxury brands explore blockchain to increase efficiency, improve customer e…

Luxury brands explore blockchain to increase efficiency, improve customer experience

  The global luxury fashion market continues to struggle with three challenges: counterfeiting, environmentalism and labor abuse. As per Global Brand Counterfeiting Report, the industry loses $100 billion every year to counterfeiting. Consumers are increasing their investments in sustainable products to ove... Read more

Denmark eyes circularity milestone with new textile recycling project

Denmark eyes circularity milestone with new textile recycling project

   Denmark is set to achieve a new milestone in circularity with a new textile recycling project called ReSuit (Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Textile Product Design). Launched by the Danish Technological Institute, project ReSuit or Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Product Design, is being... Read more

Coronavirus Impact
LEADERS SPEAK

‘Retailers need to inform customers about the category of masks they are selling’

Bobby Arora, Director, Status Quo

Bobby Arora Status Quo“We wait for customers to come into our stores. At this moment it is important for every offline retailer to reach out to their customers and tell them about the new products they have started selling. They need to tempt and bring their customers to buy their product and when they buy they will obviously come in and buy more products. Sometimes even though we do not want to buy online but the continuous rotation of ads tempt us to buy the product but this doesn’t happen offline. In today’s situation retailers will have to adopt this approach of showing customers the products they need as it could be they are delaying the purchase of these products.” 
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“China’s superiority may remain unchanged even after COVID-19”

Akira Kawashima, Senior Director, Japan Fashion Week Organization/Textile Division
Akira Kawashima Senior Director“Due to the turmoil caused by COVID-19, global apparel and textile industry has been greatly affected. In Japan, many people are forced to work from home and consequently not only individual workers (including freelancers) but also company employees are frightened of large-scale personnel-cuts. Incomes have reduced to 60 per cent of normal. Amid such a situation, people’s desire for ‘dressing’ is low. This tendency will continue for a while even after COVID-19 is over, which will lead to local small-mid-sized textile companies suffering from lack of funds, as they cannot wait for recovery, causing more bankruptcy and/or voluntary closures.” 
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“Discount retailers and value-oriented brands stand to win”

Usha Periasamy, Director, Brands & Operations, Classic Polo
Usha Periasamy Director Brands Operations Classic Polo“Consumer spending is dramatically curtailed during a recession. Consumers have adopted short-term behaviour during the pandemic that in many cases will become permanent, as a lesson learned from such unprecedented occurrences. Not only do consumers become more financially conservative but also credit may become less available and a large cohort may go into default on their debt, dramatically limiting purchasing power. Consumers will wake up from the pandemic in a new economic reality, changing their commercial behaviours in extreme ways.
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“Deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide needed liquidity” 

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA
Steve Lamar President and CEO AAFAUS deferred duty payments on some imports for 90 days. American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Steve Lamar agreed the deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide "some of the liquidity needed to keep more Americans employed and more American companies operational during this crisis."
But he added: "Limiting the goods that qualify for deferral will in turn limit the relief that is provided for America's employers and also limits the beneficial impact for US supply chains that have been mobilised to meet the personal protective equipment shortage we face domestically. We urge that all goods – including textiles, apparel, footwear, and accessories facing Section 301 tariffs – be covered by this deferral action. Every day we have to pay those duties means another day we can't pay our workers." 
Quoted in Just-Style

Don’t use this opportunity to stitch up suppliers’

Simon Carter, Founder, Simon Carter menswear brand, UK
Simon Carter Founder Simon Carter menswear brand UKMy approach at the moment is that if you don’t need the expense, cut it, but don’t use this as an opportunity to stitch up suppliers. We are hearing stories of brands and retailers that are doing that but in my opinion it won’t serve them well in the longer term. The supply chains are going to be ravaged after this and you will need them. People will remember.
Cut costs and try to keep your cash where you can but you will be judged at the end of this. Try and make low level payment plans at the very least. Similarly, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme is very generous scheme. Be very careful with the furlough process and don’t abuse it. The government will be checking up. 
Quoted in UKFT

Crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense”

 Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss
Chip Bergh CEO Levi Strauss“I also believe that crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense,” said Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss , “ not underplay the human cost of the pandemic, or the need to protect employees,” he said, during a conference call with investors.
“Whether that’s taking back underperforming franchise businesses, or upgrading real-estate locations because of retail bankruptcies, or finding great talent in a decimated job market, the crisis gives us an opportunity to not just renew the business, but to reset it for the future.”
“We will play to our strengths, leveraging the strength of the brand, our connection with our fans, and the digital capabilities and omnichannel capabilities that we’ve invested in over the last few years,” he added. 
Quoted in WARC

“Coronavirus lockdown has changed our lifestyles in ways that make buying new clothes particularly irrelevant”

Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst, eMarketer
Andrew Lipsman Principal Analyst eMarketerConsumers are actually spending more on essential goods: Grocery stores saw a 26.9% increase in spending and health stores saw a 4.3% increase. This is partly because these are the only brick-and-mortar stores that are allowed to remain open right now, but it is also because consumers are worried about spending money unnecessarily with a significant recession looming on the horizon. Across the board, sectors that rely on discretionary spending have seen declines. “There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about the future,” says Andrew Lipsman, principal analyst at the research firm eMarketer. “People are shifting their spending to focus on the things they really need and cutting their budgets on less essential goods.” Quoted in Fast Company
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‘India can take advantage of this situation and increase its textile exports’

G B Aras, Director Textile Engineering Group, ATE
G B Aras Director Textile Engineering Group ATE“One inherent advantage Indian textile industry has is that we are fully independent as far as the supply chain is concerned. Compared to other industries like pharmaceutical, electronics etc, their supply chain is dependent of global suppliers including China. So the industry that can really take advantage from global market with sustainable increase in exports is textile. If the government realizes this and gives proper support the industry will bounce back faster and increase its export share.”
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“Buyers and Sellers should plan together to see how they can sustain”

K K  Lalpuria, MD, Indo Count 
K K Lalpuria MD Indo Count“The current situation is very uncertain, complex and unprecedented. Customers who closed their stores or point of sales have no option but to cancel their orders. In fact, we are unable to ship to even those who have not cancelled their orders. Some have deferred it where there is low impact believing it may start by the first week of June. As the situation has impacted both parties in the business they should take each other’s views in resolving issues; should be open for suggestions and see mutually how they can minimize the loss. They should plan together to see how they can sustain their market share and build on opportunities.
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‘We need to learn from this crisis and push ourselves to be self-dependent’

R K Agarwal, Chairman, Telangana Spinners Association
R K Agarwal Chairman Telangana Spinners Association“Not only India and but the entire world is realizing, we need to have alternate supply sources. Indeed, this is a big eye opener for everyone more so for us since we are in competition with China. There is nothing that stops us from creating large capacities where we will be able to cater to the world’s requirement in various segments, and fulfill the entire value chain in apparel and the downstream industry. I am sure, many entrepreneurs will come forward to assess the pitfalls we are going through and the lessons learnt from them. In future, some investments will go through in fabric and other raw materials that we are sourcing from China. We need to learn from this and push ourselves to be self-dependent.” 
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‘There is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source’

Ramesh Poddar, Chairman, Siyaram
Ramesh Poddar Chairman Siyaram“Definitely there is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source. Hence, if we are able to exploit this chance, then definitely there is a possibility for India to be the next sourcing hub. China on the other hand has the advantage of bulk production and to get that kind of advantage and to come to their cost structure will take time though our labour costs are comparatively the same and the advantage they have is of mass scale production. I feel India should take this challenge and fill the gap." 
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‘Future apparel sale will depend on the sentiment that prevails after COVID-19’

R K Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee  Textiles 
R K Rewari Managing Director Morarjee Textiles“It is wait and watch strategy as we have been informed by customers due to the pandemic all orders are on hold. We can prepare ourselves for future challenges of low demand. Low demand means markings are also low and competitiveness is higher in the market this puts pressure on us to go back to basics to see our cost structure, ways of doing business etc. Many things might change. One is low demand, and the other is new rules of conducting business, most of which will be through video conferencing etc. It looks like there could be a systematic change in overall structure. We are preparing ourselves by keeping our morale high, think positive and identifying the gaps that need to be filled to enable us to meet the challenge of demand whether it is low or high." 
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“When will life go back to normal? Hopefully never” 
Marina Gorbis, ED, Institute for the Future
Marina Gorbis ED Institute for the Future"The normal wasn't normal," said Marina Gorbis, executive director of Palo Alto's Institute for the Future. "The normal wasn't good." The Institute focuses not only on forecasting the future but also developing innovative solutions. "What kind of future do we want to live in?" she asks. "What kind of future do we want to create? And what can we do to promote that desirable future?" COVID-19 has disrupted what we thought was normal. Gorbis said we're at the first of three stages. The first is reaction to the crisis. Reset is second when we re-assess and evaluate what happened and why. The third is reinvention. For example, the pandemic has revealed weaknesses in hospital capacity and gaps in who has health coverage. The pandemic has exposed the need for government help with many households vulnerable when a paycheck ends. "The fact that millions of people don't have $400 in savings in case of emergency is unacceptable. That's not normal," "I don't want to go back to normal," she concluded. "We need to create a new normal."

“I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India”

Thomas Verghese, Former-Chairman, CII Marketing, Retail and Textile Councils
Thomas Verghese Former Chairman CII Marketing Retail and Textile Councils“Lack of credibility and trust will lead to many large brands looking for alternative sourcing to China but I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India.  India does not have that kind of capacity to feed global demand and are not in a position for bulk manufacturing of normal commodity items. We do more of customized exports. We don’t do manufacturing of bulk items. We don’t have that capacity and infrastructure at the moment. It will take two to four years minimum even if everyone is aligned and the government gives supporting fiscal and tariff benefits. Given the reality of Indian industry and government’s policy support measures, it seems an unrealistic expectation.”
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‘Once the country opens up, we will face severe worker issues’

R D Udeshi, President, Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries
R D Udeshi President Polyester Chain“Once the country opens up after the lockdown, at the onset, we will face severe worker issues. Textile industry is a labour-intensive industry and with large number of workers having returned to their native bases before and during the lockdown, availability of labour would be scarce. This is generally noticed after festivals and we are likely to face a greater challenge in bringing them back to work. However, we expect things to normalize by May, assuming that the lockdown is partially and reasonably eased by April. Some units will restart aiding workers to return back to their manufacturing hub and situation would gradually stabilise” 
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A slowdown in demand will be seen for fairly a long time 
Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denims
Arvind Mathur CEO Raymond UCO DenimsThe garment industry is facing a challenging situation. While buyers have stopped orders as they are facing their own problems and production have been cut down but what is bothering is that payments are being held back in most cases. As for our own operations, due to the national lockdown we are adhering to government directives and have stopped work. Once the lockdown opens in India and globally, we will decide the market as most of our products are export based and we do not foresee any immediate change in the situation. There will be a substantial cut down of orders and orders that are on hold or pending may or may not come back soon. I feel, India’s lockdown may continue for a longer time even though I hope it does not extend beyond April 14. Even the domestic market may not be normal once the lockdown is over. A lot of thing has shifted dramatically during this period the impact is going to be for long term. A slowdown in demand both from domestic and export market will be seen for fairly a long time after the lockdown.”

In short to midterm, it would impact as there’s disruption in global supply chain

Dilip Gyanchandani, Country Manager, India, Wool Mark Company
Dilip Gyanchandani Country Manager India Wool Mark CompanyFrom the textile and garment industry prospective there would be short- to mid- term business impact on volumes as due to the lockdown working factories have come down to minimum production levels. From September onwards, normalcy should be restored but it will take about three to four months for the industry to bounce back. Things are looking good now but it is an uncertain period and is difficult to say something at this stage because it looks like we are containing the pandemic.
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‘Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum’

Debabrata GoshOerlikon, General Manager India 
Debabrata Gosh General Manager India Oerlikon“Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum. The advantage is that we have a huge potential and such big domestic market hence we are not dependent on exports alone. I don’t see any threat for the textile industry. As for opportunities, we are expecting more export orders in future because the same has happened in the yarn segment and it will happen in the fabric segment also and the world will take India more seriously as a manufacturer. So far everybody was dependent on China. Since they offered cheaper rates, people switched to China but now the world will think in a different way to keep the supply chain active from India.”
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Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

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COVID-19 Impact: Unchartered way forward for Bangladesh’s denim industry

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COVID-19 is not the only reason for decay of brands and retailers today

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McKinsey suggests five strategies for fashion companies to combat COVID-19

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Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

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