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Unpredictable fashion trends in post-pandemic high-end branded market

Unpredictable fashion trends in post-pandemic high-end branded market

    From Covid-19 lockdown times to economic slowdowns, the pandemic has hugely affected health, wealth and happiness parameters around the world. The cost of living for each income bracket has now changed and a brand strategy of smart retail intelligence is now the strongest line of defence for a compa... Read more

EU reforms to curtail fast fashion’s green-washing gimmicks

EU reforms to curtail fast fashion’s green-washing gimmicks

  Fast fashion brands are aware of the consumer mindset change towards sustainable fashion. In a bid to appear environmentally-conscious, many fast fashion brands are paying lip service to sustainability, resulting in deceiving consumers with “green-washing”. The European Union has seen through ... Read more

Fast Fashion grows at 7.7% CAGR despite dissent

Fast Fashion grows at 7.7% CAGR despite dissent

    As underdeveloped countries transit to developing status, their retail sectors are getting better organised and enabling a large number of brands use the affordability and accessibility platforms to reach out to the masses. The global fast fashion market size is expected to grow from $91.23 billion ... Read more

Reliance Retail poised to challenge international fast fashion giants

Reliance Retail poised to challenge international fast fashion giants

    Internally nicknamed Regalia, the fast fashion label from Reliance Retail is gearing up to take on international fast fashion brands like Zara and H&M. In India, fast fashion is the fastest growing segment in the apparel and lifestyle sector, the proof being the enormous success Zara, H&M a... Read more

Bangladesh eyes technical textiles to meet 100bn export target

Bangladesh eyes technical textiles to meet 100bn export target

     Second only to China, Bangladesh carved out an awe-inspiring success story in the global RMG supply. Exports worth USD 42 billion last year contributed to an 83% of its total export volume. Whilst the RMG sector in Bangladesh continues its growth, the two-year long pandemic and the drop in dem... Read more

Rise in apparel export to US rings in cheer, future uncertain

Rise in apparel export to US rings in cheer, future uncertain

     The pandemic rang in bad tidings for apparel exporters in Asia and South East Asia as the dip in US’ imports was significant. Compared to imports worth USD 111.033 billion in 2019, in 2020 imports worth USD 89.596 billion were registered. The trend took an upward turn in 2022 as The US D... Read more

US Cotton Trust Protocol sets the stage for use of sustainable cotton acros…

US Cotton Trust Protocol sets the stage for use of sustainable cotton across the globe

    In November 2021, the COP26 summit held in Glasgow held up a red flag for global fashion industry and the need to act fast and now. According to McKinsey report, under the current trajectory, the fashion industry will overshoot greenhouse gas emissions needed to achieve a 1.5º C global warming ... Read more

Domestic brands give tough competition to global ones in China’s apparel re…

Domestic brands give tough competition to global ones in China’s apparel retail market

    A surge in nationalist sentiment and growing hostility to foreign labels is compelling global fashion brands to reduce their footprint in China. A report by SCMP indicates, US clothing brand Gap is reducing its retail footprint in China by cutting down the number of stores to 143. And experts say, f... Read more

Argentinian clothing manufacturers face cost-related challenges

Argentinian clothing manufacturers face cost-related challenges

  For a country facing numerous economic challenges for long, the fact that its clothing sector has about 50 per cent import component is in itself a challenge. As per The National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INDEC), clothing is one of the highest performing sectors year-on-year. By June 2022, th... Read more

New EU green legislation to step up sustainability efforts in Bangladesh

New EU green legislation to step up sustainability efforts in Bangladesh

    The huge amount of waste produced by the global textile industry has accelerated the need to reduce continued damage to planet Earth. Textile produces over 100 billion pieces of clothing year. This results in 84 per cent of the textile waste worth $3.7 billion being sent to landfills every year. To ... Read more

Global custom T-shirt printing market to clock in 9.7 CAGR: Study

Global custom T-shirt printing market to clock in 9.7 CAGR: Study

  Global custom T-shirt printing market is expected to surpass $9,009.3 million with a CAGR of over 9.7 per cent to 2023 says a new study by Future Markets Insights (FMI) a premier provider of market intelligence and consulting services. In its latest report, FMI cited customized T-shirts are gaining immens... Read more

EU textile sector wants cap on gas price

EU textile sector wants cap on gas price

    The European textiles industry has called on the European Union to adopt a wholesale price cap for gas. It says a cap above a certain level will result in collapse of businesses. It wants the TTF benchmark parameters to be changed and TTF to be decoupled from the electricity market and the revision... Read more

Fusing street styles with active wear help segment stay ahead in post-pande…

Fusing street styles with active wear help segment stay ahead in post-pandemic times

  Old habits die hard in the post-pandemic global active-wear segment as consumers still prefer to wear comfortable the clothes they have become used to over the last two years. With healthy lifestyles taking precedence over having a good time and an indulgent lifestyle, majority of consumers (76 per cent) ... Read more

Global luxury brands bank on quick recovery in China market to up sales

Global luxury brands bank on quick recovery in China market to up sales

   Life is like a game of boomerang and sooner or later, everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences of human actions or natural causes. China quickly recovered from the global economic downturn after Covid 19 and became global saviour of luxury brands almost doubling in size compared to 2019 level... Read more

UK fashion industry calls for greater clarity on trade with EU

UK fashion industry calls for greater clarity on trade with EU

   Even after 18 months of UK officially leaving the European Union, the country has failed to resolve bilateral trade issues. As Mark Neale, CEO, Mountain Warehouse opines, supplying materials to retail stores in Europe has become more complicated and tiresome post Brexit. Increased costs and bureaucr... Read more

Retailers look at lower earnings with inflation squeezing consumer buying

Retailers look at lower earnings with inflation squeezing consumer buying

    American Eagle is no longer soaring high as it joins the growing list of premium clothing retailers reporting bleak earnings worldwide. The apparel industry is currently trying to figure out what the consumer wants in post-pandemic period with lower demand as inflation squeezes tight budgets of the ... Read more

Christmas bells jingling for India with export of festive items on the rise

Christmas bells jingling for India with export of festive items on the rise

    The Yuletide is a couple of months away and Indian exporters of Christmas offerings have reasons to deck their companies with successes. It has been reported that India now ranks among the top five countries that makes the festive season merry in the US with offerings of festive T-shirts and decorat... Read more

Inflation shakes up low-cost China markets

Inflation shakes up low-cost China markets

  China has always been synonymous with low-cost and mass production. However, the ongoing slow recovery from pandemic has led to rampant inflation in pricing, since the lockdown has changed demand in the goods sector and interrupted supply chains. The new virus has led to a further lockdown and there is no... Read more

Global retailers adjust offerings post covid

Global retailers adjust offerings post covid

     American Eagle’s comparable sales in the latest quarter fell six per cent from a year ago. The brand’s priorities are adjusting its assortments and rightsizing inventory. Other retailers including Walmart, Target, Gap and Kohl’s face similar problems with bloated inventories... Read more

Indian exports optimistic despite downtrend

Indian exports optimistic despite downtrend

  India’s upbeat export figures weren’t immune to the pandemic outbreak and Russo-Ukrainian conflict. Last month, exports recorded a decline of 1.15 per cent year-on-year. The worst hit were cotton yarn, fabrics and handloom products which experienced negative growth of nearly 33 per cent. Weak... Read more

Centrestage begins in Hong Kong

Centrestage begins in Hong Kong

     Centrestage is being held in Hong Kong, September 9 to 11, 2022. This is Asia's premier fashion event being organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). A number of renowned and emerging fashion brands from Hong Kong and overseas are presenting their spring/summer 2023 collec... Read more

Apparel resellers see growth sustain through quarters, continue to push ahe…

Apparel resellers see growth sustain through quarters, continue to push ahead

  A two-year long pandemic followed by an ongoing war has shaken the global economy. Inflation, economic volatility seems like the new norm as consumers worldwide rethink purchase of non-essentials. In the global apparel reselling sector, the emerging picture is many shades of grey. Are apparel resellers di... Read more

India emerges as big Christmas décor items exporter

India emerges as big Christmas décor items exporter

    India has the potential to be one of the world’s largest exporters. The value of festival goods and accessories sent by sea to the US in August 2022 from India was roughly three times what it was at the same time last year. Even though China exports a sizable portion of Christmas déco... Read more

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Under Armour to eliminate biocides

   Under Armour is aiming at eliminating 100 percent of biocides in its products b... Read more

Spandex market grows by four per cent

   The global spandex market is growing by four per cent a year. The increasing de... Read more

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Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

With the daily output of masks touches over 20 million, China introduces new standards for... Read more

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

China: Silk city Shengze is pilot zone for the world-class textile cluster

  Shengze, home to the largest silk wholesale market known for silk and man-made s... Read more

South Korea and Cambodia sign FTA

   South Korea and Cambodia have signed a free trade agreement. This is expected t... Read more

Sitip, Italy offers versatile and durable fabrics

   Sitip’s fabric collections for sportswear, urbanwear and athleisure ensur... Read more

Levi Strauss aims at total renewable electricity

   Levi Strauss is aiming at total renewable electricity in all company-operated f... Read more

India swamped by Chinese yarn

  Huge imports of Chinese polyester yarn are dampening market sentiments. Domestic spin... Read more

Global gym apparel market expanding at six percent

   Gym apparel market shows good growth, expanding at six percent a year. During ... Read more

H&M Q3 sales up three per cent despite pulling out of Russia

   For the third quarter H&M net sales increased by three percent. The reporte... Read more

Hanoi Fabric show will be held in November

   Hanoi Fabric 2022 will be held in Vietnam, November 23 to 25, 2022. Several gro... Read more

Bangladesh exports face EU carbon tax

   Bangladesh’s apparel exports to the European Union may have to abide by t... Read more

Dow develops sustainable practices in Ethiopia

   Dow, a materials science company, is helping develop more sustainable manufactu... Read more

Yarn Expo Shenzhen, concurrent events in Nov

   Yarn Expo Shenzhen will be held November 2 to 4, 2022. This is a trade fair tha... Read more

Burberry appoints creative head

   Daniel Lee is chief creative officer of Burberry. He will be based at Burberry&... Read more

Streetwear brand Natural Cotton Color gets eco label

   Natural Cotton Color has received the Friend of the Earth label. Friend of the ... Read more

Nigeria develops transgenic cotton

   Nigeria has developed two varieties of transgenic cotton. These are aimed at ad... Read more

CCI holds Cotton Day in Mumbai, India

   Cotton Council International held its annual Cotton Day in Mumbai. The purpose ... Read more

Chinese technical textile fair in December

   CinteTechtextil China will take place December 7 to 9, 2022. The edition will a... Read more

Rental clothes market growing at 11 per cent

   The online rental clothes market is growing at 11 per cent a year. The subscrip... Read more

T&A drives up Sri Lanka export

   Sri Lanka’s export earnings have increased by ten per cent in August 2022... Read more

Shein expands US facilities

   The Chinese fast fashion online retailer Shein is expanding its facilities in t... Read more

Textiles dominate Indian T&A exports

   From January 2022 to August 2022, textiles took up the largest proportion of In... Read more

Texworld US in 2023

   Texworld Evolution, Apparel Sourcing and Global Footwear Sourcing will be held ... Read more