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Industry set for long-lasting change with growing emphasis on slow fas…

Industry set for long-lasting change with growing emphasis on slow fashion

  Consumers for long were driven by an insatiable appetite for latest trends. Lured by affordable prices and easy accessibility, they bought clothes in large amounts. However, they soon realized the redundancy of their purchases as most items were used only a handful of times and then discarded. In case, of chi... Read more

New Gen consumers setting new standards in luxury retail

New Gen consumers setting new standards in luxury retail

  Till a decade ago, the luxury market was dominated by baby boomers and Gen X. Today, majority of luxury consumers are barely over 40 years. Having a completely different set of values, millenials are setting new standards in luxury retail. Lowering of age group has led to the inclusion of new styles in luxury... Read more

MMF focus can help Bangladesh enhance textile value chain

MMF focus can help Bangladesh enhance textile value chain

  From 2009-19, global textile and apparel trade grew at 3 per cent CAGR to reach $818 billion in 2019. Majority share is likely to be claimed by the apparel segment which is likely to grow to $470 billion, says a Textile Value Chain report. This will be followed by fabric and yarn as the second and third large... Read more

Highlighting achievements will help remove stigma around Bangladesh ap…

Highlighting achievements will help remove stigma around Bangladesh apparel industry

  Bangladesh is regularly criticized for poor working conditions in its apparel factories, rising pollution, water wastage, etc. However, for several years, Bangladesh has supported apparel factories through the Accord and Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety agreement. The country has also carried out maj... Read more

Slow apparel, textile recovery calls for patience from industry leader…

Slow apparel, textile recovery calls for patience from industry leaders

  The first quarter of this year is proving to be a boom for China’s textile and apparel industry with exports increasing 43.8 per cent to reach $65.1 billion, reveals China Customs Statistics Express statistics. As per China Textile, though China reduced its export projection for the year due to the pand... Read more

Time for brands to launch new collections as apparel demand bounces ba…

Time for brands to launch new collections as apparel demand bounces back

  The vaccination drive launched by many countries and reopening of the US and UK economies has helped spur women’s interest in dressier clothing. As per Economic Times, more women are buying formal dresses against their earlier preferences for leisurewear. Brands are also adapting themselves to these cha... Read more

Growing consumer confidence will bring new opportunities for US retail…

Growing consumer confidence will bring new opportunities for US retailers

  While the retail sector in most countries is still struggling with COVID-19 induced challenges, the US retail has been quick to recover with analysts expecting its 2021 growth to surpass 2020 levels. However, the sector is unlikely to achieve 2019 growth levels and witness a 7 to 12 per cent fall in sales, sa... Read more

COVID-19 sparks consumers’ interest in vintage fashion

COVID-19 sparks consumers’ interest in vintage fashion

Amongst other disruptions COVID-19 has also sparked consumers’ interest in pre-owned or vintage clothing. More people are opting for secondhand clothes now, says Sarah Willersdorf, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group. She expects the percentage of secondhand clothes in a person’s wardrobe... Read more

Post Brexit apparel prices vary between the UK and EU

Post Brexit apparel prices vary between the UK and EU

  Brexit has not just changed the way fashion business operates but also brought certain discrepancies in apparel pricing across the EU and UK regions. As per a report by the Edited, tops and outerwear are being sold in the same price range in the EU and UK. However, prices of footwear and bottoms in these two ... Read more

New Age fit-tech tools assure customers of better shopping experience

New Age fit-tech tools assure customers of better shopping experience

  Fitting room closures due to the pandemic has left most shoppers guessing the size of their garments, spiking rate of garment returns. To help these shoppers find their right fit, a number of new fit-tech startups are emerging. Artificial intelligence at stores FitMatch one such startup, opened a first-of-i... Read more

Vaccine rollouts, localization to boost India’s luxury retailer’s pros…

Vaccine rollouts, localization to boost India’s luxury retailer’s prospects

  Like all other markets, the luxury fashion rental market too is bearing the brunt of recurrent COVID-induced lockdowns. As per Money Control, almost 80 per cent property owners in Indian high streets have witnessed 14 per cent decline in their rents. One of these prominent high streets is New Delhi’s Kh... Read more

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Kontoor Brands increases Q1 revenues by 29%

   In its first quarter of the current financial year Kontoor Brands, Inc. a globa... Read more

Australian brands raise capital for COVID-hit India

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Puma adds new board members

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Superdry’s Q4 revenues increase by 0.8

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Fruit of the Loom, Zara launch first joint capsule collection

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Next raises full-year profit forecast

   British fashion retailer Next raised its full-year profit forecast for the seco... Read more

V2 Retail closes non-performing store in Karnataka

   Sportking India’s March quarter profit jumped by 3,475 per cent to Rs 44.... Read more

COVID-19 impacts Bangladesh’s apparel exports to the US

   The fallouts of the pandemic COVID-19 have badly impacted the prices of Banglad... Read more