Feedback Here

fbook  tweeter  linkin YouTube
Global contents also translated in Chinese

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn market

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn market

  The traditional peak season of 2024 for the nylon filament yarn (NFY) market has brought a surprising twist. Unlike last year, where Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) reigned supreme, Textured Yarn (DTY) has emerged as the hot commodity. This shift can be attributed to a combination of factors impacting global supply ... Read more

Indian Textiles: Weaving a path to $100 bn exports by 2030

Indian Textiles: Weaving a path to $100 bn exports by 2030

  The Indian textile industry, a cornerstone of the nation's economy, has set its sights on an ambitious goal: achieving $100 billion in exports by 2030. This target marks a significant leap from the current figures. According to the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS), India... Read more

Global apparel market poised for growth with APAC leading the charge

Global apparel market poised for growth with APAC leading the charge

  The global apparel industry is thriving, with market size estimated at $1.36 trillion in 2024 as per Mordor Intelligence. This positive trend is expected to continue, with various reports projecting a healthy Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in coming years. Various studies have estimated the market size... Read more

US home textile imports see upward trend in Q1 2024, but caution remains

US home textile imports see upward trend in Q1 2024, but caution remains

  US home textiles imports the first quarter of 2024 showed signs of a rebound, sparking cautious optimism in the industry. However, lingering questions about long-term trends and country-specific variations paint a complex picture. Shifting import trends Compared to the lackluster performance in Q1 2023, t... Read more

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

  While India remains a global leader in cotton production, its exports of cotton fabrics and made-ups (excluding yarn) painted a mixed picture in FY23 compared to previous years. Value wise cotton fabrics & made-ups exports reached $ 6.81 billion in FY23, a slight decline from previous years. The slight... Read more

AAFA slams continued tariffs on apparel and footwear, citing burden on cons…

AAFA slams continued tariffs on apparel and footwear, citing burden on consumers and businesses

  China “cheats” and “we won’t let it flood our market,” said US president Joe Biden on May 14, to justify quadrupling customs duties on Chinese electric vehicles, imposed alongside tariff rises on other goods. Among them, a wide range of textile and apparel products, a cause of ... Read more

As Walmart reshapes workforce, questions emerge on automation or office shu…

As Walmart reshapes workforce, questions emerge on automation or office shuffle

  Walmart, the retail giant, recently announced job cuts in its corporate sector alongside a push for in-office work. This has sparked questions about the true motives behind the moves. While automation is a stated goal, some speculate there's more to the story. Embracing automation Walmart claims these cha... Read more

EU cracks the whip on fashion, now EUCSDDD will reshape retail

EU cracks the whip on fashion, now EUCSDDD will reshape retail

  The European Union's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EUCSDDD), which came into effect on April 24, 2024, is set to shake up the fashion industry. It’s been touted as a game changer as brands and retailers, of a certain threshold size will now require certain practices and sourcing sh... Read more

US textile industry in limbo as China tariffs linger

US textile industry in limbo as China tariffs linger

The American textile and apparel industry is facing continued uncertainty as the Biden administration maintains tariffs imposed on Chinese imports during the Trump era since 2018. These tariffs, originally intended to pressure China on trade practices, are having a ripple effect across the US industry, raising concer... Read more

European luxury retail thrives as bricks and mortar stores compete with onl…

European luxury retail thrives as bricks and mortar stores compete with online retail: Cushman & Wakefield report

  Despite the massive growth of e-commerce, a new report by Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), a global real estate services firm, paints a surprising picture of Europe's luxury retail sector – one brimming with resilience and growth. Their first-ever ‘European Luxury Retail Report’ delves i... Read more

EU cracks down on unsustainable fashion, new directive demands transparency

EU cracks down on unsustainable fashion, new directive demands transparency

  The European Union (EU) has ushered in a new era for sustainable clothing with the implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EUCSDDD). This legislation, effective in phases starting 2027, will significantly impact the textiles and apparel industry, forcing brands to clean up th... Read more

Vietnam's trade boom stimulated by China, raising concerns for US

Vietnam's trade boom stimulated by China, raising concerns for US

  The US-China trade war, marked by tariff hikes, has led to a surge in US imports from Vietnam. However, Vietnam's success in capturing market share from China comes with a twist: it relies heavily on Chinese inputs for its exports. Statistics reveal a clear picture. Vietnam's trade surplus with the US incr... Read more

Almost half of UK clothes still end up in landfill despite recycling effort…

Almost half of UK clothes still end up in landfill despite recycling efforts, wrap report finds

  Despite growing awareness of sustainable fashion, a new report by WRAP, a leading climate action NGO, reveals that nearly half of all used clothes in the UK still end up in general waste bins. The report, titled ‘Textiles Market Situation Report 2024’, highlights that in 2022, out of the 1.45 m... Read more

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with no eas…

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with no easy answer

  The fashion industry is a major contributor to textile waste, with Europe alone generating 5.2 million tons annually. France is proposing a ban on EU exports of used clothing, aiming to curb this waste and prevent African nations from becoming dumping grounds for unwanted garments. This proposal has sparked... Read more

Made in the USA: A stitch in time for American apparel?

Made in the USA: A stitch in time for American apparel?

  The ‘Made in the USA’ initiative for apparel manufacturing has become a prominent thread in the American consumer landscape. It has gained traction due to several reasons. One primary objective is to revitalize the American textile and apparel industry, which has seen a significant decline in e... Read more

On-Demand Manufacturing: A blueprint for the fashion industry's waste crisi…

On-Demand Manufacturing: A blueprint for the fashion industry's waste crisis

  The global fashion industry is going through multiple levels of issues. Struggling sales, overflowing stockpiles, and unsustainable practices are just a few of the issues plaguing major brands. But a new solution is emerging: on-demand manufacturing. Mass production, mass waste Traditional fashion relies... Read more

China's Luxury Landscape: A shift in tides amidst economic uncertainty

China's Luxury Landscape: A shift in tides amidst economic uncertainty

  China's luxury market, once stimulated by conspicuous consumption and a booming economy, is undergoing a significant transformation. The current economic scenario, marked by slower growth and a focus on domestic brands, is reshaping consumer preferences and forcing international players to adapt. The marke... Read more

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscap…

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscape

  India's Man-Made Fiber (MMF) textile industry has been a crucial contributor to the nation's economic growth. However, the export scenario presents a complex picture, with recent trends showing a decline compared to previous years.  Shifting gears from cotton to MMF focus Traditionally, India's texti... Read more

Mexico imposes temporary tariffs on textiles, apparel, and footwear

Mexico imposes temporary tariffs on textiles, apparel, and footwear

  In a move aimed at bolstering domestic industries, the Mexican President signed a decree on April 22, 2024, establishing temporary import tariffs on textiles, apparel, and footwear. These tariffs, ranging from 5per cent to 35per cent, are intended to level the playing field for Mexican manufacturers facing ... Read more

Outlet malls sees resurgence in the age of inflation and value-conscious co…

Outlet malls sees resurgence in the age of inflation and value-conscious consumers

  The world of luxury fashion has long held a complex relationship with outlet stores and malls. While some high-end brands like Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Chanel remain fiercely independent, others have embraced the outlet model with varying degrees of success. Coach and Ralph Lauren serve as cautionary t... Read more

Patagonia's Anti-Consumerist Message: Can a clothing company be sustainable…

Patagonia's Anti-Consumerist Message: Can a clothing company be sustainable and profitable?

  Patagonia, a well-known outdoor clothing company, is challenging the current throwaway culture in a new film titled ‘Shittropocene’. The film argues that most products today are poorly made and designed to break quickly, leading to overconsumption and environmental damage. It highlights, the c... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics –March’24

What have been the major changes in market over the years?

Bruno Landi, Vitale Barberis Canonico, Italy
Bruno LandiThe major changes in the China market over the years have included a shift from buying high-quality, high-priced products to more price- conscious options, a transition from formal wear to leisure and outdoor products, and a slowdown in the market due to economic challenges such as high unemployment rates and real estate issues. Additionally, there has been a shift towards functional leisure products, with a small percentage of formal production transitioning to this new trend.”
Bob McAuley, President, HMS International
Bob McAuleyThe emerging trends in products around the world include a shift towards heavier fabrics, a preference for casual and performance fabrics with stretch, and a focus on more casual and sportswear options. Additionally, there is a trend towards more women's wear tailored clothing and a demand for heavier fabrics in many countries.”
Takashi Mitani, General Manager, Kurabo Textiles, Japan
Takashi MitaniThe world of textiles is changing in terms of focus on ecology and sustainability, with advanced markets like the USA and Europe leading the way. Japanese companies are also trying to promote ecology and sustainability, especially as they enter the China market. Additionally, there is a shift towards using Japanese technical expertise in production facilities in countries like Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and China. ”
 
MOST POPULAR NEWS
 
EXPERT OPINION
 
TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY UPDATE

 
COTTON INDEX
Cotton - Daily Price - Commodity Prices - Price Charts, Data, and News - FashionatingWorld
 
eZine
eZine
 
VF Logo
 
HOW TEXTILE RECYCLING WORKS

Japan-based retailer Diesel Shibuya unveils new store concept

  Recently reopened, one of Japan's largest stores, Diesel Shibuya has unveiled a new r... Read more

Grasim Industries registers 15.54% rise in net profit during Q4, FY24

  The flagship holding firm of the Aditya Birla Group, Grasim Industries registered a 1... Read more

A Cat Eye View Cat Eye <br />China Insight
CHINA INSIGHTS

Contributed by Mr. Zhao Hong & Ms. Xing Rong

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

Champion unveils Weighted Hoodie to promote mental health

  Renowned for its authentic athletic apparel since 1919, Champion has unveiled its lat... Read more

Mud Jeans to raise €250,000 in second crowdfunding round

  In its second crowdfunding round launched this week, circular denim brand Mud Jeans a... Read more

Half of Guess’ mainline apparel portfolio to be included under Eco Label by…

  US-based fashion brand Guess aims to incorporate half of its mainline apparel product... Read more

Snitch launches second exclusive store in Vadodara, Gujarat

  Expanding its store network in the city, leading D2C men's fast fashion brand, Snitch... Read more

VDMA leads strong presence at ITM Istanbul

  The Istanbul Textile Machinery (ITM) trade fair, commencing in early June, will featu... Read more

VF Corporation names Paul Vogel as CFO, succeeding Matt Puckett

  VF Corporation, a global leader in lifestyle apparel, footwear, and accessories, has ... Read more

Net sales of Deckers Brands to grow by 10 % in fiscal 2025

  Deckers Brands expects net sales to grow by approximately 10 per cent to around $4.7 ... Read more

Karl Mayer's warp knitting energy efficiency solution

  Karl Mayer Group unveils its pioneering Energy Efficiency Solution, poised to transfo... Read more

Primark to advance circular business models through the Fashion ReModel pro…

  Primark has joined an innovative project by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, The Fashi... Read more

CITI recommends policy measures to remove import duty on cotton

  To enhance the cost competitiveness of the cotton value chain, CITI recommends certai... Read more

Source Fashion unites global sourcing regions

  Europe's premier responsible sourcing event, Source Fashion, is set to captivate Olym... Read more

Hightex 2024: Redefining technical textiles globally

  Hightex 2024, the eminent global showcase for technical textiles and nonwovens, is po... Read more

Indonesia exports textile products worth $350,000 to Dubai

  The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) has announced the export of domestic textile fa... Read more

Wool yarn shipments by Poland decline by 2.3 % in 2023

  In 2023, after two years of growth, overseas shipments of wool yarn by Poland decline... Read more

Fashion for Good launches US report on textile circularity

  Fashion for Good, in collaboration with various industry stakeholders, has unveiled t... Read more

LVMH to strengthen partnership with Alibaba

  To capitalise on the firm’s cloud and artificial intelligence capabilities and ... Read more

Yarn & Jari Expo 2024: Surat's global showcase

  Surat recently hosted the fourth edition of the Yarn & Jari Textile Expo 2024, a ... Read more

Denim Titans Conference to be held on June 05, 2024 in Milan

  On June 05, 2024, the Denim Talk area at the Superstudio Più in Milan will org... Read more