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Despite shutting shop, Gap, Benetton continue to inspire future busine…

Despite shutting shop, Gap, Benetton continue to inspire future businesses

  Once renowned as ‘category killers’, fashion retailers Gap and Benetton now face an uncertain future with Gap closing all its stores across the UK and Ireland, and Benetton no longer being in demand. However, the brands continue to inspire fashion lovers across the world with their rich history wr... Read more

Healthcare and military sectors to drive conductive textiles market ti…

Healthcare and military sectors to drive conductive textiles market till 2022

  Largely used in smart textile applications such as sensors, heating textiles and electrostatic discharge clothing, conductive textiles are seeing higher demand with the spread of COVID-19. These textiles basically comprise fabrics woven with metal or carbon that are mostly used in the fitness apparel and heal... Read more

Europe’s textile and clothing sector recovers, Q2 growth above 2019 le…

Europe’s textile and clothing sector recovers, Q2 growth above 2019 levels

  An important part of its manufacturing sector, the textile and clothing sector plays a crucial role in ensuring the economic and social well-being of European countries. With around 160,000 companies operating in this space and 1.5 million workers, it is an essential pillar of the economy across many EU regio... Read more

CmiA teams up with AbTF to uplift African cotton farmers’ lives

CmiA teams up with AbTF to uplift African cotton farmers’ lives

  Besides impacting global ecosystems, climate change also compounds problems for small farmers across the world. To help them, Cotton made in Africa (CmiA) teamed up with Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) aiming to improve their working and living conditions, and protect the environment. The mandate to assess res... Read more

US emerges the largest importer as India’s home textile exports rise i…

US emerges the largest importer as India’s home textile exports rise in July ’21

The largest exporter of home textiles after China, India witnessed a significant increase in home textiles shipments this year. As per a Textile Value Chain report, India’s exports of home textiles including blankets and travelling rugs increased to $108.24 million in July 2021 from around $79.01 in June 2020... Read more

Focus on core issues will help Bangladesh benefit from new GSP scheme

Focus on core issues will help Bangladesh benefit from new GSP scheme

   The new generalized scheme of preferences (GSP) proposed by the European Commission is likely to limit Bangladesh’s gains from the current ‘GSP plus’ scheme, says a report by the Daily Industry. The report suggests, focusing on core issues like climate protection and good governanc... Read more

China-Cambodia FTA heralds a new era in trade corporation during pande…

China-Cambodia FTA heralds a new era in trade corporation during pandemic

  In October last year, Cambodia signed a free trade agreement (FTA) with China to boost its COVID-19-hit economy. As per a Business Times report, the agreement includes development of infrastructure and connectivity projects to facilitate transportation of goods between the two countries. The FTA was signed un... Read more

Diplomacy and support may help Bangladesh benefit from new GSP rules

Diplomacy and support may help Bangladesh benefit from new GSP rules

  Originally framed on the recommendations of UNCTAD in 1971, the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) enables developing nations export their products to the European Union. The scheme aims to boost the export earnings of developing nations and boost their economic growth. To improve some of the key feature... Read more

Speed up FTAs to boost India’s global competitiveness, says SIMA chair…

Speed up FTAs to boost India’s global competitiveness, says SIMA chairman

    SIMA’s newly elected chairman Ravisam, has urged the government to expedite the process of signing FTAs with new countries. He says, though most global brands and buyers prefer Indian textiles and clothing for their robust quality and other advantages, India has not been able to increase expor... Read more

China’s CPTPP membership could create hurdles for US’ textile industry

China’s CPTPP membership could create hurdles for US’ textile industry

  Textile and apparel companies have been on a high alert ever since China submitted its application to join the 11-member Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). They believe China’s potential accession to the CPTPP could create unprecedented challenges for the West... Read more

Sustainability pressures compel brands to relook raw material choices

Sustainability pressures compel brands to relook raw material choices

   The pandemic has accelerated demand for clothes made from performance fabrics because of its moisture-wicking, anti-odor and cooling properties they offer. As per a Women’s Wear Daily report, consumers are seeking not just presentable but also versatile garments. This has created demand for fabric... Read more

Apparel dominates Brand Finance’s 2021 luxury brands list with 62% val…

Apparel dominates Brand Finance’s 2021 luxury brands list with 62% value

  In 2021, 62 per cent of the total value generated by the world’s top 50 valuable luxury and premium brands was from apparel brands reveals 2021 Luxury and Premium 50 report by Brand Finance. The report states, 30 apparel brands dominated the ranking. However, the value of these brands declined due to CO... Read more

PLI scheme will make Indian textile industry self-reliant

PLI scheme will make Indian textile industry self-reliant

  Fuelling industrial growth since the pre-British era, Indian textile industry is likely to reach a value of $300 billion by 2035. Currently, textile and apparel exports account for 11 per cent of India’s overall merchandize exports. Export growth is being driven by the growing urbanization and rising in... Read more

Diversification can help Vietnam lift production amid latest COVID-19 …

Diversification can help Vietnam lift production amid latest COVID-19 outbreak

  The outbreak of COVID-19’s Delta variant has paralyzed Vietnam’s garment industry. Though factories are allowed to operate they have to provide accommodation or transport for workers, leading to a sharp increase in expenses. This has disrupted manufacturing activities in Vietnam, as per a Business... Read more

Cotton prices to be bullish this year predict analysts

Cotton prices to be bullish this year predict analysts

  Cotton futures contract reached a 7.5-year high in August as falling global supply gave a boost to demand from China. A report by execution-only service provider Capital.com says, the benchmark intercontinental exchange (ICE) cotton contract for October delivery hit 96.27 cents a pound (lb) on August 27. Alth... Read more

Collaborations to be key for future textile industry growth

Collaborations to be key for future textile industry growth

  Collaborations are an important part of supply chain management in the textile industry. They help the industry create the right textile product for application. To highlight the importance of partnerships in the industry, MIT and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) published an instruction manual descr... Read more

Brand commitment can help American lawmakers address forced labor issu…

Brand commitment can help American lawmakers address forced labor issues

  Time and again, American customs officials have detained goods suspected of being made by forced labor. As per an AOL report, the US has been detaining goods suspected of being made by forced labor since 1930. This fiscal year, American Customs and Border Protection, or CBP, detained at least 967 shipments wo... Read more

Production revamp and consumer awareness can boost leather use in fash…

Production revamp and consumer awareness can boost leather use in fashion

  Time and again, industry experts have reiterated the importance of leather as one of the most sustainable materials for the fashion industry. Yet, consumers continue to be lured by global campaigns focusing on plastic-based materials. Also, clothing and footwear manufacturers continue to use plastic-based mat... Read more

PLI Scheme to boost India’s MMF-based garment exports to Japan

PLI Scheme to boost India’s MMF-based garment exports to Japan

  World’s third largest importer of textiles and apparels (T&A), Japan’s imports in the category grew by 1.2 per cent CAGR from $35.37 billion in 2015 to $37.14 billion in 2019. Meanwhile, exports during the four-year period declined 0.3 per cent from $7.84 per cent in 2015 to $7.74 billion in 2... Read more

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PolyUbags three TechConnect awards

   The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) was awarded three prestigious priz... Read more

Brazil’s textile brand Savyon participates in Interfiliere

   Held in September in Paris, French trade show Interfilière saw the parti... Read more

Global PSF market to grow at 5.2% CAGR from 2020-27

   The global market for Polyester Staple Fibers (PSF) is projected to grow at 5.2... Read more

Mahlo to participate in second virtual Innovative Textile and Apparel Show

   Mahlo plans to participate in the second virtual edition of the Innovative Text... Read more

Global spun yarn market to grow by 2% CAGR by 2026

   Currently estimated to be worth 52.5 million tonne, the global spun yarn market... Read more

China’s cotton yarn imports rise by 7.9 % in August

   Cotton yarn imports of China in Augustincreased by 7.9 per cent to reach 168.9k... Read more

Ikea, H&M team up to explore recycled textiles potential

   Swedish home furnishings big box chain Ikea and fashion industry giant H&M ... Read more

Officina+39 exhibits latest technologies and collaborations at Denim Premiè…

   Officina+39 showcased its latest creations in chemical applications dedicated t... Read more

Century Textiles reports Rs 44.71% in Q2 FY22

   Century Textiles & Industries reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 44.7... Read more

Welspun India launches upgraded traceability solution

   Welspun India has launched its upgraded multi-level traceability solution Wel-T... Read more

Peru’s textile exports surge by 68.9% in August

   Compared to the same month of the previous year, Peru’s textile exports s... Read more

Over 200 cotton professionals participate in ICA’s first hybrid trade event

   Over 200 participants from the global cotton community took part in the Interna... Read more

NCTO emphasizes on the importance of Onshoring and Nearshoring

   Kim Glass, President and CEO, The National Council of Textile Organizations (NC... Read more

Spinnova, Icebreaker collaborate to develop circular midlayer products

   The sustainable textile material company Spinnova and VF brand Icebreaker® ... Read more

Deakin University alumnus bags innovation award for wool insulator material

   Maryam Naebe from the Institute for Frontier Materials (IFM), Deakin University... Read more

The chemical protective clothing market to grow by 9.1%

   The chemical protective clothing market is set to grow at a compound annual gro... Read more

Capitalize on compliance to EU, US markets advises GIZ GmbH Bangladesh stud…

   A study commissioned by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusam... Read more

Stabilize cotton prices, urges SIMA

   Ravi Sam, Chairman, The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has urge... Read more

Elleti Group presents ‘Green Replicants’ project at Denim Première Vision

   Elleti Group presented its ‘Green Replicants’ project at the Denim ... Read more

Fimast 2021 to feature entire hosiery supply chain

   Italian Exhibition Group’s B2B trade show, Fimast 2021 will feature the e... Read more

Premiere Vision Paris showcases Autumn/Winter 2022-’23 trends

   Held from September 20-24, 2021, the face to face x digital hybrid show Premier... Read more

SmartX Europe completes three calls to textile startups and SMEs

   SmartX Europe has completed three funding calls aimed at textile start-ups and ... Read more

Madeira launches new label and sustainable threads

   Madeira is showcasing its commitment to the environment with the launch of Made... Read more

ITCRmg invests $35 million in Togo

   Tirupur’s apparel manufacturing company ITCRmg is investing $35 million i... Read more

Chemical protective market to grow at 9.1 CAGR from 2021-26

   The 72nd issue of the Performance Apparel Market report from Textile Intelligen... Read more

Reopening of western markets boosts Bangladesh’s leather exports

   The reopening of Western markets led to leather exports from Bangladesh exceedi... Read more

Textile and apparel imports by EU-27 increase year-on-year in July

   The textile and apparel imports by EU-27 countries increased year-on-year and m... Read more

Surat mill owners call for shutting down of units in November

   Several mill owners in Surat have proposed shutting down dyeing and printing mi... Read more

Trident Group launches Trident Foundation with a new website

   Trident Group launched the Trident Foundation, an extension of philanthropic ar... Read more