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Cambodia’s readymade garment industry faces a slowdown

Cambodia’s readymade garment industry faces a slowdown

"While Southeast Asia continues to enhance its role as a global manufacturing hub, Cambodia is struggling with slow growth in domestic garment business. In its attempt to move up the manufacturing value chain Cambodia is challenged with regulatory obstacles, insufficient infrastructure, lack of skilled workforce and sl... Read more

China’s men’s wear industry is riddled with weak demand, falling sales

China’s men’s wear industry is riddled with weak demand, falling sales

"The domestic textile and garment industry in China is facing a major downturn in traditional retail along in online retail sales and exports. With the domestic demand witnessing a decline, the performance of major players has also fallen sharply. Especially menswear business has suffered most. In fact, Busen shares an... Read more

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HKTDC unveils ‘Centrestage’, a platform for brand launches and promotions

HKTDC unveils ‘Centrestage’, a platform for brand launches and promotions

"In an attempt to solidify Hong Kong’s position as a hotspot for global fashion and style, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is all set to launch Centrestage, a brand new fashion promotion and launch platform, to be held from September 7 to 10, 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC)." ... Read more

Global cotton prices move down, market slowsdown

Global cotton prices move down, market slowsdown

"After a sharp rise in July, the benchmark prices for cotton showed a consistent and in some cases downward movement during the first half of August. While cotton prices continued to show little strength, in a way it kept costs down however, it also did not allow for pricing power down the pipeline. An US Department of... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-Autumn edition begins

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-Autumn edition begins

"Countdown has begun for Asia’s leading trade event for the home textiles industry, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-Autumn 2016 edition that opens tomorrow August 24th till August 27th at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre. The four day event is a reflection of a booming international home texti... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics A/W to unveil future trends

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics A/W to unveil future trends

The Autumn 2016 edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, organized by Messe Frankfurt, is all set to open its doors at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai from October 11-13. The fair considered to be one of the most effective marketplaces for international business development, will highli... Read more

Athleisure’s popularity does not dampen denim’s growth story

Athleisure’s popularity does not dampen denim’s growth story

"Denim, world’s most popular everyday wear apparel category is likely to continue its growth story in 2016 amidst rising competition from athleisure and other bottom wear categories. A recent Lifestyle Monitor Survey reveals although active bottoms especially ‘yoga pants’ remains the most popular apparel for hanging ou... Read more

Pakistan needs to brace for the challenges post Brexit

Pakistan needs to brace for the challenges post Brexit

"With Britain breaking away from the European Union – in the now famous Brexit – Pakistan may face serious implications. Britain has had a great importance for Pakistan’s economy, trade and commerce as well as for Pakistani expatriates. In fact, the UK is the third largest home to Pakistani diaspora in the world. So, w... Read more

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Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-Autumn edition begins

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-Autumn edition begins

"Countdown has begun for Asia’s leading trade event for the home textiles industry, Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles-Autumn 2016 edition that opens tomorrow August 24th till August 27th at the Shanghai National Exhibition and Convention Centre. The four day event is a reflection of a booming international home texti... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics A/W to unveil future trends

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics A/W to unveil future trends

The Autumn 2016 edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics, organized by Messe Frankfurt, is all set to open its doors at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre, Shanghai from October 11-13. The fair considered to be one of the most effective marketplaces for international business development, will highli... Read more

Athleisure’s popularity does not dampen denim’s growth story

Athleisure’s popularity does not dampen denim’s growth story

"Denim, world’s most popular everyday wear apparel category is likely to continue its growth story in 2016 amidst rising competition from athleisure and other bottom wear categories. A recent Lifestyle Monitor Survey reveals although active bottoms especially ‘yoga pants’ remains the most popular apparel for hanging ou... Read more

Pakistan needs to brace for the challenges post Brexit

Pakistan needs to brace for the challenges post Brexit

"With Britain breaking away from the European Union – in the now famous Brexit – Pakistan may face serious implications. Britain has had a great importance for Pakistan’s economy, trade and commerce as well as for Pakistani expatriates. In fact, the UK is the third largest home to Pakistani diaspora in the world. So, w... Read more

Bangladesh working towards restoration of GSP

Bangladesh working towards restoration of GSP

"Since 2013, Bangladesh does not have the facility of Generalised System of Preference (GSP) which was suspended by the US after two devastating accidents. With the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) projecting Bangladesh’s garment exports to hit $28.09 billion in the FY2015-16 with 10.21 per cent growth, it is being hoped ... Read more

Aditya Birla Group planning another round of rejig

Aditya Birla Group planning another round of rejig

"The $41-billion Aditya Birla Group is planning another round of corporate reorganisation to unlock value and beef up the balance sheet, after consolidating its garments business into a single entity last year according to market sources, media reports suggest."   The $41-billion Aditya Birla Gro... Read more

Athleisure’s popularity does not dampen denim’s growth story

Athleisure’s popularity does not dampen denim’s growth story

"Denim, world’s most popular everyday wear apparel category is likely to continue its growth story in 2016 amidst rising competition from athleisure and other bottom wear categories. A recent Lifestyle Monitor Survey reveals although active bottoms especially ‘yoga pants’ remains the most popular apparel for hanging ou... Read more

Pakistan needs to brace for the challenges post Brexit

Pakistan needs to brace for the challenges post Brexit

"With Britain breaking away from the European Union – in the now famous Brexit – Pakistan may face serious implications. Britain has had a great importance for Pakistan’s economy, trade and commerce as well as for Pakistani expatriates. In fact, the UK is the third largest home to Pakistani diaspora in the world. So, w... Read more

Bangladesh working towards restoration of GSP

Bangladesh working towards restoration of GSP

"Since 2013, Bangladesh does not have the facility of Generalised System of Preference (GSP) which was suspended by the US after two devastating accidents. With the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) projecting Bangladesh’s garment exports to hit $28.09 billion in the FY2015-16 with 10.21 per cent growth, it is being hoped ... Read more

Aditya Birla Group planning another round of rejig

Aditya Birla Group planning another round of rejig

"The $41-billion Aditya Birla Group is planning another round of corporate reorganisation to unlock value and beef up the balance sheet, after consolidating its garments business into a single entity last year according to market sources, media reports suggest."   The $41-billion Aditya Birla Gro... Read more

Reshoring, the way forward for US textile, apparel manufacturing

Reshoring, the way forward for US textile, apparel manufacturing

"Textile and apparel manufacturing in the USA is enjoying resurgence. And making the most of this even companies based in India and China are investing in US facilities, says a recent Textiles Intelligence report. Reshoaring as its known may have been triggered partly due to concerns over factory safety and growing con... Read more

Cotton prices on the rise after India overtakes China as largest producer

Cotton prices on the rise after India overtakes China as largest producer

"After hovering around 60 cents to 65 cents for the past two years, cotton prices are up 16 per cent, selling at around 70 to 72 cents a pound. Upland cotton grown in the United States is selling for 80 cents to 85 cents a pound after bouncing around at 60 cents or below for most of the spring."   ... Read more

Brexit could negatively impact Turkey’s textiles, RMG trade with UK

Brexit could negatively impact Turkey’s textiles, RMG trade with UK

"The UK shook the world with Brexit vote as the country is the fifth largest economy of the global market and second in the EU after Germany. Brexit will not only result in crucial changes for the UK and its economy but also for the whole region. The leaving process is expected to take 2-3 years and is expected to have... Read more

GST to reduce costs for retailers, ‘erase’ disparity in textile duty rates

GST to reduce costs for retailers, ‘erase’ disparity in textile duty rates

"After years of deliberation, the goods and services tax (GST), touted as the biggest tax reform in Indian history since independence, finally saw light. GST is expected to reduce distribution costs of retailers, improve the speed to market and boost overall consumption. And as Kumar Rajagopalan, CEO, Retailers Associa... Read more

‘Large capacity addition in a short span of time, is pressuring denim industry’

‘Large capacity addition in a short span of time, is pressuring denim industry’

Sharad Jaipuria, the CMD of Ginni International is also the President of Denim Manufacturers Association of India, where most of India’s denim fabric manufacturers are members. Optimistic about domestic denim industry Jaipuria is also wary of too many new players coming into the fray. He speaks to Fashi... Read more

Focus on sustainable strategies in apparel industry

Focus on sustainable strategies in apparel industry

"A recent study by Boston Consulting Group reveals 50 per cent of Millennials believe brands ‘say something about who I am, my values, and where I fit in,’ while a recent Nielsen study found that three out of four Millennials - a coveted audience for any apparel company - are willing to pay extra for sustainable produc... Read more

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2016 sees increase in foot steps

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen 2016 sees increase in foot steps

"The recently concluded Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen wrapped up its 2016 edition with nearly 15 per cent increase in visitor figure, welcoming over 17,000 visitors from 37 countries and regions. The top 10 overseas visitors were: Hong Kong, the US, Canada, India, Russia, Singapore, Korea, Australia, Japan and Turkey.... Read more

Slow growth a impediment to employment generation in textile sector

Slow growth a impediment to employment generation in textile sector

"The Indian textile and apparels industry employs 105 million people directly and indirectly and has a potential to create 50 million more jobs by 2025, holding the key to growing unrest over India's inability to create the millions of jobs it needs every month. However, due to rising skills gap, falling exports, low p... Read more

Study shows a decline in apparel sales in China

Study shows a decline in apparel sales in China

"Shanghai Garment Trade Association Network (SGTAN) periodic statistical report shows that in June 2016, Shanghai's top 10 shopping malls sold 680,000 (sets) of clothing categories, a decrease of 34,000 (sets), a decline of 4.7 per cent but an increase of 300 (sets). In June 2016, sales of clothing categories stood at ... Read more

High-end lingerie brands heat up Chinese luxury market

High-end lingerie brands heat up Chinese luxury market

The sales of high-end lingerie is outpacing China's generally downbeat luxury market and is heating up competition between international brands and local rivals looking to go up market.   Several World Lingerie brands eye Chinese market While U.S. brand Victoria's Secret is set to open its fir... Read more

Bangladesh now creating funds for future exigencies

Bangladesh now creating funds for future exigencies

"The Bangladesh government is taking a major step to show that the right lessons have been learned, after the numerous RMG factory accidents. Besides the Accord/Alliance restructuring and safe-guarding programs, another RMG rescue plan is being implemented which also seeks defensive and insurance-driven priorities; unl... Read more

Post Brexit, TTIP to provide greater compatibility, transparency

Post Brexit, TTIP to provide greater compatibility, transparency

"The initial shock of Brexit is still sinking in across the world. Indeed, the ‘for’ campaigners are exulting as they see the referendum as a sort of reform to save the UK from an unstable EU grappling with migration, security and financial stability issues. Whether they like it or not, the fact is that it is a lot of ... Read more

Tamil Nadu’s garment industry says wage revision unrealistic

Tamil Nadu’s garment industry says wage revision unrealistic

"The recent decision by the Madras High Court upholding government’s rights to fix minimum wages for garment workers, has not gone down well among manufacturers and stake holders. The industry feels the government’s decision is not pragmatic and will render garment exporters in the State uncompetitive. In fact, Tamil N... Read more

GoI must prevent textiles and garments from wearing down

GoI must prevent textiles and garments from wearing down

"The government has announced a package of measures for the textiles and the garment industries. The notification says, the package is labour friendly and would promote employment generation, economies of scale and boost exports. The government expects that in the next three years it will generate 10 million jobs in th... Read more

Dhaka massacre rips apart the fabric of Bangladesh's garment sector

Dhaka massacre rips apart the fabric of Bangladesh's garment sector

"The recent attack has confronted the industry with its biggest image crisis; with some fearing security worries could cripple a sector that is the lifeblood of the economy. Bangladesh's garment industry has seen hit by riots, labour unrest, power shortages and safety scandals and the industry bounced back each ti... Read more

Gender-neutral clothing, a new market for fashion brands

Gender-neutral clothing, a new market for fashion brands

"The demand for clothing that is neither traditionally male nor female is on the rise. As more and more people opt to make their diverse sexual and gender identities public and as choice-craving individuals seek clothing that perfectly reflects their personal style, retail and fashion insiders expect sales of androgyno... Read more

Global warming impacts brands' fashion cycles

Global warming impacts brands' fashion cycles

"Fashion retailers are feeling the heat from warming winter. According to Co. Design, a Patagonia spokesperson, climate change ‘a serious crisis’ for its business. And while retailers like J. Crew, H&M, and Nordstrom decline to comment, the numbers speak for themselves. Uniqlo, H&M, and Gap all announced major ... Read more

Hong Kong to host fashion event CENTRESTAGE from September 7-10

Hong Kong to host fashion event CENTRESTAGE from September 7-10

"CENTRESTAGE, a brand new international fashion event organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), would be held from September 7-10 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau says, CENTRESTAGE has been designed to be a platform for internation... Read more

Textiles, an opportunity for India to be global market leader

Textiles, an opportunity for India to be global market leader

"Indian the textile sector is one of the four most labour-intensive sectors of the economy, along with construction, agriculture and tourism sectors. It has a huge potential for generating sustainable jobs as well as export earnings. Currently, it employs about 35 million people and contributes 12 per cent of exports. ... Read more

India’s emergence as a strong leader in global textile industry

India’s emergence as a strong leader in global textile industry

"India has a unique opportunity to reverse the decline in its export share and seize a global leadership position. Some of this opportunity is arising due to changing labour dynamics in China, which has been the world’s textiles behemoth. Indian the textile sector is one of the four most labour-intensive sectors of the... Read more

It’s digitize or die for supply chains

It’s digitize or die for supply chains

"More than 64 per cent of supply chain professionals in manufacturing and retail plan to ramp up spending on supply chain digitization in the next three years. More than 25 per cent said they would increase the spend significantly. Shoppers in the US are continuing to flee into the more organised arms of online retail,... Read more

ESCAP and Kazakhstan affirm to work together

ESCAP and Kazakhstan affirm to work together

"Under the Agreement that supplements the Host Country Agreement, the Government of Kazakhstan has committed to provide the premises for the ESCAP’s Sub regional office for North and Central Asia (SONCA) along with a recurring annual grant for operational and programme costs of the office."   The... Read more

Asian textile industry shrinks, opens doors for Kenyan garments and fashion

Asian textile industry shrinks, opens doors for Kenyan garments and fashion

"The garment industry - a labour intensive, low-skill manufacturing process - has been one of the catalysts for the economic growth in the Asian countries for several decades. There is however a twist. The garment manufacturing sector is gradually slowing down among the Asia tigers -promising opportunities for other ma... Read more

China facing issues with rise in incomes at managerial levels

China facing issues with rise in incomes at managerial levels

"As China is losing its cost advantage, foreign firms are starting to look at Asean as a more attractive destination. China's competitiveness is eroded by lower labour costs in Thailand and emerging Southeast Asian economies, prompting a growing number of businesses to relocate their production from the mainland to Ase... Read more

Reuse and donation of old clothes could boost sustainability

Reuse and donation of old clothes could boost sustainability

"Through clothing donation, people can support many causes that are critical to serving a wide group of individuals in need in the local community. According to a study commissioned by ‘Savers,’ a staggering 85 per cent of clothing and textiles ends up in landfills, even though 95 per cent can be reused or recycled. Am... Read more

Blame it on yoga pants, for cotton’s market decline

Blame it on yoga pants, for cotton’s market decline

"Now-a-days, more women are wearing yoga pants. The problem for cotton is two-fold. These yoga pants contain more synthetic fiber than denim and more fiber goes into denim than yoga pants. Even if you had 100 per cent cotton yoga pants, we’d rather see the denim market going strong because more weight goes in... Read more

UK: Growth in menswear outpaces womenswear

UK: Growth in menswear outpaces womenswear

"Out of the men who bought clothes in the last year, 28 per cent bought sportswear, compared to just 12 per cent who bought a suit. Men aged 35-44 are the most likely to have bought sportswear over the past year, with one third (33 per cent) doing so. Young men prioritise product quality with 54 per cent of 16-24s cons... Read more

Innovation is the buzz-word in US denim market

Innovation is the buzz-word in US denim market

"A lot of research and cutting edge innovations are happening in the denim industry to introduce new ideas such as wearable technology in the right products at the right times in to the market. Denim makers are looking at the popularity of athleisure and figuring out how to make certain properties of the comfort catego... Read more

Tremors of Dhaka terror attack felt in Bangladesh RMG industry

Tremors of Dhaka terror attack felt in Bangladesh RMG industry

"The horrific slaughter of diners at a Dhaka cafe has triggered fears that surging Islamist violence may imperil the garment industry in Bangladesh, which built its economy on cheaply supplying fashion to the world’s big-name brands. Said Faruque Hassan, Senior Vice President of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and... Read more

Cordura comes out with denim trends for 2017

Cordura comes out with denim trends for 2017

"Invista’s first theme, entitled ‘The Future is Real’, is exploring the implications of the modern chaotic lifestyle, tied to technology, and weighs them against the authenticity and craving for escape. A leading denim manufacturer, Artistic Milliners, keeps it real with its classical Cordura denim Magnum, Ki... Read more

Brexit’s impact on UK and European fashion industry

Brexit’s impact on UK and European fashion industry

"The fashion industry directly contributed £28 billion to the UK’s economy in 2015 and employed 880,000 from manufacturing to retail. The impact of Brexit on the fashion industry is multi-leveled. Post Brexit, there will be an immediate hit on costs and margins for many British designers and stores. According to analys... Read more

Indian textiles loses ground to Bangladesh, Vietnam

Indian textiles loses ground to Bangladesh, Vietnam

"Traditionally, India’s textile sector not only employed millions of people directly but also gave the country the lion’s share in global trade. Things have changed in recent years and India’s apparel industry is in tatters. Many of India’s textiles mills are shutting down, new jobs aren’t being created because exports... Read more

CII’s action plan for apparel, made-ups & textile industry

CII’s action plan for apparel, made-ups & textile industry

"With bold labour reforms, implementation of GST, robust export infrastructure coupled with innovation & technology, Indian textile and apparel industry has the potential to fundamentally change its trajectory, create over 50 million jobs, bring social transformation and gain global dominance. At the same time, mov... Read more

Brexit Effect: US apparel stocks see short term dip

Brexit Effect: US apparel stocks see short term dip

"Brexit decision sent stocks tumbling the next day. It led to a fall of 3.6 per cent in the S&P 500 and a drop of 3.4 per cent in the Dow Jones index on June 24. The S&P 500 Apparel and Accessories Index, which is a seven-company index based on Ralph Lauren, Hanesbrands, VF, Coach, PVH, Michael Kors, and Under ... Read more

Vietnamese firms yet to focus on TPP opportunities

Vietnamese firms yet to focus on TPP opportunities

"Though the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement has come into effect having been signed on 4 February this year, few Vietnamese businesses have plans to switch from subcontracting to direct exports or reduce their heavy reliance on feedstock imports or increase exports of processed goods to improve value addition... Read more

Brexit, a nightmare for the Caribbean

Brexit, a nightmare for the Caribbean

"The 12 Caribbean countries will have no structured trade relationship with Britain, once it finally leaves the EU. When Britain joined what was then the European Economic Community in 1973, it transferred all authority for its trade agreements to the community. Ever since then the formal trade, aid, and investment rel... Read more

Bangladesh knitwear exports to EU countries face setback

Bangladesh knitwear exports to EU countries face setback

"Sluggish demand, devaluation of currencies to blame. Bangladesh's knitwear exports to a number of European Union (EU) member-countries and some other non-traditional markets have been facing a setback in recent times. Exporters and experts have attributed this to a sluggish demand, change of rules of origin ... Read more

Global impact of Brexit on apparel, textile

Global impact of Brexit on apparel, textile

"According to economists, post Brexit, the British pound is expected to continue tumbling, quickly leading to higher prices. Businesses worried about the impact of Brexit will at best delay investments – and at worst, start moving jobs elsewhere. Even Brexit's strongest advocates have admitted some economic stuttering ... Read more

Brexit will be terrible for African economies

Brexit will be terrible for African economies

"Some saw Brexit as an opportunity to rethink the EU style laws that are taking hold in South Africa, especially around health and safety. Some of South Africa’s largest companies that are dual listed in Johannesburg and London are feeling the pain of Brexit. Over the years firms with Johannesburg listings have also si... Read more

Indian garment exporters are worried due to Brexit

Indian garment exporters are worried due to Brexit

"But the textile industry hopes Brexit could mean India emerging as a stronger political and trade partner for the UK, thereby expediting work on FTA. Garment exporters in Tirupur are worried as UK decided to exit from EU. For India’s readymade garments (RMG) exports, EU is a major destination. In 2015-16, total RMG ex... Read more

Brexit sends shockwaves, not least for fashion industry

Brexit sends shockwaves, not least for fashion industry

"The outcome may see Britain embark on at least two years of complicated divorce proceedings with the EU, raising questions over London’s role as a global financial capital and putting huge pressure on its Prime Minister David Cameron to resign. Friday morning, Europe woke up to the news that more than half of British ... Read more

USFIA releases third fashion industry benchmarking study

USFIA releases third fashion industry benchmarking study

"The United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) has released the third annual Fashion Industry Benchmarking Study, a survey of 30 executives from leading fashion and apparel brands, retailers, importers, and wholesalers. Conducted in conjunction with Sheng Lu, Assistant Professor at University of Delaware Depar... Read more

Textile sector hails labour reforms, says will boost industry

Textile sector hails labour reforms, says will boost industry

"The government has announced a slew of measures for the textile sector, through labour reforms to generate 10 million jobs, boost exports by a cumulative $30 billion and investments by Rs 74,000 crores over three years. Estimated to cost Rs 6,000 crores, the special package approved by the Cabinet is to improve compet... Read more

IFAI Outlook Conference: Focus on trade and other aspects of US textile industry

IFAI Outlook Conference: Focus on trade and other aspects of US textile industry

"The annual Industrial Fabrics Association International’s (IFAI’s) Outlook Conference took place in the US recently. They spent two days networking and putting their finger on the pulse of the economic, legislative and business environment while gathering insights into key issues that affect their future paths." &nbs... Read more

Patagonia's study finds fleece jackets serious pollutants

Patagonia's study finds fleece jackets serious pollutants

"Brand Patagonia had commissioned a study to find out how many synthetic microfibers—the tiny bits of plastic that marine scientists say could be jeopardizing our oceans-are shed from its jackets in the wash. And the results aren't encouraging. It all started on a beach in Southwest England in early 2000. Richard Thomp... Read more

Union Cabinet approves incentives to boost job creation in textile sector

Union Cabinet approves incentives to boost job creation in textile sector

"The Union Cabinet, has approved incentives to boost job creation, manufacturing and exports in the labour-intensive textile sector. The move comes in the backdrop of the package of reforms announced by the government for generation of one crore jobs in the textile and apparel industry over the next three years. It inc... Read more

‘Spinners' situation tight, but not so bad to close down’, says Sanjay Jain

‘Spinners' situation tight, but not so bad to close down’, says Sanjay Jain

"In his letter, Jain describes the last two years as the worst ever period for spinning industry despite cotton prices being reasonably low due to a demand supply imbalance created out of new spinning mills coming up in some States (viable due to incentives rather than fundamentals) and slow demand locally due to two s... Read more

Fashionista lured by ‘Made in Asia’ new cool fashion brands

Fashionista lured by ‘Made in Asia’ new cool fashion brands

"Asian fashion brands from South Korea, China and Japan are becoming serious rivals of their Western peers as Asian consumers become increasingly confident in their own style and take pride in buying home-grown labels. Most of these consumers are under 35, Internet-savvy and increasingly on the hunt for small, cool, or... Read more

African economies can gain through fashion and textile industries

African economies can gain through fashion and textile industries

"Other than the increasing labour costs in Asia, international textile firms are looking at Africa to take advantage of the growing African consumer market. This is an opportunity for African countries to find their place in these value chains, from the producers of raw materials on up."   Other ... Read more

China’s dyestuff companies less prosperous than printing and dyeing

China’s dyestuff companies less prosperous than printing and dyeing

"China came out with the 2016 Q1 report of listed printing and dyeing companies recently. The weighted average operating revenue of five representative listed companies reached 362 million Yuan, up 14.89 per cent year on year and net profits scored at 21 million Yuan, up 4.76 per cent year on year. For 6 representative... Read more

Incentives are passe, Bangladesh RMG sector needs to focus on growth

Incentives are passe, Bangladesh RMG sector needs to focus on growth

"Bangladesh apparel sector is yet to come of age after growing for more than 30 years with extensive policy and financial support from the state. Industry leaders still clamour for support and incentives on different pleas. Even at this moment, they are protesting the proposed increase in source tax. "   ... Read more

Russian apparel brands set their eyes on Asian markets

Russian apparel brands set their eyes on Asian markets

"Russian clothing industry, once highly dependent on imports has transformed dramatically over the last few years. The weak ruble has made imported clothes, shoes and accessories less affordable for consumers, giving more space for local manufacturers, especially in the lower priced segment. Russian apparel brands have... Read more

ADB study lists factors affecting technology upgradation in India

ADB study lists factors affecting technology upgradation in India

"A study conducted by Asian Development Bank (ADB) on technology upgradation from a developing country’s point of view observes: technology upgrading depends on the extent of assimilation of foreign technologies, the availability of skilled labour and government policies that encourage investments in skills and technol... Read more

Cooperation is the buzzword to create sustainable denim

Cooperation is the buzzword to create sustainable denim

"Industry leaders behind Rational Denim are hoping their collaborative project around responsibly produced denim will help pave the path for others to follow. Major players like Archroma, Garmon, Lenzing and Royo, each an expert in its respective area of supply chain, share the same belief that denim garments can be ma... Read more

Top global companies falter in cotton sustainability standards

Top global companies falter in cotton sustainability standards

"Cotton sustainability ranking released recently by Pesticide Action Network (PAN) UK, Solidaridad and WWF had just eight out of 37 companies make it out of the red zone while home furnishing giant IKEA which tops the list, is in the green zone. Cotton is one of the most commonly used and versatile textiles, everyday p... Read more

AWI aims to boost Merino wool demand, rower profitability in draft policy

AWI aims to boost Merino wool demand, rower profitability in draft policy

"Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) is aiming to create new demand for wool and boosting the value and cost-effectiveness of its research and on-farm programs to wool growers, processors and marketing partners in its latest strategic plan. This was stated in its recently released draft version of its 2016-2019 strategic ... Read more

Brexit Affect: Global textiles, apparel industry to feel the heat

Brexit Affect: Global textiles, apparel industry to feel the heat

Uncertainty over Britain’s continuation in EU has hit a third of businesses in the UK’s manufacturing sector, which barely scraped growth in May, says a recent study. Foreign demand for goods from British factories fell for a fifth month as firms reported customers were unwilling to commit to investment ahead of the Ju... Read more

Nigeria should promote textile manufacturing to boost economy

Nigeria should promote textile manufacturing to boost economy

"Textile, apparel and footwear industry has played a dominant role in the manufacturing sector of Nigerian economy for long. From the 1960s to 70s, with a record high of over 140 companies, Nigeria witnessed a boom in textile manufacturing with companies like Kaduna Textiles, Kano Textiles, United Nigeria Textiles, Aba... Read more

Sustainable fashion for a better environment is the need of day

Sustainable fashion for a better environment is the need of day

"June 5 th was World Environment Day, a day when United Nations wants everyone to reflect on ours and others evil doings towards the environment. This year the theme was: Zero tolerance for illegal trade in wildlife. Wildlife here is not restricted to animals only; it includes everything grown in the wild including pla... Read more

For Vietnam, TPP’s ratification vital before looking at real gains

For Vietnam, TPP’s ratification vital before looking at real gains

"The US Congress last July gave the President fastrack authority, or Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), which led to the conclusion of negotiations over the TPP in February this year as the most positive step so far. In other words, US lawmakers will give the trade pact an up or down vote, without any amendment."  ... Read more

Plus clothing category to witness tremendous growth

Plus clothing category to witness tremendous growth

"While fashion shows and women’s glossies are filled with hyper-thin girls, the reality is their body types don’t come close to representing the average American woman. According to researchers, social media has helped spur a wake-up call that has stores, brands and even magazines, realizing the plus-size customer is n... Read more

Vietnam aims for stellar growth in textile, garment export

Vietnam aims for stellar growth in textile, garment export

"With the normalisation of relations between Vietnam and the US in 1995, what followed was the signing of the Vietnam-US Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) on in 2000. The treaty opened up a new chapter in investment and trade between the two nations. Then onwards, the textile and apparel industry made remarkable strides,... Read more

Global spandex market to grow at 8 per cent by 2023

Global spandex market to grow at 8 per cent by 2023

"Estimated over 760 kilo tons in 2015, global spandex market is likely to exceed 1,550 kilo tons by 2023, growing at a CAGR of more than 8 per cent from 2016 to 2023. It is also commonly known as elastane. Asia Pacific, especially China spandex market size was the dominant region and accounted for more than 60 per cent... Read more

Next Galleria Intima, to attract over 1,000 brands, 2,000 plus visitors

Next Galleria Intima, to attract over 1,000 brands, 2,000 plus visitors

"The fifth edition of Galleria Intim, a trade fair that seeks to renovate the intimate apparel segment in India, is expected to attract more than 2,000 visitors from India and abroad. The annual trade fare is slated to take place in New Delhi from August 5-6. Over 1,000 brands from India alone are expected to visit the... Read more

China’s lingerie market heats up

China’s lingerie market heats up

"China’s underwear market was worth RMB167.2 billion (about $25.5 billion) in 2015, up from RMB101.6 billion ($15.5 billion) in 2010, an increase of 65 per cent, according to Mintel. For women’s lingerie (defined as women’s underwear, shape wear and nightwear), the boom was even bigger: sales almost doubled from RMB59 ... Read more

CMAI’s Annual Apparel Index: Moderate growth in FY15-16 at 5.32 points

CMAI’s Annual Apparel Index: Moderate growth in FY15-16 at 5.32 points

The apparel industry clocked in moderate growth in the four quarters of fiscal year 2015-16 (April ’15- March ’16). The index value of 5.32 points during this period was much lower than the Apparel Index for FY 14-15 at 7.28. In fact, FY15-16 ‘not so buoyant’ period with even the festive season, perceiv... Read more

Shipments of new textile machinery down in 2015

Shipments of new textile machinery down in 2015

"The 38th annual International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) results were released by the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF) recently and as per the figures in year 2015, shipments in some textile machinery segments saw a fall. Deliveries of new short-staple spindles fell by nearly 8 ... Read more

Trade deals a new trend

Trade deals a new trend

"The proliferation of major regional trade agreements, including the recently agreed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) being negotiated by the US and the European Union, has undeniably played a critical role in expanding global trade and the exports of member ... Read more

US firms seeking foothold in Vietnam as TPP takes effect

US firms seeking foothold in Vietnam as TPP takes effect

"Vietnam could become even more appealing to US through the Trans-Pacific Partnership, an expansive 12-nation trade deal that would phase out steep import tariffs on Vietnamese-made goods, but only if Congress puts its stamp on it. In campaign season that has ¬renewed public anxiety about US job losses to China, one Mi... Read more

Fashion industry faces disruption

Fashion industry faces disruption

"This is happening within the industry itself as brands try to engage the new consumer - and lure back the old. Fashion industry is certainly seems to be in a state of flux. The collapse of the Asian market, an exodus of designer talent from the big houses and the sluggish performance of ready-to-wear has precipitated ... Read more

Pakistan’s textiles value added sector upbeat about growth

Pakistan’s textiles value added sector upbeat about growth

"Digital textile printing market in Pakistan has shown good promise as it offers better and high definition textile print design possibilities, lower water, effluent, emissions and energy use with economical production of ‘short run-medium run’ prints to the market. Shorter delivery brings in increased savings to retai... Read more

Clothing brands relocating to Russia to take advantage of weak ruble

Clothing brands relocating to Russia to take advantage of weak ruble

"With the start of the economic crisis, many Russian retailers have started moving their production from Asian countries to Russia. With the Russian ruble still weak against major currencies, low costs are tempting some of the world’s leading clothes retailers to consider relocating their production facilities to Russi... Read more

First Belt and Road Summit explores business opportunities

First Belt and Road Summit explores business opportunities

"Hong Kong recently hosted the inaugural Belt and Road Summit to explore business opportunities presented to the world by the Belt and Road Initiative. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, more than 20 senior government ministers from countries located along the Belt and Road routes as well as busine... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: Trend enlightenment reaches a new high

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: Trend enlightenment reaches a new high

"Asia’s leading exhibition for home textiles industry to be held from August 24-27, will see around 1,400 international and domestic suppliers. The Autumn edition will again feature InterDesign, following the success of revamped design and trend program last August. With a combination of trend forecasting, conceptual d... Read more

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Texo presents black-backed textile

Texo Trade Services has introduced a new black-backed textile that guarantees a 100 per cent bl... Read more

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American & Efird Global will buy an additional 40 per cent stake in Vardhman Yarns and Thre... Read more

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Additional security push up costs for B’desh garment exporters

The recent Dhaka café attack has made the cost of doing business for local apparel makers costl... Read more

Rieter to sponsor fiber event

Switzerland-based Rieter, the world’s leading supplier of systems for short-staple fiber spinni... Read more

PVH releases 8th annual CR report

American clothing company PVH Corp. that owns brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, IZOD, A... Read more

Innovations boost active wear and performance apparels

New technologies in moisture wicking and weather resistance are helping cotton overcome outdoor... Read more

Low prices hamper Cambodia’s garment sector

Cambodia’s garment sector is expanding, though productivity is yet to see a sharp increase. Inv... Read more

Textile IPO rush sets in Tamil Nadu

Companies in Tamil Nadu's textile belt are opting for IPOs now. Till now they had banked on deb... Read more

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PVH releases 8th annual CR report

American clothing company PVH Corp. that owns brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, IZOD, A... Read more

Innovations boost active wear and performance apparels

New technologies in moisture wicking and weather resistance are helping cotton overcome outdoor... Read more

Low prices hamper Cambodia’s garment sector

Cambodia’s garment sector is expanding, though productivity is yet to see a sharp increase. Inv... Read more

Textile IPO rush sets in Tamil Nadu

Companies in Tamil Nadu's textile belt are opting for IPOs now. Till now they had banked on deb... Read more

Impressive speakers lined up for 32nd IAF World Fashion Conference in Mumba…

The IAF together with the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, is gearing up to host th... Read more

EAC assessing supply capacity of textiles, apparels

The ongoing assessment of supply capacities for textile, apparel and leather products by the Ea... Read more

Low prices hamper Cambodia’s garment sector

Cambodia’s garment sector is expanding, though productivity is yet to see a sharp increase. Inv... Read more

Textile IPO rush sets in Tamil Nadu

Companies in Tamil Nadu's textile belt are opting for IPOs now. Till now they had banked on deb... Read more

Impressive speakers lined up for 32nd IAF World Fashion Conference in Mumba…

The IAF together with the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, is gearing up to host th... Read more

EAC assessing supply capacity of textiles, apparels

The ongoing assessment of supply capacities for textile, apparel and leather products by the Ea... Read more

Chinese PSF prices fluctuate in July-August

Direct-spun polyester staple fiber (PSF) prices in China saw a roller coaster a fluctuation dur... Read more

China invests in Vietnam’s textiles sector to take advantage of TPP

Vietnam is a member of the TPP and China is not. To counter the adverse impact of the treaty, C... Read more

Welspun incident reflects negatively on Indian companies

Welspun India is paying the price of tripping up on quality standards. The number could be more... Read more

Spinning mills in Pakistan pay 22 per cent tax on import of fabric waste

Pakistan’s spinning mills that import fabric waste are forced to pay 17 per cent sales tax and ... Read more

Indonesia aims for textile export surge

Indonesia wants to be among the top five textile exporters in the next couple of years. Current... Read more

China: Topbi upbeat after scrapping of one-child policy

China-focused apparel company Topbi International Holdings declared a positive business outlook... Read more

Indonesia to feature prominently at Collection Premiere Moscow

Textile exhibition Collection Premiere Moscow will be held from August 31 to September 3. Takin... Read more

Swiftjet, the new tech that offers flexible printing solutions

Durst and Technijet have jointly developed a digital textile system called Swiftjet. Swiftjet i... Read more

Santoni innovates with knit denim

Santoni is a leading Italian seamless knitting machine builder. Now, it has created new stretch... Read more

Picanol turnover up 27 per cent

Picanol’s turnover grew 27 per cent in the first half of 2016 compared to the first half of 201... Read more

India’s cotton area falls by 10 per cent

Acreage under cotton in India during the 2016-17 crop year is expected to be lower by about 10 ... Read more

Pakistan urges China to open businesses in country to cut labour cost

Economic and trade experts at the China-Pakistan CEOs forum have urged Chinese companies to ope... Read more

Bangladesh’s apparel exports to non traditional markets go down

Bangladesh’s apparel exports to some 11 non-traditional markets slowed last fiscal when the exp... Read more

Bangladesh brings down interest rate remediation loan

To help garment factory owners secure loan easily, the Bangladesh government has fixed a new ra... Read more

Australian fashion brand Willow shuts down as it fails to find buyer

Willow, the once dominant but troubled Australian fashion label, is to wind up by end of Septem... Read more

Denim Première Vision to be held in Paris on November 2

Denime Premiere Vision show has announced new dates, in a new location, at the heart of Paris w... Read more

Company promotes Make in USA

US-based Wazoodle is looking to revive the textile industry in the country and promote in-house... Read more

Sympatex helps apparel brands with eco-friendly solutions

Sympatex is a French functional materials company. It works with apparel brands to make their m... Read more

World cotton area declines

World’s cotton harvested area in 2016-17 is projected at about three per cent below last season... Read more

Three-day Textile Asia expo on at Lahore

A three-day Textile Asia exhibition began in Lahore at the Centre last Saturday. The exhibition... Read more

Gujarat plans to set up India’s first textile university in Surat

India's first textile university will come up at Surat for which the Gujarat government will pr... Read more

Bangladesh: Square Denim aims to be world’s finest denim fabric mills

Bangladesh-based denim fabrics manufacturer Square Denim has started focusing on producing high... Read more

SGCCI to set up office in Dhaka to promote Surat textiles

In its endeavour to promote polyester fabrics, saris and dress materials manufactured in Surat,... Read more

Myth-busting research defining benefits of Merino wool

For wool growers hoping to supply to important therapeutic market sector, myth-busting research... Read more

Facing roadblocks in India, Monsanto seeks support of US lawmakers

Facing a tough time in India over sale of its genetically modified seeds, Monsanto has started ... Read more

India's first textile city likely to come up in AP

India’s first textiles city is likely to come up in Andhra Pradesh. The central government has ... Read more

Guess Q2 earnings up 76 per cent

Guess is an American clothing brand reports its Q2 earnings for FY17 which saw an increase of 7... Read more

GST may arrive in April

GST may be in place by April 2017. The proposed levy will be a single tax that will cover all l... Read more

Government mulls capping price of Bt cotton seeds

The Union government is rethinking capping the price of Bt cotton. This move comes three months... Read more

Bangladesh denim exports on the rise

Bangladesh is the second largest producer of denim products after China. The country ships arou... Read more

Haryana cotton ginners not to start ops unless VAT issues sorted

Cotton ginners in Haryana have said they will not to start operations this season unless the Ha... Read more

Freudenberg Performance Materials launches open innovation competition

World’s leading manufacturer of technical textiles, Freudenberg Performance Materials has launc... Read more

Nigeria’s yearly spend on imported textiles touch $4 billion

Despite having what it takes for a thriving textile industry, Nigeria spends around over $4 bil... Read more

Wazoodle.com targets reviving textile industry in US

American company Wazoodle, which provides a variety of different fabrics and sewing materials o... Read more

Nike in a strategic partnership with Apollo Global Management LLC

Aimed at building a transparent and ethical apparel supply chain in the Americas, Nike Inc has ... Read more

Monsanto decision poses a challenge to government’ seed policy

Monsanto’s decision to withdraw its application for Bollgard II Roundup Ready Flex technology i... Read more

India agrees to do away with tariffs on proposed RCEP with condition

India has agreed to cut off tariffs on an equal number of products for all member countries of ... Read more

Pakistan: FTB mulls exempting textile industry from holidays

On the demand of leading textile industry Associations, the Federal Textile Board (FTB) is thin... Read more

Bangladesh: Alliance, Accord snap ties with four more RMG units

Two separate platforms of western fashion brands and retailers namely Alliance for Bangladesh W... Read more

AfDB launches Fashionomics website dedicated to fashion, textiles in Africa

Special envoy of the African Development Bank (AfDB) on Gender, Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi has t... Read more

Turkish cotton to hit a 10-year high next year, predicts USDA

US officials are of the view that consumption of Turkish cotton will hit a 10-year high next ye... Read more

VF sees huge prospects in China

Multibrand fashion group VF Corporation sees Asia –especially China – as the primary driver of ... Read more

CICR hopes to release 15 varieties of desi cotton seeds by March

Nagpur-based Central Institute of Cotton Research (CICR) hopes to release nearly 15 varieties o... Read more

Textech Expo Bangladesh to open on Dhaka August 31

Textech Expo Bangladesh 2016, organised by CEMS Global, the biggest and oldest international te... Read more

Monsanto withholds new seed variety in India

Monsanto has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically m... Read more

Vardhman profit up 23 per cent

For the first quarter of the current fiscal Vardhman Textiles’ net profit has risen 23.5 per ce... Read more

Organic cotton community gets a voice through OCRT

Organic Cotton Round Table (OCRT) is a global stakeholder platform that supports and brings tog... Read more

Nanotex and Cotton Incorporated launch ‘Dry Inside’ apparels

Leading fabric innovator, Nanotex that provides nanotechnology-based textile enhancements to ap... Read more

Lenzing net profit up 83 per cent

Lenzing’s net profit has increased by 83.9 per cent in the first half year of 2016 compared to ... Read more

Textech Expo Bangladesh to open on Dhaka August 31

Textech Expo Bangladesh 2016, organised by CEMS Global, the biggest and oldest international te... Read more

EU clothing imports from China continue to drop this year

EU clothing imports from China dropped by a considerable volume of 9.9 per cent in the first th... Read more

Burkini ban in France sees sales rise 200 per cent

On a few beaches in France, wearing a certain type of swimsuit might get one in trouble, with t... Read more

India’s textile sector grows by one per cent

India's textile sector managed to grow approximately one per cent in financial year ’16. This s... Read more

Spun yarn exports drop 36 per cent

India’s spun yarn exports in July 2016 plunged 36 per cent in volume terms and value terms. Ind... Read more

Retech to exhibit significant range at ITMA Asia

Well-known manufacturer of high quality components for man-made fiber processing, Retech is goi... Read more

PRGMEA thanks Pakistani govt. for launching zero rated regime

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) chairman Shaik... Read more

Mayer & Cie to launch Spinit knitting machine at ITMA Asia

Mayer & Cie's Spinit 3.0 E technology that combines three operations viz. spinning, cleanin... Read more

India chalking out Mauritius-like tax treaty with Singapore

India is likely to chalk out amendments to its existing tax treaty with Singapore, on the lines... Read more

Nearly 70 garments, footwear factories shut shop in Cambodia this year

Due to the ongoing political dispute, illegal protests and tough competition, more than 70 garm... Read more

Denim Zone at YFA will be the special attraction

The special highlight of the Yarn, Fabric & Accessories Trade Show (YFA) show to be held fr... Read more

Global hosiery sector set for four per cent growth

The global hosiery market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of around four p... Read more

Fabrics with anti-toxic coatings could be a reality

With innovations chemically protective suits made of fabric coated in self-healing, thin films ... Read more

Chhattisgarh Govt. keen to develop green textile park in Raipur

The Chhattisgarh government is keen to develop a green Textile Park near Raipur with elaborate ... Read more

Bangladesh: BTMC in process to reopen six mills with Chinese help

Aiming to make the ailing corporation operationally sound and economically viable, the Banglade... Read more

After Target pull out, Walmart examining Welspun’s records

After Target Corp terminated a sourcing deal with Welspun India over cheap quality bed sheets b... Read more

Slow processing season no dampener for Australian wool

Despite it being a slow point of processing season when buyers face uncertainty about price tre... Read more

Hong Kong to host World Fibres Conference in November

The World Fibres Conference to be hosted by Hong Kong on November 9-10 will highlight latest de... Read more

VITAS wants master zoning plan for textile, garment industry revised

The Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) wants the country’s master zoning plan for ... Read more

Pakistan remains behind, China, India in cotton productivity

Despite being the fourth largest producer of cotton in the world, Pakistan remains at the botto... Read more

Milano Unica commences on September 6

The September edition of Milano Unica will be held from September 6-8, at Fieramilano Rho. This... Read more

Merger of Grasim-Nuvo to shore up promoter holding

The proposed merger of Grasim Industries and Aditya Birla Nuvo(ABNL) is the group’s long-term s... Read more

ICIL eyeing 15-20 per cent revenue growth from exports in FY17

Mumbai based Indo Count Industries (ICIL), known for spinning yarns, weaving fabrics and manufa... Read more

ILO pulls up H&M, others for violating child labour laws in Myanmar

Swedish company Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M), has come in the eyes of the International La... Read more

GAN delegation seeks incentives to boost exports

Nepal’s local apparel manufacturers have sought incentives from the government to boost exports... Read more

Fortune India honours denim fabric maker Nandan Denim

In its 500 biggest and best midsize companies’ rankings, Fortune India has honoured Nandan Deni... Read more

Fashion World Tokyo to be held in November

Fashion World Tokyo, supposed to be Japan’s largest bi-annual fashion trade show, will be held ... Read more

Vietnam sighs trade pact with Eurasian Economic Union

Vietnam’s exports to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) are expected to grow by 18 to 20 per ce... Read more

Textile printing takes off in India

Textile printing is a $7.5 billion market, and projected to grow more than 34 per cent worldwid... Read more

Responding to trends: need of the hour

According to experts, a mere 10 per cent of brands today are responding to trends in music, med... Read more

Relief for mills likely

Andhra Pradesh government is contemplating slashing power tariff for spinning mills and providi... Read more

Lack of skilled labour, cheap imports, worry Cambodian silk sector

Despite brisk sales of silk products, lack of skilled labour and cheap imports seems to be a ca... Read more

Korean-Myanmar JV scouting for land to set up factories

Myanmar-based Olympus Asia Group has signed a MoU with Korea’s Panko Corporation and now they a... Read more

Cotton production in West Africa set to bounce back

Forgetting the serious damage caused by the weather on the crop last season, West African cotto... Read more

Mumbai holds maiden China products fair

The annual China Guangxi Products Exhibition (CGPE) was held in Mumbai from August 19 to 21, 20... Read more

China, Bangladesh discuss major issues at 14th JEC

In a big move of sorts, China is all set to help Bangladesh improve issues of trade and investm... Read more

China to hold organic textiles roundtable

The China National Textile and Apparel Council will hold an organic textiles roundtable on Sept... Read more

China becomes stringent towards textile polluters

Since the introduction of new environmental regulations in the last two years, a quarter of the... Read more

Cambodia to host machinery fair on August 26th

Cambodia is hosting a garment machinery exhibition from August 26 to 29, 2016. This will have e... Read more

Denim Project, the brand that makes denim out of waste

Denim Project is a brand that produces garments from 98 per cent denim waste. The Denim Project... Read more

Woollen manufacturers chalk out new export strategy

Worried over a non-stop fall in exports of woollen products, woollen manufacturers, are explori... Read more

Target Corp snaps ties with Welspun

After accusing Welspun India of giving duplicate Egyptian cotton sheets, Target Corp has decide... Read more

H&M’s July sales rise

Swedish brand Hennes & Mauritz saw slightly bigger than expected July sales. There’s optimi... Read more

Gap reduces profit estimate

Gap has forecast a full-year profit below earlier estimates. The apparel and accessories retail... Read more

Development of Karachi Textile city project closed

With the closing down of the development of Karachi Textile City, hopes attached with the proje... Read more

Country’s cotton planting plummets to lowest ebb in seven years

Pest attacks, late onset of monsoon and shift to pulses and oilseeds by farmers, has resulted i... Read more

BGMEA applauded for first ever apparel zone in Chittagong

The Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has received a lot of pl... Read more

Ethiopia firms up textiles sector

Ethiopia has begun investing in the textile industry. The country's climate is suitable for pro... Read more

Adidas, Nike, Reebok and Under Armour top TotalSocial rankings

Technology and data company Engagement Labs, creator of TotalSocial™, the world's first tool to... Read more

VITAS urges Vietnam government to review strategies for industry

The Vietnam Textile and Garment Association (VITAS) has asked the government and authorities to... Read more

US apparel discounter TJMaxx increases market share

Whatever the prevailing economic circumstance indicate, US apparel discounter TJMaxx seems to b... Read more

Indian spinners hurt by cotton prices

A rise of about 40 per cent in cotton prices over the past two months has hit both small and bi... Read more

Speeding up remediation to help Bangladesh garment sector, say experts

At a recent round table conference in Dhaka diplomats, economists and officials of the Internat... Read more

Messe Frankfurt launches new show ‘Boulevard Prêt-à-Sale’ in New York

Messe Frankfurt, the leading international trade show organizer has teamed up with fashion indu... Read more

New duty drawback scheme to boost exports of expensive garments

Under a special advance authorisation scheme, the government has introduced duty drawback of 3.... Read more

EU emerges net importer of cotton fabrics

The European Union has become a net importer of cotton fabrics over the last 10 years. Imported... Read more

Better Cotton Initiative focuses on cotton made in Africa

Otto, the German retailer has launched a campaign for cotton sustainability. The campaign focus... Read more

US cotton faces contamination issues

US cotton ranks tops in the world for its quality. Mills want it to manufacture the yarns and f... Read more

Chinese companies to grow one million feddans cotton in Sudan

The Sudanese government has signed a MoU with Chinese companies that will allow the latter to g... Read more

Centre gives go ahead to textile park in Himachal Pradesh

The Centre has given the nod for setting up a textile park in Himachal Pradesh. This informatio... Read more

Ryu, the brand with a sense of community

Canadian brand Ryu, is the world’s first tailored, technical urban athletic brand. The pieces a... Read more

Indian to scale up export of made-ups to Afghanistan

India is looking at increasing export of manmade fabrics to Afghanistan. This will include poly... Read more

ICF holds two-day cotton conference in Coimbatore

The cotton sector in India needs comprehensive studies on challenges, requirements, and scope t... Read more

Being a non member, TPP may hurt Pakistan

The basic mechanics of the TPP are fairly simple — removal of tariffs, expedited customs cleara... Read more

Anta, the Chinese brand uses DuPont fiber for Rio athletes

Chinese sports brand Anta has used a fiber from DuPont named Sorona for producing apparel worn ... Read more

New Delhi to host Gartex 2016 from August 27-29

Curtains of three-day Gartex 2016, a comprehensive tradeshow on garment textile machinery will ... Read more

Malaysia’s textile, apparel exports touch RM7 billion in first half of 2016

Malaysia’s textile and apparel exports rose 10 per cent to RM 6.99 billion in the first half of... Read more

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