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Pakistan: Currency depreciation, energy costs hurt textile industry

Pakistan: Currency depreciation, energy costs hurt textile industry

"Pakistan's textile exports was worth $12.45 billion with imports worth $3.35 billion in 2016-17. The country exported raw cotton amounting to $42.85 million, cotton yarn $1.24 billion, cotton cloth $2.12 billion, cotton carded $235000, yarn other than cotton yarn $24.351 million, knitwear $2.362 billion, bed wear $2.1... Read more

Denim in Mexico overshadows US & China

Denim in Mexico overshadows US & China

  The global denim market is worth about $56 billion, says Statistic Brain. And the denim industry was expected to grow at a CAGR of over 6.5 per cent from 2015 to 2020, as per Technavio. The US accounts for $13.7 billion of that. Euromonitor International study says, jeans is growing not just in th... Read more

Taiwan needs a three-layered approach to sustain textile growth

Taiwan needs a three-layered approach to sustain textile growth

"Functional textile is Taiwan’s forte amid stiff competition from its Asian counterparts. This has been possible because of its strong thrust on R&D, advancements in manufacturing capabilities and cross-industry collaborations. Taiwan today accounts for about 70 per cent of the world’s functional fabric... Read more

Future of fast fashion lies in becoming sustainable

Future of fast fashion lies in becoming sustainable

"With rapid movement of styles from catwalk to retail shelves, fast fashion is space in everyone’s wardrobe. And as Tasha Lewis, a professor at Cornell University’s Department of Fibre Science and Apparel Design says, the rate of new fashion cycles has accelerated to a feverish pace. It used to be four seas... Read more

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Gartex meets tremendous success, exhibitors report good business

Gartex meets tremendous success, exhibitors report good business

"The just concluded 2nd edition of Gartex got a positive response from the industry. Spread over 65,000 sq. ft. nearly 16,790 trade buyers explored the latest technological advancements trending in the garment and textile manufacturing industry. Nearly 100 domestic and international exhibitors congregated at Pragati Ma... Read more

Four themes to showcase trends at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

Four themes to showcase trends at Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles

"As one of the largest printing markets in the world, textile industry has been offering newer avenues of growth to new age printing. Owing to its inherent advantages such as higher colour definition, shorter design time and lower production cost, the textile industry is witnessing winds of change. In this regard, Digi... Read more

India aims to ramp up textile and apparel trade with Japan

India aims to ramp up textile and apparel trade with Japan

  In an attempt to enhance exports to Japan, Textiles Committee under MoT is working hand in hand with experts from Japan Textile Products Quality and Technology Centre (QTEC). The Indian government year signed a MoU with QTEC through the Textiles Committee aimed at jointly establishing and encourag... Read more

Hong Kong losing shine as apparel exporter as figures show a dip

Hong Kong losing shine as apparel exporter as figures show a dip

"Hong Kong’s textile exports seen degrowth lately. In 2016, it fell 13 per cent and now another 7 per cent in the first five months of 2017. Re-exports, accounting for more than 99 per cent of total textiles exports, also fell 7 per cent, while domestic exports rose 2 per cent. With more than three-quarters of th... Read more

GST council cuts rate to 5 %, great relief to Indian textile, garment …

GST council cuts rate to 5 %, great relief to Indian textile, garment industry

This 5 percent GST rate reduced from 18 per cent announced earlier, will be applicable for job works in apparel, shawls and carpets. Acceding to demands from the industry, The Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council decided to reduce the GST rate on all job works related to the textile and apparel sector ... Read more

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

Sustainability scores high at London Textile Fair

"It was a great platform for companies eying to connect with British brands, at the recently concluded London Textile Fair, held at the London Design Centre in Islington. As John Kelley, show organiser and Textile Events owner, says there was a huge range of fabric producers, print studios and accessories and a strong ... Read more

Tough times for Hong Kong clothing sector with global competition

Tough times for Hong Kong clothing sector with global competition

"The clothing industry is a major manufacturing sector of Hong Kong. It is the fourth largest manufacturing employer, with 657 establishments hiring 4,763 workers as of March 2017. The major reason for declining exports is relocation of production facilities offshore. In a major upheaval, developed markets, such as the... Read more

Wazir Textile Index reflects stagnation in textile & apparel expor…

Wazir Textile Index reflects stagnation in textile & apparel exports in FY17

"In order to assess the overall financial performance of Indian textile sector on a continuous basis, Wazir Advisors has developed the Wazir Textile Index (WTI). This index gives the collective performance of select top 10 listed textile companies (by sales) of 2015-16 as the base/benchmark, represented by the base Ind... Read more

Opinion divided on authenticity of Pulse Report findings

Opinion divided on authenticity of Pulse Report findings

"If researches are anywhere to go by, soon we are going to see wool knitwear and bedding that enhance sleep pattern and also aid in relieving chronic skin conditions. As wool can be recycled, research shows wool garments are worn for longer and retained longer than those made of other fibres. In order to sustain proper... Read more

It’s the acquisition at play in global luxury fashion

It’s the acquisition at play in global luxury fashion

"Dominated by three giants, all European — LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, Kering and Richemont, the global luxury market is up for a major upheaval with the American brands proving their mettle. Coach and Michael Kors are planning to shift their global positioning and this in a way is touted as the major ... Read more

Innovations in focus at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Autumn e…

Innovations in focus at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics Autumn edition

"The organisers of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics are leaving no stones unturned to offer exhibitors and visitors pathbreaking innovations and unique products and equipment to stay ahead of the curve. The Autumn edition, slated to take place from October 11 to 13, 2017, will be hosting global innovators such as ... Read more

Denim Days to debut in New York on September 29

Denim Days to debut in New York on September 29

"The three-day Denim Day event will take place from September 29-October 1, with a one-day speaker series and a two-day shopping event in New York’s Chelsea nabe. Just like the Amsterdam event, the festival will include interactive displays and workshops from brands, designers and denim mills alongside in-store e... Read more

China a preferred destination for Bangladesh RMG makers

China a preferred destination for Bangladesh RMG makers

"Bangladesh's garment export to China increased 14.77 per cent year-on-year to $391.59 million in fiscal 2016-17 riding on duty-free trade privileges. Exporters are taking it as a sign of new opportunities waiting to be tapped. China has transformed into a major export destination for Bangladesh because of its huge pop... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics to host top global suppliers, bu…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics to host top global suppliers, buyers

"As the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry prepares to gather in Shanghai from October 11-13 for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – with suppliers from 25-plus countries and trade buyers from around 100 countries – exhibitors are gearing up for yet another edition of strong results. Occurr... Read more

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Fabric of Change awards given away to select groups

Ashoka and the C&A Foundation have given away the €180,000 Fabric of Change award. The... Read more

Robust China growth shows signs of fading in July but retail still strong

China's strong economic growth showed visible signs of fading in July as lending costs rose and... Read more

North Korean apparel units producing centre for Chinese exporters

Chinese textile firms using North Korean factories for production. Once ready, the factories th... Read more

Nandan Denim’s net profit up two per cent

Nandan Denim’s net profit for Q2, June quarter has risen 2.06 per cent as compared to the... Read more

Japan’s Daiichi Orimono makes waves with synthetic polyester fabric

Daiichi Orimono produces synthetic polyester fabric with an ultra high-density weave, which mak... Read more

Indo Rama’s net revenue falls in Q2

For the quarter ended June 30, 2017, Indo Rama Synthetics’ net revenues stood at Rs 652.5... Read more

Grasim’s net profit up 8 per cent

Grasim’s net profit for the quarter rose 8.2 per cent year-on-year. Revenue increased 12.... Read more

EU amends Ecolabel criteria for textiles products

The EU Ecolabel for textiles has been fine tuned to include accessories and intermediate produc... Read more

Chinese brand Finch promote sustainability through recycled Repreve fibers

Finch, a Chinese swimwear brand, uses Repreve recycled fiber in its products. Finch has a commi... Read more

Cambodia needs to diversify

Cambodia needs to diversify its export basket to make it more resilient to shocks. As of now, g... Read more

Bangladesh apparel exports to the US declines over 7 per cent

Due to higher duty, longer lead-time, and lower price Bangladesh garment shipment to the US, th... Read more

ATDC teams up with Groz-Beckert to launch CSR initiative

Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) and Groz-Beckert will launch a CSR initiative for v... Read more

Archroma partners Mehran University to boost research

Archroma has entered into a partnership with Mehran University, Pakistan, to foster research in... Read more

Govt sets up institutional mechanism to tap full potential of textiles sect…

The Ministry of textiles has set up institutional mechanisms to synergize efforts related to mi... Read more

FDI pours into Indian textiles

The textile sector in India is witnessing huge FDI inflows. FDI of up to 100 per cent is allowe... Read more

Ethiopia’s textile and garment exports remain disappointing

Ethiopia's textile and garment sector export revenue during the fiscal year 2016-17 that ended ... Read more

Escott expands capacity

Noida-based Escott Apparels offers knitted fabric and digital printing services. The firm is lo... Read more

Chinese cotton auctions continue

Sales from China’s State Reserve remain strong with cumulative sales since the start of a... Read more

Canadian apparel brands focus on value addition

Canadian brands are focusing on creating wealth through the local fashion industry. Their empha... Read more

Bhutan wants clarity on GST

With GST, trade between India and Bhutan has slowed down. For one, GST has rendered the items B... Read more

US mulls trade sanctions against China

The United States may impose trade sanctions on China. It feels China’s intellectual prop... Read more

VF’s HY1 jeanswear profits fall

For the first half of 2017, VF’s sales value stood at $4941.26 million. Improvements were... Read more

China’s active wear market driven by demand for fitness, luxury

China’s health and wellness boom has driven sportswear growth to a point where it threate... Read more

Indian firms part of Dutch program

Textile and garment units in India and the world over have joined an initiative sponsored by th... Read more

Grasim Industries celebrates its 70th anniversary

A flagship of the Aditya Birla Group, Grasim incorporated in 1947 as a textile manufacturer and... Read more

ZDHC adds new directors, board strength increases to 12

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) has five new board directors. With the five ad... Read more