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Fusion wear gaining popularity in women’s fashion

Fusion wear gaining popularity in women’s fashion

"The EU, which is Sri Lanka's biggest export destination, absorbing 36 per cent of total shipments, reinstated the country into the GSP Plus program in mid-May, removing import tariffs on more than 6,000 products, including clothing. Sri Lanka was dropped from GSP Plus in 2010 for human rights violations but remained i... Read more

ETI needs to go beyond agenda to change workers’ conditions

ETI needs to go beyond agenda to change workers’ conditions

"The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) aimed at gaining access to highly restricted factories in the Tamil Nadu with a ‘hygiene awareness’ program and use that as a platform for promoting workers' rights. Five years and $630,000 later, the ETI, which brings together labels like H&M, GAP and Burberry with... Read more

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RFID making waves in fashion retail across the globe

RFID making waves in fashion retail across the globe

"RFID tagging is a fast-growing trend among garment retailers as the cost of tags comes down and technology improves. Factor that’s driving growth is huge growth in shopping via mobiles, tablets, desktops, and messaging services and social media, leading to the growth of omni channel retailing, having a single vi... Read more

Indian textile sector needs a new policy push

Indian textile sector needs a new policy push

"India’s textile sector has the second-largest employment after agriculture, employing 32 million workers. It has the potential to double employment in the next seven years as per the vision document (for 2024-25). India has a rich mix of synthetic and natural fibres and yarns but still remains a cotton-focused. ... Read more

Pakistan textile industry facing through tough times

Pakistan textile industry facing through tough times

"The textile sector, contributes over 50 per cent to Pakistan’s exports, and now it is facing tough times. A textile package of Rs 180 billion was announced in January this year. Under the package, Rs 38 billion was allocated for exports while a meager Rs 3.5 billion has been disbursed as of now. Textile manufact... Read more

Collaboration & innovation – the highlights of Interfiliere 2017

Collaboration & innovation – the highlights of Interfiliere 2017

"With a new avatar, this year’s Interfilière edition was all about new collaborations and closer alliance between the lingerie and swimwear show. Experimental work from St Martins School of Art, with students demonstrating new bio-materials, and even a French underwear brand called Spartan explaining men&r... Read more

Low labour cost makes Ethiopia apparel makers paradise

Low labour cost makes Ethiopia apparel makers paradise

"Owing to its low cost capabilities, Ethiopia is slowly turning into a dynamic apparel-sourcing hub. Manufacturers from China, South Korea, India and other countries have opened new plants in the Africa’s second most populous nation while a growing number of European and US brands are sourcing garments from there... Read more

Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

Low cotton price favours mills, but yarn prices yet to revive

"Yarn prices are expected to be range bound given moderate utilization levels and soft cotton prices. Spinning mills that were facing a problem during the first half of FY17 due to rising prices of cotton are soon set to see a U-turn in their fortunes. In the last two months, news of good monsoon, higher acreage under ... Read more

Stripped, relaxed themes to dominate men’s wear in S/S ’18

Stripped, relaxed themes to dominate men’s wear in S/S ’18

"This year’s New York Fashion Week spring/summer 2018 menswear collections spotted statement trends such as tunic-like tops, layered sweaters and oversize raincoats. Proud designers feel that these trends might take to retail stores from the runway in six months’ time."       ... Read more

24th Hong Kong Fashion Week sees footfalls from across the world

24th Hong Kong Fashion Week sees footfalls from across the world

"The 24th Hong Kong Fashion Week for Spring/Summer, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) received more than 12,000 buyers from 71 countries and regions. During the four-days (July 10-13) buyers from Japan, the Philippines, the US, Malaysia, Singapore and Russia recorded considerable growth. Twen... Read more

XXV Milano Unica: Textiles & Accessories Trade Show end on a posit…

XXV Milano Unica: Textiles & Accessories Trade Show end on a positive note

"Textiles and Accessories Trade Show, held from July 11 – 13, recorded over 6,000 exhibitors showcasing high-end collections for the Fall/Winter 2018/2019 season. International exhibitors mainly came from: Netherlands (+46 per cent), Portugal (42 per cent), Germany (+32 per cent), Russian Federation (+32 per cent... Read more

HKFW: Niche buyers, small boutiques, tap opportunities in Small Order …

HKFW: Niche buyers, small boutiques, tap opportunities in Small Order Zone

"Small Orders is a buyer-oriented online sourcing platform creating new business opportunities and flexibility for direct sourcing of quality products in small quantities. With 50 years experience in connecting global buyers and suppliers, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) understands the importance of tr... Read more

‘Today it is no brainer to say sustainability is on everyone’s mind’

‘Today it is no brainer to say sustainability is on everyone’s mind’

"With wool just being 2% of textile industry things are not really hunky dory for merino wool especially when it is ambitiously looking for growth and incremental rise in its global outreach & status. Moreover in the ever connected world collaboration is the key, says Alex Lai, GM Technical (Greater China & Eme... Read more

Fashion M&As are hard to crack with few success stories

Fashion M&As are hard to crack with few success stories

"Successful deals in the unpredictable world of US fashion are rare, and look even less likely to succeed as sales dip across the board. Cost savings can be counterproductive if it means squeezing money out of marketing and design, and buyers are risking on a style that can easily go out of favour. Therefore, establish... Read more

‘India has the potential to be the apparel hub of the world’: Rahul Me…

‘India has the potential to be the apparel hub of the world’: Rahul Mehta

"Garment industry is one of the leading exporters in India. It is also the most labour intensive, and an industry which is supporting the government’s main objectives of increasing employment in the country. It is also the fifth largest exporter in the world of garments. “We are the leading exporters of tex... Read more

HKFW: Focus on importance of Hong Kong as a sourcing destination

HKFW: Focus on importance of Hong Kong as a sourcing destination

"Exhibitors, experts and media held discussions about upcoming trends and dynamics of global fashion industry at the ongoing Hong Kong Fashion Week. They exchanged views from different markets. In his opening remarks Byron Lee, Senior Exhibition Manager said, “Despite clouds on the global textile horizon, this fa... Read more

EU’s apparel import stats reveal China’s losing ground to Bangladesh

EU’s apparel import stats reveal China’s losing ground to Bangladesh

"Exports of technical textiles outside EU-28 increased year-on-year. This sector is a pillar of textile exports outside the EU with a 38 per cent share in 2016. The growth translated into almost €10 bn of exports, an increase of more than 2.4 per cent in value. With 20 per cent of technical textile purchases from ... Read more

India emerges a hotspot for global retail giants

India emerges a hotspot for global retail giants

  India is one of the fastest-growing economies and is expected to surpass Germany and Japan to become the third-largest economy by 2025. India represents a $1 trillion retail market and has quickly become the Mecca for Western retailers setting up base to stake claim. With the government relaxing F... Read more

India needs to attract global investments to be textile hotspot

India needs to attract global investments to be textile hotspot

"India’s current apparel market is estimated at $63 billion out of the $80 billion domestic textile and apparel market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12 per cent for the next 10 years to touch $180 billion. The domestic and export market is poised for double-digit growth owing to structural changes in the c... Read more

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EU’s apparel imports down two per cent in first four months of 2017

From January to April 2017 EU’s apparel imports dipped 2.88 per cent. China’s quant... Read more

Cambodia wants GSP for footwear exports

Cambodia wants preferential trade terms for its footwear exports from the United States. Prefer... Read more

Circular knitting gets a boost with Mayer machines for shoe uppers

Circular knitting machine manufacturer Mayer offers several machines that are suitable for maki... Read more

INDA to host RISE conference in September

A Research, Innovation and Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE) conference will be held in the... Read more

VF Corp’s Q2 revenue up two per cent

VF Corp’s second quarter revenue from continuing operations increased two per cent. Outdo... Read more

US to host Denim Days New York in September

Denim Days will be held in the US, September 29 to October 1. This is an offshoot of the festiv... Read more

Textile Corporation of America invests in Tennessee, generates employment

Textile Corporation of America is a leading textile manufacturer. It utilizes state-of-the-art ... Read more

US fashion retailers positive about business ahead

There are issues facing the US fashion industry. Only 36 per cent of executives expect to incre... Read more

US cotton exports touches 50 years record

Exports of US cotton are at the second highest level in 50 years. Exports of raw cotton through... Read more

Technology cuts denim shrinkage at DNA

Denim North America (DNA) has collaborated with Poole to introduce a product line called FYness... Read more

Sri Lanka wants stronger ties with Bangladesh

Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are looking to strengthening their bilateral ties. Their bilateral tra... Read more

Indian Texpreneurs Federation consortium to purchase cotton

The Indian Texpreneurs Federation, with a total membership of 35 spinning mills, has formed a c... Read more

Bureaucrat regrets launching GM cotton

Former cabinet secretary TSR Subramanian regrets having allowed Genetically Modified (GM) cotto... Read more

Bangladesh to present at Texworld

Some 26 Bangladeshi fabric and garment makers will participate at Texworld Paris, September 19 ... Read more

Armani sales down five per cent

Italian luxury group Giorgio Armani group sales fell five per cent in 2016. Group revenues fell... Read more

Garment Technology Expo in Gujarat

GTE (Garment Technology Expo) is having its maiden show in Gujarat, August 18 to 20, 2017. Guj... Read more

Myanmar garment workers exploited

Garment workers in Myanmar are struggling to cover everyday living costs while factory owners e... Read more

Turkey opens garment showroom in the US

The Turkish ready-to-wear industry is entering the US market. A 4,000 sq ft showroom is opening... Read more

US prefers sourcing from China

Most US fashion manufacturers and retailers prefer to source from China. Some 91 per cent of ... Read more

US space station funds cotton research

A space station in the US will provide up to a million dollars in funding to scientists and res... Read more

US swimwear company Manhattan Beachwear expands to Europe

Manhattan Beachwear has a partnership with F1 Generation by which the latter will represent Man... Read more

Irish firm CX + Sport to clothe Athletes Ireland

CX+ Sport has been confirmed as the new apparel partner for Athletics Ireland. The partnership ... Read more

India’s cotton textile exports fall 10 per cent

India's cotton textile exports have fallen 10 per cent over the last three fiscals. Shipments o... Read more

Jeanologia gears up for bigger play in Indonesia

Jeanologia is keen to guide technological reformation of Indonesia’s textile industry. Th... Read more

PIAF hails continued GSP-Plus status post-Brexit

Pakistan Industrial and Traders Associations Front (PIAF) has welcomed the continuation of GSP ... Read more

Exhibitor numbers grow at US show leather show Lineapelle

Lineapelle New York 2017 was held from July 18 to 19, 2017. This is a leather goods trade show.... Read more

India sets up technology center in Vietnam

Indian Textile Accessories and Machinery Manufacturers Association (ITAMMA) plans to set up a t... Read more

Cambodia’s garment exports to US, EU slows down

A report released by the National Bank of Cambodia, Cambodia’s shows garment exports grew... Read more