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Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile c…

Canopystyle Audit aims to expand sustainability portfolio of textile companies

"The fashion industry has increasingly relied on forests to create alternative fabrics such as viscose, modal, lyocell and other trademarked textiles. Healthy forest ecosystems are essential for mitigating climate change, as well as maintaining species diversity and freshwater systems. Progressing conservation solution... Read more

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

Global nonwovens market to be worth $50.8 billion in 2020

"The nonwoven industry is on a sustained growth momentum since last four decades and is a key constituent of the man-made fibre market. European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), the international association, most recent summary of its annual statistic shows that, the overall production of nonwovens in Gr... Read more

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Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

Birla Cellulose clears USDA Biobased certification, CanopyStyle audit

"Birla Cellulose becomes one of the first viscose staple fibre producers to earn the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label for its products as well as to complete the audit conducted by the Rainforest Alliance. As in recent years, fashion as an industry is blamed to have emerged as a rapi... Read more

GST for textile sector, in line with the prevailing rates – ICRA

GST for textile sector, in line with the prevailing rates – ICRA

"The Goods & Services Tax (GST) Council announced rates for the textile and other pending categories on June 3, 2017, moving one step closer to the proposed implementation of the new tax regime with effect from July 1, 2017. While rates for most commodities were announced on May 19, 2017, the announcement for the t... Read more

Hong Kong export sentiments hit a four-year high

Hong Kong export sentiments hit a four-year high

"Hong Kong’s export sentiment has reached a four-year high, according to the latest Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Export Index. For the second consecutive quarter the Index rose, climbing to 50.1 during the April-to-June period. The figure registered 47.1 in the first quarter of the year. The result... Read more

Vietnam signs deals worth $8 billion with US

Vietnam signs deals worth $8 billion with US

"To sustain its export-driven economy and minimise the impact of US withdrawal from the TPP, Vietnam is placing a great thrust on the increased trade relations with the US, which is its largest export market. Vietnam and the US have recently signed business deals worth US$8 billion, in the sectors such as aircraft engi... Read more

Premiere Vision aims increased resources for manufacturing sourcing

Premiere Vision aims increased resources for manufacturing sourcing

"Through its various manufacturing shows, and in parallel to its shows proposing specific materials, the Premiere Vision group aims to implement an international sourcing strategy to serve increasingly global and multi-product fashion brands. The goal is to help international fashion brands save time in their sourcing ... Read more

UK is witnessing major instances of textile counterfeits

UK is witnessing major instances of textile counterfeits

"Counterfeit has become a burgeoning trillion-dollar global market despite efforts by international authorities. Fashion garments are some of the most reproduced products with the greatest proportion originating in China. The huge growth in the printed textile market, the increasingly affordable cost of direct-to-garme... Read more

Is China moving towards capital & technology intensive economy?

Is China moving towards capital & technology intensive economy?

A recent research by Changjiang Securities reveals that with China's high-tech exports significantly improving, the internal structure of the computer and communication technology is relatively maturing forward along the areas of material and life technology products such as tilt, overall level of technology content of... Read more

CHIC Autumn Shanghai: The bridge for entering the Chinese consumer mar…

CHIC Autumn Shanghai: The bridge for entering the Chinese consumer market

"CHIC Autumn Shanghai being held from October 11 to 13, 2017, opens with nearly 850 national and international fashion brands, those will present themselves to the Chinese audience and use the platform to enter the Chinese fashion market and expand their network." CHIC Autumn Shanghai being held fr... Read more

Global Rights Index 2017 reveals low working conditions across the wor…

Global Rights Index 2017 reveals low working conditions across the world

"The number of countries experiencing physical violence and threats against workers has risen by 10 per cent in just one year, says the annual ITUC Global Rights Index. Attacks on union members have been documented in 59 countries, fuelling growing anxiety about jobs and wages. The report shows corporate interests are ... Read more

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

Fast fashion production processes damaging environment: Study

"A new investigation report has found fast fashion majors such as H&M, Zara and Marks & Spencer are buying material produced in factories that devastate peoples’ health in Indonesia, China and India. Toxic run-off from the manufacture of viscose, a supposedly environmentally friendly fibre used to make cl... Read more

Branded women’s wear set to overtake menswear in India

Branded women’s wear set to overtake menswear in India

"According to a report by financial services firm Avendus Capital, women’s branded apparel market is set to overtake men’s apparel segment in size by 2025 growing from Rs 99,300 crore in 2015 to Rs 2.77 trillion in 2025, making nearly 40 per cent of the market then."       A... Read more

Euratex to focus on circular economy in textile & apparel manufact…

Euratex to focus on circular economy in textile & apparel manufacturing

"Euratex General Assembly conference on Circular Economy in textile & apparel manufacturing held on June 8 was attended by about 100 delegates. Four committed companies and Grzegorz Radziejewski from the cabinet of the Commission Vice President Katainen discussed the opportunities and challenges confronting the sec... Read more

Looking beyond ethics of fast fashion, focus on garment workers

Looking beyond ethics of fast fashion, focus on garment workers

"Campaigns against “fast fashion” scapegoat working-class consumers while doing little to improve the conditions of garment workers. “The high cost of cheap fashion” has alerted customers to the debasing labor conditions and environmental practices that are involved in the production of cheap tr... Read more

Technology to aid online customers choose right, boost sales

Technology to aid online customers choose right, boost sales

"Online shopping isn’t as easy as it seems, it requires a lot of brainstorming because it actually is out for public. Numerous concerns faced by shoppers need to be addressed these include: fit, comfort, and how the fabric actually feels. Retailers have to deal with returns when shoppers realise something that lo... Read more

Global intimate apparel market to grow at CAGR of 4 per cent: Technavi…

Global intimate apparel market to grow at CAGR of 4 per cent: Technavio study

"The global intimate apparel market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 4 per cent during 2017-21, says the latest report by Technavio. Consumers are demanding products that are both fashionable and comfortable. The increase in customisation of bras is an important driver for the market. The recovery from the re... Read more

Technology and functional properties boost activewear market

Technology and functional properties boost activewear market

"Activewear have gained popularity because of comfort, looks, and functional properties like keeping cool, dry, and odor free. According to the Cotton Incorporated Lifestyle Monitor™ Survey, half of all consumers (50 per cent) are willing to pay more for water repellent apparels, followed by thermal regulating (4... Read more

Proposed changes in NAFTA to adversely impact LA apparel units

Proposed changes in NAFTA to adversely impact LA apparel units

"The proposed changes in the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), has resulted in companies planning to shift their manufacturing base away from Los Angeles. As Mateo Juarez, GM, United Jeans says, in Los Angeles County, the minimum wage for businesses with more than 26 employees rises to $12 an hour from July ... Read more

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Vietnam’s textile and apparel export earnings up 11 per cent

Vietnam’s earnings from garment and textile exports in the first quarter of this year wer... Read more

Vietnamese suppliers to VF Corp and Target focus on sustainability

A group of Vietnamese textile suppliers to VF Corp and Target Corporation have achieved $15 mil... Read more

USTR announces AGOA review for Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda

The United States Trade Representative (USTR), in consultation with the Trade Policy Staff Comm... Read more

South Carolina allows hemp cultivation

Farmers in South Carolina will be allowed to cultivate legal industrial hemp, which is defined ... Read more

US jeans sales up four per cent

The US women’s and men’s jeans market has rebounded after facing recent challenges,... Read more

US company Applied DNA to tag cotton

Applied DNA will tag 27.5 million pounds of cotton in the US for the 2017/2018 ginning season. ... Read more

Uniqlo accused of running sweatshops

Japan’s fast fashion brand Uniqlo’s supplier factories in China have poor working c... Read more

Pakistan Fashion Council empowering women’s craftsmanship

Deepak Perwani head of Pakistan Fashion Council has special plans for his country’s fashi... Read more

Warangal’s textile park promises quick approvals

The proposed textile park in Warangal will offer units a host of benefits. This includes develo... Read more

Textile Auxiliaries market to witness substantial growth during by 2024

Textile Auxiliaries market expects to clock in good growth by 2024. The global textile auxiliar... Read more

Italy awaits CETA to boost trade

Italy hopes to benefit from CETA, the free trade agreement between Canada and the EU. The agree... Read more

Britain reassures Bangladesh RMG exporters

Britain has assured Bangladeshi exporters of duty-free access to its markets post Brexit. Expor... Read more

Hard luxe goods gaining ground in the ASEAN region

The market for hard luxury product is segmented on the basis of mode of distribution channel us... Read more

Adobe tracks apparel prices

Adobe’s first Digital Price Index (DPI) identifies tremendous choice, volume and velocity... Read more

Yoga apparel market to grow by CAGR of 3 percent

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Yoga Apparel Market 2017-2021" r... Read more

WRAP guide targets sustainable fashion

WRAP has produced a Sustainable Clothing Guide to share best practice on how to design, produce... Read more

Textile Exchange releases organic cotton guide

Textile Exchange has released a Quick Guide to Organic Cotton, which gives an overview of the p... Read more

Gujarat Weavers Welfare Association wants fiber policy implementation

For the larger benefit of the Indian textile sector under the new GST regimethe Federation of G... Read more

Cone Denim celebrates 10th year anniversary of revolutionary technology

Cone Denim is excited to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its revolutionary S GENE technolo... Read more

Pak apex trade body seeks support

The Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FPCCI) has extended support for t... Read more

Michael Kors to downsize

Michael Kors will close 100 to 125 stores, joining a growing list of retailers who are shutting... Read more

Louis Vuitton may open US unit

Louis Vuitton may open a factory in the US. Manufacturing in the US may prove to be beneficial ... Read more

London store gets a makeover

Liberty is relaunching its menswear department in August and is introducing more than 20 new br... Read more

Global swimwear and beachwear market to significantly increase by 2021

Swimwear is an outfit designed for the people engaged in a water-based activity or water sports... Read more

Euratex warns against hard Brexit

The European Apparel and Textile Confederation, Euratex, has warned against a hard Brexit, sugg... Read more

Cotton USA innovation competition provided opportunities

Recently at Loughborough University Cotton USA has announced the successful close to its first ... Read more

Indochino opens its first Chicago showroom

Canadian menswear company Indochino is adding a Chicago showroom as part of its expansion from ... Read more

Burberry inducts Saks Fifth Avenue head

Burberry has appointed Ron Frasch as a non-executive director. He will help the luxury fashion ... Read more

Airport retail gets lucrative

Duty-free retail has emerged as one of the important sources of income and marketing opportunit... Read more