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Growing expanse of the digital wave in global fashion

Growing expanse of the digital wave in global fashion

"Technology is transforming each and every industry very fast and it stands true for fashion industry as well. There used to be a time when luxury used to be in the reach of a select few and the fashion trends used to change in 6 months. In digital era, the information spreads like fire and before we see celebrities ad... Read more

Real Picture: One year later, textile booster package yet to reach gro…

Real Picture: One year later, textile booster package yet to reach ground level

It’s almost a year since the Central government had announced a special package for the textile industry. But the impact doesn’t seem to be showing, not just yet. Despite the government announcing to would bear the entire 12 per cent employer’s contribution to the employees’ provident fund (EPF)... Read more

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Bangladesh needs stringent labour laws for RMG sector

Bangladesh needs stringent labour laws for RMG sector

"After the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse three years ago, it was presumed that the country would be rolling in stricter measures to ensure safety and security of its employees. Yet, recent data is quite startling. A research identified 3,367 women and girls in the survey areas who reported being employed in the a... Read more

Sri Lanka: To enhance exports, raw material production needs boost

Sri Lanka: To enhance exports, raw material production needs boost

"Considered an alternative to Indian garment industry, Sri Lankan apparel industry has seen tough times of late. However, it still accounts for over 46 per cent of Sri Lanka’s total exports and generates the highest industrial employment opportunities to over 300,000 directly and 600,000 indirectly, which include... Read more

Bilateral trade between India & Bangladesh gets clear headway

Bilateral trade between India & Bangladesh gets clear headway

"The just concluded bilateral trade meet between India & Bangladesh seemes to have benefitted both countries. Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina raised the issue of growing trade deficit and PM Modi assured her of his government's concrete steps to address it. She believes she has secured firm promise from her India that ... Read more

Global clothing firms taking the first few green steps

Global clothing firms taking the first few green steps

"Fashion cycles change faster than one can imagine. From just a few collections a year, fast-fashion brands such as Zara now offer more than 20, while Sweden’s H&M manages up to 16. It’s a big shift from days when there were only 3-4 collections a year. While this has gone down well with fashion police ... Read more

To succeed, Bangladesh to put its labour welfare act together

To succeed, Bangladesh to put its labour welfare act together

"On March 18, 2017, three European Commission bodies had sent a joint communiqué that said it was essential that the Bangladesh government implement the four recommendations made by an International Labor Organization committee last year, or risk being shut out from the Generalized Scheme of Preferences (GSP) th... Read more

WEF ASEAN forum focuses on inclusive growth to drive change

WEF ASEAN  forum focuses on inclusive growth to drive change

  Discussing issues such as ‘youth, technology & growth’, the World Economic Forum ASEAN forum, attracted global leaders. At the WEF ASEAN forum held in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh from May 10-12, discussions focused on obstacles that will have to be overcome should the regio... Read more

The new Circular Fibres Initiative looks at take-make-dispose model

The new Circular Fibres Initiative looks at take-make-dispose model

The Circular Fibres Initiative, launched at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, aims at bringing together leading businesses, NGOs, philanthropic organisations and public bodies to create a vision for a new global textiles system that will replace the linear, take-make-dispose model dominating the industry, ... Read more

Ethiopia: Aiming to be a leading apparel hub in Africa by 2025

Ethiopia: Aiming to be a leading apparel hub in Africa by 2025

"Targeting exports worth $30 billion by 2025, Ethiopia is on course to creating a boom in the textile industry. The country’s annual shipments currently value at $115 million. And Arkebe Oqubay, Minister and Special Advisor to Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, shares the bold vision as he believes will transfo... Read more

Transparency, sustainability integral for growth of global RMG industr…

Transparency, sustainability integral for growth of global RMG industry

"Taking a cue from Rana Plaza incident that occurred four years back in Bangladesh, clothing manufacturers have been showing signs of change when it comes to partner selection across the globe. The tragedy was marked as a wake-up call for the industry and a chance to improve the safety of global supply chains. More tha... Read more

Asian exports to the US and UK under tough scanner

Asian exports to the US and UK under tough scanner

"Backed by demand from the US and Europe, exports have once again seen an uptick from Asian countries. With the US President Trump focusing on pushing up US jobs by reducing imports, Asian exporters are in a state of flux about the fortunes of their business. Of the 16 countries facing scrutiny from Trump’s 90-da... Read more

24th Hong Kong Fashion Week-S/S to attract stakeholders from across th…

24th Hong Kong Fashion Week-S/S to attract stakeholders from across the globe

"Set to host its 24th edition, the Hong Kong Fashion Week-Spring/Summer is slated to open door from July 10-13, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day fair will host around 1,100 exhibitors from across the globe, showcasing an array of spring/summer clothing, garment, designer collections,... Read more

SIUF 2017: Leads as China’s biggest lingerie branding & sourcing f…

SIUF 2017: Leads as China’s biggest lingerie branding & sourcing fair

"Attracting over 825 exhibitors from over 25 countries and regions, including Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Indonesia, Germany, France, Italy, Israel and Columbia, SIUF, held from April 19 to 21, 2017, garnered tremendous response. Spread across 73,000 sq. m. in six halls, the show presented global brands, ... Read more

India maintains top position in Global Organic Textile Standard

India maintains top position in Global Organic Textile Standard

"India continued to maintain top position in a row with 1,488 GOTS certified facilities. GOTS is also a part of the QCI-UNFSS India National Platform on Private Sustainability Standards, launched in 2016 by the Ministry of Commerce. GOTS representative in India Sumit Gupta is a member of the textile subcommittee in thi... Read more

Sustainability in focus at Kingpins Amsterdam and Denim Première Visio…

Sustainability in focus at Kingpins Amsterdam and Denim Première Vision

"The push and pull between rigid and stretch, authentic and performance, and fast and handcrafted played out at Kingpins Amsterdam and Denim Première Vision, where a global blend of mills, trim suppliers and other elements of the denim supply chain came together to present their Autumn/Winter 2018-2019 collectio... Read more

Activewear gaining ground in China, Euromonitor study

Activewear gaining ground in China, Euromonitor study

"Till now, the US used to be main market for athleisure companies but now, the table seems to be turning towards China. The market of activewear/athilesiure in the US with a population of 321 million people is estimated at $44 billion, says a NPD Group study. While the category is expected to continue to grow trend as ... Read more

Nearshoring, could that be answer to the revival of US textile manufac…

Nearshoring, could that be answer to the revival of US textile manufacturing

"The US imports $82 billion more in clothes than it exports, mainly from Asian nations like China, Vietnam and Bangladesh and closer home from Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador. In 1995, US apparel imports was $36.8 billion but, by 2015, the country’s dependence on imports had reached new heights and the figure mo... Read more

Low price, a serious concern for Bangladesh clothing manufacturers

Low price, a serious concern for Bangladesh clothing manufacturers

  Bangladesh clothing manufacturers are facing tough times demanding fair price for clothing supplied by them. Additionally, they are in tremendous pressure from global buyers to improve conditions at workplace, after the Rana Plaza building collapse in 2013. Local apparel makers say, over $1 billio... Read more

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Pakistan, Turkey move toward FTA

Pakistan and Turkey are in discussions for a FTA. This will enable both countries to improve th... Read more

AEPC launches manual for exporters

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) in partnership with the International Labor Organizatio... Read more

Cambodia launches Training centre to upgrade skilling

The Garment Manufacturer Association of Cambodia (GMAC) will launch its new vocational training... Read more

Pak exports dip slightly

Pakistan’s textile and clothing exports in July to April showed a nominal decline in expo... Read more

Jharkhand empowers silk weavers

Jharkhand produces roughly 82 per cent of the total silk that is produced in India. Nearly 4.82... Read more

Indian exports can touch $325 bn in 2017-18: FIEO

Indian exports are on upward trend in last few months as the country ended up with export of $2... Read more

Cambodia’s exports to EU up 14 per cent

The garment manufacturing industry in Cambodia has become the fifth largest apparel supplier to... Read more

Chinese buyer delegation to attend Australian wool conference

Major Chinese wool buyers will attend for the first time in Australia at the Ballarat district ... Read more

Benetton seeking single brand retail entry in India

Two companies including fashion chain Benetton India have sought approval of the government for... Read more

Dhaka bourse seeks to extend trading hours by 30 minutes

The country's premier bourse has sought to extend the regular trading period by 30 minutes. The... Read more

India imposes antidumping duty on Spandex Yarn Imports

India’s Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on 'Elastomeric Filamen... Read more

No substitute of compliance in the industry: BGMEA

BGMEA's first vice-president Moinuddin Ahmed Mintu recently stated in a seminar held in the con... Read more

Turkish knitters to set up manufacturing in Serbia

Turkish investment in Serbia is expected to grow in the short term as the country offers the be... Read more

US retail giant Walmart launches flagship store on JD.com

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking to provide same and next day deliveries... Read more

CNBC reality star expands fashion retail to Minneapolis

Collection of expanding fashion brands and retailer's locations across the U.S., is expanding i... Read more

Berto offers bio eco denim

Italian mill Berto is working to ensure that its manufacturing practices achieve sustainable pr... Read more

Amazon increases stakes in fashion

For online retailers like Amazon, that means a limited share of the profits though it is seriou... Read more

3D printing with ShareCloth design software

Los Angeles based technology and software company Tukatech is increasing its offerings for the ... Read more

New eco viscose fibre from Lenzing

Fibre producer Lenzing is launching a new eco fibre called EcoVero which it says is helping it ... Read more

Kenya’s apparel exports to US fall

Uncertainty around the US general elections likely cut Kenya’s apparel exports by 2.3 per... Read more

India, Russia extend economic ties

India and Russia plan to strengthen economic cooperation in the coming decades. The areas und... Read more

PVH gets DKNY license

PVH will design and distribute menswear for the DKNY brand in the US and Canada. The license a... Read more

India promises investors tax holiday

India may offer big-ticket incentives such as zero goods and services tax or a corporate tax ho... Read more

Ahmedabad to host next GTE

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

Germany to host sustainability event

Sustainable Textile School will be held in Germany, September 18 to 20, 2017. Experts from the ... Read more

Coloro system ensures precise colours for textiles

Ascential, home to trend authority WGSN and Festival of Creativity Cannes Lions, and China Text... Read more

Bangladesh garment exports to US fall

Bangladesh’s exports of garments to the United States and the United Kingdom have decreas... Read more

Arvind showcases sustainable range

With an aim to promote sustainable clothing, India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglo... Read more

Govt support package creates seven lakh jobs

At least 7, 50,000 jobs were created in the Indian textile and garment sector in the last fisca... Read more

Chinese textile and clothing exports fall

Chinese textile and clothing exports fell Chinese textile and clothing exports fell by 7.4 per ... Read more

Chinese buyer delegation to attend Australian wool conference

Major Chinese wool buyers will attend for the first time in Australia at the Ballarat district ... Read more

Benetton seeking single brand retail entry in India

Two companies including fashion chain Benetton India have sought approval of the government for... Read more

Dhaka bourse seeks to extend trading hours by 30 minutes

The country's premier bourse has sought to extend the regular trading period by 30 minutes. The... Read more

India imposes antidumping duty on Spandex Yarn Imports

India’s Finance Ministry has imposed definitive anti-dumping duty on 'Elastomeric Filamen... Read more

No substitute of compliance in the industry: BGMEA

BGMEA's first vice-president Moinuddin Ahmed Mintu recently stated in a seminar held in the con... Read more

Turkish knitters to set up manufacturing in Serbia

Turkish investment in Serbia is expected to grow in the short term as the country offers the be... Read more

US retail giant Walmart launches flagship store on JD.com

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is looking to provide same and next day deliveries... Read more

CNBC reality star expands fashion retail to Minneapolis

Collection of expanding fashion brands and retailer's locations across the U.S., is expanding i... Read more

Berto offers bio eco denim

Italian mill Berto is working to ensure that its manufacturing practices achieve sustainable pr... Read more

Amazon increases stakes in fashion

For online retailers like Amazon, that means a limited share of the profits though it is seriou... Read more

3D printing with ShareCloth design software

Los Angeles based technology and software company Tukatech is increasing its offerings for the ... Read more

New eco viscose fibre from Lenzing

Fibre producer Lenzing is launching a new eco fibre called EcoVero which it says is helping it ... Read more

Kenya’s apparel exports to US fall

Uncertainty around the US general elections likely cut Kenya’s apparel exports by 2.3 per... Read more

India, Russia extend economic ties

India and Russia plan to strengthen economic cooperation in the coming decades. The areas und... Read more

PVH gets DKNY license

PVH will design and distribute menswear for the DKNY brand in the US and Canada. The license a... Read more

India promises investors tax holiday

India may offer big-ticket incentives such as zero goods and services tax or a corporate tax ho... Read more

Ahmedabad to host next GTE

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

Germany to host sustainability event

Sustainable Textile School will be held in Germany, September 18 to 20, 2017. Experts from the ... Read more

Coloro system ensures precise colours for textiles

Ascential, home to trend authority WGSN and Festival of Creativity Cannes Lions, and China Text... Read more

Bangladesh garment exports to US fall

Bangladesh’s exports of garments to the United States and the United Kingdom have decreas... Read more

Arvind showcases sustainable range

With an aim to promote sustainable clothing, India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglo... Read more

Govt support package creates seven lakh jobs

At least 7, 50,000 jobs were created in the Indian textile and garment sector in the last fisca... Read more

Chinese textile and clothing exports fall

Chinese textile and clothing exports fell Chinese textile and clothing exports fell by 7.4 per ... Read more

Wrangler works with US farmers

Iconic American denim brand Wrangler has launched a pilot program to help US cotton farmers rea... Read more

Resil ties-up with Acticell

Resil Chemicals has tied up with Acticell to develop environmentally-friendly, sustainable text... Read more

Levi Strauss gives $350K to fund sustainability innovations

Levi Strauss is granting more than $350,000 to the inaugural class of LS Collaboratory fellows ... Read more

Laos’ trade with Asean swells

Laos’ trade value with China and the other nine Asean countries is increasing. Laos&rsquo... Read more

Germany eager for India-EU deal

Germany is keen on India’s FTA with the European Union. Talks on the free trade pact star... Read more

Zara is facing a massive threat

According to a new research report by Fung Global Retail and Technology, Zara which was once a ... Read more

Vietnam grows strongly after 10 years of joining WTO

The admission to the WTO opened a wide door for the Southeast Asian country to enter the global... Read more

Two per cent rise in Gap sales

Gap’s comparable sales for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 were up two per cent ver... Read more

Orissa seeks Tirupur knowhow

Tirupur will help Orissa in setting up new manufacturing units. This also means the Tirupur kni... Read more

Mayor Duggan names city’s first Director of Sustainability

Detroit has hired a new sustainability director who will guide the city’s efforts to stre... Read more

M&S annual profit down 64 per cent

Annual profits of Marks & Spencer have dropped by 64 per cent. Weak clothing sales were com... Read more

Jalgaon cotton yields improve

Cotton productivity in Maharashtra has improved.There has been a 50 to 70 per cent improvement ... Read more

Incentive package for knitwear soon: Irani

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has confirmed that an incentive package for the knitwear sector ... Read more

Coalition Cotton 2040 wants cotton sourcing improved

A new cross-industry initiative aims to make sustainable cotton a clothing industry staple. The... Read more

Pak garment manufacturers seek Rs 60b for export industry

The Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) has urged the ... Read more

Crisis looms over Ghana textiles

The textile industry in Ghana is facing serious difficulties.Workers are being laid-off because... Read more

Cambodia’s exports to the US up two per cent

For the first quarter of the year, Cambodia’s exports to the United States increased by a... Read more

Bangladesh wants stronger ties with UAE

Bangladesh is keen to boost bilateral trade with the UAE.   UAE-Bangladesh trade has a ve... Read more

Bangla exporters gearing up to make sportswear

Local garment makers are gearing up with fresh investment to enter the global sportswear market... Read more

Garment District’s anti-zoning initiative could make a comeback

Eight years after New York City pulled the plug on a plan to do away with antiquated Garment Di... Read more

India cuts textile and garment exports target to $45 billion

The government has trimmed the textile and clothing export target to $45 billion for the curren... Read more

Techtextil takes off into space

Techtextil was held in Germany, May 9 to 12, 2017. There were more than 47,500 visitors from 11... Read more

Path to EU widened for Vietnamese garments-textiles

To make use of opportunities offered by the pact, experts suggested local enterprises prepare t... Read more

Japan revises labeling laws

Japan has revised its labeling laws for textile products, processed plastics and miscellaneous ... Read more

Garment accessories traders dread VAT law

Businessmen in the export-oriented garment accessories sector are fearing a rise in production ... Read more

Fashion industry scores low on sustainability

World apparel and footwear consumption is projected to rise 63 per cent by 2030.This increases ... Read more

Chinese e-tailer to use drones

A Chinese online retailer will use drones as couriers. The planes will carry consumer goods to ... Read more

Arens heads The North Face

Arne Arens is now global brand president, The North Face. Arne’s passion for and deep und... Read more

Active seam replaces flat lock

Active seam is Merrow’s newest technology. It seeks to revolutionize medical and compress... Read more

Zund buys UK partner

Zund Systemtechnik has bought Zund Plotting Systems. Zund Systemtechnik is based in Switzerlan... Read more

Vietnam’s export earnings up 12 per cent

Vietnam’s earnings from garment and textile exports in the first quarter of 2017 rose 12.... Read more