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Maiden edition of Leatherworld Paris displays alternative innovations

Maiden edition of Leatherworld Paris displays alternative innovations

"Nearly 25 per cent of buyers who attended Leatherworld Paris this year were looking for an alternative to leather. The exhibition, held from September 17-20, 2018 in Le Bourget, Paris organized by Messe Frankfurt France, laid the groundwork for a new concept for a show dedicated to leather and related materials. This ... Read more

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

Hong Kong’s inspiring initiatives to recycle textile waste

The growth of clothes-mending workshops and pop-ups in Hong Kong has given rise to a nascent movement against fast fashion. Designers are now parading recycled fabrics on the catwalk. For example, designer Jesse Lee, displayed everything from broken umbrellas to discarded curtains, at a recent sustainable fashion show ... Read more

6th edition of TANTU focuses on garment and shirt making technologies

6th edition of TANTU focuses on garment and shirt making technologies

"Prabir Jana, President, TANTU, in his welcome address said the theme was chosen based on audience suggestion – the technology of shirt making – the core apparel area. He explained the uniqueness of the seminar where information and knowledge is extracted from experts to maximise value to the audience. It&r... Read more

Overseas buyers from 110 countries to Visit 46TH edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair…

Overseas buyers from 110 countries to Visit 46TH edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair Autumn 2018 - Opening On October 14 : EPCH

"The five-day-long 46th edition of IHGF Delhi Fair -Autumn 2018 is a B2B mega show organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) under one-roof spread over in 1,90,000 sq. mtrs. area. IHGF – Delhi Fair offer an exclusive passage to the visitors to India to source the distinctive, fascinating an... Read more

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

Denim manifests in all forms at Texworld Denim and Texworld Paris

"With over 80 per cent of the visitors coming from outside France, Messe Frankfurt France’s trade shows remain the all- important event for the global fashion industries. These shows witness around 5 per cent visitors from Italy, 7 per cent from Russia and Canada, 16 per cent from Switzerland, 17 per cent from In... Read more

Modest fashion forges ahead with growing global demand

Modest fashion forges ahead with growing global demand

"Being publicly associated with Muslims, whether as designers, models, consumers or influencers was considered as a big taboo for the fashion industry; especially after 9/11 attacks on the United States. But now, a connection to Muslims is seen as an asset with global fashion brands, from luxury to high street, running... Read more

Innovation in focus at latest edition of CHIC Shanghai 2018

Innovation in focus at latest edition of CHIC Shanghai 2018

"The recent edition of CHIC held from September 27 to 29, in Shanghai, was attended by over 58,400 visitors from all sectors of the trade. Commenting on the exhibition Chen Dapeng, President, CHIC Shanghai and Executive Vice President, CNGA says, "The meaning of ‘Made in China’ has changed. The focus of the... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benc…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics ’18 Autumn edition sets new benchmarks

"Even though the Autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics was pre-poned this year, it did not have any effect on its popularity. The show attracted around 78,000 trade buyers from 110 countries and regions, there were 4,480 exhibitors from 33 countries. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager, Messe Frankfu... Read more

H&M adopts winning strategies with Afound

H&M adopts winning strategies with Afound

"The new acquisition is part of H&M Group’s recent dealings, which, in recent years, has been branching out from just selling pocket friendly garments and accessories. The brand, which, once upon a time was the fastest brands to offer garments and accessories has of late become archaic in comparison to &ldquo... Read more

Bangladesh emerges among top eco-friendly textile manufacturers

Bangladesh emerges among top eco-friendly textile manufacturers

"In the past few years, Bangladesh exports and sustainability have both grown faster than most global counterparts strengthening its momentum. For instance, denim maker Vintage Denim is extremely conscious about workers’ wellbeing. Vintage Denim offers up to Tk 25000 per person or family for their healthcare need... Read more

Industry divided about effects of a falling rupee on exports

Industry divided about effects of a falling rupee on exports

"After having fallen by over 12 per cent this year, the Indian rupee has hit an all-time low against the US dollar. Though a weakening rupee is in favor of exporters, stalwarts of Indian apparel industry are skeptical about how it will benefit trade. Harish Ahuja, Managing Director, Shahi Exports believes the depreciat... Read more

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

Fur industry witnessing a boom globally

"A recent report by the International Fur Federation (IFF) states estimates global fur retail at around $40 billion, largely due to the sustained demand in Asian markets, including the Chinese mainland, Japan and South Korea. Meanwhile, challenges such as volatile pelt prices owing to the slow recovery in demand in exc... Read more

USMCA –the rebranded version of NAFTA encourages production and invest…

USMCA –the rebranded version of NAFTA encourages production and investment

"In a big victory for his agenda to abolish global free trade that many associate with the signing of NAFTA in 1994, President Donald Trump recently convinced Canada and Mexico to accept restricted trade with their main export partner. Keeping China in focus, the U.S. negotiators clinched a new trade deal with Mexico a... Read more

Brexit: British fashion industry braces up for tough times ahead

Brexit: British fashion industry braces up for tough times ahead

"Only seven months remain for the UK to formally exit the European Union, and the £28 billion fashion sector has to get three different looks ready for future-proof business. As per Richard Lim, Chief Executive of Retail Economics, the potential scenarios would include ‘Hard Brexit’, where designers, ... Read more

Potential US tariffs opens new avenues of growth

Potential US tariffs opens new avenues of growth

"Experts are recommending several unique ways to deal with Trump’s tariffs and adjust business models to cope. Darrin Beer, Western Regional Manager, CIT Commercial Services advices retailers and importers seek new sourcing alternatives. He feels the process of shifting sourcing overnight without risking quality,... Read more

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

Jeans production and its associated environmental damage

"Worldwide, approximately 80 billion garments are produced annually, which is equivalent to 11 pieces of clothing per person, per year. At the same time, the number of worn clothes being discarded is also growing. In Shanghai alone, hundreds of tons of garments are being discarded every day, equating to 130,000 tons a ... Read more

Carbon emissions from fashion industry to rise 60 per cent by 2030

Carbon emissions from fashion industry to rise 60 per cent by 2030

"As per State of Fashion report 2018 released by McKinsey & Company, the ecological impact and the carbon footprint of the fast fashion industry, remains a cause of concern even though the industry has become more environmentally responsible and sustainable. The journal Natural Climate Change reveals the curre... Read more

Bangladesh manufacturing industry on course correction

Bangladesh manufacturing industry on course correction

"Nearly 7,000 RMG facilities in Bangladesh produce 16 per cent of all manufactured goods and employ 55 per cent of all workers in the manufacturing sector, says a report. Readymade garments account for 83 per cent of per annum exports. Bangladesh is heavily reliant on RMG exports and the signs can be alarming. Factors ... Read more

High Footfall Expected at Intertextile

High Footfall Expected at Intertextile

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be held September 27 to 29. It has lined up 4400-plus exhibitors, offering unparalleled sourcing for the season. High visitor footfall is anticipated at the industry’s leading trade fair. For visitors looking for the industry’s latest apparel textile innovations,... Read more

EPCH achieves record number of memberships in 2017-18

EPCH achieves record number of memberships in 2017-18

"Export Promotion Council (EPCH) at its 32nd Annual General Meeting [AGM] held recently in New Delhi recently informed that for the first time the number of registrations at the council has exceeded 10,000 handicrafts exporters. It has now increased to 10,641. Handicraft exports during the year 2017-18 too increased to... Read more

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India urges Bangladesh to make coastal shipping effective for trade

To make coastal shipping more effective for bilateral trade, India has urged Bangladesh to use ... Read more

Welspun to help women access skill-building initiatives

Home textile manufacturer Welspun India has collaborated with UN Women, a subsidiary of the Uni... Read more

Turkish textile-garment firms to invest in Ghana

The Turkey-Africa Economic and Business Forum held from October 10-11 had the theme ‘Inve... Read more

SRTEPC requests 6 per cent rebate for yarn and fabric exports

The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) has requested the Union mi... Read more

Silver award for South Asia Textiles at NCE Export Awards 2018

South Asia Textiles, a leading Sri Lankan textile manufacturer specialised in producing excepti... Read more

Sri Lankan apparel exports up seven per cent

Sri Lanka’s apparel exports grew 7.8 per cent till August 2018, compared to last year. Ex... Read more

Near-shoring of apparels to soar by 2025

New research by McKinsey suggests near-shoring of apparel production will soar as automation an... Read more

New cotton prices to rise in Gujarat

According to traders and market experts, new cotton prices in Gujarat are likely to rise in the... Read more

Brazil ranks 20 apparel brands on transparency

Brazilian campaign Fashion Revolution has ranked 20 apparel brands and retailers for their tran... Read more

Upcoming MarediModa show to highlight athleisure

MarediModa will be held at the Palais de Festivals, November 6 to 8. This is a leading trade sh... Read more

India: SRTEPC urges incentivising the textile sector

Synthetic and Rayon Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) has urged the central government to incen... Read more

Vietnam to witness export-import turnover of $475 million

As per calculations, Vietnam will most likely witness a total export-import turnover of $475 bi... Read more

UK sourcing show Fashion SVP will be held in London next January

Fashion SVP will be held in London, January 15 to 16. Over 40 major international producers wil... Read more

Slave labour, the ugly truth about Brazilian industry

Slave labor is a major problem in Brazil’s textile industry. Some 1,200 workers were resc... Read more

Govt extends GST refund to exporters importing under EPCG scheme

Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has issued a notification with a clarificati... Read more

34th IAF World Fashion Convention to open new avenues for collaborations

A high-powered delegation of Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufactures and Exporters Association... Read more

Pacific trade deal attracts China

China is looking into the possibility of joining the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement fo... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam to open on October 25

Kingpins Amsterdam will be held on October 24 and 25, 2018. This is a show for denim and sports... Read more

Jute company NJMC to be shut down

The National Jute Manufacturers Corporation will cease operations. Suffering losses for years, ... Read more

Gerber launches software solution for fashion platform

Gerber Technology, the leading software solution provider to the apparel industry has launched ... Read more

India hesitates signing RCEP, has a few reservations

India is under some pressure to sign the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pac... Read more

Cambodia to lose access to EU markets for disregarding human rights

The EU had recently warned Cambodia that it will lose duty-free access to the world’s big... Read more

African apparel exports to US up 17 per cent

US apparel imports from sub-Saharan countries increased 17.97 per cent year-to-date through Jul... Read more

Chinese imports into US continue

In spite of the tariffs, US retailers continue to import Chinese goods to meet consumer demand.... Read more

Bangladesh to use Sri Lanka port

Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will collaborate in boosting apparel exports to Europe. One possible a... Read more

Latest textile trends on display at L.A. Textile Show in Los Angeles

Vendors showcased the latest trends in textiles at the L.A. Textile show at the California Mark... Read more

Pakistan: APTMA to reopen 100 mills in Punjab

All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) plans to reopen a hundred former mills in Punjab... Read more

India: Seed companies asked to pay up in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has sent notices to nearly 60 cotton seed companies seeking a compensation of Rs 1,... Read more

PT Superbtex installs flaw detector to contain contamination in polyester

The raw material for spinning synthetic fibers originates from well-controlled processes in che... Read more