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With growing demand, brands increasingly focus on mothers-to-be

With growing demand, brands increasingly focus on mothers-to-be

"Gone are the days when clothes for expectant mothers were limited to ill-fitting silhouettes and long overalls. Maternity wear today is growing market with designer’s investment on pregnant women increasing over time. The latest to jump in the bandwagon is Zara with its new maternity collection. The brand has in... Read more

Macao, Malta to lead world economic growth

Macao, Malta to lead world economic growth

Global fashion industry faces a changing environment, with an economic downturn and protectionism threatening to mark the development of the two biggest world economies. Twenty years ago, China was the seventh biggest economy, post World War, globalisation led a move to the Western world. Twenty years later, China and ... Read more

New tools, customisation, emerging growth centers to drive retail growth

New tools, customisation, emerging growth centers to drive retail growth

"A major upheaval in the fashion and fashion related businesses in the past few years and a cooling economy is likely to restrict consumer spending this year. This could be further aggravated by the growing trade war between US and China that began last summer when the Trump administration levied a 10 percent tariff on... Read more

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

"According to an ICRA report, the surge in exports of cotton yarn during the initial few months of current financial year helped the domestic spinners record a healthy recovery from the multi-year low profitability reported during FY2018. Cotton prices have softened with fresh arrivals in the recent months, cotton... Read more

Levi’s denim customisation offers creative freedom to customers

Levi’s denim customisation offers creative freedom to customers

"To whet consumers’ appetites for perfectly damaged jeans, Levi’s has been selling denim customised by Aldridge, rapper Snoop Dogg, actress Sasha Lane, surfer Kelly Slater, tattoo artist Dr. Woo, basketball star Blake Griffin and others. Model Lily Aldridge, Vice President of technical innovation for Levi's... Read more

Over 13,000 buyers flock Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter

Over 13,000 buyers flock Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter

"Among the markets outside Hong Kong, this edition of the Fashion Week saw the highest buyer attendance from Mainland China, Indonesia and the US, showing that the sourcing sentiment in both mature and emerging markets has remained unaffected. Among emerging markets, buyer attendance from Russia recorded an increase. T... Read more

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

Tackling denim sustainability through blockchain

"One of the most popular types of clothing around the world, denim is also one of environmentally hazardous garments. A case in point is the river delta in China whose water turned blue from the washing of jeans from thenearby denim factories. Lately, many brands trying to arrive at a common consensus on the issue of s... Read more

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

Apparel Sourcing Show Paris:Bangladesh emerges among top RMG producer

"The recent Apparel Sourcing Show, hosted in Paris, noted that China's dominance of the global clothing manufacturing sector might soon come to an end. Bangladesh, with its lower production costs, will overtake China, with many Chinese manufacturers shifting their production facilities to the South Asian nation. A... Read more

2019: A year of transformation for menswear fashion

2019: A year of transformation for menswear fashion

"Year 2019 promises to be that of change in the world of men’s fashion. Events like high-profile label hookups, industry shakeups, and a focus on sustainability will rattle the Richter scale for menswear for the next 12 months with several brands igniting trends, change and quite probably a purchase or two." &nb... Read more

Government schemes boost textile growth, imports cause concern: CITI

Government schemes boost textile growth, imports cause concern: CITI

"There is positivity in the entire textile value chain thanks to the pragmatic approach adopted by the government, says Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) has said. However, rising imports of textile products remains a key area of worry. As per Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI, the RBI Financial Stability Repor... Read more

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

"Bolt Threads’ recently entered into a collaboration with Ecovative for growing faux animal leather from mycelium, mushrooms’ underground root structure. They grow the cells with other nutrients in corn stalk beds, compressing the structure into a two-dimensional material, and then tanning it with English b... Read more

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

Bangladesh: BTMA makes robust plans for future growth

"Mohammad Ali Khokon was recently elected president of Bangladesh Textile Manufacturers Association (BTMA) for a two-year term (2019-2020). As the President of BTMA, Khokon plans to work in the woven and knit sectors by filling demand gaps. Besides pushing the government to announce weaving as a separate sector and pro... Read more

50th Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W opens, Fashion Launderette in focus

50th Hong Kong Fashion Week F/W opens, Fashion Launderette in focus

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 50th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter started today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day event will continue till January 17, 2019. In 2018, the Fashion Week attracted 14,000 buyers from 76 countries and regio... Read more

Macro slowdown forces investors to focus on company strategies

Macro slowdown forces investors to focus on company strategies

"Over 150 consumer-oriented public and private companies will make presentations before investors, analysts, traders and executives in Orlando, Fla at the 21st annual ICR Conference. However, before these presentations, companies including Urban Outfitters, American Eagle Outfitters, Lululemon Athletica, and Abercrombi... Read more

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networking

GTTES 2019 to discuss trending industry topics, expand customer networking

"New opportunities and prospects for the textile industry will emerge as over 400 exhibitors and 48 countries participate in the 2nd edition of Global Textile Technology & Engineering Show in Mumbai from January 18 to 20, 2019. This year, GTTES has seen 26 per cent growth by attracting about 168 companies. It has m... Read more

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

Additional US tariffs on China to make production expensive

"While the trade truce between the US and China gave brands and retailers some time to plan their counteractions if President Trump levies tariffs on the remaining goods imported from China, it also extended the uncertainty over the future. Every time a new set of tariffs are announced, soft goods brands and retailers ... Read more

Regional supply chains to determine world textile,apparel trade in future

Regional supply chains to determine world textile,apparel trade in future

"A growing phenomenon-- RPTN -- refers to geographically proximate countries forming a regional supply chain. Deepening of this RPTN increases the concentration of world textile and apparel exports. In general, three primary textile and apparel regional supply chains operate in the world today. Asian supply chain.... Read more

Top 10 trends to define the fashion agenda in 2019

Top 10 trends to define the fashion agenda in 2019

"The ‘State of Fashion Report’, co-published by McKinsey & Company and Business of Fashion, dubs 2019 as a year of awakening as companies will pioneer new innovations in automation and AI, disrupting themselves before others do it for them. The report 10 key trends that will define the fashion agenda in... Read more

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

"Cotton processing market, estimated at $59.7 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0 per cent to reach $72.6 billion by 2023. Growth is being driven by increasing demand for cotton in the textile industry and rising animal feed. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market wit... Read more

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

Labor abuses continue to plague major global brands

"A new report by NGO KnowTheChain reveals the fashion industry lacks in its efforts to address forced labor. The NGO surveyed 43 of the world’s largest clothing and footwear companies’ efforts to address the issue. These companies scored only 37 out of a possible 100, with more than two-thirds scoring below... Read more

Dependence on China fickle, India needs to formulate its own strategies

Dependence on China fickle, India needs to formulate its own strategies

"Textile industry in China maintained a moderate rise in the first quarter of 2016. Textile exports grew by 22.16 per cent reaching EUR 24.6 billion. Exports to the European Union and the United States declined to 9.7 per cent as the set quota limits reached the sum of EUR 7.3 billion, 47 percentage points lower than t... Read more

Louis Vuitton tops BrandZ’s France Top 50 ranking

Louis Vuitton tops BrandZ’s France Top 50 ranking

"In the second annual BrandZ France ranking, released by WPP and Kantar, Louis Vuitton secured the first position ($46.4 billion), Chanel second ($39.2 billion) and Hermès third ($31.5 billion). The total value of BrandZ French Top 50 rose by 12 per cent. While this is significantly ahead of the 2.3 per cent inc... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

Innovations in technology, trends, social media to drive fashion in 2019

Innovations in technology, trends, social media to drive fashion in 2019

"A recent report on State of Fashion 2019 by Mckinsey/BOF notes the top challenges for the fashion industry are: volatility, uncertainty, speed of changing consumer preferences and sustainability. To tackle these, the reports advises industry leaders to be nimble, digitally skilled, experiment with new trends Mckinsey ... Read more

India’s T-shirts exports in Q2 declined across all countries

India’s T-shirts exports in Q2 declined across all countries

"Export of knit T-shirts by India registered an export value of $570.17 million in Q2 FY 18-19. This is a 9.62 per cent decline over the previous quarter. This trend of falling exports is an indication for exporters to move towards more value added apparel exports, rather than competing with countries like Bangladesh.&... Read more

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The next edition of YARNEX to be held in February 2020

More than 8,000 manufacturers related to garment and textile industry visited the 14th edition ... Read more

Source Denim UK teamed up with Common Objective to offer green solutions

UK sourcing show Source Denim, Fashion SVP’s dedicated denim showcase was held from Janua... Read more

Pitti Bimbo evokes strong response

Children’s wear show Pitti Bimbo was held in Italy, January 17 to 19, 2019. It was visite... Read more

Pakistan yarn sector seeks duty relief

Textile industry in Pakistan wants duties on polyester and cotton yarn to be abolished. The rat... Read more

Lenzing, WTS team up to create a knits collection

Lenzing has partnered WTS to create a range of knits made with Tencel Refibra technology. Among... Read more

Sri Lankan apparel exports up five per cent

From January to November 2018, Sri Lanka’s apparel exports grew five per cent compared to... Read more

Iran’s apparel exports up 60 per cent

Iran’s exports of apparel and clothing increased 60 per cent in the nine months of the cu... Read more

Indian mills see Ethiopia as a strong base

Indian textile mills are setting base in Ethiopia. Ethiopia offers ready-to-use sheds, income t... Read more

Sustainability to go mainstream in 2019

In 2019, sustainability will go mainstream and influence more aspects of our lives than ever be... Read more

India launches textile initiatives

India is rolling out initiatives for the textile sector. One such is the India-specific apparel... Read more

Both Vietnam and EU to benefit from FTA

The free trade agreement between the EU and Vietnam is expected to be a win-win agreement for b... Read more

New markets boost Bangladesh’s export earnings

Bangladesh’s apparel exports to new destinations grew 36.21 per cent in the first half of... Read more

Péro teams up with Woolmark Company, Bhuttico Kullu Shawls for LFW

Péro by Aneeth Arora, The Woolmark Company, and Bhuttico Kullu Shawls have collaborated ... Read more

London, New York, Milan to host Lineapelle’s 2019

Lineapelle London open on January 22, followed by New York on January 30 and 31 and Milan from ... Read more

British Fashion Council warns against Brexit

The British Fashion Council is against Brexit and says the decision to leave should come with a... Read more

GTTES textile show attracts over 9,000 visitors

Global Textile Technology and Engineering Show (GTTES) was held in Mumbai, from January 18 to 2... Read more

Ehtiopia to host ITME Africa next year

India ITME Society will host ITME AFRICA 2020 in Ethiopia in February next year. This is an uni... Read more

Vietnam needs to reduce import dependence

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Raymond gets Sebi show cause for market violations

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Bestseller adopts sustainable strategies

Bestseller has launched a new strategy, Fashion FWD, placing sustainability at the core of its ... Read more

Vietnam depends heavily on imports

Vietnam emerged in second spot in global garment and textile export turnover in 2018. However, ... Read more

Chinese fashion group Trendy takes over Dutch brand Denham

p> Trendy has acquired a majority stake in Denham. Chinese fashion group Trendy over the yea... Read more

Global textile chemicals sector sees growing demand

The global textile chemical market is growing at a CAGR of 3.4 per cent. Textile chemicals incl... Read more

South Africa to launch black industrialist textile firm

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Mumbai hosts GTTES showcasing latest innovations in textile tech

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Myanmar garment exporters to EU increase from 22 to 180 in five years

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Malaysia to increase textile exports to the US

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Kering publishes ‘Planetary Boundaries’ paper in conjunction with CISL

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Indian cotton exports to Pakistan unlikely to increase despite duty cuts

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Selvedge Run ends in Berlin, sees a rise in number of visitors

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Crude oil volatility affects Indian synthetics sector

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Textile show Colombiatex in Brazil this week

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Yoga wear dominates active wear in the US

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Poll reveals Americans’ distrust for fashion brands

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Technical textiles hold a great future for India

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Menswear Tradeshow Project NY to focus on streetwear’s future

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