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Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing sector

Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing sector

  The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry states, India’s textile and clothing exports declined from $38.6 billion in 2014 to $37.1 billion in 2018 while imports increased from $ 5.8 billion to $ 7.3 billion. To arrest the decline in exports and boost employment in rural areas, CITI released a white ... Read more

Resilience can help smaller luxury brands ride over the pandemic storm

Resilience can help smaller luxury brands ride over the pandemic storm

  As per the Boston Consulting Group, the global luxury industry is in for tough times ahead. Luxury sales are expected to contract 45 per cent this year and growth is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels before 2023. This year, small-scale or online only shows have replaced blockbuster catwalk shows at fa... Read more

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

  China’s goods trade stats from January to September 2020 reveal textile and clothing exports in the first three quarters achieved faster growth than national trade in goods. From January to September 2020, China’s textile and clothing exports increased by 12.2 per cent to 1,515.67 billion yuan, as... Read more

Second COVID-19 wave threatens Bangladesh RMG recovery as it eyes China shi…

Second COVID-19 wave threatens Bangladesh RMG recovery as it eyes China shift

  Bangladesh garment shipments recovered as stores reopened and international brands and retailers gave new orders to suppliers’ factories. However, the wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, fear of a second wave of infections and US elections is threatening this recovery as manufacturers have witnessed a sharp fa... Read more

Bangladesh: The primary textile sector comes out RMG’s shadow

Bangladesh: The primary textile sector comes out RMG’s shadow

  The primary textile sector is being hailed as the next big thing after readymade garments in Bangladesh. Though the sector had a dominating presence in the country’s manufacturing sector even earlier, its main role was relegated to meeting domestic demand under high protective tariffs and import quotas ... Read more

Formal suits take a backseat as demand for casualwear rises

Formal suits take a backseat as demand for casualwear rises

  With most white-collar job workers locked away at home and fewer weddings and parties being organized, demand for suits and formal wear across the world has taken a beating. As per a Reuters report, in Australia, demand for wool has hit an all-time low, while in the US and Europe, formalwear retailers like Br... Read more

Indian market eyes festive season as online sales and relaxations boost dem…

Indian market eyes festive season as online sales and relaxations boost demand

  Ratings agency Icra estimates Indian apparel exports will decline 20-25 per cent in 2020-21. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency expects domestic revenues to decline by 30-40 per cent. To recover from this downtrend, apparel players bank on the upcoming festive season as they witness an encouraging build... Read more

Low labor costs, favorable policies make Cambodia an attractive investment …

Low labor costs, favorable policies make Cambodia an attractive investment destination

  A fast developing nation, Cambodia has not received any orders for garments since May this year. And as a CCF Group report suggests, around 256 garment, footwear and travel goods factories in the country have suspended operations, affecting over 130,000 workers. A report by the National Bank of Cambodia highl... Read more

No deal Brexit may prove to be the final nail in the coffin for European fa…

No deal Brexit may prove to be the final nail in the coffin for European fashion

  COVID-19 outbreak and a no-deal Brexit may prove to be a double whammy for the UK fashion industry as domestic brands will face burdensome intellectual property laws and labeling requirements and the exit of the EU preferential trading zone will make nearshoring more expensive. New for renegotiating supply t... Read more

Focus on climate specific innovations to drive sustainability in denim

Focus on climate specific innovations to drive sustainability in denim

  One of the most polluting industries, denim has been closely watched for its adverse environmental impacts. This has led the industry to accelerate sustainability innovations and inspire the fashion industry towards a greener and cleaner future. Over the years, denim industry has launched numerous innovation... Read more

Fast fashion dies a slow death as consumers focus on ethical shopping

Fast fashion dies a slow death as consumers focus on ethical shopping

  Alessandro Bru, Politecnico Di Milano School of Management believes, COVID-19 has had a big impact on the global retail industry. The pandemic has not only sparked conversations on shoppers’ consumption patterns but also made them realize their responsibility towards ensuring a sustainable future. Grow... Read more

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

India gears up for commercial release of colored cotton in 2021

  Although colored cotton is not new to India, the Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR) through its All India Coordinated Research Project (AICRP) on Cotton plans to commercially release colored cotton by 2021. Five colored cotton lines on the anvil Under AICRP, ICAR will release four to five color... Read more

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste piles up

Fashion recycling takes a beating amid COVID-19 as clothing waste piles up

  Textile and apparel recycling, which prevents the fashion industry’s growing of pile of waste from being dumped into landfills, is reeling under COVID-19. Thrift shops and clothing banks outside stores and on streets across the world are deluged with more clothes than could be sold on, reports China Dai... Read more

H&M bullish on India despite global slowdown, continues opening stores

H&M bullish on India despite global slowdown, continues opening stores

  Fast fashion brand H&M is optimistic about India business. Although the world’s second biggest retailer is closing stores globally, it is planning to open new ones in India; both online and offlline, reports Live Mint. Led by Janne Einola, so far, the brand has opened 48 stores in 24 cities besides ... Read more

Vietnam emerges a global hub for face masks and PPE equipment

Vietnam emerges a global hub for face masks and PPE equipment

  To reduce their dependence on China, many garment and textile companies have shifted their production to Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam for the last few years. However, COVID-19 has halted this process. Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS) discloses, till August 2020, foreign direct investm... Read more

Teen spending at all time low as COVID-19 mutes consumer sentiment

Teen spending at all time low as COVID-19 mutes consumer sentiment

  As per a CNBC report, money spending by teens on food, concerts and events has hit a two-decade low since the COVID-19 outbreak. Piper Sandler’s 40th biannual ‘Taking Stock with Teens’ report also says, this year, teen spending has dropped by 9 per cent year over year to $2,150. The Piper S... Read more

India-EAEU ties to put a nail to China’s future expansion

India-EAEU ties to put a nail to China’s future expansion

  Ever since it pulled out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, India has been pushing for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The agreement would help India boost relations with EAEU members besides helping it counter China’s growi... Read more

Digital tools can help apparel companies build resilient supply chains

Digital tools can help apparel companies build resilient supply chains

  According to a new research by McKinsey Global Institute, supply chain disruptions can result in fashion companies losing a year’s profit over the course of a decade. Around 93 per cent of these companies plan to make their supply chains more resilient through a combination of strategies such as the con... Read more

Strategies brands can adopt to emerge from COVID-19 crisis

Strategies brands can adopt to emerge from COVID-19 crisis

  The pandemic has left a permanent scar on the fashion industry with revenues expected to drop by over one-third or equivalent of up to $640 billion in lost sales, says a Boston Consulting Group report. Around 81 per cent of US consumers expect the pandemic to lead to a recession and plan to curtail their fash... Read more

African fashion experts take the local route to sustainability

African fashion experts take the local route to sustainability

   To tide over current crisis and ensure sustainability of operations, African fashion experts are tapping into local and traditional solutions, says a Quartz Africa report One of Africa’s most prestigious fashion entities, South African Fashion Week has planned its next edition from October 22 to 2... Read more

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

Government calls for a renewed focus on MMF with growing demand

  Focus on the value added MMF segment, technical textiles and manufacturing of indigenous textile machines, urged Ravi Capoor, IAS, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles at the 62nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) held in New Delhi on September 30, 2020. The meeting wa... Read more

ATDC organizes 17th AGM, highlights its achievements for the year

ATDC organizes 17th AGM, highlights its achievements for the year

   Dr A Sakthivel, Chairman, ATDC & AEPC presided over the 17th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of ATDC held on September 28, 2020. Organized via video-conferencing, the meeting was attended by over 70 leading industry members from across India. Among those present wertr: Usha Fabs, Jyoti Apparels, Monica... Read more

COVID-19 exacerbates labor rights issues in India

COVID-19 exacerbates labor rights issues in India

  Worth over $2.4 trillion global apparel industry, in India the industry employs millions of workers. However, the industry is plagued by various labor rights issues further exacerbated by the pandemic. COVID-19 has impacted India’s garment exports leading to order cancellations, inventory buildups and s... Read more

As migrant workers return to work, Tiruppur units buzz with industrial acti…

As migrant workers return to work, Tiruppur units buzz with industrial activity

  With many of migrant workers returning to the state, Tiruppur is again buzzing with industrial activity. Tamil Nadu was under a strict lockdown until September 7. Though visitors still require e-passes to enter the state, the government has eased restrictions for inter-district travel from September 1. Tamil ... Read more

Luxury bears the brunt of COVID-19 as brands abandon merger deals

Luxury bears the brunt of COVID-19 as brands abandon merger deals

  The abandoned deal between LVMH and Tiffany is likely to have wider implications on the luxury market, suggest reports. Estimated to be worth over $16 billion, the deal would have represented the largest ever global investment in the luxury sector. It would have enabled Tiffany to make long-term investments a... Read more

COVID-19 spurs luxury resale as retailers adopt new ways to attract custome…

COVID-19 spurs luxury resale as retailers adopt new ways to attract customers

   The COVID-19 pandemic has led people to reconsider the fate of luxury apparels they treasured for generations. ThredUp estimates the resale of luxury apparels have grown 21 times faster over the past three years, says a CNBC report. The report says, secondhand apparels are being adopted by not just youn... Read more

Demand recovery to lead Indian textile, apparel market growth in Q2FY21

Demand recovery to lead Indian textile, apparel market growth in Q2FY21

   Recovery in the textile and apparel sector in Q2 FY 21 is likely to be led by increasing demand in the domestic and overseas market, says India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra) report. It estimates volumes in both segments will reach 80 per cent over September 2020. Both man-made fibers and cotton segments... Read more

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‘Retailers need to inform customers about the category of masks they are selling’

Bobby Arora, Director, Status Quo

Bobby Arora Status Quo“We wait for customers to come into our stores. At this moment it is important for every offline retailer to reach out to their customers and tell them about the new products they have started selling. They need to tempt and bring their customers to buy their product and when they buy they will obviously come in and buy more products. Sometimes even though we do not want to buy online but the continuous rotation of ads tempt us to buy the product but this doesn’t happen offline. In today’s situation retailers will have to adopt this approach of showing customers the products they need as it could be they are delaying the purchase of these products.” 
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“China’s superiority may remain unchanged even after COVID-19”

Akira Kawashima, Senior Director, Japan Fashion Week Organization/Textile Division
Akira Kawashima Senior Director“Due to the turmoil caused by COVID-19, global apparel and textile industry has been greatly affected. In Japan, many people are forced to work from home and consequently not only individual workers (including freelancers) but also company employees are frightened of large-scale personnel-cuts. Incomes have reduced to 60 per cent of normal. Amid such a situation, people’s desire for ‘dressing’ is low. This tendency will continue for a while even after COVID-19 is over, which will lead to local small-mid-sized textile companies suffering from lack of funds, as they cannot wait for recovery, causing more bankruptcy and/or voluntary closures.” 
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“Discount retailers and value-oriented brands stand to win”

Usha Periasamy, Director, Brands & Operations, Classic Polo
Usha Periasamy Director Brands Operations Classic Polo“Consumer spending is dramatically curtailed during a recession. Consumers have adopted short-term behaviour during the pandemic that in many cases will become permanent, as a lesson learned from such unprecedented occurrences. Not only do consumers become more financially conservative but also credit may become less available and a large cohort may go into default on their debt, dramatically limiting purchasing power. Consumers will wake up from the pandemic in a new economic reality, changing their commercial behaviours in extreme ways.
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“Deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide needed liquidity” 

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA
Steve Lamar President and CEO AAFAUS deferred duty payments on some imports for 90 days. American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Steve Lamar agreed the deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide "some of the liquidity needed to keep more Americans employed and more American companies operational during this crisis."
But he added: "Limiting the goods that qualify for deferral will in turn limit the relief that is provided for America's employers and also limits the beneficial impact for US supply chains that have been mobilised to meet the personal protective equipment shortage we face domestically. We urge that all goods – including textiles, apparel, footwear, and accessories facing Section 301 tariffs – be covered by this deferral action. Every day we have to pay those duties means another day we can't pay our workers." 
Quoted in Just-Style

Don’t use this opportunity to stitch up suppliers’

Simon Carter, Founder, Simon Carter menswear brand, UK
Simon Carter Founder Simon Carter menswear brand UKMy approach at the moment is that if you don’t need the expense, cut it, but don’t use this as an opportunity to stitch up suppliers. We are hearing stories of brands and retailers that are doing that but in my opinion it won’t serve them well in the longer term. The supply chains are going to be ravaged after this and you will need them. People will remember.
Cut costs and try to keep your cash where you can but you will be judged at the end of this. Try and make low level payment plans at the very least. Similarly, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme is very generous scheme. Be very careful with the furlough process and don’t abuse it. The government will be checking up. 
Quoted in UKFT

Crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense”

 Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss
Chip Bergh CEO Levi Strauss“I also believe that crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense,” said Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss , “ not underplay the human cost of the pandemic, or the need to protect employees,” he said, during a conference call with investors.
“Whether that’s taking back underperforming franchise businesses, or upgrading real-estate locations because of retail bankruptcies, or finding great talent in a decimated job market, the crisis gives us an opportunity to not just renew the business, but to reset it for the future.”
“We will play to our strengths, leveraging the strength of the brand, our connection with our fans, and the digital capabilities and omnichannel capabilities that we’ve invested in over the last few years,” he added. 
Quoted in WARC

“Coronavirus lockdown has changed our lifestyles in ways that make buying new clothes particularly irrelevant”

Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst, eMarketer
Andrew Lipsman Principal Analyst eMarketerConsumers are actually spending more on essential goods: Grocery stores saw a 26.9% increase in spending and health stores saw a 4.3% increase. This is partly because these are the only brick-and-mortar stores that are allowed to remain open right now, but it is also because consumers are worried about spending money unnecessarily with a significant recession looming on the horizon. Across the board, sectors that rely on discretionary spending have seen declines. “There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about the future,” says Andrew Lipsman, principal analyst at the research firm eMarketer. “People are shifting their spending to focus on the things they really need and cutting their budgets on less essential goods.” Quoted in Fast Company
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‘India can take advantage of this situation and increase its textile exports’

G B Aras, Director Textile Engineering Group, ATE
G B Aras Director Textile Engineering Group ATE“One inherent advantage Indian textile industry has is that we are fully independent as far as the supply chain is concerned. Compared to other industries like pharmaceutical, electronics etc, their supply chain is dependent of global suppliers including China. So the industry that can really take advantage from global market with sustainable increase in exports is textile. If the government realizes this and gives proper support the industry will bounce back faster and increase its export share.”
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“Buyers and Sellers should plan together to see how they can sustain”

K K  Lalpuria, MD, Indo Count 
K K Lalpuria MD Indo Count“The current situation is very uncertain, complex and unprecedented. Customers who closed their stores or point of sales have no option but to cancel their orders. In fact, we are unable to ship to even those who have not cancelled their orders. Some have deferred it where there is low impact believing it may start by the first week of June. As the situation has impacted both parties in the business they should take each other’s views in resolving issues; should be open for suggestions and see mutually how they can minimize the loss. They should plan together to see how they can sustain their market share and build on opportunities.
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‘We need to learn from this crisis and push ourselves to be self-dependent’

R K Agarwal, Chairman, Telangana Spinners Association
R K Agarwal Chairman Telangana Spinners Association“Not only India and but the entire world is realizing, we need to have alternate supply sources. Indeed, this is a big eye opener for everyone more so for us since we are in competition with China. There is nothing that stops us from creating large capacities where we will be able to cater to the world’s requirement in various segments, and fulfill the entire value chain in apparel and the downstream industry. I am sure, many entrepreneurs will come forward to assess the pitfalls we are going through and the lessons learnt from them. In future, some investments will go through in fabric and other raw materials that we are sourcing from China. We need to learn from this and push ourselves to be self-dependent.” 
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‘There is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source’

Ramesh Poddar, Chairman, Siyaram
Ramesh Poddar Chairman Siyaram“Definitely there is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source. Hence, if we are able to exploit this chance, then definitely there is a possibility for India to be the next sourcing hub. China on the other hand has the advantage of bulk production and to get that kind of advantage and to come to their cost structure will take time though our labour costs are comparatively the same and the advantage they have is of mass scale production. I feel India should take this challenge and fill the gap." 
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‘Future apparel sale will depend on the sentiment that prevails after COVID-19’

R K Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee  Textiles 
R K Rewari Managing Director Morarjee Textiles“It is wait and watch strategy as we have been informed by customers due to the pandemic all orders are on hold. We can prepare ourselves for future challenges of low demand. Low demand means markings are also low and competitiveness is higher in the market this puts pressure on us to go back to basics to see our cost structure, ways of doing business etc. Many things might change. One is low demand, and the other is new rules of conducting business, most of which will be through video conferencing etc. It looks like there could be a systematic change in overall structure. We are preparing ourselves by keeping our morale high, think positive and identifying the gaps that need to be filled to enable us to meet the challenge of demand whether it is low or high." 
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“When will life go back to normal? Hopefully never” 
Marina Gorbis, ED, Institute for the Future
Marina Gorbis ED Institute for the Future"The normal wasn't normal," said Marina Gorbis, executive director of Palo Alto's Institute for the Future. "The normal wasn't good." The Institute focuses not only on forecasting the future but also developing innovative solutions. "What kind of future do we want to live in?" she asks. "What kind of future do we want to create? And what can we do to promote that desirable future?" COVID-19 has disrupted what we thought was normal. Gorbis said we're at the first of three stages. The first is reaction to the crisis. Reset is second when we re-assess and evaluate what happened and why. The third is reinvention. For example, the pandemic has revealed weaknesses in hospital capacity and gaps in who has health coverage. The pandemic has exposed the need for government help with many households vulnerable when a paycheck ends. "The fact that millions of people don't have $400 in savings in case of emergency is unacceptable. That's not normal," "I don't want to go back to normal," she concluded. "We need to create a new normal."

“I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India”

Thomas Verghese, Former-Chairman, CII Marketing, Retail and Textile Councils
Thomas Verghese Former Chairman CII Marketing Retail and Textile Councils“Lack of credibility and trust will lead to many large brands looking for alternative sourcing to China but I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India.  India does not have that kind of capacity to feed global demand and are not in a position for bulk manufacturing of normal commodity items. We do more of customized exports. We don’t do manufacturing of bulk items. We don’t have that capacity and infrastructure at the moment. It will take two to four years minimum even if everyone is aligned and the government gives supporting fiscal and tariff benefits. Given the reality of Indian industry and government’s policy support measures, it seems an unrealistic expectation.”
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‘Once the country opens up, we will face severe worker issues’

R D Udeshi, President, Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries
R D Udeshi President Polyester Chain“Once the country opens up after the lockdown, at the onset, we will face severe worker issues. Textile industry is a labour-intensive industry and with large number of workers having returned to their native bases before and during the lockdown, availability of labour would be scarce. This is generally noticed after festivals and we are likely to face a greater challenge in bringing them back to work. However, we expect things to normalize by May, assuming that the lockdown is partially and reasonably eased by April. Some units will restart aiding workers to return back to their manufacturing hub and situation would gradually stabilise” 
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A slowdown in demand will be seen for fairly a long time 
Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denims
Arvind Mathur CEO Raymond UCO DenimsThe garment industry is facing a challenging situation. While buyers have stopped orders as they are facing their own problems and production have been cut down but what is bothering is that payments are being held back in most cases. As for our own operations, due to the national lockdown we are adhering to government directives and have stopped work. Once the lockdown opens in India and globally, we will decide the market as most of our products are export based and we do not foresee any immediate change in the situation. There will be a substantial cut down of orders and orders that are on hold or pending may or may not come back soon. I feel, India’s lockdown may continue for a longer time even though I hope it does not extend beyond April 14. Even the domestic market may not be normal once the lockdown is over. A lot of thing has shifted dramatically during this period the impact is going to be for long term. A slowdown in demand both from domestic and export market will be seen for fairly a long time after the lockdown.”

In short to midterm, it would impact as there’s disruption in global supply chain

Dilip Gyanchandani, Country Manager, India, Wool Mark Company
Dilip Gyanchandani Country Manager India Wool Mark CompanyFrom the textile and garment industry prospective there would be short- to mid- term business impact on volumes as due to the lockdown working factories have come down to minimum production levels. From September onwards, normalcy should be restored but it will take about three to four months for the industry to bounce back. Things are looking good now but it is an uncertain period and is difficult to say something at this stage because it looks like we are containing the pandemic.
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‘Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum’

Debabrata GoshOerlikon, General Manager India 
Debabrata Gosh General Manager India Oerlikon“Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum. The advantage is that we have a huge potential and such big domestic market hence we are not dependent on exports alone. I don’t see any threat for the textile industry. As for opportunities, we are expecting more export orders in future because the same has happened in the yarn segment and it will happen in the fabric segment also and the world will take India more seriously as a manufacturer. So far everybody was dependent on China. Since they offered cheaper rates, people switched to China but now the world will think in a different way to keep the supply chain active from India.”
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Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

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COVID-19 Impact: Unchartered way forward for Bangladesh’s denim industry

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COVID-19 is not the only reason for decay of brands and retailers today

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McKinsey suggests five strategies for fashion companies to combat COVID-19

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Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

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   As per Apparel Resources, Japan’s apparel imports seem to be improving on... Read more

Bestseller to set up Fashion FWD Lab

   The Bestseller Group, known from brands as Only, Vila and more, is setting up a... Read more

US’ brassieres import grow by 7.18%: OTEXA

   As stated by OTEXA, brassieres import by the US grew by 7.18 per cent in August... Read more

California Market Center hosts LA Textile on CMC Uploaded virtual platform

   The California Market Center once again used the CMC Uploaded virtual platform ... Read more

IIan Elad appointed President, KDAP

   A worldwide market leader in digital textile printing technology, Kornit Digita... Read more