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Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 to offer solutions for all sourcing needs

Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 to offer solutions for all sourcing needs

"To be held from September 25-27, 2019, Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 will offer yarn and fiber solutions for every sourcing need – with eco-friendly, functional and fashionable options and a new display area for fancy yarn. To be held over 26,000 sq m at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, the exh... Read more

Trade war, overproduction to impact cotton prices in 2019-20

Trade war, overproduction to impact cotton prices in 2019-20

"September 2019 report of Cotton Inc states the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China is likely to directly impact cotton prices as the tariffs imposed by China on the US cotton has led to a significant fall in the country’s exports. If China further persists in implementing the latest round of announced... Read more

US secondhand fashion on the roll, exponential growth expected next five ye…

US secondhand fashion on the roll, exponential growth expected next five years

"While there was a stigma attached to buying secondhand clothes earlier, now, “one person’s trash is another’s treasure,’ the resale market for secondhand fashion has become a runaway success with everyone jumping on to the bandwagon. In the United States alone, the secondhand market generated $... Read more

Brands need correct color palette to ensure quicker deliveries

Brands need correct color palette to ensure quicker deliveries

"Nearly 50 percent materials such as multi-colored prints and textured materials can’t be measured by a traditional spectrophotometer.  For these, the industry has introduced innovative spectrophotometers that offer the benefits of digital color measurement and communication to this previously neglected cate... Read more

Chinese fashion comes of age as preference for local brands grows

Chinese fashion comes of age as preference for local brands grows

"China, once known as the hotbed for cheap imitations of world-class designers, now prides itself for string of local brands such as Ms Min, Ming Ma and Angel Chen. These young designers, educated at the prestigious schools like the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin are challenging Western brands on qu... Read more

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

"Old sci-fi fiction which portrayed leading characters in futuristic apparels have widened the imaginative realms of filmmakers by transforming traditional fabrics such as cotton or contemporary synthetic fibers with their "future-y" designs. And recent advances by new designers make the future of this clothing look mu... Read more

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

"According to Jain, the implementation of GST has led to an increase in import of all MMF products. Particularly, the imports of MMF yarn and apparels have increased by 83 per cent and 84 per cent respectively. The main reason for this increase is the removal of CVD post GST, which made imports cheaper by over 12 per c... Read more

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessori…

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessories

"The centerpiece of fast fashion industry ‘denim’ is also one of the most polluting and water intensive fabrics. The fabric requires copious amounts of water across its production three processes that include growing of the cotton, dyeing and finishing the material, and finally texturising the product. This... Read more

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-friendly mate…

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-friendly materials

"Over the last 60 years, Taiwan has evolved from a mass supplier to an innovator equipped with a comprehensive yet integrated value chain and developer of high value added products and functional textiles. One of the most significant sectors of the manufacturing industry, the textile industry now ranks among the top se... Read more

China dominates world cotton fabric market with production and exports

China dominates world cotton fabric market with production and exports

"A new report ‘Asia – Woven Fabrics Of Cotton – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’, reveals revenues of the cotton fabric market in Asia increased by a meager 2 per cent to reach $43.9 billion in 2018. Though the overall consumption of cotton fabric in China witnessed a steady... Read more

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after China

Countries vie to be the next apparel manufacturing destination after China

"With both Bangladesh and Vietnam registering steady export growth, competition between the two countries to become the next manufacturing destination alongside China is becoming intense. Statistics reveal, Bangladesh is the second largest and Vietnam the third largest apparel exporter in the world. While Bangladesh is... Read more

Study deliberates India’s participation in the RCEP and FTAs

Study deliberates India’s participation in the RCEP and FTAs

"Though majority of the industry leaders believe trade agreements (FTAs) are not beneficial for Indian economy, a new research policy paper by former commerce secretary Rajeev Kher and Ram Upendra Das, Head of Centre for Regional Trade, an autonomous body promoted by the commerce ministry, offers a contrary view. The r... Read more

Transparency pushes luxe brands to create videos to showcase credibility

Transparency pushes luxe brands to create videos to showcase credibility

"A recent survey by Label Insights reveals, millennial consumers are curious about the companies they buy their clothes from. They covet transparency and honey and prefer to buy only from brands that are transparent. Apparel companies like LVMH’s Dior, Chanel, Gucci and Prada are therefore, supplementing visually... Read more

US consumers prefer the ‘Made in USA’ label in clothes to boost domestic se…

US consumers prefer the ‘Made in USA’ label in clothes to boost domestic sector

"Gone are the days when around 95 per cent of the clothes sold in the US were also manufactured in the country. Now, finding apparels made in the US is almost like finding a needle in a haystack as around 97 per cent of all clothing and 98 per cent of all footwear is imported."   Gone are the days when around 95... Read more

Brands in China facing tough competition on digital platforms

Brands in China facing tough competition on digital platforms

"The Chinese fast fashion market has been in doldrums since the last two years with overseas brands struggling with declining profits. Brands like H&M and Forever 21 have been rolling back planned expansions as the recent annual report of H&M reveals. The brand’s net sales have declined from 7 per cent in... Read more

Lack of knowledge hampers growth of plus-size market

Lack of knowledge hampers growth of plus-size market

"Miniscule in size as of now, plus size start-ups are searching for venture capitalists who can change the dynamics of their business by providing them adequate funds. However, Nadia Boujarwah, Cofounder of the plus-size personal styling service Dia&Co, notes investors usually try to match their current opportuniti... Read more

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

"Around 60 per cent of Indian textile industry, projected to grow $223 billion by next few years, is cotton-based. Cotton cultivation consumes around 25 per cent of the world’s pesticides which is fast becoming a major cause of concern for the industry. Textile is the one of the biggest contributors of both dry a... Read more

Brands add a personal touch to their digital operations

Brands add a personal touch to their digital  operations

"The invasion of technology is reinventing the fashion world with customers moving away from brick and mortar stores to online shopping. However, the luxury fashion sector has, until now, remained immune to this change as here the experience of shopping in opulent boutiques is almost as important for customers as the c... Read more

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: Study

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: Study

"A new research report by DBS Bank’s economist Radhika Rao, says the US-China trade conflict is a golden opportunity for India to increase its trade footprint particularly in categories on which Washington has imposed tariffs on Beijing. The report lists various ways the trade war can benefit India." A new res... Read more

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand retail

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand retail

"The government has relaxed FDI rules for foreign single brand retailers. It has also permitted 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route in contract manufacturing and coal mining and a 26 per cent FDI in digital media. Also, the government has expanded the definition of mandatory 30 per cent domestic sourcing norm fo... Read more

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

Denim becomes up market with new luxury features

"A new luxury or premium look is giving the traditional five-pocket denim a life beyond basics. New denim makers are responding to the changing mindset of consumers who now prefer brands that offer comfortable styles and designs besides using sustainable fabrics and adopting responsible manufacturing practices."  ... Read more

India’s T&C exports grow 2.4 per cent, US continues to be largest marke…

India’s T&C exports grow 2.4 per cent, US continues to be largest market

"Though India’s textile and clothing (T&C) exports grew 2.04 per cent to reach $37,497.18 million in FY 2018-19, apparel exports declined 3.38 per cent in the last (FY 18-19) to $16156.27 million. Of this, woven apparels ruled the segment with exports of $ 8,335.91 and accounting for 22 per cent in the total ... Read more

Multinationals gear up to tackle labor exploitation in sourcing factories

Multinationals gear up to tackle labor exploitation in sourcing factories

"Although shares of Fast Retailing, the Japanese company behind clothing brand Uniqlo, surged more than 75 per cent over the past year due to its steady expansion in overseas and endorsement deals with tennis star Roger Federer and golfer Adam Scott, around 2,000 of its Indonesian laborers were laid off with unpaid wag... Read more

Unlocking India’s cotton potential needs more focus on seeds, production

Unlocking India’s cotton potential needs more focus on seeds, production

"In stark contrast to being crowned as the largest cotton producer in the world in the crop year (CY) 2015-16, India’s cotton production fared poorly in CY 2018-19 due to a 20 per cent rainfall deficit. The country’s production declined last year too by around 11 per cent over decadal average cotton product... Read more

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Brexit has UK fashion in a tailspin

The uncertainty over a no-deal Brexit is making things difficult for the UK fashion business. F... Read more

FW goes circular through repair

The circular economy is helping brands hit their environmental and economic targets and succeed... Read more

Brands go beyond just selling garments, for entire retail experience

Brands are diversifying their offer to provide not only fashion, but an entire experience. They... Read more

American clothing companies push for India - US FTA

American clothing companies, scouting for greater investment opportunities in India following t... Read more

Cotton agency avoids middlemen

Cotton Corp of India (CCI) purchases only good quality cotton directly from farmers and avoids ... Read more

Market for flame retardant apparel to grow by 6.2 per cent

As per Fact.MR’s latest analysis, global flame retardant market is likely to grow by 6.2 ... Read more

Huntsman develops performance program

Huntsman Textile Effects’ High IQ performance assurance program helps mills, brands and r... Read more

India hopes US reinstates GSP

India wants the US to resume trade concessions under GSP.The US terminated India's designation ... Read more

Taiwan’s Eclat Textile to invest $170 million in Indonesia

Eclat Textile, one of the leading garment and fabric suppliers in Taiwan, is planning to invest... Read more

India drags her feet on RCEP

India has reservations about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and is adam... Read more

Banana Republic to boost apparel sizes

Historically known as a skinny brand, Banana Republic plans to boost its size selection to 26 o... Read more

Benetton launches ecological line

United Colors of Benetton’s new collection showcases experimental textiles and ecological... Read more

Lee launches Shape Illusions for women

This is a collection designed to celebrate the female figure, regardless of size. Leveraging th... Read more

India’s textile industry suggests GST revision

The textile industry in India wants a cut in GST.It is felt a GST cut across the value chain fr... Read more

Indian cotton prices under pressure

Cotton prices are declining in India.The main reason is pressure from international cotton pric... Read more

Woolmark partners Tmall for quality wool fibers

Woolmark has partnered Tmall to provide quality wool fibers and outstanding brands to the young... Read more

Eight Vietnamese companies participate in Textillegprom 2019

A delegation of Vietnamese garment companies is showcasing their products at the textile trade ... Read more

US retailers stock up sports clothing for women

Retailers in the US are stocking sports-related assortments especially for women.The vast major... Read more

Portugal company TexteisPenedo makes fabric from cork

TexteisPenedo has developed a method of turning cork into fabric.The new collection launches wi... Read more

SRF winds up Thai technical textile plant

SRF is shutting its technical textile plant in Thailand. Some of the assets, if found suitable,... Read more

MarediModa links talent with brands

MarediModa will be held in Cannes, November 5 to 7, 2019. This is a trade fair dedicated to und... Read more

Shoddy audits lead to disasters

Social audit firms are responsible for a number of fatal accidents in the readymade garment sec... Read more

Indonesian textile industry grows 20 per cent

The textile and apparel industry in Indonesia grew 20.71 per cent in the second quarter of 2019... Read more

Indonesia turns to rayon for growth

Indonesia will use locally sourced textiles, such as rayon and polyester fibers, to lessen its ... Read more

Indian woven fabric exports up 27per cent

Indian woven fabric exports were up 27 per cent in terms of shipment and 15 per cent in terms o... Read more

IIT generates power from clothes

IIT Kharagpur has developed a method of generating electricity from clothes.Using clothes being... Read more

Flat knitting machine manufacturers aim at competitive edge

Flat knitting machine manufacturers are spending on R&D in order to incorporate new technol... Read more

Egypt aims to be aglobal textile hub

Egypt plans to develop its textile industry with the objective of becoming the next textile fac... Read more

Crop damage leads to price rise

Cotton prices are rising in India. Among the reasons are crop damage following erratic rainfa... Read more

Russia offers ample scope for Indian leather exporters: CLE

According to the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Russia offers ample export opportunities to... Read more

Aurora develops new coating capabilities

Aurora Specialty Textiles has developed next-generation, custom-coating capabilities and produc... Read more

Demand for Asian streetwear growing across the globe

Asian streetwear like hoodies, T-shirts, trainers, and tracksuit bottoms is the flavor of the m... Read more

Active consumers seek lighted apparel

The active wearable lighted apparel and fabric market is expected to grow significantly in the ... Read more

Vietnam August cotton imports down 25 per cent

Vietnam’s cotton imports in August 2019 were down 25.6 per cent year on year and 22.8 per... Read more

Women’s wear is profitable but tricky

Global women’s wear market has shown good growth rate. The market is bifurcated into five... Read more

Super changes schedule

Super will be held in Italy from September 19 to 22, 2019 during Milan Fashion Week and will op... Read more

Southeast Asia offers tax breaks

With the ongoing tariff war between the US and China, Southeast Asian countries are intensifyin... Read more

Shima Seiki offers fully integrated cutting system

Shima Seiki’s Cutting Solutions is a fully integrated cutting system that offers smooth w... Read more

Upcoming Performance Days to highlight new concepts

Performance Days will be held in Germany, November 13 to 14, 2019. The trade fair for functiona... Read more

Strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil facility rattles fashion sector

The attack on a major hub of Saudi Arabia’s oil production has shaken up the fashion indu... Read more