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CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value c…

CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value chain from "Farm to Fashion

"Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), one of the leading industry chambers of the textile and clothing sector of India, completed 60 years of its operation in 2018. To celebrate this milestone, the association will organise the ‘CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018’ from November 27-28 in New Delh... Read more

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recali…

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recalibration

"Arvind Ltd will demerge some of the brand’s business and engineering business in about a month’s time. The company will relist the engineering and business in January 2019. “We are excited about the opportunity in the textile business as the world is heading for a large recalibration of supply chain ... Read more

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

"Due to a massive crisis in its balance of payments (BoP), Pakistan is facing immense pressure on its Forex reserves. The country’s dollar reserves have fallen to $8,408 million, sufficient only to cover its import bill for few months. To buttress these depleting reserves, the country’s finance minister pla... Read more

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

"Japan Fashion Week Organisation will organise two of Japan’s biggest textile shows; ‘JFW Japan Creation 2019’ (JFW-JC) and the ‘Premium Textile Japan 2019 A/W’ (PTJ) salon, concurrently from Nov. 21-22, 2018 at the Tokyo International Forum. Exhibitors at both these trade shows will addre... Read more

Yoga pants conquer closets in the US, boosts fabric innovations

Yoga pants conquer closets in the US, boosts fabric innovations

"The first pair of yoga pants for women were sold by Lululemon in 1998. A mix of nylon and Lycra, these pants were synthetic elastic fibers that provided the stretch and softness needed to manage all those sweat-inducing contortions during a lengthy session on the mat. Twenty years laters, yoga pants have conquered the... Read more

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion industry

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion industry

"The world is being plagued by environmental abuse from all kind of industries. Traditional economies, dominated by the use and throw policy, did not consider the material’s end use. It only sourced the inputs from the environment, manufactured them, and channeled them into the industrial process to make end prod... Read more

India’s textiles and clothing market, including exports grows in 2018

India’s textiles and clothing market, including exports grows in 2018

"As per key findings of the annual ‘Market for Textiles and Clothing (MTC)’: National Household Survey 2017, the overall market size of textiles and clothing including exports increased to $146.63 billion in 2016 and further to $164 billion in 2018. Aggregate demand for textiles & clothing was 41.06 bil... Read more

Revolutionising the clothing re-commerce market, some players take lea…

Revolutionising the clothing re-commerce market, some players take lead

"As re-commerce, when particularly executed by partners, unleases a low-risk, high-reward market for goods, and offers a straightforward path into a more circular business model, clothing brands are increasingly turning to re-commerce partners to tap into secondary markets. As thredUp's 2018 Resale Report indicates, th... Read more

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

"According to the US Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), from January to September 2018, Bangladesh witnessed a 14.20 per cent increase in its export earnings to the US; i.e. from $367.10 million to $419.21 million during the same period of 2017. China on the other hand earned a $683 million from exports a hike of ... Read more

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

"Katie Smith, Retail Analyst and Insights Director, Edited points out the shift towards more comfortable and functional clothing led to an increase in activewear as a trend. According to the Cotton Council International & Cotton Incorporated’s activewear study, about 3 out of 5 consumers have adopted activewe... Read more

CMAI Apparel Index : Q2 records lowest ever growth at 0.18, Small bran…

CMAI Apparel Index : Q2 records lowest ever growth at 0.18, Small brands trailing the pack

"CMAI’s Apparel Index for Q2 (July-Sept FY 2018-19) indicates growth has fallen to almost a no growth level and touched 0.18 points. It is the lowest ever, in last five years. Small brands are the big losers with negative growth of -1.71 points. However, big brand’s (Mid, Large and Giant together) cumulativ... Read more

Positive sales predicted for apparel industry despite US-China trade w…

Positive sales predicted for apparel industry despite US-China trade war

"In face-to-face interviews conducted with 234 buyers and 72 exhibitors, Centrestage, a fashion brand-promotion, launch platform and trade exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) noted that many industry players are optimistic about their sales prospects over the next 12 months. Around, ... Read more

Asia Pacific to dominate global knitwear market by 2026

Asia Pacific to dominate global knitwear market by 2026

"A new market report by Transparency Market Research titled ‘Knitwear Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018-26 reveals the global knitwear market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.3 per cent from 2018 to 2026 reaching $817,402.7 million by 2026. In terms of vo... Read more

Denim capacity expansion plans for Kanoria Chemicals & Industries

Denim capacity expansion plans for Kanoria Chemicals & Industries

"Kanoria Chemicals & Industries, which manufactures two million meters of denim fabric per month plans to ramp up its capacity to 27 million meters per month in the next three years. “We serve all mainstream brands such as: Otto Group, Inditex, TCP, TEDDY, H&M, Levis, VF Corp, and niche markets of the wor... Read more

Mexico, Turkey emerge new manufacturing destinations

Mexico, Turkey emerge new manufacturing destinations

"As per a new McKinsey study, western brands are finding it easier to produce in low-cost countries due to the rising costs in China. For brands selling in the US, Mexico has emerged as the most suitable option while for labels selling in Europe, Turkey is a prime manufacturing destination. According to McKinsey, labor... Read more

AEPC organises the Fabric of Unity to commemorate the Indian Textiles …

AEPC organises the Fabric of Unity to commemorate the Indian Textiles Industry

"AEPC, to mark the unveiling of the ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat on October 31, 2018, organised the ‘Fabric of Unity", an event to commemorate the Indian textiles industry. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Government of India graced the event attended by EC Members of AEPC, Officials fr... Read more

Maroc in Mode-Maroc Sourcing 2018 focuses on fast fashion, sustainabil…

Maroc in Mode-Maroc Sourcing 2018 focuses on fast fashion, sustainability

"Fast Fashion, denim, knit, tailoring, leather and the latest offers by the Moroccan brands were highlighted at Maroc in Mode-Marc Sourcing fair, held from October 11-12, 2018 at Marrakech. In line with current market trend, the fair focused on fast fashion and sustainable ecosystems. It deployed a specific promotion s... Read more

Titas underscores the primacy of need for ‘Global Smart Value Chain’

Titas underscores the primacy of need for ‘Global Smart Value Chain’

"Organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Foreign Trade and the Taiwan Textile Federation from October 16-18, 2018 in Taipei, the 22nd Edition TITAS 2018 “Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show” focused on smart textiles, sustainable environmental protection, and functional applica... Read more

Indian apparel industry plagued by volatile prices, fabric-sourcing ch…

Indian apparel industry plagued by volatile prices, fabric-sourcing challenges

Fabric sourcing, till a few years ago, was one of the most challenging tasks. But increasing options of fabric sourcing, advanced technologies and awareness about quality have improved the conditions for fabric sourcing; though some challenges still prevail and industry continues to struggle with those issues. The pro... Read more

Intex to transform South Asia into a textile and garment powerhouse

Intex to transform South Asia into a textile and garment powerhouse

"The 4th edition of Intex South Asia, to be held in Sri Lanka from November 14-16, 2018, is the biggest and only international textiles sourcing show that brings together the entire supply-chain and value-chain for the textiles and apparel industry under one networking platform. A show for yarns, apparel fabrics, denim... Read more

Prosperity Textile aims to touch 100 million yards per annum mark next…

Prosperity Textile aims to touch 100 million yards per annum mark next year

"A global leader in denim fabric Prosperity Textile has introduced multi fiber types. These are different fibers like cotton, Tencel, polyester rayon, etc, blended together to improve performance and the features. The company, founded in 1999 in China, will also start operating its Vietnam unit from next month. The uni... Read more

Interfilere Shanghai 2018: The meeting point of all global players in …

Interfilere Shanghai 2018: The meeting point of all global players in the lingerie and swimwear industry

Visitor flow remained steady and strong as 2017at Interfilere Shanghai, while the quality, as endorsed by the suppliers, was once again ensured at its premium level where all the attendees had been validated as industry professionals. In the 14 edition of Interfilere Shanghai held from September 27-28, 2018, 75 per cen... Read more

Not just location, the ‘Made in USA’ label is a stamp of quality

Not just location, the ‘Made in USA’ label is a stamp of quality

As per 2016 stats, US imported textiles and apparels worth $120 billion. However, the value of exports of the same variety is six times less. Despite this, 80 per cent Americans prefer to buy domestic made goods if given a choice and 60 per cent are willing to pay 10 per cent more for the “Made in America” ... Read more

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US refuses to back off on trade dispute

The US has refused to back down from its ongoing trade dispute with China. Instead it has warne... Read more

Rise in KG Denim net sales

During the period ended September 30, 2018, KG Denim’s net sales were Rs 183.60 crores as... Read more

Tirupur hopes for FTA with Russia

Knitwear industrialists in Tirupur feel a free trade agreement (FTA) with Russia will help them... Read more

India’s apparel exports increases 54 per cent in October

Apparel exports increased by 54 per cent in rupee terms in October compared to the same month l... Read more

C&A Foundation’s cotton program helps Indian farmers

C&A Foundation provides interest-free loans to smallholder and marginal cotton farmers in I... Read more

Levi’s opens largest-ever flagship store in New York

Levi’s opened a 16,902-sq-ft, multi-level store at the “crossroads of the world&rdq... Read more

Pakistan withholds MFN status for India

Pakistan has no immediate plans to grant the Most Favored Nation (MFN) status to India. The cou... Read more

Myanmar wage hike may not benefit workers

Garment workers in Myanmar are unlikely to benefit from recent increase in minimum wages. Reaso... Read more

Profits of listed textile, garment firms' rise in Bangladesh

According to the Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), the earnings per share (EPS) of 30 out of 53 liste... Read more

Korea hopes to access India through RCEP

Korea expects to benefit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), if and wh... Read more

H One launches Res.Q| MI for managing and protecting textile machines

H One, an IT solutions provider, launched Res.Q| MI; an all-encompassing machine management sol... Read more

China’s investment in Africa to outpace US

As per QNB’s weekly economic commentary China’s investment in Africa is rapidly out... Read more

Bangladesh exports to Chile increase by 33.32 per cent in FY 2017-18

As per Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh’s exports to Chile rose by 33.32 per cent in F... Read more

Bangladesh apparel segment gets Japanese funding

Japanese investors are showing keen interest in Bangladesh. The main reasons are low wages and ... Read more

Bangladesh exports of T-shirts to increase

Bangladesh expects to export more number of T-shirts in the coming season due to an extended su... Read more

India, Peru to discuss FTA in New Delhi next month

With bilateral trade between India and the South American country Peru touching an all-time hig... Read more

Versace Jeans merged with Versus

Versace will merge Versace Jeans and Versus. The merger will allow the company to further devel... Read more

US imports $3,088.98 million worth apparels till Sept 2018

The USA imported $3,088.98 million worth of apparels from Canada and Mexico during January to S... Read more

Uptrend in Indian apparel exports in October

India’s apparel exports grew 54 per cent in October 2018 as compared to October 2017. Tex... Read more

Fashion industry testifies at USMCA hearing in Washington DC

United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) President Julia K. Hughes testified during t... Read more

CCI introduces US Cotton Trust Protocol

Ted Schneider, President, Cotton Council International (CCI), at the Cotton Sourcing USA Summit... Read more

Surat’s Valsad, Umbergaon cluster ask for power subsidy

The Valsad and Umbergaon power loom clusters have submitted a representation to the state gover... Read more

Reducing energy costs with Monforts eco applicator

Monforts technology is behind many denim innovations. As an alternative to conventional padding... Read more

Rebranded version of Momad to be held in February 2019

Ifema is reorganising its fashion and footwear trade shows. Its global sector event will be ren... Read more

Meghalaya operationalises largest apparel manufacturing unit

Meghalaya recently operationalised its largest apparel manufacturing unit owned by the School o... Read more

Retail industry expresses concern over Brexit deal

The retail industry has expressed concern that the proposed Brexit deal may not pass through Pa... Read more

Germany to host Performance Days

Performance Days will take place in Germany on November 28 and 29, 2018. The fair was founded i... Read more

With CPTPP on the anvil, FDI pours into Vietnam

French group Scavi is investing heavily in Vietnam with the country joining the CPTPP. Scavi is... Read more

Fall in Indian cotton output likely

India’s cotton output is likely to decline by 11 per cent this year. There has been crop ... Read more

European parliament recommends continuation of Transition Accord

The European Parliament has passed a resolution urging the Bangladesh government to allow the w... Read more

Hong Kong, Australia to sign FTA and investment agreements

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Australia have concluded the negotiat... Read more

Bangladesh apparel exports up 20 per cent in October

Bangladesh’s apparel exports grew 20 per cent from July to October 2018. Earnings from kn... Read more

CCI plans two cotton purchasing centers in AP

The Andhra Pradesh government and Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) have jointly planned to set... Read more

Contrasting results for Italian textile machinery sector

According to a survey by ACIMIT, textile machinery orders index for July to September 2018, rem... Read more

US women’s apparel prices fall in October

Women’s apparel prices in the US fell 1.7 per cent in October after rising 1.6 per cent i... Read more

Portugal to star at Pitti Uomo in Italy

Menswear show Pitti Uomo will be held in Italy from January 8 to 11, 2019. Portugal has been se... Read more