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The truth behind ‘Made in NZ’ tag

The truth behind ‘Made in NZ’ tag

"New Zealand has come under the scanner of faking ‘Made in NZ’ tag when a leading media house did some checking. Stats show, New Zealand imported 10.6 million cotton T-shirts from Bangladesh last year, with an average value of $2.95 each. Outdoor clothing firm Macpac moved its manufacturing from Christchurc... Read more

Socks and hosiery industry gear up for mega shows

Socks and hosiery industry gear up for mega shows

"FIMAST, the much-awaited trade show for hosiery and knitting machinery, will be held from May 30 to June 2, 2018 at Brescia in Italy. The exhibition will showcase latest technological trends and ideas in the production of socks and hosiery throughout the supply chain. The show will be attended by most renowned manufac... Read more

Apparel Connect 2018: Focus on streamlining logistics to support T&A in…

Apparel Connect 2018: Focus on streamlining logistics to support T&A industry

"To tap the burgeoning logistics industry, Apparel Connect 2018, a conference on Apparel logistics, was held on May 17, 2018 in New Delhi. The one –day conference provided an excellent knowledge sharing and networking platform to over 150 plus logistics and apparel industry professionals. Speaking on the growing ... Read more

6th Copenhagen Fashion Summit stresses on making fashion green

6th Copenhagen Fashion Summit stresses on making fashion green

"Numerous speeches and discussions enabled audiences to gain valuable perspective and insight on issues related to sustainability and more. Eco-pioneer Stella McCartney spoke about her own journey towards developing an eco-friendly approach, emphasizing the lack of support from the rest of the industry. Entrepreneur an... Read more

Vietnam’s growing strength in global textile industry

Vietnam’s growing strength in global textile industry

"Having developed textile operations in 1958 in Northern region and in 1970 in Southern region, Vietnam’s textile industry has come a long way, dominating global textile dynamics today. In 2016, Vietnam was recognised as the third top garment exporter in the world where the top two were China and Bangladesh. Appa... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: Trend forecasts to add zing to up…

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles: Trend forecasts to add zing to upcoming edition

"The 2018 edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles has collaborated with international forecasting firm NellyRodiTM Agency to form a trend committee with different fields of expertise in order to gain latest comprehension of international lifestyle forecasts. ‘Future’ is the keyword of the season and ... Read more

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Annual Apparel Index At 2.56 points, it’s the lowest growth in four y…

Annual Apparel Index  At 2.56 points, it’s the lowest growth in four years

"POINTERS • Lowest growth this fiscal year in four years • The annual index value dipped to 2.56 FY 2017-18 from 3.43 points in FY 2016-17 • The entire fiscal year was marked by low business sentiment • Even the festive period did not bring much cheer • Q4 was the best quarter, reflecting a rec... Read more

Indian textile export policies need a fresh look

Indian textile export policies need a fresh look

"As per latest Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) figures, India’s apparel exports have dropped 17.78 per cent to reach $1.49 billion, with an overall dip of 3.83 per cent to $16.71 billion in 2017-18. At the same time, India’s overall goods exports increased 9.78 per cent to $302.4 billion in April-Ma... Read more

Indonesia needs to enhance textile competitiveness to aim $75 bn expor…

Indonesia needs to enhance textile competitiveness to aim $75 bn exports by 2030

"Indonesia is ranked among the top ten largest textile producing countries. However, the nation is far away from threatening China's dominant position. Whereas China controls about 35 per cent of global textile markets, Indonesia controls only about 2 per cent. The Indonesian government targets to increase the nation&r... Read more

H&M needs to refocus on its strategy to bring back sales

H&M needs to refocus on its strategy to bring back sales

"2018 sales data of H&M reveals rather an alarming figure for the company as the operating profit dropped by 13 per cent for the year to 30 November 2017 while sales grew by just 3 per cent, which was not an expected performance. The problem started in 2016 when shoppers started purchasing online, and heightened co... Read more

Denim regaining its lost charm globally with 6 % upward CAGR till 2023

Denim regaining its lost charm globally with 6 % upward CAGR till 2023

"Denim industry, valued at more than $57 billion, will experience an annual growth rate upward of 6 percent till 2023, according to the recent P&S Market Research report. The reason for this stupendous growth is the innovative and advanced status of manufacturers and buyers as they look for denim that does more whi... Read more

Wool industry needs to become more user-centric

Wool industry needs to become more user-centric

"Low financial returns have pitched New Zealand’s crossbred wool industry into a crisis. To avert this, crossbred wool needs to be treated less like a commodity and its model overhauled to become more user-centric by the time it enters the marketplace, feels New Zealand Merino senior procurement manager Craig Ada... Read more

Transparency in manufacturing essential for workers’ life

Transparency in manufacturing essential for workers’ life

"After the aftermath of series of deadly fire and building accidents in Pakistan and Bangladesh the image underscored a woefully inadequate apparel brands’ approach to worker rights.Brand-label information matters not just for fire and building safety. The $2.4 trillion apparel industry, which predominantly emplo... Read more

Designers, entrepreneurs bring the focus back on Indian weavers

Designers, entrepreneurs bring the focus back on Indian weavers

"The Indian handloom industry has a rich and long history spread over thousands of years. From weaving during the Harappan civilization to spinning materials in Vedic times it’s been a long history. Even though the handloom industry, has taken major strides over the years weavers in the country are facing great h... Read more

Asean and its growing importance for member countries

Asean and its growing importance for member countries

"Asean took shape on August 8, 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN, was comprised Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand and today it has expanded to Cambodia, Lao PDR, Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar, and Vietnam. The intent of the association formed between ten Southeast Asian countr... Read more

Visual technology to aid online shoppers

Visual technology to aid online shoppers

"While e-commerce has been growing its expanse in India, yet it is sometimes quite challenging to live upto consumers’ expectations based on search keywords. To circumvent this problem, many e-commerce giants are slowly incorporating visual search to aid customers. Buyers have to submit the photo of the item they... Read more

Environment activists call out Levi’s as a major polluter

Environment activists call out Levi’s as a major polluter

"In a new report, ‘Too Deadly To Wear: Levi’s Pollution, the Booming Fashion Industry and Its Role in Deaths from Air Pollution and Climate Change,’ Stand.earth calls out the fashion industry in general and Levi Strauss, in particular, as having an outsized role in the deadly impact of climate change ... Read more

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainability

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainability

"While sustainability rankings have gained prominence however, one doesn’t really know the authenticity of these reports and on what basis assessment are done. Sustainability assessment is complex, especially where the value chain is long and products are diverse. Rules to ensure a ‘level playing field&rsqu... Read more

Blue Jeans Go Green Programme gives new lease of life to used denim

Blue Jeans Go Green Programme gives new lease of life to used denim

When denim is worn out, consumers tend to dump old clothes but now denim makers have a new way of reusing used denim. The Blue Jeans Go Green denim recycling programme gives new purpose to old denim. Roian Atwood, Director – Sustainability, Wrangler points out that in 2017, the company contributed more than 43,00... Read more

India needs labor reforms

India needs labor reforms

There has been a contraction in the Indian workforce between 2013-14 and 2015-16.About 1.2 million jobs were lost and total employment was down from 483.9 million to 482.7 million. This ties in with the poor growth in sectors such as exports during this period. Countries with more practical labor laws such as Banglade... Read more

US-China trade ties a cause of concern or opportunity for others

US-China trade ties a cause of concern or opportunity for others

The ongoing tiff between US-China trade will have significant impact on global economic landscape. How things pan out is still not known, yet going by the present picture, things don’t look too bright between the two countries with severe allegations made by the US government on China. President Trump on April 3 ... Read more

Interfiliere Hong Kong delivers yet another successful edition

Interfiliere Hong Kong delivers yet another successful edition

Interfiliere Hong Kong took place on March 27 and 28, 2018 showcasing innovations and high quality materials. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of Kai Tak Cruise Terminal at the heart of Victoria Harbour, the show kicked off with an opening speech by Angie Lau, Chairlady of Hong Kong Intimate Apparel Industries&rs... Read more

Fast fashion companies working on strategies to lure customers

Fast fashion companies working on strategies to lure customers

Post releasing its Q4 results for 2017 in January, H&M which had its biggest profit decline in six years — 14 per cent for the full year —shut down 170 stores in 2018. Speaking on their results, Karl-Johan Persson, CEO, H&M said the fashion industry is changing fast. At the heart of the transformati... Read more

Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

  The Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has redefined Tencel, as its textile premium brand at the 2018 Fibers & Yarns by Tecoya Group in Mumbai India. The redefining of Tencel brand is a key milestone of Lenzing’s new brand strategy to enhance product brand offerings, foster connection with customer... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

  Global Fashion Agenda, organiser of Copenhagen Fashion Summit has unveild the full programme for upcoming edition. It features a line-up of 75 leading voices and discussion topics ranging from robots to #metoo. On May 15-16, 2018, the 6th edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit will open doors at the... Read more

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Redress to hold Design Award 2018 in September

Redress will organise ‘Design Award 2018’ the world’s largest sustainable fas... Read more

Urban Outfitters reports increase in Q1 profit and sales

Driven by strong spending on part of its consumers, apparel retailer Urban Outfitters Inc repor... Read more

Ludhiana, India to host yarn show

Yarn Fabric & Accessories (YFA) will be held in Ludhiana, August 30 to September 1. This i... Read more

Fighting it out with wrinkles

Wrinkling is one of the most common flaws in textile composites, which are widely used for prot... Read more

Invista invests in ADN

Invista is upgrading its manufacturing technology and increasing production of adiponitrile (AD... Read more

Gap Wearlight Denim campaign rocks

The campaign launch of Gap’s new product category Wearlight Denim shows enthusiastic wear... Read more

West Java API wants stability for US dollar exchange rate

According to the The Indonesian Textile Association (API) of West Java, The US dollar exchange ... Read more

Competitors overtake India in exports

In the last decade, countries like Bangladesh, Vietnam and Sri Lanka have overtaken India in th... Read more

Vietnam prepares businesses for CPTPP related growth

At a conference co-hosted by Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) and the Ministry o... Read more

Bangladesh: Korean export processing zone to add more units

South Korean factories are operating in an export processing zone in Bangladesh. The zone has 2... Read more

Microfibers in focus at recent Planet Textiles

Planet Textiles was held in Canada, May 22. Textile technology that can recycle discarded cloth... Read more

EU knitting machine exports up three per cent

European Union exports of circular knitting machines increased by 3.1 per cent in 2017 from 201... Read more

Ludhiana to host YFA show in August

Yarn Fabric & Accessories (YFA) show will be held in Ludhiana from August 30 to September 1... Read more

Lenzing expands Tencel Luxe capacity

Lenzing will expand capacities for Tencel Luxe filament yarn. Basic engineering for constructio... Read more

Weak rupiah decelerates Indonesian textile industry

The weakening of the rupiah against the US dollar (USD) is affecting business activities in Ind... Read more

Rwanda’s import tax irks US

Rwanda is nurturing its garment sector. But domestic demand for locally produced clothes has be... Read more

Indian cotton exports may rise 30 per cent

India’s 2017-18 cotton exports are likely to jump nearly 30 per cent from the year before... Read more

India holds on to second position in exports

India manages to remain as the world’s second largest textile and clothing exporter. Expo... Read more

Cotton cabbotage rule eased

The cabbotage rule for transport of cotton along with several other products has been relaxed. ... Read more

CFTA to support world’s largest free trade area

African countries have formed a free trade area. This is the world’s largest free trade a... Read more

Candiani develops Re-Gen Denim

Fabric company Candiani Denim has developed a limited edition capsule collection called Re-Gen ... Read more

Asia Pacific fears trade war

Asia Pacific exporters are deeply concerned about a fall in business largely due to an increase... Read more

USDA estimates US cotton production to decline

According to the final 2017 estimate of USDA, the country’s cotton production is forecast... Read more

Tommy Hilfiger launches Social Innovation Challenge

Tommy Hilfiger, owned by PVH Corp, has launched TOMMY HILFIGER Social Innovation Challenge, a g... Read more

Council of Fashion Designers to honor Ralph Lauren

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) will honor American fashion designer Ralph L... Read more

Paris show in July

Interfilière Paris will take place July 7 to 9. It will highlight the latest eco-respon... Read more

Ban on Afghan cotton exports lifted

Pakistan has lifted the ban on the import of Afghan cotton to Pakistan. The country, in the pa... Read more

Primark to overtake M&S as top market spot

A study by analyst Global Data suggests Primark could overtake M&S in terms of market share... Read more

Japan wants South America in TPP

Japan is encouraging more countries from Central and South America to join the reworked Trans-P... Read more

Technical textiles not growing enough in India despite incentives

For the past four years, the Indian technical textile market has been growing at a CAGR of 12 p... Read more

Guess launches retro streetwear

Guess Jeans has teamed up with Round Two's Sean Wotherspoon to release a brightly colored capsu... Read more

Grasim Q4 net profit falls 20 per cent

For the fourth quarter Grasim’s consolidated net profit dropped 20 per cent. It had poste... Read more

Garment products dominate textile businesses at FESPA

Garment products dominate across all textile businesses, with sports apparel, textiles for garm... Read more

Wrangler joins Cotton Leads Program

Global denim manufacturer Wrangler recently joined the Cotton LEADS program. The brand is comm... Read more

China aims at stronger ties with Vietnam

Vietnam and China see huge potential for cooperation in economy, trade and investment. China i... Read more

Bangladesh needs FTAs fast

Bangladesh has become known as a hub of the garment manufacturing industry. The United States ... Read more

With 53 per cent share Asia drives global textile colorant market

Demand for textile colorants is anticipated to remain steady on account of growing applications... Read more

Conference to innovate textiles and apparel in Americas

Innovate Textile & Apparel Americas, to be organised by World Textile Information Network (... Read more

Europe to increase Egyptian Import

According to the Readymade Garments Export Council, Europe has been allocated 30 percent of the... Read more

Woolmark to celebrating Wool Week

The Woolmark Company will celebrate Wool Week from May 24 at 39 centres across Australia and Ne... Read more

Technical finesse seen at Canton Fair

Canton Fair was held in China, April 15 to May 5. Chinese textile and garment products recorded... Read more