"Bypassing Hong Kong, many brands are now making Shanghai or Beijing their first port of call. The city, which European and American brands identify with for its culture, language and shopping habits, has since long being known as a China-light launch pad. Its Causeway Bay and the malls of Central and Tsim Sha Tsui are... Read more
Freudenberg Performance Materials (Freudenberg) will be presenting an innovation that meets the increasing demands of manufacturers and consumers alike in the footwear market. Made from nonwoven fabric, the innovative crimping material optimally combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility a... Read more
"Though the Bangladesh RMG sector witnessed insignificant growth during the fiscal years 2016-17 and 2017-18, growth rate picked up the following year owing to Taka’s depreciation and a rise in exports to the United States. However, now the country’s major export-earning industry faces a number of challenge... Read more
Growing employment is a serious issue in the Indian apparel industry. “To solve this issue, the industry needs to introduce certain measures. Anil Anand, Director, HCA, elaborates on these.
A leading manufacturer of sewing spares and services in India, Hari Chand Anand and Co. (HCA) has been providing affordable... Read more
"The fourth quarter of 2019 gave fashion brands with an opportunity to step up their game and they did this in style by focusing on sustainable and other high-end fabrics. The recently released quarterly report of global fashion search platform Lyst revealed luxury brands like Off-White, Gucci, Balenciaga, Moncler and ... Read more
"Finally in 2019, the global business community, politicians and consumers awakened to the importance of sustainability that is affecting everyone to a great or less degree. Driven by consumer’s demand for carbon neutrality, the textile industry is slowly adapting its manufacturing processes to fully reverse the ... Read more
The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), the National apex body for the textiles & clothing industry across the nation, organised an interactive meeting with Ravi Capoor, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India with the office-bearers of 48 textile Associations in South India representing t... Read more
Monforts customer RajbyTextiles is the first company in the world to have finally achieved the Cradle to Cradle (C2C) Platinum Standard for a product.
Its Beluga denim fabrics have gained the ultimate sustainability score in all five categories covered by the C2C standard, which is acknowledged as involving the toughe... Read more
Fast fashion is increasingly becoming disposable fashion as consumers are discarding their clothes after only one use. In the UK alone, consumers throw away over 300,000 tons of clothing every year. And part of the problem is over-production of clothing that is never sold. A power plant in Sweden recently switched to H... Read more
"The impact of Coronavirus can be felt across the globe. The apparel and textile industry across the world is facing numerous challenges from sourcing to retail. And this uncertainty is affecting business"
While the US-China trade war has negatively affected Chinese textile and apparel industry, the latest Cor... Read more
"Uncertainty prevails in Great Britain as the country exited from the European Union. Though negotiators have been trying to strike a deal to govern Britain’s future commercial relationship with the EU, if they fail to achieve this by December 31, 2020, UK would lose its duty-free access to EU markets. As a resul... Read more
Held in Copenhagen, the CIFF Fashion Fair, focused on sustainability. Besides the regular brands that showcased clothing lines made from organic cotton or other recycled materials, new brands like Tomorrow, OFFT, 1331 and Cult Studios also incorporated sustainability as a part of their DNA.
The Special Project area fo... Read more
"At a glittering function of The Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), held on February 08, 2020 in Mumbai, Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Women & Child Development and Textiles awarded exporters of synthetic textiles for their outstanding export performance for the year 2018-19."... Read more
"Marked by an unrelenting and disruptive consumer revolution, the past decade made mobility a make-or-break factor for fashion retail businesses. Factors responsible for this change included demographic shifts, rise of the smartphone, the ubiquity of the internet, the changing role of stores and competition from unexpe... Read more