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3PLs helping manufacturers, retailers keep pace with changing trends

3PLs helping manufacturers, retailers keep pace with changing trends

"Comprising freight forwarders, courier companies, and other companies integrating and offering subcontracted logistics and transportation services, third party logistics (3PL) companies, help textile manufacturers and fashion retailers to grow their businesses and boost profits. These companies typically provide wareh... Read more

Moda brings the AW20 fashion community to life

Moda brings the AW20 fashion community to life

As the doors close on a successful AW20 season at Moda, the heart of UK fashion and the National Footwear Show, its organisers Hyve Group plc have committed to the show’s long-term future at the NEC Birmingham securing future dates which are aligned with all of its key sector buying calendars. Adam Gough, Event ... Read more

Reloved - innovative and responsible, without compromising on style

Reloved - innovative and responsible, without compromising on style

Featuring the innovative ISKO’s R-TWO program, the Reloved collection has a new take on sustainability: it relies on fabrics made of reused and recycled materials as well as an advanced design research for the development of a new, conscious style. Sustainability through the use of highly responsible materials a... Read more

Digital printing to transform apparel production, increase sustainability

Digital printing to transform apparel production, increase sustainability

"Its ability to print with bold colors in a precise and controlled manner makes screen printing an immensely popular method of production in the fashion industry. However, this method gained commercial popularity in fashion only after 1960s when the first rotatable, multicolor garment screen printing machine was develo... Read more

Increasing media influences attract American brands to Los Angeles

Increasing media influences attract American brands to Los Angeles

"A result of the overlap of Academy Awards with the New York Fashion calendar, the global fashion tour of Autumn/Winter 2020 fashion collection began in Los Angeles this season despite it being a part of the New York Fashion Week. At one of such events, designer Tom Ford launched his collection with an Oscars-after par... Read more

98th edition of Lineapelle goes beyond all expectations

98th edition of Lineapelle goes beyond all expectations

Lineapelle closes the 98th edition, going beyond the current global forecasts and emergencies, concretely strengthening its international leadership. Held at Fieramilano Rho from 19 to 21 February 2020, Lineapelle confirms its importance for the global supply chain in the fashion and luxury goods sector by welcoming a... Read more

Hackathons enable brands to crack sustainability strategies

Hackathons enable brands to crack sustainability strategies

"Stepping up their sustainability efforts, fashion players like Kering and LVMH are organising hackathons that include awarding prizes to developers, students and experts to help them manage their supply chains and overproduction. However, as these hackathons lack proper resources or metrics, they run the risk of turni... Read more

Exquisite new designers create the ultimate showroom experience at Scoop AW…

Exquisite new designers create the ultimate showroom experience at Scoop AW20

The AW20 edition of Scoop, the UK’s leading premium contemporary womenswear show located at Old Billingsgate Market London from the 9th – 11th February, focused on newness; keeping the show fresh, launching new designers and exquisite cutting-edge fashion. Creating a premium ‘showroom’ experienc... Read more

Symposium on emerging opportunities for Indian textiles

Symposium on emerging opportunities for Indian textiles

To meet the challenges and opportunities arisen due to outbreak of coronavirus in China, a symposium on ‘Emerging Opportunities for Indian Textiles and Crafts’ was organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India at New Delhi. Smt. Smriti Zubin I... Read more

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many global companies whose USP is fast-changing and affordable fashion. Fast-fashion retailers are waking up to a changed glo... Read more

Kiabza - Decluttering wardrobes and monetizing them

Kiabza - Decluttering wardrobes and monetizing them

Actress Evelyn Sharma is taking her the next step towards responsible fashion. To buy only second-hand clothing is her New Year’s resolution for 2020, and it’s an easy one she says! Interestingly, this trend is not limited to celebrities but also common people are having a keen interest in not just exchangi... Read more

Employment generation to fuel garment industry growth in India

Employment generation to fuel garment industry growth in India

According to Axel Baumanns, Product Management and Sales, Kannegiesser, the garment industry in India is suffering. Speaking at the recently held GTE exhibition, he said, “Countries like Bangladesh, which proves to be an ideal manufacturing base for the US and Europe, have picked up business since 1998.”Tho... Read more

Falling revenues, uncertainty force brands to bypass Hong Kong for entering…

Falling revenues, uncertainty force brands to bypass Hong Kong for entering China

"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 presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

Freudenberg presents the world’s first nonwoven crimping material

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

Strong wage policy, timely adjustments to enable Bangladesh RMG sector meet…

Strong wage policy, timely adjustments to enable Bangladesh RMG sector meet targets

"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

Infrastructural development, youth employment to boost Indian productivity

Infrastructural development, youth employment to boost Indian productivity

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

Lyst Index: Sustainable luxury rules in Q4 2019

Lyst Index: Sustainable luxury rules in Q4 2019

"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

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

Global textile and apparel industry wakes up to sustainability hazards

"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

CITI organises interactive meeting with the Textile Minister

CITI organises interactive meeting with the Textile Minister

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

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

World’s first C2C Platinum for RajbyTextiles

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

Eco-friendly fashion reaches new levels with materials, distribution method…

Eco-friendly fashion reaches new levels with materials, distribution methods

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

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the …

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

"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

Need for a trade agreement to save EU, UK from future mayhem post Brexit

Need for a trade agreement to save EU, UK from future mayhem post Brexit

"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

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

Sustainability takes centre stage at CIFF Fashion Fair

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

Indian Textile ministry awards exporters for their outstanding performance

Indian Textile ministry awards exporters for their outstanding performance

"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

New technologies, creative services to shape future fashion retail

New technologies, creative services to shape future fashion retail

"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

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Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many gl... Read more

Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

Coronavirus: Countries including India stand to benefit

The virus outbreak could augur well for the Indian subcontinent, especially India with orders being diverted and demand for Indian cotton, leather increasing in the international market. The Coronavi... Read more

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

Coronavirus: Not just China, global textiles and apparels sector feels the heat

"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 busi... Read more

 
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Face Mask production in China in full Swing, daily output crosses 54.77 million …

Face Mask production in China in full Swing, daily output crosses 54.77 million pieces

The production growth of Face Mask is nothing short of a reflection of the China governmen... Read more

Coronavirus impact on Chinese business income, employment and exports

Coronavirus impact on Chinese business income, employment and exports

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part III While businesses ha... Read more

Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Production Expected to Shift Gears by the End of February

Survey Shows Coronavirus Impact on Chinese Textile Industry -Part II The Survey analysis ... Read more

CCI launches Indian cotton brand “HIRA”

India became the largest producer of cotton in the year 2014-15 and continues to be the leader ... Read more

US retailers stick to the tried and tested

US companies don’t take a chance on new fashion or new ideas. They are all hiding behind ... Read more

Hermes revenue up 12 per cent in 2019

Hermes 2019 revenue rose 12.4 per cent. Recurring operating income was up 13 per cent. The comp... Read more

Indorama Ventures grows 18 per cent in 2019

Indorama Ventures registered a volume growth of 18 per cent in 2019. Core ebitda fell 20 per ce... Read more

Mumbai to host powerloom expo India International Textiles

The India International Textiles expo will be held in Mumbai from March 5 to 7, 2020. This thre... Read more

India’s polyester yarn makers to clock in good profits next fiscal

Operating profits of polyester yarn manufacturers in India are set to rise next fiscal. Reason:... Read more

EU fashion exports up 48 per cent compared to 2010

The European Union’s exports of fashion goods have increased 48.4 per cent compared to 20... Read more

Tirupur manufacturers adopt clean processes

Tirupur garment exporters are investing in sustainability. For example, Tirupur-based Sulochana... Read more

Spanish groups divert from China for sourcing

Spanish fashion companies are facing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID 19). Companies are lo... Read more

Ludhiana apparel industry investing on high tech solutions

Ludhiana’s apparel manufacturing industry is tilting toward technology and investing in a... Read more

Lee tests sustainable production methods for denim

Lee is testing sustainable production methods together with a series of new technologies and ma... Read more

Invista builds ADN plant in China

Invista is building a plant in China which will produce up to 4,00,000 tons of adiponitrile (AD... Read more

ITA Singapore show cancelled due to Coronavirus

Innovate Textile and Apparel (ITA) in Singapore scheduled for May 2020 has been called due to t... Read more

Global denim jeans grows four per cent

The denim jeans market worldwide is growing by 4.3 per cent. Within Europe, Germany will add to... Read more

NCTO releases statement on coronavirus

National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) is a Washington, DC, USA based trade associati... Read more

Amae – a combination of fashion and sustainability

The Amae collection perfectly embodies the combination of high-end looks with a sustainable vis... Read more

Advanced IoT systems enable Gherzi to increase garment productivity by 15%

Based in Turkey, Gherzi is an independent, global firm of consultants, technical specialists, e... Read more

Coronavirus dampens Chinese yarn demand

The outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID 19) in China will undoubtedly weaken demand for imported... Read more

US apparel sales slump to 10 year low

Apparel sales in the US have been the slowest since March 2009 despite markdowns and promotions... Read more

EU withdraws EBA privileges for Cambodia

The EU has decided to withdraw one-fifth of the Everything But Arms (EBA) for Cambodia covering... Read more

Shima Seiki develops weft knitting machine

Shima Seiki is developing a prototype weft knitting machine capable of multi¬axial insertio... Read more

Gap partners thredUP to boost circular fashion

Gap has partnered with thredUP to encourage customers to exchange secondhand clothes for shoppi... Read more

Chinese outbreak hits Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s major export sectors have been affected by the Coronavirus (COVID 19). Nearl... Read more

Kerala-based Aranya Natural promoting natural dyed fabrics

Aranya Natural, based in Kerala, produces natural dyed fabrics. The fabrics are produced by spe... Read more

New apparel industry group kicks off project to eliminate textile waste

Accelerating Circularity, a new apparel industry collaborative project, announced the launch of... Read more

WTiN to replace Innovate Textile & Apparel Asia with virtual conference

The information provider to the global textile and apparel industry has announced the upcoming ... Read more

FTA to boost Vietnam’s exports to the EU

Vietnam’s textile and garment export turnover to the EU is expected to increase by 81 per... Read more

Italy hosts footwear event Micam

Micam was held in Italy from February 16 to 19, 2020. This Italian footwear trade show was atte... Read more

India’s textile, garments shipments fall six per cent

India’s shipments of textiles and garments shrank 6.4 per cent in April to January, aidin... Read more

Raf Simons new creative director of Prada

Raf Simons is joining Prada as creative director. Simons has been creative director roles at Di... Read more

Philippines aims to increase garments exports to EU

Philippine trade department’s export marketing bureau (EMB) plans to request the European... Read more

Indian government hopes to be textile champion

Indian government will help top textile companies achieve sufficient size and scale to cater to... Read more

H&M collaborates with PE Nation for a sport’s inspired collection

H&M has launched a sporty series in collaboration with Australian- active wear brand PE Nat... Read more

Indian garment exporters to capture larger market share: AEPC

The AEPC says, though India’s readymade garment exports showed a marginal increase during... Read more

Forever 21 hopes to return to UK

Authentic Brands hopes to relaunch Forever 21 in the UK. There is no current Forever 21 busines... Read more

EU major market for Myanmar garments with 30 per cent export share

The European market imports over 45 per cent garments produced in Myanmar. The European Union a... Read more

Agfa and TFL develop inkjet printing solution

Agfa and TFL have jointly developed an inkjet printing solution to decorate high-quality genuin... Read more

Garment supply chains in Asia wrecked by Coronavirus

The Coronavirus (COVID 19) outbreak is wreaking havoc on Southeast Asia’s garment supply ... Read more