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Fashion industry adopts a three-fold approach to sustainability

Fashion industry adopts a three-fold approach to sustainability

"Textile dyeing is the second-largest polluter of clean water globally. Polyester microfibres add to the ever-growing volumes of plastic in the environment. As most garments are non-biodegradable, they present serious threats to our oceans and wastelands. Growing cotton increases the impact of toxic chemicals in agricu... Read more

Prudent investment, people and choices help brands expand horizon

Prudent investment, people and choices help brands expand horizon

"Leading fashion brands emphasise, right people, proper funding and strong brand values are the key factors that help a small start-up to grow into a booming business. Cornish fashion brand Seasalt and Kent-based kidswear retailer Childrensalon both started as single, independently-run shops but now have multi-million-... Read more

The rise of eco-friendly and durable fast fashion in India

The rise of eco-friendly and durable fast fashion in India

"A Nielsen study conducted eight years ago showed that Indian consumers are becoming increasingly conscious of environment-friendly fashion practices. Groups like the Worker Diaries, that advocate the welfare of workers in the region and Fashion Revolution India, which pushes for sustainable and ethical practices in fa... Read more

Global brands race towards 3D manufacturing

Global brands race towards 3D manufacturing

"With environmental consciousness penetrating societies around the world along with an acute cultural shift towards athleticism and wellness, manufacturers are increasingly focusing on producing knitted shoes. Footwear brands Nike and Adidas launched a line of virtually seamless, knitted shoe uppers in 2012. The seamle... Read more

Rise of non-traditional markets fuels apparel exports

Rise of non-traditional markets fuels apparel exports

"As per Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data, in the July-December period of the current FY2018-19, Bangladesh’s apparel shipments to new export destinations like Australia, Brazil, Chile, China, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Russia, South Africa and Turkey posted a robust growth of 36.21 per cent in the first half ... Read more

Changing dynamics of global fashion market

Changing dynamics of global fashion market

"The axes of global trade are shifting, amid a surge in commerce between emerging economies in the global South. The dynamics may lead to a rethinking of sourcing and pricing strategies in the year ahead. That’s why “Trade 2.0” is one of the 10 big trends to watch out for in 2019 reveals the McKinsey&... Read more

Vietnam-EU FTA to create history after seven years of wait

Vietnam-EU FTA to create history after seven years of wait

"The European Union and Vietnam are moving closer to clinching the Europe-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) after nearly seven years of negotiations. The long-sought deal will boost Vietnam’s economic growth by nearly 8 per cent by 2025. As per the terms of the deal, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party will... Read more

Innovation and sustainability to rule at Interfiliere Hong Kong

Innovation and sustainability to rule at Interfiliere Hong Kong

"On December 17th, 2018, Eurovet Group, the organiser of the leading international trade show events for lingerie, swimwear and active-wear supply chain and different sectors from Indonesian Lingerie Industry joined the develoPPP.de programme of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)... Read more

Ignoring their aesthetic appeal, brands focus on sustainable products

Ignoring their aesthetic appeal, brands focus on sustainable products

"Though fashion provides consumers with a mode of self-expression, a celebration of originality and fine craftsmanship, or a temporary pleasure, it is also one of the world’s most polluting and wasteful industries. As a recent report by Ellen MacArthur Foundation reveals, global textile production has more than d... Read more

Growing hazards of fast fashion from economy, to social and environmen…

Growing hazards of fast fashion from economy, to social and environmental

"In a world of accelerating demand for apparel, consumers want -- and can also afford -- new clothes after wearing garments only a few times. Entire business models are built on the premise of fast fashion, providing clothes cheaply and quickly through shorter fashion cycles. However, this linear fashion model of buyin... Read more

India’s knit T-shirts exports drop in Q2, Nigeria and South Africa are…

India’s knit T-shirts exports drop in Q2, Nigeria and South Africa are exceptions

"Growth in India’s knit T-shirt exports in Q2 FY 18-19 declined by 9.62 per cent over the previous quarter. Within the knitted T-shirts segment, cotton tees accounts for 73 per cent of the total share value at $414.54 million. The second topmost commodity in Q2 FY 18-19 under the knitted T-shirt segment included ... Read more

Indian textile and clothing exports decline in Q2 FY 18-19

Indian textile and clothing exports decline in Q2 FY 18-19

"India’s textile and clothing (T&C) exports in the second quarter of FY 18-19, dropped 5.82 per cent to $8,935.55 million over its previous quarter. The US still remains top export market for India’s T&C goods, with goods worth of $2,059.37 million exported the US. Export of knitted apparels surpass... Read more

Heimtextil 2019 showcases leading innovations in home, contract textil…

Heimtextil 2019 showcases leading innovations in home, contract textiles

"Heimtextil 2019 displayed key trends in structure, graphic patterns and health-promoting materials. The leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, held from January 8 to 11 in Frankfurt, offered an attractive backdrop for the innovations of 3,025 exhibitors from 65 countries. Graphic patterns dominated all seg... Read more

British brands tackle Brexit with diversification

British brands tackle Brexit with diversification

"With Brexit on a knife edge, many designers and small-time manufacturers doubt whether the bi-annual catwalk event London Fashion Week holds anything for them. A slowdown in customer spending has triggered cautiousness in the rag trade. Luxury retailer Harrods is increasing its spring/summer stock to protect the expos... Read more

Interim Budget 2019-20: Outlay for textile sector reduced, optimism ab…

Interim Budget 2019-20: Outlay for textile sector reduced, optimism about higher IT exemptions

"Textile industry welcomed the Interim Budget 2019-20 announced by the Finance Minister, Piyush Goyal. Sanjay Jain, Chairman, CITI feels the budget will give a major impetus to the textile and apparel consumption in India by increasing the purchasing power of middle class and farmers. He feels, the announcements highli... Read more

 
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Isko hosts Responsible Denim event

World’s largest producer of denim, Isko hosted a ‘Responsible Denim’ gatherin... Read more

US and China try to end trade dispute

The United States and China are moving toward ending their trade dispute. The two countries hav... Read more

UK to impose tax on fast fashion brands/retailers

Fast fashion retailers in the UK may be taxed to fund an annual recycling program. The taxation... Read more

India to hold intense bilateral discussion with China on RCEP

Facing pressure to finalise its market opening commitments under the Regional Comprehensive Eco... Read more

Global sports apparel segment grows at five per cent CAGR

The worldwide market for sports apparel is expected to grow at a CAGR of 5.8 per cent over the ... Read more

PRGMEA lauds Saudi investment

Pakistan Readymade Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (PRGMEA) termed the visit o... Read more

PVH Corp to buy Australian subsidiary Gazal

PVH Corp has made an offer to buy Australia's Gazal, as the U.S. company looks to expand its di... Read more

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A appoints new Creative Director

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A, the, parent company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, one of the wor... Read more

Nike cuts water use in its supply chain

By working together with its supplier, Nike has managed to slash the use of water during cotton... Read more

Consumers prefer sustainable over fast fashion

A new survey by Fashion Retail Academy in London reveals, shoppers are increasingly opting for ... Read more

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A appoints new Creative Director

Salvatore Ferragamo S.p.A, the, parent company of the Salvatore Ferragamo Group, one of the wor... Read more

Nike cuts water use in its supply chain

By working together with its supplier, Nike has managed to slash the use of water during cotton... Read more

Consumers prefer sustainable over fast fashion

A new survey by Fashion Retail Academy in London reveals, shoppers are increasingly opting for ... Read more

Adidas to prioritise digital experience

Adidas aims to prioritise digital experience by investing in a suite of Salesforce products, in... Read more

Fashion merges with tech in smart watch segment

Fashion brands are key players in the smart watch or fitness strap market. Wearable tech is inc... Read more

Apparel brands turn to sustainable cotton

More and more apparel brands are sourcing 100 per cent sustainable cotton. Sustainable sources ... Read more

African countries create a free trade area AfCFTA, will boost textiles sect…

Pan-African Fashion Initiative is a platform for stakeholder engagement, dialogue, strategy and... Read more

Accord issue unresolved

Accord’s future in Bangladesh remains unclear. Founded in 2013 following the Rana Plaza f... Read more

India to hold bilateral discussions with China for RCEP

Facing pressure to finalise its market opening commitments under the Regional Comprehensive Eco... Read more

New khadi schemes in the offing

The Khadi Gramodyog Vikas Yojana will be extended for a year. This is expected to benefit over ... Read more

Barcelona to host Itma in June

Itma will be held in Spain from June 20 to 26, 2019. The event will showcase fibers, yarns and ... Read more

Brisk business for Indian companies in Bangladesh RMG segment

Indian companies are seeking better opportunities in Bangladesh. Bangladesh’s economic de... Read more

Cambodia hopes for seven per cent growth this year

Cambodia is expected to grow by seven per cent in 2019. Growth will be driven by garment export... Read more

Bangladesh earnings from sweater exports up 18 per cent

Bangladesh’s export earnings from sweaters rose by 18.57 per cent in the first seven mont... Read more