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T-MEC to boost apparel exports, fights undervaluation between US, Mexi…

T-MEC to boost apparel exports, fights undervaluation between US, Mexico, Canada

"The signing of a new regional trade deal between Mexico, the United States and Canada, on November 30, 2018 in Argentina, augers well for the Mexican garment and apparel industry. The deal, known by the acronyms USMCA in the United States, CUSMA and ACEUM in Canada, and T-MEC in Mexico, replaces the North American Fre... Read more

EU cautious about suspending trade benefits to Cambodia, Myanmar

EU cautious about suspending trade benefits to Cambodia, Myanmar

"The EU is reluctant to take action against Cambodia and Myanmar, who continue to enjoy duty-free market access to the EU, despite being accused of severe human rights violations. The Cambodian government, under longtime ruler Hun Sen has squelched democracy, while the Myanmar military has committed horrible atrocities... Read more

China to overtake the US as the world’s largest fashion market in 2019

China to overtake the US as the world’s largest fashion market in 2019

"As per ‘State of Fashion 2019’ report by McKinsey & Company and the Business of Fashion (BoF), China will overtake the US as the world’s largest fashion market for the first time in 2019. The report predicts the leading trends expected to shape luxury fashion industry in 2019. Despite predicting ... Read more

US Apparel sales sees highest growth since 2011, inventory issues plag…

US Apparel sales sees highest growth since 2011, inventory issues plague retailers

"The apparel industry seems to be bouncing back with shoppers flocking reputed stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season. As Abercrombie & Fitch CEO Fran Horowitz reveals, outerwear sales are trending higher during the fourth quarter, thanks to cooler tempe... Read more

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability f…

Consumer pressure leads to global brands increasingly sustainability focus

"Consumers and government are increasingly focusing on the environmental impact of fashion across the globe. While last month’s BBC3 documentary Fashion’s Dirty Secrets exposed the industry’s failings to the public, the Environmental Audit Committee is conducting an inquiry into sustainability in fash... Read more

4th Intex South Asia gets an overwhelming response with over 3,500 att…

4th Intex South Asia gets an overwhelming response with over 3,500 attendees

"The 4th edition of Intex South Asia, held from November 14 to 16, 2018, at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre (BMICH) in Colombo, Sri Lanka, showcased a wide range of innovative yarns, apparel and denim fabrics, clothing accessories and allied services. The show was jointly inaugurated by Taranjit Si... Read more

EVFTA will pave the way for a wider EU-Southeast Asia trade

EVFTA will pave the way for a wider EU-Southeast Asia trade

"The change of climate in Vietnam is causing its inhabitants to shift from agriculturally-rich Mekong Delta to urban areas. As recent government statistics reveals, over 1.7 million residents have relocated out of the vast expanse of fields, rivers and canals over the last 10 years. Adverse climate conditions such as e... Read more

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

US-China trade war fuels demand for Bangladesh denim

"Statistics from the Directorate-General of the European Commission Eurostat reveal Bangladesh denim exports to the EU, during January-August 2018, increased 4.23 per cent to reach €917.14 million compared to the same period last year. The country’s denim manufacturers saw a healthy rise in exports to the US... Read more

No beneficiaries of the US-China trade dispute

No beneficiaries of the US-China trade dispute

"As the US trade dispute with China gains momentum, experts analyse which countries would benefit most from the dispute. Asian countries like Taiwan, Thailand and Malaysia are luring electronics and computer companies to their shores while Cambodia, Philippines and Bangladesh are seeking more opportunities to increase ... Read more

Tariff increase on Chinese imports to escalate prices, hinder growth

Tariff increase on Chinese imports to escalate prices, hinder growth

"The apparel industry is waiting with bated breath for the much-anticipated meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping that will decide the future of US tariffs on Chinese exports. Trump is expected to slap tariffs on another $267 billion worth of Chinese goods, which also includes apparel and foo... Read more

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

Textile industry takes steps to detox from harmful chemicals

"As per Chinese Textile Industry Association, the textile industry uses 25 per cent of global chemical output. Out of this 42 per cent is used by China reveals the United Nations Environment Program. Greenpeace published a report, Dirty Laundry in 2011 that urged consumers worldwide to demand change in the fashion indu... Read more

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impact

Fashion retailers adopting unique initiatives to reduce eco-impact

"Although the fashion industry has kept pace with changing consumer demands, it fails to cater to their most important need that of altering consumption patterns to ensure the survival of the planet. The industry produces 20 per cent of global wastewater and 10 per cent of global carbon emissions with textile dyeing be... Read more

Micro-textile model promises a new dawn for the industry

Micro-textile model promises a new dawn for the industry

"A T-shirt manufacturing factory proved to be the torchbearer for digital printing technology and DTG (direct to garment) printing that facilitated customised manufacturing. Today, multiple textile technologies offer a sustainable option to conventional production. They rationalise workflow besides offering the client ... Read more

E-com to boost global knitwear market in future

E-com to boost global knitwear market in future

"A report on the global knitwear market for 2016-26 predicts a rise in demand for knitwear products across the globe due to increasing use of e-commerce. There is also an increase in global online sales of knitwear products, which are part of the fashion and apparel industry. The global e-commerce business of fashion a... Read more

Unfazed by global competition local brands dominate interior Chinese m…

Unfazed by global competition local brands dominate interior Chinese market

"Fashion brands like H&M and Zara might dominate the global market but penetrating the low cost clothing market in the Taobao villages’ of China is tough for them. The clothing brands operating here are fully domestic. International brands, inspite of their aggressive marketing have failed to make inroads int... Read more

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Ongoing trade war may impact Asia Pacific

The trade war between the US and China may have a bad impact on the Asia Pacific region. Tensio... Read more

Personal luxury goods is a dominant niche in China

China is a big market when it comes to personal luxury goods (PLG). Chinese nationals accounted... Read more

Jeanologia joins SAC to focus on sustainability

Jeanologia has joined the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC). The Spanish company will use the... Read more

Indonesia signs trade deal with EFTA

Indonesia has concluded a free trade agreement with the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).... Read more

Global economic outlook not very bright

Cracks are beginning to form around the world. The world’s two largest economies -- the U... Read more

FTAs with ASEAN, Japan and Korea increases India’s trade deficit

As per a study published by think-tank Third World Network, India’s three free trade agre... Read more

French Lingerie Show 2019 to be held in Paris next Januray

Promincor, Lingerie Française (Association for the Promotion of Corsetry Industries) and... Read more

EU and Japan conclude FTA agreement to be launched next year

The European Union and Japan will launch the world’s largest free-trade zone early next y... Read more

Bangladesh export earnings from India up 165 per cent

During the first five months of the current fiscal year Bangladesh’s export earnings from... Read more

Denim Première Vision’s maiden London edition sees 17 per cent growth in vi…

Denim Première Vision, the denim trade show’s first London edition on December 5 a... Read more

EU and Japan conclude FTA agreement to be launched next year

The European Union and Japan will launch the world’s largest free-trade zone early next y... Read more

Bangladesh export earnings from India up 165 per cent

During the first five months of the current fiscal year Bangladesh’s export earnings from... Read more

Denim Première Vision’s maiden London edition sees 17 per cent growth in vi…

Denim Première Vision, the denim trade show’s first London edition on December 5 a... Read more

Asia to meet growth forecasts this year

Asia is expected to meet its growth forecasts for this year and the next on strong domestic dem... Read more

Production in Bangladesh garment units suspended as workers protest against…

Production in around 50 garment units in Bangladesh was suspended for three days recently as th... Read more

Vietnam resets ties with China

Vietnam is taking advantage of the heightened US-China rivalry to rebalance its relationship wi... Read more

Revised duty drawback may help Indian exports

The revised duty drawback rates are expected to boost textile and apparel exports from India, i... Read more

New collection by Eurojersey focuses on performance

The Sensitive Fabrics collection by Eurojersey for the Spring/Summer 2020 season focuses on its... Read more

Bangladesh: Khondoker Latifur Rahman elected first VP of BGAPMEA

Khondoker Latifur Rahman has been elected as first Vice-President and Mozaharul Haque the secon... Read more

Lenzing scores high with its environment initiatives

Lenzing is expanding its environmental leadership commitment. The group is changing from coal-f... Read more

Laos RMG units grapple with labor shortage

Clothing manufacturers in Laos are encountering ongoing hurdles to survive and thrive. Shortage... Read more

Kering, Plug and Play launches ‘Sustainable Innovation Award’ in Greater Ch…

Kering with global innovation platform, Plug and Play launched the Kering Sustainable Innovatio... Read more

India: Simplified GST return forms to be rolled out from Apr 1

India’s new simplified return forms for goods and services tax (GST) will be rolled out f... Read more

Single, comprehensive retail policy could boost India’s retail sector

If India permits 100 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail trade it will improve the ease of doing... Read more