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Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi, Vice-Chairman-EPCH has been elevated as new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) during 164th meeting of Committee of Administration (COA) held on today informed Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Shri Passi has taken charge from Shri O.P. Prahladka. All ... Read more

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that the dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair have been shifted from February to 15 – 19 April, 2020. Shri Kumar stated the reasons behind shifting of dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair by elaborating that after conclusion of IHGF-Delhi Fair... Read more

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations fo…

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations for April 2020 trade

Home Expo India 2019, a combination of three integral segments of Handicrafts sector i.e. Home-Textiles, Houseware and Furniture concluded here today at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. The premium expo, organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), registered visit of 556 overseas buye... Read more

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

"The not-so satisfactory 2018 results of luxury brands Tiffany, Ferragamo, Tod’s and Prada has not deterred them from maintaining a positive outlook for 2019. This is on account of improving brand sales. Ferragamo has already witnessed an improvement in its same-store sales. Similarly, Prada and Tiffany are still... Read more

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Not so long ago, buying secondhand clothes was considered low-class. These were bought in either charity shops of thrift stores at reduced prices. However, things changed with the resale market for secondhand fashion in the United States growing 21 times faster than retail sales of new clothing over the past three year... Read more

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

Brands regain their lost value through CSR initiatives

"Fast Fashion is losing its sheen with brands not only stepping up their ethical standards of production but also implementing corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies to transform their business processes. These initiatives are fructifying with brands witnessing bonus uplift in consumer loyalty."   Fast F... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing ind…

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

"As the fashion industry warms up to the growing trend of sustainability, concepts of reusing and recycling are gathering momentum. However, it will be a while before these are universally adopted. The trend of fast fashion has increased overall consumption. This needs to change if we wish to make positive environmenta... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

In order to achieve its ambitious target of $8 billion worth of exports by 2025, Sri Lankan apparel sector is looking to first upscale access in emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil. The country will differentiate its products with quality standards and excellent product delivery to capture global demand. T... Read more

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

"The British fashion industry, over the past two years and nine months, has been preparing for an unforeseen future. As the UK voted to leave the European Union, a range of fashion and footwear businesses across the UK including manufacturers, brands, agencies and retailers are adopting various measures to mitigate the... Read more

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese…

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slowdown

"Vietnam has been exporting unprocessed agriculture and other primary products to China for decades. Of late, there has been strong growth in its export of higher value agriculture products, including fruits, vegetables and other horticulture products and seafood. Vietnam also exports electronic and other manufactured ... Read more

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

"Recovering from the 2018 turmoil, US apparel imports in January 2019 increased 25 per cent to $7.57 billion. The country again sourced from its traditional markets – China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, etc in 2019. It had, in the second half of 2018, shifted its sourcing to nearby destinations of Central and Sout... Read more

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability and transparency, the two watchwords of the millennials, are now been actively taken up by the Gen Z. New and friendly brands of this generation are creating sustainable, authentic and transparent products and services that address the concerns and aspirations of Gen Z and build trust for the future. Th... Read more

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel export…

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel exports

"An analysis of the macro-trends and proprietary data of 100 top apparel exporters in India reveals, export value and shipments from major markets like the UAE have consistently fallen during the year. A report by US-based Drip Capital, a major provider of trade finance for SMEs in the sector, notes demand from key imp... Read more

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Accounting for over 82 per cent of total global retail ecommerce sales, the top five retail ecommerce markets will reach roughly $3.563 trillion this year. These markets will represent more than 85 per cent of worldwide retail ecommerce sales by the end of 2022. Topping this list will be China, whose retail e-commerce... Read more

 
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Fast fashion proving toxic

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American women love buying jeans

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Americans want more plus size options

Customers in the US looking for plus sized clothing are often disappointed. For one not too man... Read more

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Levi Strauss Q1 revenue up seven per cent

Levi Strauss net revenue for the first quarter globally grew seven per cent. Revenue growth fro... Read more

Global home textile market grows at three per cent

The worldwide market for home textiles is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent over the n... Read more

China offers Pakistan duty free

Pakistan is about to sign the second phase free trade agreement with China. China has agreed to... Read more

Block chain and fashion go together

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Online shopping, secondhand stores combat fashion waste

Speaking at the University of South Florida, as a part of a series of Fashion Revolution Week e... Read more

Vietnam’s apparel shipments to the US up seven per cent

Vietnam’s apparel shipments to the US rose seven per cent in February 2019 compared to Fe... Read more

Tirupur knitwear exports up eight per cent

Tirupur knitwear exports have grown 8.3 per cent this fiscal compared to the previous fiscal. D... Read more

Sri Lanka’s textiles and apparel industry turns to automation to boost expo…

Automation can help Sri Lankan firms stay competitive with regional peers such as Bangladesh, w... Read more

Redress Design Awards picks semi finalists

Redress Design Award has chosen 30 semi finalists. These 30 designers are from across six conti... Read more

Bangladesh makes massive investments in garment accessories

Bangladeshi garments accessories and packaging makers have made massive investments of around T... Read more