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China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for othe…

China looks at increasing its exports, creating opportunities for others

"The Chinese textile industry has become a key player after decades of reform. In 2018, Chinese production of chemical fibers made up over two thirds of the global production. “Textile exports from the country also increased by 3.5 per cent to reach 37.6 per cent of the world’s total in 2018, while apparel ... Read more

Turkey to lead performance-based textile market in future

Turkey to lead performance-based textile market in future

"Turkey is not just the biggest textile producing country on the European continent but also the third largest textile exporter of Europe, the seventh largest apparel exporter in the world, the fourth largest apparel supplier of Europe, and the fourth interior textiles exporter in the world"   Over the past seve... Read more

“We need to build a better infrastructure and bigger clusters to compe…

“We need to build a better infrastructure and bigger clusters to compete with other countries.”

India’s share in global textile exports has declined while that of other countries like Bangladesh and Vietnam is increasing. HK Magu, Chairman, AEPC expounds on the reasons for this decline in exports and strategies for their revival.  Due to the ongoing US-China trade war, the Indian apparel industry expe... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2020 to help tap new opportuniti…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics 2020 to help tap new opportunities in the sector

"The next Spring Edition will be held from March 11-13, 2020 at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. To be organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) alongwith Sub-Council of Textile Industry, CCPIT; and the China Textile Information Centre, the expo will enable worldwide textile suppliers and buyer... Read more

China looks overseas to mitigate trade war effects on apparel, textile…

China looks overseas to mitigate trade war effects on apparel, textile sector

"China first proposed the Belt & Road initiative in 2013. The initiative became one of its three major national development strategies in 2014. In July 2019, the Chinese government signed co-operation agreements with 136 countries along the route, which runs through three continents. During the initiative’s f... Read more

Curiosity encourages global brands to eye the American market

Curiosity encourages global brands to eye the American market

"The desire to learn about popular international fashion amongst US consumers is encouraging international labels like Rouge and Ganni to set up bases in the country.  One of the first brands to eye the US market, London-based jewelry brand Missoma generates around 20 per cent of its sales from the US"   Th... Read more

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

Wrangler eyes long-term growth sustainable initiatives

"In order to improve soil health, Wrangler works with scientists and specialists to implement techniques such as no-till, cover crops, and crop and grazing rotations to supplement organic matter and microbial organisms in the ground. These practices lead to higher yields for farmers and reduce associated carbon emissio... Read more

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with comp…

SgT Group’s quality management solutions balance performance with compliance

"To cater to this demand of their consumers, GST continuously invests in new technologies to ensure top performance and sustainability of their products. The group has laboratories close to its factories to customise the testing of its products It can also provide fast lab testing and adapted onsite testing, helping wi... Read more

FSA to add members from 2-3 new cities every year

FSA to add members from 2-3 new cities every year

Formed around 15-16 years ago, the Fabric Suppliers Association provides fabric players with a platform to showcase their products. It also enables its members to exchange data and references.  This is mainly achieved through the two fairs that the association organises every year. These fairs attract 1,000-1,500 ... Read more

Technology, automation make Bangladesh the next apparel manufacturing …

Technology, automation make Bangladesh the next apparel manufacturing hub

"With the US increasing tariffs on Chinese goods to 25 per cent, Bangladesh’s overseas sales rose to a record $40.5 billion in the year ended June 30.The country now aims to double its exports to $72 billion by 2024. This includes the $41 billion clothing business that goes to China that will provide a fillip to ... Read more

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Mo…

Brands up against overconsumption of fashion on Black Friday, Cyber Monday

"The United Nations recently declared an 11-year deadline to prevent irreversible damage from climate change. UK-based NGO Fashion Revolution has launched a Black Friday campaign that encouraged people to protest against mindless consumption and retailers to abstain from providing discounts.  Similarly, Extinction... Read more

China remains world’s top manufacturer as export share declines

China remains world’s top manufacturer as export share declines

"China still holds a 31.5 percent share in the US textiles and apparel market. However, its share in world exports declined nearly 2 per cent in 2019 from the previous year. Latest Chinese Customs statistics from January to August 2019 reveal among the top 10 garment exporters in China, American brands such as Nike and... Read more

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

‘We need to take big steps to make this industry truly sustainable’

Alexander, the Reinach, Switzerland-based diversified provider of dyes and specialty chemicals, serves the branded and performance textiles, packaging and paper, and coatings, adhesives and sealants markets globally. The leading company operates a highly integrated, customer-focused platform that delivers specialized p... Read more

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

“We can be a supplier to not only our nation but the entire world.”

FSA, the only association representing wholesale fabric suppliers in the entire garment industry, organises two ‘Textrade’ fabric fairs every year in Mumbai. The two-day event presents a golden opportunity to its visitors to showcase fabric creativity, design innovation, splash of colors and fashion extrava... Read more

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

Compliance on living wages still low among most global brands

"Most brands were willing to share initiatives for promoting living wages. They were also transparent about their limitations in producing in developing countries such as Bangladesh, Cambodia and Vietnam, as the wage-setting mechanisms and social dialogue in these countries are still at a nascent stage"   Even a... Read more

 
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“We are trying to convince brands to use the GOTS label on their products.”

GOTS recently introduced a consumer driven label that proves that its product is organic and su... Read more

Ralph Lauren’s net profit up 37 per cent

For the first half of the year Ralph Lauren’s net profit was up 37.3 percent. Sales were ... Read more

Bangladesh October exports down 17 per cent

Bangladesh’s exports declined by 17.19 per cent in October this year compared to October ... Read more

Luxury brands may exit Hong Kong

Luxury brands are likely to retreat from Hong Kong due to the ongoing pro-democracy protests th... Read more

Interfiliere Paris opens on January 18

Interfilière Paris will take place January 18 to 20, 2020. This is an event for material... Read more

Despite GSP loss, India’s apparel exports rise

Even after the withdrawal of concessions under the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), Ind... Read more

Karl Mayer’s new machine reduces time-to-market

Karl Mayer’s new RSJ 4/1 ON raschel machine reduces the time-to-market and brings a touch... Read more

Guess revenue up one per cent

For the three month period Guess’ net revenues were up 1.7 per cent. By region, America&r... Read more

Synthetics hold promise for India

Synthetic fabrics and performance garments are going to be the two most promising segments in t... Read more

China’s exports to the US up seven per cent

Last year, China’s exports of textiles and clothing to the US increased 7.9 per cent. Clo... Read more

Guess revenue up one per cent

For the three month period Guess’ net revenues were up 1.7 per cent. By region, America&r... Read more

Synthetics hold promise for India

Synthetic fabrics and performance garments are going to be the two most promising segments in t... Read more

China’s exports to the US up seven per cent

Last year, China’s exports of textiles and clothing to the US increased 7.9 per cent. Clo... Read more

India’s apparel, textiles exports to Vietnam on the rise

Indian apparel and textile exports to Vietnam have grown 48 per cent from 2016-2017 to 2018-201... Read more

Global e-commerce sales up 22 per cent in 2018

Global e-commerce sales in 2018 were up 22.5 per cent from 2017. The top 10 retailers accounted... Read more

Apparel industry contributes six per cent to greenhouse

The apparel industry alone accounts for 6.7 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions. The in... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles show in March

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held from March 11 to 13, 2020. The spring show wil... Read more

Benetton expands in Myanmar

United Colors of Benetton plans to expand in Myanmar. The Italian fashion brand has two stores ... Read more

Rise in Pakistan garment exports

Pakistan’s exports of readymade garments during the first four months of the current fisc... Read more

7th China Homelife & Machinex India 2019 to focus on India-China trade …

The 7th edition of China Homelife And China Machinex India 2019 will continue to focus on the i... Read more

South African retailers pitch in

South Africa’s clothing retailers have decided to purchase more of domestically manufactu... Read more

Kingpins to relocate to Amsterdam

Kingpins New York will relocate its latest edition to Amsterdam. The trade fair will now be hel... Read more

Companies focus on empowering women

Though the global garment industry has always been a female-dominated industry, garment compani... Read more

H&M offers body scan

H&M has partnered a startup Unspun on a project that recreates a 3D body scan into a patter... Read more