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Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

"Amid retaliatory tariff measures, tension between the US and China seem to be increasing and the substantial impact would be on cotton imports and exports. As highlighted by Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated, China’s cotton imports have been on the rise and are expected to continue climbing over ... Read more

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in the list

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in the list

"The US is looking to impose a new set of $200 billion tariffs on China. The move comes after the US implemented $34 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports recently, which was the first portion of the promised $50 billion Trump promised to levy against China over intellectual property concerns. Robert Lighthizer, ... Read more

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

"Besides other prevailing challenges, apparel companies need to now tackle steep increase in prices of raw materials as well. As per recent stats, wool prices have soared to record highs this year on booming demand, while a drought in Texas and rising Chinese imports have sent cotton futures to a nearly six-year peak i... Read more

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

"The Lenzing Group introduces Veocel, the company’s new nonwoven specialty brand. Positioned as a premium brand of nonwoven fibres for daily care rituals, Veocel provides the nonwoven industry with fibers that are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from botanic origin and produced in an environmentally resp... Read more

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay for fashion

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay for fashion

"Garments, traditionally made from animal furs, are increasingly being replaced by synthetic materials, causing large scale deforestation. For instance, a wool sweater, earlier made from animal hair, is now being made from cotton or nylon yarn. Coats are being stuffed with goose down or synthetic insulation depending o... Read more

Yarn Expo-Autumn, ITMA Asia + CITME to happen concurrently in mid-October

Yarn Expo-Autumn, ITMA Asia + CITME to happen concurrently in mid-October

"The scale and importance of China International Import Expo (CIIE) – an initiative launched personally by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a Belt & Road Forum in 2017 and hosted by the country’s Ministry of Commerce – has necessitated the renovation of three halls at the National Exhibition and Co... Read more

Fighting against forced labour in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan for cotton production

Fighting against forced labour in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan for cotton production

"While there’s a growing risk that supply chain and CSR managers are faced with, they also need to address other aspects of their businesses that are adversely impacted by loss of control of the supply chain. These include potential loss in market share, brand reputation, stolen IP, liability to recall, potential... Read more

Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

Decrease in yarn and fabric production in Q4/17:ITMF

"All surveyed countries, apart from Brazil and Germany, expect a decrease in yarn output in the first quarter of 2018. Global yarn stocks were stable between the third and fourth quarter of 2017. A reduction in Brazil of 11 per cent, Egypt of 9 per cent, and Europe 4 per cent was cancelled out by a 3 per cent increase ... Read more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

China to emerge a strong cotton importer once more

"Production growth in China has been lean due to limited farmland and high labour costs. China has agreed to significantly increase its purchases of the US goods and services, and cotton is one of the top agricultural exports of the US. Production of viscose staple fibre will increase further in 2018, pulling down pric... Read more

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

Growing consumer awareness giving rise to sustainable clothing practices: CCI

"Bruce Atherley, Executive Director, Cotton Council International (CCI) recently said disposable, fast fashion has made a big contribution to the rise of synthetic, man-made fibres that are cheap to manufacture, though not easily recycled, leaving a damaging footprint on the environment. Unfortunately, scientific resea... Read more

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

Wool activewear a new global fashion fad

"Leading athleisure companies are experimenting with growing acceptance of wool activewear and the properties associated with it. Be it wool’s softness and odour-resisting properties, brands like Adidas and Lululemon are making sure the trend catches on. Added to this, wool’s inherent properties such as bre... Read more

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill task

Despite increasing popularity, growth in wool industry is an uphill task

"Woolgrowers at the event said, production has serious limitations. In Australia, the producer of over 80 per cent of the world fine apparel wool, production growth is limited by the lack of Merino ewes, the high lamb and mutton price, poor seasons, wild dog predation, land committed to cropping and in some cases a lac... Read more

Yarn Expo: Continues to grow as a strong sourcing platform

Yarn Expo: Continues to grow as a strong sourcing platform

"With the evolution of the fashion industry, Yarn Expo’s position and importance in the market has evolved. As Wendy Wen, Senior General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) elaborates, “Fashion brands are more experienced nowadays in yarn and fibre selection, and are having more impact on the look and function ... Read more

Wool industry needs to become more user-centric

Wool industry needs to become more user-centric

"Low financial returns have pitched New Zealand’s crossbred wool industry into a crisis. To avert this, crossbred wool needs to be treated less like a commodity and its model overhauled to become more user-centric by the time it enters the marketplace, feels New Zealand Merino senior procurement manager Craig Ada... Read more

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainability

Life cycle assessment (LCA) to guide companies towards sustainability

"While sustainability rankings have gained prominence however, one doesn’t really know the authenticity of these reports and on what basis assessment are done. Sustainability assessment is complex, especially where the value chain is long and products are diverse. Rules to ensure a ‘level playing field&rsqu... Read more

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