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Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

Vietnam imports 20% more cotton in 2018

"In January 2019, export value of textiles and garments reached $2.65 billion, decreasing 4.3 per cent month on month. However, it increased 6.4 per cent year on year. In 2018, export value of Vietnam’s textile and garments amounted to $3.04 billion, increasing 16 per cent year on year. Growth rate increased 6 pe... Read more

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

Intertextile Sanghai Apparel Fabrics 2019 to showcase innovative products

"The Spring edition of Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics will be attended by over 3,000 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions. The event, to be held from March 12-14, 2019 will span a huge range of textile product categories, from fashion to technical innovation. The event will have comprehensive product zo... Read more

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in 2019

Higher imports, resolution of US-China dispute to support cotton prices in 2019

"World cotton production declined in 2018 to an estimated 118.4 million bales due to lower acreage and yields. The US was not the only country plagued by weather and pest issues in 2018. As compared to 2017, India’s crop declined by 2.0 million bales. Australia harvested 43.4 per cent less acreage in 2018 due to ... Read more

Hong Kong: Upcoming Fashion Access to attract OEMs, ODMs, brands and buyers

Hong Kong: Upcoming Fashion Access to attract OEMs, ODMs, brands and buyers

"To be held from March 13 to 15, 2019 in Hong Kong. Fashion Access is a prime destination for fashion sourcing populated by bags, handbags, travel wear, footwear, leather goods and fashion accessories. The trade fair, in each of its edition, attracts international buyers seeking professional and reliable Original Equip... Read more

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

Duty disadvantages leads to a fall in Indian exports

"As per Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman, CITI, India’s cotton yarn and fabric exports are struggling due to the duty disadvantage faced by exporters in major markets. There has been continuous decline in cotton yarn and fabric exports from 2013-14 to 2017-18. India’s export of cotton yarn declined 25 per cent f... Read more

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

Increasing cotton exports boosts profit margins

"According to an ICRA report, the surge in exports of cotton yarn during the initial few months of current financial year helped the domestic spinners record a healthy recovery from the multi-year low profitability reported during FY2018. Cotton prices have softened with fresh arrivals in the recent months, cotton... Read more

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

New Age innovations turn unusual materials like milk, oranges into textiles

"Bolt Threads’ recently entered into a collaboration with Ecovative for growing faux animal leather from mycelium, mushrooms’ underground root structure. They grow the cells with other nutrients in corn stalk beds, compressing the structure into a two-dimensional material, and then tanning it with English b... Read more

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

Blockchain Technology revolutionises the global cotton market

"Blockchain technology is paving its path into the cotton market. This technology makes transactions and contracts simpler and tracing more accurate. But, the questions of reliability, scalability and governance of this revolutionary technology need to be answered before it is at a bigger scale. In October 2016, the We... Read more

New technologies help cotton replace synthetics as new performance fabric

New technologies help cotton replace synthetics as new performance fabric

"With its inherent properties of breathability, insulation, anti-allergenic and odor control complementing new technologies, Cotton is setting its sights on the performance sector. In the sports and outdoor market, conventional cotton can’t compete with synthetic garments as it cannot manage moisture across its s... Read more

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

Cotton processing market to reach $72.6 billion by 2023

"Cotton processing market, estimated at $59.7 billion in 2018, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 4.0 per cent to reach $72.6 billion by 2023. Growth is being driven by increasing demand for cotton in the textile industry and rising animal feed. The Asia Pacific is projected to be the fastest-growing regional market wit... Read more

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

Garment’s fiber content influences consumer’s purchase decisions

"Apparel industry professionals believe consumers and manufacturers should focus as much on the fiber content and care labels of garments they buy as they do on cost, whether these clothes are being sold online or in-store. Timo Rissanen, Associate Dean for the School of Constructed Environments at the Parsons School o... Read more

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

Asia-Pacific blended fibers market to reach 9 million tons by 2024

"A new business intelligence report by Global Market Insights titled ‘Blended Fibers Market Research Report’ provides comprehensive market analysis with future prospects to 2024. The report predicts the blended fibers market in the Asia Pacific region will be over 9 million ton by 2024. This is driven by gr... Read more

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

"Filled with themes and variations that will help create $130 billion sales by 2021, the blue jean is an American original with a global appeal. Consumers, around the world, own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would therefore be natural to expect United States to own the highest per capita in blue jeans, give... Read more

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

"Katie Smith, Retail Analyst and Insights Director, Edited points out the shift towards more comfortable and functional clothing led to an increase in activewear as a trend. According to the Cotton Council International & Cotton Incorporated’s activewear study, about 3 out of 5 consumers have adopted activewe... Read more

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

Global spandex market to grow exponentially at over 8 per cent by 2023

"The global spandex market estimated at over 760 kilo ton in 2015, is likely to cross 1,550 kilo ton by 2023. It is likely to grow at a CAGR of over 8 per cent from 2016 to 2023. China dominated the Asia-Pacific market in 2015, accounting for 60 per cent of the total volume. Major growth driver for the spandex mar... Read more

 
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Report highlights wools’ damaging environmental impact

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Rising cotton prices alarm Indian apparel industry

The sudden rise in cotton prices in India might slowdown the already dull apparel business. Cot... Read more

BCI experiences historic uptake in 2018

Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) experienced a historic uptake in 2018 as 93 retailers and brands... Read more

CCI introduces quality norms for cotton

This season onwards, Cotton Corporation of India has introduced stricter quality norms for ginn... Read more

South African cotton projects create employment

Almost 50,000 jobs have been created in South Africa’s cotton industry as a result of the... Read more

India: Polyester yarn manufacturer Filatex augments capacity

Filatex will augment yarn manufacturing and polymerisation capacity at its plants in Dadra and ... Read more

Primark launches sustainable jeans

High street fashion retailer Primark has launched a range of women’s skinny jeans made us... Read more

GOTS gets wide acceptance globally

The number of Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified facilities has increased 14.6 pe... Read more

Benetton to participate in IWTO’s 88th annual congress

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Yarn Expo opens, to feature over 450 exhibitors

Yarn Expo will be held in China, March 12 to 14, 2019. The event will feature 468 exhibitors fr... Read more

India may reach cotton export target

India may be able to export 50 lakh cotton bales. As of today Indian cotton quality wise rate i... Read more

India: Hank yarn obligation further reduced

India has reduced hank yarn obligation from 40 to 30 per cent. The decision is expected to help... Read more

Lenzing quits Chinese sustainability collaboration group

Lenzing Nanjing Fibers has decided to leave the Chinese Collaboration for Sustainable Developme... Read more

China to host Global Cotton Sustainability Conference

Global Cotton Sustainability Conference will be held in Chinafrom June 12 to 13, 2019. The glob... Read more

AIC-NIFTTEA Incubation Centre to collaborate with CIRCOT for salt-free dyei…

AIC-NIFTTEA Incubation Centre for Textiles and Apparels will join hands with ICAR-Central Insti... Read more

Lenzing, Solvay team up to develop innovative fabric

Lenzing has collaborated with Solvay to develop a new fabric. The back of the innovative fabric... Read more

India’s cotton exports to China on the rise

India will ship 8,00,000 bales of cotton to China. Demand has surged from the world’s big... Read more

SRF revenue up 41 per cent

SRF’s total revenue increased by 41 per cent in the first nine months of the current fina... Read more

Sinterama, a specialist in polyester yarns

Sinterama offers specialist polyester yarns, serving the market for customised solutions. Base... Read more

Researchers develop graphene yarn

Researchers at the University of Manchester have developed a method to produce scalable graphen... Read more

India: State CACP seeks hike in cotton MSP for 2019-20

The Maharashtra unit of the Commission on Agricultural Costs and Prices (CACP) is seeking a 15 ... Read more