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Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global apparel industry facing structural decline

Global clothing industry is going through a long-term structural decline with growing awareness among consumers and limiting purchases, even as prices fall. This is destabilising the future of many global companies whose USP is fast-changing and affordable fashion. Fast-fashion retailers are waking up to a changed glo... 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…

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

Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

Challenges at workplaces hampering Burma’s textile sector growth

"Burma’s garment and footwear exports clocked in $3 billion in 2017, a growth of 25 per cent over last year. Factories have expanded from Yangon’s Hlaing Tharyar industrial zone to rural regions, in the wake of a tax holiday of seven or five years meant to encourage operations in less developed parts of the... Read more

Myanmar's minimum wage to boost RMG industry

Myanmar's minimum wage to boost RMG industry

Myanmar has positioned itself as a direct competitor to Bangladesh in the RMG industry by setting its minimum wage at $67 per month. The Southeast Asian country though, will have to hike wages at regular intervals, promote collective bargaining, and safeguard workers’ health and rights of workers to avo... Read more

Taiwan to focus on functional textiles with fashionable use

Taiwan to focus on functional textiles with fashionable use

Taiwan best known for its functional textiles for fashionable use is planning to keep its focus on R&D and eco friendly textiles in the future. This was reiterated by Justin Huang, Secretary General of TTF. Emphasizing on the development of the textile industry, Justin Huang, Secretary General, TTF says, “Our futur... Read more


Bestseller intensifies partnership with BSR HERproject

Bestseller has intensified its long-term partnership with BSR's HERproject™, a collaborat... Read more

French brands focus on traceability

Brands in France want to improve their textile traceability. Transparency has gained traction, ... Read more

River Island signs pledge

UK fashion brand River Island has signed the Transparency Pledge. The aim is to be more transpa... Read more

Ethical fashion fights cost bias

While the idea of ethical fashion is becoming increasingly popular globally, few are willing to... Read more

New technologies, investments, compliance to aid industry growth

Technology is making big strides across the global apparel industry.  However, India lags ... Read more

Accord to cease operations from May 2010

Set up by top European clothing brands to check worker safety standards in Bangladesh, Accord w... Read more

GOTS certifies 39 US textile companies in 2019

Total 39 US textile companies were certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in 2... Read more

UK fashion struggles with waste

The United Kingdom’s fashion industry is not cutting waste fast enough. Although progress... Read more

Turkey’s denim brand Isko wins STeP certification

Turkish denim manufacturer Isko has earned the STeP certification from Oeko-Tex. This is a modu... Read more

More and more brands opting to disclose supply chain details

Clothing and footwear brands and retailers have dramatically increased their disclosure of info... Read more

Unilever launches worker initiative in Bangladesh

Unilever has rolled out an initiative to improve the livelihoods of a million apparel workers i... Read more

Checks to revive production of 100 cotton Egyptian cotton

Egypt‘s most famous export, the silky soft cotton prized by makers of luxury bedding and ... Read more

EU helps Myanmar garment industry upgrade

The European Union is working with more than a 100 garment and textile factories in Myanmar in ... Read more

Australian fashion brands fail to pay living wages in foreign companies

Non-for-profit organisation Oxfam has published a report accusing Australia-based brands of fai... Read more

South African retailers pitch in

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