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Hong Kong designers increase global footprint blending innovation…

Hong Kong designers increase global footprint blending innovation and design

"The February 2019 edition of New York Fashion invited three Hong Kong fashion designer labels, 112 Mountainyam, Anveglosa and Heaven Please+ to showcase their Fall/Winter 2019 collections. In addition, medium to high-priced fashion clothing bearing Hong Kong designer labels are being sold at renowned department stores... Read more

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

Price, sustainability in focus at New York Texfusion Summer 2019

"The company outlined the tastes of New York by showcasing 'conversational' prints and scenic designs. The company’s florals in a patchwork arrangement are currently very much on trend and are set to be one of the key looks for the spring/summer 2020 season. Another European exhibitor Lyon-based Ercea Internation... Read more

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

Denim brands gear up to survive upcoming environmental storm

"Brands introduced a bunch of initiatives for ensuring sustainability in denim manufacturing, these drove up the cost of the garment. So the real challenge before Morrision was to offer customers a more sustainable solution at much closer price value proposition. He believes, though people are interested in being carbo... Read more

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

Brands opt to overhaul operations to reach sustainability goals

"The realisation that fashion is one of the most polluting industries in the world is also impacting consumer behavior. For instance, Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg took a zero-emissions sailboat to New York for the UN’s climate conference this summer instead of the regular airplane. Similarly, brand H&a... Read more

Blockchain redefines fashion transactions, emerge as a trust tech…

Blockchain redefines fashion transactions, emerge as a trust technology

"McKinsey’s State of Fashion reveals 2019 is a year of awakening for the fashion industry as it has brought along a number of strategic and operational challenges like sustainability, ethical fashion, etc.  To take stock of these challenges, LINKS Foundation for TCBL released a research note that hails block... Read more

Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing focuses on sustainable fashion lin…

Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing focuses on sustainable fashion line

"This year, Maroc in Mode focused on sustainable aspects and fast fashion in line with the visitors' interest. Increasingly more exhibitors into sustainability certified, i.a. from Oekotex, BSCI, GOTS, ISO, through individual customer audits, etc. Exhibitors and visitors unanimously confirmed that sustainable productio... Read more

Brands up sustainability quotient through products and process tr…

Brands up sustainability quotient through products and process transparency

"KPMG along with Fashion Summit and HSBC recently released a new report titled ‘Sustainable Fashion: Committing to a Sustainable Future Through the Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action’. Released to coincide with the commencement of the Fashion Summit 2019 held recently in Hong Kong, the report state... Read more

Interfiliere Shanghai re-emphasises on sustainability with its fo…

Interfiliere Shanghai re-emphasises on sustainability with its focus on eco-friendly materials

"A meeting point of all global players in the lingerie and swimwear industry, Interfiliere Shanghai offered a China-based view of textiles and textile accessories for lingerie and swimwear industry. Organised from September 26-27, 2019 in the Chinese capital city, the event reflected the current fashion trends in China... Read more

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

China’s textile industry gears up for a structural transformation

"Official statistics released by the China Customs reveal the textile manufacturing sector is going through an intense transformation. Few years ago, many garment factories in China refused to manufacture less than 1,000 pieces of clothing on a single model. These factories also calculated their profit margins based on... Read more

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product cer…

Home textiles takes to sustainability with recycling, product certification

"For decades the home textiles business focused on launching a wide range of products. These included everything from bed sheets and comforters to towels. But recently, the industry has started to curtail its product excess as it is finally discovering that less is often more. This was particularly evident at this year... Read more

Time running out for the launch of Blockchain project in Italy

Time running out for the launch of Blockchain project in Italy

"Launched by the Italian Ministry for Economic Development (MiSE) in collaboration with Sistema Moda Italia (SMI) and International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), an American IT company, the Textile Blockchain Project is currently facing a crisis as the time for its implementation is fast running out. The project... Read more

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry le…

Texworld Paris asserts its dominance as an undisputed industry leader

"With 1014 exhibitors from 25 countries, Texworld Paris once again asserted their dominance as undisputed leaders of sourcing for fabrics, components, trimmings and materials for the clothing industry. Spread across three halls in September, these remarkable events for anyone involved in creating fashion proved to be a... Read more

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

Hemp to help revive American interest in fashion

"Though a Bureau of Economic Analysis NIPA table notes Americans spent $391.5 billion on their clothing and footwear in 2018, their share of disposable income on these items declined from 3.8 per cent in 2007 to 3.0 per cent in 2019. Even more alarming is the fact that their global share of expenditure on fashion was o... Read more

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morroc…

Maroc in Mode Sourcing to offer a complete overview of the Morrocon textile and clothing industry

"The upcoming Maroc in Mode - Maroc Sourcing, to be held from October 17-18, 2019 in Marrakech, will offer international buyers and retailers a complete overview of the Moroccan textile and clothing industry by focusing on varied topics ranging from fast fashion to sustainable production."   The upcoming Maroc i... Read more

 
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EU looks to reduce textile waste

Consumption of clothing, footwear and household textiles in the European Union annually uses 1.... Read more

Top retailers join viscose screening plan

High street retailers like New Look and Morrisons have signed up to a new sustainability roadma... Read more

With demand growing for sustainability, prices of products to dip

The global market is increasingly being saturated with misleading messages about sustainability... Read more

Levi Strauss cuts reliance on wholesalers

Levi Strauss is cutting its reliance on wholesalers and refocusing on women’s clothing. N... Read more

Erode to host Weaves from November 27

Weaves will be held in Erode from November 27 to 30, 2019. The textile fair is looking at attra... Read more

Kingpins New York to focus on sustainability

The upcoming edition of Kingpins New York, the trade fair dedicated to denim, will focus on sus... Read more

The Lycra Company to showcase EcoMade fibers at Kingspins New York Denim

The Lycra Company will showcase its Lycra® EcoMade fibers type 166E and 162E, currently pro... Read more

Global organic cotton production on the rise, India among the leaders

World organic cotton production grew by 56 per cent last years, reveals Textile Exchange. Organ... Read more

ISKO launches new recycling program

ISKO denim mill has recently welcomed to its family of innovations it’s most revolutionar... Read more

ZDHC to host conference for the domestic apparel industry

Extending its regional activity chain, the ZDHC Foundation will host a conference with the them... Read more

Consumers turn away from fast fashion

Millennials and Gen Z are becoming aware of the massive ecological damage that fast fashion is ... Read more

Prada’s loan carries sustainability provisions

A loan which Prada has taken from a bank carries with it stringent provisions relating to susta... Read more

Millennial consumers force business to become responsible

Millennials in the US insist on sustainable products. So, retailers, manufacturers and brands a... Read more

SACTWU accepts BRICS summit declaration

The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing & Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) has... Read more

Fast fashion brands lose younger customers with growing awarness

Younger American consumers are becoming aware of the devastating effects of fast fashion on the... Read more

Isko launches recycled fabrics

Isko’s latest series of performance fabrics is made with certified recycled materials. Th... Read more

Patagonia launches new range from old, damaged clothes

Patagonia recently launched a new range called ReCrafted which uses worn out, damaged goods and... Read more

Advance Denim reduces energy use

Advance Denim has reduced its energy consumption per yard of fabric by 42 per cent since 2013. ... Read more

Bangladesh Denim Expo puts the spotlight on responsibility

Bangladesh Denim Expo was held from November 5 to 6, 2019. The expo attracted 99 exhibitors fro... Read more

Candiani launches world’s first biodegradable stretch

Candiani and Denham have launched the world’s first biodegradable stretch denim. Candiani... Read more

Consumer preference of leather declines

A recent Vogue Business poll reveals consumer opinion of leather has plummeted in recent years.... Read more

Sri Lanka focuses on recycling fabrics

Sri Lanka is recycling 30 per cent of its waste into fabric and brushes. Trischel Fabric, a sub... Read more

Tommy Hilfiger launches capsule collection inspired by past

Tommy Jeans Sport Tech Denim is Tommy Hilfiger’s capsule collection inspired by the past.... Read more

APR participates in Bali Fashion Trend Spring Summer 2020

Exhibiting commitment to sustainable fashion in Indonesia, Asia Pacific Rayon (APR) participate... Read more

Birla Cellulose launches new viscose line

Birla Cellulose has achieved a breakthrough in manufacturing viscose fiber using pre-consumer c... Read more

Levi’s launches new capsule collection

Levi’s recently launched a capsule collection through its eco-friendly line Wellthread de... Read more

Tommy Hilfiger turns to 3D design

Tommy Hilfiger is using 3D design technology. This will allow the company to meet consumer need... Read more

Piave Maitex to showcase new extended collection at Munich Germany

Piave Maitex will participate in the Performance Days show with its extended collection Again. ... Read more

Gap partners with Hkrita to develop sustainable soulutions

Gap has partnered with the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel (Hkrita) to dev... Read more

MarediModa records 3 % increase in visitors

More than 3,100 buyers, from Italy, France, Spain, England and Germany were witnessed at the 18... Read more

Higg model empowers sustainability for apparel industry

Changing climatic condition is creating a rift for the apparel industry; there is a need to und... Read more

Buyers want more improvement from Bangladesh

Bangladesh’s apparel sector wants funds to become socially, environmentally and economica... Read more

Arvind opens water treatment facility with Gap

Gap and Arvind have partnered on a new water treatment facility. This will do away with the use... Read more

Swiss researchers develop better ways of recycling used clothing

Researchers at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Texaid in Switzerland have d... Read more

Birla Cellulose reduces water use

Birla Cellulose aims at reducing its water intensity by 50 per cent. This will be achieved by t... Read more

Monsoon opts for responsible sourcing

More than 90 percent of Monsoon’s clothing will be made from responsibly-sourced material... Read more

Swedish company Re:newcell recycles cotton creates new material

Re:newcell has created Circulose, a new, eco-friendly material made by recovering cotton from w... Read more

Women’s brand Twee in One promotes reversible garments, focuses on sustaina…

Twee in One specialises in clothing that is convertible and can be worn in multiple ways to cre... Read more

Garmon offers new finishing technology

Garmon has unveiled a revolutionary patented technology that reduces the amount of water and en... Read more

Blockchain offers amazing solutions

Blockchain can solve problems in the apparel supply chain. Though consumers are increasingly be... Read more

Danish start-up shows the way how make to order could reduce waste

Danish start-up Son of a Tailor works on the strategy of make to order. Garments are knitted in... Read more

Wrangler launches new water elimination technology

Wrangler, the leading denim brand has launched a new foam dyed technology called Indigood that ... Read more

Copenhagen: GFA event explores circular fashion

Global Fashion Agenda hosted an event in Copenhagen to explore how local municipalities can be ... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam showcases Spring/Summer 2021 denim trends

Exhibitors at Kingpins Amsterdam last week presented their Spring/Summer 2021 investments in de... Read more

Denim companies adopt sustainable methods

Companies throughout the denim supply chain are developing techniques and fabrics designed to s... Read more

Canada hosts ethical apparel conference Wear

World Ethical Apparel Roundtable (Wear) was held in Canada, October 7 to 8, 2019. The Sustainab... Read more

Brand battles waste and inventory

Son of a Tailor, based in Denmark, offers tailored outerwear for men. The brand takes an innova... Read more

Mango signs the Fashion Pact

Mango, along with 23 other companies from the textile and fashion sector, has signed the Fashio... Read more

Cambodia: UNIDO to help reduce energy consumption in 50 garment units

The United Nations Industrial Development Organisation plans to work 50 garment factories by 20... Read more

Indorama Ventures commits to eliminate plastic pollution

Indorama Ventures (IVL), a global chemical producer recently announced its commitment as part o... Read more

New companies join Fashion Pact

The Fashion Pact recently added 24 new members such as Auchan Retail, Bally, Calzedonia, Celio,... Read more

Browzwear to integrate with laser-wash technology from Jeanologia

Browzwear one of the leading fashion technology firm serving designers like Adidas, Tommy Hilfi... Read more

Tencel launches new range

Lenzing’s new Tencel Sustainable Denim Wardrobe’s new collection, Broadband, repres... Read more

Kingpins launches water initiative

Denim trade show Kingpins Amsterdam has launched the One Million Liters of water initiative. To... Read more

Tinctorium creates toxic-free indigo

Tinctorium has created a proprietary bio-synthesized dye solution that can eliminate the need f... Read more

Cone Denim uses new CiCLO fibers in new collection

Cone Denim has used Intrinsic Advanced Materials’ CiCLO technology in its newest collecti... Read more

Sustainable processes acquire urgency says report

Environmental-friendly sourcing is a priority across the apparel space, says McKinsey. Reflecti... Read more