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Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi elevated as new chairman of EPCH

Shri Ravinder Kumar Passi, Vice-Chairman-EPCH has been elevated as new Chairman of Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) during 164th meeting of Committee of Administration (COA) held on today informed Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH. Shri Passi has taken charge from Shri O.P. Prahladka. All ... Read more

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Spring edition of IHGF-DELHI fair be held in April 2020

Shri Rakesh Kumar, Director General – EPCH informed that the dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair have been shifted from February to 15 – 19 April, 2020. Shri Kumar stated the reasons behind shifting of dates of Spring edition of IHGF-Delhi Fair by elaborating that after conclusion of IHGF-Delhi Fair... Read more

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations for Apr…

Home Expo India 2019 concludes successfully with bigger aspirations for April 2020 trade

Home Expo India 2019, a combination of three integral segments of Handicrafts sector i.e. Home-Textiles, Houseware and Furniture concluded here today at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. The premium expo, organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), registered visit of 556 overseas buye... Read more

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

Brands ensure positive outlook for the luxury sector in 2019

"The not-so satisfactory 2018 results of luxury brands Tiffany, Ferragamo, Tod’s and Prada has not deterred them from maintaining a positive outlook for 2019. This is on account of improving brand sales. Ferragamo has already witnessed an improvement in its same-store sales. Similarly, Prada and Tiffany are still... Read more

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Secondhand clothes become fashionable in the US market

Not so long ago, buying secondhand clothes was considered low-class. These were bought in either charity shops of thrift stores at reduced prices. However, things changed with the resale market for secondhand fashion in the United States growing 21 times faster than retail sales of new clothing over the past three year... Read more

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo India Opens In Noida

Home Expo Inida 2019 the three in one exhibition comprising of Housewares and Decoratives, Furnishings, Floorings and Textiles and Furniture and Accessories opened today at India Expo Centre and Mart, Greater Noida. Shri O.P. Prahladka, Chairman- EPCH, Shri Ravi K. Passi, Vice Chairman-EPCH, Shri Rakesh Kumar, Directo... Read more

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

Individuals, stakeholders find new ways to clean up Asian clothing industry

As per United Nations Climate Change, the fashion industry, which accounts for 10 per cent of the world’s carbon footprint and 20 per cent of waste water, is likely to consume a quarter of its global resources by 2050. This pollution is more prevalent in Asia, the largest manufacturer and exporter of clothing and... Read more

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturers invest in supply chain to meet market needs

Denim manufacturing firms are making major investments in factories from the US to China to meet market demands and improve their environmental footprint. Curbing excess use of water A new textile maker, Vidalia Denim recently opened in a 900,000 sq. ft. facility in Vidalia, La., in the Mississippi Delta region. To e... Read more

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

Fashion brands move from ownership to rental model

"As the fashion industry warms up to the growing trend of sustainability, concepts of reusing and recycling are gathering momentum. However, it will be a while before these are universally adopted. The trend of fast fashion has increased overall consumption. This needs to change if we wish to make positive environmenta... Read more

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

Sri Lanka’s apparel sector targets emerging markets to boost growth

In order to achieve its ambitious target of $8 billion worth of exports by 2025, Sri Lankan apparel sector is looking to first upscale access in emerging markets such as India, China and Brazil. The country will differentiate its products with quality standards and excellent product delivery to capture global demand. T... Read more

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

Stock management, decentralisation to help brands deal with Brexit

"The British fashion industry, over the past two years and nine months, has been preparing for an unforeseen future. As the UK voted to leave the European Union, a range of fashion and footwear businesses across the UK including manufacturers, brands, agencies and retailers are adopting various measures to mitigate the... Read more

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slow…

Vietnam: Trade agreements, import-export mix to ease effect of Chinese slowdown

"Vietnam has been exporting unprocessed agriculture and other primary products to China for decades. Of late, there has been strong growth in its export of higher value agriculture products, including fruits, vegetables and other horticulture products and seafood. Vietnam also exports electronic and other manufactured ... Read more

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

Dynamics changing, as new markets beckon US apparel importers

"Recovering from the 2018 turmoil, US apparel imports in January 2019 increased 25 per cent to $7.57 billion. The country again sourced from its traditional markets – China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, etc in 2019. It had, in the second half of 2018, shifted its sourcing to nearby destinations of Central and Sout... Read more

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability, social issues score high among GenZ consumers

Sustainability and transparency, the two watchwords of the millennials, are now been actively taken up by the Gen Z. New and friendly brands of this generation are creating sustainable, authentic and transparent products and services that address the concerns and aspirations of Gen Z and build trust for the future. Th... Read more

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel exports

New markets, technological innovations to boost India’s apparel exports

"An analysis of the macro-trends and proprietary data of 100 top apparel exporters in India reveals, export value and shipments from major markets like the UAE have consistently fallen during the year. A report by US-based Drip Capital, a major provider of trade finance for SMEs in the sector, notes demand from key imp... Read more

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Rising income to fuel global e-commerce markets, China leads the pack

Accounting for over 82 per cent of total global retail ecommerce sales, the top five retail ecommerce markets will reach roughly $3.563 trillion this year. These markets will represent more than 85 per cent of worldwide retail ecommerce sales by the end of 2022. Topping this list will be China, whose retail e-commerce... Read more

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

HKTDC to organise four major international trade fairs in April

"Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting four major international trade fairs this April. The Houseware Fair and the International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held from April 20-23 April, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This will be followed by the Gifts &am... Read more

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

US suffers as trade deal with China hangs in a limbo

"The ongoing trade standoff between the US and China is likely to affect not only the Chinese but also the US apparel industry. The war is already taking a toll on supply chains, with apparel companies pulling their sourcing away from China and moving to other Asian countries. These issues were the highlight of discuss... Read more

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Expansion by major denim brands heat up the global jeans market

Competition in the $60 billion global jeans market is heating up with major denim brands chalking out robust expansion plans. While Levi Strauss & Co. is going for an Initial Public Offering (IPO) to raise about $587 million, VF Corp plans to hive-off Wrangler and Lee into new entity Kontoor Brands. Gap and Old Nav... Read more

Brands extensions to distinguish operations from competitors

Brands extensions to distinguish operations from competitors

"On the rise since late 90s, the trend of brand extension started off as a marketing stint. The trend not only divides the marketing costs over a multitude of products but also gives the brands an opportunity to foray into other product categories or industries. It also allows them to create a new image in the consumer... Read more

Apparel brands to focus on improving costs rather than growing sales: Study

Apparel brands to focus on improving costs rather than growing sales: Study

"Although the previous year was characterised by cautious optimism , various indicators in 2019 point to several factors that could dampen global economic-growth prospects. Global growth has averaged above 2.5 per cent since the financial crisis but now there are signs of stability. After a long period of accommodative... Read more

Upcoming ATSM 2019 to offer unprecedented networking opportunities

Upcoming ATSM 2019 to offer unprecedented networking opportunities

"The Apparel Textile Sourcing Miami (ATSM) show, to be held from May 28-30, 2019 at the Mana Wynwood Conference Center, will present latest developments shaping the booming apparel and textile market. The show provides an unprecedented opportunity for networking and education as more than 300 exhibitors from over 15 co... Read more

Strong economy, world class infrastructure to help India deal with GSP deni…

Strong economy, world class infrastructure to help India deal with GSP denial

"The United States Trade Representative (USTR) recently announced, India and Turkey will soon lose their Developing Beneficiary Country (BDC) status under the General System of Preferences (GSP) of the WTO. GSP entails duty free access to less developed or developing countries to aid development. It allows the less dev... Read more

AEPC organises Fashion Forecasting Seminar

AEPC organises Fashion Forecasting Seminar

"Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), under the awareness initiatives program organised the first Fashion Forecasting Seminar on March 25, 2019 at the Apparel House in Gurgaon. The seminar focused on the Spring & Summer 2020 & Autumn-Winter 2020-21 collections."   Apparel Export Promotion Council (AE... Read more

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

Revolutionising fashion with biotechnology

"Biofabrication is changing the way clothes are made with four companies leading the revolution. At the helm of is AMSilk which uses genetically engineered bacteria to get around that problem. The company recently launched its first product made with spider silk — a luxury watch strap. It is working on several ot... Read more

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VF Corp’s gross margin improves

VF Corporation’s gross margin improved from 48.3 per cent in 2016 to 50.5 per cent in 201... Read more

Global smart textiles growing at 30 per cent

The smart textile market is growing at a compound annual growth rate of 30.4 per cent. Tech and... Read more

Hemp features in Levi’s range

Levi’s has launched a collection made of hemp. Levi’s is an iconic denim brand. The... Read more

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Finnish brands need to be more open

Finnish clothing brands rank low in terms of climate, environment and human rights transparency... Read more

Filatex profits grows at 84 per cent

India’s leading polyester yarn player Filatex’s profits have been growing at a CAGR... Read more

Fast fashion proving toxic

The meteoric rise of fast fashion is proving to be toxic for the environment. Fast fashion is t... Read more

American women love buying jeans

US women purchased 22 million more jeans in 2018 than in 2017. Off-price unit and dollar sales ... Read more

Americans want more plus size options

Customers in the US looking for plus sized clothing are often disappointed. For one not too man... Read more

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The alpaca fiber market is witnessing high growth mainly due to the upsurge in demand for alpac... Read more

Adidas creates new age sneaker

Adidas has made Futurecraft.Loop, a performance running shoe out of thermoplastic polyurethane.... Read more

Global textile market expanding at four per cent

The global textile market is expanding at a CAGR of 4.24 per cent. Population growth, rising di... Read more

Qatar fashion show next week, to feature an Indian pavilion

The Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition will be held in Qatar from April 26 to 30, 2019. It will fe... Read more

Smart manufacturing is the answer

Any country whose exports comprise mainly manufactured goods would do well to think of smart ma... Read more

Levi Strauss Q1 revenue up seven per cent

Levi Strauss net revenue for the first quarter globally grew seven per cent. Revenue growth fro... Read more

Global home textile market grows at three per cent

The worldwide market for home textiles is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.1 per cent over the n... Read more

Itema holds denim event

Itema Italy hosted a Denim Day. The day was dedicated to trends and challenges throughout the d... Read more

Finland-based Infinited Fiber makes fiber from textile waste

Infinited Fiber, based in Finland, has produced a strong, sustainable fiber from textile waste.... Read more

China offers Pakistan duty free

Pakistan is about to sign the second phase free trade agreement with China. China has agreed to... Read more

Block chain and fashion go together

Apart from consumer education about issues like waste, transparency and toxins in the fashion i... Read more

Online shopping, secondhand stores combat fashion waste

Speaking at the University of South Florida, as a part of a series of Fashion Revolution Week e... Read more

Vietnam’s apparel shipments to the US up seven per cent

Vietnam’s apparel shipments to the US rose seven per cent in February 2019 compared to Fe... Read more

Tirupur knitwear exports up eight per cent

Tirupur knitwear exports have grown 8.3 per cent this fiscal compared to the previous fiscal. D... Read more

Sri Lanka’s textiles and apparel industry turns to automation to boost expo…

Automation can help Sri Lankan firms stay competitive with regional peers such as Bangladesh, w... Read more

Redress Design Awards picks semi finalists

Redress Design Award has chosen 30 semi finalists. These 30 designers are from across six conti... Read more

Bangladesh makes massive investments in garment accessories

Bangladeshi garments accessories and packaging makers have made massive investments of around T... Read more

Turkish denim brand ISKO to create a sustainable landscape in the industry

Turkish denim specialist ISKO has joined Textile Exchange to further expand its vision of a res... Read more

Interfilière Paris in July

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Indonesia hosts ACFIF event

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Indian apparel market grows at 13 per cent: CARE ratings

The market for apparels in India grew at a CAGR of 13.8 per cent in fiscal ’18. While men... Read more

Bangladesh looks for better prices for RMG exports

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Gujarat hikes technical textile outlay

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Austria to host European Forum on Eco-innovation in May

European Forum on Eco-innovation will be held in Austria on May 7 and 8, 2019. The forum will e... Read more

Fashion World Tokyo attracts over 800 exhibitors

Held from March 27 to 29, 2019, Fashion World Tokyo covered the whole fashion supply chain. The... Read more

India: Textile and apparel exports register marginal growth in FY19

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Suppliers in a bind over Gap

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Russian demand for synthetic fabrics increases

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Pakistan hopes for a surge in textile exports

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