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Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

Lenzing redefines Tencel as its flagship brand

  The Lenzing Group (Lenzing) has redefined Tencel, as its textile premium brand at the 2018 Fibers & Yarns by Tecoya Group in Mumbai India. The redefining of Tencel brand is a key milestone of Lenzing’s new brand strategy to enhance product brand offerings, foster connection with customer... Read more

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2018 ready with a power packed agenda

  Global Fashion Agenda, organiser of Copenhagen Fashion Summit has unveild the full programme for upcoming edition. It features a line-up of 75 leading voices and discussion topics ranging from robots to #metoo. On May 15-16, 2018, the 6th edition of Copenhagen Fashion Summit will open doors at the... Read more

Recycling clothes catches up in the apparel retail industry

Recycling clothes catches up in the apparel retail industry

Earth Day once more highlights the importance of buying clothes responsibly. As per the US Bureau of Labor Statistics Stats in 1977, clothing accounted for 6.2 per cent of US household spending; now, each households spends half as much (3.1 per cent). Earlier, retailers used to take time to introduce cl... Read more

Textile recycling gaining traction in New York

Textile recycling gaining traction in New York

"In line with various eco-efforts being taking place globally, non-profit organisation Fabscrap has invited clothing brands, designers, tailors and others in New York City to sign up for textile pickup and recycling. The organisation provides reusable bags in two colours – black for proprietary materials and brow... 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

Global textile companies eye India for their sourcing needs

Global textile companies eye India for their sourcing needs

"Amid clouds of uncertainty, companies across the globe are facing challenges while operating businesses out of their own countries. Given this scenario, India is emerging a preferred destination for sourcing. Alessandro Lenzi, Administrator, Lebiz srl, recently came to India to explore factories for intimate apparels.... Read more

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Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

Fashion Access emerges strong a sourcing destination

"The recently concluded Fashion Access and Cashmere World attracted over 10,000 international visitors from 85 countries during the three-days. Around 227 exhibitors from 20 countries and regions including well-known international brands such as Otto Kessler, LSR International, Cerutti – Massimo Cerutti, Simpson ... Read more

Automation and positive EU relations could boost Cambodia’s growth

Automation and positive EU relations could boost Cambodia’s growth

"While textile is one of the most important sectors in Cambodia’s economy, pressures from neighbouring countries is adversely impacting growth. To add to it, increasing automation and loss of preferential trade agreements is aiding to its woes. Employing 86 per cent of all factory workers, about 40 per cent of Ca... Read more

Fashion and its growing inclination towards sustainability

Fashion and its growing inclination towards sustainability

"Fashion industry is one of the biggest contributor towards global economy, with an annual worldwide revenue of well over £1 trillion. It aids millions of jobs around the world. A recent study by Global Fashion Agenda and Boston Consulting Group predicts a rise of 63 per cent in overall fashion consumption betwee... Read more

Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

Pakistan’s textile industry regains its old verve

"Pakistan has always been a major textile market for India and the Asian region. Even after decades of political unrest, India is the 4th largest source for Pakistan’s total merchandised imports and second largest for textiles and clothing. Among Pakistan’s overall imports from India textile and clothing ta... Read more

US jeans retailers revamping their denim business

US jeans retailers revamping their denim business

"America’s biggest fashion retailers including Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein are now looking at a revival of blue jeans while losing out to athleisure wear which has overpowered jeans in recent times. The US Census Bureau recently pointed out last year, imports of elastic knit pants surpassed those of jeans for the ... Read more

Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente …

Bespoke Living launch at 5th edition of Heimtextil India and Ambiente India

"Heimtextil India and Ambiente India, touted as India’s premium fairs for home textiles, homeware and interior décor, have launched Bespoke Living, an exclusive product showcase space dedicated to companies dealing with signature collections at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from June 27–29, 2018. With fo... Read more

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

Bangladesh to become self reliant in textile & apparel

"Grabbing the third spot, Bangladesh is reigning its share in global exports of textile and apparel products. The country’s exports registered a growth of 9 per cent over the last five years to reach $34.4 billion in 2016, while imports have increased at a CAGR of 7 per cent in the same period to reach $10.3 bill... Read more

Tough competition make China a tough market for global brands

Tough competition make China a tough market for global brands

"While China presents a huge opportunity for global brands with its huge consumer base, yet there have been instances where Western brands have failed to lure Chinese consumers. The recent case is that of Marks & Spencer which has exited online retail in the country. The company recently announced it would end onli... Read more

Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

Technology the way ahead for Bangladesh RMG companies

"The last few decades have brought tremendous growth for ready-made garment (RMG) exports in Bangladesh as a result, in FY 2016-17, exports stood at $28.5 billion. Meanwhile, the country has set an ambitious export target of $50 billion by 2021. And to achieve this, companies need to reinvent themselves to beat the fie... Read more

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

Grassroot innovations to drive US apparel industry forward

"Grassroot initiatives and pathbreaking strategies are fuelling US President Trump’s agenda of ‘Made in US’. For instance, American Giant has launched its first new product of 2018 the ‘Roughneck Pant’ for men and probably its most challenging to stay true to its Made in American sourcing ... Read more

Middle East emerging as a fashion hotbed

Middle East emerging as a fashion hotbed

"Thomson Reuters ‘State of the Global Islamic Economy Report’, recently reported that Muslim consumers’ spending on apparels was the highest in 2015 around $243 billion and is projected to touch $368 billion by 2021. As per Pew Research Center, Muslims are the fastest growing religious group in the wo... Read more

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

Demand mapping gets easy with artificial intelligence

"Slowly but surely, Artificial intelligence (AI) is seeping deep into the textile industry production cycles. Till date, several attempts have been made to quantify something as abstract as fashion but all were in vain. Thanks to the fast changing technology landscape, things are finally able to quantify the complexiti... Read more

Fast fashion forcing US apparel manufacturers to change pace

Fast fashion forcing US apparel manufacturers to change pace

"Till some years ago, producing clothes in a span of six weeks was a distant dream or rather a challenge. Thanks to fast fashion, this has become a reality today for apparel manufacturers and retailers. And as, Spencer Fung, CEO, Li & Fung, opined in the last couple of years, people started realising they have to s... Read more

Indo-US trade relations facing troubled times

Indo-US trade relations facing troubled times

"Though India is still growing steadily amid the unexpected US trade proposition, industry might get bruises if the situation doesn’t turn up in India’s favour, fear analysts. President Trump’s recent amendments in trade policy are impacting global economic growth negatively. As counteractive measure,... Read more

Chic Spring edition sees positive business with good order bookings

Chic Spring edition sees positive business with good order bookings

"The spring edition of CHIC, held from March 14 to 16, 2018 ended on an optimistic note with yet another increase in visitor figures. Held at the National Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai the fair hosted 1,210 exhibitors from 21 countries. Around 112,666 visitors of all business channels were registered at ... Read more

NCTO’s outgoing chairman lays out priority areas for US textile indust…

NCTO’s outgoing chairman lays out priority areas for US textile industry

"The outgoing chairman of National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), a Washington, DC-based trade association that represents domestic textile manufacturers, William V ‘Bill’ McCrary Jr. delivered the trade association’s 2018 State of the US Textile Industry overview at NCTO’s 15th Annual... Read more

Trump’s tariff policy to hamper domestic apparel industry dynamics

Trump’s tariff policy to hamper domestic apparel industry dynamics

"The world is concerned with President Trump’s tariff plans. The US has also announced 25 per cent tariff on steel imports and 10 per cent on aluminum for countries other than Canada and Mexico. Additionally, there are plans to impose around 45 per cent tariff on goods imported from China to suppress the country&... Read more

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from apparel …

Maiden CEO agenda for sustainable fashion gets thumps up from apparel giants

“It’s the first time in history that key players from the industry have joined forces to discuss and agree on what to prioritise to improve the industry’s environmental and social footprint. It takes a coordinated effort to move the needle on sustainability, which is why this agenda for a common indus... Read more

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CEA aims to weed out fake Egyptian cotton

Major retailers are backing on the Cotton Egypt Association’s (CEA) drive to rid the supp... Read more

Pure London launches Pure Conscious, aimed at sustainability

Big brands and retail giants are waking up to sustainability and need for green value chains su... Read more

Puma may shift from production from China with US trade tariffs

Puma may shift some production from China to other Asian markets if US tariffs are imposed on f... Read more

Kering’s Q1 revenues up 36 per cent

For Q1 Kering’s consolidated revenue is up 27.1 per cent on a reported and 36.5 per cent ... Read more

Industry wants zero-rated tax retained

Textile manufacturers in Pakistan want the zero-rated tax facility to continue. They also want ... Read more

Bangladesh garment makers want source tax waived

Bangladesh’s garment makers want source tax on export receipts to be waived for three yea... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles fair in August

Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles will be held in China from August 27 to 30. The home textil... Read more

Itma Asia + Citma to be held in October

Itma Asia + Citme will be held in China from October 15 to 19, 2018. The event will showcase st... Read more

Adidas North America President Mark King to step down

President of Adidas North America will step down from his role on July 1. King will be succeede... Read more

Swiss clothing brands urged to sign up with Accord in Bangladesh

Swiss clothing retailers have been urged to sign up with Bangladesh’s Accord. Five years ... Read more

Vietnam’s textile, garment exports to the US touches $3.15 billion

According to General Department of Customs reports, Vietnamese textile and garment exports to t... Read more

US share in Vietnam’s cotton imports dips

Vietnam’s overall cotton consumption in 2018-19 is expected to grow 6.6 per cent year on ... Read more

Staubli leads high speed weaving with new innovations

Stäubli provider of weaving solutions offers range of solutions for automated weaving prep... Read more

Puma’s Q1 net earnings up 35 per cent

For the first quarter Puma’s net earnings went up by 35.8 per cent. Double-digit sales gr... Read more

Circularity gaining ground in global apparel industry

Circularity has become the buzzword in fashion circles today. But it’s usually an abbrevi... Read more

Indonesia hopes to lead global Muslim fashion category

Indonesia hopes to increase export of Muslim apparels by 10 per cent this year. The country&rsq... Read more

Hennes & Mauritz to cut dividend for first time since 1974

The buzz is that Hennes & Mauritz AB will probably cut dividend for the first time next yea... Read more

G Star Raw Creative Director Aitor Throup steps down

Aitor Throup has stepped down as Executive Creative Director, G Star Raw to focus on new challe... Read more

Cambodia’s garment exports moves north

Cambodia expects garment exports this year to grow by three or four per cent. A top garment-mak... Read more

EU signs duty-free with agreement with Mexico

The European Union and Mexico have reached a new agreement on trade, part of a broader, moderni... Read more

Garmon launches ‘Stretch Care’ an avant-garde range of solutions

Italy-based Garmon Chemicals has launched a Stretch Care collection. In January, the company wa... Read more

Australian clothing brands against committing to Accord in Bangladesh

The tragedy of Rana Plaza collapse has improved the world’s emphasis on the appalling con... Read more

Tamil Nadu sees RMG manufacturing units come up in rural centres

Rural panchayats have opened up ready-made garment manufacturing centers in Tamil Nadu. These c... Read more

Philippines looking for a revival in its garments sector

After the country lost its position as the world’s top supplier, foreign buyers of Philip... Read more

Pakistan textile exports up seven per cent

Pakistan’s textile exports rose 7.2 per cent during the first eight months of the current... Read more

Luxury fashion brands under fire for hidden supply chains

A recent study released five years after the Rana Plaza disaster revealed, when it comes to lab... Read more

Exporters want ban on LoUs to go

Indian exporters want the ban on letter of undertakings (LoUs) to be revoked as they say the ba... Read more

Apparel exporters demand slashing lending rates

Worried about India’s falling readymade garments (RMG) exports, garment exporters are now... Read more

Bangladesh going strong as a low cost sourcing destination

Bangladesh continues to be a lucrative destination for global garment buyers. It is a favored d... Read more

Bangladesh and India top T-shirt production

In 2016, the volume of global T-shirt exports grew four per cent compoared to previous year. Ba... Read more

Adidas, Reebok top social and environmental transparency index

Adidas and Reebok have again topped the ranking of global brands’ social and environmenta... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam is a thumping success

Denim show Kingpins Amsterdam was held on April 18 and 19. The event saw record crowds on both ... Read more

RCEP to revive Southeast Asia

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) could help revive the garment and textil... Read more

Gap creates Indian specific products

American casual fashion brand Gap has two smaller size store formats for the Indian market, nam... Read more

China confident of facing US duties

China is the world’s second-largest exporter of textile machinery. Much of the production... Read more

MCPI to invest in a polyester unit in Orissa

Materials Chemicals Performance Intermediaries (MCPI) is looking to setting up a polyester cont... Read more

Gap shuts Weddington Way

Gap is closing down its bridal wear brand Weddington Way. Weddington Way started in 2011 but th... Read more

Cotton production may rise 14 per cent

Global cotton production in 2017-18 is expected to be 14 per cent above last season and the lar... Read more