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India’s credit volume declines as COVID-19 halts textile and apparel p…

India’s credit volume declines as COVID-19 halts textile and apparel production

The third edition of India Spotlight Report reveals, suspension of manufacturing due to COVID-19 led to a 20 per cent decline in credit borrowings by Indian textile and apparel sector in December 2020. The report released jointly by SIDBI and CRIF High Mark says the textile and apparel sector in India burrowed loan... Read more

Vietnam eyes $39 bn exports through FTAs, diversification and trademar…

Vietnam eyes $39 bn exports through FTAs, diversification and trademarks

  The Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) has set an ambitious target of achieving $39 billion in export revenue this year, equal to that of 2019. Last year, the group could achieve exports worth only $35 billion due to the pandemic, US-China trade tensions and Brexit. However, Vietnam was th... Read more

Pandemic disrupts US RMG market as import of knitted, woven apparels f…

Pandemic disrupts US RMG market as import of knitted, woven apparels falls

   One of the leading importers of apparels goods in the world, the US’ import knitted apparels however, fell from $48 million in 2019 to $38 million in 2020 due to the pandemic. US’ imports from China declined to $9million during 2020 from $14 million in 2019. One reason for this was the ban i... Read more

Made-to-order, renewable materials help W Africa boost sustainability …

Made-to-order, renewable materials help W Africa boost sustainability in the textile, fashion sector

  As the textile and fashion sector is expected to drive West Africa’s economic recovery post COVID-19, key players are exploring ways to make the industry more sustainable. As per an Investorsking report, textile and apparel companies are adopting new and sustainable means of production. For instance, UK... Read more

China’s price rise threatens recovery of western apparel markets

China’s price rise threatens recovery of western apparel markets

  Increase in China’s raw material prices in the first quarter of this year has raised concerns about spiking inflation in Western fashion markets. As per the National Bureau of Statistics, China’s producer-index rose 6.8 per cent in April. The index is likely to further surge in the second and thir... Read more

Textile exports can help Pakistan achieve economic strength

Textile exports can help Pakistan achieve economic strength

  To combat rising inflation and unemployment levels, Pakistan needs a new long-term textile policy and a continued supply of gas/RLNG, highlights All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA). The association has urged more investments and value addition in the textile sector to help create new jobs, reports ... Read more

Denmark eyes circularity milestone with new textile recycling project

Denmark eyes circularity milestone with new textile recycling project

   Denmark is set to achieve a new milestone in circularity with a new textile recycling project called ReSuit (Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Textile Product Design). Launched by the Danish Technological Institute, project ReSuit or Recycling Technologies and Sustainable Product Design, is being... Read more

Pandemic control helps Southeast Asia regain textile and apparel order…

Pandemic control helps Southeast Asia regain textile and apparel orders

  Southeast Asian countries lost quite a few textile orders last year due to the pandemic. However now, as the pandemic situation in these countries is controlled, orders are again flowing back. As per Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce statistics, there has been a 1.1 per cent increase in te... Read more

China’s cotton exports under scanner as US looks to diversify sourcing

China’s cotton exports under scanner as US looks to diversify sourcing

  International cotton trade is becoming more complicated for China with the US keeping a close watch on its exports. The CCF Group reports, these days China’s cotton exports are being closely monitored by the US for their purchase invoice, certificate of origin and declaration of noncompulsory labor impo... Read more

Goal-oriented approach to help Bangladesh boost RMG exports amid pande…

Goal-oriented approach to help Bangladesh boost RMG exports amid pandemic

  Bangladesh garment manufacturers and workers are currently living in perpetual terror of cancelled orders and deferred payments. The spread of new virus variants is delaying apparel recovery, making it tough for analyst to identify the duration and gravity of the pandemic. Drop in global trade threatens Bang... Read more

MMF focus can help Bangladesh enhance textile value chain

MMF focus can help Bangladesh enhance textile value chain

  From 2009-19, global textile and apparel trade grew at 3 per cent CAGR to reach $818 billion in 2019. Majority share is likely to be claimed by the apparel segment which is likely to grow to $470 billion, says a Textile Value Chain report. This will be followed by fabric and yarn as the second and third large... Read more

Highlighting achievements will help remove stigma around Bangladesh ap…

Highlighting achievements will help remove stigma around Bangladesh apparel industry

  Bangladesh is regularly criticized for poor working conditions in its apparel factories, rising pollution, water wastage, etc. However, for several years, Bangladesh has supported apparel factories through the Accord and Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety agreement. The country has also carried out maj... Read more

Slow apparel, textile recovery calls for patience from industry leader…

Slow apparel, textile recovery calls for patience from industry leaders

  The first quarter of this year is proving to be a boom for China’s textile and apparel industry with exports increasing 43.8 per cent to reach $65.1 billion, reveals China Customs Statistics Express statistics. As per China Textile, though China reduced its export projection for the year due to the pand... Read more

Regenerative agriculture gains ground in fashion with more brand inves…

Regenerative agriculture gains ground in fashion with more brand investments

  A new concept known as regenerative agriculture is taking root in the fashion industry with brands like Patagonia, Allbirds, Timberland, Mara Hoffman, Christy Dawn, and luxury conglomerate Kering making heavy investments. As per reports, currently brands are producing only a small proportion of their raw mate... Read more

India’s yarn exports expected to surge as fabric exports remain stable

India’s yarn exports expected to surge as fabric exports remain stable

  The boost provided by the US-China trade war to India’s cotton exports in marketing year (MY) 2019-20 was offset by the spread of pandemic. However, the country was able to control the pandemic’s impact through lockdowns and vaccination, reports SRTEPC. This also boosted area under cotton cultiv... Read more

Fast fashion brands come under fire for involvement in forced labor

Fast fashion brands come under fire for involvement in forced labor

   Fast fashion brands, Uniqlo, Inditex, Skechers USA and French apparel group SMCP have come under fire after a French legal association Sherpa, human rights NGO Collectif Ethique Sur L’etiquette, the Uyghur Institute of Europe and an individual Uyghur victim filed a complaint against them with the ... Read more

Slowdown in EU, US create new opportunities for Chinese textiles and a…

Slowdown in EU, US create new opportunities for Chinese textiles and apparels

  The bull run that the Chinese textile and apparel industry experienced from November 2020 lasted until March 2021. However, by mid-M arch, the Chinese market started gradually weakening as in 2020 the US retail market struggled with inventory stabilization and recovery. US’ imports of textiles and appa... Read more

HKTDC International Sourcing Show underlines brands’ need to focus on …

HKTDC International Sourcing Show underlines brands’ need to focus on consumers’ well-being

  In the webinar titled ‘The Perfect Storm: Future-Proofing Your Fashion Business’, Michael Ho, Marketing & Brand Partnerships Manager, Zalora, described 2020 as a year of expansion. The webinar was a part of the three fashion-related webinars hosted by the Online HKTDC International Sourcing Sh... Read more

Innovation and resilience to boost Bangladesh denim industry’s growth …

Innovation and resilience to boost Bangladesh denim industry’s growth levels

  From production of basic wear, the Bangladesh and garment industry is fast transforming into a manufacturer of sophisticated garments aided by high-end technologies. A large part of this growth is being led by the denim industry, says a Denim Focus report. Already a reputed name in the world denim market, Ba... Read more

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China set to be the major export market for Vietnam textiles and garments

   As COVID-19 has rendered some of Vietnam’s traditional markets unstable, ... Read more

Adidas subscribes to €3 millionSpinnova shares

   To increase the proportion of sustainable materials in its products, German spo... Read more

The Lycra Company appoints Julien Born new President and CEO

   The Lycra Company has appointed Julien Born its new President and CEO, followin... Read more

Ludhiana manufacturers want to increase production with rising yarn prices

   Manufacturers urge governments to increase production as yarn prices increase w... Read more

Grasim Cellulose Division commissions Birla Cellulose’s Carbon desulphide p…

   The Carbon desulphide Adsorption Plant of Birla Cellulose has been successfully... Read more

Textile clusters in Kanpur and Chennai-Kancheepuram witness highest loan d…

   A new survey by SIDBI-CRIF shows, textile clusters in Kanpur and Chennai-Kanche... Read more

Northumbria University, LUMS partner with UP-SIGN to launch circular busine…

   The Northumbria University and LUMS has partnered with UP-SIGN, to work with Pa... Read more

Euratex urges for an industrial strategy to support European textile indust…

   On the occasion of releasing its 2021 Spring Report, Euratex has urged the Euro... Read more

ICAC announces two winners for Cotton Researcher of the Year Award

   The International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has announced two winners of... Read more

NCTO approves passing of USICA act

   The National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO), representing the full spe... Read more

Archroma launches new 'Color Atlas' for polyester

   Archroma a global leader in specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions,h... Read more

Lenzing upholds EU’s guidelines for Single-Use Plastic Directive

   Leading supplier of sustainably produced specialty fibers, the Lenzing Group ha... Read more

FESPA Global Print Expo to display latest printing innovations

   Latest innovations in screen and digital printing, consumables, workflow and co... Read more

Indian government to launch new policy on cotton solvent

   The government plans to launch a new policy on cotton solvent to encourage ginn... Read more

ITFC, UNIDO partner for new projects

   The International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC) and the United Natio... Read more

India, Australia to resume CECA talks

   India and Australia plan to resume negotiations to renew the Comprehensive Econ... Read more

US apparel companies consolidate sourcing post pandemic

   As per a report by Fash465, more US apparel companies are consolidating their e... Read more

Galway Wool Co-op sells stock to Donegal Yarn

   A group of wool producers – The Galway Wool Co-op has sold its entire Gal... Read more

Sixty one per cent brands believe pandemic boosted sustainability demand: S…

   According to a recent US Cotton Trust Protocol survey, 61 per cent of brands an... Read more

MaglificioRipa develops fabrics from new anti-viral yarn

   MaglificioRipa has developed a new generation of fabrics made with the new Amni... Read more

APTMA grants Rs 100 million funds to the government

   Adil Bashir, Chairman, APTMA, granted Rs100 million to Abdul RazzakDawood, Advi... Read more

China to collaborate with BRI nations during the 14th Five-Year Plan

   To reduce dependence on the United States and Australia, China aims to collabor... Read more

International Woolmark Prize teams up with Saint Heron to highlight finalis…

   The International Woolmark Prize is teaming with American singer-songwriter Sol... Read more

Textile Exchange refutes many PETA allegations against alpaca handling

   People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has urged retailers to ban a... Read more

Pakistan’s textile and apparel exports increase 231.2 per cent in April

   In April 2021, Pakistan’s textile and apparel exports increased 231.2 per... Read more

ITMA Asia-CITME 2020 to showcase latest technology from big industry names

   Leading flat knitting solutions provider Shima Seiki Mfg has confirmed its part... Read more

Nigeria produces 10 million yarn materials in 2020

   The Nigerian Textile industry produced 10 million yarn materials in 2020 despit... Read more

Garment, textile manufacturers hope deliveries start as lockdowns eases

   Easing of lockdowns in several states has raised delivery hopes of garment and ... Read more

Global cotton production to rise 5.5 per cent

   As per the June 2021 edition of Cotton This Month, global cotton production is ... Read more