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CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value c…

CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018 to cover the entire textile value chain from "Farm to Fashion

"Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), one of the leading industry chambers of the textile and clothing sector of India, completed 60 years of its operation in 2018. To celebrate this milestone, the association will organise the ‘CITI Global Textiles Conclave 2018’ from November 27-28 in New Delh... Read more

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recali…

Opportunities open up as global textiles supply chain heads for recalibration

"Arvind Ltd will demerge some of the brand’s business and engineering business in about a month’s time. The company will relist the engineering and business in January 2019. “We are excited about the opportunity in the textile business as the world is heading for a large recalibration of supply chain ... Read more

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

Pakistan should develop its apparel sector to solve myriad issues

"Due to a massive crisis in its balance of payments (BoP), Pakistan is facing immense pressure on its Forex reserves. The country’s dollar reserves have fallen to $8,408 million, sufficient only to cover its import bill for few months. To buttress these depleting reserves, the country’s finance minister pla... Read more

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

Textile trade shows in Japan to address sustainability issues

"Japan Fashion Week Organisation will organise two of Japan’s biggest textile shows; ‘JFW Japan Creation 2019’ (JFW-JC) and the ‘Premium Textile Japan 2019 A/W’ (PTJ) salon, concurrently from Nov. 21-22, 2018 at the Tokyo International Forum. Exhibitors at both these trade shows will addre... Read more

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion industry

Cambodia’s Tonlé sets sustainability goals for global fashion industry

"The world is being plagued by environmental abuse from all kind of industries. Traditional economies, dominated by the use and throw policy, did not consider the material’s end use. It only sourced the inputs from the environment, manufactured them, and channeled them into the industrial process to make end prod... Read more

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

'Not the US, more people elsewhere, own denim'

"Filled with themes and variations that will help create $130 billion sales by 2021, the blue jean is an American original with a global appeal. Consumers, around the world, own an average of 5.4 pairs of blue jeans. It would therefore be natural to expect United States to own the highest per capita in blue jeans, give... Read more

India’s textiles and clothing market, including exports grows in 2018

India’s textiles and clothing market, including exports grows in 2018

"As per key findings of the annual ‘Market for Textiles and Clothing (MTC)’: National Household Survey 2017, the overall market size of textiles and clothing including exports increased to $146.63 billion in 2016 and further to $164 billion in 2018. Aggregate demand for textiles & clothing was 41.06 bil... Read more

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

Bangladesh denim exports report healthy growth as it goes beyond China

"According to the US Office of Textiles and Apparel (OTEXA), from January to September 2018, Bangladesh witnessed a 14.20 per cent increase in its export earnings to the US; i.e. from $367.10 million to $419.21 million during the same period of 2017. China on the other hand earned a $683 million from exports a hike of ... Read more

EFI breaks Q3 sales record

EFI breaks Q3 sales record

EFI has reported record Q3 sales in its results for the three months ended 30 September 2018, but its profits have dipped slightly. The manufacturer’s revenue climbed by 3.5% compared with Q3 2017, to $257.1m (£202m), from $248.4m in Q3 2017, but its gross profit fell to $125.5m, down by 1.5% from the $127... Read more

Cixing split marked by Beworth’s Shanghai debut

Cixing split marked by Beworth’s Shanghai debut

    Break-away But, how can a company just emerge and build such a capacity so quickly? The answer is that Beworth is a ‘break-away’ business – a break-away from the giant Chinese flat knitting machine manufacturer Ningbo Cixing Company Ltd, known in the industry as simply Cixing. Cixi... Read more

3D-knitted shells support five-ton concrete structure

3D-knitted shells support five-ton concrete structure

Researchers at ETH Zurich have 3D-knitted a structure on a computerised flat knitting machine that serves as the primary shaping element for curved concrete shells. The new technology is now being used to create a five-tonne concrete structure for an exhibition in Mexico City. The heart of the four-metre-tall curved c... Read more

Rieter Group Presents Third Quarter Results

Rieter Group Presents Third Quarter Results

    Details on outlook for 2018 The order intake recorded by the Rieter Group in the first nine months of 2018 was down by 2% compared to the prior year period. The cumulative order intake was CHF 749.8 million. In the third quarter of 2018, order intake was CHF 238.0 million (Q3 2017: CHF 269.7 million)... Read more

Two industry awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 2018

Two industry awards for Durst at SGIA Expo 2018

  Durst, a manufacturer of advanced digital printing and production technologies, has won two Product of the Year awards at SGIA Expo in Las Vegas. The accolades for the Delta WT 250 and Rhotex 325 have been announced after Durst successfully demonstrated large-format and software capabilities, including the P5... Read more

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

From Casual to Chic: Streetwear comes of age

"Katie Smith, Retail Analyst and Insights Director, Edited points out the shift towards more comfortable and functional clothing led to an increase in activewear as a trend. According to the Cotton Council International & Cotton Incorporated’s activewear study, about 3 out of 5 consumers have adopted activewe... Read more

Positive sales predicted for apparel industry despite US-China trade w…

Positive sales predicted for apparel industry despite US-China trade war

"In face-to-face interviews conducted with 234 buyers and 72 exhibitors, Centrestage, a fashion brand-promotion, launch platform and trade exhibition organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) noted that many industry players are optimistic about their sales prospects over the next 12 months. Around, ... Read more

Asia Pacific to dominate global knitwear market by 2026

Asia Pacific to dominate global knitwear market by 2026

"A new market report by Transparency Market Research titled ‘Knitwear Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018-26 reveals the global knitwear market is expected to expand at a CAGR of 5.3 per cent from 2018 to 2026 reaching $817,402.7 million by 2026. In terms of vo... Read more

Denim capacity expansion plans for Kanoria Chemicals & Industries

Denim capacity expansion plans for Kanoria Chemicals & Industries

"Kanoria Chemicals & Industries, which manufactures two million meters of denim fabric per month plans to ramp up its capacity to 27 million meters per month in the next three years. “We serve all mainstream brands such as: Otto Group, Inditex, TCP, TEDDY, H&M, Levis, VF Corp, and niche markets of the wor... Read more

Mexico, Turkey emerge new manufacturing destinations

Mexico, Turkey emerge new manufacturing destinations

"As per a new McKinsey study, western brands are finding it easier to produce in low-cost countries due to the rising costs in China. For brands selling in the US, Mexico has emerged as the most suitable option while for labels selling in Europe, Turkey is a prime manufacturing destination. According to McKinsey, labor... Read more

AEPC organises the Fabric of Unity to commemorate the Indian Textiles …

AEPC organises the Fabric of Unity to commemorate the Indian Textiles Industry

"AEPC, to mark the unveiling of the ‘Statue of Unity’ in Gujarat on October 31, 2018, organised the ‘Fabric of Unity", an event to commemorate the Indian textiles industry. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of Textiles, Government of India graced the event attended by EC Members of AEPC, Officials fr... Read more

Maroc in Mode-Maroc Sourcing 2018 focuses on fast fashion, sustainabil…

Maroc in Mode-Maroc Sourcing 2018 focuses on fast fashion, sustainability

"Fast Fashion, denim, knit, tailoring, leather and the latest offers by the Moroccan brands were highlighted at Maroc in Mode-Marc Sourcing fair, held from October 11-12, 2018 at Marrakech. In line with current market trend, the fair focused on fast fashion and sustainable ecosystems. It deployed a specific promotion s... Read more

Titas underscores the primacy of need for ‘Global Smart Value Chain’

Titas underscores the primacy of need for ‘Global Smart Value Chain’

"Organised by the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Bureau of Foreign Trade and the Taiwan Textile Federation from October 16-18, 2018 in Taipei, the 22nd Edition TITAS 2018 “Taipei Innovative Textile Application Show” focused on smart textiles, sustainable environmental protection, and functional applica... Read more

Indian apparel industry plagued by volatile prices, fabric-sourcing ch…

Indian apparel industry plagued by volatile prices, fabric-sourcing challenges

Fabric sourcing, till a few years ago, was one of the most challenging tasks. But increasing options of fabric sourcing, advanced technologies and awareness about quality have improved the conditions for fabric sourcing; though some challenges still prevail and industry continues to struggle with those issues. The pro... Read more

Jakob Müller AG successfully enforced interim injunctions against desi…

Jakob Müller AG successfully enforced interim injunctions against design patent infringements

ITMA ASIA +CITME 2018 is China’s most important textile event. The sixth edition of the combined show has been held from 15 to 19 October 2018 at the new National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai. The subsidiary corporation COMEZ International s.r.l. of Switzerland based Jakob Müller AG, ... Read more

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US refuses to back off on trade dispute

The US has refused to back down from its ongoing trade dispute with China. Instead it has warne... Read more

Rise in KG Denim net sales

During the period ended September 30, 2018, KG Denim’s net sales were Rs 183.60 crores as... Read more

Tirupur hopes for FTA with Russia

Knitwear industrialists in Tirupur feel a free trade agreement (FTA) with Russia will help them... Read more

India’s apparel exports increases 54 per cent in October

Apparel exports increased by 54 per cent in rupee terms in October compared to the same month l... Read more

C&A Foundation’s cotton program helps Indian farmers

C&A Foundation provides interest-free loans to smallholder and marginal cotton farmers in I... Read more

Pakistan withholds MFN status for India

Pakistan has no immediate plans to grant the Most Favored Nation (MFN) status to India. The cou... Read more

Korea hopes to access India through RCEP

Korea expects to benefit from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), if and wh... Read more

H One launches Res.Q| MI for managing and protecting textile machines

H One, an IT solutions provider, launched Res.Q| MI; an all-encompassing machine management sol... Read more

China’s investment in Africa to outpace US

As per QNB’s weekly economic commentary China’s investment in Africa is rapidly out... Read more

India, Peru to discuss FTA in New Delhi next month

With bilateral trade between India and the South American country Peru touching an all-time hig... Read more

Fashion industry testifies at USMCA hearing in Washington DC

United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) President Julia K. Hughes testified during t... Read more

CCI introduces US Cotton Trust Protocol

Ted Schneider, President, Cotton Council International (CCI), at the Cotton Sourcing USA Summit... Read more

Surat’s Valsad, Umbergaon cluster ask for power subsidy

The Valsad and Umbergaon power loom clusters have submitted a representation to the state gover... Read more

Reducing energy costs with Monforts eco applicator

Monforts technology is behind many denim innovations. As an alternative to conventional padding... Read more

Meghalaya operationalises largest apparel manufacturing unit

Meghalaya recently operationalised its largest apparel manufacturing unit owned by the School o... Read more

Retail industry expresses concern over Brexit deal

The retail industry has expressed concern that the proposed Brexit deal may not pass through Pa... Read more

Germany to host Performance Days

Performance Days will take place in Germany on November 28 and 29, 2018. The fair was founded i... Read more

Hong Kong, Australia to sign FTA and investment agreements

China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) and Australia have concluded the negotiat... Read more

Bangladesh apparel exports up 20 per cent in October

Bangladesh’s apparel exports grew 20 per cent from July to October 2018. Earnings from kn... Read more

CCI plans two cotton purchasing centers in AP

The Andhra Pradesh government and Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) have jointly planned to set... Read more

Contrasting results for Italian textile machinery sector

According to a survey by ACIMIT, textile machinery orders index for July to September 2018, rem... Read more

Nanotechnology used for sustainable cotton finishing

Ultra thin coating technology offers new opportunities for cotton finishing. Researchers at the... Read more

With a revival in manufacturing, jobs go a begging in the US

Manufacturers in the United States are experiencing some of the highest levels of growth seen i... Read more

India:Grasim Industries registers net loss in Q2

Aditya Birla Group firm Grasim Industries reported a consolidated net loss of Rs 1,300 crore (a... Read more

Intex, Sri Lanka’s apparel textile sourcing show attracts 200 suppliers

Intex is on in Sri Lanka, November 14, 15 and 16. This is the largest international textile sou... Read more

Textiles recycling needs a relook

There are limitations to textile recycling. There is a need to anticipate the possibility of re... Read more

BCI releases new leaderboards of top brands

Better Cotton Initiative has released new leaderboards showing the world’s top users of B... Read more

US Cotton Trust Protocol to help meet sustainability goals

The US Cotton Trust Protocol – an integrated data collection, measurement and verificatio... Read more

Textile waste business grows 11 per cent

The global textile industry waste management market is expected to grow nearly 11 per cent by 2... Read more

SAC releases 2018 Higg Facility Modules

Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC), the leading association for the apparel, footwear, and tex... Read more

Performance Textile Fair adds new event

The 4th annual Performance Textile Fair, to be held from January 23 to 25, 2019 in Orlando, wil... Read more

Chinese investors eye Pakistan textile sector

Chinese investors expressed their deep desire to enter into joint ventures with Pakistan for im... Read more

Pakistan makes progress in FTA with China

Pakistan hopes to complete the second FTA with China by June next year. Pakistan and China sign... Read more

Cotton production in India to be over 370 lakh bales in 2018-19

The Indian Cotton Federation (ICF) has estimated cotton crop for 2018-19 in the country to be 3... Read more

FDI in Malaysian clothing sector reaches MYR112 million

As per Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), FDI in Malaysia’s clothing and ... Read more

CPTPP to aid Vietnam’s textiles exports

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) agreement is ... Read more

Egypt textile sector struggles with competition

Egypt is one of the largest textile and apparel centers in the Middle East. The industry manufa... Read more