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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

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

USTR lists out trade concerns with countries

"The office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) released the 2018 National Trade Estimate (NTE) annual report, which highlights the foreign trade barriers American exports face. Robert Lighthizer, US Trade Rep., said the President is fully committed to addressing unfair foreign trade barriers through tough enforcemen... Read more

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

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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

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

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

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

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

EU’s changing trade landscape, trade within member states rules

EU’s changing trade landscape, trade within member states rules

"As per, in 2017, the United States with €631 billion (16.9  per cent) and China €573 billion (15.3  per cent) continued to be the two main goods trading partners of the European Union (EU), well ahead of Switzerland (€261 billion,), Russia (€231 billion), Turkey (€154 billion) and Ja... Read more

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

Yarn Expo Spring edition sees enhanced participation by 15 per cent

"Yarn Expo continued its growth story as the industry’s most comprehensive and effective business platform with its Spring edition which concluded recently. It saw a large increase in buyers, as well as another year of growth in exhibitor numbers. Strong demand was evident in synthetic, fancy and specialty yarns ... Read more

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring ’18: Was another successf…

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics-Spring ’18: Was another successful show

"The verdict is out once more, Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics has become the undisputed leader in providing business outcomes for the global textile industry. The global sourcing summit, held from March 14to 16, 2018, wrapped up with a huge 15 per cent increase in buyer figure to 82,314 from 104 countries and re... Read more

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

Making denim sustainably, technology shows the way

"An average consumer buys four pairs of jeans a year in the US; in China’s Xintang province, a hub for denim, 300 million pairs are made annually. These figures could illustrate the harmful impact of denim manufacturing on the environment. And showcasing these effects, award-winning filmmakers David McIlvride and... Read more

Big brands partner to mentor startups on eco friendly fibers and metho…

Big brands partner to mentor startups on eco friendly fibers and methodologies

"Buoyed by growing eco-concerns, researchers, companies as well as associations have been coming up with the innovative offerings. Some of them include biodegradable glitter, kelp fibres and ethical product apps. Fashion for Good Plug and Play Accelerator, a 12-week startup accelerator based in Amsterdam focuses on env... Read more

The cascading impact of GST on Tirupur textile mills

The cascading impact of GST on Tirupur textile mills

"Tirupur textile industry has been reeling under tremendous pressure, as a result many suicide have been reported. The land which used to be a breeding ground for self-made entrepreneurs has its own share of challenges. Since past decade, the industry has been a victim of global economic recession, steep rise in yarn p... 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

Industry wants zero-rated tax retained

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

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

Circularity gaining ground in global apparel industry

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cotton is India’s only GM crop

In terms of acreage, India is ranked fourth after the US, Brazil and Argentina in adopting of G... Read more

Chinese invest in sick textile units of Pakistan

The Chinese are contemplating investing in sick textile units of Pakistan. More than 115 textil... Read more

Bankrupt Alok Industries to see major job losses

As textile firm Alok Industries heads into liquidation, about 12,000 permanent employees of the... Read more

ITMA 2019 to see packed house, bookings already complete

ITMA, which takes place every four years since 1951, has strengthened its reputation as the wor... Read more

Home Expo India 2018 sees 720 buyers from across the globe

The combination of three integral segments of handicrafts sector home-textiles, houseware and f... Read more

Farm to Fashion Indian Textile Global Summit 2018 in Gujarat this May

Elevating each segment of the entire textile value chain, Gujarat is ready to host Farm to Fash... Read more

Cambodia to boost its silk production

Cambodia is developing the silk sector. This would be done by growing mulberry trees, raising s... Read more

West Africa’s maiden organic cotton gin comes up in Burkina Faso

West Africa’s first organic cotton gin is coming up in Burkina Faso. The gin, in Burkina ... Read more

New York Denim Days in September

New York Denim Days will take place from September 22 to 23. Spearheaded by true denim insiders... Read more

Japan welcomes US shift on TPP, but says difficult to renegotiate

US President Donald Trump is willing to explore re-entering the Trans-Pacific partnership trade... Read more

ITM sees over half lakh visitors over four days

Turkey’s textile technology show, ITM 2018 ended in Turkey yesterday, the four-day exhibi... Read more

Cordura launches SuperCharged Noir performance denim

Cordura, Tencel and Artistic Milliners are together debuting a new SuperCharged Noir performanc... Read more

Moroccan buyers, firms discuss climate change

Moroccan textile enterprises and European buyers are exploring how to mitigate climate risk wit... Read more

Global cotton markets volatile in April

Cotton markets were volatile throughout the first half of April. The global spot benchmark, the... Read more

Pakistan RMG exporters want liberal raw material imports

Pakistan’s readymade garment manufacturers and exporters have called for an ease of doing... Read more

GTE 2019 will be held in New Delhi next February

The next edition of GTE (Garment Technology Expo) will be held in New Delhi, from February 22 t... Read more

Huntsman develops cutting-edge innovation

Huntsman is continuing to invest in R&D to bring cutting-edge innovation to the textile ind... Read more

Global car industry use Bangladesh jute

Bangladesh has the potential to become the main supplier of jute to the global car industry. Th... Read more

Lenzing and Jeanologia produce capsule denim collection

Lenzing and Jeanologia have collaborated to produce a capsule collection called Blues & Hue... Read more

NGO promotes Kala cotton among young designers

Kutch-based NGO, Khamir is working with the National Institute of Design to experiment with Kal... Read more