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Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of man…

Source India 2018: Offers a great platform for buyers/suppliers of manmade textiles

"The 2nd edition of ‘Source India’, a three-day mega event organized by Silk & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) is on in Surat from September 21-23, 2018 at the Surat International Exhibition & Convention Centre. The mega textile show, backed by the Union Ministry of Commerce, is... Read more

Next edition of Heimtextil to be bigger, better

Next edition of Heimtextil to be bigger, better

"The world’s leading trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil, to take place from January 8-11, 2019 in Frankfurt, is now expanding its spectrum across a six hall levels. With over 400 international manufacturers, the product range of upholstery and decorative fabrics as well as upholstery and artifi... Read more

Made in Georgia tag shining in UK

Made in Georgia tag shining in UK

"In the past few years, the EU has contributed €69 million under EU4Business in Georgia, triggering €882 million worth of loans to Georgian companies, supporting almost 40,000 enterprises and creating more than 10,000 new jobs. Funded by the EU and implemented by GIZ, the ‘SME Development and DCFTA in G... Read more

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

Technology remains the bedrock of Japan’s textile industry

"Dubbed as one of the most technologically advanced nations, Japan has been bringing interesting concepts in the world of textiles. Technical textiles that integrate cyber-technologies, such as Toray’s bio-electrode conductive nanofibre ‘hitoe’, a bio-electrode conductive fibre that monitors a user&rs... Read more

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

Bangladesh upstages Mexico as the US’ new denim partner

"Apparel business from the US is gradually skewing towards Bangladesh. Recent OTEXA figures reveal, Bangladesh exported denims worth $507.90 million to the US in 2017, a 9.57 per cent surge over previous year. Mexico’s exports, on the other hand dipped 7.92 per cent to reach $793.46 million. During the first six ... Read more

Uncertainty forcing US fashion industry to wait and watch

Uncertainty forcing US fashion industry to wait and watch

"That United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA) tagline -- dedicated to fashion made possible by global trade, is very pertinent today given the kind of policies being pursued by President Trump. As per the US Trade Commission estimates in 2016 textiles and apparel accounted for 9.7 per cent of imports from Ch... Read more

US-China tariff war sees newer sourcing destinations emerging strong

US-China tariff war sees newer sourcing destinations emerging strong

"The escalating US-China trade war is driving many China-based manufacturers and their US clients out of China to other low-cost countries like Vietnam, Cambodia, etc, leather brand Steve Madden is shifting handbag production to Cambodia, Techtronic Industries is moving out to Vietnam while Flex is planning to shift pr... Read more

Pakistan needs to enhance its export competitiveness

Pakistan needs to enhance its export competitiveness

"Pakistan has consistently got low rankings on Global Competitiveness Index. It ranked 115 out of 137 economies for 2017-18, compared with India (40), Iran (69), Sri Lanka (65), and Bangladesh (99). Pakistan needs to amplify exports competitiveness just the same way as East Asian economies, such as South Korea, Taiwan,... Read more

Digital is the new way to enhance apparel value chain

Digital is the new way to enhance apparel value chain

"As Industry 4.0 is slowly making its place in manufacturing, retail diaspora too needs to catch up as it’s not an advantage, it’s a dire necessity. Today, digital transformation is not about speed and reduced time to market, it’s about efficiency, earlier validation, creating better products and, mor... Read more

GSP Plus: Enabling Sri Lanka compete with region’s apparel industry

GSP Plus: Enabling Sri Lanka compete with region’s apparel industry

"Sri Lanka faced export revenue losses of around Rs 250 billion after being blackballed and losing its GSP+ concession in August 2010 on allegations of human rights. The country, which according to the International Trade Centre, was much ahead of Vietnam, Pakistan and Cambodia in apparel exports in 2009, trailed them ... Read more

NAFTA 2.0 to change US apparel sourcing norms

NAFTA 2.0 to change US apparel sourcing norms

"The US demand raises one big question of whether trade-preference levels (TPL) could be altered, allowing for some non-regional yarns and fabric to be used even though garments were produced within the free-trade area; thus enabling them to receive duty-free status. US representatives, in their previous trade negotiat... Read more

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

India’s cotton production to grow 7.25 per cent this year

"As per the Cotton Advisory Board (CAB), cotton production in India in the current season (2017-18) is expected to touch 37 million bales growing at 7.25 per cent. The northern zone produced 4.6 million bales of cotton during 2016-17, registering a growth of 28.67 per cent. And Haryana emerged the topmost cotton produc... Read more

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

Sustainable materials, certifications driving apparel industry

"More and more companies are acquiring industry materials and manufacturing certifications as a part of their sustainability goals and brand building. The latest include the Oeko-Tex’s Eco Passport certification, recognised as a Level 3 ZDHC MRSL Conformance Indicator for the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Program. This sh... Read more

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Stu…

US cotton most preferred by mills, manufacturers across the world: Study

"Exporting three times more cotton than its closest competitor, the United States achieved a 40 per cent share of cotton fiber exports in its latest marketing year. A study conducted on mills and manufacturers from across the world aimed to understand how the US industry maintains high share of exports found the qualit... Read more

Indian garment manufacturers need to speed up to grab global business

Indian garment manufacturers need to speed up to grab global business

"As India aims for 20 per cent yearly growth in exports over the next decade, Indian manufacturers need to develop a business strategy that can help the country to succeed in the US and European markets. In 2025, global trade in the textile and apparel market will cross $1.2 trillion. China has nearly 40 per cent share... Read more

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

Need for Fast fashion retailers to tighten their eco goals

"A new report by Changing Markets Foundation on sustainability has yet again brought fast fashion retailers under scanner as the biggest pollutants. The report concludes that many firms are still not doing enough to ensure sustainability of their textile supply chains. While there has been bold leadership from some ret... Read more

Demand for temperature sensitive clothing on the rise

Demand for temperature sensitive clothing on the rise

"Today’s consumers are concerned about their personal comfort, and that may be part of the reason why the current population has been dubbed the indoor generation. A survey by Velux, a window manufacturing company, says on average people spend 90 per cent of their day, or about 21 hours, indoors. According to Pet... Read more

CENTRESTAGE to consolidate Hong Kong’s position as an Asian fashion hu…

CENTRESTAGE to consolidate Hong Kong’s position as an Asian fashion hub

"The third edition of CENTRESTAGE, Asia's premier fashion event will be held from September 5 to 8, 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the event, since its inception, has consolidated Hong Kong's position as a fashion hub in Asia, offeri... Read more

US-China Tariff Fallout: Cambodia emerges new investment destination

US-China Tariff Fallout: Cambodia emerges new investment destination

"A study by the US Fashion Industry Association indicates almost 67 per cent respondent’s expected value or volume of goods sourced from China to decrease over the next two years. A striking example of this is Steven Madden, which expects to source 15 per cent of its handbags from Cambodia this year, with this pe... Read more

India needs to adopt a more positive approach towards RCEP

India needs to adopt a more positive approach towards RCEP

"The messy state of Indian democracy has made it difficult to achieve a modest consensus on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership or RCEP - a giant trade deal that weaves India, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Oceania, China, Japan and Korea together. The country has to arrive at construct... Read more

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

Companies moving towards responsible viscose production

"A by-product of spinning, hydrogen sulphide (H2S) is a toxic gas that causes eye irritation, function impairment, and neurobehavioural changes. The toxic gas smells of rotten eggs. Other harmful chemical for health and environment are: Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) and sulphuric acid (H2SO4). NaOH is highly toxic if absorbe... Read more

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

Next-Gen textiles fastrack development in fiber and fabrics

"One of most striking examples is the development and widespread commercial usage of Unifi Inc.’s Repreve polyester fiber made from recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles. Two years ago, Unifi opened a bottle processing facility in Reidsville, N.C., to convert plastic bottles into polyester fiber and yarn, ... Read more

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental im…

SAC’s Higg Materials Tool aids designers in assessing environmental impact

"The Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has announced an update to the Higg Materials Sustainability Index (Higg MSI), a tool that enables the apparel, footwear, and textile industry to assess the environmental impact of materials used in global manufacturing. With the most recent update, businesses around the world c... Read more

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Latest edition of WTMC in China discusses issues facing global textile indu…

World Textile Merchandising Conference (WTMC) was held in China, September 20 to 21. The confer... Read more

Tajikistan expands cotton area

About 60,000 tons of cotton have been harvested in Tajikistan in this cotton harvest season. Si... Read more

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Japan and Vietnam are strengthening ties. Bilateral economic cooperation has developed in recen... Read more

Marchi & Fildi to introduce new collaborations at Filo trade fair

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India’s cotton exports to China may see a fivefold jump after China slapped additional du... Read more

FESPA Africa 2018 attracts higher number of visitors

FESPA Africa 2018, held from September 12-14, 2018 attracted 6,494 visitors, with 5,907 unique ... Read more

Asian giants China, Japan, South Korea work toward FTA

China, Japan and South Korea are working toward a free trade agreement. Speeding up FTA negotia... Read more

Israel to strengthen fashion industry with a 22 million new shekels plan

The Israeli Ministry of Economy, has launched a national plan to strengthen clothing and fashio... Read more

Primark cotton programme to be extended to Pakistan

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TCA meeting in Lubbock discusses issues facing cotton supply chain

About 220 people representing all segments of cotton supply chain such as producers, warehouse ... Read more

India: SIMA CD&RA gets new office bearers

The SIMA Cotton Develoment and Research Association has made several new appointments. R Elango... Read more

Tariffs threaten US-China apparel and textiles sector

The US is hoping to use tariffs to bring about a deal with China that would, among other things... Read more

US cotton demand to move north despite trade disputes

Demand for US cotton in China is expected to increase by one million bales over previous years.... Read more

Shima Seiki to participate in upcoming PH value 2018 AW in Shanghai

Leading computerised knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki, alongwith its Hong Kong subsidi... Read more

US denim imports up eight per cent till July 2018

United States denim imports from January to July 2018 rose 8.22 per cent in terms of value. In ... Read more

India: TSC appoints T Rajkumar as new chairman

T Rajkumar is TSC (Textile Sector Skill Council) chairman. DL Sharma is vice chairman. TSC was ... Read more

Japanese bags brands use Cordura

Cordura has launched a fabric series in collaboration with leading Japanese bag brands. This is... Read more

NCTO approves IPR enforcement efforts to resolve trade inequities with Chin…

The National Council of Textile Organisations (NCTO) has applauded the recent Section 301 tarif... Read more

Denim Days back at New York from September 22

New York Denim Days will be held from September 22 to 23. The second annual show returns with a... Read more

India to impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese flax yarn

India plans to impose anti-dumping duty of up to $4.83 per kg on Chinese flax yarn of below 70 ... Read more

Hong Kong mill Novetex uses innovative ways to separate fabric blends

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Texfusion & The London Print Design Fair to feature 230 exhibitors

Texfusion and The London Print Design Fair, to be held from October 31-November 1, 2018 will fe... Read more

Wrangler to introduce eco-friendly denim using innovative foam-dyeing proce…

American denim brand Wrangler will release a line of denim made using a new eco-friendly foam-d... Read more

From fibers to technology on display at ongoing Hanoi Tex show in Vietnam

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As per the Central Java Indonesian Enterprenuers Association (Apindo), although the export valu... Read more

Synthetic prices to rise in India with increasing crude oil price

Synthetic fabric and textiles in India are likely to become costlier as the raw materials used ... Read more

Pakistan reduces regulatory duty on raw material imports

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Indonesia to focus on increasing textile production

The Indonesian minister of trade Enggartiasto Lukita has urged the Indonesian Textile Associati... Read more

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China plans to levy $60 billion as tariffs on US goods in retaliation to the 10 per cent tariff... Read more

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NCTO lauds tariffs announcements of Chinese textile products

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Sri Lanka cuts VAT on fabric import

Sri Lanka has slashed the value added tax on fabric imports to five per cent from 15 per cent. ... Read more

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