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Fashion firms need to be accountable about environmental, human rights…

Fashion firms need to be accountable about environmental, human rights claims

  Over the past decade, regulators and customers across the globe have been scrutinizing the textile industry for its impact on the environment. The Biden government recently announced plans to amend reporting requirements for US Securities and Exchange Commission, making climate disclosures compulsory for comp... Read more

Innovations, cost-management will boost Bangladesh denim sector

Innovations, cost-management will boost Bangladesh denim sector

  Although the Bangladesh denim industry has all backward linkage industries such as weaving, dyeing, finishing and washing, nearly 50 per cent of its denim fabrics are imported. As per ‘Denim in Focus,’ report Bangladesh is the top importer of denim fabrics. However, it is also the top exporter of ... Read more

Mutually-beneficial partnerships can help the US overcome supply chain…

Mutually-beneficial partnerships can help the US overcome supply chain inadequacies

  Hit hard by the pandemic, America’s apparel manufacturers are moving away from the Trump administration’s ‘America First’ Biden’s ‘Buy American’ policy. As per a McKinsey report, 71 per cent of America’s small businesses were negatively impacted by the pandemic ... Read more

Bangladesh: Rising global cotton prices, lockdown in EU, US push up ya…

Bangladesh: Rising global cotton prices, lockdown in EU, US push up yarn costs

  The yet to recover apparel business and fresh lockdowns in EU and US has led to a 40 per cent increase in Bangladesh’ yarn prices, says Md Fazlul Hoque, Managing Director, Plummy Fashions. As per Textile Today, prices are expected to stabilize in coming months with an increase in production. Demand is l... Read more

India needs to build on momentum to strengthen global position in PPE …

India needs to build on momentum to strengthen global position in PPE market

  The pandemic saw India emerge as the world’s second largest manufacturer of PPE kits, after China. The textile ministry encouraged many manufacturers to venture into PPE production essential for the fight against COVID-19, says a India Today report. Initially, manufacturers were apprehensive about enter... Read more

China’s Challenge Fashion’s new SEZ will modernize Pakistan’s textile …

China’s Challenge Fashion’s new SEZ will modernize Pakistan’s textile sector

  Already an exporter of $45 million textile products to Pakistan annually, Chinese private undertaking Challenge Fashion now aims to set up a Special Economic Zone in Pakistan. As per a Pakistan Today Profit report, Challenge has many global clothing and accessories brands like adidas, Icebreaker, Polartec, Th... Read more

New recycling technologies, zero fossil fuels to help fashion curtail …

New recycling technologies, zero fossil fuels to help fashion curtail polyester use

  Global fashion industry’s addiction to synthetic fibers has doubled the use of polyester in the last 20 years. As per a Changing Markets Foundation report, polyester will account for 85 per cent of global use of synthetic fibers by 2030. Titled ‘Fossil Fashion: The Hidden Reliance of Fashion on Fo... Read more

New textile parks, duty reductions, Budget 2021-22 will boost T&A …

New textile parks, duty reductions, Budget 2021-22 will boost T&A exports

  From being called one of the most pragmatic Budgets of modern India to being hailed for its positive and growth-oriented initiatives, the Union Budget 2021-22 has been appreciated by all sections of the Indian textile and apparel industry. Textile parks, custom duty reduction to make SMEs more competitive A... Read more

Freedom from synthetics can help fashion industry become more sustaina…

Freedom from synthetics can help fashion industry become more sustainable

  Found in more than half of all textiles, polyester production is likely to account for 85 per cent of total global fiber production by 2030, says a report titled ‘Fossil Fashion: The Hidden Reliance of Fashion on Fossil Fuels’, published by the Changing Markets Foundation, the report charts out gr... Read more

India: SIMA appeals for withdrawal of 10% import duty on cotton

India: SIMA appeals for withdrawal of 10% import duty on cotton

     Ashwin Chandran, Chairman, The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) appealed for the withdrawal of the 10 per cent import duty on cotton and cotton waste in order to sustain the global competitiveness of Indian textiles and apparel industry and prevent job losses, fall in the exports, ... Read more

India Budget 2021-22: Focus on MSME with seven mega textile parks acro…

India Budget 2021-22: Focus on MSME with seven mega textile parks across India

  Focusing on health and well-being of citizens, physical and financial capital and infrastructure, inclusive development for aspirational India, innovation and R&D, minimum government, maximum governance are some of the highlights of the Union Budget for the financial year 2021-22. Finance Minister, Nir... Read more

Pandemic slows down global T-shirt market, will touch 29 bn units by 2…

Pandemic slows down global T-shirt market, will touch 29 bn units by 2030: Study

   The global T-shirt market which had maintained positive growth trajectory for two years since 2016 fell for the first time in 2019 by -3.5 per cent and reached $88.5 billion, reveals a IndeBox study ‘World - T-Shirts - Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. The study indicate... Read more

US move to join back Paris Agreement augurs well for global apparel in…

US move to join back Paris Agreement augurs well for global apparel industry

  One of the most important announcements made by President Biden on his first day in office was that the US will rejoin Paris Agreement. This indeed is a positive step for global environment and US is taking the lead. For the fashion industry, this is a clear message to focus more on their sustainability goals... Read more

As near shoring gains ground, stringent rules will guide ‘Made in USA’…

As near shoring gains ground, stringent rules will guide ‘Made in USA’ label

   The pandemic and lockdowns disrupted both sales and supply chains across the world. Besides store closures, the Western world also faced problems with supplies especially during the early phase of COVID-19. For example, over 40 per cent apparels sold in the US are sourced from China and 90 per cent are ... Read more

Global demand, rising prices augur well for Indian cotton this year

Global demand, rising prices augur well for Indian cotton this year

  With US Department of Agriculture (USDA) projecting lower opening stocks, production and ending stocks this cotton season from October 2020 to September 2021, global cotton prices shot up from the beginning of this year. This surely is good news for Indian cotton exports. As a Rajkot-based raw cotton, yarn an... Read more

Digital transformation must to improve apparel sector’s supply chain e…

Digital transformation must to improve apparel sector’s supply chain efficiency

A new collaborated study by YCP Solidiance and Brother Machinery Asia highlights the importance of digital transformation in the global apparel manufacturing sector. It states, the transformation must start from the beginning in some cases with the setting up of factory machinery. The study charts the course towards an... Read more

Knitwear exports becomes a crucial peg for Pakistan’s apparel industry…

Knitwear exports becomes a crucial peg for Pakistan’s apparel industry growth

Pakistan’s textile exports increased by 7.7 per cent with knitted garments and hosiery taking the lead in first half of current fiscal 2021 compared to the same period last year. As per Faisal Mehboob Sheikh, Zonal Chairman Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturers Association (PHMA) and chief coordinator Adil Butt the coun... Read more

Pandemic Effect: Fast-fashion, lifestyle brands face the heat from spo…

Pandemic Effect: Fast-fashion, lifestyle brands face the heat from sportswear, footwear

  Work from home, depleted social events, adoption of a fitter lifestyle has given a shot in the arm to sportswear and footwear brands as they have seen both demand and sales grow. In fact, fast-fashion and lifestyle brands have felt the heat with increased sales of sportswear brands. As per industry estimates,... Read more

Bangladesh RMG sector look hope for business stability 2021

Bangladesh RMG sector look hope for business stability 2021

  The pandemic has adversely affected global apparel supply chains with countries like Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, and others facing the brunt. Their exports have tumbled, factories have closed down, workers have lost jobs and revenues pushed down. Tough time for RMG sector across value chain In fact, Banglad... Read more

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Pakistan textile profitability increases by 32%

   Pakistan’s textile sector’s profitability increased significantly b... Read more

Gujarat government to set up two mega textile parks in state

   To make the industry more competitive on a global level, the Gujarat government... Read more

€3 billion required to support Italian enterprises: Camera della Moda

   At a talk organized by the lower Chamber’s industry Commission and the Se... Read more

Vietnam to export textiles and apparels worth $39 billion this year

   As per recent Vietnam General Department of Customs stats, the country’s ... Read more

Skills gap in the industry at a crisis point: SDC survey

   Global skills gap in the textile dyeing industry is now reaching a crisis point... Read more

Surge in cotton prices, growing demand boost yarn prices in India

   A surge in cotton prices along with growing demand from domestic and internatio... Read more

Worldwide cotton market to reach $46.56 billion by 2021

   As per a report ‘Global Cotton Market and Volume by Consumption, Producti... Read more

Coats teams up with Spanish design university ESNE

   World’s leading industrial thread company Coats has teamed up with ESNE, ... Read more

Shima Seiki launches first remote system for shifting work patterns

   Shima Seiki has launched its first remote system, Apex Fiz- a platform created ... Read more

Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas to return in May

   After a 2020 postponement, co-located trade shows Techtextil North America and ... Read more

ICAC revises cotton consumption forecast to 249.5 million tonne

   International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) has revised the 2020/21 cotton c... Read more

36th Spinexpo postponed to April 2021

   The 36th edition of Spinexpo has been postponed to April 27-29, 2021 in Shangha... Read more

Soorty achieves one gold certification from AWS

   The Pakistan-based textile mill Soorty recently achieved one gold certification... Read more

Over 500 brands commit to using latest BRM tool

   More than 500 global brands have committed to using the latest version of the H... Read more

Stoll to organize webinar on digitalization and sustainability in STOLL Fla…

   Stoll plans to organize a webinar on March 22, 2021 through the online platform... Read more

UP invites Vietnamese participation in textile sector

   The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has invited Vietnamese players to invest in t... Read more

Redress Design Award partners with VF Corp for 11th edition

   Organised by environmental NGO Redress with Create Hong Kong of the Government ... Read more

Commonwealth Business Forum to be held in Rwanda in June 2021

   Associated with Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), this year&rsq... Read more

Pakistan to allow cotton imports from India

   Pakistan may allow cotton imports from India through land route as prospects of... Read more

PMI declines by 1.8 per cent in January

   As per the Manufacturing Institute for Supply Management’s (ISM) ‘R... Read more

China’s textile industry grows despite pandemic

   At the 15th Annual Conference of the China Textile Roundtable Forum hosted by t... Read more

7th ITMA Asia+CITME to begin from June 12

   The seventh edition of ITMA Asia + CITME will be held from June 12-16, 2021, in... Read more

BTPL expands Tarapur plant production

   India's largest single-roof state-of-the-art fabric processing facility, BRFL T... Read more

AP Chambers requests for Integrated Mega Textile Park in Andhra Pradesh

   In a letter to Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, Andhra Pradesh Chamb... Read more

GOTS certified facilities increase by 34 per cent in 2020

   GOTS certified facilities increased by 34 per cent in 2020 to 10,388. 16 GOTS A... Read more

SACTWU welcomes textile rebates

   IndustriALL Global Union affiliate the Southern African Clothing and Textile Wo... Read more

John Lewis to support expansion of SFA’s new Cashmere Standard

   John Lewis & Partners plans to fund a three-year program run by the Sustain... Read more

GOTS certified facilities grow by 34% in 2020

   The number of GOTS certified facilities have grown by 34 per cent to 10,388 glo... Read more

Gujarat government five investment proposals for state

   The Gujarat government has approved five big investment proposals worth Rs 6,00... Read more