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Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

Made in US gaining strength in domestic start-up sector

"A recent report suggests ‘Made in US’ clothing is gaining ground with the government’s thrust and companies’ near-shoring strategies. The focus is on high-quality US craftsmanship priced competitively with imports. This proposition makes perfect sense for manufacturers and sellers as the entire... Read more

APTMA proposes a much needed boost for Pakistani textile sector

APTMA proposes a much needed boost for Pakistani textile sector

"The Pakistan textile industry is facing tough times. Textile funds over Rs 200 billion ($US 1.56 billion), in the form of export rebate, sales tax refunds, etc, are stuck with the government. This is compelling industry to buy electricity and gas at an expensive rate compared to other countries in the region. Even wat... Read more

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

Cotton import export to see a sudden shift amid US-China trade war

"Amid retaliatory tariff measures, tension between the US and China seem to be increasing and the substantial impact would be on cotton imports and exports. As highlighted by Jon Devine, Senior Economist, Cotton Incorporated, China’s cotton imports have been on the rise and are expected to continue climbing over ... Read more

Gauging India-China’s trade relationships amid US-China trade war

Gauging India-China’s trade relationships amid US-China trade war

"On positive fallout of the ongoing turmoil between China and the US, is that Beijing has lowered duties on many Indian imports and removed them for 28 drugs, including anti-cancer drugs. As a favour, India has removed tariffs on over 3,000 goods from China and other Asian countries. Trade experts and Chinese officials... Read more

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in…

US to impose second set of tariffs on China, cotton and ancillaries in the list

"The US is looking to impose a new set of $200 billion tariffs on China. The move comes after the US implemented $34 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese imports recently, which was the first portion of the promised $50 billion Trump promised to levy against China over intellectual property concerns. Robert Lighthizer, ... Read more

Hong Kong Fashion Week presents an amalgamation of fashion and tech

Hong Kong Fashion Week presents an amalgamation of fashion and tech

"Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 25th Hong Kong Fashion Week Spring/Summer ended recently. The four-day fair held from July 9-12, 2018 attracted around 11,000 buyers from 65 countries and regions. The participating countries included: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Tha... Read more

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Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen sees record number of exhibitors, visit…

Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen sees record number of exhibitors, visitors

"Shenzhen is fast establishing itself as China’s fashion capital with some 1,000 fashion brands, 2,000 garment companies and 30,000 fashion designers based in the city and this year’s strong growth confirms Intertextile Pavilion Shenzhen as the industry’s platform of choice for suppliers to connect wi... Read more

Technology and its slated expanse for apparel value chain

Technology and its slated expanse for apparel value chain

"Apparel value chain comprises of downstream functions (retailing) managed in advanced economies and upstream functions (manufacturing) managed by least developed economies. Given the small and medium enterprise status of apparel manufacturing and mostly entrepreneurial ventures, cheaper access to technology will be an... Read more

Stretch properties the mainstay in jeans today

Stretch properties the mainstay in jeans today

"Growing craze for athleisure among millennials is giving tough fight to traditional jeans manufacturers. As Jane Singer, Director and Head of Market Intelligence, Inside Fashion points out the two biggest challenges faced by the denim segment are convincing consumer, who already owns several pairs of jeans, to buy one... Read more

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

Raw material price hike a cause of worry for apparel industry

"Besides other prevailing challenges, apparel companies need to now tackle steep increase in prices of raw materials as well. As per recent stats, wool prices have soared to record highs this year on booming demand, while a drought in Texas and rising Chinese imports have sent cotton futures to a nearly six-year peak i... Read more

Gauging blockchain’s impact on global textile industry

Gauging blockchain’s impact on global textile industry

"Blockchain was originally created as a public ledger for bitcoin, the crypto-currency. In the apparel industry, blockchain means more transparency when it comes to what apparel is made of, and where and how it is made. Daniel Newman, Principal Analyst and founding partner, Futurum Research explains blockchain can help... Read more

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

Lenzing carves a new sustainability chapter with Veocel in nonwovens

"The Lenzing Group introduces Veocel, the company’s new nonwoven specialty brand. Positioned as a premium brand of nonwoven fibres for daily care rituals, Veocel provides the nonwoven industry with fibers that are certified clean and safe, biodegradable, from botanic origin and produced in an environmentally resp... Read more

ITC’s conference explores integration of fashion and AI

ITC’s conference explores integration of fashion and AI

"The Institute of Textiles and Clothing (ITC) of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) in partnership with the Vision and Beauty Team at Alibaba and The Textile Institute, UK is organising the first-of-its-kind academic conference titled ‘Artificial Intelligence on Fashion and Textile Conference 2018&rsquo... Read more

REI comes up with stringent sustainability norms for suppliers

REI comes up with stringent sustainability norms for suppliers

"With growing eco-landscape, retail giant REI has come up with a new set of sustainability standards, which will apply to 1,000-plus outdoor brands it sells currently, and the ones it will sell in the future. With immediate effect, companies will need to abide by the code of conduct, pledging to uphold environmental an... Read more

CHIC’s theme 'New Makers' to bring progressive changes in Chinese fash…

CHIC’s theme 'New Makers' to bring progressive changes in Chinese fashion

"CHIC, China International Fashion Fair would present around 800 exhibitors in an exhibition space of approx 50,000 sq. mt. in two halls from September 27 to 29, 2018 at the National Exhibition & Convention Center, Shanghai. The current conditions for international fashion companies in the Chinese market offer sign... Read more

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay for …

Style at a Cost: Deforestation, environment damage a price we pay for fashion

"Garments, traditionally made from animal furs, are increasingly being replaced by synthetic materials, causing large scale deforestation. For instance, a wool sweater, earlier made from animal hair, is now being made from cotton or nylon yarn. Coats are being stuffed with goose down or synthetic insulation depending o... Read more

India, a potent market for technical textiles

India, a potent market for technical textiles

"Global technical textile imports are dominated by the US with 17 per cent share; followed by China, Germany and UK with 10 per cent, 8 per cent and 4 per cent, share respectively. The rest of the world accounts for 40 per cent in technical textiles imports. Emerging regions such as the Asia-Pacific and Latin America a... Read more

Yarn Expo-Autumn, ITMA Asia + CITME to happen concurrently in mid-Octo…

Yarn Expo-Autumn, ITMA Asia + CITME to happen concurrently in mid-October

"The scale and importance of China International Import Expo (CIIE) – an initiative launched personally by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a Belt & Road Forum in 2017 and hosted by the country’s Ministry of Commerce – has necessitated the renovation of three halls at the National Exhibition and Co... Read more

Fighting against forced labour in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan for cotton …

Fighting against forced labour in Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan for cotton production

"While there’s a growing risk that supply chain and CSR managers are faced with, they also need to address other aspects of their businesses that are adversely impacted by loss of control of the supply chain. These include potential loss in market share, brand reputation, stolen IP, liability to recall, potential... Read more

Ethiopia ranks up in textile manufacturing index

Ethiopia ranks up in textile manufacturing index

"In order to boost its economy by 2025, Ethiopia has devised a well-crafted strategy where textile forms one of the crucial components of the economy. These efforts seemed to have paid off well with Ethiopia ranking seventh most attractive African country for investors as per Africa Investment Index (AII) 2018. Backed ... Read more

Growing demand sees new innovations in black denim

Growing demand sees new innovations in black denim

"Over the past few seasons, there has been growing interest in black denim, from the trucker jackets to dresses and regular five-pocket jeans. The consumer today desires a garment that stays black even after multiple washes, providing that benefit of a lasting product. SuperCharged Noir collection strives to provide ex... Read more

Global T&A industry needs to up its sustainability performance

Global T&A industry needs to up its sustainability performance

"The ‘Pulse of the Fashion Industry’ report by Copenhagen-based Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) in partnership with Boston Consulting Group (BCG), reveals that textile/apparel is the world’s second most polluting industry after oil, and has ample room for improving its sustainability performance. The text... Read more

Tariff Wars: EU imposes retaliatory measures on US products

Tariff Wars: EU imposes retaliatory measures on US products

"After China, European Commission is also prepping for retaliatory tariff on US products. The EU placed additional duties on €2.8 billion ($3.2 billion) worth of US goods, adding that it will subject €3.6 billion ($4.2 billion) of American products to high tariffs ‘at a later stage’ — either... Read more

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US cotton exports to Bangladesh plagued by difficulties

The American cotton industry seems to be plagued with many difficulties such as the age-old fum... Read more

Premiere Vision New York reflects churn in industry

Premiere Vision New York was held from July 17 to 18. The trade show presented a comprehensive ... Read more

TPP adds more members, Thailand and Colombia to join in

Thailand and Colombia may join the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The UK is seeking public feedback... Read more

Tamil Nadu to improve cotton production

The Tamil Nadu government has made elaborate plans to improve cotton production. These include ... Read more

India doubles import duty on textile products

India has doubled the import duty on textile products including carpets, woven fabric, jackets ... Read more

Trade war to hurt Vietnam’s garment, leather, footwear industries

Key commodities in Vietnam including apparel, leather, and footwear are likely to be hurt by th... Read more

Eurojerse extends WWF partnership, launches microfibre project

Eurojersey has signed a new three-year extension of its existing partnership with WWF Italia ai... Read more

India opt for Brexit post FTA failure

The India-EU free trade agreement (FTA) will soon be discarded. Although the EU has asked for t... Read more

Cordura, Carhatt team up to offer sturdy work wear line

Cordura in partnership with Carhartt has launched a line called Full Swing Steel. This has a co... Read more

Cinte Techtextil will open on September 4

Cinte Techtextil will be held in China from September 4 to 6. A number of leading international... Read more

Flat knit machine maker Stoll makes inroads in Africa

Stoll has built a strong business across Africa. Its business activities across the vast Africa... Read more

Colombo to host 11th CIFS from September 27

The 11th Colombo International Yarn & Fabric Show 2018 (CIFS 2018), Sri Lanka’s premi... Read more

Gujarat garment manufacturers predicts 10 per cent rise in prices

Garment manufacturers in Gujarat have predicted a rise of 10 per cent in price of garments afte... Read more

Vietnam’s exports to CPTPP countries up 16 per cent

Vietnam’s apparel exports to member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreem... Read more

Venture offers cotton DNA testing

Impetus Bioscience has partnered ICA Bremen for cotton DNA testing services. The developments w... Read more

Uzbekistan and Afghanistan to jointly reconstruct Afghan textile industry

The Ministry of Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan held a meeting with the Islamic Republic of Afghani... Read more

TEA proposes 10 per cent increase in garment prices

As knitwear garment exporters in Tirupur operate on wafer-thin margins, under-cutting of rates ... Read more

Rieter sales up 24 per cent in first half of 2018

Rieter’s sales increased 24 per cent in the first half of 2018 compared to the previous y... Read more

Isko organises fifth edition of educational project

Isko held the fifth edition of its educational project, Isko Iskool Denim Award, in Milan&rsquo... Read more

Africa’s apparel exports to the US on the rise

African countries posted solid growth in apparel exports to the US during the first five months... Read more

India raises import duties to check imports

India has increased import duties on textile and apparel items. The aim is to protect domestic ... Read more

Vietnam, India to jointly develop textile industry

The governments of Vietnam and India have prioritised development in garment-textiles industry ... Read more

UN proposes to shift textile production to biogradable textiles

A new United Nations initiative that aims to make forests more fashionable has proposed that te... Read more

Tawian leading the way in sustainable textile and performance fabrics

Taiwan's leading textile brands are offering the latest trends in sustainable textile and perfo... Read more

Pakistan to penetrate global synthetics product market

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has directed the Pakistani manufacturers to penetrate aggressi... Read more

North Carolina’s textile sector recovers

The North Carolina textile sector has made a slow climb back from near extinction to a growing,... Read more

Nepal seeks yarn exports to Bangladesh through land port

Nepal has sought withdrawal of Bangladesh’s restriction on yarn imports through the Bangl... Read more

Japan, EU FTA creates the world’s largest free trade area

Japan and the European Union have signed a free trade agreement. This will create the world&rsq... Read more

China and EU move toward circular economy

China and the European Union (EU) have signed a MoU on circular economy. This implies reducing ... Read more

Beijing lodges complaint with WTO over Trump tariffs

China has lodged an additional complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) regarding the Un... Read more

Japan completes domestic procedures for TPP-11 agreement

Japan has become the second country to complete domestic procedures for the Trans-Pacific Partn... Read more

Worn Again comes up with breakthrough polymer recycling technology

Research institute Worn Again Technologies has successfully reached its investment target of &p... Read more

Uzbekistan and Germany forge stronger bilateral trade ties

Uzbekistan and Germany will expand bilateral cooperation. Both countries came to an agreement o... Read more

US cotton exports to Vietnam up

Vietnam’s cotton yarn exports are the fastest growing in the world, thanks to orders from... Read more

Ternua, Archroma team up to create capsule collection of recycled tees

Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals towards sustainable solutions has co... Read more

Human Rights Outlook 2018 warns of drastic job losses

Verisk Maplecroft’s Human Rights Outlook 2018 warns of drastic job losses in South East A... Read more

Govt raises import duties on textile apparel, fibres

India has raised import duties on a large number of textile apparels, fibres and related produc... Read more