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Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 to offer solutions for all sourcing needs

Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 to offer solutions for all sourcing needs

"To be held from September 25-27, 2019, Yarn Expo Autumn 2019 will offer yarn and fiber solutions for every sourcing need – with eco-friendly, functional and fashionable options and a new display area for fancy yarn. To be held over 26,000 sq m at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, the exh... Read more

Trade war, overproduction to impact cotton prices in 2019-20

Trade war, overproduction to impact cotton prices in 2019-20

"September 2019 report of Cotton Inc states the ongoing trade dispute between the US and China is likely to directly impact cotton prices as the tariffs imposed by China on the US cotton has led to a significant fall in the country’s exports. If China further persists in implementing the latest round of announced... Read more

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

Brands design futuristic apparels with innovative materials

"Old sci-fi fiction which portrayed leading characters in futuristic apparels have widened the imaginative realms of filmmakers by transforming traditional fabrics such as cotton or contemporary synthetic fibers with their "future-y" designs. And recent advances by new designers make the future of this clothing look mu... Read more

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

CITI calls for a uniform GST on all MMF products

"According to Jain, the implementation of GST has led to an increase in import of all MMF products. Particularly, the imports of MMF yarn and apparels have increased by 83 per cent and 84 per cent respectively. The main reason for this increase is the removal of CVD post GST, which made imports cheaper by over 12 per c... Read more

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and acce…

Denim brands adopt sustainability with eco-friendly materials and accessories

"The centerpiece of fast fashion industry ‘denim’ is also one of the most polluting and water intensive fabrics. The fabric requires copious amounts of water across its production three processes that include growing of the cotton, dyeing and finishing the material, and finally texturising the product. This... Read more

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-friendly…

Taiwan’s textile sector evolves with smart manufacturing, eco-friendly materials

"Over the last 60 years, Taiwan has evolved from a mass supplier to an innovator equipped with a comprehensive yet integrated value chain and developer of high value added products and functional textiles. One of the most significant sectors of the manufacturing industry, the textile industry now ranks among the top se... Read more

China dominates world cotton fabric market with production and exports

China dominates world cotton fabric market with production and exports

"A new report ‘Asia – Woven Fabrics Of Cotton – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’, reveals revenues of the cotton fabric market in Asia increased by a meager 2 per cent to reach $43.9 billion in 2018. Though the overall consumption of cotton fabric in China witnessed a steady... Read more

SIMA awards top 10 performing group of mills

SIMA awards top 10 performing group of mills

"At the 13th CEO Conference held on September 09, 2019 at The Residency Towers, Coimbatore, top 10 performing group of mills were awarded with the SIMA Technofacts Award for the year 2018-19. The awards were given away by the Chief Guest, CK Ranganathan, Founder Chairman, Cavinkare"   At the 13th CEO Conference ... Read more

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

Brands adopt ‘no-waste’ policy as recycling gains ground

"From top fashion brands like H&M and Gucci to small fabric companies, all fashion lovers are making conscious efforts to reduce the colossal amount of waste filling our landfills every year. Luxury brand LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton recently signed a five-year biodiversity partnership with UNESCO, committ... Read more

US consumers prefer the ‘Made in USA’ label in clothes to boost domest…

US consumers prefer the ‘Made in USA’ label in clothes to boost domestic sector

"Gone are the days when around 95 per cent of the clothes sold in the US were also manufactured in the country. Now, finding apparels made in the US is almost like finding a needle in a haystack as around 97 per cent of all clothing and 98 per cent of all footwear is imported."   Gone are the days when around 95... Read more

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

The circular fashion movement to shape core value system in future

"Around 60 per cent of Indian textile industry, projected to grow $223 billion by next few years, is cotton-based. Cotton cultivation consumes around 25 per cent of the world’s pesticides which is fast becoming a major cause of concern for the industry. Textile is the one of the biggest contributors of both dry a... Read more

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: …

US-China trade war an opportunity for India to increase global trade: Study

"A new research report by DBS Bank’s economist Radhika Rao, says the US-China trade conflict is a golden opportunity for India to increase its trade footprint particularly in categories on which Washington has imposed tariffs on Beijing. The report lists various ways the trade war can benefit India." A new res... Read more

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand ret…

Global apparel brands welcome new Indian FDI rules on single brand retail

"The government has relaxed FDI rules for foreign single brand retailers. It has also permitted 100 per cent FDI under the automatic route in contract manufacturing and coal mining and a 26 per cent FDI in digital media. Also, the government has expanded the definition of mandatory 30 per cent domestic sourcing norm fo... Read more

India’s T&C exports grow 2.4 per cent, US continues to be largest …

India’s T&C exports grow 2.4 per cent, US continues to be largest market

"Though India’s textile and clothing (T&C) exports grew 2.04 per cent to reach $37,497.18 million in FY 2018-19, apparel exports declined 3.38 per cent in the last (FY 18-19) to $16156.27 million. Of this, woven apparels ruled the segment with exports of $ 8,335.91 and accounting for 22 per cent in the total ... Read more

Unlocking India’s cotton potential needs more focus on seeds, producti…

Unlocking India’s cotton potential needs more focus on seeds, production

"In stark contrast to being crowned as the largest cotton producer in the world in the crop year (CY) 2015-16, India’s cotton production fared poorly in CY 2018-19 due to a 20 per cent rainfall deficit. The country’s production declined last year too by around 11 per cent over decadal average cotton product... Read more

India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile indu…

India: Boost synthetics, low duties, compliance to revive textile industry

"With low growth in synthetics, Indian apparel industry stands to be less competitive. The synthetic segment in India failed to make a mark in the global market because of low exports, low wages in factories producing synthetics and low investments in the sector. Indian textile units run for only six months in a year t... Read more

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

Political insensitivity forces fashion brands to apologise to China

"In a classic case of political insensitivity backfiring, many reputed brands such as Versace, Coach and Givenchy had to apologise to China for disrespecting the country’s sovereignty recently. These brands had launched a range of T-shirts with designs that suggested that Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan are independe... Read more

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

US-China trade war to reduce ‘Made-in-China’ labels

"It all began a year ago with the US administration, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, imposing a 25 per cent tariff on 818 categories of goods imported from China. This move further escalated into a major bilateral trade war between these two economic superpowers. Since then, US-based brands relying on C... Read more

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

AEPC, ILO team up to launch compendium of good management practices

"Not immune to the challenges of recession, unemployment and sustainability in consumption and production, India’s RMG exports has been hovering around $17 billion for the last few years. Increasing competition is making buyers more stringent about brand’s compliance to environment standards. They are also ... Read more

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

CHPFW focuses on carbon neutrality by 2025

"Aiming to be a carbon neutral city by 2025, Copenhagen recently announced one of its most ambitious climate policies in the world that includes reducing the greenhouse gas emissions by 70 per cent by 2030. The city will use its role and voice to make sustainability more attractive and speed up the transition of the in... Read more

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

A pheonmenonal response to Gartex Texprocess India on the first day

"Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions jointly launched Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expects an even higher footfall over the com... Read more

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment glo…

Trade war could boost India’s position in apparel, fashion segment globally

"A recent survey by Weave Services, a supply chain consulting firm that specialises in demand and production planning shows, leading apparel brands and sourcing offices are moving their bases out of China over concerns of access to raw materials and lead times. This surely offers a golden opportunity to India to establ... Read more

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly m…

A green revolution in sports industry as brands opt for eco-friendly materials

"Green materials are penetrating all fractions of the fashion industry. Recently, many sports giants have introduced recyclable materials into their products. A case in point is Adidas, whose recently launched reusable running shoes are made of 100 per cent reusable thermoplastic polyutherane. Known as the Futurecraft ... Read more

 
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Cotton agency avoids middlemen

Cotton Corp of India (CCI) purchases only good quality cotton directly from farmers and avoids ... Read more

Market for flame retardant apparel to grow by 6.2 per cent

As per Fact.MR’s latest analysis, global flame retardant market is likely to grow by 6.2 ... Read more

Huntsman develops performance program

Huntsman Textile Effects’ High IQ performance assurance program helps mills, brands and r... Read more

India hopes US reinstates GSP

India wants the US to resume trade concessions under GSP.The US terminated India's designation ... Read more

Taiwan’s Eclat Textile to invest $170 million in Indonesia

Eclat Textile, one of the leading garment and fabric suppliers in Taiwan, is planning to invest... Read more

India drags her feet on RCEP

India has reservations about the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and is adam... Read more

India’s textile industry suggests GST revision

The textile industry in India wants a cut in GST.It is felt a GST cut across the value chain fr... Read more

Indian cotton prices under pressure

Cotton prices are declining in India.The main reason is pressure from international cotton pric... Read more

Woolmark partners Tmall for quality wool fibers

Woolmark has partnered Tmall to provide quality wool fibers and outstanding brands to the young... Read more

Portugal company TexteisPenedo makes fabric from cork

TexteisPenedo has developed a method of turning cork into fabric.The new collection launches wi... Read more

SRF winds up Thai technical textile plant

SRF is shutting its technical textile plant in Thailand. Some of the assets, if found suitable,... Read more

Indonesian textile industry grows 20 per cent

The textile and apparel industry in Indonesia grew 20.71 per cent in the second quarter of 2019... Read more

Indonesia turns to rayon for growth

Indonesia will use locally sourced textiles, such as rayon and polyester fibers, to lessen its ... Read more

Indian woven fabric exports up 27per cent

Indian woven fabric exports were up 27 per cent in terms of shipment and 15 per cent in terms o... Read more

IIT generates power from clothes

IIT Kharagpur has developed a method of generating electricity from clothes.Using clothes being... Read more

Flat knitting machine manufacturers aim at competitive edge

Flat knitting machine manufacturers are spending on R&D in order to incorporate new technol... Read more

Egypt aims to be aglobal textile hub

Egypt plans to develop its textile industry with the objective of becoming the next textile fac... Read more

Crop damage leads to price rise

Cotton prices are rising in India. Among the reasons are crop damage following erratic rainfa... Read more

Russia offers ample scope for Indian leather exporters: CLE

According to the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), Russia offers ample export opportunities to... Read more

Aurora develops new coating capabilities

Aurora Specialty Textiles has developed next-generation, custom-coating capabilities and produc... Read more

Vietnam August cotton imports down 25 per cent

Vietnam’s cotton imports in August 2019 were down 25.6 per cent year on year and 22.8 per... Read more

Women’s wear is profitable but tricky

Global women’s wear market has shown good growth rate. The market is bifurcated into five... Read more

Super changes schedule

Super will be held in Italy from September 19 to 22, 2019 during Milan Fashion Week and will op... Read more

Southeast Asia offers tax breaks

With the ongoing tariff war between the US and China, Southeast Asian countries are intensifyin... Read more

Shima Seiki offers fully integrated cutting system

Shima Seiki’s Cutting Solutions is a fully integrated cutting system that offers smooth w... Read more

Upcoming Performance Days to highlight new concepts

Performance Days will be held in Germany, November 13 to 14, 2019. The trade fair for functiona... Read more

Strike on Saudi Arabia’s oil facility rattles fashion sector

The attack on a major hub of Saudi Arabia’s oil production has shaken up the fashion indu... Read more

Markische Faser partners Kelheim Fibers for innovative fibers

Two German manufacturers Märkische Faser and Kelheim Fibers are offering spun dyed fibers ... Read more

Lycra gives jeans shape and fit

Jeans with Lycra dualFX technology deliver a comfortable, lasting fit for all body types regard... Read more

Finland’s LSJH develops infrared textile recycling

LSJH has developed technology for sorting textile waste. This is an infrared-based technology t... Read more

China’s share in Indian yarn exports plummets

China was a major buyer of Indian cotton yarn. But of late, its share has dwindled to less than... Read more

China can misuse RCEP clause

The rules of origin clause will determine the fate of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partn... Read more

Bluesign to update system criteria

For the first time, Bluesign is holding consultations with both external and internal stakehold... Read more

India: CITI elects new office bearers

T. Rajkumar is the new chairman of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry. He heads Sri M... Read more

Vietnam export value of textiles, fiber and cloth up eight per cent

In the first eight months of the year, Vietnam’s export value of textiles, fiber, and clo... Read more

Re.VerSo embodies the spirit of Italy

Re.VerSo is a new textile platform that works with textile partners to produce a fully integrat... Read more

Orders pour in for Surat’s manmade fabric

The textile processing sector in Surat has ramped up production following a rise in the demand ... Read more