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Exploring China+ one strategy can help India emerge a reliable global MMF s…

Exploring China+ one strategy can help India emerge a reliable global MMF supplier

   Currently, the third largest producer of synthetic and MMF fibres and polymers like polyester, PP, nylons and viscose etc, India aims to enhance its production capacity for technical textiles to $27 billion by 2026. As per a Textile Value Chain report, increased availability of MMF and synthetic fib... Read more

Bangladesh needs new initiatives to reduce RMG’s impact on environment

Bangladesh needs new initiatives to reduce RMG’s impact on environment

  Improving production facilities and compliance standards will boost Bangladesh’s apparel exports to $100 billion in the next 10 years, observed international clothing retailers and brands at the recent Sustainable Apparel Forum 2022 in Dhaka. Bangladesh will continue to remain the most preferred app... Read more

British Wool confident of continued recovery in wool market through 2022

British Wool confident of continued recovery in wool market through 2022

    With a 36.4 per cent/kg increase in payment to members this year, British Wool British Wool is paying almost £8.4 million to members. “This represents a huge recovery from the challenges of 2020,” explains Andrew Hogley, CEO. Improved auction prices for wool over the last 12 months... Read more

Luxury re-commerce opens up new opportunities for brands

Luxury re-commerce opens up new opportunities for brands

  As demand for sustainable products rise, luxury re-commerce is emerging as a big opportunity for brands to capture the millennial audience. However, with brands being slow in catching up with this trend, third party platforms such as The RealReal, Vestiaire Collective, and ThredUp are fast emerging. Howe... Read more

Bangladesh RMG sector on a roll with new projects and factories lined up

Bangladesh RMG sector on a roll with new projects and factories lined up

  Insufficient power and energy supplies have failed to discourage Bangladesh entrepreneurs from investing in the country’s RMG sector, witnessing excellent flow of work orders. Big domestic entrepreneurs like the Team Group, Urmi Group, RDM and Sheltech are expanding their garment manufacturing capac... Read more

High inputs costs, weak demand may slacken future textile growth: ITMF surv…

High inputs costs, weak demand may slacken future textile growth: ITMF survey

  In March 2022, the situation of textile business across all regions and segments remained positive with +14 percentage points reveals the 13th ITMF Corona Survey conducted amongst over 220 companies across the world. As per the survey of all segments in the textile value chain, around 43 per cent companie... Read more

India: Government to address rising cotton price issues

India: Government to address rising cotton price issues

  Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles has called a meeting of all stakeholders to look into possible solutions for rising cotton prices. Upendra Prasad Singh, Textile Secretary believes government intervention is necessary to curb rising cotton prices. However, the intervent... Read more

India: SIMA urges stakeholders to resolve cotton crisis collectively

India: SIMA urges stakeholders to resolve cotton crisis collectively

    Cotton demand that remained dormant during the second pandemic wave is now being released with consumption rising to 360 lakh against normal levels of 290 to 320 lakh bales. The US sanction on cotton imports from Xinjiang province and attractive cotton futures trading are also fuelling cotton prices... Read more

Bangladesh leads US’ apparel imports in Q1FY’22: OTEXA

Bangladesh leads US’ apparel imports in Q1FY’22: OTEXA

  In the first quarter of 2022, the US’ imported 24.72 per cent more apparels from Bangladesh and Indonesia, as against the same period last year, says latest Commerce Department’s Office of Textiles and Apparels (OTEXA) figures. As per a Sourcing Journal report, the country imported 50.12 per c... Read more

Workers’ agitation in garment factories compels buyers to pull out of Sri L…

Workers’ agitation in garment factories compels buyers to pull out of Sri Lanka

  On April 28, this year, parties-led trade union instigated workers at the main Katunayaka Free Trade Zone to stop work in protest against the inhuman treatment being meted out to them. Free trade zones in Sri Lanka have been facing numerous faces including frequent power cuts due to lack of fuel to power ... Read more

EU-27 continues to suffer despite surge in textile and apparel consumption

EU-27 continues to suffer despite surge in textile and apparel consumption

  Just as the European textile and apparel market had recovered from the pandemic it was once again hit by the Russia-Ukraine war. However, the market showed great resilience with the volume of apparel imports by the EU-27 countries growing 13 per cent to 1,057 million tons in January 2022. February sees a... Read more

Diversification to MMF a must for Bangladesh for future growth in RMG expor…

Diversification to MMF a must for Bangladesh for future growth in RMG exports

  An important growth driver of its economy, Bangladesh readymade garments (RMG) industry mainly depends on import of raw materials like cotton. As per a Textile Focus report, Bangladesh imported around 8.5 million bales of cotton, worth over $3 billion in 2021. The pandemic caused several disruptions in B... Read more

Mumbai to host Gartex Texprocess 2022 from May 12 showcasing latest technol…

Mumbai to host Gartex Texprocess 2022 from May 12 showcasing latest technologies

   Upcoming Gartex Texprocess 2022 fair to be held from May 12-14, 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai will highlight advanced and sustainable garment manufacturing technologies in India. The fair being jointly organized by Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions will display innovative p... Read more

Lifting international ban on Uzbek cotton will push up India’s cotton stock…

Lifting international ban on Uzbek cotton will push up India’s cotton stocks

    Last month, international brands and retailers decided to lift the ban on cotton grown in Uzbekistan. The decision came as a huge relief to the country as cotton is the main cash crop in Uzbekistan, one of the main pillars of its economy. As per a daijiworld.com report, cotton cultivation in Uzbekis... Read more

Denim demand to revive with ‘business comfort’ dominating office style

Denim demand to revive with ‘business comfort’ dominating office style

   As consumers sought to refresh their wardrobe post pandemic, they mostly shopped for denim, reflecting their desire to retain comfort in their ensembles. Comfort will continue to be a dominating factor in consumers’ clothing choices, says Elizabeth Spaulding, CEO, Stitch Fix. However, they may... Read more

Smaller brands will lead reshoring trend in the US

Smaller brands will lead reshoring trend in the US

   Intensified by the pandemic, supply chain woes are offering US brands new opportunities to bring apparel production back to the country. Many apparel makers had shifted production overseas in the 1990s mostly to China and few Asian countries that offered cheap labor, raw materials and lower operatin... Read more

Building own brands can help Sri Lanka’s apparel makers penetrate metaverse

Building own brands can help Sri Lanka’s apparel makers penetrate metaverse

  Metaverse is emerging as the hottest trend in the Sri Lankan fashion industry with brands creating outfits existing either partially or completely in the virtual space Financial services company Morgan Stanley predicts, metaverse would add nearly 25 per cent to Sri Lanka fashion industry’s total ear... Read more

With multiple benefits, viscose rayon fabrics to lead future fashion indust…

With multiple benefits, viscose rayon fabrics to lead future fashion industry

   In an alarming fact, consumers will throw away over 134 million tons of textiles each year by 2030. With outfits designed to be worn just a few times, most of this unrecyclable fashion waste is likely to end up in landfills and remain there for centuries. Benefits of viscose rayon fabrics Consumer... Read more

Alternative plan may help Future Retail lenders recover dues, minimize dama…

Alternative plan may help Future Retail lenders recover dues, minimize damage

  Debt-ridden Future Group faces an uncertain future as three of its companies, Future Retail, Future Lifestyle Fashions and Future Supply Chain Solutions, stand on the brink of insolvency. All three companies have a total outstanding debt of Rs 6,474.98 crore. Of this, the total debt of Future Retail stand... Read more

Spinners in India sign new deals to add 40 lakh cotton bales this season

Spinners in India sign new deals to add 40 lakh cotton bales this season

    The government’s decision to allow duty-free cotton imports till September has led to the signing of many new deals across South India. Prabhu Dhamodharan, Convenor, Indiian Texpreneurs Federation notes, several mills in Tamil Nadu have started placing orders for imported cotton. They are plac... Read more

India’s apparel & textile exports can benefit from Sri Lankan crisis an…

India’s apparel & textile exports can benefit from Sri Lankan crisis and China Plus Strategy

  Indian apparel makers revenues have been growing 16-18 per cent on account of Sri Lanka-China crisis and a robust domestic demand. In 2021-22 fiscal, India’s apparel exports grew over 30 per cent while ready-made garment (RMG) shipments totaled $16018.3 million. India exported most of its textiles a... Read more

Ultrafast fashion brands gain ground with ability to deliver latest trends …

Ultrafast fashion brands gain ground with ability to deliver latest trends quickly

    From brick and mortar stores, fashion retail is moving towards fast and decentralized world of e-commerce. Consumers are opting for new ultrafast sales model as it is faster than fast fashion. Retailers like Boohoo, Asos, Shein and Missguided are gaining traction with their ability to match supplies... Read more

Aberchrombie & Fitch, is still a fast fashion brand despite sustainabil…

Aberchrombie & Fitch, is still a fast fashion brand despite sustainability initiatives

    Popular brand across the US in early 2000s and 2010s, Abercrombie & Fitch is making a comeback with renewed focus on sustainability. The brand’s debut on TikTok with the hashtag #aberchrombiehaul has already garnered 72 million views. As per a report by a content management company Brightl... Read more

SAC targets 45 per cent reduction in GHG emissions by 2030

SAC targets 45 per cent reduction in GHG emissions by 2030

    Global multi-stakeholder nonprofit alliance for consumer goods industry, Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) has partnered Fair Wear and the Ethical Trading Initiative to introduce collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030. Launched under The Industry We Want (TIWW)... Read more

India: Cotton purchases are unprofitable as prices remain high despite duty…

India: Cotton purchases are unprofitable as prices remain high despite duty cut

  Removal of the 11 per cent duty on cotton imports has failed to benefit spinning and composite textile mills as cotton prices continue to hover around Rs 90,000 per candy. As predicted, duty removal has not boosted India’s cotton imports as international prices continue to remain high. The industry ... Read more

Kingpins Amsterdam comesback with renewed focus on sustainability

Kingpins Amsterdam comesback with renewed focus on sustainability

    Held after a two-year gap Kingpins Amsterdam focused on sustainability with new materials and fabrics. After two years of being confined to digital realm, Kingpins Amsterdam was back with its physical edition on April 20-21, 2022. The event showcased innovations for F/W 2023-24 seasons and was atten... Read more

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Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

Creativity, innovations to help brands face the COVID-19 storm: McKinsey study

Spurring the biggest economic contraction since World War II, COVID-19 has hit every sector from finance to hospitality. Its discretionary nature makes the sector particularly vulnerable, say McKinsey... Read more

COVID-19 Impact: Unchartered way forward for Bangladesh’s denim industry

COVID-19 Impact: Unchartered way forward for Bangladesh’s denim industry

Top global brands/retailers have been flocking to Bangladesh for the quality of denim products at competitive prices. A new relatively new entrant in denim, Bangladesh expects strong demand for their ... Read more

COVID-19 is not the only reason for decay of brands and retailers today

COVID-19 is not the only reason for decay of brands and retailers today

Even before COVID-19 pandemic, most Western brands and retailers were struggling to survive. In the new millennium, brands and retailers increased their reach to new geographies by opening more and mo... Read more

McKinsey suggests five strategies for fashion companies to combat COVID-19

McKinsey suggests five strategies for fashion companies to combat COVID-19

Even as brick-and-mortar shut down, fashion firms can position themselves for recovery when the COVID-19 pandemic fades, says a McKinsey study. However, to achieve these objectives, firms need to firs... Read more

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

Time for brands to protect the industry by standing by their commitments

CANCEL the shipments, is not the right word at the moment, perhaps to HOLD could be more reasonable. Brands should stand by their commitments as their orders are already in process. This is the only ... Read more

 
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‘Retailers need to inform customers about the category of masks they are selling’

Bobby Arora, Director, Status Quo

Bobby Arora Status Quo“We wait for customers to come into our stores. At this moment it is important for every offline retailer to reach out to their customers and tell them about the new products they have started selling. They need to tempt and bring their customers to buy their product and when they buy they will obviously come in and buy more products. Sometimes even though we do not want to buy online but the continuous rotation of ads tempt us to buy the product but this doesn’t happen offline. In today’s situation retailers will have to adopt this approach of showing customers the products they need as it could be they are delaying the purchase of these products.” 
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“China’s superiority may remain unchanged even after COVID-19”

Akira Kawashima, Senior Director, Japan Fashion Week Organization/Textile Division
Akira Kawashima Senior Director“Due to the turmoil caused by COVID-19, global apparel and textile industry has been greatly affected. In Japan, many people are forced to work from home and consequently not only individual workers (including freelancers) but also company employees are frightened of large-scale personnel-cuts. Incomes have reduced to 60 per cent of normal. Amid such a situation, people’s desire for ‘dressing’ is low. This tendency will continue for a while even after COVID-19 is over, which will lead to local small-mid-sized textile companies suffering from lack of funds, as they cannot wait for recovery, causing more bankruptcy and/or voluntary closures.” 
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“Discount retailers and value-oriented brands stand to win”

Usha Periasamy, Director, Brands & Operations, Classic Polo
Usha Periasamy Director Brands Operations Classic Polo“Consumer spending is dramatically curtailed during a recession. Consumers have adopted short-term behaviour during the pandemic that in many cases will become permanent, as a lesson learned from such unprecedented occurrences. Not only do consumers become more financially conservative but also credit may become less available and a large cohort may go into default on their debt, dramatically limiting purchasing power. Consumers will wake up from the pandemic in a new economic reality, changing their commercial behaviours in extreme ways.
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“Deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide needed liquidity” 

Steve Lamar, President and CEO, AAFA
Steve Lamar President and CEO AAFAUS deferred duty payments on some imports for 90 days. American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) President and CEO Steve Lamar agreed the deferral of some duty payments and import fees would provide "some of the liquidity needed to keep more Americans employed and more American companies operational during this crisis."
But he added: "Limiting the goods that qualify for deferral will in turn limit the relief that is provided for America's employers and also limits the beneficial impact for US supply chains that have been mobilised to meet the personal protective equipment shortage we face domestically. We urge that all goods – including textiles, apparel, footwear, and accessories facing Section 301 tariffs – be covered by this deferral action. Every day we have to pay those duties means another day we can't pay our workers." 
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Don’t use this opportunity to stitch up suppliers’

Simon Carter, Founder, Simon Carter menswear brand, UK
Simon Carter Founder Simon Carter menswear brand UKMy approach at the moment is that if you don’t need the expense, cut it, but don’t use this as an opportunity to stitch up suppliers. We are hearing stories of brands and retailers that are doing that but in my opinion it won’t serve them well in the longer term. The supply chains are going to be ravaged after this and you will need them. People will remember.
Cut costs and try to keep your cash where you can but you will be judged at the end of this. Try and make low level payment plans at the very least. Similarly, the Coronavirus Jobs Retention Scheme is very generous scheme. Be very careful with the furlough process and don’t abuse it. The government will be checking up. 
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Crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense”

 Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss
Chip Bergh CEO Levi Strauss“I also believe that crisis presents opportunities, and we will be ready to act on those that make good strategic sense,” said Chip Bergh, CEO, Levi Strauss , “ not underplay the human cost of the pandemic, or the need to protect employees,” he said, during a conference call with investors.
“Whether that’s taking back underperforming franchise businesses, or upgrading real-estate locations because of retail bankruptcies, or finding great talent in a decimated job market, the crisis gives us an opportunity to not just renew the business, but to reset it for the future.”
“We will play to our strengths, leveraging the strength of the brand, our connection with our fans, and the digital capabilities and omnichannel capabilities that we’ve invested in over the last few years,” he added. 
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“Coronavirus lockdown has changed our lifestyles in ways that make buying new clothes particularly irrelevant”

Andrew Lipsman, Principal Analyst, eMarketer
Andrew Lipsman Principal Analyst eMarketerConsumers are actually spending more on essential goods: Grocery stores saw a 26.9% increase in spending and health stores saw a 4.3% increase. This is partly because these are the only brick-and-mortar stores that are allowed to remain open right now, but it is also because consumers are worried about spending money unnecessarily with a significant recession looming on the horizon. Across the board, sectors that rely on discretionary spending have seen declines. “There is a lot of uncertainty and anxiety about the future,” says Andrew Lipsman, principal analyst at the research firm eMarketer. “People are shifting their spending to focus on the things they really need and cutting their budgets on less essential goods.” Quoted in Fast Company
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‘India can take advantage of this situation and increase its textile exports’

G B Aras, Director Textile Engineering Group, ATE
G B Aras Director Textile Engineering Group ATE“One inherent advantage Indian textile industry has is that we are fully independent as far as the supply chain is concerned. Compared to other industries like pharmaceutical, electronics etc, their supply chain is dependent of global suppliers including China. So the industry that can really take advantage from global market with sustainable increase in exports is textile. If the government realizes this and gives proper support the industry will bounce back faster and increase its export share.”
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“Buyers and Sellers should plan together to see how they can sustain”

K K  Lalpuria, MD, Indo Count 
K K Lalpuria MD Indo Count“The current situation is very uncertain, complex and unprecedented. Customers who closed their stores or point of sales have no option but to cancel their orders. In fact, we are unable to ship to even those who have not cancelled their orders. Some have deferred it where there is low impact believing it may start by the first week of June. As the situation has impacted both parties in the business they should take each other’s views in resolving issues; should be open for suggestions and see mutually how they can minimize the loss. They should plan together to see how they can sustain their market share and build on opportunities.
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‘We need to learn from this crisis and push ourselves to be self-dependent’

R K Agarwal, Chairman, Telangana Spinners Association
R K Agarwal Chairman Telangana Spinners Association“Not only India and but the entire world is realizing, we need to have alternate supply sources. Indeed, this is a big eye opener for everyone more so for us since we are in competition with China. There is nothing that stops us from creating large capacities where we will be able to cater to the world’s requirement in various segments, and fulfill the entire value chain in apparel and the downstream industry. I am sure, many entrepreneurs will come forward to assess the pitfalls we are going through and the lessons learnt from them. In future, some investments will go through in fabric and other raw materials that we are sourcing from China. We need to learn from this and push ourselves to be self-dependent.” 
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‘There is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source’

Ramesh Poddar, Chairman, Siyaram
Ramesh Poddar Chairman Siyaram“Definitely there is an opportunity for India as everyone will look for an alternative source. Hence, if we are able to exploit this chance, then definitely there is a possibility for India to be the next sourcing hub. China on the other hand has the advantage of bulk production and to get that kind of advantage and to come to their cost structure will take time though our labour costs are comparatively the same and the advantage they have is of mass scale production. I feel India should take this challenge and fill the gap." 
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‘Future apparel sale will depend on the sentiment that prevails after COVID-19’

R K Rewari, Managing Director, Morarjee  Textiles 
R K Rewari Managing Director Morarjee Textiles“It is wait and watch strategy as we have been informed by customers due to the pandemic all orders are on hold. We can prepare ourselves for future challenges of low demand. Low demand means markings are also low and competitiveness is higher in the market this puts pressure on us to go back to basics to see our cost structure, ways of doing business etc. Many things might change. One is low demand, and the other is new rules of conducting business, most of which will be through video conferencing etc. It looks like there could be a systematic change in overall structure. We are preparing ourselves by keeping our morale high, think positive and identifying the gaps that need to be filled to enable us to meet the challenge of demand whether it is low or high." 
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“When will life go back to normal? Hopefully never” 
Marina Gorbis, ED, Institute for the Future
Marina Gorbis ED Institute for the Future"The normal wasn't normal," said Marina Gorbis, executive director of Palo Alto's Institute for the Future. "The normal wasn't good." The Institute focuses not only on forecasting the future but also developing innovative solutions. "What kind of future do we want to live in?" she asks. "What kind of future do we want to create? And what can we do to promote that desirable future?" COVID-19 has disrupted what we thought was normal. Gorbis said we're at the first of three stages. The first is reaction to the crisis. Reset is second when we re-assess and evaluate what happened and why. The third is reinvention. For example, the pandemic has revealed weaknesses in hospital capacity and gaps in who has health coverage. The pandemic has exposed the need for government help with many households vulnerable when a paycheck ends. "The fact that millions of people don't have $400 in savings in case of emergency is unacceptable. That's not normal," "I don't want to go back to normal," she concluded. "We need to create a new normal."

“I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India”

Thomas Verghese, Former-Chairman, CII Marketing, Retail and Textile Councils
Thomas Verghese Former Chairman CII Marketing Retail and Textile Councils“Lack of credibility and trust will lead to many large brands looking for alternative sourcing to China but I do not think any country is equipped to replace China including India.  India does not have that kind of capacity to feed global demand and are not in a position for bulk manufacturing of normal commodity items. We do more of customized exports. We don’t do manufacturing of bulk items. We don’t have that capacity and infrastructure at the moment. It will take two to four years minimum even if everyone is aligned and the government gives supporting fiscal and tariff benefits. Given the reality of Indian industry and government’s policy support measures, it seems an unrealistic expectation.”
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‘Once the country opens up, we will face severe worker issues’

R D Udeshi, President, Polyester Chain, Reliance Industries
R D Udeshi President Polyester Chain“Once the country opens up after the lockdown, at the onset, we will face severe worker issues. Textile industry is a labour-intensive industry and with large number of workers having returned to their native bases before and during the lockdown, availability of labour would be scarce. This is generally noticed after festivals and we are likely to face a greater challenge in bringing them back to work. However, we expect things to normalize by May, assuming that the lockdown is partially and reasonably eased by April. Some units will restart aiding workers to return back to their manufacturing hub and situation would gradually stabilise” 
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A slowdown in demand will be seen for fairly a long time 
Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denims
Arvind Mathur CEO Raymond UCO DenimsThe garment industry is facing a challenging situation. While buyers have stopped orders as they are facing their own problems and production have been cut down but what is bothering is that payments are being held back in most cases. As for our own operations, due to the national lockdown we are adhering to government directives and have stopped work. Once the lockdown opens in India and globally, we will decide the market as most of our products are export based and we do not foresee any immediate change in the situation. There will be a substantial cut down of orders and orders that are on hold or pending may or may not come back soon. I feel, India’s lockdown may continue for a longer time even though I hope it does not extend beyond April 14. Even the domestic market may not be normal once the lockdown is over. A lot of thing has shifted dramatically during this period the impact is going to be for long term. A slowdown in demand both from domestic and export market will be seen for fairly a long time after the lockdown.”

In short to midterm, it would impact as there’s disruption in global supply chain

Dilip Gyanchandani, Country Manager, India, Wool Mark Company
Dilip Gyanchandani Country Manager India Wool Mark CompanyFrom the textile and garment industry prospective there would be short- to mid- term business impact on volumes as due to the lockdown working factories have come down to minimum production levels. From September onwards, normalcy should be restored but it will take about three to four months for the industry to bounce back. Things are looking good now but it is an uncertain period and is difficult to say something at this stage because it looks like we are containing the pandemic.
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‘Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum’

Debabrata GoshOerlikon, General Manager India 
Debabrata Gosh General Manager India Oerlikon“Once everything normalizes there will be a big momentum. The advantage is that we have a huge potential and such big domestic market hence we are not dependent on exports alone. I don’t see any threat for the textile industry. As for opportunities, we are expecting more export orders in future because the same has happened in the yarn segment and it will happen in the fabric segment also and the world will take India more seriously as a manufacturer. So far everybody was dependent on China. Since they offered cheaper rates, people switched to China but now the world will think in a different way to keep the supply chain active from India.”
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Amid unprecedented Non Woven growth, China revises mask quality standards

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Nigeria’s NTMA seeks government intervention to salvage ailing textile sect…

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Expanded product range encourages Japan’s Four Seasons to eye Asian markets

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FLO Magazacilik to buy 100 Reebok stores in Russia

   Turkish shoe retailer FLO Magazacilik plans to buy over 100 stores owned by fit... Read more

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Canada’s apparel imports surge 13.63% in Q1’22

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Bangladesh Denim Expo ends on a satisfactory note

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Apparel imports surge by 33.87% in Jan-Feb’2022

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   According to global brands, Bangladesh has the potential to export readymade ga... Read more

Global western wear market to grow 5.37% from 2021-31: Report

   A new report ‘Western Wear Market’ by the Allied Market Research es... Read more

Indorama Venures’ Q1 FY22 revenues surge 77%

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   Unique and creative fabrics like weaving and batik can become profitable commod... Read more

China’s T&A exports increase 8.65% during Jan-Apr’22

   In the first four months of this year, China’s textile and apparel export... Read more

Japan’s textile and apparel imports grow 15.9% in March

   Japan’s textile and apparel imports increased 15.9 per cent to 349.36 bil... Read more

Indian RMG exporters seek ban on cotton exports

   India’s readymade garment exporters have sought a ban on cotton exports a... Read more

PVH Europe enters into multi-year partnership with Infinited Fiber Company

   PVH Europe has entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with circular fa... Read more

Hyosung launches mechanical stretch fibreXanadu

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Mango to launch NFTs collection in New York store

   Mango will launch a new NFTs collection based on artworks by Spanish artists Jo... Read more

Dates for Paris runway shows in 2023 announced

   The Federation de la Haute Couture at de la Modehas announced the dates of all ... Read more

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   Textile production in the US is rising with the surge in cotton yarn imports. ... Read more

Zara starts charging a fee for product returns from UK online shoppers

   Since last week, Zara started charging fees from online shoppers returning its ... Read more

TEA approaches banks to tide over financial crisis

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