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India’s textile sales drop 51% in Q1 as COVID-19 mutes demand: Wazir s…

India’s textile sales drop 51% in Q1 as COVID-19 mutes demand: Wazir study

  India’s textiles sales dropped 51 per cent from 130.9 to 56.4 per cent in the first quarter of the current financial year, compared to the corresponding quarter of the last fiscal, reveals Wazir Textile Index done by Wazir Advisors. Arvind, Vardhman Textiles, Welspun India, Trident, Raymond, KPR Mill, F... Read more

Denim circularity in focus as brands launch collections from recycled …

Denim circularity in focus as brands launch collections from recycled materials

  Held digitally, the recent Carved in Blue seminar, showcased the industry’s views on low-impact denim and the inclusion of wood-based Tencel branded fibers in new collections. Denims from biodegradable materials Pierette Scavuzzo, Design Director, Cone Denim, opened the discussion highlighting the com... Read more

Zero machine duties and simple tax laws can advance Pakistan’s textile…

Zero machine duties and simple tax laws can advance Pakistan’s textile growth

  A strong pillar supporting the country’s economy, the Pakistan textile sector is experiencing a massive contraction in its global trade value. This year, the country lagged behind Bangladesh, India, China, and Vietnam in textile growth. Factors that stalled growth included an o vervalued rupee and exor... Read more

RCEP to help drive Chinese economy over the next decade

RCEP to help drive Chinese economy over the next decade

  Though Chinese Premier Li Kegiang affirms, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) benefits all signatories, a Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) report claims, the deal is particularly beneficial to China and would help spur exports by 11.4 per cent. A roadmap for RCEP members CASS re... Read more

Better policies can create stronger, sustainable fashion future for MS…

Better policies can create stronger, sustainable fashion future for MSMEs

   Sustainability is making steady inroads in the Indian fashion industry with many micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) partnering big fashion brands to launch collections made from ethical materials. However, these MSMEs still lag behind their global counterparts in adopting sustainability due to ... Read more

Collaboration, key to building a successful supply chain in future

Collaboration, key to building a successful supply chain in future

  Post COVID-19, the idea of a regional supply chain is taking roots amongst fashion brands. Searching for new alternatives for their current faulty operational systems, brands are increasingly shifting to circular supply chain that also considers environmental impact of clothes, says Imran Ahmed, Founder and C... Read more

India-US FTA can lay down trade rules for the 21st century

India-US FTA can lay down trade rules for the 21st century

  When 15 countries including the 10 ASEAN nations signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) deal on November 15 this year, India decided against participating as it perceived the deal could block India’s exports and spur imports, mainly from China. The China-backed deal would have ac... Read more

Localization can make India the epicenter of global textile growth

Localization can make India the epicenter of global textile growth

  In June this year, home textiles major Welspun India forayed into the health and hygiene vertical by creating antimicrobial towels, sheets and carpets. Besides, antiviral products, masks and other goods, the company also launched several sleepwear products. The company started by manufacturing masks and distr... Read more

Its advantage India as the world looks away from China for sourcing ya…

Its advantage India as the world looks away from China for sourcing yarns

  The ban on import of Chinese textiles by the US might prove to be a blessing for the Indian textile industry, spurring not just its cotton but also silk exports. Focus on Indian cotton China caters to around 30 per cent of cotton consumed globally. A ban on Chinese cotton globally may shift world’s fo... Read more

Curbing overconsumption can help China tackle fashion waste

Curbing overconsumption can help China tackle fashion waste

  One of the world’s biggest fashion markets-China throws away 26 million tons of clothes every year. Less than 1 per cent of these discarded clothes are reused or recycled, which contributes to 10 per cent of global carbon emissions, says a report by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Exporting used clothe... Read more

RCEP: India stays out of largest trading bloc, US yet to respond

RCEP: India stays out of largest trading bloc, US yet to respond

  On Sunday, November 15, China and 14 other countries virtually signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), to create world’s largest trading bloc, encompassing nearly a third of all economic activity. The pact will cover 2.2 billion people with a combined GDP of $26.2 trillion. As per... Read more

Quality and labor upgrade can help boost India’s textile productivity

Quality and labor upgrade can help boost India’s textile productivity

  Though India began unlocking its economy from June, normal textile production restarted much later which resulted in loss of many export orders. Ministry of Commerce and Industry stats reveal, India’s textile and apparel exports shrank almost 87.5 per cent year-on-year in April 2020. Since then, the dec... Read more

ITMF elects Ruizhe Sun new President

ITMF elects Ruizhe Sun new President

  At International Textile Manufacturers Federation’s (ITMF) Hybrid ITMF Annual Conference 2020 held on October 22, 2020, the Committee of Management of the Federation elected new board members for 2020-22. Ruizhe Sun, President, China National Textile and Apparel Council (CNTAC), was elected the new pres... Read more

Bangladesh continues to lag in the high-end apparel production

Bangladesh continues to lag in the high-end apparel production

   Despite majority of its garment factories complying with international quality standards, Bangladesh has not been able to secure orders for high value-added or high-end apparels. The country is still stuck with the production of basic fashion items. Its shift to high-end apparel production is happening ... Read more

Strategic restructuring, innovation to drive China’s textile & clo…

Strategic restructuring, innovation to drive China’s textile & clothing growth

  COVID-19 forced Indian textile industry to transfer a large number of textile orders to Chinese factories for production. For example, all orders received by 100 New Delhi factories were transferred to China. To fulfill these orders, Chinese factories are opening new production lines and expanding their staff... Read more

South African apparel retailers opt for local sourcing, move away from…

South African apparel retailers opt for local sourcing, move away from China

  As COVID-19 has reemphasized the need to reduce dependence of Asian imports, South African clothing retailers are planning to boost local apparel production. As reported by the Kohan Textile Journal, one of South Africa’s biggest dedicated clothing retailers, The Foschini Group (TFG), has decided to red... Read more

RGE Group takes sustainability to next level with new recycling projec…

RGE Group takes sustainability to next level with new recycling projects

  A new report by the RGE Group underlines its commitment to invest $200 million in next-generation textile fiber innovation and technology over a 10-year period. Released a week before the annual Textile Exchange Sustainability Conference, the report advances RGE’s ambition to develop a closed loop, circ... Read more

Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing se…

Industry body outlines ways to boost India’s textile & clothing sector

  The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry states, India’s textile and clothing exports declined from $38.6 billion in 2014 to $37.1 billion in 2018 while imports increased from $ 5.8 billion to $ 7.3 billion. To arrest the decline in exports and boost employment in rural areas, CITI released a white ... Read more

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

Focus on textile and garment exports to drive China’s future growth

  China’s goods trade stats from January to September 2020 reveal textile and clothing exports in the first three quarters achieved faster growth than national trade in goods. From January to September 2020, China’s textile and clothing exports increased by 12.2 per cent to 1,515.67 billion yuan, as... Read more

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Pakistan abolishes duty on yarn imports

   Pakistan government recently abolished five percent regulatory duty on yarn imp... Read more

Ocean Lanka partners with Cotton made in Africa

   Ocean Lanka has partnered cotton made in Africa (CmiA) to increase its share of... Read more

India: Textile Ministry plans EPC for Technical Textiles

   The Ministry of Textiles plans to set up an Export Promotion Council for Techni... Read more

Vietnam textile and garment exports to decline by 14%

   Vietnam’s textile and garment exports are expected to decline by 14 per c... Read more

African countries growing GM cotton double since 2018

   The number of countries growing genetically-modified (GM) cotton in Africa has ... Read more

COVID-19 forces global wages down: ILO report

   As per an International Labor Organization report, the COVID-19 pandemic has fo... Read more

Collaboration with China imperative for Pakistan cotton industry: UAF membe…

   Pakistan needs to collaborate with China to exchange cotton germplasms and shar... Read more

Texbrasil buyers visit Brasil Eco Fashion Week

   Held online on November 26, the Brasil Eco Fashion Week was visited by internat... Read more

Garmon Chemicals becomes bluesign system partner

   Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, announced today that Garmon... Read more

Indonesia’s textile sector bounces back to growth in Q3

   As per data from Omnilytics, Indonesia’s textile and textile products sec... Read more

Fashion for Good project uses blockchain to trace viscose use in textiles

   Launched by Fashion for Good, the Viscose Traceability Project uses blockchain ... Read more

Turkey’s Kipas to participate in New Cotton Project

   Turkey-based Kipas will participate in the €6.7 million European Union-fun... Read more

Bangladesh to ease rules on use of duty-free imported fabrics

   Bangladesh government plans to ease the rules on use of duty-free imported fabr... Read more

Agritask, CropIn Technology Solutions bag Better Cotton Innovation Awards

   The Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and IDH have awarded Israel-based agricultur... Read more

Vietnam textile and garment exports to decline by 14%

   As per statistics by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, Vietnam’s textil... Read more

UK scientists launch project to reduce environmental impact of textiles

   Scientists at the University of York and the Royal College of Art have launched... Read more

Shima Seiki has launched its own yarn sourcing web service known as the ‘ya…

   Yarnbank is the world’s first online web service for searching and viewin... Read more

Iran’s clothing exports to increase by 30%

   As per Iran’s Textile and Apparel Production and Export Union, the countr... Read more

APTPMA hails Textile Policy 2020-25

   All Pakistan Textile Processing Mills Association, (APTPMA) has hailed the text... Read more

Kenya signs post Brexit deal with UK

   With barely a month to the December 31, 2020 end of its transition from the Eur... Read more

Truetzschler launches virtual trade fair for nonwovens

   Truetzschler has launched a virtual trade fair for the nonwovens and card cloth... Read more

India extends ADD on imports of fully drawn polyester yarns from China

   According to a recent notification by the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and C... Read more

Nigerian craftsmen urge government to boost local handloom exports

   Nigerian craftsmen have urged the government to boost buy their handmade fabric... Read more

C.L.A.S.S ecohub partners with Smartex

   C.L.AS.S. ecohub, the platform empowering professionals to grow more sustainabl... Read more

Alejandro Laquidain to be the new President of GINETEX

   Alejandro Laquidain, has been appointed President of GINETEX, the International... Read more

Remove ADD on viscose fiber, urges SIMA

   Ashwin Chandran, President, Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), has... Read more

MANTRA develops ozone treatment method to reduce water contamination

   Surat-based-Made Textile Research Association (MANTRA) has developed an ozone t... Read more

India’ yarn exports increase mere 1 per cent in October

   India’s yarn exports increased a meager 1 per cent to $289 million in Oct... Read more

Hyosung launches eco-friendly stretch fibers

   Hyosung has launched a new range of eco-friendly stretch fibers. The first of t... Read more