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From Waste to Wear: Booming rPET market paves the way for sustainable …

From Waste to Wear: Booming rPET market paves the way for sustainable textiles

rPET fibers, Patagonia, The North Face, Adidas, H&M, Mordor Intelligence Recycled polyester fiber (rPET), reborn from plastic waste, is rapidly transforming the textile industry. This eco-friendly alternative to virgin polyester offers a glimpse into a more sustainable future for fashion and beyond. The global ... Read more

Fashion for Good launches US report on textile circularity

Fashion for Good launches US report on textile circularity

  Fashion for Good, in collaboration with various industry stakeholders, has unveiled the Sorting for Circularity USA report, marking a significant milestone in understanding and advancing circularity within the textile industry in the United States. This pioneering report provides insights into consumer disp... Read more

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn mark…

DTY takes center stage, a shift in the global nylon filament yarn market

  The traditional peak season of 2024 for the nylon filament yarn (NFY) market has brought a surprising twist. Unlike last year, where Fully Drawn Yarn (FDY) reigned supreme, Textured Yarn (DTY) has emerged as the hot commodity. This shift can be attributed to a combination of factors impacting global supply ... Read more

Indian Textiles: Weaving a path to $100 bn exports by 2030

Indian Textiles: Weaving a path to $100 bn exports by 2030

  The Indian textile industry, a cornerstone of the nation's economy, has set its sights on an ambitious goal: achieving $100 billion in exports by 2030. This target marks a significant leap from the current figures. According to the Directorate General of Commercial Intelligence and Statistics (DGCIS), India... Read more

Global apparel market poised for growth with APAC leading the charge

Global apparel market poised for growth with APAC leading the charge

  The global apparel industry is thriving, with market size estimated at $1.36 trillion in 2024 as per Mordor Intelligence. This positive trend is expected to continue, with various reports projecting a healthy Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) in coming years. Various studies have estimated the market size... Read more

US home textile imports see upward trend in Q1 2024, but caution remai…

US home textile imports see upward trend in Q1 2024, but caution remains

  US home textiles imports the first quarter of 2024 showed signs of a rebound, sparking cautious optimism in the industry. However, lingering questions about long-term trends and country-specific variations paint a complex picture. Shifting import trends Compared to the lackluster performance in Q1 2023, t... Read more

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

India's cotton fabrics & made-ups export presents a mixed bag

  While India remains a global leader in cotton production, its exports of cotton fabrics and made-ups (excluding yarn) painted a mixed picture in FY23 compared to previous years. Value wise cotton fabrics & made-ups exports reached $ 6.81 billion in FY23, a slight decline from previous years. The slight... Read more

AAFA slams continued tariffs on apparel and footwear, citing burden on…

AAFA slams continued tariffs on apparel and footwear, citing burden on consumers and businesses

  China “cheats” and “we won’t let it flood our market,” said US president Joe Biden on May 14, to justify quadrupling customs duties on Chinese electric vehicles, imposed alongside tariff rises on other goods. Among them, a wide range of textile and apparel products, a cause of ... Read more

EU cracks the whip on fashion, now EUCSDDD will reshape retail

EU cracks the whip on fashion, now EUCSDDD will reshape retail

  The European Union's Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EUCSDDD), which came into effect on April 24, 2024, is set to shake up the fashion industry. It’s been touted as a game changer as brands and retailers, of a certain threshold size will now require certain practices and sourcing sh... Read more

US textile industry in limbo as China tariffs linger

US textile industry in limbo as China tariffs linger

The American textile and apparel industry is facing continued uncertainty as the Biden administration maintains tariffs imposed on Chinese imports during the Trump era since 2018. These tariffs, originally intended to pressure China on trade practices, are having a ripple effect across the US industry, raising concer... Read more

EU cracks down on unsustainable fashion, new directive demands transpa…

EU cracks down on unsustainable fashion, new directive demands transparency

  The European Union (EU) has ushered in a new era for sustainable clothing with the implementation of the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (EUCSDDD). This legislation, effective in phases starting 2027, will significantly impact the textiles and apparel industry, forcing brands to clean up th... Read more

Vietnam's trade boom stimulated by China, raising concerns for US

Vietnam's trade boom stimulated by China, raising concerns for US

  The US-China trade war, marked by tariff hikes, has led to a surge in US imports from Vietnam. However, Vietnam's success in capturing market share from China comes with a twist: it relies heavily on Chinese inputs for its exports. Statistics reveal a clear picture. Vietnam's trade surplus with the US incr... Read more

Looming Threads: US tariffs on China's textiles spark uncertainty

Looming Threads: US tariffs on China's textiles spark uncertainty

  The American textile and apparel industry is facing a wave of uncertainty due to the recent announcement of tariffs and penalty clauses on imports from China. This move by the US administration has ignited a complex debate, with potential impacts on manufacturers, consumers, and China's textile exports. Wh... Read more

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with n…

France push for EU ban on used clothes exports, a complex issue with no easy answer

  The fashion industry is a major contributor to textile waste, with Europe alone generating 5.2 million tons annually. France is proposing a ban on EU exports of used clothing, aiming to curb this waste and prevent African nations from becoming dumping grounds for unwanted garments. This proposal has sparked... Read more

Made in the USA: A stitch in time for American apparel?

Made in the USA: A stitch in time for American apparel?

  The ‘Made in the USA’ initiative for apparel manufacturing has become a prominent thread in the American consumer landscape. It has gained traction due to several reasons. One primary objective is to revitalize the American textile and apparel industry, which has seen a significant decline in e... Read more

On-Demand Manufacturing: A blueprint for the fashion industry's waste …

On-Demand Manufacturing: A blueprint for the fashion industry's waste crisis

  The global fashion industry is going through multiple levels of issues. Struggling sales, overflowing stockpiles, and unsustainable practices are just a few of the issues plaguing major brands. But a new solution is emerging: on-demand manufacturing. Mass production, mass waste Traditional fashion relies... Read more

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving lan…

India's MMF Textile Exports: Growth, strategy shifts, and evolving landscape

  India's Man-Made Fiber (MMF) textile industry has been a crucial contributor to the nation's economic growth. However, the export scenario presents a complex picture, with recent trends showing a decline compared to previous years.  Shifting gears from cotton to MMF focus Traditionally, India's texti... Read more

Mexico imposes temporary tariffs on textiles, apparel, and footwear

Mexico imposes temporary tariffs on textiles, apparel, and footwear

  In a move aimed at bolstering domestic industries, the Mexican President signed a decree on April 22, 2024, establishing temporary import tariffs on textiles, apparel, and footwear. These tariffs, ranging from 5per cent to 35per cent, are intended to level the playing field for Mexican manufacturers facing ... Read more

US apparel import prices see upward trend, but not across the board

US apparel import prices see upward trend, but not across the board

  A new report by Cotton Inc. highlights, US garment prices witnessed their largest monthly rise since late 2021 in March 2024. This uptick comes despite a slight year-over-year increase of only 0.2 per cent. However, it's important to note that apparel import costs remain 4.8 per cent higher than pre-COVID... Read more

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Sri Lankan labor law reform faces uproar from Rights Groups

  Amnesty International, Clean Clothes Campaign, and Human Rights Watch are calling for... Read more

AlphaTauri unveils key looks for SS25

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Vicunha Group inaugurates new sewage treatment plant

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Indo Count to produce Fieldcrest and Waverly branded products in the US and…

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VDMA leads strong presence at ITM Istanbul

  The Istanbul Textile Machinery (ITM) trade fair, commencing in early June, will featu... Read more

Karl Mayer's warp knitting energy efficiency solution

  Karl Mayer Group unveils its pioneering Energy Efficiency Solution, poised to transfo... Read more

CITI recommends policy measures to remove import duty on cotton

  To enhance the cost competitiveness of the cotton value chain, CITI recommends certai... Read more

Hightex 2024: Redefining technical textiles globally

  Hightex 2024, the eminent global showcase for technical textiles and nonwovens, is po... Read more

Indonesia exports textile products worth $350,000 to Dubai

  The Ministry of Industry (Kemenperin) has announced the export of domestic textile fa... Read more

Wool yarn shipments by Poland decline by 2.3 % in 2023

  In 2023, after two years of growth, overseas shipments of wool yarn by Poland decline... Read more

Yarn & Jari Expo 2024: Surat's global showcase

  Surat recently hosted the fourth edition of the Yarn & Jari Textile Expo 2024, a ... Read more

Gujarat CM inaugurates Fabexa 2024, boosting Ahmedabad's textile industry

  Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel inaugurated the Fabexa Fabric Sourcing Expo 20... Read more

Africa’s cotton industry to grow to $7.7 billion by 2029: Report

  From $6 billion in 2024, Africa's cotton industry is projected to grow to $7.7 billio... Read more

17th IATF leaves an indelible mark on the fashion industry

  Setting new benchmarks, the 17th International Apparel and Textile Fair (IATF), held ... Read more

Decathlon partners Recyc’Elit to develop recycled products from textile was…

  Decathlon plans to make an investment in the startup Recyc’Elit through its Dec... Read more

Indian apparel exporters spotlight sustainability at IATF Dubai

  More than 35 Indian apparel exporters, primarily representing the MSME sector, are ac... Read more

Uster offers profitable solutions for spinners at ITM 2024

  Spinners looking for sustainable and profitable mill operations should consider Uster... Read more

GFA maps out next level sustainability for fashion industry

  Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) is urging fashion leaders to step up their sustainability... Read more

Labor shortage threatens workflow in Tamil Nadu textile clusters

  Having suffered from a steep drop in orders over the past two years, textile clusters... Read more

Burkina Faso to boost cottonseed production by 55% in 2024-25

  For the 2024-25 season, the government of Burkina Faso aims to boost cottonseed produ... Read more

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