India, China dominating suppliers of apparel, home textiles to Amazon

Submitted by admin on 27 June 2022


Global multi-brand e-retailer Amazon is heavily dependent on two Asian major economies—India and China—for apparel and home textiles. The two countries together account for more than 54 per cent of the total 353 suppliers of apparel to Amazon. Likewise, in home textiles more than half of the suppliers ae from India, while over quarter are from China.

French fashion house Louis Vuitton no 1 luxury brand: Kantar BrandZ

Submitted by admin on 20 June 2022


French fashion house Louis Vuitton is the first luxury brand to reach the global Top 10 in Kantar BrandZ Most Valuable Global Brands 2022 ranking, reflecting the growth of the luxury market worldwide and in China in particular. Louis Vuitton experienced 64 per cent growth in brand value this year and is the first European brand to reach the Top 10 since 2010.

Sewing industry to converge at JIAM 2022 OSAKA in Japan

Submitted by admin on 13 June 2022


JIAM 2022 OSAKA, organised by the Japan Sewing Machinery Manufactures Association (JASMA), is set to be held at Intex Osaka from 30 November to 3 December 2022. An estimated 109 exhibitors from 6 countries and regions will showcase their products bringing state of the art technology and master craftsmanship together.

The theme for the 2022 edition is ‘It all connects at JIAM the forefront of technology and master craftsmanship’.

US' NCSU's researchers capture CO2 using textile filter

Submitted by admin on 6 June 2022


Researchers from US-based North Carolina State University (NCSU) have found they could filter carbon dioxide (CO2) from air and gas mixtures at promising rates using a proposed new textile-based filter that combines cotton fabric and an enzyme called carbonic anhydrase – one of nature’s tools for speeding chemical reactions.

In addition to testing the filters’ carbon capture rates, they also tested how well the filter would work after five cycles of washing, drying and storing. They found it could maintain a high level of performance.

Spain's Recover bags Green Product Award 2022 for fashion category

Submitted by admin on 30 May 2022


Since 2013, the international Green Product Award has been honouring outstanding products, services, and concepts that stand out for their good design, innovation, and sustainability. Over 1,500 participants from 52 countries applied for this year’s awards, and Recover was elected as the winner in fashion by an international jury of experienced experts, thanks to its sustainable and cost-effective plug-in-play solution, Recover said in a press release.

Miami Fashion Week to return after break with focus on sustainability

Submitted by admin on 23 May 2022


Miami Fashion Week (MIAFW), one of the largest fashion events in the US, has returned after a two-year hiatus. The physical event will focus on sustainability and celebrate fashion in an innovative way. The event will be held from May 31 to June 5, 2022, in Miami, Florida.

83% global customers interested in purchasing via metaverse

Submitted by admin on 10 May 2022


A survey conducted by Accenture of more than 11,000 consumers in 16 countries found that while almost two-thirds (64 per cent) of consumers had already purchased a virtual good or taken part in a virtual experience or service in the past year, that figure is expected to rise, as 83 per cent show interest in making purchases via the metaverse.

Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics to begin from August 29

Submitted by admin on 3 May 2022


Shanghai is ready to welcome the apparel industry for business interactions and product sourcing, from August 29-31, 2022 at Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – Autumn Edition. Fairgoers can look forward to profiting from the favourable conditions of the Chinese market with support from the global apparel textile flagship’s reputable platform.

Earth Day Round Up: Global brands announce sustainability initiatives

Submitted by admin on 25 April 2022


This Earth Day, Canopy announced that eight new fashion companies joined the CanopyStyle initiative to keep ancient and endangered forests out of the viscose supply chain and help conserve the world’s most vital forests, biodiversity, and climate. The brands include Shein, Hanky Panky, ocean+main, River Island, AllSaints, Kmart Australia and Boody.