Industry News

Date : 2020-10-19


Clothing labels need to be clearer when it comes to showing how a product is sustainable, as transparency continues to be a key driver of purchasing decisions, according to data analytics company GlobalData, whose figures suggest 37.3 per cent of UK consumers agree that retailers that place greater emphasis on sustainability are more appealing, and that retailers ought to capitalise on changing attitudes as the shift towards ethical retail gains more momentum.

Date : 2020-10-12


US denim brand Levi’s is launching its resale platform, Secondhand, where customers can sell their old jeans back to the retailer. Resellers will receive between $15 and $25 in store credit for their old Levi’s jeans and quality, will determine the price. The resale platform will then relist the garments for between $30 and $100 for shoppers to purchase.

For too well-worn jeans to be resold, Levi’s says it will offer $5 and recycle those with its Sweden-based sustainable partner Renewcell, US media reported.

Date : 2020-10-05


Singaporean online marketplace Shopee is planning to launch a premium shopping platform for consumers in Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia. It will host top brands like Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren and L’Occitane, and aims to help brands enhance customers’ online shopping experience by using its customer insight and brand tools.

Date : 2020-09-28


Tempur Sealy, a leading bedding manufacturer, has announced plans to introduce surface-guard technology, an antimicrobial and antiviral technology expected to be included on select Sealy products beginning in early 2021. The company is pursuing antiviral-efficacy claims approval from the US Food & Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency.

Date : 2020-09-21


The Australian Made campaign recently announced its partnership with the Specialised Textiles Association (STA) to highlight the country’s specialised textiles industry. Celebrating its 80th Jubilee anniversary this year, STA also recently launched its #80YearsStrong campaign aimed at promoting the various sectors within Australia’s textile industry.

Date : 2020-09-14


Ultima Displays, one of Europe’s leading one-stop visual communications providers, has unveiled a self-sanitising stretch fabric which opens the door to fabric displays across retail, exhibition, conference and events. The inherent self-sanitising properties means that the graphic remains germs and microbes resistant without the need to wipe clean.

The treated textile can be cleaned if graphics become dirty by gently washing at 60 degrees Celsius for up to 30 washes, without effecting the antimicrobial properties.

Date : 2020-09-07


As global fashion brands look at alternatives to China for their sourcing needs, they have started placing more orders with Indian companies, especially with textile manufactures in Tamil Nadu. To make the most of the opportunity, apparel manufacturers are expecting government support, and are also exploring joint ventures with Korean and Taiwanese firms.

Date : 2020-08-31


Stressing on the need to upgrade textiles machines, especially in the jute sector, Indian textiles minister Smriti Irani recently proposed to organise a Grand Machinery Challenge for the sector to throw up new technologies. She was speaking at the virtual awards ceremony function of the the Textile Grand Challenge 2019 organized by the ministry.

The ministry organized the competition with support from the National Jute Board and the Start-up India Team of the department for promotion of industry & industrial trade (DPIIT).

Date : 2020-08-24


3DLook has rolled out new voice-controlled feature ‘Hands-Free’ into all of its solutions. ‘Hands-Free’ is the first browser-based feature that enables consumers to receive precise body measurements and personalised size and fit recommendations without any third-party assistance, anytime and anywhere, for a safe and contactless shopping experience.

Date : 2020-08-17


The autumn edition of Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles is all set to begin on August 24, becoming the first physical trade event for home textiles held by Messe Frankfurt since January. Considering the unusual circumstances, the fair is launching an online business matching platform to enable participants, who cannot travel, connect with partners.

The three-day trade fair will showcase an extensive range of home and contract textile products. There will also be high quality fringe programme, featuring a strong line-up of speakers.