Industry News

Date : 2017-04-03

Source: Fibre2Fashion

Gone are the days when sustainable clothing was shapeless, foggy, and drab-colored.

Available in a broad range of super-stylish designs, bright colors, and fun fabric prints, eco-clothing has stepped into prime time, and is on its way to gaining a firm foothold in the industry.
But, there's more to it. Clothing brands, in today's time, are keen to build trust in their products by becoming more environmentally and ethically conscious. They are focusing on style as much as sustainability.

Date : 2017-03-27

Source: Fibre2Fashion News

Eat it, spin it, wear it, use it. The humble corn plant may hold the answer to the future of nutrition and sustainable fashion, say Harshita Chaudhary, Navneet Kaur and M.S. Parmar

Date : 2017-03-21

Source: Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Scientists have developed a new method to evaluate fabric softeners that may lead to potentially 'greener' and more millennial-friendly versions. The development is important since there is a renewed interest for improving household and personal-care products to make them more environmentally friendly. The method evaluates cellulose-surfactant interactions.

Date : 2017-03-13


The outlook for cotton textiles has been revised to stable for FY18 from negative in FY17 by credit rating agency India Ratings and Research (Ind-Ra). It has also revised its outlook for synthetic textiles to stable for FY18 from negative for FY17. This revision is due to stable input prices, healthy capacity utilization and steady domestic demand scenario.

Date : 2017-02-27

Source: The Daily Star

Bangladesh will have to address three important factors -- higher productivity, workers' wage hike and profitability -- for sustainability of the apparel sector, said an economist yesterday.

Date : 2017-02-15

Source: The National Law Review

On February 8, 2017, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) issued its Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains in the Garment and Footwear Sector.

The Guidance promotes a framework of actions that enterprises in this sector can use to address and reduce the negative human rights impacts of their business activities.

Date : 2017-02-14

Source: Viet Nam News

HA NOI - The US and Japan imported garments and textile products worth US$15 billion from Viet Nam in 2016, the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (Vitas) has said.

This accounted for 53.5 per cent of the garment and textile sector’s export turnover of $28.3 billion last year.

To meet its revenue target of $30 billion from exports in 2017, the sector will increase shipments to the US and Japan and maintain an export growth of 6 per cent in the two markets, Vitas said.

Date : 2017-02-06

Source: Digital Journal

Manchester - Graphene is the basis of a new generation of flexible and efficient electronic devices. It has now been used to fabricate a garment, and the garment is suitable for the latest wearable technology.

Ready for the ultimate tech statement garment? Soon you’ll be able to purchase a dress or suit made from graphene. This is the output from a project between a shopping mall, a wearable tech company and one of the U.K.’S most prestigious universities.

Date : 2017-01-20

Source: The Nation

VIETNAM’S garment industry is aiming for exports of $30 billion this year. The target was announced by Le Tien Truong, the general director of Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex).

Truong said the development of the textile and garment market at home and abroad would continue improving due to growth in the US economy, which would spur consumption. This favourable background would support the domestic textile and garment industry in reaching its export target this year.

Date : 2017-01-16

Source: YNFX
Garment accessories manufacturers sought policy support from the government to promote the sector by creating more employments and removing poverty. Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) President Abdul Kader Khan addressed a press conference in Dhaka yesterday.

The conference was organised to announce Garmentech Bangladesh 2017 and Gapexo 2017 and Yarn and Fabric Sourcing Fair 2017 to be held in the International Convention City Bashundhara from January 18.