Industry News

Date : 2020-08-10


Thailand-based VT Garment has launched its personal protective equipment (PPE) brand Silguard. VT's product development team took only 3 months to receive CE PPE Category 3 certifications for its coveralls and isolation gowns. Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha has recognised VT's accomplishment as a product that is wholly sourced in the kingdom.

"We are extremely proud to play a part in ensuring and safeguarding Thailand’s healthcare security," VT Garment said on its website.

Date : 2020-08-03


Pure, a manufacturer of disinfectant products, has launched a new product for sanitising garments. As retailer dressing rooms are at high risk for cross-contamination, PureCouture brings consumer confidence back to the fashion retail shopping experience. The product sanitises and freshens garments within minutes, destroying 99.9 per cent of pathogens.

Date : 2020-07-27


The medical textile laboratory of the Fragrance and Flavour Development Centre (FFDC) in Kanpur recently claimed to have developed a fabric with fragrance and can survive after multiple washes. FFDC assistant director Shakti Vijay Shukla said trials are under way to see how many washes the fragrances like rose, khus, chameli and sandalwood can survive.

The aromatic clothes will be more comfortable than those designed using normal fabric, the scientists told a news agency.

Date : 2020-07-20


As micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) face several challenges in technology adoption that includes lack of information technology infrastructure, skilled resources and data security concerns, start-up ESG Robo has created a model that eliminates all upfront investment requirements by factories, according to founder-chief executive officer Sandeep Raghuwanshi.

For the apparel industry in particular, the companies have additional concerns of uncertain order pipeline and thin profit margins, he told Fibre2Fashion in an interview.

Date : 2020-07-13


Total UK online fashion checkouts rose by 93 per cent year on year (YoY) in June, according to True Fit, a personalisation platform for apparel and footwear retailers. However, average order value (AOV) fell by 22 per cent in June over 2019 figures. Total sales, while down YOY since March, rose in June and are now on par with total sales figures from 2019.

Date : 2020-07-06


Five garment manufacturing units and three private firms were recently allotted land along the Yamuna Expressway in Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh (UP). The decision is expected to fetch investments worth ₹50 crore and create 2,000 jobs, officials said. The allotted pieces of land are close to the upcoming international Greenfield airport in Jewar.

Date : 2020-06-29


The on-demand service could be applied to not only the luxury end of the market, but also the mass market. With all the advanced technologies blooming in the market, the digitisation of the garments, fabric, and body could cut the design and development costs enormously.

Date : 2020-06-22


H&M, Adidas and Marks & Spencer (M&S) have been ranked among the world’s most transparent big fashion retailers, according to the 2020 fashion transparency index compiled by UK-based Fashion Revolution campaign group. The H&M Group, which includes Cos, & Other Stories, Arket, Monki, H&M Home and Weekday, topped the index scoring 73 per cent.

Date : 2020-06-15


The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) will fund 1.6 million farmers in the 2020 wet season to help raise farm output. The apex bank will also finance the farmers under its 10 Focal Commodities Intervention Programme, which would cut across value chains, Yila Yusuf, the bank’s director in the development finance department, said recently in Abuja’s Kwali.

Yusu’s statement was issued by his representative Ayoola Quadri who flagged off the farm inputs distribution process for cotton farmers for the 2020 planting season.

Date : 2020-06-08


After Indian traders agreed to create a pool of truck drivers, who would work in shifts to deliver consignments across the India-Bangladesh land border in West Bengal and stay in an isolation centre after returning, exports to Bangladesh are expected to resume soon through the state’s Malda district. The process at Mahadipur land port may start any moment.