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  • The online sales of Inditex have continued to grow consistently, to €3,200 million during fiscal 2018, representing a growth of 27 per cent from last year. This good functioning of the integrated model has allowed online sales to represent 14 per cent of sales in the markets w...
  • HanesBrands has announced that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Ronald L Nelson as the board chairman effective April 23. The appointment is contingent upon his re-election to the board at the company’s annual shareholder meeting to be held on that day. N...
  • UL, a global safety science leader, is set to expand its footprints in Bangladesh with the inauguration of its new Consumer and Retail Services testing laboratory in Dhaka. The state-of-the-art 33,000 sq ft facility provides advanced, end-to-end service solutions for the texti...
  • Nigeria is yet to achieve any of the targets set in the national policy on cotton, textile and garments (CTG) four years after it was enacted. The ministry of industry, trade and investment had launched the National Cotton, Textile and Garment Enterprise Policy in 2015 under t...
  • As more consumers embrace multi-channel shopping, retailers are diversifying investments online and offline to meet customer needs, says the annual State of Retailing Online study released by the US National Retail Federation (NRF) and research and advisory firm Forrester. Ret...
  • Rieter has witnessed 11 per cent rise in its sales to CHF 1,075 million during fiscal 2018 against CHF 965.6 million in fiscal 2017. Rieter achieved increased sales due to organic growth in the Machines & Systems business. SSM Textile Machinery in the business group Compon...
  • Karl Mayer has made an ultra-soft stretch velour fabric with HKS-3M, the flexible, high-speed tricot machine. The velour fabric is setting the trend in the apparel sector. This cuddlesome textile caresses the skin and body. With its gentle drape, the fabric contours the female...
  • The Competition Bureau of Canada recently issued an advisory, cautioning customers that bamboo-labelled sheets, T-shirts and other textile products found in stores and online may not be as ‘green’ as they seem as transforming bamboo fibre into soft fabrics for clothing, towels...
  • Female supervisors have boosted efficiency by five per cent in the garment sector in Bangladesh, says an initiative by Better Work Bangladesh. The Gender Equality and Returns (GEAR) initiaitve jointly implemented by International Labour Organisation and International Finance C...
  • Surat could play a pivotal role in VisionNXT, a trend forecasting initiative of the government to create an indigenous fashion forecasting service, textiles minister Smriti Irani said inaugurating the ₹300-crore Karanj Textile Park in Mandvi taluka in south Gujarat recen...
  • Uttarakhand has decided to set up a centre of excellence for Himalayan fibre in Kumaon region’s Almora district. The decision was taken recently at a cabinet meeting in Dehradun, according to state urban development minister Madan Kaushik. The centre will be set up with suppor...
  • With the retail industry in its annual lull between seasons and plans for a tariff increase on hold, imports at US’s major retail container ports are expected to drop to their lowest level in almost a year in the current month, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker repo...
  • Visual Next has launched the improved application for Shop Floor Process Optimization using capacity planning and real-time shop floor monitoring. Factories utilising this tool achieve greater visibility of their workforce productivity with built in analytics to make better bu...
  • BMSvision has launched the freshly developed and built-in tool called OPCconnector for its latest version 8.40.03 of BMSvision WeaveMaster and PlantMaster systems, which offers superior flexibility to connect various machine types to the BMSvision MES systems. BMSvision is a d...
  • Textile machinery firm Karl Mayer’s warp sampling machine, Multi-Matic, has been successful in gaining a foothold on the Portuguese market. The machine is in demand for shirting and suiting with multi-coloured patterns and in small production runs or high-quality furnishing te...
  • ITL Intelligent Label Solutions has entered into a strategic partnership with Poppy’s Knitwear including the set-up of an ITL service bureau within Poppy’s Tiruppur manufacturing plant. The facility, which will have the capability to produce rotary printed care labels, heat tr...
  • Yarn Expo from March 12 will offer a springboard for exhibitors to capture the potential of the China market. Over 450 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions, including new exhibitors from Egypt and France will display natural cotton, linen and wool, as well as extensive opt...
  • Inaugurating the renovated Handloom Haat in New Delhi’s Janpath recently, Indian textiles minister Smriti Irani launched three projects of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT)—VisionNXT-Trend Forecasting Initiative; Indian Textiles and Craft Repository; and Desi...
  • India recently rejected US claims of imposing ‘tremendously high’ tariffs, saying its import duties are within the World Trade Organisation (WTO) norms. India’s import duties are consistent with the bound rates that it is entitled to at the WTO and comparable to more liberal d...
  • Howard Malpass has bagged the AATCC (the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists) Olney Medal Award. Malpass is being recognised for his work on the implementation of pre-reduced indigo and its beneficial impacts in the dyeing, manufacturing, and retail industri...
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