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  • Shima Seiki, a leading Japanese flat knitting machine manufacturer, has manufactured 3D knitted masks especially for use at elementary school and junior-high schools (primary and intermediate schools).Image Courtesy: www.shimaseiki.co.jpThese masks are made on the company’s Wholegarment machine and will be available at its headquarters in Wakayama Prefecture.The production is a result of request from the prefectural government of Wakayama, based on the data for knitting different types of masks
  • Today is the last day for Li & Fung with Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX)!After 4 pm, it will officially delist from the HKEX thereby successfully completing the company’s privatisation process.The company is delisting itself from HKEX as it sets the course for long-term transformation.Now the Fung Family remains controlling shareholder of Li & Fung with 60 per cent of the voting shares, while GLP will have 40 per cent of the voting shares and 100 per cent of the non-voting shares
  • TheCotton Association of India (CAI)has lowered its cotton crop estimate for the ongoing cotton marketing season 2019-20 to 330 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) from its earlier estimate of 354.50 lakh bales. However, this would still be above 312 lakh bales produced in the previous season 2018-19, ending September 30, 2019, as per CAI's final estimate.Pic: ShutterstockIn its April estimate of thecotton cropfor the ongoing season that began on October 1, 2019, the Crop Committee of the associatio
  • WAKEFIELD - Circular business models, like clothing resale and subscription rental, are taking off - but can they ever fully replace today's retail models and deliver the radical sustainability improvements we need?Three industry pioneers join our host Mike Schragger, from the Sustainable Fashion Academy, to discuss the potential of these circular models in our latest Big Closets Small Planet podcast.Gwen Cunningham, Lead of Circle Economy’s Textiles Programme and Switching Gear Project, Jef
  • According to OTEXA, China slipped from 2nd to 4th in its denim apparel exports to the US in Q1 of 2020 due to the effects of COVID-19. Chinese shipments of blue denim apparel plummeted dramatically from $183.75 million in Q1 of 2019 by 63.11% to $67.79 million.This drastic fall has lowered China’s share of denim apparel exports to the US from 22.67% in the corresponding span of the previous year to 9.71% in this year. Mexico, Bangladesh and Vietnam are now ahead of China in terms of denim demand
  • Why the tenth birthday of the USTER®QUANTUM 3 yarn clearer is worth celebratingTen years ago, it seemed like a ground-breaking innovation in yarn clearing technology. But that was only the start, andUSTER’s ambitions for its world-leadingQUANTUM 3series have never stopped growing. Spinners have been presented with a whole series of impressive developments – each one a big step in expanding the possibilities, from quality control at winding to ‘smart’ clearing, contamination control, mill optimiz
  • NEW YORK - Retail giant Walmart has gone into partnership with resale platform ThredUp to sell secondhand branded clothing, footwear and accessories online.The link up with ThredUp, which bills itself as the world's biggest thrift store, marks the first foray by Walmart (WMT), the world's largest retailer, into the resale market.Denise Incandela, head of fashion e-commerce with Walmart, said she expected to move to prove popular with today's more environmentally-conscious consumers,
  • TheClothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI)has urged the ministry of textiles to levy a temporary additional duty on imports of garments and fabrics from all countries, including those with whom India has free trade agreements (FTAs) or zero-duty agreements. CMAI is the pioneer and most representative association of theIndian apparel industry.For a long time, CMAI has been drawing the government's attention to the dangers posed by duty-free imports of garments from Bangladesh, as i
  • India's yarn exportsare estimated to have nosedived 80-90 per cent in April and are not expected to revive in a hurry. Yarn exports to major buyers like China and Bangladesh have declined due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Consequently, yarn exports are likely to slide 35-40 per cent yar-on-year during the ongoing fiscal 2020-21, according toCrisil Research."Indian merchandise exports fell 13 per cent (in dollar terms) in the quarter ended March (on-year), and a steep 60 per cent in April as
  • Retail business was down by 41 per cent between March 1 and April 30, driven largely by store closures, according to a report by artificial intelligence-powered customer data platform Amperity, which recently said apparel, home and jewellery are the hardest-hit sectors while food and beverage and health and beauty are showing year-on-year (YoY) increases.Pic: ShutterstockFinancial uncertainty and job loss have driven steep declines in discretionary categories, including apparel, and heavy promot
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