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  • Russia offers ample export opportunities to Indian leather and footwear industry, according to the Council for Leather Exports (CLE), whose chairman Panaruna Aqeel Ahmed recently said though Russia imported leather and footwear worth $3.9 billion in 2018, India's exports to that country stood at only $52.6 million, clearly pointing to prospects of penetration.Pic: ShutterstockRussia is the 13th largest global importer of leather, leather products and footwear.CLE is not only exploring partic
  • Lycra has launched a global co-branded marketing programme to promote denim jeans made with itsLycra dualFXtechnology. The programme has been developed with Refinery29, a leading media and entertainment company for millennial and Gen Z women.Long Tall Sally Ultra Stretch Jean with Lycra dualFX technology. © LycraPatented Lycra dualFX technology combines two Lycra brand stretch fibres to add extra flexibility and bounce back recovery to denim. This means jeans hold their shape all day, every day
  • The Teijintex by Teijin Frontier will feature propriety materials such as Solotex, a stretchable and soft polytrimethylene terephthalate fibre, and Deltapeak, a next-generation polyester fabric combining excellent physical properties with high levels of functionality for Autumn/Winter, in Première Vision (PV) Paris to be held from September 17-19.Pic: Teijin LtdThe stand will also introduce various environmentally-friendly materials, including recycled fibres, fluorocarbon-free durable water-rep
  • India's annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale priceindex (WPI), for August 2019, remained unchanged at 1.08 compared to July 2019. The index for textiles dipped 0.8 per cent while for apparel it was down 0.6 per cent in August, according to the provisional data released by the Office of the Economic Adviser, ministry of commerce and industry.Pic: lan deng on UnsplashThe official WPI for all commodities (Base: 2011-12 = 100) for the month of August 2019 rose by 0.2 per cent to
  • London Luxury, an innovator of luxury home textiles, has announced an exclusive partnership with Nanobionic Group to lead the next wave of smart textiles with Nanobionic Technology. Products powered by Nanobionic aim to transform bedding, bath and home accessories with incomparable wellness benefits.Nanobionic is a patented technology for fabric applications that uses far-infrared (FIR) technology to recycle and enhance your body's energy in a scientifically proven way to stimulate local blo
  • The Indian government is developing 40 new Harmonized System of Nomenclature (HSN) codes for the technical textiles sector.Indian textiles Minister Sriti Irani on 29 January released 207 HSN codes (Harmonized System of Nomenclature) for technical textiles sector in Mumbai. The codes can help to achieve a sectoral market size of up to ₹2 lakh crore by 2020-21, said the Minister.Figure: Indian textiles Minister Sriti Irani on 29 January released 207 HSN codes (Harmonized System of Nomenclature) fo
  • According to Export Promotion Bureau (EPB) data, Bangladesh apparel export earnings in the month of July and August FY 2019-20 decreased by -0.33%, totaling USD 5.71 billion, which was USD 5.73 billion during the same period in FY 2018-19.Figure 1: Bangladesh apparel export earnings in the month of July and August FY 2019-20 decreased by -0.33%.Of the total earnings by the apparel sector, woven products earned USD 2.79 billion in July-August of FY2019-20, marking a -0.94% negative growth from US
  • Gujarat has been ranked the topmost performer on the logistics index chart among 22 Indian states, an indicator of the efficiency of logistical services necessary for promoting exports and economic growth, according to a recent report released by the commerce ministry. It is followed by Punjab and Andhra Pradesh. Himachal Pradesh stood last on the chart.Pic: ShutterstockThe index in the report titled Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) 2019, prepared with the help of consultancy firm
  • The US share of China cotton imports fell to 18 per cent in 2018-19, down sharply from 45 per cent in 2017-18, and was well below the 30 per cent share seen over the previous five years, according to the US department of agriculture (USDA). This was also the lowest market share since China reformed its cotton sector in 1999, the USDA said in a report."In 2018-19 cotton season, the US cotton faced two challenges in China; first, the additional tariffs being placed on certain imports of US co
  • Cifra, a leading company in the production of Warp Knit Seamless (WKS), will present their new concept garments at the Functional Fabric Fair in Portland on October 22 and 23, 2019, and at Performance Days in Munich, on November 13 and 14, 2019. Cifra is a manufacturing company that produces garments for private brands with an exclusive technology.Pic: CifraThese garments have been created in the name of uniqueness and sustainability with their exclusive, internationally patented technology. In
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