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  • GOTS is set to host the ‘GOTS Bangladesh Seminar 2019’ (GBDS19), on September 8, 2019, with the theme ‘Connecting for Success’ at the International Convention City Bashundhra (ICCB) in Dhaka. The seminar will bring together key players of the organictextileindustry, including brands, exporters, certifiers, chemical industry, and other stakeholders.Pic: ShutterstockVarious topics will be covered in the seminar. This includes SustainableRetail, where buyers from international brands and retailers
  • Paris Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week, China Fashion Week, Tokyo Fashion Week, Seoul Fashion Week, Russia Fashion Week and Mumbai Fashion Week were the top ten fashion weeks in 2018, according to the 2018 Global Fashion Industry Index-Fashion Week Vitality Index unveiled recently in Shanghai.The index was launched by the China Economic Information Service (CEIS) of the official Xinhua news agency and Orient International (Holdin
  • Rieter, a supplier of systems for short-staple fibre spinning, has posted an order intake of ?378.3 million ($383.80) in H12019 against ?511.8 million in H12018, showing a decrease of 26 per cent from previous year period. Sales in first half of 2019 decreased by 19 per cent to ?416.1 million ($422.15) against ?515.3 million in first half of 2018.The main reason for the drop in order intake was low demand in the new machinery business (business group Machines & Systems), according to a press
  • Liva participated at the Delhi edition of Yarnex exhibition to facilitate itsbrandpartners who showcased products made with Liva fabrics. At the show, Liva focused on knits and woven fabrics and stoles. The range was carefully crafted to meet requirement of western and ethnic womenswear. Liva is a new-age fabric from Aditya Birla Group.Pic: Aditya Birla GroupBuyers appreciated the collection exhibited by Mercury, Mukut Mani, RK Handlooms and Shree Sakthi Vinayagar at the Liva pavilion, according
  • “Circularity” is replacing “sustainability” as the buzzword in the fashion industry. After all, it doesn’t suffice for companies to rethink the materials and energy used to produce their clothing, they should also take responsibility for the entire life cycle of the product.With this idea in mind, H&M, Target, C&A Foundation, PVH Corp, Microsoft, Waste Management and other academic, design and sustainable fashion organizations have joined forces to create CircularID, a unique digital ide
  • How to make fabric with texture1. AppliqueApplique is the method of sewing pieces of fabric onto other fabric bases in beautiful designs. You can stitch the applique pieces by hand as well as by sewing machineCheckout the tutorial on how to do Applique – infact 12 different ways to do applique more details. Also checkout the Hand applique tutorial and How to make applique letters tutorial2. PatchworkPatchwork is the method of sewing small pieces of fabric (patches) of different patterns and colo
  • NEW YORK – New guidelines published today by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation have united leading apparel brands and recyclers around the world in a mission statement to transform the way in which jeans are produced.The Jeans Redesign Guidelines include minimum requirements for the durability, material health, recyclability and traceability of jeans which are said to closely align with the principles of the circular economy; which the Ellen MacArthur Foundation has established itself as a leading
  • Leading apparel organizations to aim to collaborate to establish a common framework and clear standards to resolve the most significant circularity issues for the fashion and textile industries.Figure 1: Some leading Bangladeshi apparel manufacturers are making products from cutting waste’ recycled yarn and exporting globally.EURATEX (European Apparel and Textile Confederation), Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), Global Fashion Agenda (GFA), International Apparel Federati
  • Bed Bath & Beyond is establishing key near-term priorities to accelerate transformation. While, the company's net sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2019 were approximately $2.6 billion, a decrease of approximately 6.6 per cent compared to the prior year period. Comparable sales in the first quarter of fiscal 2019 declined around 6.6 per cent.Pic: Bed Bath & BeyondIn the reported quarter, the company reported a net loss of($2.91)per diluted share (($371.1) million), which included
  • Textilespinning mills in north India, which are currently operating 24x7, are considering cutting back production and shutting down their mills once a week. Excess spinning capacity in thecountryand poor demand for yarn from overseas markets has led to accumulation of yarn stocks and poor liquidity, Northern India Textile Mills’ Association (NITMA) said.“China, which has been a major importer of Indian yarns for the past few years, has cut-down imports in the past few months, thus worsening the
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