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  • Fitch Solutions believe Bangladesh’s reliance on its large ready-made garment sector for growth can both be a boon and a bane for the Bangladeshi economy over the long term. The Bangladesh garment sector will likely be among the top beneficiaries of the ongoing structural shift in low-end manufacturing out of China. However, the country’s strong reliance and constant focus on growing its ready-made garments sector could inhibit its wage growth and the country’s move up the value chain, and this
  • “Through the use of RFID technology, employees become digital shopping experts and advise customers on products that they themselves have not yet had in their hands,” states Stefan Otte, summarizing the reasons for the global rollout.Today, 100% of US Stores are Already RFID-enabled. Levi Strauss invented the first work trousers for cowboys, prospectors and farmers in San Francisco in 1870. The age of the robust studded trousers made of denim fabric had begun. The practical and hard-wearing work
  • Three large textile companies in United States – Merrow Manufacturing, ColorWorks and Bolger & O’Hearn – have come together to help meet the nation’s demand for personal protective equipment (PPE).Image Courtesy: www.cbc.caThe collaboration resulted in a quick response to the PPE demand and also addressed any future demand as the world continues to fight the pandemic.All the aforementioned companies excel in their own niche.Merrow Manufacturing and Bolger & O’Hearn based in Fall River ha
  • Despite the European Union (EU)-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), which came into force on August 1, being considered as a great opportunity for the Vietnamese textile and apparel industry, there are concerns that the origin criteria ‘from fabric onwards’ will make it difficult for domestic products to enjoy the benefits of the trade deal.Pic: ShutterstockAccording to the commitments outlined in the EVFTA, among the key export items of the nation to the trading bloc, the EU will eliminate ta
  • VENTURA - US outdoor apparel brand Patagonia has launched a new campaign to promote the benefits of regenerative organic agricultural practices in limiting climate change.The company has created a new range of cotton T-shirts sourced from farms promoting sustainable agriculture methods designed to build healthier soil to act as a carbon sink.Patagonia is a founding member of the Regenerative Organic Alliance which created the Regenerative Organic Certification that reveals whether a product has
  • Cambodia has planned a five-year development strategy for its garment, footwear and travel bag sectors, to improve the competitiveness on the global level by working on the challenges that require more attention and development.Image Courtesy: assets.bwbx.io“This strategy is an important roadmap because it will set out a vision to transform Cambodia’s garment, footwear and bag industry into a high-value, supportive, diversified and more competitive industry,” said Finance Minister, Aun Pornmonir
  • Teijin Frontier has launched a new heat insulating structure which combines sweat absorption and quick drying for innerwear and heat insulation for brushed-finish intermediate wear, or middler, worn between the inner and outer layers to retain heat. The new structure is positioned as a key material for outdoor wear in fall and winter 2021 collections.Pic: TeijinEventually, applications of the new structure will include outdoor, sports, casual and uniform applications, targeting annual sales of o
  • At Interfilière in Paris in January 2020, Karl Mayer launched its first series of warp knitted ‘jersey’ fabrics, garnering great interest, especially among international lingerie brands, the company reports.© Karl Mayer.The supple, next-to-skin fabrics are calledJersey Evolutionand were produced on the high-performance tricot machine HKS 2-S, which was used in a fine machine gauge to create a sophisticated lapping design, resulting in highly elastic fabrics.According to Karl Mayer, it is possibl
  • Karl Mayer has developed a range of lace fashion hybrid one-piece bodysuits, which are efficiently produced on its ML 41 raschel lace machine.“As can be seen with the strapless eye-catcher on this page, Karl Mayer has developed a garment that can be worn universally and is also extremely efficient to produce,” Karl Mayer reports.“Half bodysuit, half swimsuit, the chic one-piece cuts a good figure both when sunbathing and when strolling around town. The fabric for this street and beachwear is pro
  • The outdoor brand Vaude has come out with a new method of measuring from the product development stage to the repairability of its products.After making the announcement of the new idea, the Repair Index would help strengthen its focus on repairability and reaffirm the brand's stance against a throwaway society.Antje von Dewitz, the chief executive of the company, stated that their products are to have a long service life and need to be repairable.The index will introduce a points system tha
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