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Digital Pre-Convention Event to the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention

World Fashion ConventionComing November 10 and 11, the International Apparel Federation (IAF) will digitally host a ‘Pre-convention Event’ to its 36th World Fashion Convention due to take place in Antwerp June 7 – 9, 2021. We cannot meet physically in Antwerp now in 2020, but at the same time we cannot wait to discuss the topics that shape our industry’s future. Therefore, we are starting the discussions around the theme of the IAF’s 36th World Fashion Convention, “Transition in the Global Fashion System” already now, in November 2020, on www.iafconventionantwerp.com. Continue reading Digital Pre-Convention Event to the 36th IAF World Fashion Convention

Hyosung Of South Korea and Lenzing collaborate to launch new sustainable “Home Everywhere” collection

hyosung-and-lenzing-collaborate-to-launch-home-everywhere-colllectionWork from home trend sparks the introduction of new eco-friendly fibers

Lenzing, Austria and Seoul, South Korea – The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the clothing preference for many consumers as they now spend much of their time at home. Nowadays, more consumers look for comfortable, versatile, and sustainable apparel that can be worn for multiple occasions and last longer.

Riding on this trend, global fiber producers, Lenzing and Hyosung, have teamed up to develop a Home Everywhere collection of performance fabrics that feature their renowned fibers and yarns to offer consumers comfortable, sustainable and attractive loungewear and activewear. Continue reading Hyosung Of South Korea and Lenzing collaborate to launch new sustainable “Home Everywhere” collection

List Of Foreign Business Groups in Vietnam

American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (Amcham)
Room 323, 3rd Floor, New World Saigon Hotel
76 Le Lai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84-8-3824 3562
Fax: +84-8-3824 3572
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.amchamvietnam.com

M Floor, Business Center, Hilton Hanoi Opera
1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hanoi
Tel: +84-4-3934 2790
Fax: +84-4-3934 2787
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.amchamhanoi.com

Australian Chamber of Commerce Vietnam (Auscham)
2nd Floor, Eximland Building
179EF Cach Mang Thang Tam Street,
District 3, Ho Chi Minh City
Tel: +84-8-3832 9912/ 13/ 14
Fax: +84-8-3832 9915
E-mail: offi[email protected]
Website: www.auchamvn.org

Room 2707, AB Bank Building
101 Lang Ha Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.auschamvn.org Continue reading List Of Foreign Business Groups in Vietnam

Turning soya bean into a powerful natural glue

Borate chemistry inspired by cell walls converts soy protein into high-strength, antibacterial, flame-retardant adhesive

Chemists have borrowed a strategy from plant cell walls to produce a high-strength wood adhesive. An element that props up plants’ cell walls can turn soya protein into a strong and eco-friendly glue. The adhesives commonly used to bond wood into plywood and particleboard come from petroleum. But the earliest wood glues were made from proteins, such as soya flour. To make a comeback, soya adhesives must be made strong enough to meet building standards. Jianzhang Li and his colleagues at Beijing Forestry University brought in boron, an element that provides essential support in plants’ cell walls. The researchers stirred soya protein into water, then added a pinch of borate salt and a dash of a large, branched molecule. The borate ions formed weak links with the hydrogen atoms on the branched molecules and those on soya protein’s long-chained molecules, linking them into a loose 3D mesh. The authors used the soya-based adhesive to glue together sheets of veneer into plywood. When this plywood was pressed and heated, the borates’ weak bonds transformed into strong bonds, producing the same network structure found in plant cell walls. The boron-containing adhesive was more than three times stronger than plain soya protein. Continue reading Turning soya bean into a powerful natural glue

Andritz to supply a complete spunlace line to Baoren Hezhong, China

International technology Group Andritz has received an order from Chinese manufacturer of medical and hygiene textiles, Zhejiang Baoren Hezhong Technology Co., Ltd, China, to supply a complete neXline spunlace line. The line is scheduled for installation and start-up during the third quarter of 2021.

This high-capacity spunlace eXcelle line can process various types of fiber, such as polyester, viscose, Tencel, and bleached cotton, and is dedicated to the production of hygiene fabrics such as disinfecting wipes. The final products will have fabric weights ranging from 30 to 80 gsm, and the annual production capacity will be up to 20,000 t/a. Continue reading Andritz to supply a complete spunlace line to Baoren Hezhong, China

Our Suppliers Are Our Strength! Here is the list of what we buy…

Carl Meiser GmbH & Co. KG was founded in 1952 by day- and nightwear manufacturer Carl Meiser. Under the direction of Mr. Dieter Meiser and Mrs. Ingrid Riedinger the company became a systems supplier for major retail companies in the German-speaking area. A fully integrated production (design, surface generation, dyeing, finishing, cutting, tailoring and warehouse management) made for high flexibility and delivery reliability.

In 2016, investment in an additional high-tech production line to manufacture our nopma technical textiles was made and first series production deliveries directly into the NAFTA economic area were started. Continue reading Our Suppliers Are Our Strength! Here is the list of what we buy…

Dipali Goenka, Welspun India CEO & Jt. MD, On Home Textile Recovery

Dipali Goenka
Dipali Goenka

Welspun India CEO & Jt. MD, Dipali Goenka shared her thoughts on the current business scenario and how Welspun is successfully riding over the #COVID19 induced crisis in a live chat today with Devna Gandhi (@influencers_with_devnag)

Let us keep an optimistic outlook for the future, even if it appears bleak at the moment!

“Let us keep an optimistic outlook for the future, even if it appears bleak at the moment!” is the message for exporters from Chairman, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil). His full message follows:

Dr. KV Srinivasan
Dr. KV Srinivasan

The first fortnight of July marked the third anniversary of Goods and Services Tax (GST), India’s biggest tax reform, introduced on July 1, 2017. It is by all accounts a landmark legislation which succeeded in replacing the fragmented State and Central based law on indirect taxes. It has also led to the setting up of one of the world’s biggest online tax compliance systems – the GSTN.

While the achievement is undoubtedly historic, the experience of the trade has been mixed as there are delays in getting input tax credits, procedures are cumbersome and issues of inverted duty structure remain unresolved.

We remain hopeful that the GST law gets further simplified and the industry is able to overcome the challenges in complying with the law.

Friends, in today’s trying times, whilst we continue to grapple with internal adjustments, the global estimates continue to point towards the recessionary challenges before us.

Covid Pressures Remain

In 2020, the world seems to be shaken (naturally so) by the projections by IMF and WTO on the likely global GDP contraction and anticipation of a steep fall in trade volumes. These forecasts would weigh on Indian exports as well. As per the official data, growth of India’s exports from labour- intensive sectors has been slowing at a faster pace in recent years than overall outbound shipments. The slowdown in exports by job- intensive sectors is set to increase further in the current fiscal, with major consumption markets like the US & the EU being severely affected by the contagion.

Boosting Cotton Consumption

There is an increasing international pressure on Indian cotton prices with the current prices reigning at 16% below the international rates. Stiff competition is also being offered by Polyester fibre as prices of crude oil remain in free fall.

Cotton prices are expected to come under further pressure due to weak demand and increased sowing this season. Added to this, the US Dept. of Agriculture (USDA) estimates have projected a rise in Indian cotton’s closing-stock by adding the carryover stock of cotton with reduced two months’ consumption by mills. The leading Associations in India have however contested the claims made by the USDA but the fact of high levels of production remains. With imported cotton available at less than domestic prices, pressure is seen mounting on the domestic cotton prices and consumption. Eventually increased cotton availability also puts pressure on yarn prices as well.

The industry has appealed to the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India to extend a special package for boosting cotton consumption in the country.

Going Digital – Pathway to the future

With the aim of supporting the sourcing community through these unprecedented times, TEXWORLD, USA the largest sourcing event on the East Coast began its summer 2020 edition on a digital platform.

The show opened its doors to visitors and remained available to explore from 21st to 23rd July between 9.00 am to 3.00 pm EST.

Texprocil along with a few of its member companies explored the vast expanse of sourcing opportunities offered by the NEW platform. According to the initial feedback, there has been an encouraging response and the virtual platform has helped expand the participant’s opportunity to reach industry professionals across the United States, Europe, Asia and abroad, along with exploring innovations in every textile segment of the industry.

On similar lines, Texprocil has launched the virtual edition of ‘Ind-Texpo’, an online exhibition and trade platform from 14th –18th September 2020. The virtual platform will help Indian textile suppliers generate business leads and the B2B meetings will assist in virtual interaction with potential buyers across the globe.

Texprocil organised its third online briefing session and workshop on Wednesday, 12 August 2020 for its members on the virtual Ind-Texpo Exhibition to be held from 14-18 September 2020 where over 200 international buyers are expected to interact with over 100 Indian suppliers of textiles.

The Council is in the process of “onboarding” the profiles of exhibitors (that have already been confirmed) onto the virtual platform and with an extensive buyer promotion programme through Indian Embassies and Textile Associations abroad, we hope to create a unique online experience of one-on-one secure meetings for Indian exporters as well as the international buyers.

I appeal to all our members to support the Council’s efforts by participating in large numbers and taking advantage of this unique sourcing opportunity.

Meeting on Inland Waterways Transport

Bangladesh continues to be India’s largest trading partner in South Asia with a bilateral trade worth US$ 10 billion in 2019. In order to overcome difficulties faced in EXIM trade with Bangladesh while using the land and sea routes, it has been felt necessary to explore inland waterways as an alternate means of transporting goods to/from Bangladesh.

In this connection, Texprocil organised a webinar on “Developing Inland Waterway Transport Corridor for Textile Exports to Bangladesh” on 22nd July 2020 in association with Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Ministry Of Shipping, on the advice of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

(From top-clockwise): Shri Ravi Capoor, Secretary (Textiles), Dr. Amita Prasad, Chairperson, IWAI, Shri Sashi Bhushan Shukla, Member (Trade & Logistics), IWAI and Shri Rajesh Jindal, Commissioner of Customs (Preventive), Kolkata participating in the webinar, amongst others.

Shri Ravi Capoor, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles presided over the webinar and guided all the participants. Eminent panelists included Dr. Amita Prasad, Chairperson of IWAI, and Shri Rajesh Jindal, Commissioner of Customs (Preventive) at Kolata, West Bengal. The informative webinar saw presentations, made by Shri Shashi Bhushan Shukla, Member (Traffic and Logistics) at IWAI and by Shri Prashant Kumar, Associate General Manager – Inland Waterways, Adani Logistics Limited. Details on the India Bangladesh Protocol (IBP) routes and ports of call available for EXIM trade were shared along with the advantages of using inland waterways to transport cargo to/ from Bangladesh to India in view of the bottlenecks and disruptions on the land route at Petrapole.

At the meeting, senior representatives from trade and industry and heads of various Textile Export Promotion Councils agreed to explore the inland waterways transport system and partake in pilot studies to understand the efficacy and efficiency of this mode of transport before popularizing it among member companies.

Way forward

Friends, pandemic or no pandemic… let us affirm our beliefs in the fact that “some basics will not change.”

First of all, the world total population continues to grow, which means that the demand for textiles will continue to grow.

Second, the number of people and consumption level in the middle class, has no reason to stop growing. Also, we can assume that people will, on an average, consume more textiles per head in the future.

Third, clothing, housing, mobility, and healthcare will not disappear, even if their respective importance might change.

Given the green shoots seen in our economy and marginal resumption of trade, let us keep an optimistic outlook for the future, even if it appears bleak at the moment!

About Texprocil

Since its inception in 1954, The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, popularly known as Texprocil has been the international face of cotton textiles from India facilitating exports worldwide.

Texprocil has a membership of around 3,000 companies spread across major textile clusters in India. Its members are well established manufacturers and exporters of cotton textile products.

The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council
Engineering Centre, 5th floor, 9, Mathew Road, Mumbai – 400 004. India.
Tel: +91 22 23632910 to 12 E-mail: [email protected]

Innovating textile coating

If you’ve ever worn anything water-repellent, absorbent, flame retardant or odour free, it’s possible it’s had a coating applied to it. The Innovative Manufacturing CRC is co-funding a project to adapt newly-discovered coating technologies from the lab for the textile production line that will make the coating process more efficient and the coatings more durable.

On ABC Mornings with Laura Tchilinguirian: David Chuter, CEO and Managing Director at the Innovative Manufacturing CRC, with Tony Peacock, CEO at CRC Association, Director and Advisory Board Member Hawker, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. Continue reading Innovating textile coating