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Ghana : Textile dealers seek tight security at the borders to prevent illegal importation of textiles

The Cloth Sellers Association (CSA) in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis has called on the Government to strengthen security at the country’s borders to prevent the illegal importation of textiles. Members of the association noted that tight security at the sea, land and air entry points of the country would discourage the influx of foreign textiles on the Ghanaian local market. Madam Esther Nyantakyi, Spokesperson, made the call in a statement read at a press conference in Takoradi in reaction to the seizure of quantities of bales of textiles by a national taskforce early this month. Madam Cecilia Ansah, secretary & Madam Theresa Cobbina, president of the CSA, jointly signed the statement. Continue reading Ghana : Textile dealers seek tight security at the borders to prevent illegal importation of textiles

Adidas, M.I.T., Nike and Philips Lighting Headline Smart Fabrics 2012 Conference

8th annual event will be April 17-19, 2012, in Miami, Fla.

Portland, Maine – IntertechPira is pleased to announce the agenda for the 8th annual Smart Fabrics conference. Leaders from the textile, fashion and electronics industries, as well as from leading academic institutions and government agencies, will gather April 17-19, 2012, at the Conrad Miami Hotel in Miami, Fla., to discuss the evolving needs and opportunities in the smart fabrics industry. Continue reading Adidas, M.I.T., Nike and Philips Lighting Headline Smart Fabrics 2012 Conference

Zara’s Overspeed Development in China

According to some media reports,the Spanish clothing retailer Zara has been developing too fast in China but ignoring the quality during its development.

As an international giant leading the “Fast-Fashion”, ZARA is haunted by the quality problems in China. It was shown on the blacklist of “bad clothing retailer” for seven times in two years. The Spanish company, however. has chosen to remain silent before the doubts and criticism about their products. Continue reading Zara’s Overspeed Development in China

Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Begins Business in China

Announces Beijing Woven Energy Efficiency Technologies as New Nansulate® Distributor in China

Naples, Fla.- Industrial Nanotech, Inc., an emerging global leader in nanotechnology based energy saving solutions, today announced that the Company has entered into an agreement with Beijing Woven Energy Efficiency Technologies Ltd. to serve as exclusive distributor in China for key strategic vertical markets. Continue reading Industrial Nanotech, Inc. Begins Business in China

Smart Sourcing from China

Tony Tao
HM & Associates, Australia (Accountants and Business Advisers)
(Presented at a seminar during the Australian International Sourcing Fair 2011)

Clothing & Textiles Industry – Global Prospective

  1. Clothing and textiles represent about seven per cent of world exports.
  2. China represents the largest share of world trade in this industry.
  3. Character of Industry: growing in volume, dropping in unit price
  4. Growth in volumes of polyester, volumes of natural fibre remain stable. Continue reading Smart Sourcing from China

Global Brands/Buyers are tough Customers, say Exporters

Foreign retailers are tough price negotiators, but overall it’s been a positive experience, say Indian manufacturers who supply to global chains.

At a time when there is such a hue and cry over FDI in multi-brand retail, what has been the experience of Indian companies that supply goods to foreign retailers? They are tough price negotiators, but overall it’s been a positive experience, say Indian manufacturers, who supply to global chains such as Wal-Mart, Marks and Spencer, Nike, Adidas, GAP and Levis. Clothing Manufacturers Association of India President, Mr Rahul Mehta, says, “Foreign retailers try to minimise the price at which we supply to them just like any other retailer.” Continue reading Global Brands/Buyers are tough Customers, say Exporters

Australian International Sourcing Fair 2011

The Australian International Sourcing Fair was held at the Convention and Exhibition Centre in Sydney, Australia for the first time from 22 – 24 Nov. 2011. About 3,000 trade visitors, including importers, wholesalers, department stores and retail chains attended the Fair. The Australian International Sourcing Fair is all about making business easier. It connects manufacturers to wholesalers; buyers to sellers and importantly promotes a diverse array of exciting product options from fashion to homewares from across the globe. Co-located with China Chamber of Clothing and Textiles, exhibitor numbers are expected to exceed 350 with over eleven countries represented. Continue reading Australian International Sourcing Fair 2011

Malaysian Textile & Apparel Market

Malaysia is a country on the move. The growth of Malaysia’s textiles and apparel industry accelerated in the early 1970s, when the country embarked on export-oriented industrialization. Malaysia is a net exporter of textiles and textile products to the world. Malaysia’s Textile & Clothing (T & C) exports. amounted to around US$ 3 billion, consisting mainly of knitted fabrics and garments (US$ 659 million), followed by Man-made filaments (US$ 675 million). There are 662 licensed companies in production with investments of Malaysian Ringgit (RM) 8.3 billion (US$ 2.7 billion). Continue reading Malaysian Textile & Apparel Market

India looks to Malaysia as Gateway to expand Textile Industry in ASEAN

Targets USD100 million of Trade Exchanges at INTEXPO, an Exclusive Indian Textile Expo

Kuala Lumpur – India arranged ‘INTEXPO’, the first and exclusive Indian Textile Expo with the INTRADE Exhibition in Malaysia from 22nd to 24th November 2011 as a platform and gateway to expand its textile industry in Malaysia and ASEAN. INTEXPO 2011 is expected to attract USD100 million of export business over the 3-day event. Continue reading India looks to Malaysia as Gateway to expand Textile Industry in ASEAN