Media Scan 1 August 2020

  • Birdair announces global restructuring

    Birdair Inc., a specialty contractor for custom tensile membrane structures, has announced an international reorganization as it expands its worldwide presence through its network of organizations. A subsidiary of the Taiyo Corporation in Japan, Birdair—along with a number of MakMax Group affiliates—has completed more than 1,300 tensile architectural projects in more than 30 countries and six continents.  … Read More

  • Kontoor takes holistic approach to denim production

    Wrangler and Lee brand owner Kontoor Brands has set out its first set of global sustainability goals and said it aspires to transform the industry by taking a holistic approach to apparel and denim production.

  • Euratex welcomes EU initiative on foreign subsidies

    The European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex) has applauded an EU consultation on the impact of foreign subsidies on the EU internal market and called for its swift implementation.

  • Destinations for U.S. Exports Span the Globe

    ©iStock/WaldemarusOn a state by state basis, exports can be a significant source of revenue.  Further, the U.S. economy is far less dependent on trade than most countries. The total value of all U.S. exports accounted for just 11.7% of GDP in 2019 – a fraction of the 30.6% global average. Destinations for U.S. exports span the globe. The largest markets for American goods were Canada, Mexico, and China, as of 2018. However, due to the trade war between the U.S. and China, the total value […]

  • Bangladesh garment maker launches online trading platform

    Bangladeshi garment export company Sayem Group has launched an online platform which acts as a matchmaking service for buyers and sellers of garment items.

  • Dow project to divert sports shoes from landfill in Singapore

    The Dow Chemical Company has partnered with national sports agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) on a project to divert 300,000 pairs of shoes away from landfill and drive circular economy solutions in Singapore.

  • Hansae to focus global expansion on Japan, Europe

    South Korean apparel manufacturing giant Hansae Co says it will focus its global expansion on Japan and Europe as it looks for new opportunities.

  • H&M to close 250 stores next year as transformation accelerates

    Swedish fashion giant H&M Group will shutter about 250 stores next year as it steps up the pace of its transformation work following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has led to a boom in online shopping.

  • Three-quarters of UK shoppers put off shopping in-store

    Almost three-quarters of UK shoppers will be put off shopping in-store because of the impact of Covid-19, new figures show, drastically shifting the proportion they spend online.

  • BNEW se presenta como catalizador de la recuperación económica global

    El Consorcio de la Zona Franca de Barcelona (CZFB) ha dado el pistoletazo de salida al BNEW – Barcelona New Economy Week, evento híbrido, B2B -100% profesional- con un marcado carácter internacional. En la rueda de prensa, el delegado especial del Estado en el CZFB, Pere Navarro, ha destacado cómo BNEW contribuirá a la recuperación La entrada BNEW se presenta como catalizador de la recuperación económica global se publicó primero en noticierotextil.net.

  • US apparel industry urges Trump to sign off CBTPA amid expiry

    The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AFFA) has urged President Donald Trump to sign the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA), which expired yesterday (30 September), into law as a matter of urgency.

  • Top stories on just-style in September...

    Top stories on just-style in September included a look at how the coronavirus pandemic could be a driver for a more sustainable fashion sector, the United States is moving forward with legislation that would effectively ban cotton imports from China's Xinjiang province, and an interview with Allen Zhang, president of viscose fibre producer Sateri.

  • New Eco-friendly garment factories in Bangladesh are going to be accounted for five hundred

    Bangladesh is building 500 new garment factories that are environmentally friendly. In the first eight months of this year the country has accredited 19 new units as being eco-friendly. This has increased Bangladesh ‘s number of environmentally friendly apparel and textile units by around 125. There has been a spurt in Bangladesh’s green manufacturing units The post New Eco-friendly garment factories in Bangladesh are going to be accounted for five hundred appeared first on Textile News, […]

  • Merchandiser’s role in cost reduction at a garment manufacturing unit

    Businesses all over the world are now facing fierce competition because of the liberalization of trade and globalization. Apparel Manufacturers are facing intensive global competition nowadays. Entrepreneurs are becoming more aware of the importance of modern management philosophy to provide the competitive advantage of the free-market system after the total The post Merchandiser’s role in cost reduction at a garment manufacturing unit appeared first on Textile News, Apparel News, RMG News, […]

  • J.Jill completes financial restructuring

    Struggling US women's wear retailer J.Jill Inc has completed a financial restructuring transaction that helped it to avoid bankruptcy.

  • COTTON USA celebrated “5th Cotton Day Bangladesh- 2020” through a first ever virtual seminar

    COTTON USA organized a virtual seminar in Dhaka to celebrate the 5th Cotton Day in Bangladesh on 28th September. In 2016, Cotton Council International (CCI), Bangladesh, launched Cotton Day as the largest producer and exporting cotton products in the United States, as well as Bangladesh. Over one thousand participants including spinning and textile mill owners, The post COTTON USA celebrated “5th Cotton Day Bangladesh- 2020” through a first ever virtual seminar appeared first on Textile […]

  • According to data from TexPro, global domestic textiles exports rose to $95.725.27 million which...

    According to data from TexPro, In 2019, global domestic textiles exports rose by 1.89% to $95.725.27 million compared to exports by $93.952.83 million in 2017. overall exports decreased by 2.66% in 2019 over the previous year. The export of market analysis tool Texpro is projected to hit $98.350.54 million in 2022, at a pace of The post According to data from TexPro, global domestic textiles exports rose to $95.725.27 million which expects to hit $98.350.54 million in 2022 appeared first on […]

  • American & Efird to purchase Charles Craft performance yarns

    Elevate Textiles Inc., a global provider of advanced products and textile solutions, has announced that its American & Efird (A&E) division will purchase the high performance yarn business of Charles Craft Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of high-performance flame resistant/cut resistant industrial yarns and other specialty products. The purchase is expected to close in early October. … Read More

  • Breakthroughs in advanced textiles: Smart objects that benefit play, on-skin smart interface, and...

    Smart objects support the benefits of play London, U.K.-based smart textile designer Michelle Rinow has unveiled her Transforming Touch series, which was developed based on research about the benefits of sensory play for adults. Her design methodology places emphasis on human interaction, connection and engagement through color and materials. Using cotton, silk and nylon blend … Read More

  • Five tips for attending a virtual conference

    Like so many organizations, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has opted to host its Expo 2020 on a virtual platform. Attendees and exhibitors can expect to experience all the major components of past Expos, including education, networking opportunities and access to resources that support business growth in the textile industry. “We’ve been working very hard … Read More