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Apparel Resources is an online resource pool of latest and transparent textile and apparel news and insights from the fashion and related industry for the last 25 years. We are a common platform bringing together the apparel and textile buyers and suppliers in the industry and everything in between.

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Leather Industry News. Secondhand clothing market predicted to grow big this decade! May touch US $ 64 billion by 2024. Fashion Industry Updates. Indian Retail Market. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) News. Apparel Import & Export. Retail Hubs. Retail Business News. Latest Production Technology. Fashion Forward Trends. Coronavirus News. Coronavirus Impact On Apparel & Textile Industry. Trade News. Apparel Buyers. Beware! Fraud by e-commerce companies grows by 13% in last 8 months. In last 8 months, there were as many as 5,620 fraud cases by e-commerce companies in India.

Beware! Fraud by e-commerce companies grows by 13% in last 8 months

That’s a worrying 13 per cent more than what it was in the last financial year. This information was shared by Minister of Commerce and Industry, Piyush Goyal, in the Lok Sabha. Despite laws, such frauds are continuously growing. The number of fraud dockets (financial year wise) registered under the e-commerce platform at the National Consumer Helpline (NCH) are given below: As per India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF), a Trust of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India, apparel, with 29 per cent, is the second highest category solely through e-commerce, while electronics is the biggest contributor with 48 per cent. The e-commerce has transformed the way business is done in India. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 has been enacted to better protect the interests of the consumers.

“We should see these number of frauds compared to overall number of transactions. Apparel Sourcing Week 2020. Sustainability News Bangladesh. Notwithstanding the controversies and the recent 6 months’ ban on its activities, safety platform Nirapon has found support from the American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA).

Sustainability News Bangladesh

The President and Chief Executive Officer of AAFA Rick Helfenbein has reportedly wrote to Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently expressing concerns over reports of calls to suspend Nirapon. “At a point when Bangladesh is poised to take advantage of the opportunities presented by today’s global market and expand, that growth is threatened by efforts to hinder the work of Nirapon and its transparent, independent, brand-backed commitment to worker safety,” Rick Helfenbein maintained in his letter to Hasina, while calling upon the Bangladesh Premier and other key stakeholders to fully support Nirapon.

The court further asked the platform to explain within 2 weeks why it should not be ordered to join the RMG Sustainability Council.

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Textile Industry News. Fashion Products. Upcoming Textile Exhibitions. Garment Fair. Apparel Fairs. Fashion Shows. International Trade Shows. Technology Exhibition. Denim Trends. Innovation in Textiles. Retail Information. Sustainability News.

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Retail Information. Textile Fairs. Denim Trends. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free FASHIONIM (Fashion in Denim), a fashion event dedicated to denim industry, will be organized on the sidelines of Denimsandjeans.com Bangladesh Show, which is scheduled to take place on March 2-3, 2016 at Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Denim Trends

The 3rd edition of FASHIONIM will be held on 2nd March. At the previous edition of the event, models displayed collections of denim from three countries. The assortments from Vincunha Textile, Brazil and Envoy from Bangladesh were featured for Autumn/Winter ’15 season; Bhaskar Denim from India too presented its denim collection at the fashion event. Also Read – Garmentech a big hit, benefits Bangladesh RMG industry This time around, designs of fashion students of Bangladesh Universities will be seen on the ramp. The 2015 edition witnessed over 400 guests from some of the most reputed retailers, factories, buying houses and brands. FESPA Textile 2016: ‘Digital Textile Technologies’ to be at focus. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: heimtextil-blog.com Touted as the largest digital textile show – FESPA Textile 2016 – is set to bring global digital textile community under the same roof from March 8-11, at Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

FESPA Textile 2016: ‘Digital Textile Technologies’ to be at focus

At the fair, visitors will get the opportunity to explore various textile solutions, with even more applications and technologies than featured at the previous editions. Kornit Digital, Kiian and MS Printing Solutions, VAVAtex, Fersan Textile Trade Industries, Elkotb Textiles and Zschimmer and Schwarz Mohsdorf GmbH, with other 50+ exhibitors, will display latest digital textile advancements at FESPA Textile 2016. Workwear fabric manufacturer Carrington gets bluesign accreditation. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Carrington, UK’s largest manufacturer of workwear fabrics, has been awarded bluesign accreditation for its Tomboy fabric.

Workwear fabric manufacturer Carrington gets bluesign accreditation

The company is one of two workwear fabric manufacturers in Europe to achieve this status. “Carrington already has a reputation for innovation and for producing fabrics and finishes with extremely high performance in some of the most demanding workplace environments. Gaining bluesign accreditation proves that we are producing workwear fabrics that don’t just benefit the people wearing them, but the environment and work place safety as well,” comments Chris Schoonjans, Export Sales Director, Carrington. Messe Frankfurt inks deal to organize textile fairs in Africa. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Messe Frankfurt, the global market leader in trade fairs for the textile industry, is expanding its textile event portfolio to encompass Africa following Europe, Asia and America by entering into a partnership with Trade and Fairs East Africa, the organizer of Africa Sourcing & Fashion Week in Ethiopia, from 2017 onwards.

Messe Frankfurt inks deal to organize textile fairs in Africa

Apparel Fashion. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: rvfashion.lk Sri Lanka-based RV Fashion, a leading retailer offering a wide range of clothing for men, women and children, was recently recognized at the FLAME 2016 Western Province Entrepreneur Awards for its contribution to the readymade garment industry.

Apparel Fashion

President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena was the Chief Guest at the occasion where 39 outstanding mid-level entrepreneurs in various sectors were honoured by the Chief Minister’s Office of Western Province. International Trade Show of Apparel and Garment & Trade Fair. Guess, Kloth Lifestyle start ‘denim recycle drive’ Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Guess, a US based apparel retailer, has teamed up with Kloth Lifestyle to start a ‘Denim Recycle Drive’ at all Guess stores in Malaysia from 29 September (i.e. today) to 30 October, 2016.

Guess, Kloth Lifestyle start ‘denim recycle drive’

The collected denim will be passed on to the team at Kloth Lifestyle, which owns sustainable apparel maker Waste2Wear in Malaysia, to recycle the denim and distribute a portion of it to communities in need. H&M’s Cambodian garment suppliers under scanner: Reports. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: photoshelter.com Four garment suppliers of Cambodia working for Swedish clothing giant H&M have been called out by a local labour rights group for their continued use of short-term contracts, hampering employees’ ability to unionize and, in one case, allegedly paying workers less than the US $ 140 monthly minimum wage.

H&M’s Cambodian garment suppliers under scanner: Reports

Supporting the same, a report titled ‘When ‘best’ is far from good enough’ by labour rights NGO Central surveyed 38 workers from four suppliers for H&M – three rated “platinum” and one “gold”, a rating used by H&M to categorize its suppliers on the basis of compliance to labour standards and laws. NikeLabs teams up with British designer for travel wear collection. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: cityofhype.com NikeLabs, a research and development institute owned by American apparel and footwear maker Nike has collaborated with Kim Jones, a British fashion designer, and developed a collection that focuses less on sport and more on the lifestyle sportswear for travel wear.

NikeLabs teams up with British designer for travel wear collection

Crafted from Nike’s innovative lightweight, breathable Tech Fleece fabric, the range features seasonal staples including a bomber jacket, hoodie and sweatpants for both men and women. Reebok unveils new ‘combat training line’ for Indian market. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: lesmills.com Sportswear retailer Reebok, in association with UFC, has launched its latest combat training collection at select stores in India. Silvia Tallon, Senior Marketing Director, Reebok India while speaking on the occasion of the launch said, “UFC represents some of the toughest and most dedicated athletes in the world and Reebok is proud to support its greatness in the Octagon.

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) is an exciting sport of fitness and we are at its forefront – both globally and in India. ZARA brings out its first-ever sustainable collection ‘Join Life’ Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: zara.com. Import duty exemption to benefit Indian garment exporters. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Image Courtesy: maxsungroup.com. Walmart to stop selling Welspun’s Egyptian cotton sheets. Share: Read what 200000+ Industry Leaders read everyday for free Walmart Stores Inc., American multinational retailer, has reportedly disclosed that it will stop selling Egyptian cotton sheets made by Welspun India after the manufacturer was unable to assure them the products were authentic. Indian technical textiles market to touch Rs. 1.58 lakh crore-mark in FY ’17.

Fashion Brand Analysis.

Have you heard the latest textile market news that the UK luxury fashion house Burberry has been recognized as industry leader in the 2016 Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the consumer durables and apparel sector second time in a row for his strong commitment to continuously exploring more productive and sustainable ways of working, For more info visit: – apparelresources

Gap Joined the league of brands that reveal their supplier factories - Apparel Retailers. Innovation in Textiles: Hohenstein develops textile finish with sensory cooling effect – textilestechnologies. As part of an IGF research project, scientists at the Hohenstein Institute have been developing and analysing a textile finish that could provide a sensory cooling effect. This being an innovation in textiles, the sensory perception of cold depended not only on the area of skin being treated but also on a range of other parameters, such as the moisture level in the skin and the topography of the skin surface. This textile finish is based on p-menthane derivatives (agonists) such as WS-3 (N-ethyl-p-menthane-3-carboxamide) or L-menthyl lactate and icilin.These substances have the advantage that, when spread in very low concentrations on small areas of the body, they have a lasting mild cooling effect throughout their period of activity.

This kind of sensory cooling textile finish was tested on different textile substrates made from natural or synthetic fibres and blends, and in concentrations of the active ingredient ranging from 0.1‰ – 1%. Like this: Creating Sustainable Fashion – Sustainable Textile. Fashion designer Ninoshka Alvares-Delaney from Saligao,Goa won the National Award for best design in the menswear category in the India Handloom Brand Design Contest. It was selected by a panel of judges from among more than 1660 entries from all over India in the first ever contest of this nature.

Textile & Dye Chemical Industry Suppliers News, Updates & Analysis. H&M releases Sustainability Report 2015. India’s Cabinet clears ROSL scheme to boost apparel export. Textile Technology. Australian fashion brand Willow set to close in a month - Apparel Retailers. Traditional garment fasteners become trendy value additions in S/S ’17… Rebecca Taylor & Jill Stuart Fasteners have always been a major part of garmenting.

Textile Technology. ITMA ASIA + CITMA ’16: Retech to exhibit Retech, renowned manufacturers of high-quality components for man-made fibre processing, is set to exhibit its latest components and installations across the entire textile value chain at the upcoming 5th edition of ITMA ASIA + CITME 2016 fair, scheduled to be held from 21st to 25th October in Shanghai, China. ‘Mega Brands’ focusing more on women’s wear. Simran & Company in process to add new markets. Fabric Trade Shows. Good visitation from Buying houses and garment industry Celebrating 14 years of providing sourcing options in fabric and accessories to the Indian garment industry, the F&A show launched its Delhi edition with a very successful fair organised at Pragati Maidan – the central location for trade shows in the Capital.

2nd Day at Lakmé India Fashion Week 2016 Dedicated to Sustainable Fashion – Sustainable Textile. Indian Government to set up ‘Green’ textile park in Chhattisgarh. Sustainable Fashion. Consumer files US $ 5 million lawsuit against Zara USA. John Lewis aims for £ 1 billion ‘Home’ business. Value Addition gets Army influence! Target Cuts Ties With Indian Textile manufacturer Welspun Over Fake Egyptian Sheets. Vu Thao, Updating Eco-Design With Ancient Knowledge – Sustainable Textile. Simran & Company in process to add new markets. Menswear Trends S/S ’17: Moving ahead this year with a relaxed and punk route. Upcoming Textile Exhibition. Hidesign to open seven new stores soon - Apparel Retailers. Raymond focuses on increasing digital business.