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UK textile & footwear online sales grew 10.9% MoM in March 2021

Online spending in the UK increased by 0.6 per cent MoM in March 2021, with strong growth in textile, clothing and footwear stores of 10.9 per cent. This was the largest monthly growth in the sector since June 2020 with feedback from retailers suggesting that the upcoming easing of coronavirus…


Minimising water consumption in textile production

Jeanologia CEO Enrique Silla has warned that the world needs to act now to avoid a water crisis in the years ahead. He says: “After the Covid-19 pandemic, the next global crisis will be the [ensuing] water crisis. Humankind has faced big challenges throughout history, whether it be the economic…


2021 to be critical for European textiles and clothing sector: Euratex

2021 will be a critical year for the European textile and clothing sector, according to the European Apparel and Textile Confederation (Euratex). On the occasion of releasing its quarterly economic update, Euratex is concerned that the COVID-19 crisis may be followed by disruptions in the global supply chains, affecting the…


Serbia’s Luss Textile to make jackets for Philipp Plein

Luss Textile d.o.o. Draganici, a European manufacturer and supplier of high-quality modern formalwear, workwear and fashion, has signed an agreement to produce jackets for the German fashion group Philipp Plein. The Philipp Plein jackets will be produced in Luss Textile's factory in Draganici, a village in the municipality of Raška, Serbia.…


Vietnam’s textile-garment sector to fully recover in 2022 2nd half

Vietnamese textile-garment exports contracted by 10.5 per cent last year due to the pandemic, raking in $35 billion, in contrast to regional rivals that endured a decline of 15-20 per cent. The sector is poised to fully recover from the crisis in the third quarter of 2022 at the earliest…


Global tech textiles market projected to reach $274 bn by 2027: report

The global technical textiles market is estimated at $193 billion in 2020 and is expected to reach $274 billion by 2027, growing at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1 per cent during 2020-27, backed by increasing global demand for technical textiles across industry and an expanding base of…


Bangladesh apparel exporters convey budgetary demands

Bangladesh apparel manufacturers recently demanded exemption of value-added tax (VAT) on all kinds of products and services purchased from domestic sources for the export-oriented clothing industry in the next budget. This is needed for making exports more competitive in the global market, said Rubana Huq, president of the Bangladesh Garment…


Demand for sustainable Texon Vogue material increasing

With a growing number of people adopting plant-based diets, Texon, a leading supplier of sustainable, high quality, high performance material solutions, is seeing increase in demand for its paper-based Texon Vogue material. Over the last five years, interest in the material has increased, and it can be attributed partly to…


Vietnamese apparel maker running ‘face mask bus’

Dony Garment, a leading Vietnam apparel manufacturer, is distributing lifesaving antimicrobial face masks for free across Vietnam. It is operating the “face mask bus,” a bright yellow mobile donation station, which has a plan to give out 100,000 face masks. The masks are washable and reusable, made from three-ply 99.9…

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