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  • The National Cotton Council (NCC) has announced that the Phase 1 trade deal with China, recently signed by President Donald Trump, could provide a much-needed boost to US cotton exports. The Phase 1 agreement includes a chapter on agriculture with Chinese purchases of US products intended to reach at least $40 billion per year starting in 2020.Pic: ShutterstockHowever, the overall impact for cotton remains uncertain as commodity-specific details have not been released, according to a press relea
  • Fashion SVPis going to present a unique Moroccan pavilion for first time in UK from January 29-30 at Olympia London. The project has been designed to offer a different view of manufacturing in Morocco and show UK buyers variety, quality and volume, price and delivery flexibility offered by a selection of very best fashion and denim manufacturers from Morocco.Pic: Fashion SVPThe collection will bring UK sourcing and product development professionals a specially chosen sample of the available prod
  • Messe Frankfurt France will organise 6 tradefairs – Apparel Sourcing Paris, Avantex Paris, Leatherworld Paris, Shawls&Scarves Paris, Texworld Paris and Texworld Denim Paris – under banner of Fairyland For Fashion at Le Bourget Exhibition Centre from February 10-13. The fairs will showcase fabrics & materials, garment production, textile innovation, clothing.Pic: Messe FrankfurtConstituting a key event on the fashion calendar, the six shows that go to make up The Fairyland for Fashion, wi
  • Powering personalisation and curation for e-commerce sites via its proprietary technology, Snap+Style Business (S+SB) has joined hands with Revolve, to drive sales growth and improve customer styling and service for S+SB’s launch on Microsoft Azure. S+SB is a leading omni-channel retail technology platform for personalised shopping experiences.Pic: PRNewsfoto/Snap+Style BusinessFollowing an initial launch of S+SB’s StyleWidget in November 2019, the ecommerce powerhouse is fully integrating the p
  • A national textile policy is being drafted for the development of textile industry in Myanmar, according to the Ministry of Planning, Finance and Industry.Drafting started in January 2018, and the first stakeholder meeting was called in January 2019 involving relevant ministries, officials from private organizations and businesspeople from the textile industry.The ministry has stated that the adoption of a national textile policy will produce benefits such as action plans, drawing of necessary r
  • Fashion and lifestyle brand Frank And Oak kicks off 2020 with an increased commitment to sustainability and the announcement of new sustainability goals to be achieved by 2022. The five ambitious goals further the brand’s commitment to reducing their impact on the planet with an emphasis on utilizing recycled materials and harnessing renewable energy sources and carbon offsets to neutralize the brand’s environmental impact.Recently certified as a B Corporation (2019), Frank And Oak has devoted t
  • Tyton BioSciences, the developer of arecycling technologyfor the fashion industry, has completed its $8 million Series A funding round. Tin Shed Ventures, the investment arm of outdoor apparel brand Patagonia, led the round and was joined by Marubeni America, Card Sound Capital, and Alante Capital. The funding will be used to scale the solution.Pic: ShutterstockTyton, based in Danville, Virginia, develops proprietary technology solutions to recycle fashion manufacturing waste and end-of-life tex
  • Levi Strauss has announced leadership changes in the company. Roy Bagattini, executive vice president and president for Levi Strauss Americas, is leaving to assume a group chief executive officer position. Marc Rosen, executive vice president and president of direct-to-consumer, will become executive vice president and president for Levi Strauss Americas.Pic: Levi Strauss & CoBagattini’s last day is February 16, 2020. During his tenure, Bagattini served in numerous roles and helped set the s
  • Apparel manufacturers and exporters are not happy with the government's decision to withdraw Merchandise Exports from India Scheme (MEIS) for garments under HSN code chapters 61, 62 and 63 retrospectively from March 7, 2019. The decision is not a good sign for apparel exports and is expected to hit their cashflow and bottom line, industry stakeholders said.Pic: ShutterstockUnder MEIS, garment and made-up firms were receiving 4 per cent of FoB value of exports as incentives.The government'
  • Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan will inaugurate the Quaid-e-Azam Apparel Park near Motorway in Sheikhupura in March, according to Punjab minister for industries and trade Mian Aslam Iqbal, who recently said special incentives would be offered in the special economic zone and plots for setting up industrial units will also be given at subsidised rates.Pic: ShutterstockThe minister told this to a delegation of the Faisalabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI), according to Pakistani media
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