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Dewhirst selects VST Enterprises to prevent apparel counterfeiting

Dewhirst, a leader in fashion design, development, sourcing and manufacture, has teamed up with cybersecurity firm VST Enterprises to prevent international circulation of counterfeit products and enable garment traceability. The company will use VST’s scannable code technology for clothes and footwear, VApparel, at the point of sale to enable speedy purchasing and instant related product information. The technology will combat counterfeiting, which poses a sustained and expensive threat to the fashion industry, and results in […]

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Sri Lanka’s Bodyline bags CarbonConscious certification

Bodyline, the leading apparel group of Sri Lanka which owns four factories, has reportedly become the first Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer to be certified as CarbonConscious. This is seen as the first sustainability milestone under the new leadership of Dinesh de Silva who has been appointed recently as the new CEO of the company. Bodyline has been awarded the certification by The Sustainable Future Group (SFG) – one of Asia’s first verification, validation and certification […]

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US apparel manufacturer Vapor Apparel opens new facility

Vapor Apparel, a manufacturer and decorator of performance apparel, specializing in apparel engineered for dye sublimation and sublimation print services using a heat press, is expanding by opening a 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility at an 8.5-acre site in Union, USA. More than half of the 114 jobs promised to be created in five years have been filled, and the owners are further planning to expand this year by adding a distribution warehouse. Also Read – Vapor Apparel to set-up manufacturing […]

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Sustainable Business Leadership Forum (SBLF): Sustainability as a lever to drive productivity and resource efficiency

Today, businesses are being built on 3Ps – People, Planet and Profit – and sustainability is being used for driving productivity, resource efficiency and closed loop systems in making organizations more sustainable. Apparel manufacturers, including SMEs should start thinking and investing in sustainable initiatives from the business perspective. Reimaging sustainability in designing enterprises of the future and many such thought-provoking discussions took place at the Sustainable Business Leadership Forum, instituted by Sustainability Outlook (a division […]

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Hop Lun Vietnam to set-up new factory

Apparel manufacturer Hop Lun Vietnam Company Limited recently kicked off the construction of a garment factory in the northern province of Vinh Phuc, Vietnam. Sprawling over an area of 9.7 hectares in Van Quan and Dinh Chu communes of Lap Thach district, Vietnam, the plant is expected to employ 2,500 workers once operational, thus helping locals increase their incomes and boosting the province’s social-economic development. The new facility projects to earn nearly US $ 38.2 million from […]

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Superflex receives US $ 9.6 million funding for ‘powered clothing’

US apparel firm Superflex has secured US $ 9.6 million in funding led by Japanese venture firm Global Brain, to produce a line of “powered clothing” designed to add intelligent wearable strength and natural mobility to muscles and joints. Powered Clothing depicts lightweight, connected apparel that can be comfortably worn under any outfit, with integrated electric “muscles”. The company will unveil a powered suit designed for those experiencing mobility difficulties later in life, or challenging work environments, to provide core […]

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Apparel manufacturer Kellwood Company announces acquisition

Kellwood Company LLC, a leading apparel manufacturer, has announced its acquisition by a Hong Kong-based investor group. The company designs, manufactures, and markets a portfolio of women’s and junior’s fashion brands and private label apparel. The acquisition includes My Michelle, Jolt, Rewind, Democracy, Sangria, JAX, and Briggs New York brands, as well as the XOXO apparel license, and Kellwood’s private label business. In connection with the acquisition, David Falwell has been appointed Chief Executive Officer […]

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Exhibitors gear up for 16th edition of VTG

Vietnam is not only a big but also a growing apparel manufacturing destination. However, it lacks the import of domestically produced yarns, fabrics and trims. To bring the vendors to garment manufacturers, Vietnam International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition (VTG) organizes an exhibition every year that attracts hundreds of exhibitors from across the globe. At the current show (16th edition), slated to be held from 23-26 November 2016, about 250 exhibitors at 550 booths from […]

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Renaissance Group: Remains competitive to continuously evolve…

Beginning their journey as Araf Apparels, a garment and apparel sourcing house, the Renaissance Group (RG) has grown into a massive vertically-integrated US $ 200 million apparel manufacturing enterprise. Predominantly, a knits product manufacturer, RG is also majorly producing sweaters and shirts under 6 different group companies employing 22,000 workers. Md. Shahriar Alam, Chairman, Renaissance Group gave a fresh insight into the use of technology and systems to achieve operational excellence in an exclusive interview […]

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Indian apparel exporter Team Krian taking initiatives for its staff

Noida (India)-based apparel manufacturer and exporter Team Krian, founded by Vivek Gupta, has recently taken a few interesting measures which are quite positive and motivating for its operators and other staff at shop floor… “It is now compulsory for all the supervisors to remember the names of operators of their lines as company management believes that it is a symbol of respect when seniors call all their operators by names. Also, it’s been made clear […]

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TAL Apparel deploys Infor CloudSuite Fashion

TAL Apparel, one of the world’s largest clothing manufacturers, has deployed Infor CloudSuite Fashion in a bid to create an agile business model to target high-end customer brands. It expects the rollout of Infor in TAL Apparel by the end of 2018. The apparel manufacturer needed an ERP solution capable of supporting an agile business model to meet the fast-changing needs of the fashion industry in an increasingly fierce competition, and thus opted for Infor to […]

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VF Corporation unveils Q1 FY2016 results

VF Corporation, a global leader in design, manufacture, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel, footwear and accessories, has reported that its first quarter revenue is in line with last year at US $ 2.8 billion, up 2 per cent on currency neutral basis. Also Read – VF Corp. in quest of strategic options for its LSG Business In the press release issued by the company, it mentioned that gross margin was 48.2 per cent […]

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Mobile testing lab for ETP waste of Dhaka garment units launched

Recognising the polluting effects of effluent waste disposed by the ready-made garment factories in Bangladesh, a mobile testing laboratory for waste water and sludge generated by effluent treatment plants (ETP) was inaugurated in Dhaka on April 19. Equipped with sampling and measuring instruments and accessories, the lab offers on-the-spot testing and sampling services for washing, dyeing and finishing plants in the garments sector. The keys of the vehicle was handed over by Deputy Head of […]

April 20, 2016

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Vietnam textile industry progressing in leaps & bounds

Vietnam, now being a TPP member, is fast emerging as a major hub of textile exports to Western and Japanese markets. In fact, experts believe that it may soon surpass China as a apparel exporter, given the innumerable number of global players entering this Southeast Asian country. According to the Eurasia Group, Vietnam is expected to have almost a 50 per cent rise in apparel and footwear exports in 10 years. According to another estimate, […]

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Indonesia’s Sritex to set-up facility in Cambodia

Indonesia-based apparel manufacturer, Sri Rejeki Isman, popularly known as Sritex has recently signed a US $ 50 million-deal with Cambodia’s Interior Ministry to set up a garment manufacturing unit in Cambodia in order to supply uniforms for Cambodia’s police and armed forces. According to a statement issued by the Indonesian Foreign Affairs Ministry, the joint venture between the Cambodian Government and Sritex will be called ‘Sritex Cambodia’. The new apparel manufacturing unit will be set […]

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