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Review: Heimtextil Desired beginning for Home Segment in 2016

The increased participation, purposeful visitation and positive vibes received at the Heimtextil, held recently in Frankfurt, proved a perfect beginning to 2016 for the home furnishing industry. As per the organizers, there were over 69,000 trade visitors (2015: 67,861) and 2,866 exhibitors (2015: 2,723) from across the world converging at the event. This time, near about 400 Indian home furnishing exporters participated in the show, and many in discussion with Apparel Online, accepted that this […]


Shorter but crisper OGTC Conference focuses on ‘Competitive Innovation’

The 11th edition of the OGTC annual conference ICAHT saw some major changeovers with the conference being reduced from two days to a single day, which included the common sessions on key topics, followed by focused workshops on other key issues within the larger theme of ‘Competitive Innovation – How to do it Better’. The formal inauguration, fashion show and OGTC Path Breaker award were also done away with. Many of the participants appreciated the […]


Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers – A ‘farce’ from industry perspective; most of the states ignoring apparel & textile industry

Textiles Ministers from 9 states and concerned senior officers from 16 other states were present at the Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers, recently organized in Delhi by MoT to assess the existing position and formulate strategy for exploiting the potential of the textiles sector. Sounds impressive… but the subject that was completely missing in the discussions was the focus on apparel, textile manufacturing and export. Even states, known as hubs for apparel/textile and having […]


Reviewing market sentiments at IHGF: A tricky question all are asking…

Will the European economy pick up soon or not is the million dollar question that still does not have any clear-cut answer. But a majority of the industry feels that if not by January 2016, the economy is sure to bounce back by February or April 2016. Though there is no strong or scientific base for this prediction, buyers’ feedback which in its own is a big logic to feel positive, indicates that the European […]


ITMA 2015: X-Rite to display Colour Management Solutions for Textile Industry

X-Rite, a global leader in colour science and technology, and its subsidiary Pantone LLC, will showcase a full range of colour management solutions at ITMA 2015 in Milan, Italy, from November 12 to 19. X-Rite Pantone will present (in Hall 7, Booth H112) its suite of colour management systems that enables the textile industry to establish and match colour preferences, ensuring accuracy at each point in the manufacturing process. At ITMA 2015, X-Rite Pantone will […]


FESPA Asia to be back in Bangkok in 2017

FESPA Asia is set to make a comeback in Bangkok as it will take place in February 2017 at the BITEC Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. Roz McGuinness, Divisional Director, FESPA said, “Our annual exhibition in China is now well established, so it is time for FESPA to return to the pan-Asia region with FESPA Asia, and our natural choice for host country was Thailand. Our objective – to build demand for print by reinvesting in […]


Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers held in New Delhi

The Government of India yesterday organized the Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers 2015, in New Delhi. The purpose of the conference was to assess the existing position and formulate strategy for exploiting the potential of the textile sector. The Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers was chaired by Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles (I/C). Ministers in charge of textiles matters of 9 states, namely Bismita Gogoi (Assam), Chander Prakash (J&K), H. […]


Kiian Digital set to unveil new pigment-based ink at ITMA 2015

Kiian Digital will unveil Digistar K-Choice – its new pigment-based ink for Kyocera printheads at ITMA 2015. Digistar K-Choice’s spot colours provide a wide colour gamut enabling faithful reproduction of Fashion colour palettes. Digistar K-Choice’s printability not only extends printhead life but also optimizes print performance. Marco Girola, Marketing Specialist at Kiian Digital averred, “The new printheads enable printing at high-speeds; together with K-Choice they facilitate high productivity and rapid pay-back of capital investment.” Revealing […]


ITMA 2015: Taiwanese fibre and yarn manufacturers showcase latest innovations

In its efforts to take Taiwan forward on the global sourcing map, Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) has invited seven big fibre and yarn manufactures of the country to showcase latest products and innovations at the upcoming ITMA 2015 fair, which is slated to be held in Milan, Italy, next week. At ITMA 2015, Taiwan Textile Federation will put on display the highlights of the seven co-exhibitors – Acelon, Chainlon, Everest, Far Eastern New Century, Hung […]


Apparel Online A&E Golf Day: Inaugural event gets huge response in Dhaka… Next round to be bigger

Apparel Online in its commitment to provide an engaging platform for interaction and networking has made a foray into sports with the ‘Golf Day’ initiative. The first event held at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka earlier this month attracted many industry golfers and some celebrity golfers too! The brainchild of Mayank Mohindra, Director, Apparel Resources and a passionate golfer himself, ‘Golf Day’ has been designed for the industry where stalwarts can enjoy a day […]


ITMACH Bhiwandi 2015 to begin next month

ITMACH India is organising ITMACH Bhiwandi 2015, scheduled to take place from December 17-19. The exhibition is supported by leading industry associations including PDEXCIL, SASMIRA, SDC, China Textile Machinery Association. With its motto ‘To bring textile machinery manufacturers closer to their customers’, ITMACH Bhiwandi 2015 will create conducive business environment, generate business ideas and create investment opportunities in Indian markets. ITMACH Bhiwandi 2015 will showcase a wide range of latest textile machinery and technology at […]


Invista to display ‘Lycra Hybrid Technology’ at Kingpins Denim Shows

Invista is set to showcase ‘Lycra Hybrid Technology’ for knit denim fabrics at the upcoming Kingpins Denim Shows in Amsterdam and New York. The company states that with the Lycra Hybrid Technology, fabrics combine the best of both worlds, the comfort and flexibility of a knit with the authentic aesthetics and performance of a woven. “What distinguishes this technology from existing knit denim is that the Lycra Hybrid fabrics offer low growth, low shrinkage and […]


J-Teck3 to showcase disperse dye ink range at ITMA 2015

JK Group SPA’s brand dedicated to disperse digital inks, J-Teck3 will be showcasing its range of disperse dye inks J-Cube at ITMA 2015, dedicated to various industrial print heads. Initially developed for Ricoh and Kyocera print heads used in industrial applications, this ink range was first launched during FESPA 2013. Featuring characteristics which made it suitable for high speed and quick drying printing on coated and uncoated transfer papers, it achieved great success and hence, […]


MTEX to present digital textile printing technologies at ITMA 2015

MTEX Solutions, which is a leading manufacturer of wide format digital printers is all set to launch its latest offering, a new mini-lab for sampling digitally printed textiles at ITMA 2015, to be held in Milan this month. The MTEX Mini-lab will produce 1 sq. m. samples when coupled with a digital textile pigment, acid or reactive printer, and comprises of a coater, steamer, washer, and dryer. Read more on other exhibitors at ITMA 2015– […]


WWD Apparel & Retail Summit 2015 concludes fruitfully

The recently held Women’s Wear Daily Apparel & Retail CEO Summit witnessed few of the brightest minds in the industry discuss a wide range of insightful topics like IPOs and M&A, in-store experience, and even the future of the Chinese market. A few common themes that came out in most of the topics discussed were, the need to connect and appeal to a larger audience, balance between the art and science of retail, and technology […]

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