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Quang Viet to add production lines to enhance capacity

Vietnamese garment manufacturer Quang Viet Enterprise Co. has revealed its plans to spend between US $ 3-6 million in current year in an effort to expand capacity. “The amount will be much lower than last year’s US $10 million, as the company has almost reached its near-term capacity expansion target. It would mainly be used for establishing new production lines and purchasing equipment at the existing plants in Vietnam, instead of building new plants. We […]

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Indian textile manufacturer Vardhman gets MP Govt.’s nod to expand

Leading Indian textile conglomerate Vardhman Textiles Limited has reportedly got approval from Madhya Pradesh (India) Government for its expansion and modernization plan worth Rs. 1,450 crore. The company will modernize its units in Mandideep, Satlapur and Budhni, and expand Sagar Manufacturing Private Limited at Tamot in Raisen district. Additionally, Neeraj Jain, JMD, Vardhman Textiles informed a leading Indian daily that the company has already made a plan of about Rs. 1,000-12,00 crores investment principallyon the […]

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Kitex Garments to invest US $ 1 million in US

Set-up in the year 1992,India-based kidswear manufacturer Kitex Garments – which exports its products to the US and European markets, with per day textile capacity of 50 tonnes and 2.70 units of infant wear – has decided to invest up to US $ 1 million in the Capital of Kitex USA LLC during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. Also Read – Kitex to launch new infant wear brand in US The company has […]

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LVMH CEO meets Donald Trump, confirms US expansion

To discuss the company’s expansion in the US, French fashion executive Bernard Arnault, CEO of LVMH met the US President-elect Donald Trump last week. While commenting on the success of LVMH’s established factories and the success of certain products manufactured in San Dimas, California, in the past 25 years, Arnault confirmed a potential American expansion and said that he was considering opening new factories in Carolina or Texas in the near future. As part of […]

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Fashion retailer Nordstrom reshuffles management roles; expands reach

Nordstrom, US-based leading fashion specialty retailer, has named Geevy Thomas to the newly created position of Chief Innovation Officer. He will lead the most forward-looking customer-centric efforts that the retailer has taken on to date. With 34 years of experience in all areas of Nordstrom, Geevy previously served as the company’s President of Nordstrom Rack. “Geevy is known as a customer-first, visionary leader. That deep knowledge, along with his curiosity and energy to try new […]

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Welspun India to invest Rs. 4,000 crore in 3 textile projects

India-based home textiles manufacturer Welspun India Ltd. has inked three MoUs with the Indian Government at the ongoing Vibrant Gujarat Summit 2017 in Gujarat, India. The Group informed that it would invest Rs. 4,000 crore in three large textile projects in Gujarat. It will invest Rs. 2,000 crore in setting up an integrated textile manufacturing zone and another Rs. 1,000 crore on capacity enhancement of its technical textile business. A similar amount has been earmarked for […]

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Unifi’s REPREVE reaches Vietnam

Unifi Inc. has signed an agreement with Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation to manufacture, sell and distribute REPREVE filament yarn within Vietnam while Unifi Textiles (Suzhou) Co. Ltd. (UTSC) – Unifi’s subsidiary in China will manage sales and distribution of REPREVE filament yarn exported from Vietnam. REPREVE is Unifi’s flagship brand of recycled fibres, made from recycled materials, including plastic bottles. It may be mentioned here that Century Synthetic Fiber Corporation, established 15 years ago and […]

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Menswear label Rare Rabbit expands its reach

Rare Rabbit, a premium men’s apparel brand and the fashion arm of Radhamani Group, a Mumbai (India)-based textile producer and exporter will open 31 more stores by the end of March 2018 in the country. Another three outlets at Surat, Mumbai and Kochi will be operational by next week. The brand is also mulling over opening outlets overseas and is in talks with franchise partners in France, Germany, Amsterdam and Gulf Cooperation Council. Also Read […]

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Everest Textiles to start new plants in Ethiopia and US in 2017

Everest Textile Co., vertically integrated textile manufacturer from Taiwan, has disclosed that two of its new plants in Ethiopia and the US are scheduled to begin operations in the first half of current year. The plant in Ethiopia will manufacture garments for the company’s brand in Europe, while the US facility would supply knitted fabrics and garments to customers in the US. The two new factories are expected to add to the sales from garments […]

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Children wear label Toonz to add more stores

India-based children wear brand, Toonz is planning to launch new stores in couple of weeks in Davangiri, Bangalore, Nashik, Jabalpur, Hubli and Akola regions of the country while it has already started adding stores in Bhavnagar, Gwalior, Jaipur, and Borivili to its name. As of day, Toonz has 100 stores and its products are also sold on different e-commerce sites. In December last year, Toonz announced that it was planning to invest Rs. 5 crore […]

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Bombay Dyeing plans to revive its textile retail business

Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company, one of India’s largest producers of textiles, has drawn up a major strategy to revive its textile retail business and is looking for a turnaround in financial year 2017-18. “Manufacturing will be outsourced. From now till 2020, the Wadia Group-owned company plans to invest more than Rs. 100 crore in the brand, double its multi-brand outlets to 10,000, more than double its franchise stores to 500 and introduce 3-4 new products every year,” said […]

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Woodland to open 50 new stores in India

Outdoor adventure brand Woodland is mulling over increasing its presence in India by opening 50 more stores and further raise its export volumes by 30 per cent in the coming years to consolidate sales post demonetization. “About 20 per cent of business comes from exports. The mix of domestic sales versus exports is currently in the ratio of 80:20, and Woodland is consciously trying to increase the contribution of exports. Four-five years from now, we […]

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Lectra Vietnam: Strategies and challenges of an evolving market

“Lectra’s DNA has been to directly manage the business, but south-east Asia was an exception, owing to the size of the countries and the fact that it was not financially viable to have a subsidiary in each country,” says Yves Delhaye, Director – ASEAN (Australia, South Korea, India) at Lectra. But over time things have changed, after starting operations in India in 2007-08 and in Korea two years ago which had been a success, coming […]

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Fabletics to open 12 new stores

Fabletics, a fashion fitness brand, is opening 12 new boutiques across the US over the coming year, bringing its total count to 30. The athletics brand offers sportswear and leisurewear collections ranging from leggings, sports bras and tops, to dresses, loungewear and swimwear. The first new store to open will be in Frisco, Texas, in March, followed by Indianapolis, Indiana. Lexington, Kentucky and Boulder, Colorado will also see new boutiques by Spring, as will Portland, […]

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Womenswear retailer Quiz to expand in UK

Scotch womenswear retailer Quiz, which has been upgrading a number of its existing locations, is planning to expand in UK market with six new stores in the first quarter of next year. The company has 267 stores in total around the globe as of now. The decision came on the pretext of its marvellous online sales which grew in the year ending March 31 by 11.8 per cent to £ 87.4 million from £ 78.2 […]

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