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Jodhpur: After Furniture and Handicraft, Home Furnishing is the Growth Avenue

Known for its furniture, handicrafts and fabric processing industries, Jodhpur is now also growing its footprint in home furnishing (soft goods). There are many reasons supporting the growth to this industry, which has been aided by the fact that some SMEs, having furniture or handicrafts business since decades, added home furnishing few years back and are now enjoying the benefits as a regular product category. Though, the players have dissent on many issues, they unanimously […]


Textile chain from fibre to fabric…

It is an exciting time for the textile supply chain with manufacturers of yarn and fabric concentrating on R&D like never before. From fabric manufacturers in Surat and Ichalkaranji, to yarn producers in Ludhiana and Coimbatore, to big corporate houses like Reliance and RSWM – the mantra today is ‘innovation’. The trims and accessory suppliers are not far behind and the quality and variety that Indian manufacturers can now produce is truly amazing and world […]


Groz-Beckert releases four animation films on felting needles

Groz-Beckert, world’s leading provider of industrial machine needles, has launched four animation films on fibre preparation, needling of nonwoven fabrics and structuring to deliver a better and perceptible understanding of mechanical bonding of nonwoven fabric. The movement of felting needles can hardly be perceived at speeds of up to 3,000 strokes per minute. Also Read – Groz-Beckert promoting ‘Sewing5’ concept The animation “From Fiber to Nonwoven” analyses the movement of the needle and provide a […]


KG Fabriks soaring through the sustainable way…

The quote aptly describes the sustainable efforts at KG Fabriks, led by Founder Director, Sri Hari Balakrishanan, who believes that sustainability is about one’s own commitment to the society and does not necessarily have to translate proportionately into business gains. With the dawn of the 21st century jeans has outgrown its tag as a fad of pop culture and become a fashion statement for all age groups and social strata. Manufacturers of denim, both fabric […]


Can Myanmar carve a niche for itself?

Since the industry began, cheap labour has been the apparel manufacturing industry’s North Star guiding the search for new sourcing hubs. While quite a few locations make the cut based on this single criterion, the list shrivels as various other internal and external factors start playing their influence. Myanmar (Burma), although freshly out of a national turmoil, is one such country that has caught the fancy of apparel retail giants such as Gap, H&M, Marks […]


Eco Sourcing: Go-to-place for Premium Quality Denims

Denim is growing bigger and better in Bangladesh and if you want to source premium quality denim apparels, Eco Sourcing Limited is the better bet to get you the best products with the best possible prices and on-time delivery to agreed quality standards. Six years in service already, the company’s Managing Director Khaled Obaid Ullah, an ex-employee of Marks & Spencer, carries behind him 20 years of experience having worked for some top-of-the-line brands and […]


Première Vision New York to present F/W ’17-18 trends

One of the leading trade shows dedicated to fashion industry, Première Vision New York, is set to provide an opportunity for North American professionals to meet some 350 exhibitors – weavers, leather producers, accessories companies, designs studios and manufacturers, at its upcoming edition, scheduled to be held from 19-20 July, 2016. Offering a true platform for all aspects of sourcing, the show presents a broad overview of fashion and market trends. The show will provide […]


Première Vision 2016 in review: Fabric Trends – S/S ’17

It’s that time of the year again when we study the fabrics that will shape the collections of the coming season and bring to life the trends. The key fabrics can be summarized in these three themes: rudimentary refinement – which includes dry textures, natural/artificial alliances, exceptional simplicity, lively colour, powerful nature; gently irreverent – subtle imperfections, implacable fineness, subversive freshness, graphic upsets; and experimental romanticism – artificial transparency, open structures, scientific spirit, boosted & […]


Global yarn production up in Q1 ’16

In the recent report by International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), it has been revealed that in the first quarter of 2016, global yarn production has increased, whereas the global fabric production has seen a downfall, in comparison to the output in the last quarter of 2015, giving a positive estimate for the production of both in the next two quarters. Global fabric production decreased in the first quarter of 2016, due to low output from […]

June 27, 2016


Exporters’ ‘top 4’ fabric choices for S/S ’17 collections!

Spring/Summer collections are always on a lookout for new fabrics to develop new styles. Cottons, Viscose and Rayons have been summer staples since years and exporters have now started putting pressure on choosing new fabric options. With runways pitching in new fabric ideas and designers experimenting with new fabric mixes, four types of fabrics have appeared to be in the front line. These fabrics are being used in variety of applications. Be it a dress, […]


Tweed Jacket: The perfect transitional piece for spring

Is tweed only suited for winters…? Well, it would seem not as this season’s summer collections are talking a lot about ‘lightweight tweed’. Tweed has, over the years, continued to be a winter wardrobe staple for everyone, irrespective of gender or age. However, of late this versatile fabric, used for making jackets, trench coats and skirts, is exceedingly being used to manufacture dignified attire for spring. Breaking away from the tag of a quintessential fabric […]

June 15, 2016


Delhi roll back proposed 5% VAT on textile, footwear

Faced with stiff opposition from the trading community, the Delhi Government finally passed its Rs-46,600-crore Budget 2016-17, with certain amendments withdrawing 5 per cent VAT (value-added tax) on shoes priced below Rs 500 and all kinds of fabric, which had earlier been proposed by Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia. Delhi-based textile traders and the industry at-large had strongly opposed to the 5 per cent VAT, demanding that government took back this step. Now, with the […]


KRF @ MAGIC cements its reputation as a one-stop destination for trims & accessories in global arena

While KRF has participated in more than 10 MAGIC shows since its existence 60 years ago, it is only recently that the company has made participation at MAGIC a constant feature. “This is my 4th consecutive exhibition since I joined the KRF team seven years ago and it offers a unique forum to meet with numerous buyers, under one roof and showcase all our products,” says Mandira Daniel, Manager, North America, KRF Ltd. Undoubtedly, sourcing […]


Upgrading and updating Indian market on international trends

HP Singh, a renowned name in the fabric industry, has made its mark in the industry by housing not just basic/standard fabric, but trendsetting fabric that caters to the international arena. The store has been an inspiration to a large part of the product development industry for introducing trends in the fashion industry. Having started from the bottom, the store today is located in an enormous building and has indeed successfully made its niche in […]

February 27, 2016


All Things Quilted!

Quilting came into the spotlight in the A/W ’14-15 seasons when new technology gave way for unique patterns and numerous designs. Since then the shift from hand quilting to machine-done has been well-established and quilting continues to be a design-staple in winter wardrobes. The trend has peaked again, with the recent Pre-Fall 2016 runways branding quilting as the trend of the season; quilting has emerged in varied designs and depths to suit all styles in […]

January 29, 2016