1. The global
market for denim jeans is expected to touch $79.2 billion by
2022, driven by the expanding urban population, an increase in
white-collar employees, changing perceptions about ‘executive
wear’ and the resulting acceptance of jeans as business casual
attire for men and growing number of women in the workforce.
fashion brands including H&M and Zara have boycotted a key
industry conference in Bangladesh in support of garment workers
who have been sacked or jailed for participating in wage
strikes. H&M, C&A, Tchibo and Inditex which owns Zara - all top
clients of Bangladesh's $30-billion garment industry have pulled
out of the Dhaka Apparel Summit, the signature annual event in
the global textile hub.
reports that by the end of 2016–17 shorn wool production is
forecast to be 5% higher than last year, reflecting flock
rebuilding across the sector supported by good pasture growth on
the back of 2016 rainfall. The national sheep flock is forecast
to increase to 73.6 million head in 2016–17 and to continue
increasing to around 83 million head by 2021–22.
production of raw jute in Bangladesh is estimated at around 90
lakh bales in 2016-17 season, a section of jute mills in Bengal
are concerned about the poor grades of raw jute stock of around
40 lakh bales that are still with traders and stockists and is
yet to arrive in the market, affecting the quality of finished
5. Ministry of
Textiles in India has announced that the entrepreneurs active in
manufacturing of the made-ups and garments will be given 10%
subsidy on capital investment under A-TUFS Scheme (Amended
Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme).
6. Terry towels
coming from the Indian factories accounted for almost 21% of the
world market. With another 19% share in the bed linen market,
India stands as a leading supplier to the US..
7. The demand
for Australian wool is continuing to grow in major international
markets for high end imported clothing, like the EU and the US.
The demand is forecast to grow more strongly in China, the
world's largest producer and exporter of woollen clothing and
textiles. Increasing domestic consumption of luxury woollen
textiles is also a factor pushing wool demand in China.
plans to create a full cycle of industrial production to develop
its textile industry especially sewing. Kyrgyzstan’s sewing
industry consists of small and medium-sized enterprises and
provides about 160,000 jobs. The sewing industry is improving
the skills of workers and upgrading production facilities and
equipment. The industry is now planning to enter new markets
like Germany and Belarus.
international textiles buyers are increasingly switching away
from China, and back to Western suppliers, as rising labour, raw
material and energy costs make the world's dominant producer
more expensive. China remains a world leader in textiles,
employing over 4.6 million people, contributing a tenth of GDP
and with exports, including apparel, of $284 billion in 2015.