Textile Briefs International

1. Zara, a Spanish fast fashion retailer and the first Inditex brand, has launched its products available to online shoppers in an additional 106 countries. The launch means Zara apparel will be available in 202 countries.

2. Moscow-based Netkanika Company plans to invest around US$ 10 million in modernisation and increase nonwovens capacity by 40%. The majority of the company’s products are supplied to the Russian agricultural industry, the hygiene, disposable and medical clothing, mattresses, and protective membranes sectors, as well as other products.

3. Indonesian exports of textile and textile products have already reached the value of US$12.4 billion in 2017, exceeding the Indonesian Textile Association (API)'s target of US$11.8 billion.

4. Bangladesh’s garment exports to non-traditional markets have seen a nearly 10% rise to US$4.67 billion in the last fiscal year. Among the non-traditional markets, Japan and India have contributed the highest to total exports earnings.

5. The US Department of Agriculture shows that the United States, Brazil, India, and Australia are now the world’s top cotton exporters, leaving Egypt trailing far behind.

6. China's textile and apparel makers are going through a painful industrial restructuring. While the country is still the world's largest clothing exporter with enormous production capacity, oversupply at home, high labour costs, and rising global protectionism have all eroded its competitiveness.

7. In Bangladesh home textile market registers a robust growth and experts say the demand is expected to reach US$ 160 billion by 2025. The United States and EU countries import lion’s share of home textile products, which is 60% to 70% of the global market.

8. China's market share by value in the global textile and clothing industry fell from 38.6% in 2016 to 35.8% in 2017, with a downward trend in major apparel importing regions such as the US, European Union and Japan.

9. Europe and America’s major retailing companies like IKEA, Carrefour, Asda, Littlewood, Maurice Phillips, Wal-Mart and Redcats are importing home textile products from Bangladesh. As demand is increasing, domestic producers are also increasing their product range, and they’re going to expand the industries.


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