Textile Briefs International

1.  Cotton Australia and farm insurer Achmea Australia have announced a new strategic alliance that recognizes cotton growers’ contribution to a sustainable future for the Australian cotton industry. It will also support cotton growers through an insurance reward.

2.  It’s been a year since the COVID-19 shattered Bangladesh’s export-oriented ready-made garment (RMG) industry, which employs around four million people and operates 4,500 factories. The government might think the worst of the pandemic’s impact has passed, but Bangladesh’s ready-made garment industry needs continued support before it can achieve a new normal.

3.  China's online retail sales of clothing products registered a year-on-year growth of 39.6 percent between January and March. Garment exports totaled $33.3 billion during the period, up by 47.7 percent year-on-year.

4.  Indian Textile Minister said that wastewater management is critical for the survival of the textile industry in India and not a subject of charity. He also suggested ‘condition assessment of clusters’ to generate a baseline about the need for water and wastewater management in textile.

5.  A government estimate has shown that emissions from clothing sold in Japan total over 95 million tons of carbon dioxide a year, with most of that total resulting from the manufacturing process overseas. The remaining total of about 5 million tons is attributed mostly to the burning of unsold clothes and energy used for laundry.

6.  The Tanzanian government will mobilize the development of the textile and garment industries as it works towards improving the ease of doing business in the country. The ministry of industry and trade is in the process of consulting stakeholders to review the laws and implement regulatory reforms for improving the business environment.

7.  Online spending in the UK increased by 0.6 percent MoM in March 2021, with strong growth in textile, clothing, and footwear stores of 10.9 percent. This was the largest monthly growth in the sector since June 2020.

8.  The US Cotton Trust Protocol has collaborated with the TextileGenesis platform as the world’s first sustainable cotton fiber to offer full transparency across the supply chain on the platform. It also delivering unparalleled supply chain transparency through its Protocol Credit Management System (PCMS).


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