COTTON USA Sourcing Fair:  The Right Buyers Meet the Right Suppliers

COTTON USA Sourcing Fair: The Right Buyers Meet the Right Suppliers

Finding the right suppliers got just a little easier thanks to the matchmaking efforts of Cotton Council International (CCI). At the recent COTTON USA Sourcing Fair (Macau, April 9-10)  buyers found a targeted group of high quality suppliers that were pre-selected based on their specific requirements.  "We find this fair to be very well organized.  It’s a close knit group of very select buyers and suppliers  - the people we meet here are serious, they are very...
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Innovation & Cautious Optimism Face Slow Markets

Innovation & Cautious Optimism Face Slow Markets

The key is product differentiation.  The challenge is actually doing it. Interfiliere Hong Kong (March 20-21 got off to a buoyant start - much better than we expected, given the generally slow consumer markets and the fact that intimate apparel has been seeing weak sales. The fair was dominated by Chinese suppliers, but included a handful of exhibitors from other Asean nations, most notably from Indonesia. As with other fairs, it seems that the challenges facing brands and re...
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Eyeing Tech, Buying Fancies

Spinexpo Shanghai: Eyeing Tech, Buying Fancies

Spinexpo Shanghai is always an excellent window on what’s really happening in the knitwear industry.   The fair is forum for the top suppliers and brands and thus represents what the best of the market is doing. At last week’s fair (Shanghai, March 5-7) industry executives told Inside Fashion that although Spinexpo was extremely busy, business in global markets was slow. “Business is difficult and changing.  The market has become too diverse.  To s...
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ISPO Textrends:  From Novelty to Need

ISPO Textrends: From Novelty to Need

Sustainability has become a standard in activewear The textile industry is often regarded in the media as a ‘dirty business’, but what was clear at ISPO Textrends (Munich: Feb 3-6, 2019) is that the industry is pulling out all the stops to pursue a cleaner and more efficient delivery throughout the entire supply chain. Walking through the 16 exhibition halls of ISPO, the world’s largest show for the outdoors and sports markets, ‘sustainable’ was emblazoned...
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KINGPINS NY:  Market Consensus | Challenges | What's New | What's Selling

KINGPINS NY: Market Consensus | Challenges | What's New | What's Selling

Kingpins New York Snapshot What People Were Saying… 2018 has been a great year!  Business in the US market is very strong. Suppliers are very optimistic about 2019. Buyers love Kingpins… “It’s just such a fun show…The atmosphere is really good…” Challenges Lead times keep getting shorter.  It’s getting difficult to meet these schedules. About Sustainability It’s a ‘must’.  No longer something spec...
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Kingpins NY:  Denim Rides a Market High

Kingpins NY: Denim Rides a Market High

Most of the time it takes innovative products or great prices (sometimes both) to drive sales.  However, when the economy is on an uptick, even the mediocre products sell. That’s been the case for the denim industry.  Most manufacturers said that 2018 has been a great year.  That’s a big departure from the usual complaints about orders being smaller and of ongoing price pressure.  At Kingpins New York (Nov 28-29) mills and garment makers from around the ...
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At SPINEXPO:  Market Consensus. Bestsellers. New Developments

At SPINEXPO: Market Consensus. Bestsellers. New Developments

Market Consensus  Business is somewhere between ‘good’ to ‘great’.  Lot’s of enthusiasm for the new season.  Lead times are very important – critical! Almost no one is using mohair.  Now it’s Alpaca. Fine gauge yarns are seeing strong sales because of the growth in circular knitting. Materials prices are rising, with no one seeing any signs of a ceiling.  Fiber substitution is increasing (to reduce costs), however there is surpri...
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Spinexpo Shanghai:  Unstoppable Knitwear

Spinexpo Shanghai: Unstoppable Knitwear

How Knits Became Such a Hot Item Rising materials prices, which show no sign of slowing down, has not held back the knitwear sector.  The mid-to-high end market is continuing to see strong sales. “Business is very good.  It has been growing since Chinese New Year (Feb 2018).  We’re working hard, but at least we are seeing the reward,” said Jacky Chien at Best Shan.  Buyers at Spinexpo Shanghai (September 4-6) were in good spirits, energetic an...
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PV New York:  Finally, Good News for Mills

PV New York: Finally, Good News for Mills

We’d gotten so used to hearing about business being bad, that it was almost alarming to find mills in such a buoyant mood. Business really is getting better.  Finally. After way too many seasons of struggling, it looks like the apparel vertical is seeing solid improvement.    At the Premiere Vision New York (July 17-18), mills were all smiles and good cheer (something that we haven’t seen in a long time in the textile industry). “Business is fantas...
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Spinexpo Inspires the Modern Nomad

Spinexpo Inspires the Modern Nomad

“We’re in a moment of transition.  The real creativity comes when times are difficult and people are forced to break out of their routines and try something new,” said Karine Van Tassel, Founder and Director of Spinexpo.“Spinners are doing well because the US market is good, the European market is very good and the China domestic market is booming,” she said, commenting on the momentum that is lifting up the industry.As in most sectors, sustainability and well-...
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EVENTS CALENDAR

Global Sources Fashion

27 Apr, 2019 — 30 Apr, 2019    Asia World Expo - Cheong Wing Rd (next to the Hong Kong airport) Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong
  • Date
    27 Apr, 2019 — 30 Apr, 2019
  • Location

    Cheong Wing Rd (next to the Hong Kong airport) Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong

Asia World Expo

Performance Days

08 May, 2019 — 09 May, 2019    MTC World of Fashion - Taunusstraße 45, Ingolstädter Str. 45 - 47 Munich Germany
Event details

www.performancedays.com

  • Date
    08 May, 2019 — 09 May, 2019
  • Location

    Taunusstraße 45, Ingolstädter Str. 45 - 47 Munich Germany

MTC World of Fashion

Kingpins Hong Kong

15 May, 2019 — 16 May, 2019    InnoCentre - 72 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Tong Kowloon Hong Kong
Event details

www.kingpinsshow.com

  • Date
    15 May, 2019 — 16 May, 2019
  • Location

    72 Tat Chee Avenue Kowloon Tong Kowloon Hong Kong

InnoCentre

Denim by Premiere Vision

28 May, 2019 — 29 May, 2019    Superstudio Piu - Via Tortona, 27 Milan Italy
Event details

www.denimpremierevision.com

  • Date
    28 May, 2019 — 29 May, 2019
  • Location

    Via Tortona, 27 Milan Italy

Superstudio Piu