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As Production Gets More Frantic, Style Sets Out to Provide a Refuge

6 March 2018

With automation, robotics and digitisation set to vastly accelerate the pace of garment manufacturing, according to exhibitors at Magic, fashion itself is set to provide something of a soothing refuge...Read More


Adult Looks Favoured by Pre-teen Trendsetters at NY Kids Style Show

13 Feb 2018

Fashions originally created with grown-ups in mind are increasingly being hijacked by style-conscious school-agers, according to exhibitors at this year's New York Children's Club, one of North Americ...Read More


Metallics Shine Through at Subdued New York Fashion Accessories Show

24 Jan 2018

Optimism was muted at Accessories The Show, one of the first events of the year for New York fashionistas, with some exhibitors concerned the sector may be in long-term decline. Others, though, had a ...Read More


Russia's Fur RFID Tags Set for Geographic and Sector Expansion

9 Jan 2018

Success of high-tech marker system has led to a surge in declared fur garment and headwear imports....Read More


Fashion World Tokyo Offers a Brief Glimpse of Japan's Singular Style

13 Dec 2017

While on the surface, Japan's fashion sense may seem to align with preferences the world over, closer observation reveals that the country's idiosyncratic approach to fashion and grooming is distinct ...Read More


Denim, Hoodies and Boho Still Ruling the Roost at US Fashion Expos

14 Nov 2017

While denim in all its manifestations, together with hoodies and the Boho/Bohemian style, are still hardy perennials in US women's fashion, embroidery and off-the-shoulder looks also proved hugely pop...Read More


High-end Russian Fashion Sector Soars While Middle-market Stagnates

13 Nov 2017

Conflicting signals are emanating from the Russian fashion market, with some mid-market consumers slashing their spending, while affluent Chinese tourists and renewed spending by Russia's super-rich a...Read More


Niche Producers Prove Buoyant Amid Slowing Mainland Apparel Market

10 Nov 2017

Although it was acknowledged that China's clothing sector was going through a lean period, exhibitors at the China International Fashion Fair (CHIC) were confident that super-serving particular market...Read More


Cold-Shoulder Look Remains Hot in Post-Election US Fashion Sector

26 Oct 2017

As the North American fashion industry finally regains its mojo following its pre- and post-election jitters, New York's Intermezzo Collections finds it dusting off old classics and pondering the impo...Read More


Baby and Child Products in China: Clothing and Accessories Purchase Patterns and Preferences podcast

26 Oct 2017

HKTDC conducted a survey on the Chinese market for baby and child products. The survey results show that mainland parents spend RMB524 a month on baby and child clothing and accessories on average. Th...Read More


Cautiously Optimistic: The 2018 Outlook for the Clothing and Fashion Market

25 Oct 2017

HKTDC conducted face-to-face interviews with 202 buyers and 71 exhibitors attending CENTRESTAGE 2017. The survey results show that the industry is cautiously optimistic with regard to the market outlo...Read More


Intertextile Sales Remain Robust Despite Shortage of Global Buyers

19 Oct 2017

Mixed reports from this year's Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles expo, with some exhibitors bemoaning the lack of international buyers in attendance, while others maintained they had done more busin...Read More


Junior Takes on Adult Trends Dominate New York Kid's Fashion Event

9 Oct 2017

A drive to mini-me their kids has seen many parents keen to purchase cut-down, grown-up fashion styles for their brood, with some exhibitors at the Children's Club expo offering matching outfits for m...Read More


Changes in Asia’s Textiles and Garments Supply Chain

6 Oct 2017

Since the removal of trade quotas, global production of textiles and garments has been shifting to low-cost regions, including China. But in the face of rising production costs and labour shortages in...Read More


Digital and Textile Hybrids Debut at Wide Format European Print Show

14 Sept 2017

New materials, fresh innovation and even novel ways to rapidly wrap an F1 race car were all on offer at this year's FESPA event, but it was the hybrid systems that united the best of competing technol...Read More


Textile Producers Back US Over Europe For Guaranteed Payments

13 Sept 2017

Despite a few niggles, the majority of textile manufacturers attending Premiere Vision New York had far greater faith in US companies than European businesses when it came to deals being properly hono...Read More


3D Printing and Digital Technology on Show at New York Textile Event

1 Sept 2017

While some mainland exhibitors were less than enamoured with recent US anti-China rhetoric, many at this year's TexWorld event were captivated by the possibilities opened up by a range of technologies...Read More


Synergy Effect of Regional Production: Luen Thai Holdings Limited

24 Aug 2017

Many companies on the mainland shift their manufacturing business to Southeast Asia to meet the challenges of rising production cost. Luen Thai Holdings Limited points out that in order to improve the...Read More


Safety Eclipses All Other Concerns at Shanghai Mother and Baby Show

18 Aug 2017

This year's Children Baby Maternity Expo saw a wide range of safety concerns topping the agenda of exhibitors and buyers alike, with this applying equally to food, fashion, bath mats, virtual reality ...Read More


Integrated Tech and Interaction Breathe New Life Into UK Gift Sector

15 Aug 2017

Despite the bewildering array of new products on show at this year's Pulse event, London's boutique gift expo, several clear trends emerged, including a craving for integrated technology and a love of...Read More

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