H&M Stops the presses, shreds its Print Catalogue after 39 years

By guest author Anna Molin from Bloomberg Buying online has made printed catalogues largely obsolete “Shopping from a catalogue simply isn’t relevant” anymore One of the last vestiges of traditional shopping habits is being laid to rest. Swedish fashion giant Hennes & Mauritz AB said it ceased publication of its print catalogue after 39 years … More H&M Stops the presses, shreds its Print Catalogue after 39 years

Oerlikon – Sales growth achieved in both segments in a challenging market environment

Group sales increased by more than 3 % •             Group order intake lower year-over-year but represents the second highest Group order intake in four years. Book-to-bill ratio stands at 1.09 •             Group EBITDA margin at 15.0 % •             Stable order intake and steady increase in sales in surface solutions business •             Operating profitability lower in … More Oerlikon – Sales growth achieved in both segments in a challenging market environment

The Importance of the right Selection of a Testing Lab in Apparel Export

By guest author Dr Subrata Das, Professor (Fashion Technology) Bannari Amman Institute of Technology, Sathyamangalam, Erode District, Tamil Nadu 638401, India. The author can be contacted via E-mail: subratactl@gmail.com Today’s Newsletter centres around the importance of the right Selection of a Testing Lab in Apparel export and is the latest paper of our guest author … More The Importance of the right Selection of a Testing Lab in Apparel Export

India: Labour issues cloud India’s knitwear hub Tirupur’s development

Once touted as the ‘knitwear capital of India, Tirupur, is currently mired by labour issues. Underemployment and rising costs of living, coupled with the continuing impact of policy measures such as the Goods and Services Tax, especially on small-scale manufacturers, is stagnating growth in the city with the shortage of workers leaving medium and larger … More India: Labour issues cloud India’s knitwear hub Tirupur’s development