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Policy-Induced Global Recession Looms Large; Inadequate Financial Support Leaves Developing Countries in Lurch

UNCTAD's Trade and Development Report 2022 has cautioned that advanced economies would need to change course in their monetary and fiscal policies to avoid inflicting a worse damage than the financial crisis of 2008 and the COVID-19 shock of 2020. The cascading crises resulting from the pandemic combined with debt distress, inflation, climate change and the war in Ukraine have already turned a global slowdown into a downturn.




Highlights of the Week

  • There’s a Desperate Need to Get Together in Person After the Pandemic

    ISKO is part of Sanko Tekstil, the textiles division of the Sanko Group. With a global presence and offices in 35 countries, ISKO is the biggest producer of denim in the world. It has a capacity of 300 million metres of fabric per year, with 2000 state-of-the-art automatic looms. Marco Lucietti, Director for Strategic Projects at ISKO, says what it is to be like to be back at Denim PV.

  • Denim Companies Trying to Do Their Bit, But Will That Be Enough?

    To be able to source/manufacture earth-friendly denim, communication is key which calls for a need to stay constantly updated. That would sound like a dictum from a management manual—only, things don’t work that way on the ground. So, what do companies do? explores.

  • EU Textiles Strategy: What it Means for the Denim Sector

    The new EU Textiles Strategy is all about circular economy. How equipped is the denim sector to meet its demands? probes

  • Denim PV is Eclectic: Each Exhibitor Has to Go Through an Intensive Selection Process

    If there is an event for the denim industry that is a *must*, then it is Denim Première Vision. As exhibitors and visitors ready themselves for the two-day Berlin edition of Denim PV that starts on 17 May, Show Manager Fabio Adami Dalla Val and Product Manager Manon Mangin tell, what it will be like to be at the coveted event.

  • Denim Sustainability No More a Trend, It’s Now an Obligation

    As the Denim Premiere Vision marks its return to a physical format today at Berlin, the big hope kindled is that there will be a strong showcase of sustainable and ecological treatments and articles. talks to a cross-section of exhibitors and visitors.

  • Regenerative Cotton Is Most Pragmatic Way to Stop Climate Change

    Founded in 1953, Orta transformed from a spinning & weaving company to a denim manufacturer in 1985. Today, Orta operates in Turkey with its 1000+ employees, creating a platform for leading manufacturers to step up and reclaim a denim industry where more aesthetics leads to more ethics. Orta’s Sustainability Consultant N Sebla Önder dwells at length on a holistic approach into creating eco-positive denim.

  • Produce Less, Better and What Is Necessary. That's Real Sustainability: Paolo Gnutti

    Paolo Gnutti, described as the ‘Wizard of Denim’ and creator of fashion and trends in the indigo world for 35 years, formed 'PG By Paolo Gnutti' in 2018 as a 'Made in Italy’ enterprise focused on garments for mid to high-end productions. Gnutti has joined hands with denim giant ISKO for a new fabric collection: ISKO Luxury by PG. The official launch was held at the ongoing Denim Premiere Vision in Berlin on Tuesday, 17 May. A quick chat.

  • That’s How Denim Companies Came out of the Pandemic

    The pandemic is as good as over—touch wood. The new normal has brought newer challenges. But, how did denim players tide over the COVID-19 crisis. looks ahead even as it looks back.

  • Denim PV Not Another Sourcing Event, But Melting Pot for Ideas

    Denim’s been a hardy survivor, so have been its stakeholders. And as they congregate at the 'responsible denim fashion event', considered the Mecca for the sector—the Denim Première Vision (Denim PV), at Berlin beginning tomorrow—more than 80 exhibitors, after going through an intensive selection process, will showcase their wares as also their approach in terms of sustainability.

  • Companies that Consider Sustainability an Expense Will Not Survive

    Established in 1951, Bossa is one of the largest integrated textile corporations of Turkey with its facility in Adana. General Manager Onur Duru talks about Bossa's production philoshophy and the drivers that are changing the denim sector.

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Wilmet Shea
Wilmet Shea
Deputy General Manager
Messe Frankfurt HK
What the physical fair offers cannot be replaced by digital tools. The hand-feel of the fabrics, and face-to-face communication, for example, form part of an essential and unique interactive experience. With that being said, digital formats will remain a key part of our physical events, and they can be easily adjusted to accommodate the needs of different industries and individual trade fairs.

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Paulo Bessa
Paulo Bessa
Amorim Cork Ventures
Affirming itself as a leading international company in the research, development and production of cork composite solutions, Amorim Cork Composites (one of Amorim's business units) develops ground-breaking concepts and has launched innovative products, applications and solutions in the market.