Australia’s Seafolly to sell swimwear online in China

2018/07 12 10:07

Australia’s swimwear brand Seafolly will soon open its first online store in China on the country’s largest cross-border ecommerce platform Tmall Global. With 1.4 million Chinese tourists visiting Australia in the past 12 months and exposed to Australian beach lifestyle, CEO Paul Kotrba sees the Chinese market as critical to the firm’s global expansion plan. […]

Australia imposes new sales tax on international retailers

2018/07 12 10:07

International online retailers who sell in Australia will be required to collect goods and service tax (GST) on all products sold valued at 1,000 Australian dollars (AUD) or less, the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) announced recently. Retailers using this system will only need to report total taxable sales and GST, and pay once each quarter. […]

Cotton Australia unveils CottonUP guide for retailers

2018/07 05 05:07

Cotton Australia, working for Australia’s cotton growing industry, has launched a new online tool, CottonUP – A Practical Guide to Sourcing More Sustainable Cotton, to help retailers fast track sustainable cotton sourcing across multiple standards. Cotton UP was recently launched at the Better Cotton Initiative 2018 Global Cotton Conference in Brussels. The tool addresses one […]

Pak, Indian growers tour Aussie cotton sector in Narrabri

2018/04 22 05:04

A visiting group of cotton growers from Pakistan and India recently joined leading Australian fashion and textile industry representatives in a tour of Narrabri's cotton industry organised by Cotton Australia. Their tour was made possible through a partnership with the Australian Government and the Better Cotton Initiative (BCI), according to Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay. […]

Australian Circular Fashion to focus on sustainability

2018/01 29 08:01

Courtesy: Australian Circular Fashion The Australian Circular Fashion Conference will focus on fashion sustainability while providing support for future economic growth in the country's fashion retail businesses. The conference, beginning March 22, will equip industry leaders with tools to make their businesses more economically viable for future growth in the Australian market. For the first […]

Wool price levels retract in Australian markets

2018/01 25 12:01

Courtesy: Barega Merino Price levels retracted across most wool types at Australian wool auction markets during the week ending January 25, despite the volume sold for the current season reaching beyond the 1-million bale mark. Merino fleece wools managed to hold on reasonably well, but all other sectors of were adversely affected during sale week […]

Tesco joins EAS Tag Recirculation Programme

2018/01 18 12:01

Courtesy: All Tag Melbourne-based TIC Group, in a strategic partnership with ALL-TAG Corporation has included Tesco to its list of retailers benefitting from their EAS Tag Recirculation Programme that allows retailers to source tag their apparel at the apparel vendor’s location rather than at their stores or distribution centers. Tesco joins companies such as Kohl’s. […]

Australian wool production to lift a little in 2017-18

2017/12 18 16:12

Courtesy: Australian Wool Innovation The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has revised its forecast of shorn wool production for the 2017-18 season upwards to 345 million kilograms greasy, a 1.4 per cent increase on its final estimate of 340 mkg for the 2016-17 season. This reflects an increase in the number of sheep shorn […]

Australian cotton production to grow 4% in 2017-18: ABARES

2017/12 15 03:12

Courtesy: ABARES Cotton production in Australia is forecast to rise by 4 per cent to 968,000 tonnes in 2017-18 season. This is expected to be largely driven by an increase in yields in irrigated plantings following the poor yields achieved in the previous season, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and […]

Amazon launches operations in Australia

2017/12 11 05:12

US online retail giant Amazon recently unveiled its business in Australia and the company claimed the first day orders on its Australian portal were higher than those for any other launch day in the company’s history. This was the 14th country launch for the company. Online sales account for less than 10 per cent of […]

Nanollose develops plant-free viscose rayon fibre

2017/12 06 14:12

Courtesy: Nanollose Nanollose, an Australian technology company, has developed plant-free viscose-rayon fibre. Unlike conventional rayon, Nanollose's sustainable alternative is derived using microbes that convert biomass waste products from the liquid food industries into microbial cellulose which is then converted into rayon fibres using the Nanollose technology. "Each year, a huge amount of trees are cut […]

Chinese demand pushes up wool prices in Australia

2017/12 06 14:12

Strong demand from growing affluent Chinese consumers has pushed up Australian wool prices to a record high this season. Wool prices are currently at a high of more than Au$16 per kilogram. Though prices are not as high as they were about five years ago in terms of US dollar, Australian wool growers are earning […]