Manik Mehta, New York


The war has also impacted Russia’s domestic textile and apparel market, as many U.S. and Western brand names have decided to suspend operations in the Russian market. © Feydzhet Shabanov/

07/06/2022 – U.S. textile and apparel sector

U.S. textile and apparel sector

Russia-Ukraine war creates uncertainties

The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has impacted a number of industries in the U.S., including the textile and apparel sector which faces uncertainties. By  Manik Mehta, New York

Ahmed Jahangir, executive Director of Nishat Textile Mills, Karatschi, Pakistan: “The demand for textile masks worldwide will continue even after the pandemic is over.” © Onuchcha/

07/09/2020 – Turning challenges into opportunities

Turning challenges into opportunities

Mask production in the age of Corona – a global view

Many Asian textile and garment suppliers are manufacturing textile masks to meet the robust global demand for masks and protective gowns. By  Manik Mehta, New York

There was general consensus among exhibitors at Heimtextil that the trade war, which has been raging for the past two years and can only end by mutual agreement, has wreaked havoc in world trade. © Akarat Phasura/

12/02/2020 – Heimtextil


Ceasefire in the trade war

Despite the first agreement, the US-China trade war has not yet been settled. At Heimtextil Frankfurt there was talk of a “ceasefire”. By  Manik Mehta, New York

Michael Jänecke, Director of Brand Management Technical Textiles and Textile Processing at Messe Frankfurt: "The digitalisation of textile production is on the advance." © Messe Frankfurt

15/08/2019 – Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence

Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence

Techtextil and Texprocess and Digitalisation

Automation offers a solution for labour-intensive textile production in countries with a shortage of qualified workers. By  Manik Mehta, New York

Wendy Tan, Managing Director of Nature World Manufacturing Sdn Bhd © Manik Mehta

27/03/2019 – Trade war

Trade war

When two quarrel...

The trade war between the USA and China has already left its mark very clearly on the textile trade. By  Manik Mehta, New York

Texworld USA: Handelspartner in den USA und auch viele Amerikaner sehen im Handelskrieg keine Lösung. Sicher ist, dass der globale Handel damit stark sinken könnte. © Messe Frankfurt

30/10/2018 – USA


Die Angst vor Protektionismus!

Wie im Wahlkampf versprochen, hat Donald Trump an seiner sog. “America First”-Politik festgehalten. Dies könnte den Welthandel stark beeinträchtigen By  Manik Mehta, New York

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13/09/2018 – China vs Africa

China vs Africa

Cheap was yesterday

A forecast by market researcher Euromonitor has revealed that China will be the biggest textiles and apparel market in the world in 2019. By  Manik Mehta, New York