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India’s Trident Group taking initiatives for society and staff

India’s leading vertically integrated home textiles giant Trident Group is doing a plenty of CSR activities for the welfare of society as well as its staff; be it environment conservation or society upliftment. Its human resource policies and business excellence initiatives are among the most progressive and comprehensive ones in the industry and are directed to improve productivity, workplace safety and gender equality. Through its Hastkala initiative, the company extends its support to several self-help […]


German outdoor apparel brand Vaude bags CSR Award nomination

German outdoor apparel brand, Vaude has bagged prestigious ‘Corporate Social Responsibility Award’ nomination at the German Government’s Annual CSR Awards, which acknowledges the companies that have been successful in integrating CSR into their business. Vaude was also nominated in the special award category ‘Responsible Supply Chain Management’. Ajtje von Dewitz, CEO, Vaude expressed his happiness on being nominated, “We are pleased that we were listed twice among the five best companies in Germany. Even though we did […]


Trident Group growing strong on sustainability front

India-based Trident Group – a US $ 1 billion group of diversified businesses, which is equally strong into home textile business – is continuously moving forward in its sustainable efforts. The company, which was recently awarded for its outstanding contribution for the social welfare at PHD Chamber Awards for Excellence, is working to add new ways to support the society as well as its own staff. To promote education in Punjab, the company has started […]


Best in technology, professional management and satisfied customers drive growth

The garment export industry in the country is going from strength to strength, and so is the trims and accessory segment, which is keeping pace with the growth. Many players from the segment are recording growth and even looking to expand to meet the growing demand of local resources. While the established players are expanding, it is the new players that have entered the fray with world-class technologies at par with global benchmarks that are […]


OGTC ICAHT-2016: Innovate, Integrate, Motivate

The 12th edition of ICAHT-2016 conference organized by OGTC held recently at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, was themed ‘Innovate, Integrate, Motivateʼ. The cross-disciplinary event explored creativity, and the creative process through the lenses of imagination and innovation. Like always the sessions projected more than just providing theoretical information on the topics chosen, and also raised some pertinent questions towards the middle- and top-level management present at the event, compelling them to introspect, review and […]

November 5, 2016


Renaissance Group: Remains competitive to continuously evolve…

Beginning their journey as Araf Apparels, a garment and apparel sourcing house, the Renaissance Group (RG) has grown into a massive vertically-integrated US $ 200 million apparel manufacturing enterprise. Predominantly, a knits product manufacturer, RG is also majorly producing sweaters and shirts under 6 different group companies employing 22,000 workers. Md. Shahriar Alam, Chairman, Renaissance Group gave a fresh insight into the use of technology and systems to achieve operational excellence in an exclusive interview […]


Bangladesh partners with Denmark to improve productivity in RMG sector

Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Danish Fashion and Textile Industry Associations have jointly launched a project on 1st October 2016 in Dhaka, Bangladesh to improve productivity and better address social and environmental challenges in the country’s readymade garment (RMG) industry. Funded by DANIDA, a Danish development agency, the project is titled ‘Step Up Project in Bangladesh’. The project aims to build upon the already existing initiatives and focus on improving the business […]


Gildan Activewear gets recognition for its sustainability efforts

Gildan Activewear Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of quality family apparel, states that it has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for the fourth consecutive year. Gildan is the only North American company in the textiles, apparel and luxury goods industry that has got listed in the DJSI World Index. This ranking is a recognition of the company’s Genuine Responsibility™ programme, encompassing the full spectrum of corporate social […]


Archroma Pakistan wins ‘Employer of the Year’ award

The Pakistan affiliate of Archroma, a leader in colour and speciality chemicals, has recently been announced the ‘Employer of the Year’ in the multinationals segment in a nationwide contest organized by the Employers Federation of Pakistan (EFP). The award was given to Archroma in recognition of their best practices in human resource management, industrial relations in maintaining excellent relations with workers’ unions, providing employees with their legal rights as per applicable laws and regulations, observing […]

August 17, 2016


Gildan’s 2015 CSR Report out

Gildan Activewear, a leading manufacturer and marketer of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery, and shapewear, has released its Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSR) report for the year 2015. In 2015, the company continued to invest in its vertically-integrated business model, enabling it to identify and manage the environmental, social and community impacts of producing its apparel. In the report, the company states that its five-year (2010-15) […]


Gildan bags Distintivo ESR 2016 Award

Being socially responsible not only adds to the company’s portfolio but also shows that other than focusing completely on business operations, it also lays importance on its people and surrounding. Recognizing the same, Mexican Center for Philanthropy (Cemefi) and Alliance for Corporate Social Responsibility (Aliarse) have presented ‘Distintivo ESR 2016 Award’ to Gildan Activewear – a Canadian manufacturer of branded clothing, including undecorated blank activewear such as t-shirts, sport shirts and fleeces – for its […]


Netherlands pushes for worldwide sustainability in textile industry

In a stand intended to encourage businesses in textile and fashion industries to address environmental and CSR issues on a global level, the Dutch government has launched a coalition of companies, trade unions and NGOs, with whom it reportedly signed a five-year textile agreement on sustainable garment and textile production globally recently. The textile deal, signed by the Dutch government with three trade associations, two trade unions and five social organizations, seems to be on […]


Labour rights group ‘barred’ from entering Vietnam apparel factory

Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), a labour watchdog, was not allowed inside the premises of Hansae Nike factory in Vietnam, struck by workers’ agitations. WRC, an independent monitor affiliated with nearly 200 US colleges, wanted to inspect the plant following the employees’ strike, but the watchdog group’s entry was reportedly not facilitated by Nike. Claiming that Nike denied them access into the premises, WRC Director Scott Nova said he was “surprised and concerned” that Nike “effectively […]

March 10, 2016


Mohammadi Group: Building trust with workers to build business

It’s not every day that one comes across a person of Rubana Huq’s calibre and character. The multifaceted Managing Director of Mohammadi Group is an entrepreneur, writer, philanthropist, wife and mother, all rolled into one. Her modesty and simplicity however belie her achievements. Apart from being a successful industrialist, Rubana is also a well known figure in the literary circle of the country. Her prolific and insightful writings have earned her the coveted SAARC literary […]