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India’s Banga Knitwear invests in cutting room technology

Indian sportswear manufacturer, Banga Knitwear, is investing in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology for its cutting room. The eight year-old, Ludhiana-based garment manufacturer, has a small in-house setup to produce 20,000 pieces a month. Maninder Singh, CEO of Banga Knitwear told Apparel Resources, “We are into high fashion garment manufacturing and finalise almost 5-7 designs every week. Therefore, deploying CAD system in the cutting room will help us a lot in saving fabric and time as […]

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Fashion brand Uniqlo Defers India Entry

Bad news has come for those who have been eagerly waiting for Japan-based fast fashion brand Uniqlo’s India entry. The fashion retailer has reportedly decided to defer the opening of its debut store in Indian retail market. It is yet to acquire a quality retail space for its venture. Media reports claim that Uniqlo has contacted Commercial Real Estate Services (CBRE) to help it in getting a 15,000-17,000 square feet space in North India. Uniqlo […]

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Spanish fashion brands Springfield, Women’ secret debut in India

Bengaluru has become the first Indian city to house the stores of Spanish fashion brands, Springfield and Women’secret. The former is a youth-oriented casual apparel label; while, the latter is an innerwear, swimwear and sleepwear brand. The new fashion retailers in India aim to tap the tremendous scope of growth for international labels in view of the growing fashion conscious youth in the country. The stores of Springfield and Women’secret were inaugurated by Eduardo Sanchez […]

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India’s CA Patel Textiles forays into garment manufacturing

Gujarat-based CA Patel Textiles has ventured into casual and semi-casual shirt manufacturing for its own brand ‘ITALFIC’ with 200 stitching machines. The company further plans to install 800 stitching machines in the next two years. Being tagged as the ‘textile state’ and the ‘denim capital’ of India, Gujarat at present has a textile market of around US $ 25 billion. It contributes nearly 12 per cent towards India’s overall textile exports. Even the former capital […]

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Ethiopia’s Ambassador Garment to Double Production Capacity

Ambassador Garment and Trading Plc, one of the leading suit manufacturers in Ethiopia, has announced its plans of doubling its garment production capacity by the end of this year. The factory, at Gerji, presently manufactures 500 suits but once the first phase of the new factory, at Gelan, gets completed, the manufacturer expects to produce 1,000 suits. Ambassador also has plans to replace all its manual machines with advanced and automated machines once the factory […]

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Walmart to invest Rs 900 cr to open 15 stores in Maharashtra

American retail giant, Walmart, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra State Government for retail expansion in the state. Under the MoU, the multinational retailer aims to increase its current store count of 2 in Maharashtra (in Aurangabad and Amravati) to 17 in the coming years. The agreement was signed in the presence of Walmart officials and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Chief Minister’s Additional Chief Secretary Pravinsingh Pardeshi, Additional Chief Secretary […]

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Austrian Fibre Maker Expands to South-East Asia; To Open Plant in Thailand

The Lenzing Group, an Austria based textile and nonwovens cellulose fibre manufacturer, is now forging ahead in the South-East Asian market with its plan to construct a state-of-the-art ‘lyocell fibre’ production plant in Thailand. The plant would be set up at Industrial Park 304 in Prachinburi Province of Thailand by the end of 2020. The planned production facility will have an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes of fibres. Industrial Park 304 was selected by the […]

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Chinese Firm to Invest US $ 600 M in Kano (Nigeria)

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group, a China-based multinational enterprise operating textile and apparel businesses, will invest US $ 600 million in the textile industry of Kano State, Nigeria. This was decided following the recent talks between the Kano State Investment Promotion Agency and the company officials. Both the parties are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and make this deal official in the coming few months. “We are about to conclude talks with them […]

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3S: Focusing rigorously on technological upgradation and expansion of market

Noida-based Strategic Sourcing Solutions (3S), a 15 year-old buying house, is planning to explore various technological platforms to render improved services and superior experience to its potential clients. The tech-savvy organization is soon going to introduce merchandising management system which will automate sourcing, product development, line planning, production management and inspection. It is an integrated platform that speeds up the complete supply chain. As of now, having a turnover of US $ 30 million, the […]

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Canada Goose sets up new factory

Canada Goose, an internationally recognized brand for high quality apparel and extreme weather outerwear, has opened of its fifth factory in Canada and the first in Quebec. It has also announced a new raw material and cutting distribution centre in Ontario. The opening of the factory in Quebec is a sign of a commitment to continue to aggressively invest in the rebuilding of Canadian manufacturing industry and keep with ‘Made-in-Canada’ promise. Apparels made by Canada […]

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Birla Cellulose aims to expand reach of Liva brand

Birla Cellulose, part of Aditya Birla Group’s Grasim Industries, is planning to ink more partnerships with apparel manufacturers to expand reach of Liva, which was launched as a branded viscose fabric in India, in 2015. “We are now focusing more on tie-ups for Liva. Currently, it is for womenswear only. But we will explore men’s apparel collaborations as well. Some of the brands are already using viscose fabric in menswear, but they are yet to […]

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Raymond to spend Rs 1,400 cr in Amravati unit; Open 300 stores

India-based textile and apparel conglomerate Raymond has announced to invest a total of Rs 1,400 crore in a phased manner in its new plant at Amravati in the Indian state of Maharashtra. Cotton shirts, linen and denim, among others will be produced at the plant expected to be commissioned by the end of this year. The Amravati unit is expected to create around 8,000 workers. “Our greenfield project in Amravati is likely to be commissioned […]

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Amazon India launches sixth fulfilment Centre in Mumbai

Ecommerce leader Amazon India on Tuesday announced the launch of its sixth fulfilment centre (FC) for Mumbai and the eighth in Maharashtra, a day after its chief Jeff Bezos emphasized on “investing and growing in India” after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the US. Spread across 90,000 square feet in Bhiwandi, this fulfilment centre will serve to over 13,000 sellers offering them precious storage space of 3 lakh cubic feet. “Our sellers in Mumbai […]

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Future Group to expand ‘Central’

India-based Future Group’s lifestyle and fashion retail outlet Central is planning to invest Rs. 300 crore to expand its reach. Currently, it operates 35 stores in different cities across India. “This year, we target revenue of Rs. 3,500 crore for Central. We are looking at 40 per cent growth over last year,” the Group’s CEO Kishore Biyani reportedly said at the launch of Central store in Kolkata. Also Read – Future Group to focus on […]

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KIODA to enter Indian market

Malaysian retail chain KIODA, which pledges to provide the fans with quality products at affordable price, has joined hands with Franchise India to open 300 stores in the Indian market by 2021. The agreement was signed during the Master Franchise Show, held recently in Delhi. The retailer will open its first store in the country by September this year. It is planning to source 25-30 per cent of its products locally for Indian stores and […]

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