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Close polluting textile mills in residential areas of Surat: BJP MLA

BJP MLA from Varachha Kumar Kanani has demanded for the closure of some of the highly polluting textile dyeing and printing mills, located in residential societies on Ashwani Kumar Road in Surat. He has gone as far as threatening to launch an agitation against the mills if they were not shut down. “There are over 20 textile mills, located in the residential societies on Ashwani Kumar Road. Some of these mills use polluting materials, including […]


Mafatlal unveils its Summer collection 2016

Mafatlal Industries Limited, a pioneer in quality textiles in India, has unveiled its Summer collection of various products that includes suiting, yarn dyed shirting, linen range, home furnishings, school and corporate uniform fabrics and garments during the recently organized dealer-booking Conferences held in Amritsar, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Mumbai, and Delhi. Their new range comprised value-added bottom wear, made from premium GIZA cotton, polyester / viscose / wool with ultra-soft finish, polyester / viscose in checks & […]


Tamil Nadu power-loom workers go on indefinite strike

Workers of over 30,000 power-loom units in Tamil Nadu have gone on an indefinite strike on Thursday over claims that they were not being adequately compensated for their work. Workers in Tirupur, Avinashi, Palladam and nearby areas are reluctant to work any further, and have stated that job work charges were not given in accordance to the increased slabs by the textile units for fabric production, as per the three-year agreement signed in 2014. R […]

January 29, 2016


Nonwovens market to touch US $ 47.7 billion-mark by 2020

Global market research company MarketsandMarkets has projected that nonwoven fabrics/textiles market will grow from US $ 32.7 billion in 2015 to US $ 47.7 billion by 2020, at an estimated CAGR of 7.86 per cent. The report titled “Non-woven Fabrics/Textiles Market by Technology (Spunmelt, Wet Laid, Dry Laid, Others), Material (PP, PET, PE, Rayon, Wood Pulp, Others) Function (Disposable, Non-Disposable), End-Use (Hygiene, Wipes, Construction, Upholstery, Filtration) – Forecast to 2020” suggests that growth in nonwovens […]

January 5, 2016


Interest Equalisation Scheme on Pre- & PostShipment Rupee Export Credit announced

Interest Equalisation Scheme (earlier called Interest Subvention Scheme) on Pre- & Post-Shipment Rupee Export Credit has been announced and is to be effective from April 1, 2015 for five years. Under this scheme the rate of interest equalization would be 3 per cent. The scheme would be available to all exporters of MSME and 416 tariff lines but not for merchant exporters. The CCEA (Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs) chaired by PM Narendra Modi, has […]

December 4, 2015


Mercury Fabrics ventures into printed knits…

An integrated manufacturer of high-quality knitted fabrics, Mercury Fabrics has recently ventured into printed knitted fabrics with a fully automated setup, claiming to be the only one to do such high-end fine and complicated prints in India. Although the company is well-known for its quality knitted fabric that makes it a favourite to many exporters and international brands, this new niche value-add is pushing the company’s upward growth and setting it apart from its competitors. […]


Economic Sustainability: Industry requires a fresh look on Finance & Cost Management

Sustainability is all about ‘people’, ‘planet’ and ‘profit’, all of which are now ‘scarce’. While, industry makes effort to take steps for ‘people’, ‘planet’ and ‘profit’ is something which is shrinking by the day with no one having a clear vision how to perk up the same for sustainable existence. Limiting overheads, cost control efforts and sharp costing are already being used as tools to improve margins, but are the export houses doing enough on […]


Apparel Resources: Technology Forum 2015

In response to the need of technical understanding of Fabric Construction and Testing/ Inspection methodology in apparel industry, Apparel Resources, in association with SGS India, successfully organized a two-day workshop on ‘Essentials of Fabric Construction, Fabric Testing and Fabric Inspection for Apparel Industry Professionals recently at New Delhi. The event was attended by representatives from many established names from the apparel industry, including Apparel Resource (Buying House), Vishesh Overseas and Richa Global among others, as also […]

November 21, 2015


Centre grants 2% additional export benefit under MEIS

Finally, a positive step from the Government’s side to support exports has given reason for some cheer to the community. In a recent move, the Government of India has extended the 2 per cent export benefit under the ‘Merchandise Export from India Scheme’ (MEIS) allowing the export of fabrics and man-made fibre spun yarns to leading markets such as African countries, Middle-East countries, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. The duty benefit amendment as part of the […]


Working of Indian handloom industry inspires Zambian delegation

Zambian delegation that recently visited India, to conduct a study for the EU project in order to boost the African cotton sector, shared that their visit was insightful and helped them gain policy insights pertaining to successful building of Handloom clusters. Also Read – Zambia launches cotton ginnery; more steps will be taken for textile industry’s revival The tour, which was primarily focussed on the study of development and management of handloom clusters in India […]


Indian textile industry glad over enhanced duty drawback rates

Finally one good news for Indian textile industry has come as Central Board of Excise & Customs (CBEC) has issued a Notification revising the drawback rates and value caps based on the data furnished by the respective manufacturing sectors. Knitted garment (cotton blended, synthetic, cotton) and knitted garment (cotton blended, synthetic) is benefitted from the new rates. Yarns counts in 100s and above, fabrics with less than 200 grams per sq. m., knitted and woven […]


Tamil Nadu notifies powerloom owners for abstains from producing handloom items

In a move to safeguard the deteriorating Indian handloom sector the district administration of Tamil Nadu has issued a notice to powerloom owners for not producing certain handloom items and states that they may face penal actions. This move has been taken in the backdrop of enforced act of Handlooms Reservation of Articles for Production Act, 1985 Handloom. According to the act, there are 11 items reserved for handloom production which include sari, dhoti, towel, […]


Pakistan textile industry breathes a sigh of relief

In order to boost production and exports, textile industry of Pakistan analysis the current market scenario and has put up eight demands to the Government, out of which three demands have been willingly accepted by the Government, viz., rise of regulatory customs duty on import of Indian cotton yarn and fabric-coarse cloth to 25 per cent, which has been raised to only 10 per cent, from the existing 5 per cent; provision of cheaper long-term […]


Straight from the shoulder!

Broad, cold, exposed or padded – shoulder detailing is the rage of this season. Following the cut-out back trend, shoulders have also become a main area of experimentation. Emerging as one of the biggest trends in S/S ’16 runways – cutout, exposed and offthe-shoulder necklines also dubbed as ‘the cold shoulder’ are being seen in varied interpretations by designers. This season, the overall cutout trend has been taken a step further to highlight just the […]

November 13, 2015


Apparel Global Consulting initiates the use of rPET fabric

Apparel Global Consulting (AGC), a Tirupur-based buying house having clients in Europe and Australia, has started working on recycled fabric – rPET, and very soon the first shipment of Tees made from this fabric will be dispatched to Australia. The buying house is also looking to use more blends and costly fabrics like linen in its various products in the coming days. “Use of rPET fabric has its limitations, like one can’t have many options […]

November 11, 2015

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