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Ahead of Budget, B’desh garment accessories makers place proposals before govt

Garment accessories manufacturers in Bangladesh have sought from the government incentive package, duty-free import of fire safety equipment and reduction of tax at source on export earnings, among their other demands, for the next Budget. As part of their demands in the 2016-17 Budget, the manufacturers, under the aegis of Bangladesh Garments Accessories and Packaging Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGAPMEA), also asked for allocation for a much-needed testing laboratory and an institution for development of […]

April 22, 2016


Impasse over garment workers’ wage revision continues

Despite six rounds of talks on wage revision for garment workers in and around Tirupur district (Tamil Nadu, India), the impasse is still on, with the meeting between factory owners and trade unions on Thursday failing to arrive at a conclusion. It has been decided that another round of discussions will be held between the two parties on March 30. At the meeting, speaking on behalf of the manufacturers, the Joint Committee of six associations […]


H&M commits to fundamental rights of garment workers

World’s leading apparel retailer H&M, which has 1.6 million garment factory workers working at around 1,900 factories across the globe that manufacture goods for H&M has signed an innovative global framework agreement (GFA) along with world’s largest sectorial trade union organization IndustriALL Global Union, which represents 50 million workers, and Swedish trade union IF Metall. The agreement marks a new level of commitment by the collaborating parties to fundamental rights of the workers, and promises […]


Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers held in New Delhi

The Government of India yesterday organized the Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers 2015, in New Delhi. The purpose of the conference was to assess the existing position and formulate strategy for exploiting the potential of the textile sector. The Annual Conference of State Textiles Ministers was chaired by Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State for Textiles (I/C). Ministers in charge of textiles matters of 9 states, namely Bismita Gogoi (Assam), Chander Prakash (J&K), H. […]


Apparel Online A&E Golf Day: Inaugural event gets huge response in Dhaka… Next round to be bigger

Apparel Online in its commitment to provide an engaging platform for interaction and networking has made a foray into sports with the ‘Golf Day’ initiative. The first event held at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka earlier this month attracted many industry golfers and some celebrity golfers too! The brainchild of Mayank Mohindra, Director, Apparel Resources and a passionate golfer himself, ‘Golf Day’ has been designed for the industry where stalwarts can enjoy a day […]


CMAI’s Apex Awards 2015 for Indian apparel industry announced

The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) announced Apex Awards for excellence in the apparel industry. The award night, held recently at NCPA, Mumbai was graced by Kavita Gupta, IAS, Textile Commissioner, B.S. Nagesh, Founder, TRRAIN, Vijayalaxmi Poddar, Viren Shah, Rakesh Biyani of Future Group and other stalwarts of the Indian apparel industry. The ‘President’s Award for Outstanding Contribution by a CMAI Member to the Industry’ was given to Ashok Shah, Chairman of CMAI Fair […]


India to host conference on sustainability standards

Sustainability is thriving among apparel and textile industry vigorously, and so the small and medium scale enterprises are struggling to become sustainable as they face challenges in understanding how to best work with sustainability issues in their own supply chains. In order to discuss and address such challenges, for small-, medium- and large-scale companies, the Centre for Responsible Business (CRB) is hosting a conference on sustainability titled ‘India and Sustainability Standards – International Dialogues and […]


Textile industry invites investment in man-made fiber units

The Indian Government has high hopes from the country’s man-made fiber-based textile industry, expecting it to grow from a current worth of US $ 110 billion to US $ 400 billion in the next few years. In order to achieve this ambitious target, the textile industry is inviting more investment in the sector which will also help in implementing the ‘Make in India’ initiative for textile sector as India is currently importing man-made fiber-based fabrics […]


Bangladesh urges Indian businessmen to invest in its weaving sector

With the recent visit of Indian delegation to Dhaka for the purpose of seeking investment opportunities in the textile sector, Fazlul Hoque, Vice-President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), who led the Bangladeshi team at a discussion with the leaders of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the BTMA office in Dhaka, has urged the Indian investors to invest in the weaving sector of the country. The reason for which has been stated that […]


German textile association highlights importance of textiles for automotive industry

The German textile association Textil + Mode has mentioned the increasing importance of German textile industry as a supplier to the automobile manufacturers, at the International Motor Show Germany. Textiles have been used on a large scale in automobiles, as fibre-based materials are used as lightweight solutions for making the body of cars, particularly electric vehicles which benefit from lighter constructions in favour of longer battery life. They are also being used in increasing a […]


AEPC’s BSM@ Dubai on 2nd & 3rd November

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), shall be organizing Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) at Dubai, UAE on 2nd & 3rd November, 2015. About 50 leading garment and Accessories exporters shall participate and exhibit their latest collections for men’s wear, women’s wear and children’s wear along with fashion accessories (scarves, stoles, shawls, etc.). Dubai is a good market for Indian exporters; BSM is a good platform to focus on a particular country as buyers of that particular […]

September 11, 2015


Garment factory safety is improving, states NRF

National Retail Federation executives, post their recent visit to Bangladesh said a report issued by the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety reflects improvements in garment worker safety they saw during tours of factories and other facilities. “The Alliance is doing important work to ensure the safety of Bangladeshi workers who make clothing worn by millions of Americans and other consumers around the world. We saw first-hand in the past few days that significant progress has […]


Pakistan plans to emphasize on value-added garment exports

In order to attract more shares in the regional and international markets, Pakistan’s Commerce Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan has announced that well-planned efforts will be made to increase the export of value-added garments. This move was made after noticing the significant growth in export of value-added garments, and a decline in low-valued textile products like cotton, yarn, and greige fabric. Despite the challenges faced by the industry, internally and externally, the readymade garments’ exports grew […]


Ghana apparel industry to be restructured to attract investors

The Ministry of Trade and Industry of Ghana has planned to restructure the apparel industry to build a sustainable source of foreign exchange inflows by attracting investors. Plans of identifying locations for setting up new garment factories, providing required utilities, and upgrading and equipping existing training facilities have been initiated by the Ministry. This plan is a part of the five-year National Export Development Plan (NEDP), which aims to take the export income to US […]

August 25, 2015


Gerber Technology sells its 25,000th plotter

After 35 years of designing and engineering, Gerber Technology recently reached the milestone of selling its 25,000th plotter, a GERBERplotter™ MP Series. The MP Series plotters boast improvements from the CAD room to the cut room, with up to 4 inkjet heads that produce crisper and faster output and a feature-rich design that ensures ease of use and long-term reliability. The GERBERplotter MP Series comes with print speeds of up to 180 sq. m. per […]

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