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Companies across India adding more products and exploring newer markets

Players from across the country especially having expertise in floor coverings are expanding further into other product ranges of home furnishing too. The interesting thing to note here is that majority of these players are SMEs and their further growth segment is into products like cushion covers, towels, etc. They are not only adding capacities but also exploring new markets, and Australia is on top priority for them. Apparel Online got the chance to meet […]

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Indian Textiles Minister inaugurates Welspun’s Advanced Textiles Plant

Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Irani has inaugurated the Advanced Textiles Plant of Welspun India Ltd., India’s leading textile conglomerate at Anjar, Kutch, Gujarat. With the inauguration of the plant, Welspun, placed amongst the largest home textile manufacturers in the world, has forayed into new technologies in its Technical Textile Business. The plant will have unique capabilities of Spun Lace and Needle Punch lines which can manufacture multilayer composites for various applications. BK Goenka, Chairman, Welspun […]

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Milliken introduces eco-friendly upholstery fabric

Milliken & Company, a leading global textile technology company, has launched eco-based performance fabric, Breathe by Milliken™. This is industry’s first fluorine-free performance fabrics available in both natural and manmade fibres made from plastic bottles and a plant-based water repellent. The manufacturer created Breathe textiles with selected consumers in mind to address the growing need for more environment-friendly, effective and high-quality performance home upholstery fabrics. David Smith, Vice President (Engineered Performance Products), Milliken & Company, […]

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Bombay Dyeing to expand its reach in Tamil Nadu

Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company, one of India’s largest producers of home textiles, has decided to expand its reach in south Indian state of Tamil Nadu by opening more stores. This was announced by Nagesh Rajanna, Chief Executive Officer, Bombay Dyeing Retail during a media interaction last week. Currently, Tamil Nadu is home to 25 company-owned Bombay Dyeing stores and franchises across nine towns of the state. The company wants to make it to 75 […]

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Heimtextil Germany to be held from January 10, 2017

The biggest and most significant international trade fair for home and contract textiles, Heimtextil will be held between January 10 and 13 in 2017 in Germany. More than 2,886 exhibitors from across 69 countries including Germany, China, Turkey, Italy, Great Britain, USA, Spain, France, India, Netherlands, Bangladesh and Pakistan. The first trade fair of the year for its sector, it is a climate and trend barometer for the whole business year. With its new products […]

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YiwuTex 2017 edition to be held in June

18th edition of YiwuTex, an international trade fair bringing manufacturing solutions for textile industry, will be held at Yiwu International Expo Centre, Jinua, China from June 13-15, 2017 with special focus on healthcare textile and functional textile products. The show will feature three thematic zones: Functional Knitting Machinery Zone, Smart Apparel Machinery Zone and Digital Printing Machinery Zone. Based on rapid growth of Chinese apparel industry, YiwuTex 2017 will launch an apparel ERP system and […]

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Welspun India’s revenue up 22% in Q2 FY ’17

India-based home textile manufacturer, Welspun India has recently reported a rise of 22 per cent in revenue amounting to Rs. 1,790 crores compared to Rs. 1,469 crores in the corresponding period last year, for the second quarter ended September 30, 2016. In the reporting period, the company achieved its highest EBIDTA of Rs. 457 crores, up by 13 per cent. The PBT stood at Rs. 299 crores, registering a jump of 14 per cent as […]

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Moradabad, a growing hub for home textile industry

Across India many textile hubs that are known for a particular or specific product category have diversified into allied products or are in the process to do so. For some, such diversifications are a side business while for others it is a new business opportunity to grow. Globally known as the ‘Brass City of India’ – Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh, 177 KM from Delhi) – is an example of a progressive hub looking for new avenues […]

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Vanduta Khurana & her N2-X — a tool of expression

Vanduta Khurana, President of Delhi-based Daks India, which currently employs a workforce of 2,000 and produces 10 lakh textile products annually, including apparel and home textile, was invited to be the keynote speaker at the World Communication Forum, Davos, making the textile community of India proud. Addressing the forum on the subject Social Media Offline, she introduced N2-X, the company’s brand, constructed as a tool of expression. The product, in fact, is a bag, the […]

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Home Furnishing exporters happy with IHGF fair

At the India Handicraft & Gift Fair (IHGF), organized by the Export Promotion Council for Handicraft (EPCH) in Greater Noida from February 20 to 23, India saw a good number of overseas as well as domestic buyers of home furnishing products. Almost 2,750 manufacturers/exporters of various soft and hard goods displayed their products in the event, and most of them were satisfied with the buyers’ response as well as with the enquiries generated through the […]

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