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Tukatech to expand its reach in Indian apparel SME sector

Tukatech, leading provider of fashion technology solutions, is mulling over expanding its market share in India’s apparel industry. “Having served to almost all hi-end international and national brands, our focus is now to bring the technology to the small and medium apparel industry,” said Ram Sareen, Founder and CEO, Tukatech. The company wants to empower the SME sector in apparel industry with its latest innovation — TUKA3D Enterprise Edition. It helps in increasing the efficiency in […]

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India’s Amity University holds conference on fashion, apparel & textile industry

Amity University, Noida (India), recently organized a national conference on Fashion Apparel & Textile – an annual event that witnessed participation of leading players in the industry and faculty members from reputed institutes across the world. The conference majorly focused on: Sustainable to Innovative Fashion and Textile: Road to Success, Innovation in Marketing & Merchandising; Skill Development in Textile & Apparel Sector, Innovative Technologies in Textile  and Garment Sector; and Sustainable Textiles. Prof. Pradeep Joshi, […]

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Telangana (India) gets Juki Sewing Machine Training Centre

K T Rama Rao, IT Minister of Telangana, India recently inaugurated Juki Sewing Machine Training Centre at Textile Park in Sircilla District of the state. Darnala Lakshma Reddy, Chairman, SES; D Krishna Bhaskar, District Collector; Yasmine Basha, Joint Collector; Shyam Lal Prasad, District Revenue Officer; and Srinivas Reddy, Additional Director of the Handloom & Textile Department were also present at the inauguration ceremony. With a setup of 40 sewing machines, about 200 women will be […]

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Indian apparel exporters divided on FTA with UK/EU

Indian textile and apparel industry has been from a long time looking to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the EU, but now after Brexit it is being said that India should prefer to have FTA with the UK because discussion with the EU is taking a lot of time. Negotiations have now started with the UK and the deal will take effect when the island nation exits the EU. Britain will work for […]

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Odisha Skill Development Authority (India) to team up with NIFT-TEA Institute

Odisha Skill Development Authority (India) will team up with the Tirupur knitwear industry stakeholders to ensure ‘specifically trained manpower’ from Odisha for apparel production. The skill development authority would take help from the NIFT-TEA Knitwear Institute to build knitwear industry-specific lessons into the training programmes which it had already been running through various institutes in Odisha, India. The experts from NIFT-TEA Institute will visit Odisha to oversee the existing training programmes for textile industry and […]

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Garment exports from India soar in April-Jan. 2016-17

Exports of readymade garments from India witnessed a positive growth of 4.5 per cent in INR terms and 1.0 per cent in USD terms during April-January, 2016-17, as compared to the same period of previous financial year, informed Minister of State, Textiles Ajay Tamta in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha (House of the People), the Lower house of India’s bicameral Parliament. During the above mentioned period, India exported readymade garments to […]

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These factors are affecting apparel industry in India

‘Overvalued rupee’ combined with ‘higher input costs’ due to ‘rise in cotton prices’ has hit apparel industry – recognized as the largest employment generator after agriculture in India. The sector offers direct or indirect employment to 10.5 crore persons who includes marginalized, unskilled and women in the country. “The growing cotton prices and rupee appreciation is not only going to nullify the intended impact of the package, but also weaken India’s position against our competitors, […]

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At tangent… Is ‘Lean’ the solution to increase efficiencies?

The tide is ‘surprisingly’ turning in favour of Indian apparel industry, not because of its good performance, but due to the ‘adversities’ faced by the competition… Bangladesh is struggling with political and labour unrest, coupled with the compliance issues; and China, Vietnam and Cambodia all are dealing with the same problems, like labour shortage and high labour wages. Piyush R Vyas, an old industry hand and currently a Management Consultant, writes… Whenever a discussion starts […]

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India’s Pratibha Syntex wins C&A’s ‘Best Global Supplier Award’ for 2016

Pratibha Syntex (Indore), a well-known Indian apparel exporter and a leading manufacturer and exporter of knitted garments and speciality yarns, has bagged the ‘Best Global Supplier of the Year Award’ for 2016 by C&A at their Global Supplier Summit in Hongkong. Martijn van der Zee, Chief Merchandise and Sourcing Officer, C&A, presented the award to Shreyaskar Chaudhary, Managing Director of Pratibha Syntex. The company has been a recipient of prestigious awards in the past for […]

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A better future for women in apparel industry

One may not agree that women have better working environment, safety round the clock and bright career opportunities in apparel industry, but the way International Women’s Day was celebrated in Indian garment factories as well as on an international platform, shows how things are improving holistically and the industry is willing to give more respect and recognition to women. For sure, there are more promising positions now for women in the apparel industry. Most of […]

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Indian apparel exporter Superhouse believes innovation drives success

“To have a mindset for innovation is what keeps you always ahead of others,” believes Mohd. Faiz, Owner of Superhouse Limited, a US $ 200 million group. With the competition getting tough each day, the only attribute that gives any company an edge over its competitors is its ability to think differently feels Faiz. Also, the company believes in using new technology in order to save costs on garments. “Saving costs on garments is also […]

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Global apparel trade contracts 1%: ICRA

Global apparel trade remains under pressure, having contracted by 1 per cent to US $ 432 billion in FY 2016, following a 5 per cent de-growth in 2015, owing to subdued demand trends reported by the key importing countries. This has been stated in a report by ICRA, an Indian independent and professional investment information and credit rating agency. While the volumetric growth remained marginally positive, primarily aided by recovery in demand from Europe, the […]

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Indian apparel market to grow threefold by 2025

If reports are to be believed then India’s apparel market is expected to note threefold rise from US $ 59 billion in 2015 to US $ 180 billion by 2025 while China is expected to lead the market at US $ 615 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 10 per cent as compared to US $ 237 billion in 2015. Indian apparel market will emerge as the fastest growing, expanding at a compounded […]

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Indian apparel exporter Aakriti Creations takes ‘customer satisfaction’ on priority

“We believe in serving the same client. There is nothing more satisfying than that,” believes Aditya Mathur, Director, Aakriti Creations Private Limited. The company has been into garment export since last three decades. Despite the big dreams of capturing the US market, Aditya does not want to lose focus on the successfully thriving European market. He says some clients have been with his company ever since its inception and the satisfaction the company gets by […]

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India’s TEA hails TN Govt. for tax-free budget

Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) of India has expressed happiness over Tamil Nadu Government’s move to present a tax-free budget. D Jayakumar, Finance Minister of Tamil Nadu presented the 2017-18 budget in the Assembly today. Welcoming the move, TEA President Raja M Shanmugham said that the people will get benefit after implementation of the schemes announced in the budget. “The allocation of Rs. 2,000 Crore for the Tamil Nadu Infrastructure Development Fund (TNIDF) would be helpful […]

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