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India’s RMG export up 8.06% in May

India’s readymade garment exports grew positively in the month of May at 8.06 per cent to reach US $ 1,605.37 as against US $ 1,485.67 million in the corresponding period last year. In rupee terms, export from the country for the said month stood at Rs. 10,342.55 crore as against Rs. 9,940.10 crore in May last year, up 4.05 per cent. This has been revealed by Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), the official body of […]

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India’s ATDC to organize seminar on ‘Careers in Apparel Industry’

Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC), India’s largest vocational training network for the apparel sector, will hold a seminar on ‘Careers in Fashion & Apparel Sector’ on June 24 at its campus in Pardeshipura, Indore. Dr. Jayantilal Bhandari, an eminent Career Counselor, will be the Keynote Speaker at the seminar. The other key speakers for the day will be Dr. Dinesh Chandra Rathi –Deputy Director of Swami Vivekanand Career Guidance Scheme, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh; […]

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Software to send alerts on GST non-compliance is here!

The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) in partnership with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), an Indian multinational information technology service, consulting and business solutions company, has developed a software for apparel manufacturers to alert them about Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance. Priced at Rs. 18,000 for the initial six months, the software highlights the stage of non-compliance of GST. It automatically sends reminders to a vendor or a supplier who has not paid a tax […]

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How Indian apparel industry is moving towards sustainability

Sustainability is now counted as one of the major pillars of apparel export business and a growth tool. Though its key areas involve saving of energy, water, more greenery in the factories, maximum use of natural resources, green factories, there are many other initiatives which are being taken by various companies as per their need, priorities, and with the changing sustainability landscape, bench marks and issues are also evolving. All these efforts are generating great […]

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Mainetti India: A perfect example of continuous improvement on sustainable fronts

As the Country Manager of the first platinum, certified green factory in India, reflecting the true spirit of sustainability, Sundeep Chauhan feels proud to be one of the pioneers in this sector and says, “The fruit that we enjoy today is a product of the efforts put in nearly 7 years ago. Our products contribute to the industry in multiple ways – recyclable and recycled content, a green facility to produce these.” He further adds that […]

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Views of industry bodies on the issue of sustainability

Apparel Online asked various industry bodies about their achievements, future planning and challenges. Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) during 2011-12 had initiated a social sustainability programme comprising detailed guidance documents and on-site capacity building of participating units. Now it will soon be coming out with its sustainability programme, whereby toolkits and guidance documents will be shared with the industry for identifying resource uses, monitoring and documenting resource management, with the aim to optimize resource use […]

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Indian T&C industry needs more knowledge sharing sessions

Garment and textile industry of India has urged the Government to conduct more knowledge sharing programmes. To drive growth, increase technical potential and production efficiencies, revised taxation policies, and other important aspects always demand effective and regular interaction sessions, the industry underlined. Although industry bodies and ministries jointly organize such type of events for the exporters and manufacturers, but still they appear unsatisfied. Apparel Resources talked to some of the industry player to figure out […]

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Versatile Clothing Company opts for Speed Step’s Design Suite

Tirupur (India)-based Versatile Clothing Company, a leading manufacturer of cotton knitted hosiery garments, has decided to implement Speed Step’s Design application bundle. Intuitive and easy to learn user interface and unique functions streamlined and focused on fashion design were the key points for the apparel manufacturer to go for Speed Step’s software solution. Manikandan, Managing Director, Versatile Clothing Company said, “The Speed Step software application is a wonderful tool to support our creative designers in their daily work. […]

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Krishna Lamicoat providing low-cost ‘green’ packaging solutions

With over four decades of presence in the market, Krishna Lamicoat is known to provide flexible cutting room solutions for the garment industry. Talking about the current dynamics of the market and the need for sustainable products, Ashok Chhajer, Director, Krishna Lamicoat shared his desire to introduce new ‘recycled’ product range in the apparel industry. According to him, a team of researchers led by the experienced directors in handling light weight material made Krishna Lamicoat […]

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Chinese sewing machinery manufacturers exploring indian market

The future of Indian textile and apparel industry appears promising, buoyed by both strong domestic consumption as well as export demand. The fact is that the Indian industry is still the largest importer of sewing machines. Manufacturers of sewing machines and spare parts across the globe, who are primarily from China, are looking towards India as a potential market for business and the same was evident at the New Delhi edition of GTE ’17. Many […]

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Jack launches new sewing machine model A5

Chinese garment machinery manufacturer Jack Sewing Machine has unveiled a new sewing machine model – A5. A5 is the company’s new generation semi-dry computerized lockstitch machine with shortest remaining thread, that is 3 mm. Applicable to all types of clothing such as shirts, suits, suit pants, T-shirts, skirts, etc., it is more suitable for material sensitive to oil leakage. Also, the new machine can reach a maximum speed of 5000 RPM. Equipped with semi-dry machine head, […]

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MAQI Q5 consumes less than 1kWh electricity per day

Automation is trending in the apparel industry; be it in sewing room, cutting room or in material handling. The saddest and the most concerning fact is that Indian apparel manufacturers are still not receptive towards adopting new technologies. The major factor behind this rigid mindset is price. That is why MAQI, a Chinese sewing machine manufacturer, has not overlooked price in their latest product. The cost competent company had forayed into the Indian market a few years back and […]

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Eastman’s ES-660 consumes less than 1.6 kW power

There are only a handful of manufacturers left in the US who manufacture within the country and Eastman Machine Company, the manufacturer of cutting room solutions for the apparel and other sewn products industry, is one among the few catering to the industry for 135 years. The company has proven its expertise time and again. Year after year, Eastman has brought to their customers the latest spreading and cutting solutions. This year’s GTE was no […]

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Technology and Sustainability – Growth drivers for Wear Well…

Multi-pronged growth strategies, adherence to standards and compliance, structural changes for building a team, innovations through product development, and adoption of technological advancements to improve production efficiency are the factors that helped Wear Well India Pvt. Ltd. to become a US $ 25 million turnover company in the last one decade. Being a Delhi-NCR-based garment export house, it has a clear vision to keep moving with a planned 50,000 square feet factory in Noida and […]

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India creates 7,50,000 jobs in textile & garment industry

Unveiling an estimate, Ministry of Textiles (MoT), India has said that the country created over 7,50,000 jobs in textile and garment industry last fiscal ended in March 2017. This massive boost in the jobs was recorded as the Government announced a whopping Rs. 6,000 crore package in June 2016 with some comprehensive changes related to labour laws. The MoT reported that 3,26,471 direct and 4,24,412 indirect jobs were created in the sector powered by the […]

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