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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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B’Desh’s Education Minister stresses on developing in-house experts in RMG sector

Nurul Islam Nahid, Bangladesh’s Education Minister, has urged the garment exporters to involve local youth – particularly those having skills of international standard in design and fashion – in the industry so that they can compete with other global readymade garment (RMG) exporters. The Education Minister further added that the international experts employed in making new designs in the RMG buying houses earn a lot staying in Bangladesh just on account of superior performance. “Our […]

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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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India’s Pearl Academy is now AMHSSC affiliated!

Pearl Academy, a Delhi (India)-based fashion institute with centres in Noida, Mumbai and Jaipur, is now AMHSSC-affiliated (Apparel, Made-ups, Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council), to make students industry ready and provide them a competitive edge to succeed in the skill-oriented creative domains. Dr. Roopak Vasishtha, CEO and Director General, AMHSSC said, “The tie up between AMHSSC and Pearl Academy is a great step towards boosting entrepreneurship and increasing employment opportunities for the students. After acquiring […]

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India’s Gunina Solutions to create entrepreneurs for apparel and textile industry

Gunina Solutions (GS), a skill development firm dedicated to apparel and textile industry, has planned to create 100 entrepreneurs for the industry in FY 2017-18 through its training wing ‘GS Skilling Accelerator’ which works in collaboration with Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS). A scheme by Ministry of Textiles (MoT), India, ISDS has led to an upsurge in social entrepreneurship among various stakeholders including, Mobilization Agencies, Training Agencies, Assessment and Certification Agencies as well as Placement […]

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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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IL&FS Skills launches RPL programme for sewing machine operators

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) programme under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY), has been launched for sewing operators by IL&FS Skills Development Corporation Ltd. (IL&FS Skills), a joint initiative of IL&FS Education and National Skills Development Corporation (NSDC). The launch ceremony was organized at the premises of M/s Indian Designs Exports Pvt. Limited, factory located at Nagawara Main Road, Bangalore. The event was attended by Government of Karnataka officials, senior management of Poppys Group […]

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IndustriALL trains Philippines T&C workers in negotiation skills

Workers from textile and garment factories and allied sectors affiliated with IndustriALL Global Union participated in a Collective Bargaining and Negotiation Training Course that was held at Antipolo City from March 3-5, 2017. The training, supported by Japanese union UA Zensen in cooperation with IndustriALL Philippines, aimed to equip skills and augment the capacity of plant level union officers to negotiate for better working conditions. 25 local union officers and shop stewards were equipped with […]

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Archroma to provide technical expertise to women entrepreneurs in Pakistan

An MoU has been signed between Archroma, a global leader in colour and specialty chemicals, and Ethical Affair, a knowledge-based platform striving to provide training, skills development and technical assistance to women entrepreneurs in Pakistan textile industry. The MoU signed in port city of Karachi will allow Archroma to play a pivotal role to impart technical know-how, training and re-training through active platform of Ethical Affair. Women Entrepreneurs will be provided a tool kit in […]

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IHGF 2017: Showcase of Craft Traditions attracts visitors

Development Commissioner of Handicrafts (Ministry of Textiles), India launched an ‘Integrated Design and Technical Development Project’ at the 43rd edition of “IHGF-Delhi Fair Spring 2017” in Greater Noida. Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) has taken the initiative of project’s implementation to guide artisans towards bringing out products as per market demand and suitability as well as reviving languishing crafts. For this project, which aims at engaging new generation artisans who are drifting away from […]

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India’s AMHSSC receives award

Apparel, Made-Ups and Home Furnishing Sector Skill Council (AMHSSC), which is the certifying body in apparel sector for NSQF-complied certification, received special award from the National Backward Class Financial Development Corporation (NBCFDC). The award was presented by Thawarchand Gehlaut, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment during the Silver Jubilee function of NBCFDC in recognition of the dedicated efforts undertaken by the AMHSSC for the skill development of people of backward classes in the apparel Sector. […]

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‘2017 will see execution for skill development initiatives, labour reforms’

Extensively involved in policy issues and community mobilization relating to livelihood and social security, Gayathri Vasudevan, who is also the Co-Founder & CEO of Bangalore-based LabourNet Services India (an NSDC partner), has shared her opinion about hiring trends, progress in skill development in textile and apparel sector in the year 2016, and projections for 2017. She strongly believes that apparel industry needs to consider seriously that it is not just money which matters, facilities, social infrastructure, […]

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Vibrant Gujarat Summit ’17: MoUs worth Rs. 8,835 crore inked in textile sector

MoUs worth Rs. 8,835 crore in textile sector were signed at 2017 Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit. Various segments included in MoUs are textile parks, textile processing, machinery, carpet development, etc. Indian Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani also marked her presence in the ‘Make in Gujarat’ themed seminar on “Trends & Innovation impacting the Textile Value Chain”, at the Summit in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. The Minister assured full support in the development of the textile value chain […]

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TEA urges State Government to upskill workers

Raja M Shanmugam, President, Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has appealed Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State (IC) of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship in Coimbatore, India to support for upskilling of workers in Tirupur knitwear sector. He requested that a one-time long term initiative should be undertaken to uplift the skill proficiency of existing labourers in textile clusters in order to increase the productivity at par with competing countries and at the same time reduce […]

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Indian textile mill body to train 50,000 fresh workers in 2017

Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF), an apex body of textiles mills in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India has inked an MoU with National Skill Development Council (NSDC) to train 50,000 fresh workers in 15 job roles next year. The MoU was signed during a Skill India event recently held in Kanpur, India. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi; Manish Kumar, CEO and MD, NSDC; and Prabhu Dhamodharan, Secretary, ITMF marked their presence at the event. As per the terms, ITF […]

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