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Envoy Textiles taps on robotic machinery to increase productivity

Envoy Textiles Ltd. (ETL), Bangladesh-based denim fabrics manufacturer, has taken a leap in using modern technology by installing robotic machinery to increase production and enhance the quality of its products. The world’s first platinum-rated LEED certified denim factory installed the robotic machinery in its spinning section in October last year. It has also employed 14 robotic autoconers in spinning and rotor at its Bhaluka factory to produce 55 tonnes of denim yarn per day. “The […]

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‘Re-shoring’ A reversal of ‘Outsourcing’; bringing back manufacturing and jobs to the US

Re-shoring or the move to bring production back to the US has been a matter of heated debates in the past few years… While experts slug it out, discussing the pros and cons, the movement has picked up visible momentum, and 2016 saw many interesting indications that re-shoring could be a reality in the not-so-far future. Apparel Online has also been tracing the movement and in our November 1-15 issue many recent developments hinting to […]

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Textile industry passing through uncertainty…

In an industry where most entrepreneurs are too busy managing their own businesses, to find time and share their experiences, and take a proactive role in suggesting changes, Sanjay K Jain, MD, TT Ltd., has stood out as a thought leader. An MBA from the prestigious IIM, Ahmedabad, Sanjay is one of the few industry bosses to willingly pen down his views on industry issues both at the macro and micro level. In the last […]

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India’s Patanjali to foray into textile manufacturing

Going with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision to promote ‘Make in India’ campaign, Patanjali, which manufactures mineral and herbal products, is entering the textile manufacturing sector. The company will be producing complete range, including kurta pyjama, saree, coat, etc. informed Baba Ramdev, Founder – Patanjali at the inaugural function of the two-day Global Investors’ Summit in Indore (Madhya Pradesh). Ramdev told a leading Indian daily, “India has all potential to become a big global manufacturing […]

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GHCL to invest in textile division

Incorporated in the year 1983, GHCL Limited is mulling to invest Rs. 67.25 crore in its textile division including yarn and home textiles. The capex will be used for buying looms and new machinery in yarn division, establishing a windmill project, and increasing processing capacity. The company has established itself as a well-diversified group with an ascertained footprint in chemicals, textiles and consumer products segment over the years. The manufacturer has also revealed its financial […]

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Aurora Specialty Textiles opens new textile plant

US-based Aurora Specialty Textiles Group (ASTG), a leader in coating, dyeing and finishing of both woven and nonwoven fabrics, has opened its latest state-of-the-art textile plant in Yorkville, US. As per reports, the state-of-the-art textile manufacturing unit is fully equipped with next generation technology. “This marks the symbolic end of our transition from the Aurora plant to our new Yorkville operation, and the beginning of a new, exciting era. We’ve been committed to becoming a […]

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Global apparel production up 1.9% in Q2 FY ’16: UN Report

According to the recent United Nations report, global apparel production grew 1.9 per cent in the second quarter of fiscal 2016, though was outpaced by global textile production that zoomed 3.8 per cent. “China emerged as the largest global manufacturer in the aftermath of the protracted economic crisis, witnessing a more balanced growth pace, thus pushing the average industrial growth of emerging industrial economies downward,” the report mentioned. Further the report reveals developing and emerging […]

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Impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese fabrics: FOSTTA to MoT

Textile traders in Surat (Gujarat, India) have sought from the Ministry of Textiles implementation of anti-dumping duty on fabrics, which are imported from China and other countries, to counter the challenges faced by the man-made fabric (MMF) sector in the country. Office-bearers of the Federation of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA) wrote to the Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar, stating that almost 50 per cent of the MMF sector in Surat has shut down their […]

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Media Lab researchers develop a ‘living’ performance fabric

A team of researchers, called bioLogic, at MIT Media Lab announced its latest innovation of a performance fabric that combines biomaterials research with textile design. The team of researchers, under Professor Hiroshi Ishii has founded a new behaviour of bacteria ‘Bacillus Subtilis Natto’, which is the expansion and contraction of the natto cells relative to atmospheric moisture. The team has embedded these bacteria into fabric to enable proper ventilation in the garments. The synthetic bio-skin […]

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ITMA Asia + CITME 2016: Gearing up for action!

The fifth edition of ITMA Asia + CITME 2016 has received a huge response from domestic and international machinery manufacturers who are eager to explore the Chinese market, which has been pushing for quality products, higher productivity, and green technologies. The exhibition, which will take place at the National Exhibition and Convention Centre (NECC) in Shanghai, from October 21 to 25, 2016 has already received close to 1,000 applications for space, from manufacturers, as claimed […]

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Walmart Foundation awards US $ 2.8 million to five universities

The Walmart Foundation, along with the US Conference of Mayors announced this year’s US Manufacturing Innovation Fund grant recipients at the 84th Winter Meeting of the US Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C. A total of US $ 10 million fund will be granted over a course of five years for increasing focus on development of domestic manufacturing with a goal of advancing the production or assembly of consumer products in the US. This was […]

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China set to release development plan for textiles in its 13th Five Year Plan

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is expected to release its development plan for the textile industry soon. According to sources it will be released in the first half of 2016 during the 13th Five-Year Plan period (2016-2020). China’s textile industry is expected to have a double-digit growth during the period and is likely to take various measures to improve the sluggish textile industry. According to a source within the China National Textile […]

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Supermarket Kaufland joins ‘Detox campaign’ by Greenpeace

A large number of retail chains are increasingly extending their support to the “Detox” campaign by Greenpeace against use of polluting chemicals in the textile industry. Kaufland, a supermarket chain, is the latest addition to this list. Kaufland confirmed the signing of a voluntary commitment, refraining from using polluting substances in the manufacture of textiles and shoes by 2020. The campaign against polluting chemicals in textile production was initiated in 2011 by Greenpeace, which called […]

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EFI set to receive AmCham Italy Transatlantic Award

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) of Fremont, California, a leading innovator in textile printing and pre- and post-treatment technologies will be honoured this year with the prestigious American Chamber of Commerce in Italy (AmCham Italy) Transatlantic Award. EFI will receive the award from US Ambassador to Italy John Phillips during on December 10 during gala dinner in Milan. The annual AmCham Italy gala event celebrates successful international commerce between the Italian and American business communities. This […]

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‘Meet the Manufacturer’ from 25-26 May, 2016

A sourcing event for British clothing, textile and leather goods manufacturers, ‘Meet the Manufacturer’ will be holding its third edition in London from May 25 to 26, 2016. The two-day conference will host eminent speakers from the industry who would talk about apparel and textile manufacturing in the UK. The event will take place in a 50,000 sq. ft. of space, much bigger than its previous edition, in order to accommodate more exhibitors, seminars, and […]

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