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Kerala (India) to rejuvenate textile industry

The State Government of Kerala (India) has decided to take all required steps to rejuvenate the crisis ridden textile industry in the state. This was revealed by Minister for Industries A.C. Moideen during his visit to Wayanad Handloom and Powerloom Multi-purpose Industrial Cooperative Society at Thrissilery in the district. “The industry in the State was in a crisis and it cast a shadow over the lives of thousands of families depending on the sector,” Moideen […]

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How NGOs are working in Tamil Nadu…

Tamil Nadu, having a strong base of textile and garment industry, often faces criticism from international and Indian NGOs and trade unions on worker’s violation of rights. It is also a common perception that NGOs have their own interest and hidden agenda. Simultaneously, increasing compliance, factory auditing, awareness and industry’s initiatives are also improving the situation. Considering these factors, Apparel Online met three such bodies of Tamil Nadu – SAVE, TTCU and SSSSS – and […]

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Exporters supporting their workers to cope up with demonetization

As every Indian learns to live without cash, post-demonetization, the struggle is mostly for everyday utilities where the use of plastic money, as it is commonly referred to, is still alien. In this scenario, the Indian garment industry which feeds a huge worker base is coming forward in various ways to support these workers for their everyday needs. Be it cash withdrawal, currency exchange or necessary arrangement to buy grocery, Indian apparel exporters are helping […]

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Netherlands continues to aid Bangladesh in adopting water-saving technologies

According to a recent report – Bangladesh-The Netherlands: 50 Years of Water Cooperation – a number of Bangladeshi textile companies have adopted water-saving technologies to make the most precise use of water. The report was published recently by partners for Water Programme of the Netherlands in cooperation with the Bangladesh Government. It may be noted that Bangladesh is one of the highest water consuming countries as far as washing and dyeing of fabrics are concerned. […]

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Indian Government sanctions grant for Tirupur dyeing industry

The Government of India has taken cognizance of Tirupur dyeing industry, which was on the verge of closure due to severe financial crisis, by sanctioning Rs. 200 crores to the industry. Recommended by the Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Finance has sanctioned the grant to State Government of Tamil Nadu for the 18 Common Effluent plants (CETPs) as an interest-free loan to be converted into grant based on the performance of the CETPs. The move will help ailing […]

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New textile mill comes up in Afghanistan

A new textile factory has been established in northern Balkh Province of Afghanistan. The unit produces 10,000 metres cloth and 1.5 tonnes of thread per day. Around 150 persons, including 60 women have been provided with work opportunity at the factory, which has been set up with an investment of US $ 0.89 million (Afghani 60 million), with plans to also export products to various countries. Also Read – Tamil Nadu textile mills seek reduction […]

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Gas shortage cuts Bangladesh’s garment production

Gas shortage has been instrumental in cutting Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) output profusely particularly in the areas around its capital city Dhaka. According to some reports, the RMG sector is producing 40 per cent lesser every day due to the shortage of Gas in the country. Bangladesh’s RMG units have already brought the matter to the notice of the country’s apex apparel body, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) that has raised the issue […]

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Textile sector still in knots over Child Labour

More than a decade after June 12 was declared ‘World Day Against Child Labour’, as many as 65 per cent children in India suffer from poor health, while 40 per cent are Child Labourers. Non-governmental organisations, including international organisations, have alleged that textile units in Tamil Nadu child workers are employed in many textile mills and that some units that employ young women do not provide adequate facilities for those who stay in hostels within […]

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Teenager found dead on textile mill campus in Tirupur district

A teenage girl was found dead on the premises of the Ganapathy Spinning Mills in Vellakoil in Tirupur district of Tamil Nadu recently. The matter came to the fore when the 17-year-old, who was the daughter of a farmhand, failed to turn up for her regular shift at work. She had reportedly been working at the mill for almost two years now. Her body was reportedly found in her room on the mill compound. While […]

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India’s Arvind Ltd. notes 4% surge in Q3 revenue

Arvind Limited, India’s leading integrated textile and branded apparel player, has reported surge in the consolidate revenue by 4 per cent at Rs. 2,157 crore for the quarter ended 31st December, 2015 compared with Rs. 2,074 crore in the corresponding quarter of the previous year. Also Read – Arvind Limited honoured by Indian Government for exemplary energy conservation As per the press release from the company, consolidated EBIDTA was marginally lower at Rs. 281 crore […]

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AR Exclusive: India’s Damodar Industries to install 50,000 spindles in Bangladesh

One of the most renowned fancy yarns makers in India, Mumbai-based Damodar Industries Limited, is planning to expand its capacity by setting up another manufacturing unit in Bangladesh. It is being claimed to be the first-ever Indian spinning mill in Bangladesh. The mill is slated to be set up in Sylhet, which will initially start functioning with 50,000 spindles. It is expected to be operational by the end of this year. Currently, producing 100 tonnes […]

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China’s textile exports fall

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has said that textile and garment exports from the country dropped last year, primarily due to exchange rate fluctuations. The steep decline in Yen and Euro adversely affected China’s textile and garment exports, as Japan and Europe have been its main markets. The report states that exports to the European Union fetched US $ 44.86 billion, marking a 10.6 per cent year-on-year dip in exports. Similarly, exports to […]

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AR Exclusive: Development Alternatives driving textile businesses to sustainability

“The most environmentally sound companies in the world are also the biggest and most successful ones, such as the TATA Group and IKEA,” explains Dr. Ashok Khosla, the man behind Development Alternatives. According to him, the companies these days wish to become water positive, achieve carbon neutralization, and reduce and manage their waste generated out of their process. Development Alternatives is one of those few companies that are keen on spreading the importance of turning […]

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Pakistan Govt. to investigate reasons behind declining textiles exports

The Government of Pakistan has been worried about the drop in textiles exports, and has hence decided to launch a probe to find out the reasons behind plunging exports despite its support to the industry through low-priced gas and electricity. The decision was taken by Finance Secretary, Waqar Masood Khan in a recently held meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC), as he feels the decline of textiles export is not justifiable and has demanded […]

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Indian textile mills urge PM to rationalize duty on MMF

Around 320 members of Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) have urged the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi to rationalize the duty structure on MMF, through individual letters. According to ITF Secretary Prabhu Dhamodharan, rationalizing the duty structure on MMF has been a long pending reform which could lead to transformation of the industry and bring in higher growth rate. Also Read – Textile traders of Surat aiming to capitalize on MMF market In a comment made […]

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