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Welspun India’s Q4 net profit falls

India-based home textiles manufacturer Welspun India Ltd. has announced its financial results for fourth quarter ended March 31, 2017. During the period under review, it noted a 22.57 per cent fall in consolidated net profit at Rs. 154.48 crore against Rs. 199.53 crore in the corresponding period last year. During the above mentioned period, the textile company’s total income however zoomed 8.1 per cent to Rs. 1,772.71 crore from Rs. 1,639.38 crore in the same […]

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Amazon India organizes first workshop for tribal entrepreneurs in Gujarat

E-commerce giant Amazon India, in collaboration with the Gujarat Tribal Development Department, recently organized its first regional workshop for tribal entrepreneurs in the state. The workshop was aimed to educate and help tribal entrepreneurs understand the nuances of online selling and be a part of and benefit from India’s digital economy. Gujarat is home to more than 5,000 artisans from across 14 districts. Bamboo Crafts, Warli Painting, Pithora Painting, Bhada Painting, Clay Craft, Minor Forest […]

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India, Kazakhstan to boost cooperation in textiles

India and Kazakhstan discussed measures to increase cooperation between the two countries in textiles. The matter was discussed during the fourth meeting of the Kazakh-Indian Joint Working Group (JWG) held on April 20-21 in the southern Kazakhstan city of Shymkent. Both sides discussed the status and prospects of further development of cooperation between the two countries in textiles. Embassy of Kazakhstan in India and the Mayor’s office of the South Kazakhstan region were vital in […]

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India’s KVIC gets first bulk order from Govt. hospital

A Government hospital in New Delhi, India has placed an order to get khadi products after the Government made it mandatory for 23 of its hospitals to purchase Khadi products only. The Lady Hardinge Medical College (LHMC) has placed an order worth Rs. 33 lakh for Khadi products. The LHMC has sought the delivery of products by May 18. The lists of products to name few are floor dusters, curtains, operation theatre kurtas for both […]

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Aditya Birla Group honours Mercury Fabrics

Mercury Fabrics, a respected name in Delhi-NCR (India) for quality knitted fabric production, was recently honoured by Aditya Birla Group with ‘Excellence Award 2017’ for the maximum consumption of (LIVA) viscose in knitted fabric. The manufacturer is one of the channel partners of LIVA, a new generation Birla Cellulose fibre by Grasim Industries Limited. Kumar Manglam Birla, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group presented the award to Rahul Sachdeva, young Director of Mercury Fabrics. Content on […]

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AR brings forth UP (India) T&C industry’s expectations from new CM

Newly appointed Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (India), Yogi Adityanath has completed one month of being in action and most of his planning is now clear. Though so far nothing major has been announced for the overall industry of the state but apparel exporters are quite hopeful with the new Government. Uttar Pradesh is yet to prepare its Textile Policy while most of the other Indian states are very aggressive on the same. There are […]

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Authorities complete land acquisition process for Textile Park in Warangal (India)

Authorities have completed the land acquisition process to set up a textile park in Warangal district of Telangana in India which has been in pipeline for more than six years. The upcoming park is touted to be the biggest ‘fibre to fabric’ (end-to-end) facility in the country. The land acquisition for the proposed park was initially carried out in Devunuru and Mupparam villages under Dharmasagar mandal. Later the venue was changed as authorities sensed trouble […]

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Transport vehicles ban hampering work in Surat (India) textile market

Textile bodies have urged Surat, Gujarat (India) police to revoke the ban imposed on the entry of transport vehicles delivering unfinished polyester fabric. This has hit hard more than 65,000 traders in over 165 textile markets in the region. Federation of Surat Textile Traders’ Association (FOSTTA) and Vepar Pragati Sangh (VPS) have urged the city police officials to withdraw the ban. Police took the decision to streamline the traffic problems in the area. President of […]

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RBI Caution List – a matter of concern for textiles exporters: TEXPROCIL

The EDPMS (Export Data Processing and Monitoring System) which has been introduced by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to monitor payments against Export Bills requires all banks to report in this system details of the export proceeds realization pertaining to the shipping bills filed after February 28, 2014. “A large number of textiles exporters have pointed out that that many of the banks have not completed the EDPMS updation of the shipping bills,” said Ujwal […]

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India’s Textiles Minister lays foundation stone for CETP in Gujarat

A 150 KLD Common Effluent Treatment Plant (CETP) project, at Ajrakhpur, Bhuj (Gujarat), has been assigned to Northern India Textile Research Association (NITRA). The organization has been assigned with the task of implementing this project by Ministry of Textiles through Handicrafts Mega Cluster Mission (HMCM). India’s Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani also joined the foundation stone laying ceremony of the project. NITRA designed a modern treatment scheme integrated with water reclamation for the CETP. […]

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Indian synthetic fibre industry to reach US $ 300 million in coming years

The synthetic fibre industry in India is expected to note growth rate of 5-6 per cent CAGR over a period of 5 years. This has been stated by Rajen Udeshi, President, Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry (ASFI) while speaking to the reporters on the sidelines of the 11th Asian Chemical Fibre Industries Federation (AICIF) conference held in Mumbai, India, He also cited that synthetic fibre industry has become larger or greater over a period of […]

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KVIC to set-up khadi centres in Meghalaya (India)

Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), a body formed by Indian Government, is planning to set up 7 to 8 khadi centres in the state of Meghalaya this year. Vinay Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC said, “Each centre’s estimated cost is Rs. 9 lakh and the annual production is likely to be around Rs. 16 to Rs. 17 lakh. The centres are also expected to provide employment to locals.” He further added that the state’s khadi […]

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Proposed textile park in Gujarat (India) will pollute environment: KSG

Khedut Samaj Gujarat (KSG) has opposed the proposed mega textile park at Pinjrat, Gujarat (India) by submitting a memorandum to B S Agarwal, President, The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI), claiming that it would have ill effects on the environment, mangroves and disturb the inter-tidal zone. It has also claimed that the dyeing and printing mills in the region would result in a polluted environment in the nearby villages, thus rendering a […]

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Indian Government to revive Odisha Textile Mills

Odisha (India) Government has shown immense interest in the revival of Odisha Textile Mills (OTM). After a high-level meeting, Debi Prasad Mishra, Industries Minister of the state, said, “Decision on restarting OTM was pending in court since 2001 and the State Government is hopeful to revive it. The Odisha Government has proposed to set up an Integrated Park and Textile & Apparel industry there as well.” Also Read – Textile mills in Sachin GIDC (India) […]

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Bombay Dyeing introduces denim towels

Bombay Dyeing, a part of the Wadia Group, has been a pioneer in the home textile industry of India since 1870. The manufacturer has now added a new feather in its cap by introducing Denim Bath Linen Collection, which includes Towels, Bath Mats and Bathrobes under the ‘Aspero Denim’ brand. The Aspero Denim Bath Collection has been specially crafted keeping in mind the needs, fashion trends & aesthetic requirements of the ultimate denim lover. These […]

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