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Silver Composite working on various fronts to excel and flourish

A fully vertically integrated entity with yarn, fabrics and garmenting facilities (Unit 1 – Garments, Unit 2 – Spinning, and Unit 3 – Fabrics), Silver Composite Textile Mill Limited (SCTML) is part of the Silver Line Group owned by entrepreneur M.A.H. Salim. It is also the only vertically integrated yarn dyed woven fabric manufacturer in Bangladesh, catering to large retailers from Europe, USA and Asia, including names like H&M, ZARA, GAP, TOM TAILOR and NEXT, for […]


UNITIN offers new Indigo Yarns for seamless denim fashion

UNITIN, a leading indigo yarn specialist, has expanded its product portfolio by adding a new exclusive yarn, Ne 30/1 Compact Cotton “S Torsion” Indigo 11 (Inverse Torsion), for seamless technology and circular knitting. The yarns for seamless denim fashion were showcased at previous BLUEZONE International Denim Trade Fair in Munich, when DEN/IM, a new one piece denim fabric concept, was presented in co-operation with Santoni, Lenzing and Tonello. The company explains, UNITIN indigo-dyed cotton has […]


Uster fibre cleaning systems have 3,500 installations worldwide

Rescuing from the problem of contaminated yarn is the USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD solutions – fibre cleaning systems – with a total of 3,500 installations worldwide. USTER® JOSSI systems deal with the problem with unbeatable effectiveness, detecting and removing foreign matter from cotton at the spinning preparation stage. Manufacturers of nonwovens requires an efficient contamination control system, guaranteeing a zero-tolerance standard – for defects bigger than 1 mm – in their products. Most of the […]


Can Myanmar carve a niche for itself?

Since the industry began, cheap labour has been the apparel manufacturing industry’s North Star guiding the search for new sourcing hubs. While quite a few locations make the cut based on this single criterion, the list shrivels as various other internal and external factors start playing their influence. Myanmar (Burma), although freshly out of a national turmoil, is one such country that has caught the fancy of apparel retail giants such as Gap, H&M, Marks […]


Global yarn production up in Q1 ’16

In the recent report by International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), it has been revealed that in the first quarter of 2016, global yarn production has increased, whereas the global fabric production has seen a downfall, in comparison to the output in the last quarter of 2015, giving a positive estimate for the production of both in the next two quarters. Global fabric production decreased in the first quarter of 2016, due to low output from […]

June 27, 2016


Kennigton Industries specializing in man-made yarns

Mumbai-based Kennigton Industries that started with trading 15 years ago, has not just maintained its strong hold in import of man-made yarns but has also further expanded its specialities to all kinds of grey yarns. Speaking to AO, Rajeev Tulshyan, Chairman of the company talks about the market conditions, growing demand for man-made yarns and his future plans for the company. Riding strong on imported yarns, Kennigton Industries has complete control of the products that […]


Let’s grow together… Nimbark Fashions aims to bring the industry together with innovation

A name that has become synonymous with yarn business in India, Nimbark Fashions Ltd., after making its mark in the industry for its differential yarns, is diversifying by collaborating with other players in the supply chain. The company is not just boosting its own business, but in turn providing many others the opportunity to earn a share of profit as well. Speaking exclusively to Apparel Online, Mahesh Maheshwari, Director, Nimbark Fashions Ltd. explains how the […]


Garmentech a big hit, benefits Bangladesh RMG industry

Garmentech Bangladesh 2016, organized between January 13 and 16 at the country’s capital Dhaka, alongside the International Yarn and Fabrics Sourcing Fair and GAP Expo-2016, proved fruitful for Bangladesh’s readymade garment (RMG) industry, as well as for the 300 exhibitors who came from across the world to be a part of the event. The fair covered the latest technology used in each and every process of garmenting, particularly those utilised in jeans manufacturing and different […]


Indo-Bangla bonding over apparel business…

From being competitors to business partners…, trade relations between India and Bangladesh have taken a 360 degree turn. While Indian textile mills have increased their focus on Bangladesh to export fabric, Bangladeshi companies are increasingly looking at Indian domestic market as potential future growth drivers. Each country has something that the other can use to its advantage and with PM Narendra Modi pressing the fast track button on future collaborations at his first official visit […]


Blurred yarns for Fall 2016! Mélange yarns create 3D structures in knitwear

In an upfront approach to product development, the Indian apparel industry has chosen to work closer to the season this winter and exporters are conceiving a wide variety of winter clothing in varied concepts. Knitwear, being regarded as the staple winter construction, continues to over shine other woven fabric options in the collections of Fall ’16, but with a twist. The twist is the combination of varied novelty yarns with wool and other winter varieties […]

December 16, 2015


Tax on yarn continues in Haryana, India

Four months have passed since the Haryana Government announced to end 5.25 per cent tax on yarn, but hasn’t implemented the same yet. It has been observed that the State Government had to refund more than the collected tax. According to Haryana Chamber of Commerce & Industry, in last fiscal the State Government collected tax worth Rs. 55 crore but had to refund Rs. 65 crore. Industry experts feel that almost 5,000 firms are affected […]