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10/15/18

H&M India sales jump 49 % in June-August quarter

wedish fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) posted a 49 percent growth in sales in India to 428 million Swedish Krona (around Rs 352 crore) in June-August quarter of 2018.
While, for the nine-month period (December 2017 to August ...

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10/15/18

Van Heusen announces foray into women’s innerwear and athlesuire

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail marked a new milestone in the branded apparel sector as its Van Heusen innerwear and athleisure business announced its foray into the Rs 16,000+ crore women’s innerwear and athleisure market. The brand launched...

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10/15/18

Marks & Spencer opens first store in Odhisha

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the iconic British retailer, launched its first ever store in Esplanade One in Bhubaneshwar. The new 6,700 square foot store showcases the best of Marks & Spencer’s quality clothing across Womenswear, Menswe...

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Rupa & Company Signs Anushka Sharma as Brand Ambassador 10/15/18

Rupa & Company Signs Anushka Sharma as Brand Ambassador

Popular Indian premium leggings brand - Softline Leggings, is set to revamp their brand identity, and get on-board a new face - youth icon, Anushka Sharma as brand ambassador.
Softline leggings, from the house of Rupa & Company Limited; ...

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10/15/18

Siyaram’s ropes in Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as its brand ambassador

Siyaram Silk Mills has roped in Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh as the brand ambassador of Siyaram’s. The association comes at a time when the brand is growing rapidly and evolving to make its presence felt in the textile industry all over the ...

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10/15/18

Future may soon have Pepe Jeans India in its bag

Kishore Biyani-led Future Lifestyle is in advanced stages of negotiations with Pepe Jeans to acquire its local arm and merge with its own Lee Cooper portfolio to create one of the country’s biggest casual wear brands, two people familiar with...

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10/15/18

Khadi store in CP records sale of Rs 1.06 cr on Gandhi Jayanti

Khadi India’s flagship store in central Delhi’s Connaught Place has recorded sale of Rs 1.06 crore on Gandhi Jayanti this year, an increase of 51 per cent than the previous year, the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) said. The ...

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10/15/18

Gujarat sees a spurt in khadi sales by 40 per cent in last two years

As per Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC), khadi sales in Gujarat have grown 40 per cent over the past two years. The state sold khadi worth Rs 165 crore in the financial year 2017-18, compared to Rs 118 crore in 2015-16. Big corpor...

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10/15/18

GOTS supported QCI’s International Convention on ICSTS

Sustainability standards take steps towards ensuring long term sustainability of value chains.
They also prepare the national market by increasing consumer awareness. Standards demand for product & environmental safety, livelihood improv...

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10/15/18

India’s WPI inflation for apparel up 0.7% in August

India’s annual rate of inflation, based on monthly wholesale price index (WPI), stood at 4.53 per cent for the month of August 2018 over same month of last year. The index for apparel increased by 0.7 per cent to 139.1 in August, according to...

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10/15/18

SIMA appeals Union Textile Minister’s intervention for clean cotton

The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) has appealed to the Union Textile Minister seeking her intervention and empower Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) to enforce certain regulations and discipline to curb malpractices adopted by certa...

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10/15/18

India Ratings maintains stable outlook on textiles sector

India Ratings and Research maintained a stable outlook on the cotton and synthetic textiles sector for the remaining period of this financial year.
It expects the domestic demand for textiles to remain robust from end-users, supported by a s...

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10/15/18

NIFT-TEA to offer employability skill training in knitwear sector

AIC-NIFTTEA Incubation Centre for Textiles and Apparels has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Avinashilingam University for employability skill training in knitwear sector.
The centre, which had already inked a pact with VL...

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10/15/18

12% GST on effluent treatment hits dyeing units in Tirupur

The 12% GST imposed on service of common effluent treatment plants (CETPs) has financially affected the textile dyeing and bleaching units in Tirupur cluster.
Though the central and state governments were supporting the implementation of ze...

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10/15/18

India devises strategies to boost exports

India is fine tuning its strategy to boost exports. The focus sectors are: gems and jewelry, leather, textile and apparel, engineering, electronics, chemicals and petrochemicals, pharma, agriculture and allied and marine products. Measures will...

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10/15/18

GIDC to set up textile hub in Surat

Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) plans to set up a textile hub in the Bardoli taluka, Surat. The hub will comprise around 207 micro, small and textile weaving hubs. The proposed project will be set up in the emerging Badroli-II...

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10/15/18

M&S, British High Commission promote gender equality in RMG factories

The British High Commission and Marks & Spencer have launched a program in India’s garment and clothing factories. The collaborative program aims at promoting gender equality in the workplace and prevention harassment. Phase 1 of the prog...

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ColorJet showing Digital Textile Printers running on Pigment Inks 10/15/18

ColorJet showing Digital Textile Printers running on Pigment Inks

ColorJet India Ltd, the largest Indian manufacturer of wide format digital printers showcased the finest digital printing textile solutions at ITMA Asia in Shanghai. Looking at the increasing tilt towards Pigment inks printing, ColorJet is disp...

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Textile trade body CITI re-elects office bearers 10/15/18

Textile trade body CITI re-elects office bearers

The Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) recently re-elected its office-bearers at its annual general meeting in Mumbai. TT Ltd managing director Sanjay K Jain was re-elected chairman while T Rajkumar, chairman of Kerala-based Sri Ma...

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10/15/18

Textile, apparel exports in August up 18% at Rs 21,895 cr

The exports of textile and apparel grew 18% in August 2018 to stood at Rs 21,895 crore as compared to Rs 18,533 crore in August 2017. Similarly, the cumulative figures (April-August 2018) grew 6% at Rs 1,01,727 crore as compared to Rs 95,888 cr...

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10/15/18

Arvind eyes Rs 12,000 crore revenue from textile business in next 5 years

Textiles maker Arvind Ltd is planning to invest Rs 500 crore per annum for the next 4-5 years with an aim to double revenue from its textile business to Rs 12,000 crore. The company is in the process of de-merging its brands and engineering bus...

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10/15/18

Government pushing small size textile firms to become mid-size

Textiles Minister Smriti Irani urged the big players of textile industry to go for innovation and come forward in taking new initiatives.
She said as 80 per cent of the companies in the textiles industry are in the MSME sector, the governmen...

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28/9/18

ashmei launches Be Cool In Wool

Leading sportswear brand ashmei has released a new video and promotional campaign titled Be Cool In Wool, which champions the performance benefits of Australian Merino wool and highlights it as a fibre for all seasons.
The company has long b...

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28/9/18

Gartex 2018- An Exclusive Expo for Garment & Textile Industry

GartexIndia wrapped up its 3rd edition successfully, setting up a new benchmark for the garmenting and textile manufacturing fraternity in India. About 150 exhibitors with more than 300 brands participated in the exhibition held atPragatiMaidan...

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28/9/18

IMG Reliance launch fashion app ‘Voice of Fashion’

IMG Reliance has launched a fashion portal called Voice of Fashion. This will bring fashion news and trends to customers. The editorial viewpoints will be gender equal, inclusive and sensitive with an unbiased view of people and the world and t...

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