Government of Gujarat unveiled the new textiles and apparel policy which offers generous subsidies and incentives to attract investments in the Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) sector. Government is planning to set up 16 industrial estates and parks by the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) in various locations.Under the new textiles and apparel policy, the […]

The Government of India as well as the governments of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) member countries will shortly begin negotiations for a free trade agreement (FTA), a senior official has said. The 5-member EAEU comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. India’s annual trade with EAEU is currently at $8.4 billion. India and the […]

Country’s technical textiles market which is currently estimated at $14 billion is likely to reach a level of $32 billion by 2023, by diversifying towards non-woven technical textiles and forging global partnerships with counterparts, according to a study. The study conducted by PHD Chamber of Commerce released today further states that textiles and apparel industry […]

The Indian government has extended the existing anti-dumping duty of $542.22 per tonne on partially-oriented yarn (POY) imports from China. The duty would now be applicable till May 1, 2018. POY is used as a raw material in the man-made fibre industry. It is further processed through texturising or draw twisting before being used for […]

Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC) and Madhya Pradesh State Skill Development Mission have signed MoU to impart employment oriented training to 10,000 youth every year. The MoU that has been signed for three years encourages entrepreneurship among the youth. ATDC has also proposed to start training at 16 skill camps in Madhya Pradesh. The […]

Sale of Khadi products shot up by 33 per cent to Rs 2,005 crore in the fiscal year 2016-17, from Rs 1,510 crore a year ago. Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) said in a statement that it expects to surpass the sales target of Rs 5,000 crore in 2018-19. KVIC is also setting up […]

The textile sector is likely to see a uniform rate under Goods and Services Tax (GST), according to Union Textile Minister Smriti Zubin Irani. Industry sources said that when asked about the GST, the Minister urged the industry associations to give suggestions and views during meetings that will be held in different cities shortly. She […]

The rich legacy of India textiles and handicrafts is set to foray into the global market at an international trade event to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in June that will showcase products from “Fibre to Fashion”. The Ministry of Textiles held a curtain raiser at the Crafts Museum here on Tuesday to […]

India’s handmade carpets may get a government trademark which will help ensure that products comply with standards and quality benchmarks. The move is important since India is a lading exporter of handmade carpets with 40 per cent share of world’s handmade rug market at around Rs 9,000 crore. The government is developing standards for the […]

Version 5.0 of the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) has been released. It has stricter criteria for regenerated fibres. A category ‘Combined Products’ has also been added. GOTS is the worldwide recognised standard for the processing of textiles made with 95 per cent (‘organic’) or at least 70 per cent (‘made with organic’) certified organic […]