The following is a round-up of apparel and footwear news from the world's local media. 

  • Chinese wool textile firm Nanshan Corporation is collaborating with Australia's wool industry to bring new products to market. The company will work on joint ventures with Australian Wool Innovation (AWI). ABC
  • The Government of India has directed the textile industry to adhere to Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) norms via draft notification in a bid to curb the significant pollution caused by the country's textile industry. It will mean that a factory should recycle all its effluents and not release anything  into water bodies. APPAREL RESOURCES
  • The Southern India Mills' Association has thanked the Centre and Union Textile Minister Santhoshkumar Gangwar for the move to introduce a Direct Payment Deficiency System to help cotton farmers to get better price for their produce when the markets rates rule below the Minimum Support Price (MSP). BUSINESS STANDARD
  • A tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed by India's Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME), and the National Textile Corporation (NTC) to set up of a technology centre in Kanpur. The facility would provide support in the manufacturing of quality tools to improve productivity and competitiveness in national and international markets, and the provision of trained manpower and consultancy in related areas. INDIA INFO LINE
  • India's Textile Ministry has launched the first yarn e-auction of the National Textile Corporation (NTC) as part of its efforts for greater transparency, efficiency and better price. Initially, three NTC mills – Vijamohini Mill, Kerala Lakshmi Mill, and Rajnagar mill – have been selected for selling their produce through the e-auction. BUSINESS STANDARD

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