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India clothing export boss hails new sustainability scheme 15 Aug 2017

The chairman of India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has told just-style how a new national sustainability programme should help Indian clothing exporters become more competitive.


Next steps for India as an international sourcing hub? 6 Jul 2017

India's hopes of capturing more business within the international textile and clothing market lie in expanding its man-made fibre (MMF) production – combined with innovative product design, improved labour laws, quick delivery systems and drastically improved logistics, experts say.


India ban on cattle trade hurts leather sourcing sector 5 Jun 2017

A sudden shortage of leather in India, prompted by government religious policies on reducing cattle-related trades, is forcing major fashion brands to look for alternative sourcing destinations.


Primark challenges critics with India cotton initiative 10 Feb 2017

With the ultimate aim of ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably, value clothing retailer Primark is adamant that having a business model focused on offering the lowest prices on the high street is not at odds with efforts to improve ethical standards in its supply chain. just-style's deputy editor Michelle Russell found out more during a trip to northern India where the company's sustainable cotton programme is taking shape.


India cash demonetisation hits clothing sector hard 9 Dec 2016

India's domestic clothing industry has suffered a drastic slump in demand and production following the central government's sudden decision last month to withdraw high denomination currency notes accounting for around 86% of the total cash in the economy.

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India on threshold of sustainable growth despite slowdown 20 Nov 2017

India has seen an economic slowdown following the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in July, but a new report says this effect is expected to be temporary and the country is now on the threshold of sustainable growth.


Five-year tannery programme to clean up Ganges 15 Nov 2017

Sustainable supply chain campaigner Solidaridad has teamed up with leather chemicals and coatings company Stahl, non-profit PUM Netherlands and a number of Indian partners to launch a public-private partnership aimed at cleaning up the Ganges river.


Arvind to spin off apparel and engineering businesses 8 Nov 2017

Arvind is to spin off its branded apparel and engineering businesses into separate listed firms as the Indian denim giant looks to place greater focus on its core textiles business.


Pressure on Indian textiles exporters set to ease 18 Oct 2017

The pressures weighing on the profitability of India's textile exporters are likely to ease up in the third quarter, as cotton prices improve and increased competition abates.


India research institute to ramp up textile R&D 16 Oct 2017

One of India's leading textile research institutes is to intensify its research and development into the textile and apparel industry in a bid to try to overcome challenges facing the sector and capitalise on rising costs in China.


Organic replacing GM cotton production in India 11 Oct 2017

More sustainable cotton production is now successfully replacing genetically modified (GM) cotton in India, a new report has found, thanks to government support.


GST package will give "immediate relief" to India's apparel sector 9 Oct 2017

India's Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has welcomed a slew of measures by the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, which it says will give "immediate relief" to the country's apparel and exports sector.


Teen death at spinning mill renews scrutiny on India 5 Oct 2017

The ethics of India’s spinning mills, that supply some of the world’s largest apparel brands, has come under renewed scrutiny after a 14-year old girl died following a shift at a factory, despite suffering from pneumonia.


Bacteria found to break down azo dyes in wastewater 4 Oct 2017

Scientists in India have discovered a bacteria they say could be used to break down potentially hazardous azo dyes in wastewater, enabling a more eco-friendly method of addressing pollution from textile facilities.


Digitisation pushing India to US$6trn economy 3 Oct 2017

India is likely to be the world's fastest-growing large economy in the next ten years thanks to its focus on digitization, according to a new report, which forecasts the country's GDP could hit US$6.1trn by 2027.