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Gaps remain in India's move towards sustainability 12 Feb 2018

India's textile and garment industry is making strides in ensuring ethical compliance and environmental standards in its factories. Yet gaps still exist, and filling these will be key if it is to reach its full potential, cement long-term relationships with brands, and compete more effectively in Asia.

Unravelling the Indian garment export anomaly 8 Dec 2017

How is it possible that an industry that, for all practical purposes, is dominated by a single season can become one of the world's largest garment exporters? David Birnbaum takes a closer look at the Indian garment anomaly.

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.

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Hohenstein opens textile testing laboratory in India 10 Dec 2018

Testing services provider Hohenstein has opened a new textile testing laboratory in Gurugram, India, expanding its tailor-made services to one of the world's textile hotspots.

Arvind opens largest garment hub in Gujarat 29 Nov 2018

Indian denim major Arvind Ltd has opened its largest garment hub in the western state of Gujarat as part of the company's capacity expansion strategy – a move that also marks its first foray into the performance and activewear market.

India cotton irrigation programme showing results 19 Nov 2018

A cotton programme in India that enables the use of micro-irrigation technology via a community funding mechanism has been found to save farmers significant labour, money and water, a new report has found.

Competition weighs on India's H1 garment exports 1 Nov 2018

India’s readymade garment sector saw exports decline over 10% in the first six months of its 2018 fiscal year, weighed down by competition from rival exporting countries and a lack of favourable trade agreements.

Directa Plus and Arvind launch first 'smart' denim items 1 Nov 2018

Arvind Ltd and Directa Plus have launched what they say are the world’s first graphene enhanced G+ jeans and jackets, that can be comfortably worn in hot climates.

Centric Software launching fashion PLM in India 26 Oct 2018

Centric Software is launching its Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions in the fast-growing Indian consumer goods and retail market, with a series of roadshows across the country next month.

Vardhman Textiles, RIL partner on new sustainable fabric 28 Sep 2018

Indian yarn manufacturer Vardhman Textiles and private sector conglomerate Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) are to collaborate on new high performance fabrics including a sustainable offering made from recycled PET bottles.

Projects launch to boost gender equality in global supply chains 20 Sep 2018

An ambitious programme has been launched to empower women in global supply chains, with garment and textile industry workers a focus for projects in India and Bangladesh.

Sustainable trade convention tackles responsible sourcing 17 Sep 2018

The UN Forum on Sustainability Standards and the Quality Council of India have together launched a conference aimed at tackling a number of green barriers to the fashion industry.

Apparel brands drive water stewardship programme in India 7 Sep 2018

The UN Global Compact initiative CEO Water Mandate has joined forces with a number of apparel brands to establish a water stewardship programme in southern India.