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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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New technology tackles garment wastewater discharge 13 Apr 2018

Pakistan premium denim manufacturer Artistic Fabric and Garment Industries has developed what it says is a breakthrough technology that results in zero wastewater from the dyeing and finishing of fabric.


India to negotiate trade agreement with AfCFTA 5 Apr 2018

India has stated its intention to negotiate a "unique" free trade agreement with the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) in a move it hopes will boost India-Africa trade volume.


India invests to boost silk production and quality 29 Mar 2018

India's Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has approved a three-year initiative to boost the country's silk production and quality, and reduce its reliance on imports.


WTO urges effort to avoid escalating trade tensions 20 Mar 2018

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has said its members need to work together to "step back from the brink" of an escalation in trade tensions in response to new US tariffs on steel and aluminium, which enter force this week.


US to challenge India's export subsidy programmes 16 Mar 2018

The US has requested dispute settlement consultations with the Government of India at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge the country's subsidy programmes.


Arvind signs MoU for integrated apparel plant 5 Mar 2018

India's denim major Arvind Ltd has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh Economic Development Board (APEDB) to set up an integrated apparel and textile facility in Chittoor, Andhra Pradesh.


India to use 3D body scanners in national sizing survey 1 Mar 2018

A national sizing survey using 3D body scanners is to be conducted in India in a bid to develop a comprehensive size chart for the country's ready-to-wear industry.


Aditya Birla viscose factory pollution "markedly worse" 28 Feb 2018

A campaign group's investigation into the production of viscose at factories owned by Aditya Birla in India and Indonesia has found conditions have got "markedly worse" over the past year.


Hyosung to invest US$100m in India spandex plant 26 Feb 2018

South Korea's Hyosung Corp is to invest US$100m in its first spandex plant in India a part of a bid to increase its share of the spandex market in the country to 70%.


Illicit dyeing units risk environmental safety in India 30 Jan 2018

Garment manufacturers in India's Tirupur region are increasingly getting their fabrics processed in Karnataka, using unauthorised factories that have not adopted Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD), in order to cut costs, according to local reports.