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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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Inditex supports meeting on India GFAs 22 Jun 2018

More than fifty Inditex textile and garment suppliers in India have gathered in Bangalore and Delhi to ensure the effective implementation of global union IndustriAll's Global Framework Agreements (GFAs) in the country's garment sector.

Indian fashion leaders fight back against plastic 8 Jun 2018

A growing awareness of the worldwide problem of plastic pollution has spurred fashion and retail leaders in India to initiate a pledge to cut plastic use in their businesses.

Americhem expands global reach with Prescient buy 4 Jun 2018

US custom colour and additive solutions firm Americhem has acquired one of India’s leading producers of high-end masterbatches in several niche applications including synthetic fibres.

Indian mills to get subsidies for solar power 14 May 2018

India's Maharashtra state government is to provide subsidies for spinning mills and textile units to set up solar power plants in a move designed to reduce costs for companies across the state.

Arvind denim gets graphene boost from Directa Plus 14 May 2018

Fabrics from India's denim major Arvind Ltd are to get a boost from graphene-based product supplier Directa Plus as part of an exclusive collaboration between the two companies.

C&A Foundation backs organic cotton cultivation in India 11 May 2018

C&A Foundation has joined forces with the Government of Madhya Pradesh in calling for collaboration to build a more robust and resilient organic cotton sector in the Indian state.

Uniqlo to enter South Asia with first India store 9 May 2018

Japanese casual clothing brand Uniqlo is to open its first store in India next year in a move that marks the Fast Retailing-owned label's entry into South Asia.

India's RMG exports show signs of slowdown 30 Apr 2018

India’s readymade garment industry saw exports decline by nearly 4% in fiscal year 2018 – the first year of implementation of the goods and service tax – new figures show.

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.