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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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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.

India’s apparel exports not out of the woods yet 5 Sep 2018

Fiscal 2019 is expected to be the fourth consecutive weak year for India’s apparel exports, a new report shows, as the country drops back to sixth position amongst the largest apparel exporting nations.

India preparing garment strategy to boost exports 30 Aug 2018

India has set out plans to revitalise and double the country’s exports by 2025 with a specific strategy being prepared for leather, textiles and apparel.

11 nations back US challenge to India export subsidies 23 Aug 2018

Eleven major economies have placed their support behind the US in challenging export subsidy measures that benefit Indian exporters in a range of industries, including textiles and apparel.

Walmart completes investment in India's Flipkart 20 Aug 2018

Retail behemoth Walmart has completed its majority stake acquisition in Indian e-commerce retail giant Flipkart Group, in a move that will allow it to support local supply chains.

Union building workshop for Indian garment workers 9 Aug 2018

A workshop to share best practice on union building for garment workers in India has helped participants develop plans to address various practical difficulties that they face in union organising efforts at the factory level.

Fung Group invests US$35m in India's ShopX platform 8 Aug 2018

Indian B2B e-commerce company ShopX, which connects consumers and small merchants with brands and suppliers, has secured a US$35m investment from Fung Strategic Holdings to fuel its expansion plans.