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New India government likely to review minimum wage 26 Jun 2019

India's new Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government is planning to increase the country's minimum wage rates – a move that could damage the current cost advantages enjoyed of Indian apparel exporters an industry body has warned.

Worker exploitation in India's home-based garment sector 4 Feb 2019

Home-based garment workers in India are "invisible" and "exploited" by major fashion retailers in the United States and European Union, according to a new in-depth survey – which also suggests brands should acknowledge their presence in supply chains as a first step to improving working conditions.

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.

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Indian states sign MoU on upskilling textile workers 15 Aug 2019

The governments of 16 Indian states have signed a memorandum of understanding with India's Ministry of Textiles aimed at upskilling textile workers.

Workers protest at new India labour law reforms 9 Aug 2019

Workers across India have been taking part in demonstrations against labour law reforms introduced by the Modi government that they say put ease of doing business ahead of worker welfare.

India cotton supply chain mapping project underway 9 Aug 2019

The southern Indian state of Telangana is to start mapping its entire cotton supply chain as part of a project with the International Labour Organization (ILO) that aims to stamp out child labour and slavery.

India's Future Enterprises CFO arrested over unpaid duties 18 Jul 2019

Indian federal authorities have reportedly arrested a top executive at retail giant Future Group on customs fraud charges involving more than US$2m of unpaid customs duties on garment imports.

Indian denim industry rebalancing demand and supply 12 Jul 2019

Consolidation and a focus on premium products are the answer to the supply glut in India's denim industry, with improved margins on the horizon, new research suggests.

Reliance Industries inks eco-friendly fabric deal in Turkey 9 Jul 2019

India's Reliance Industries, the world’s biggest integrated polyester producer, has teamed up with Turkish textile manufacturer Kivanc Tekstil to make its sustainable fabric R|Elan Green Gold in Turkey.

Gap and Arvind tackle apparel industry water use 12 Jun 2019

US specialty apparel retailer Gap Inc is teaming up with Arvind Limited, its longtime sourcing and franchise partner in India, to open a new innovation centre highlighting solutions to reduce water use in the textile manufacturing industry.

India loses US GSP preferential trade status 4 Jun 2019

The United States has terminated India's designation as a beneficiary developing country under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) programme.

Indian textile industry urges support to realise potential 3 Jun 2019

The chairman of one of India's textile trade bodies is calling on the government to implement new policy support measures to help grow the sector as it works to fend off competition from other suppliers including Vietnam and Bangladesh.

Grasim, Rieter announce yarn production cooperation 29 May 2019

Grasim Industries, a subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group, has entered into a "joint cooperation" with Rieter Group.