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  • New lab to test cotton and yarn in southern India

    New lab to test cotton and yarn in southern India

    The South India Textile Research Association (SITRA) will set up a laboratory on the Coimbatore premises of the South India Spinners’ Association (SISPA) to test cotton and yarn. N Murugesan, SISPA president of the Spinners’ Association, said its members needed testing facilities and had submitt...
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  • Tiruchi’s industry looking for mini textile park!

    Tiruchi’s industry looking for mini textile park!

    In Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchi District, Tiny and Small-Scale Industries Association (TIDITSSIA) is trying to establish a mini textile park as a hub for apparel manufacturing units in Manapparai area. The association is also looking at support for leading exporters of Tirupur. As per the industry estim...
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  • BRFL Textiles’ fabric production up 50% post funding

    BRFL Textiles’ fabric production up 50% post funding

    BRFL Textiles Private Limited (BTPL), India’s largest single-roof state-of-the-art fabric processing facility, has increased production at its Tarapur plant from 100,000 metres per day to now 150,000 metres per day as a consequence of improved capacity utilisation within two months of raising pr...
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  • DBS unveils pilot programme in India on organic cotton.

    DBS unveils pilot programme in India on organic cotton.

    DBS Bank has collaborated with Inditex, a fashion retailer which owns brands such as Zara, Pull&Bear and Bershka, to launch an organic cotton procurement financing pilot programme in India with an aim to scale its organic cotton industry. While India is the largest producer of cotton, organi...
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  • Nigeria textile sector can compete with China

    Nigeria textile sector can compete with China

    Signature founder, Michael Eyeh, has called for a revamping of the indigenous infrastructure in Nigeria in order to make actors in the fashion and creative sector more competitive and instrument of economic development. He said with the right impetus that Nigerian textile sector can compete with...
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  • Textile and apparel export: Tamil Nadu on top and Punjab at bottom

    Textile and apparel export: Tamil Nadu on top and Punjab at bottom

    Tamil Nadu is on top compared to all other Indian states as far as textile and apparel export is concerned. The state had export numbers of US $ 6,766 million in 2019-20. As per the data released by the Ministry of Textiles (MoT), export of Gujarat was US $ 4,901 million, while that of Haryana a...
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  • EU should speed up the recovery of the textile sector

    EU should speed up the recovery of the textile sector

    Brussels, 23 February 2021 – The textile and clothing industry was hardly hit by the pandemic in 2020. It is time for the European Commission and Member States to set the conditions for future competitiveness and resilience. The T&C industry is a pillar of Europe with its savoir-faire and ex...
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  • Calls for removal of import duties on yarns

    Calls for removal of import duties on yarns

    JOHANNESBURG – TFG, the owner of Foschini and Sportscene, wants government to speed up the planned removal of import duties on yarns, which are cotton threads used to make fabric. TFG manufactures more than 25 percent of its clothing locally. The Trade and Industry Department wants to increase t...
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  • Global market surges: Cotton exports may increase 30%

    Global market surges: Cotton exports may increase 30%

    According to trade experts, including Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) PK Agarwal, exports could be between 65 and 70 lakh bales (of 170 kg each) compared with 50 lakh bales the previous year. Bullish prospects Agarwal sounded bullish on export prospects wit...
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  • Egypt textile sector hit by recession and closures

    Egypt textile sector hit by recession and closures

    Around 30% of Egypt’s textile factories are understood to have closed as a result of the recession and deteriorating conditions in the country. Egyptian MP, Enas Abdel Halim, confirmed the closures, according to the Middle East Monitor, adding that the remaining factories had reduced production ...
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  • New Textile Policy

    New Textile Policy

    Government is considering promotion of MMF and Technical Textile under Production Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme. The formulation of Focus Product Incentive Scheme (FPIS) under the ambit of Production Linked Incentive (PLI) Scheme is in process. The objective of the FPIS would be creating global ...
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  • Exports rise 5.37% in January

    Exports rise 5.37% in January

    Imports expanded 2.05% last month while exports grew 5.37%, leaving a trade deficit of $14.75 billion, according to preliminary data released by the commerce ministry. Non-petroleum and non-jewellery imports grew 5.94%. India’s merchandise exports as well as imports expanded for the second conse...
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