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Digital Textile Printing refers to any inkjet-based procedure of printing colorants onto fabric and is used on smaller garments, such as promotional wear, t-shirts, jackets, and on large format rolls of textiles. Digital textile printing provides opportunities, owing to an increase in demand for advertisements and corporate brandings, such as flags, retail graphics, and banners. Global Digital Textile Printing market was…Read more
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China, as the largest developing country in the world, also has the largest population of workers. It is the biggest textile and apparel manufacturer and trader in the world, employing more than 10m people. The importance of labour-intensive manufacturing to its economic development, therefore, should not be under-estimated, a report by Switzerland's Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI) points out. By…Read more
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India’s textile sector, covering everything from fibre to garments, has the second-largest employment after agriculture, employing an estimated 32 million workers. It has the potential to double this employment in the next seven years as per the vision document of the union textiles ministry. It is a sector which not only provides livelihoods to millions of households, but is a…Read more
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The government is set to revise its three-year trade policy framework on all institutional, policy and entrepreneurial levels thereby making it friendlier for exporters. The strategic trade policy framework (STPF), announced in March last year, largely remains unimplemented, and the government’s efforts to promote exports have borne little fruit. Besides, most initiatives remain only on paper. The framework aimed at…Read more
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VIJAYAWADA: With a clear ‘No’ to plea for GST exemption on textiles from the GST Council, all the stakeholders in the textile industry are the most unhappy lot in the country. Man-made synthetic yarn has been levied a tax of 18 per cent. Man-made fabric has been taxed 5 per cent. The Central government has also imposed 5 per cent tax on…Read more
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A training centre to train some 35 youth for the garment industry has been set up in Sri Lanka after the Security Force Headquarters - Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) took initiatives to establish a new garment factory in collaboration with the district secretary for Mullaittivu and garment industrialists. The training centre is an initiative of Global Design Tex. Global Design Tex intends…Read more
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The textile industry has urged the union government to make a uniform levy of 5% (lowest slab) on all textile and clothing products under the GST (Goods and Services Tax). They also want the government to continue the duty drawback benefits for garment and made-up exports.The entire cotton textile value chain is currently enjoying zero per cent central excise benefit…Read more
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Top Chinese textile and garment suppliers, all key players on the global stage, will bring their latest and best functional and environmentally-friendly products to the upcoming 121st China Import and Export Fair (the Canton Fair) at Exhibition Area A and C from May 1 - 5.  Exhibits for this year's Canton Fair textiles and garments section from more than 5000…Read more
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India's 2016-17 cotton imports are set to jump more than a third from a year ago to a record 3 million bales as the rupee's rise makes buying overseas cheaper, senior industry officials and executives said. The strong rupee - now at its highest level in 18 months - has also braked cotton exports from the world's biggest producer of the…Read more
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When there is surplus cotton in India, why are mills importing the fibre? Spinners are quick to provide the answer: High trash content, ramoant adulteration and abnormal moisture content, Across-section of spinners Business line spoke to said that mills in Tamil Nadu have stopped procuring cotton from Gujarat, in particularl and reduced the quantity purchased from Maharastra due to quality…Read more
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