AEPC concern over apparel exports fall; envoys meet CEA

India’s Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has expressed concern over the decline in apparel exports by about 40 per cent in October compared to the same month last year and has been engaging with policymakers for an early resolution of the issue that is hampering the apparel industry post implementation of the goods and services … Read more AEPC concern over apparel exports fall; envoys meet CEA

Gujarat govt announces Garments & Apparel Policy 2017

With an aim to make full use of cotton grown in the state, the Gujarat government has announced Garments & Apparel Policy 2017. The policy, announced by Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani today, envisages achieving the complete textile and garment value chain of 5Fs from farm to fibre, fibre to fabric, fabric to fashion, and fashion to foreign markets.“The decision … Read more Gujarat govt announces Garments & Apparel Policy 2017

Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Designer duo Swati and Sunaina, who came together in 2007 with the aim of rediscovering the lost treasures of Indian woven textiles and offering them to a discerning audience, say the country’s handloom industry is still a very disorganised sector despite being so huge. And as it is disorganised, the precision required to meet quality standards and … Read more Indian handloom industry still disorganised: Designer duo Swati and Sunaina

Khadi: Breaking historical shackles, the humble fabric now belongs to the future

For Mahatma Gandhi, khadi was symbolic of self-reliance, sustenance and hardwork. And, almost a century after his swadeshi movement propelled the nation to stand on its feet, the handspun and handwoven fabric continues to capture the zeitgeist of the generation. With the rise of everything handcrafted in fashion, khadi, too, has seen a new lease … Read more Khadi: Breaking historical shackles, the humble fabric now belongs to the future