GST, weak demand, falling exports continue to hound branded apparel makers

Branded apparel manufacturers and retailers are yet to overcome the implications of the goods and services tax (GST) rollout in July. The tax reform had directly impacted the entire textile chain due to cascading burden. And post GST, poor consumer sentiment and falling exports have only made matters worse for the business. The September quarter results … Read more GST, weak demand, falling exports continue to hound branded apparel makers

RIL to foray into co-branded apparel business with ‘RElan’

This co-branding exercise will give RIL a foothold in the Rs250,000 crore Indian apparel industry comprising almost a 50-50 share of menswear and women swear. Photo: Mint New Delhi: Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), which has recently introduced RElan—a portfolio of specialty fabrics, is in talks with several apparel brands for co-branding of apparels, a top company … Read more RIL to foray into co-branded apparel business with ‘RElan’

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