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Textile productivity to be increased in AP

Implementation of various textile schemes in all 16 districts of Arunachal Pradesh will increase textile productivity in the state, textile and handicrafts minister Tamiyo Taga said. For quality production, the textile sector should focus on recruitment of efficient technical employees, Taga said while addressing a textile & handicrafts coordination and review meeting. For proper functioning of the sector, the government should increase the strength of trainees to 2,000, state’s textile…
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Special package for knitwear in 2 months

Knitwear sector will get a special package in about two months' time to ensure a level playing field, considering it faces tough competition from various countries like China due to lack of technology upgrades and automation. The government has already been working on the package and had met stakeholders for this to hold consultations on the draft scheme. The suggestions will be taken into account to determine the size of…
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Rs 100-crore plant of Raymond in Ethiopia

Apparel major Raymond is looking to capture the stitched garments market in Europe and the US by exporting products from its new Rs 100-crore plant in Ethiopia. The company has set a target of an annual revenue of about Rs 250 crore within a year from the plant by exporting mainly to the two developed markets. The company is looking to cash in on duty free access to the developed…
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Neutral GST rates for most textile segments

The impact of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to be neutral to positive across segments in the textile industry compared to the current tax regime, Information and Credit Rating Agency (ICRA) in a report said. As per the rating agency's estimates, the effective tax incidence on cotton and man-made fibre (MMF) or blended textiles under the existing tax regime is in the range of 5-7 per cent…
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New brand ambassadors of Tommy Hilfiger

American DJ/production duo Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart have been named as the global brand ambassadors for internationally renowned fashion designer brand Tommy Hilfiger menswear, including Hilfiger Edition, Tommy Hilfiger Tailored and Tommy Hilfiger sportswear, beginning Fall 2017. Hilfiger has a longstanding affinity for music, which has remained a never-ending source of inspiration throughout his career and developed into a strong connection between his brand and the music industry. By…
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New Season’s Home Textile Collections at Delhi Fair

The Heimtextil India & Ambiente India, home fashion business platforms will present the first-look of the new season’s collections for the Indian market at a fair in New Delhi from today. Textile minister Smriti Irani will inaugurate the three-day fair and unveil the World’s largest cushion representing ‘Fabrics of India’. India is carving a distinct place for itself in home textile and interior décor space worldwide. The country accounts for…
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