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Initiatives To Boost Employment In Textile Sector

The centre has recently taken some initiatives to boost employment generation in textiles and retail sector. Under the Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY), employers would be provided an incentive for enhancing employment by reimbursement of the per cent Employer's Pension Scheme (EPS) contribution made by the employer in respect of new employment, Bandaru Dattatreya, minister of state for labour and employment has said in a reply to a question…
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Curbs On Cotton Yarn Exports Sought

In the wake of frequent price fluctuations of cotton and yarn, hosiery garment manufacturers urged the government to impose restrictions on the export of these articles. President of South India Hosiery Manufacturers Association, A. C. Eswaran said it was necessary to control the export of cotton and yarn to prevent escalation of prices amidst reports that acreage under cotton cultivation in the country this season stands reduced to lakh hectares…
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Exinfinitas & Macgraw Win Woolmark Prize

‘Exinfinitas’ and ‘Macgraw’ have been named winners of the 2016/17 International Woolmark Prize Australia and New Zealand regional final in the menswear and women's wear categories, respectively. In women's wear, Beth and Tessa Macgraw showed a two-piece look. One an overcoat made of 17-18 micron Australian Merino wool and another, a pure wool dress made of micron suiting fabric from Shandong Ruyi. Menswear winner Exinfinitas fused surf culture with tailoring…
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AEPC Optimistic About New Textile Minister

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) has congratulated Smriti Zubin Irani, for taking over as the textile minister. The apparel sector holds strategic significance due to its unparalleled employment generation capacity, specially for women. The sector has been one of the front runners in the Prime Minister’s skilling initiative and has provided employment to numerous unskilled and marginalized rural youth.  AEPC chairman, Ashok G Rajani said, “We are optimistic that the industry…
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Apparel Textile Sourcing Show in Canada on August

 Canada’s first apparel and textile sourcing show, ‘Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada’ (ATSC) will be held at the International Centre in Toronto from August 22. The three-day trade show brings together more than 200 apparel and textile manufacturers from around the world, including China, India, Bangladesh, Mexico, the US, Honduras, Peru and other countries. “ATSC will provide attendees with new insights and up-to-date information needed to more easily and effectively navigate…
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