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Palazzo Pants Market Captured by Surti Traders

Textile traders and powerloom weavers of Surat plan to increase the sale of man-made fabric (MMF) riding on the growing popularity of palazzo pants women's trousers cut with a loose, extremely wide leg that flares out from the waist across the country. Palazzo pants are manufactured from crape, chiffon and knitted polyester fabrics in the country's largest man-made fabric hub of Surat. Around 10 per cent of the daily three…
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Insurance Policy for Designer Collections

AIG Private Client Group, which serves high net worth policy holders, has introduced wearable designer collections coverage, a unique and specialised insurance solution for couture and wearable designer collections. “The new couture product offers coverage not typically found in a homeowner's policy and recognises the high value placed on the fine craftsmanship of high-end designer fashions and wardrobe accessories,” an AIG press release said. The insurance covers couture and ready-to-wear…
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Tie up between CFDA and Banana Republic

The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) and Banana Republic have unveiled a new partnership that supports both emerging designers based in the US as well as American manufacturing. It features one limited edition collection with a New York talent and a second with a Los Angeles one, CFDA said in a press release. First up is Timo Weiland, an alumnus of the CFDA (Fashion Incubator). Banana Republic is…
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Campaign To Boost Handloom Sector By GoCoop

‘GoCoop’, an online social marketplace for weavers and artisans has launched the 'ILoveHandlooms' campaign to popularize handloom among the masses and pledge support for artisans and weavers. Through the campaign, GoCoop invites people to share their love for handloom by posting a photo or writing a story about a favourite handloom product they own. Siva Devireddy, managing director, GoCoop said, "Many of us love Handlooms and each one of us…
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H&M Hails Minimum Wage Announcement

Swedish multinational retail clothing company H&M has welcomed the uniform minimum wage that has been set by the government in Myanmar. A uniform minimum wage across all industries is essential for the sustainable economic development not only for the textile industry but also for the country as a whole, H&M said in its Sustainability Update. The report said H&M also believes that the minimum wage should be reconsidered through an…
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Six Cr Skilled Workforce Needed In Textile Sector By 2022

The textiles industry will need six crore skilled workforce by 2022, textile minister, Santosh Kumar Gangwar said while addressing a national workshop on Integrated Skill Development Scheme yesterday. Expressing happiness at the employment of large number of women in textiles and allied sectors, Gangwar hoped that the workshop would give a new direction to the scheme. Speaking on the occasion, textiles secretary Sanjay Kumar Panda noted that the youth can…
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