A garment worker now the new face of fashion

Related Keywords: fabrics, fashion, garment, India, sustainability, Textile

India
A garment worker now the new face of fashion
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Ever wondered who cut, dyed or stitched your designer dress? Now, a few ethical brands are giving those nameless ‘karigar credit, and a share of the social media spotlight. Laxmiben Karamta, a pattern cutter

Ever wondered who cut, dyed or stitched your designer dress? Now, a few ethical brands are giving those nameless ‘karigar credit, and a share of the social media spotlight.

Laxmiben Karamta, a pattern cutter who hails from the Rabari tribe, is not your usual fashion model. But just check out Gujarati handcrafted label Okhai’s Instagram page, and you can see a cheerful Laxmiben clad in a red lehenga and black blouse posing in front of a mirror work mud wall, cutting fabric patterns or posing in a pair of sunglasses.

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Garment, textile export up by 9.8 per percent in Vietnam in 4 months

Related Keywords: apparels, export, exports, garment, Industry, Textile, Vietnam

Vietnam
Garment, textile export up by 9.8 per percent in Vietnam in 4 months
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Vietnam gained over 9.4 billion U.S. dollars from exporting garments and textiles in the first four months of this year, up 9.8 percent year-on-year, according to the country's Ministry of Industry

Vietnam gained over 9.4 billion U.S. dollars from exporting garments and textiles in the first four months of this year, up 9.8 percent year-on-year, according to the country's Ministry of Industry and Trade on Wednesday.

In April alone, the country raked in 2.3 billion U.S. dollars from selling the products offshore, rising 7.1 percent.

Between January and April, largest importers of Vietnamese garments and textiles included the United States, Japan, the European Union and South Korea.

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Offshore apparel manufacturing may move back home as automation takes over

Related Keywords: apparel, apparel manufacturing, Bangladesh, China, export, fabric, garment, import, jeans, labour, manufacturing, production, sewing, supply chain, Textile, tshirt, workers

China
Offshore apparel manufacturing may move back home as automation takes over
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Offshoring of apparel manufacturing has been a blessing for many developing countries. The readymade garments (RMG) industry, employer of 4 million workers, mostly rural women, contributes more than 80 percent to Bangladesh's export

Offshoring of apparel manufacturing has been a blessing for many developing countries. The readymade garments (RMG) industry, employer of 4 million workers, mostly rural women, contributes more than 80 percent to Bangladesh's export revenue. Low-cost labour has been the primary reason for western retailers to wait for months to get a shipment from offshore destinations. Once technology becomes a cheaper alternative to the least costly manufacturing labour, will apparel manufacturing complete the journey in returning home?

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Fashion giant H&M steps up

Related Keywords: fashion, garment, H&M, labour, suppliers, supply chain, sustainability, Sweden, Textile, waste

United Kingdom
Fashion giant H&M steps up
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Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses. The Sweden-based multinational’s move was hailed by workers

Fashion brand H&M has become the first major retailer to list individual supplier details for each garment on its website to increase transparency in an industry with high risks of slavery and labour abuses.

The Sweden-based multinational’s move was hailed by workers rights groups who said it was a step forward, but added that the data may not be particularly meaningful to shoppers without additional information to put it into context.

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First woman to head one of Bangladesh garment associations

Related Keywords: cotton, exporters, Exporters Association, garment, Garment exporter, garment manufacturers, manufacturers, supplying brands, Textile, women workers

Bangladesh
First woman to head one of Bangladesh’s biggest garment associations
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The first woman to head one of Bangladesh’s biggest garment associations said on Tuesday she would boost female leadership as most factory workers were women, amid

The first woman to head one of Bangladesh’s biggest garment associations said on Tuesday she would boost female leadership as most factory workers were women, amid scrutiny over safety.

Rubana Huq, 55, is managing director of Mohammadi Group, which owns a string of factories supplying brands like H&M and Primark in Bangladesh, the world’s second largest garment exporter, employing 4 million people.

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Textile sector awards honour by TAI

Related Keywords: 74th All India Textile Conference, fibre, garment, global textiles, Textile Association of India, textile technology management, Textiles

Coimbatore
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Felicitating the awardees, managing director of Thiagarajar Mills Karumuthu T Kannan said there was an immediate need for an institute to train textile managers, as the industry was not getting textile graduates who preferred other jobs.

Felicitating the awardees, managing director of Thiagarajar Mills Karumuthu T Kannan said there was an immediate need for an institute to train textile managers, as the industry was not getting textile graduates who preferred other jobs.

Industrial bodies like Confederation of Indian Industry, Southern India Mills Association and South India Textile Research Association should take measures to start such an institute, he said.

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Nextil announces plans to implement implement Lycra Fitsense technology

Related Keywords: activewear, elastane, fabric technology, garment, hosiery and, including athleisure, intimate wear, performance fabrics, sportswear, textile sector

Madrid
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Invista is a leader in the production of high-performance and quality elastane for high-technology and performance fabrics for a variety of sectors, including athleisure, activewear, hosiery and intimate wear.

Invista is a leader in the production of high-performance and quality elastane for high-technology and performance fabrics for a variety of sectors, including athleisure, activewear, hosiery and intimate wear.

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Jeanologia leads a digital revolution in the Bangladeshi textile industry

Related Keywords: Bangladesh Denim Expo, Bangladeshi textile industry, fabric, garment, Jeanologia the Spanish company main jeans manufacturers

Dhaka
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Jeanologia, the Spanish company, leaders in the development of sustainable and efficient technology, will be presenting their collection at Bangladesh Denim Expo. The collection is based on the new production model: completely technological, sustainable and respectful of workers’ health.

Jeanologia, the Spanish company, leaders in the development of sustainable and efficient technology, will be presenting their collection at Bangladesh Denim Expo. The collection is based on the new production model: completely technological, sustainable and respectful of workers’ health.

They will reveal the key factors showing how it is contributing to the transformation of the Bangladeshi industry, moving towards a complete digitalization with Jeanologia as the expert technology partner.

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Showcase of top textile technologies and machinery at YiwuTex 2018

Related Keywords: China Yiwu International Trade Fair for Textile and Garment Industry, cloth, Created in China, garment, glass plates, labels, latest textile machinery, non-woven fabrics, paper boards, PVC plates, T-Shirts, Textile Industry, umbrellas, varicose vein socks, Wenzhou Changs Machinery Co., wooden boards, YiwuTex 2018, YiwuTex 2018 is committed to promote innovation and sustainability in the textile machinery industry

Hong Kong
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With rising manufacturing cost and product diversification, manufacturers’ demand in high-tech and automatic machinery is escalating; textile production solutions which are more cost-effective and productive draw attention of manufacturers in different places. The 19th "China Yiwu International Trade Fair for Textile and Garment Industry" (YiwuTex 2018), a pioneer reforming and developing the textile industry, will be held on 17-19 May 2018 in Yiwu. Over 280 exhibitors are ready to showcase their latest textile machinery and a variety of smart technologies to international buyers in this exhibition.

With rising manufacturing cost and product diversification, manufacturers’ demand in high-tech and automatic machinery is escalating; textile production solutions which are more cost-effective and productive draw attention of manufacturers in different places. The 19th "China Yiwu International Trade Fair for Textile and Garment Industry" (YiwuTex 2018), a pioneer reforming and developing the textile industry, will be held on 17-19 May 2018 in Yiwu.

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Indian cotton textiles

Related Keywords: fibre, garment, Indian Cotton Federation, Indian cotton textiles, Indian Texpreneurs Federation, Textiles

Mumbai
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There is no specific quality standard on cotton quality in India, but quality per se of the cotton produced here is good as told by J Thulasidharan, President, Indian Cotton Federation.S Dhananjayan, senior auditor and advisor to Tirupur Exporters’ Association,said the knitwear cluster had to conform with various compliances such as ZLD and social compliance, which, in turn, resulted in a 10-15 per cent rise in production cost, making the operations unviable.he also said that, “This condition (of ZLD) is imposed only in western Tamil Nadu. Further, the processing sector is capital intensive, and the margins – practically nil.

There is no specific quality standard on cotton quality in India, but quality per se of the cotton produced here is good as told by J Thulasidharan, President, Indian Cotton Federation.S Dhananjayan, senior auditor and advisor to Tirupur Exporters’ Association,said the knitwear cluster had to conform with various compliances such as ZLD and social compliance, which, in turn, resulted in a 10-15 per cent rise in production cost, making the operations unviable.he also said that, “This condition (of ZLD) is imposed only in western Tamil Nadu.

https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/economy/agri-business/inefficient-supply-chain-inconsistent-policy-take-sheen-out-of-cotton-textiles/article23357359.ece
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