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21-May-2018  Textile industry wants govt. to relax cabotage rule    
The textile industry in the south expects the Union government to soon come out with relaxation of cabotage rules for movement of cotton from Gujarat to Tamil Nadu by sea. Read More  

21-May-2018  IMG Reliance, British Council sign agreement to support female textile artisans Under the agreement    
IMG Reliance and the British Council have signed an agreement to bring global ''Crafting Futures'' programme to India to support the country''s female textile artisans. Read More  

21-May-2018  75% fashion companies improve environmental performance    
75 per cent of the fashion companies have improved their environmental and social performance over the last year and the business case has proven to be nothing but positive, says a recent report. The industry''s various segments, however, are moving at highly different speeds. Nearly all progress c Read More  

21-May-2018  Maharashtra govt to help textile units set up solar plants    
The state government of Maharashtra has formed a panel to help set up solar power plants at cooperative spinning mills and textile units. The committee will be responsible for formulating the criteria for declaring the units that are eligible for subsidy, finalising the details of the subsidy and p Read More  

21-May-2018  Cotton prices to trade sideways today: Angel Commodities    
MCX May Cotton closed higher last week on improved physical demand and tracking firm International prices. USDA forecasts India cotton production for 2018/19 at 28.5 million 480 - pound bales (6.21 mt ), unchanged from last year. Harvested area is forecast at 11.8 million hectares, down 4 % from la Read More  

21-May-2018  Last Menindee cotton harvest is underway as water dries up    
The last-ever cotton harvest in far west New South Wales is under way at Tandou near Menindee, signalling the end of large-scale irrigated agriculture in the region. Read More  

21-May-2018  Gore''s Fabrics arm is part of ''Make Fashion Circular''    
W L Gore''s Fabrics Division has joined the Ellen MacArthur Foundation''s "Make Fashion Circular" initiative. With this, Gore Fabrics joins forces with some 20 global brands in a commitment to develop new pathways for the textile industry informed by the principles of a circular economy. The initia Read More  

21-May-2018  Textile processors in Surat hike job charges    
Textile processors in Surat have collectively decided to hike their job charges for processing all types of finished fabrics by ₹2 per metre due to rising costs of dyes, chemicals, coal and textile workers’ wages. The decision was taken during a meeting that was held recently under the guidance of Read More  

21-May-2018  Develop banana fibre banks for fibre industry: NRCB    
Director of National Research Centre for Banana (NRCB), S Uma, has emphasised on cluster development for mechanical extraction of banana fibre, development of banks to cater to the demands of fibre industry and sustainable business models, while speaking at a gathering of researchers discussing the Read More  

21-May-2018  Online retailers rapidly evolving to meet customer needs    
Pure play retailers are benefiting most from the rapid growth of online shopping because their strategies are based on technology and they are focused on innovation, delegates at the ASBCI’s Digital Revolution conference were told. Online-only retailers can rapidly evolve their offering to meet the Read More