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One-stop trading platform for home textiles
The HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be staged concurrently from 20-23 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Financial aid for handloom weavers
The Union Textiles Minister Smriti Irani unveiled a Mudra portal recently that will enable banks to deposit financial assistance to handloom weavers in electronic mode and credit the loan directly to their accounts.
Titan ventures into womenswear
The Government’s initiative to promote handloom industry is gaining momentum as Titan Co has opened its first Taneira store in Bengaluru.
TexMin to brand handicraft items
The Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, is working on branding of handicraft items, which will be introduced to the market very soon, a top official said. The branding exercise is very similar to that of handloom items, which has been launched recently.
Allow small powerloom units to withdraw more money: FIASWI AGM
The 39th Annual General Meeting of the Federation of Indian Art Silk Weaving Industry (FIASWI) was held in Mumbai on the December 14, 2016. Arunchandra N Jariwala has been declared as Chairman, EMERITUS. Bharatbhai T Gandhi, Director, Bell Textiles Pvt Ltd, Surat, was elected as Chairman of FIASWI for 2016-17.
AD duty on NFY extended
The Finance Ministry in India has extended by one year the validity of anti-dumping duty on nylon filament yarn from China, Chinese Taipei, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea. The revenue department has also extended by one year the validity of anti dumping duty on Saccharin imports from China.
LimeRoad, MP partner to retail handloom products
The e-commerce platform, LimeRoad has signed an MoU with Madhya Pradesh Laghu Udyog Nigam for online selling of a range of handloom and handicraft products. The partnership will promote selling of the items produced at Nigam via e-commerce.
Telangana, NIFT join hands to promote handloom
Telangana Government is planning to get associated with the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) to bring out new designs to appeal to a wider range of people, a step towards protecting the handloom industry.