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Cotton king under siege?
Cotton imports by China in June have fallen by 26 per cent already. The see-sawing of prices in major countries including India is causing a lot of anxieties. Chinese prices are under pressure from significant left-over commercial stocks as well as sales of state reserve cotton, kicked off recently.
Gangwar opens apparel centre in Aizawl
Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar laid the foundation stone for apparel and garment making centre in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, and hoped the centre will be the beginning of setting up of an organised industry in the state.
States in $500-BN RAce!
Some States have upped their ante in textiles, declaring it a ´sunrise industry´ and by improving infrastructure and policies, they promise to lend a helping hand to the Indian Government´s efforts to carve out a bigger slice in global textile trade. Joseph S and Karthik M recount the story with details.
F&A & HOMTEX returns to Bengaluru
In to its 12th edition, the 2015 edition of the Fabrics & Accessories Trade Show (F&A Show) returns from March 12-14, 2015 to the Trade Centre, Whitefield, Bengaluru and is set to offer an enhanced all-round sourcing experience with a large number of exhibitors showcasing a wide range of yarns, fabrics, accessories and services.
Appropriate technology for handloom sector
Handloom weaving is largely decentralised and the weavers are mainly from the vulnerable and weaker sections of the society, who weave for their household needs and also contribute to the production in the textile sector, feels the author.
Focus on technical textiles, garments; boost to handlooms
The new government under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed a revolutionary economic vision based on increasing production, export and generating employment, giving particular attention to productive employment opportunity for the youth, inclusive and participative growth, skill, scale and speed, ´Make in India´ brand, zero defect - zero effect, Adarsh Gram, to name a few.
Art of weaving: The inevitable paradigm shift
The practice of weaving traces back to the Neolithic period and even before the actual process of weaving was discovered, the fundamental principle of weaving had been applied to interlace branches and twigs to produce fences, shelters and baskets for protection.
Value addition holds key to future growth
The art of textile making began to develop in the Stone Age. The first textile fabric was probably a nonwoven crude felt, made by compressing loose clumps of fleece from wild sheep. The second stage was invention of yarn which was extracted from various barks of various plants in accordance to their availability.