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ITA 2020 virtual show ends on a positive note
The textile and apparel industry’s pioneering virtual trade show: Innovate Textile & Apparel (ITA), the event—which ran from 15-30 October 2020—has shaped up to be the virtual show of the year.
Liva stands by artisans & weavers across India
Liva, the fashion ingredient brand from Birla Cellulose and part of Grasim Industries, flagship company of $48.3-billion Aditya Birla Group, has supported over 150 handloom saree artisans and weavers across the country in 2019.
Can anti-viral fabrics be the game changer?
Several big players in the industry have launched fabrics and clothing that they claim can provide protection against the COVID-19 virus. Is it really foolproof or just a marketing gimmick? The ITJ cover story delves deeper into this.
Texfair 2017 in Coimbatore ended on an optimistic note with the textile industry looking forward to a happier 2018.
With more than 50,000 small, medium and large-scale industries and textile mills in an around Coimbatore and Tirupur, an event as big as Texfair, which focuses on textile machinery, accessories and spares, is a must for the Southern market of India. In its 11th edition, Texfair 2017, organised by the Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), provided a platform for the stakeholder to zero in their investments and expenses prudently, showcase their inventions and cost effective items and other products, enable the technocrats and shopfloor technicians to update their knowledge on the latest technology and create an awareness on cost cutting, to encourage micro, small and medium entrepreneurs also to showcase their products and get exposure to the market. Texfair 2017 was held from November 17-20, 2017 at Codissia Trade Fair Complex, Coimbatore.
Sweden keen on tie-up with Aditya Birla Group on smart textiles
Sven-Erik Bucht Minister for Rural Affairs from the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation Sweden arrived in Mumbai to discuss a joint project on smart textiles involving potentially Aditya Birla Group, Swedish company Domsjö and the two governments as well as the European Union.
The minister visited the Aditya Birla Group Textile Research Application Development Centre at Kharach in Gujarat, which is India’s pioneer in viscose staple fibre (VSF), a man-made, bio-degradable fibre with characteristics akin to cotton. The prime aim of this visit is to boost development on smart textiles from using VSF, cellulosic fibre and pulp as an alternative to cotton and hence the Aditya Birla group is a natural fit with its easily blendable cellulosic fibre.
S Bhargava bags Haryana Entrepreneurship Award
Subhash Bhargava—a technocrat and Managing Director of Colorant Ltd, a leading reactive dyes manufacturer and exporter based in Ahmedabad—has received the award in first award function for extending specialised services to the textile and garment industry at Hotel Hive, Panipat on October 7, 2017 organised by Garmek and Igmatex.
Texprocess Pavilion adds value to Techtextil India
India’s technical textile market is estimated to reach Rs 1,16,217 crore by 2017-18, and the important feature at this year’s Techtextil India, to be held from September 13 to 15, 2017 at the Bombay Convention.
GWRL and Israel’s Aero–T ink MoU
GWRL has announced the signing of an MoU with Israel’s Aero-T showing intention to combine their capability for manufacturing and supply of advanced aerostats for Indian Defence.
An MoU between GWRL and Aero-T envisages intention of the parties to establish future co-operation between both companies to facilitate a fully indigenised development, production, delivery and maintenance support for advanced aerostats required for both military and civilian use.