Month: September 2017

Textile industry plea to govt. on duty drawback rate

The textile industry has urged the government to reconsider the decision to reduce the duty drawback rate saying it would badly affect the garment sector in neighbouring hosiery town of Tirupur. Tirupur Exporters Association president Raja M Shanmugham said the reduction in drawback rate to knitwear export sector from 7.6 to two per cent would adversely affect the Tirupur export garment sector. It has come as a rude shock to exporters, who are already facing severe competition in the global market, he said and appealed to the government to have a re-look at the issue. If buyers look to...

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SPGPrints opens ‘Experience Center’ for global digital textile industry

SPGPrints has strengthened its commitment to the adoption and development of digital textile printing technology, with the formal opening of the Experience Center – the 700m2demonstration and training facility located at the company’s Boxmeer (Netherlands) headquarters. More than 160 people, including employees from across the organisation, attended the ceremony, as the mayor of Boxmeer, Karel van Soest, cut the ribbon to officially declare the Center open for business. The facility contains SPGPrints’ two flagship digital textile printers in precisely maintained atmospheric conditions: An 1850mm-wide single-pass PIKE®printer, designed for both large and short volumes with production speeds of up to...

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India’s first online embroidery design market

The Textile Design Exchange (TEDEEX), is an innovative and country’s first online platform to showcase discover embroidery designs. At this exclusive embroidery market, countless creative designers upload their designs at one place to broadcast it worldwide. TEDEEX offers premium quality designs with perfect punching, matching & measurement, which could be downloaded instantly, saving customers’ time that too at reasonable cost and could be used for all types of embroidery machines. According to the company, on an average more than 500 customers are buying designs via TEDEEX every month. All designs available have different prices ranging from Rs. 100 to...

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Intertextile Shanghai Global industry gathers to do business

As the global apparel fabrics and accessories industry prepares to gather in Shanghai this October for Intertextile Shanghai Apparel Fabrics – including suppliers from 25-plus countries and trade buyers from around 100 countries – exhibitors are gearing up for yet another edition of strong results. Occurring towards the end of the autumn/winter sourcing period, buyers come to the fair well informed of next season’s trends, and are in a unique position to be able to make their purchasing decisions from the around 4,500 exhibitors that The figures back this up: 84 per cent of buyers attending the 2016 Autumn...

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Govt. to set-up apparel incubation centre

The State Government recently directed the Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts department to expedite the process for establishment of the proposed apparel incubation centre for promoting entrepreneurship in the apparel and garment sector. Though the Ministry of Textiles had sanctioned a proposal for setting up of an incubation centre at National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Bhubaneswar two years back, the proposed centre is yet to come up. Chief Secretary AP Padhi, who reviewed the performance of the department at a high-level meeting, directed the department to extend active support to NIFT for establishment of the incubation centre which would...

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