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Gujarat textile traders opposing GST on fabric

Textile traders and businessmen from Surat, India’s major textile manufacturing and trading hub will lead their fraternity from across the country to press for their demands for exempting the textile fabric and job work for Goods and Service Tax (GST) and will form a committee to decide on a road map for the protest. Meanwhile, Rajkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) has also organised a programme in Rajkot for 117 local trade bodies and another 24 from rest of Saurashtra. A meeting of the member of all the leading textile associations of Ahmedabad will be held at New...

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Lectra Fashion PLM gears fashion companies up for fourth industrial revolution

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using soft materials—fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials— has announced the launch of Lectra Fashion PLM 4.0, the first-ever product lifecycle management solution designed to help fashion and apparel companies navigate the fourth industrial revolution and thrive in the digital era of fashion. With digitalisation transforming the way consumers shop, today’s fashion companies are playing a neverending game of catch-up, as they compete for the attention of a generation of connected, fickle-minded millennial who want it all: Personalisation, sustainability, quality and speed, accessible at all times, across...

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Italian fashion brand PERF knocks at Indian market

Italian fashion brand PERF is hitting Indian market with its sportswear collection. The company, present in Europe, the US, UK and Canada, has tied up with e-commerce platforms and independent retail chains for distribution of products in the country, to compete against brands like Nike and Adidas. It will source products from Europe, the US, UK and Canada. “We will work with independent retail chains and the target is to be present in 400-500 stores in the next three years depending upon the response from the customers,” said PERF CEO Maurizio.”We have tied up with all the e-commerce players....

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Future Group’s central looks at 40 per cent growth

The Future Group’s lifestyle and fashion retail outlet central is looking at a 40 per cent business growth this year to take its revenue to Rs. 3,500 cr, a top company official said.”This year, we target a revenue of Rs. 3,500 cr for Central. We are looking at 40 per cent growth over last year,” the group’s CEO Kishore Biwani said here.He said the group’s fashion business will be close to Rs. 12,000 cr this year.Central will be investing Rs. 300 cr for expanding its reach across cities, he said. The group is also looking to open 15 stores...

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Arvind Limited showcases Sustainable Clothing Collection

With a purpose to promote sustainability in the country’s textile industry, India’s leading lifestyle and fashion conglomerate, Arvind Limited recently showcased its sustainable collection of clothing through a fashion show. The successful showcase was held on the side-lines of Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) annual member meeting in Bangalore. The display included sustainable collection of products by Arvind such as denim, tops, shirts, khadi clothes etc. A beautifully choreographed event by Bangalore-based renowned fashion stylist and choreographer Prasad Bidapa was witnessed by around 250 guests from leading brands, manufacturers, NGOs and Academia. A 45-minutes fashion showcase was divided into three...

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