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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 700m2 demonstration 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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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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Seoul Textile Exhibition brings 3D-Printed clothes to the Masses

From one-to-one counseling and job fairs to showcases of the latest 3D design technology that allows people to make their own clothes within an hour, international textile exhibition Preview in Seoul is back again this year at Coex Mall, calling everyone with interest in the fields of textile, fashion and design. According to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, the three-day festival, which kicked off on recently, will feature an impressive application of 3D technology in a system dubbed ‘My Fashion Lab’ invented by fashion brand BlackYak, which can produce customised clothes from design to sewing all within...

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Cambodian garment makers seek govt. sops, higher productivity

Following close on heels of Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s announcement of benefit packages to garment factory workers, the local manufacturers have appealed to the government to compensate for higher costs of productions that will ensue from this move. The Prime Minister’s announcement recently when he averred that the garment factory workers in Cambodia from now on will be entitled to free health care facilities that will be footed by their employers. Besides, the premier also proposed that the workers should get free access to public transport and a hike in minimum monthly wages from $153 to $168. The...

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