Category: Expert Opinion

GST on textiles, clothing job work MMF – Problem areas

The Central Government’s decision on GST in respect of the textiles and clothing sector (T and C) is on expected lines. By and large, the industry’s pleas for a lower rate of GST have been accepted. Not with standing this, two problem areas have been flagged off for the government’s consideration one is job work and second is GST on manmade fibres (MMF) and yarn. What is encouraging is the statement of Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley that he is giving three months’ time to see the operation of GST, after which he would examine various demands raised by...

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Bring TMC back to double farmer’s income

Is the Central Government bringing back the technology mission on cotton (TMC) in a revised format to step up output, acreage and yield? There is a felt need as the earlier TMC had expired and a new one is called for so as to greatly benefit farmers and the textile industry, which squarely depends on home grown cotton. What is more, around 25 mn farmers and another 20 mn people in cotton trading, ginning and pressing rely on cotton cultivation. In addition, cotton is the engine of growth for the textile sector, which provides jobs to 105 mn people...

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Classify the fault Defects due to embroidery

Next in the defects article series, we are discussing about the defects found in the embroidery. Embroidery is used in garments to enhance their aesthetic appeal, but when defects appear in the embroidery itself, the quality of the garment deteriorates. Embroidery defects can be a result of irregularities in the stitches or the design or both. Based on the defect we can incorporate some remedial measures to counter their occurrence in the garment. Poor registration: This defect appears when the embroidery’s design and stitches don’t align correctly. Causes Shifting of the fabric, the embroidery is being sewn into  ...

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How to produce accurate standard times and improving sewing methods

How it all started Few years ago we had the opportunity to build a system to establish standard times for the garment industry, this was caused by the continued problem of poor production planning, not knowing how well the company was performing, how efficiently we performed the various operations and what our status was in comparison to our competitors. We needed something that was easy to use simple and of course would produce accurate standard times. It had to be able to produce the best possible method of doing the operation and allow performance to be measured to see...

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Ethical Fashion by Clean Technologies

…to deem anything as “ethical” comes with a series of implicit values, cultural perceptions and sustainable thoughts. Because of the subjectivity in the word “ethical” make it more explicit by the term “sustainable fashions.” Sustainable means something that does not deplete through material extraction, does not exhaust through production and does not pollute through either of the above, and can act as the raw materials for a new product when it reaches the end of its life. Basically a circular economy of “cradle to cradle” production. From raw material extraction to the production of textile fibres, the industry’s upstream...

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