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Glory of khadi in 100 years
The clothes reflect the personality of individuals and can be used as a marker of a group, community, family, region and even country. Khadi is one such cloth that had played a key role in the freedom struggle of India and thus has been referred to as the ‘fabric of Indian independence’, narrate Shruti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi and Ritu Mathur.
Clothing is among the basic amenities required by the 1.2105 billion strong, and growing, population of India. The Indian textile industry, which caters to this need, has an estimated market size of $108 billion. There are two broad segments within the industry, namely the traditional hand-woven and hand-spun textile segments, and the modernised mill segment (Nair & Dhanuraj, 2016).
Exporters WALKING a tightrope!
India’s textile exporters are finding their competitive edge getting blunt and profit margin thinner, thanks to a weak dollar, demonetisation after-effect and stiff competition from new textile nations. An Exclusive ITJ Report.
Apparel maintains growth tempo
CMAI’s Apparel Index for the Second Quarter (July-Sept 2015) once again confirms that the industry has maintained its growth tempo with overall index value at 6.68 points. Giant and large brands have continued their growth story much like the previous quarters and stayed ahead of the curve. They have done better with higher sales turnover and lower inventory holding.
The cotton shake-up
Cotton was the first fibre for mankind. Its history is replete with controversies.
Samuel Joseph attempts to delve into some of the recent contentious issues that have blurred the white gold´s image.
Rising scope kindles silicones hopes
The hidden potential of silicones for the Indian market has still not been fully explored. Though the market is a bit slow, the leading producers are upbeat and are hard at cracking it. An exclusive ITJ report
'Our innovation portfolio is driven by customer needs'
For more than 30 years, Dow Corning´s proven silicone solutions have enabled its customers in India to manufacture world-class products. The company set up its Indian operations in 2000 to better serve its customers - and since then, it has developed new products, supplied technical and business support, and offered innovative solutions to customers in dozens of industries and markets across India and South Asia.
Dow Corning fortifies presence in India
Dow Corning, a successful pioneer in promoting the use of silicones for various applications, is upbeat about the Indian market, and with the intention of staying closer to the market needs of the Indian sectors, has launched its third largest application development centre globally at Powai in Mumbai.