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Rajasthan growing fast as textile hub
Over the last few decades, Rajasthan has emerged as a successful textile hub. Given the labour-intensive nature of the sector, the Rajasthan government has identified it as one of the thrust areas.
GoCoop launches #ILOVEHANDLOOMS campaign
GoCoop, India´s 1st online social marketplace for weavers & artisans has launched the ´#ILoveHandlooms´ campaign to popularise handloom among the masses and to pledge support for artisans and weavers. Through the campaign, GoCoop invites people to share their love for handloom by posting a photo or writing a story about a favourite handloom product they own.
Gangwar opens apparel centre in Aizawl
Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Kumar Gangwar laid the foundation stone for apparel and garment making centre in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram, and hoped the centre will be the beginning of setting up of an organised industry in the state.
Cotton king under siege?
Cotton imports by China in June have fallen by 26 per cent already. The see-sawing of prices in major countries including India is causing a lot of anxieties. Chinese prices are under pressure from significant left-over commercial stocks as well as sales of state reserve cotton, kicked off recently.
States in $500-BN RAce!
Some States have upped their ante in textiles, declaring it a ´sunrise industry´ and by improving infrastructure and policies, they promise to lend a helping hand to the Indian Government´s efforts to carve out a bigger slice in global textile trade. Joseph S and Karthik M recount the story with details.
F&A & HOMTEX returns to Bengaluru
In to its 12th edition, the 2015 edition of the Fabrics & Accessories Trade Show (F&A Show) returns from March 12-14, 2015 to the Trade Centre, Whitefield, Bengaluru and is set to offer an enhanced all-round sourcing experience with a large number of exhibitors showcasing a wide range of yarns, fabrics, accessories and services.
Appropriate technology for handloom sector
Handloom weaving is largely decentralised and the weavers are mainly from the vulnerable and weaker sections of the society, who weave for their household needs and also contribute to the production in the textile sector, feels the author.
Focus on technical textiles, garments; boost to handlooms
The new government under the able leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has stressed a revolutionary economic vision based on increasing production, export and generating employment, giving particular attention to productive employment opportunity for the youth, inclusive and participative growth, skill, scale and speed, ´Make in India´ brand, zero defect - zero effect, Adarsh Gram, to name a few.