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A Dire Necessity!
A recent German technology conference revealed a lot of machines and knowhows that were stunningly attractive to mills dealing with right from spinning to packaging
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).
SSM's focus on X-Series
SSM showed their newest textile machines at ShanghaiTex for the first time. The Swiss based SSM Schärer Schweiter Mettler AG, the inventor of the electronic yarn traverse system, took part at the ShanghaiTex on the booth of their agent Union Trading as well as on the booth of Rieter Components.
Future of handlooms is bright: A. Arya of Fabriclore
Founded in March 2016, Fabriclore is a Jaipur-based organisation, with a penchant for telling vivid stories through their collaboration with indigenous designers. A brainchild of three friends – Sandeep, Anupam and Vijay, Fabriclore sets out for a tough task to constantly inspire creative people to achieve stand-out boho and fusion designs in both, clothing and home furnishing.
Extensive digital printing apps at ShanghaiTex
With high precision, flexibility and energy efficiency, digital printing has gained the attention from various industry players. With a focus on short production cycle.
KAU identifies 12 natural textile dyes
The Kerala Agricultural University (KAU) has identified 12 indigenous plants for manufacturing natural textile dyes. A study by the College of Agriculture (CoA), Vellayani, as part of the Western Ghat Development Programme (WGDP), has identified 12 indigenous plants capable of giving colour to cotton and silk textiles.
UK firm installs Epson printer
Digital textile printing company from UK, Woven Monkey, has announced a new service for its customers with the installation of the SureColor-F-7200 dye sublimation printer by Epson, a global technology company.