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Natural colour cotton fabrics & made-ups
Natural colour cottons are environmental friendly material. Among the four cultivated species of cotton, colour lint is reported in G.arboreum among diploid and in G.hirsutum in tetraploid cottons. White G. barbadense are inherently superior sources of fibre quality and white G. hirsutum cottons are a source of both yield and fibre quality and these have been used for improvement of colour cotton.
$64 bn export by 2017 | An Uphill Task?
Severe competition on global level and lack of initiatives and direction on the domestic front have made a dent in India´s textile exports with a dip in figures for FY 2014-15, diminishing the scope of achieving the cherished goals. S Joseph & M Karthik take an overall look at the scene.
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.
Gujarat to become textile hub in 5 years: Saurabh Patel
Gujarat, through its focused policy on textile industry, will emerge as the country´s textile hub in the next five years offering business and employment opportunity, Saurabh Patel State Finance Minister said.
Application of steel yarn in technical textile
Steel filament conductive yarns show good electrical conductivity, with a possibility of various applications ranging from apparels, handicrafts to sub-soil applications, say Unnati S Thakor, DA Vasavada and LS Thakur, who also find low cost technology
Indian textile exports to grow in 2014-15
Indian textile industry has shown a strong growth, sustained by strong domestic consumption. Availability of raw materials such as cotton, wool, silk and jute in huge quantity and skilled workforce has made India an important player in the textile industry. During FY14, powerloom is expected to be almost flat as compared to FY13.