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Mega leather park to come up at Vellore
In a major boost to the leather industry, a mega leather park is likely to come up in Vellore district. The Council for Leather Exports (CLE) is in talks with the State government for providing a suitable piece of land in the district.
Texcare marks its launch in India
Texcare – the world’s leading brand for modern textile care marked its entry in India through a dedicated forum on laundry, cleaning and textile rentals organised by Messe Frankfurt India and Virtual Info Systems.
Rs 2,600 cr package for leather & footwear industry unveiled
Union Minister Suresh Prabhu unveiled the Central government’s Rs 2,600 crore package for the leather and footwear industry, saying it had the potential of generating over three lakh jobs and formalising another two lakh in the next three years.
New OEKO-TEX regulations for 2018
I n 2018, the OEKO-TEX Association endeavours to provide further targeted support on issues relating to consumer protection and sustainability throughout the textile value creation chain. The existing guidelines of the OEKO-TEX product portfolio were updated on January 2, 2018. The new regulations come into effect on April 1, 2018 for all certification systems and other services, following a three-month transition period. OEKO-TEX presents the new product regulations in detail to interested companies during a webinar on January 30, 2018 at 12:00 noon (EST, UTC-5). Participation is free. One can register at www.oeko-tex.com/webinar-updates-2018.
VDMA’s sector records good growth
The Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies sector is experiencing good growth this year: In the months from January to August 2017, the German manufacturers were able to report an increase in order intake of 22.2 per cent in real terms compared to the previous year.
India at African Sourcing & Fashion Week
Ethiopia very recently showcased its prowess in textile and garment industry at the African Sourcing and Fashion Week, which gathered some 230 international producers and exporters from 25 countries, among which India also played a key role, the organisers Trade and Fairs East Africa and Messe Frankfurt said.
New, water-based dyestuff from LANXESS
Speciality chemicals company LANXESS has added new, water-based dyestuff to its portfolio of leather finishing products and which are suitable for spray or throughfeed dyeing, effect, base and top coats.