Industry News

Date : 2016-12-18

Source: The Hindu

Textile and garment exports in northwest China's Xinjiang saw robust growth in the first 10 months this year, boosted by the Belt and Road Initiative, local customs authorities have said.

Exports of textiles and garments from Xinjiang reached 43 billion yuan (6.2 billion U.S. dollars) during the Jan.-Oct. period, up 49 percent from the same period last year, according to the customs of Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.

Date : 2016-12-11

Source: The Hindu

The financial tsunami — the demonetisation drive — has hit many of the small garment units in the State.

An estimated 250 small garment units are spread across the arid landscape of Ballari. From here, workers churn out trousers and jeans, primarily under local brands for Hyderabad, Chennai, and Mumbai. The cash crunch has put the brakes on consumer demand for new jeans, and subsequently, production in factories have fallen.

Date : 2016-12-05

Source: The Daily Star

Bangladesh's garment shipments to Italy and Japan, the nationals of which were killed in a terrorist attack in Dhaka in July, remained unscathed in July-October -- a development that will bring a heavy sigh of relief among exporters.


In fact, apparel exports to the two nations increased during the period, according to data from the Export Promotion Bureau.


In a brazen attack in the heart of Dhaka's diplomatic zone on July 1, nine Italians, seven Japanese, three Bangladeshis and an Indian were killed.

Date : 2016-11-23

Source: fibre2fashion


The Royal Government of Cambodia (ministry of commerce and ministry of labour), the Garment Manufacturers Association of Cambodia and International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) Better Factories Cambodia (BFC) programme have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to improve working conditions and boost competitiveness in the country’s garment industry.

Date : 2016-10-11

Source: abc news

A truck transporting Cambodian garment workers to their factory flipped over at a curve Tuesday, injuring 54 of them, including seven who are in critical condition, police said.

The driver, who fled the scene, appeared to have been going too fast and crashed at a bend in the road in the eastern Svay Rieng province, police Gen. Roth Ron Veasna said.

He said it was raining and the road was slippery. The driver was unhurt while all the passengers were injured.

Date : 2016-10-09

9/10/2016


Source: New Indian Express


ROURKELA: After a slow start, the fashion garment sales has picked up pace in the last few days. A release of ex gratia to public sector steel workers for Durga Puja is adding to the festive shopping spree. Around `10,000 each was released to nearly 12,500 senior employees while `8,000 each was released to around 1,500 new joinees of RSP on Friday. Similarly, a sizeable number of South Eastern Railways Group B and C workers received `17,951 each.

Date : 2016-10-03

3/10/2016


Source: The Hindu


With the cotton season that spreads from October of every year to September of the following year all set to begin, small and medium scale garment manufacturers are looking up to the state government for steps to procure cotton needed for consumption within the State.

Date : 2016-09-23

23/9/2016


Source: Business Standard


Eighteen garment companies received fines of more than $682,000 for violating labor laws, state regulators announced. The businesses, all based in Los Angeles, were inspected this month by the California labor commissioner’s office.

Date : 2016-09-11

11/9/2016


Source: Business Standard


The ministry of textiles has notified a scheme for Rebate of State Levies on Export of Garments (ROSL). This, first of its kind, has unique features and will apply with 'Let Export Order' dates from September 20 onwards.

Date : 2016-09-05

5/9/2016


Source: Bangkok Post


With increased shipments of garment, overall exports to the US rose 1.12 percent to $3.6 billion in the first seven months of this year, according to data from the US Department of Commerce.


Between January and July, manufacturers exported $3.36 billion of garment products to the US, Bangladesh's single largest export destination. The number is a 0.87 percent rise year-on-year.