Conor McGregor partners David August for fashion label

2017/08 31 12:08

UFC Champion Conor McGregor has officially partnered with the custom clothing brand David August in creating August McGregor, a new menswear label offering complete modern suiting, sportswear and accessories inspired by McGregor's iconic style. The diffusion brand is the first ready to wear offering by the designer and the first apparel venture by McGregor. The […]

Thulasidharan to head Indian Cotton Federation 2017-18

2017/08 31 12:08

J Thulasidharan; Courtesy: CITI J Thulasidharan, managing director of Coimbatore based The Rajaratna Group of Mills, will continue as president of Indian Cotton Federation, formerly known as South India Cotton Association, for 2017-18. At its 38th Annual General Meeting, the Federation elected P Nataraj and KN Vishwanathan as vice presidents. Atul P Asher was elected […]

Van de Velde turnover up 1.2% in 2017 first half

2017/08 31 12:08

Courtesy: Van de Velde Belgium-based Van de Velde has recorded 1.3 per cent increase in turnover from €113.9 million to €115.3 million in fiscal 2017 first half. On a comparable basis (including comparable seasonal deliveries), the consolidated turnover was up 1.2 per cent, from €115.6 million in the first half of fiscal 2016 to €116.9 […]

HSBC Bangladesh arranges $46 mn for Viyellatex mill

2017/08 31 12:08

Courtesy: Viyellatex Group HSBC Bangladesh has arranged $46 million in low-cost foreign currency for apparel exporter Viyellatex for the purchase of goods, equipment and technology from suppliers in Switzerland, Japan, India, Germany and the United Kingdom for a new spinning mill. The loan covers 70 per cent of the total investment being made by the […]

Under-employment bigger problem: India’s Niti Aayog

2017/08 31 12:08

Citing ‘severe under-employment’ to be a bigger problem than unemployment in the country, India’s government think tank Niti Aayog has suggested focusing on sectors such as apparel, electronics, food processing, gems and jewellery, financial services, tourism and real estate to expand formalisation of jobs and create jobs with higher productivity and wages. Citing examples of […]

Azon announces Matrix World Tour & premiere launch at SGIA

2017/08 31 12:08

Courtesy: Azon Azonprinter, a worldwide manufacturer of digital inkjet solutions, has announced the "Azon Matrix World Tour”. A premiere presentation for the US market will begin at Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) Expo, the largest gathering of wide format printing community in the Americas, to be held from October 10 to 12, 2017, in US, […]

Cotton reintroduced in Haiti after 30 years

2017/08 31 12:08

Courtesy: Business wire/SFA/Thomas Noreille Cotton was recently reintroduced as a key crop in Haiti after 30 years with joint efforts by global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland, the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA), a Haitian non-profit foundation, and the Haitian Government. A ceremonial planting of the first seeds last week marked the beginning of the field trials […]

UK, German businesses want Brexit focus on common issues

2017/08 31 12:08

With the third round of Brexit negotiations under way in Brussels, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and the Association of German Chambers of Commerce (DIHK) have urged British and European Union (EU) negotiators to focus unambiguously on common economic interests, including customs arrangements, tax procedures and rights of workers from each side. The leading […]

Everflow Petrofils announces ‘Big 10k – SGNP Monsoon Run’

2017/08 31 12:08

With an intention to serve the NGO ‘Goonj’ in their initiative ‘Clothing with Dignity’, PSY importer Everflow Petrofils Ltd has announced the cause supporting campaign ‘Big 10k – SGNP Monsoon Run’. Under the initiative, Everflow Petrofils is obliged to serve the underprivileged children by providing them free clothes, shoes and other necessities.In addition, Everflow Petrofils […]

INX International to display digital inks at SGIA Expo

2017/08 31 12:08

Courtesy: Inx International INX International will feature an eclectic mix of proven digital alternative inks, equipment and technologies at the 2017 SGIA Expo, slated for October 10-12 in New Orleans. The company will exhibit essential products covering industrial & packaging applications and solutions for digitally printed plastics, textiles, home décor and direct-to-object printing. More than […]

All manufacturers need not register under GST: CBEC

2017/08 31 12:08

The Indian Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has clarified that all manufacturers need not necessarily register themselves under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, effective from July 1. A manufacturer dealing only in exempted goods, or where its turnover is only intra-state and below Rs 20 lakhs, is not required to […]