Sun-Hee Lee gets place in Marquis Who’s Who

2018/01 01 18:01

Courtesy: Marquis whos who Dr. Sun-Hee Lee has been placed in Marquis Who's Who. Individuals profiled in Who's Who are selected on the basis of current reference value, and factors such as position, accomplishments, visibility, and prominence are all taken into account during the selection process. The First Edition of Who's Who in America was […]

China needs 6.3% annual growth in 2018-20 to double GDP

2018/01 01 18:01

Courtesy: The State Council The People’s Republic Of China/President Xi Jinping China needs an annual growth of 6.3 per cent in 2018-2020 to achieve its target of doubling the 2010 gross domestic product (GDP) by 2020, Yang Weimin, deputy head of the country’s office of the central leading group on financial and economic affairs, said […]

Spain’s CAN becomes ICA Bremen’s 11th certified lab

2018/01 01 18:01

Courtesy: Centro Algodonero Nacional Spain's Centro Algodonero Nacional (CAN) has become the 11th laboratory to be certified under International Cotton Association (ICA) Bremen’s 'International Laboratory Certification Scheme'. Based in Barcelona, CAN is an independent laboratory which provides an extensive raw cotton testing service to the whole cotton chain, from farmer to spinner. CAN has joined […]

30% duty on imported cotton fabric in Zimbawe from Jan 1

2018/01 01 18:01

Zimbawe will impose 30 per cent customs duty on imported cotton fabric beginning January 1 as part of tax measures aimed at protecting local industries. This was recently announced by finance minister Patrick Chinamasa. The textile sector continues to face competition from cheap imported fabrics despite government support measures, he said. Due to limited administrative […]

Indian textile ministry wants more funds for powerlooms

2018/01 01 18:01

The Indian textiles ministry, which had allocated a sum of Rs 126.76 crore for the Power Tex India scheme for 2017-18, is planning to seek an additional Rs 33.27 crore in the form of supplementary demand for grants, textiles minister Smriti Irani recently informed the upper house of parliament. Rs 83.08 crore has already been […]

SGI Dubai 2018 to focus on Saudi textile industry

2018/01 01 18:01

Courtesy: SGI Dubai The 21st edition of Sign and Graphic Imaging (SGI Dubai) will focus on the textile industry in Saudi. SGI Dubai 2018 would usher in endless opportunities to satiate the needs of an ever growing count of visitors and exhibitors to offer innovative solutions of digital, retail, textile, screen printing and the LED […]

SoftBank executive Lydia Jett joins Flipkart board

2018/01 01 18:01

San Francisco-based SoftBank executive Lydia Jett, who stepped down as a director at Snapdeal in October, has joined Flipkart’s board, months after merger talks between the two fell through. Jett, who had joined Snapdeal’s board in March, is a consumer Internet and ecommerce investor with SoftBank Vision Fund, which had pumped in $2.5 billion into […]

Uzbekistan, S Korea discuss Tashkent textile techno park

2018/01 01 18:01

Uzbekistan and South Korea are busy discussing plans to construct a textile techno park in Tashkent city. An Uzbek delegation recently visited South Korea and spoke to representatives of the Cheonan-based Korean Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH) regarding the project. The latter will start supplying technological and laboratory equipment soon. Installation of the equipment will […]

Surat weaves love this Christmas

2018/01 01 18:01

Courtesy: Zenitex There was a new fabric woven in India’s textile hub of Surat this Christmas. Hundreds of fabrics are woven out in millions of metres every day from Surat, but the fabric of humanity was on display this Christmas Day. It was an exceptional event wherein two communities united to celebrate the festival of […]

Woolmark, Shoppers Stop celebrate merino wool in fashion

2018/01 01 18:01

Courtesy: Woolmark The Woolmark Company in collaboration with Mumbai-based Shoppers Stop Limited focused on Australian merino wool at WoolFest 2017. As part of the Grown in Australia, Made in India campaign that highlights the farm to fashion journey of wool, WoolFest encouraged the use and integration of merino wool as a trans-seasonal fibre into the […]