E-commerce platform for artisans in India’s Kashmir

2018/02 01 09:02

The government in India’s Jammu and Kashmir state is introducing an e-commerce platform for artisans and weavers to boost export of handicrafts and handloom products and to reduce the role of middlemen in transactions that often leads to exploitation, state industries and commerce minister Chander Parkash Ganga recently informed the legislative assembly. Under the Artisan […]

Amazon patents robotic system to tailor clothes

2018/02 01 09:02

A patent issued to Amazon describes a robotic system that uses fluorescent inks as a guide to cut fabric. The inks are invisible under normal lighting, but when the fabric is illuminated with ultraviolet rays, sensors capture the fluorescent reflection to generate commands to cut the panels out from the textile sheet. The patent application […]

Nitin Spinners to set up new textile unit in Chittorgarh

2018/02 01 09:02

Courtesy: Nitin Spinners Nitin Spinners, the Bhilwara, Rajasthan based company that manufactures 100 per cent cotton yarns and cotton fabrics, will be setting up an integrated textile unit in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan at a cost of Rs 650 crore. Nitin Spinners’ turnover increased 15.68 per cent year-on-year to Rs 287.10 crore for the quarter […]

Push for agriculture and rural areas in budget 2018-19

2018/02 01 09:02

Arun Jaitley presenting Budget 2018-19. Courtesy: Ministry of Finance Promising to build a strong, confident and a new India, finance minister Arun Jaitley began presenting the budget 2018-19 stressing the development of agricultural and rural economy, infrastructure creation, and working with states to improving education. In his speech, Jaitley said that the government is focusing […]

Budget 2018-19: Customs duty on silk fabric hiked to 20%

2018/02 01 09:02

To provide adequate protection to the domestic industry, and to incentivise domestic value addition and ‘Make in India’, finance minister Arun Jaitley today proposed to increase customs duty on import of silk fabric from the existing 10 per cent to 20 per cent. In his first Budget post-GST, Jaitley stressed on development of agricultural and […]

1stpat-Rn to show EVO yarn-made garments at Pitti Uomo

2018/02 01 09:02

1stpat-Rn, a leading Italian apparel company, is set to present a new collection of trendsetting garments of Larusmiani fabrics made with Evo yarn by Fulgar, for the first time at Pitti Uomo 2018, the global expo for the world of men’s fashion, to be held from June 12 to 15, 2018, in Italy. Fulgar is […]

India’s Future Group to acquire Snapdeal’s logistics arm

2018/02 01 09:02

Kishore Biyani-owned Future Group’s Future Supply Chain Solutions will acquire Snapdeal’s logistics arm Vulcan Express Pvt Ltd in an all-cash deal valued at Rs 35 crore, the company has announced. The group plans to boost its last mile capabilities and offer better solutions to its e-commerce and retail clients through Vulcan, Biyani said in a […]

SATO & retail brand UNTUCKit optimise inventory with RFID

2018/02 01 09:02

Courtesy: UNTUCKit SATO Global Solutions and retail brand UNTUCKit are working on a pilot that will use data collected by RFID chips on men’s shirts, traffic counters, and other in-store data points to identify the optimal merchandising mix. Tools such as IoT, RFID, beacons, and analytics are giving retailers insights into operations that can give […]

Off-price marketplace Afound to launch in Sweden

2018/02 01 09:02

Courtesy: Afound Afound, an off-price marketplace offering selected, broad and varied range of discounted products from well-known lifestyle and fashion brands, with both external and the H&M group’s own brands, with an extensive selection for both men and women, is set to launch in Sweden in 2018. H&M offer fashion and quality at the best […]