Chabahar port phase-I opens, to boost India-Iran trade

2017/12 04 15:12

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated the first phase of the Chabahar port, called the Shahid Beheshti port, in the Sistan-Balochistan province on December 3, paving the way for a new strategic transit route between India, Iran and Afghanistan, bypassing Pakistan. India’s minister of state for shipping Pon Radhakrishnan was present at the event. Easily accessible […]

Turkish apparel brand LCW makes Iran production hub

2017/10 11 07:10

Courtesy: LC Waikiki Turkish firm LC Waikiki (LCW) is the first major foreign apparel manufacturer to officially start cooperation with Iranian garment players. LCW negotiated with Iranian authorities for eight months and surveyed over 70 units. The first phase will see LCW place orders with select Iranian apparel makers worth around 20 million euros in […]

Santex Rimar conducts second Future Textile Road in Iran

2017/09 27 10:09

Santex Rimar Group, one of the leading players in the world market of textile finishing, technical textiles, and green technologies for water treatment and drying processes, recently held the second Future Textile Road event in Yazd, Iran, working towards its commitment to the textile industry development. Yazd is the Iran textile industry hub. The event […]

Swissmem presents new textile machinery at Irantex 2017

2017/09 27 10:09

The Swiss Textile Machinery Association (Swissmem), recently exhibited in the Irantex 2017 expo, the 23rd international exhibition of textile machinery, raw materials, home textiles, embroidery machines, and textile products, which was held from September 4 to 7, 2017, in Iran. A total of 13 Swiss companies took part in the global machinery expo. The exhibition, […]

Sericulture growing in Iran

2017/09 21 16:09

Iran ranks eighth in silk farming. China, where sericulture had begun four thousand years ago, on the basis of historical information, remains the main habitat of white cocoon while Iran has been the natural territory for the yellow cocoon, according to an Iranian news agency report. Over the past three years, silk farming has been […]

Iran’s garment industry worth $15 billion: top official

2017/08 26 10:08

Iran’s fashion and garment industry is worth 500 trillion rials (over $15 billion) though data from the government’s statistics centre shows that to be 350 trillion rials, the country’s secretary of fashion and clothing regulation workgroup Hamid Qobadi Dana recently told the fashion-focused second edition of the Startup Weekend conference in Tehran. Dana also highlighted […]

Iran to set up apparel industrial park in Fashafouyeh

2017/08 08 08:08

To restrict imports, boost domestic production and make Iranian apparel more competitive, the government is planning to establish a new apparel industrial park spread over 45 hectares in Fashafouyeh. Located in Tehran province’s Rey county, the park is likely to attract investment from Italian and Turkish apparel producers, along with domestic manufacturers. At present, 9,818 […]

First apparel industrial park to come up in Iran

2017/07 14 09:07

Iran is slated to get its first ever apparel industrial park which will be set up by the public, private and cooperative sectors of the country. The park is being established with an aim to meet domestic demand and boost exports. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has already been signed between various parties of the […]

Kavian will produce 2mn tons ethylene at full capacity

2017/07 06 13:07

Courtesy: Kavian Petrochemical Corporation Iran based Kavian Petrochemical Corporation will produce two million tons of ethylene at full capacity. The plant is currently operating at 60 per cent of its capacity and it will reach full capacity next year. Kavian is the main supplier of ethylene to the West Ethylene Pipeline and other projects set […]

Iranian handwoven carpet exports rise 18.4% last year

2017/06 30 08:06

The exports of handwoven carpets from Iran increased by 18.4 per cent year-on-year to $345.7 million in the last Iranian year that ended on March 20, according to Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture. In terms of quantity, Iran exported 5,700 tons of handwoven carpets during the year, registering a growth of 7.5 […]

Iran initiates measures to regulate garment imports

2017/04 20 07:04

Iran has introduced measures to systemise import of foreign clothing brands. The measures which require “customs post-clearance audit” for several foreign clothing brands are designed to support domestic garment industry and prevent smuggling. Clothes had the largest share of the commodities smuggled into Iran during the fiscal March 2015-16. The measures by the Islamic Republic […]

Iran develops GM cotton

2015/06 02 15:06

Iran has unveiled the first sample of genetically modified cotton, which has been produced through indigenous technology by Iranian specialists. The unveiling took place during the First International and 9th National Biotechnology Congress of Iran, the Tehran-based PressTV reported. According to Persian media, Dr. Mostafa Ghane’i, who heads the First International Biotechnology Congress of Iran, […]