The Centre has been aggressively promoting employment generation as the major agenda for economic growth along with the ‘Make in India’ slogan, and what better industry option than our own apparel industry that has become a focus sector for most State Governments. While 2016 saw two very upfront garment incentive policies from the State of Odisha and Jharkhand, this year saw the Telangana Textile and Apparel Incentive Scheme 2017. Earlier, policies from Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were amended to meet the evolving needs of the garment industry, so as to attract investments in the sector. Therefore, what are the incentives and are they enough to attract investments, is the moot question which Apparel Online tries to answer…
Of late many garment manufacturing companies are aggressively investing in most of the apparel hubs, and Tirupur is among their most favourite, as the hub is targeting Rs. 1 lakh crore apparel exports by year 2020. Team AO on its recent visit to the city found that some companies here have already opened new offices and are hiring local staff for quick and easy marketing while some are participating in city-based fabric sourcing events to more closely understand this hub’s requirement.
Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, Industry Wire, Live News, Export Statistics, Resource Centre, etc. make the issue worth reading.
Our FFT Team, in the fashion pages, gives coverage to the Top 10 trends from the international showcases of Spring/Summer 2018, set to affect the future of fashion.
Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, H2F, Industry Wire, Export Statistics, Resource Centre, etc. make the issue worth reading.