Garment industry is passing through one of its most difficult phases. Though there is unanimous agreement that the year has been difficult, each person has his own take on what was the biggest challenge. Apparel Online analyses the factors that have been roadblocks in the last 12 months, and though some of the issues have been solved, each has left its mark. There are many factors which have led to the downfall of apparel growth, but the issues of demonetisation of last year and the recent GST duty drawback for RMG has led to major chaos in the industry.
Techtextil India is India’s leading trade fair for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens. The 6th edition (2017) of the event, concluded recently in Mumbai, was an amalgamation of technology and technical fabrics for the textile value chain. It was for the first time that the show included Messe Frankfurt’s ever popular event, the Texprocess. So not just yarn and fabric machines, but also the garment making machines were displayed at the show.
More than 1300 women members of Tamil Nadu Textile and Common Labour Union (TTCU), a women trade union body, who attended the meet, raised questions regarding workers’ exploitation, wages, gratuity, bonus, PF, besides medical facilities for them.
Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, H2F, Industry Wire, Export Statistics, Resource Centre, etc. make the issue worth reading.