The recent high growth of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the Indian textiles sector has boosted the confidence levels in the textiles industry, textiles minister Smriti Irani has said. The success rate of placements of skilled workforce in textiles sector is now over 70 per cent, she said inaugurating the textiles and apparel fair Vastra 2017 in Jaipur. 

Trident Limited, a leading manufacturer and exporter of textiles, has bagged the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) Award for Excellence in Energy Conservation. The award along with a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh was conferred by the board of trustees of CITI's Birla Economic and Textile Research Foundation at a function held recently in Mumbai.

The new High Dynamic Range (HDR) simplifies designing, reduces laser marking times and guarantees “what you see is what you get” achieving more natural and three-dimensional designs.

Source Africa and ATF, two of Africa’s largest textile, apparel and footwear shows hosted by organizer LTE has been acquired by Messe Frankfurt, one of the world´s leading trade show organizers. This acquisition will supplement Messe Frankfurt’s current portfolio of textile related trade shows under the umbrella of 'Texpertise Network'.

Assam State is facing a serious threat to existence of its Gamosa, a traditional multipuropose towel, which holds a special place because of nefarious trade practices by some outside-the-State textile factories. It is expected that the GI registration certificate would prevent plagiarising of gamosa by such factories.

Automation, especially in an integrated textile and garment manufacturing chain, will help address the fashion and clothing industry’s current concerns of short production cycles and sustainable business practices, according to CEMATEX, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers.