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The Indonesian textile industry is an export-oriented labor-intensive sector and believed that the value of national textile and textile product (TPT) exports will grow rapidly in the next two years. Ministry of industry Airlangga Hartanto said that the Indonesia textile exports is projected to touch USD 15 billion by 2019 and likely to employ 3.11 million people. By then, the sector’s annual production capacity will rise to 1,638 tonnes.

E-commerce is growing rapidly in the world, but in Turkey it is in its initial stage. Amazon, a global e-commerce giant is in talks with the Ministry of Economy to enter the Turkish market. Amazon is very big in the U.S. and Europe and has, recently, been very pleased with their structuring in China and India, as well as Brazil. According to Amazon, Turkey will be the next successful market.

ITMA, the world's largest textiles and garment technology exhibition for its next edition to be held in June 2019 will be focusing on smart garment technologies. According to Fritz P. Mayer, President of CEMATEX, which owns the ITMA exhibition, the garment making industry is labour intensive and associated with low productivity. Things are set to change. Recently, there has been much publicity about sewbots, considered as a major breakthrough in garment automation. Manufacturers fast enough to ride the digital wave will find new opportunities and gain an edge over their competitors.

The Gujarat government expects to further attract fresh investment of around Rs5000 crore in the textile sectors across the value chain with it's decision to extend textile policy by a year. The extension is expected to add 300 ginning units, to 1,400, and double the spinning capacity to four million a year, apart from setting up of units in other segments, such as technical textiles, silk, jute and wool.

FREMONT, Calif. - September 22, 2017 - The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) in Toronto, Canada recently installed “Face of Canada,” The Canada 150 Commemorative Edition, by Robert Young. This special textile artwork from his ”Young World Faces” collection was produced in Electronics For Imaging’s Meredith, N.H., inkjet technology facility using an EFI VUTEk FabriVU soft signage printer. The photograph, which features a Canadian citizen with the Nation’s flag painted on her face, was displayed last month in the ROM’s Hyacinth Gloria Chen Crystal Court as part of the museum’s Canada 150 festival programs.

The Germany-based Mechanical Engineering Industry Association’s (VDMA’s) Textile Machinery Association to help textile manufacturers interested in developing and manufacturing new products; or enhancing competitiveness by increasing efficiency and quality as well as tackle topics such as saving energy and material resources, digitization, and smart factories will be holding two events one in Charloote, U.S. and one in Mexico city this November to showcase German technology to industry decision makers.