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          The South Indian Garment Association (SIGA) has urged Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to levy uniform rate of GST on yarn & fibre, finished fabric & processed fabric and readymade garments. The association has also suggested, in a letter addressed to Jaitley, that no discrimination be made between branded and unbranded garments under the new tax regime.

          PT Pan Brothers Tbk plans to increase its production capacity by setting up two new plants under its subsidiary PT Eco Smart Garment Indonesia. Once the construction is complete by the end of 2017, the two new factories would have a combined capacity to annually produce 21 million pieces of garment. The factories would begin production in 2018.

          Designer Richard Frinier has received the platinum award in the ADEX awards competition, which recognises design and product innovation, for his Seaside Collection of Sunbrella fabrics. Frinier is internationally acclaimed for product design, creative visualisation and direction. The Seaside Collection is named for the iconic coastal destinations. 

          The special garment package of Rs 6,000 crore that was introduced by the ministry of textiles has successfully created 7,50,000 jobs in the sector during the fiscal ended March 31, 2017, the ministry has estimated. Apparel exports increased by close to 9 per cent after the announcement of the package, as per the data by the textiles ministry.

          Textile mills association laments hike in peak load tariff, asks Punjab CM to roll back decision.

          The textile company Tintex has joined hands with the system supplier and stenter producer Bruckner. The two have worked out a unique solution to achieve new effects with the knitted fabric. Tintex has won a prize for the fabric produced on the new line. Bruckner is recognised as world leader in the finishing of extremely sensitive knitted fabric.