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          India remains the fastest growing economy in the world – economic fundamentals are strong, and reform momentum continues. GST is on track for implementation in the second quarter of the fiscal year, and is expected to yield substantial growth dividends from higher efficiencies, and raise more revenues in the long term, says a new World Bank report.

          The Garment Show of India, one of the fastest growing exhibitions for the apparel retail industry of the country, will host over 100 exhibitors, comprising leading brands and manufacturers and retailers of a variety of products like ladies tops, trousers, leggings, denims, men’s shirts, blazers and more. The event will be held in Delhi from June 4-6, 2017.

          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.

          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 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. 

          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.