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 Raymond on Sunday said that Textile and apparel major will invest Rs 350 crore in capacity and retail expansion this year.

          The National Green Tribunal has allowed the conditional reopening of 578 textile units in Rajasthans Pali district that had been shut for the last eight months for flouting pollution norms.

          Apparel exports from Kenya to the US decreased by 2 per cent to Sh 34.4 billion in 2016 from Sh 35.2 billion in 2015, mainly owing to uncertainty around general election held in the US. The number of apparel pieces exported by Kenya in 2016 reduced to 74 million from 84.6 million in 2015, says the annual performance report for the Export Processing Zones (EPZ).

          The net sales of Christopher & Banks Corporation for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 totaled $88.6 million, a decrease of 11.5 per cent, compared to $100.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Further, the company's comparable sales for Q1 2017 also decreased 8.9 per cent following 6.2 per cent increase in the same period last year.