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Cotton Sector & 3 Vs

19 October 2022, Mumbai:

We are living in a VUCA world and we will have to live with volatility as there is no single magic bullet. Cotton is a natural fiber; its availability depends on weather and other uncontrollable situations.

Recent months have seen high cotton drama regarding price volatility and demand which can threaten to trigger cotton-poverty. While the present economic situation put enormous stress on the textile sector, it provides a valuable lesson that we should focus both on the supply and demand sides of the textile equation.


Given this scenario, our industry should focus on three Vs. :

Value Utilization

Value Creation

Value Addition.

Need for 3Vs

Prior to inflation reaching 9% in some parts of the world, which is a 40-year high, the textile sector focused predominantly on the supply side of the equation, such as the availability of raw materials, labor force, energy issues, etc.

(CREDITS: Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University, USA)

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SIMA: Hails MEG's rejection of anti-dumping duty levy

02 November2022, Mumbai:

SIMA-a step in the right direction for the growth of the MMF sector.

In a Press Release issued here today, Ravi Sam, Chairman, The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA) welcomed the decision of DGTR and thanked the Hon’ble PM, Narendra Modi, and MoT, Piyush Goyal for the bold decision taken on this front.

He has further stated that as the country started facing a cotton shortage, several hundreds of spinning mills, weaving mills, knitting, and garment capacities are switching over to polyester textile clothing manufacturing and thereby sustaining the financial viability of these segments apart from protecting the jobs of several lakhs of people.

The Union Government has been taking various pathbreaking policy initiatives and addressing the structural issues relating to raw materials especially MMF raw materials, fibres, and filament yarns to gain global competitiveness and achieve exponential growth rate in textiles and clothing manufacturing and its exports.

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Tencel™: Presents Anju Modi's Indian Collection @ LFW & FDCI show

14 October 2022, Mumbai:

Anju’s look for the show reflected the western techniques and styles that were pioneered by the artist as the collection unfolded on the runway. Anju’s design philosophy has always resonated beautifully to empower the craftsmen of the country and this season too.

Anju Modi’s “Damayanti” collection presented by TENCEL™ fiber brand at Lakmé Fashion Week in partnership with FDCI was a poetic fashion showcase that created nostalgic romance on the ramp.

It balanced perfectly with TENCEL™ lyocell and modal fibers for the new collection.

Anju visualised a look that was sheer poetry on the ramp.

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SIMA CD & RA: Pivotal role in enhancing cotton productivity

04 October 2022, Mumbai:

At the 47 th Annual General Meeting of SIMA CD & RA held on 30 th September 2022 held at Coimbatore, G.Venkataramachandran, MD of Laven Technoblend Ltd, Dr.S.K.Sundararaman, MD of Shiva Texyarn Ltd, and Durai Palanisamy, ED, Pallava Textiles, were elected as Chairman, Dy Chairman, and V. Chairman respectively.

In a Press Release issued here today, the new Chairman of SIMA CD & RA, G.Venkataramachandran stated that the Association would play a vital role in augmenting cotton production, productivity, and improving quality.

Venkataramachandran has stated that SIMA CD & RA has been giving necessary inputs and taking an active part through its parent body SIMA.

He also thanked the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamilnadu for allocating Rs.7.24 crores for the Sustainable Cotton Mission for the year 2022-23.

He further alluded that the country has become a cotton deficit one from the status of surplus owing to the continuous fall in the crop size and productivity apart from the deterioration in the cotton fibre quality parameters making the farmers and the industry suffer.

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Prioritising Nature and People in Business to Create Measurable Impacts

22 October 2022, Mumbai:

India and Sustainability Standards (ISS2022): International Dialogues and Conference 2 - 4 November 2022 | Eros Hotel, New Delhi (Hybrid).

Over the years the conference has been a successful platform in incorporating leading voices from various sectors in order to strengthen the discourse on sustainable business in India. Last year, ISS saw over 850 attendees and over 50 partners ranging from policymakers and civil society representatives to leaders of the industry.

The broad structure of the conference this year will be like the preceding years – (i) Inaugural Day on 2nd  November comprising an Inaugural Session and High-level Plenaries, followed by (ii) Sectoral and Thematic Parallel Sessions on 3rd  and 4th  November. 

The objective of this flagship event is to bring together multiple stakeholders in the sustainability ecosystem.

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54th IHGF Delhi Fair

14 October 2022, Mumbai:

Fair Days: 14th – 18th October 2022


IHGF Delhi Fair is organized twice every year in Spring and Autumn editions, by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), the apex organization representing handicraft manufacturers & exporters in India.

54th IHGF Delhi Fair 2022 edition presents a comprehensive collection of home, lifestyle, fashion, textiles & furniture products for the season ahead from over 2000+ manufacturers & exporters. To be held at the plush India Expo Centre, Delhi-NCR, India, the IHGF Delhi Fair exhibits over 2000+ new product expressions and more than 300 design developments across 14 product categories. This is a one-stop sourcing destination for retailers, importers, wholesalers, and design professionals.

Fair Venue: India Expo Center & Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR.

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Bluesign Higg partnership coming up

20 October 2022, Mumbai:

Higg is developing partnerships with Bluesign and ZDHC to fast-track textile industry chemical management improvement.

It is to accelerate the use of environmentally-safe chemicals among global brands and manufacturers.

The production of textile chemicals has a significant impact on the global environment. According to a ZDHC latest report, between six and eight percent of all greenhouse gasses can be attributed to chemicals produced in the textile industry.

As part of the newly announced developing partnerships, the parties aim for more advanced integration of data for their customers in order to help textile manufacturers improve chemical management, and reduce the risk of water toxicity.

The announcement brings two of the world’s leading voices in sustainable chemical management to Higg’s industry-leading data and analytics platform to continue the expansion of data sources available on the Higg platform.

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NISTI presents: Learnings from Start-up Achievers

13 October 2022, Mumbai:

Webinar at 4:00 pm on Saturday, 15th Oct 2022

An intriguing session with 2 dynamic leaders from the Industry to know more about.

Ankit Singhvi, Director, Advent Polycoats P. Ltd, Udaipur will speak on the Challenges and opportunities in Advanced Coatings in Technical Textiles for a start-up. 

Ms. Unnati Chamadia, Head of Marketing, and sales, Sierra Exports will be speaking on the Learnings from the venture on safety gloves.

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