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Apparel workforce awaiting for VDA (Variable Dearness Allowance)

25th October 2021, Mumbai:

The Clothing Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI) has fully justified the non-payment of VDA factor using the disruption & financial distress & disturbance caused by COVID-19 leading to battered balance sheets of most of the business units and on the back of the fact that the matter is subjudiced.

Here there is a case in point that close to four (4) lakh garment workforce of Karnataka (India), comprising of a good chunk of women workers await for their respective Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) fixed for the time period of 2020-21.

Let us have a legal view on this, "The garment industry is among the 82 scheduled industries that come under the Minimum Wages Act to where this VDA is technically applicable,”.

VDA - Variable Dearness Allowance - Government Employees

 

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Apparel workforce awaits VDA (Variable Dearness Allowance)

Indian textile sector 65 $Bn exports target doable: CII & AtKearney report

25th OCTOBER 2021, Mumbai:

At the inauguration of TEXCON: The 13th edition of the International Conference on Textiles & Apparel organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry last week, "A special CII-Kearney report was also released".

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The report is a comprehensive view of the entire textile value chain outlining the trade imperatives for both the key actors i.e. government and industry to put the sector in a fast lane.

Shri Upendra Prasad Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Textiles alluded that the proactive government efforts to facilitate the creation of an enabling environment for sustainable growth and to get the Textiles and Apparel (T&A) sector its mojo back.


It was unequivocally echoed that “Textile sector per se is capable to meet the local as well as the overseas market demands but still something is missing. Therefore, the need of the day is that we have to glue the different pieces of the jigsaw puzzle.

Mr. Dilip Gaur, Chairman, CII National Committee on Textiles and Apparel & Managing Director, Grasim Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Group opined, achieving path-breaking growth in Indian textiles could simple mean doubling down on all the key metrics.

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Indian textile sector 65 $Bn exports target doable: CII &  AtKearney report

DFC Delhi Fashion club Launched in Goa & Bangalore

23rd October 2021, Mumbai:

DFC Delhi Fashion Club is a govt. of India appreciated association which is promoting and supporting Designers & Brands to grow in Fashion industry nationally & internationally, DFC Delhi fashion club includes various segments like DFC advertising & productions, DFC Grooming Workshops, DFC Fashion Management, DFC Social Enterprise & DFC Fashion Network.

It aims to help in the growth of the fashion industry as a social enterprise & provide the best services as a Fashion agency.

Looking at the post covid situation of the Fashion industry, DFC Came with the new initiative
“Fashion Connecting India” aims to connect India together as one Fashion network & help
each other collaborate to boost trade, exposure & the business of fashion.


As a step towards expanding the fashion network in India, DFC recently launched it's Goa & Bangalore Chapter.

DFC Goa's chapter started with launching a young designer Yash rohilla with a Fashion show sequence at Cidade De Goa by Taj during an International fashion week, Styling
support was done by Omender from Delhi. A later formal ceremony took place at COVE, Mall de Goa.

In This Ceremony, DFC was privileged that DFC Goa Chapter was launched with the hands of
legendary Bollywood designer Abu Jani who was present in Goa during that time & visited the mall as well.

DFC Chairman Mr. Harshit Dhingaun also honored Mr. Bhuvanesh sheth, Director, Mall De Goa
as DFC Goa Patron for his great support to association and achievement in the field of fashion and connect Goa to global brands.

With this honor, DFC also announced an initiative to promote young designers from all over India and give them a platform to sell their garments at the mall in association with COVE, a Multi designer store.


After the launch of the Goa chapter, the DFC team headed towards Bangalore, where they launched the DFC Bangalore chapter in association with the Indian Photo academy, here they also honored the director of IPA Mr. Dev Singh as an honorary associate member for outstanding support to the association and help in the growth of Indian fashion industry in the field of photography.

DFC is now in association with IPA Shall run certificate workshops in styling and model grooming, also will cater to production &; advertising shoots. DFC aims to promote both designers, brands & Models all across India &; internationally. During this event, DFC also appreciated some other industry members like Rebecca Capri, director, Oxarte salon for outstanding work in the field of hairstyling internationally who had worked in Malaysia as well, DFC also appreciated Gen-next sustainable fashion designer than raising from Bangalore.


DFC is associated with many well-known brands & fashion weeks like Lakme Academy, IOD –Institute of Design, Chennai, Asian designer week, International Fashion week (Chandigarh, Goa, Delhi ), Paris fashion week, Dubai fashion week, and Indian fashion week, London & Canada.

DFC is already launched in Mumbai, Dehradun & Delhi. Mr. Harshit Dhingaun (DFC Chairman &; Celebrity Fashion director) said “We believe in creating opportunities through collaborations and network which is the only way through which the fashion industry can survive &; flourish post covid lockdown, next, we plan to expand in more than 10 cities of India namely Jaipur, Hyderabad, Chennai, Himachal Pradesh, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Indore, Guwahati, Meghalaya, Kolkata, Patna, Lucknow, Agra, Ahmedabad by Dec 2022 and also plans to expand internationally in Dubai, London, Burma, Sri Lanka, Nepal &; Bhutan”.