Cotton market on Saturday witnessed slow down in trading activity following the government’s decision to withdraw duty and taxes on lint imports. This is a timely decision because much of the local cotton had already been lifted by spinners and very little quantity is left with growers and ginners.

One of the oldest textile companies in Bulawayo city, Merlin Limited, which was under judicial management, has secured a partnership and resumed its operation following the implementation of a business rescue strategy involving immediate injection of $2.1 million minimum working capital by one of the firm’s creditors.

Bihar state has earmarked a land tract of 115 acres in Bihta on the outskirts of capital Patna to set up an apparel and textiles park. The proposed park forms part of the state policy to promote textiles, leather, information technology and food processing, this was recently announced by the state deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi.

Ten organisations have committed to the ZDHC Roadmap to Zero Programme, a coalition of over 85 contributors. These organisations will work together for widespread implementation of sustainable chemistry, driving innovations and best practices in the textile, apparel and footwear industries to protect consumers, workers and the environment. 

SAN MARINO ­– Garmon Chemicals, supplier of textile chemicals and auxiliaries, has been acquired by multinational food ingredient company, Kemin Industries – a firm who has made no secret of its desire to diversify into the textile sector.  

Tildenet is one of the UKs fastest growing textile manufacturers with their own overseas manufacturing subsidiaries has announced acquisition of Fleximas, the specialist textiles and netting supplier. Fleximas will be now part of the Tildenet company.