The Synthetic & Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), one of the oldest export promotion councils in India, has conferred Reliance Industries (RIL) with a series of awards for its exceptional performance in exports of fibres and yarns. RIL's president, polyester chain, has also been recognised for his contribution in the textiles industry.

1stpat-Rn, a leading Italian apparel company, is set to present a new collection of trendsetting garments of Larusmiani fabrics made with Evo yarn by Fulgar, for the first time at Pitti Uomo 2018, the global expo for the world of men’s fashion, to be held from June 12 to 15, 2018, in Italy. Fulgar is the international leader in the man-made fibre market. 

India’s Maharashtra state will set up a garment park and a textile training centre with an investment of Rs 500 crore in Solapur, state textile minister Subhash Deshmukh said recently while inaugurating the second International Uniform and Garment Exhibition in the city, which is set to become a major hub for uniforms for the armed forces and police, he said. 

Traders in Surat, India’s largest wholesale market for man-made fabric, have welcomed the state’s notification under the Gujarat Goods and Service Tax Act, 2017, to exempt businesses involved in all types of fabrics from generating e-way bill for movements within the city and the state. The rule, which does not apply to yarn, comes into force from February 1. 

More than 40 brands will exhibit their latest innovations is handbags, footwear, garments and accessories at the fourth edition of Leatherworld Middle East beginning February 27, 2018. The three-day leather industry trade show will feature a wide range of international and local leather designers, suppliers and manufacturers from around the world.

Alibaba Group and the leading sports-focused network for professionals and consumer experts, ISPO, have decided to collaborate. This will enable over 4,000 international ISPO customers all over the world who want to expand their e-commerce business into China to learn about the Chinese consumer market and how to work with Alibaba’s e-marketplace Tmall.