Huntsman Textile Effects has introduced the new Phobotex® RSY non-fluorinated durable water repellent (DWR) which raises the standard for repellency, especially for high-performance synthetic textiles. The new product will allow brands and retailers to meet global demand for eco-friendly clothing which require extreme rain and stain protection.

Sweden is in the process of exploring a joint smart textiles project with the Aditya Birla Group as part of its effort to increase bilateral trade, a senior Swedish government official said.

COIMBATORE: With readymade garment exports plunging 40.7% on a year-on-year (yoy) basis to Rs 5,398 crore in October, exporters have blamed the slump on financial crunch due to the delay in getting GST refunds and reduction in duty drawback rates under the new regime.

Ahmedabad: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi may wax eloquent that his campaign had forced the Narendra Modi government to slash the exorbitant rates on nearly 200 items, but the move does not seem to have amused the worst-affected trade and industry in Gujarat.

As workforce diversity increases in the textile and fashion industries in the United States, universities and employers need to reach out to young adults from all backgrounds, including African Americans, to fill new jobs, says Kaye Crippen, professor of the department of merchandising, textiles and design at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (UAPB). 

New Delhi: The GST Council led by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in its 23rd meeting last week made significant changes in the tax rates of mass consumption items.  The Council cut rates on 211 items across all tax brackets.