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A Glance of Past and Future of Garment Industry

The much awaited quota phase out by 31-12-2004 has opened a new chapter in the history of international trade which is growing substantially post 2004 which necessitates substantial involvement of productivity & quality. The estimation of the value of international apparel trade by 2010 showed a wide gap. As per the estimates of KSA (Kurt Salmon Associates) the global apparel trade was predicted to touch $200 billion U.S. in year 2000 whereas the study “India the Growth Imperative” (Mc Kinsey 2001) predicted it at $415 U.S. billion. Over 80% of the world’s population will live in the developing countries i.e. 5.94 billion vis-à-vis 1.32 billion that of developed countries (as per Aama predictions). Indeed the global apparel trade has surpassed $ 415 U.S. billion in the year 2010. Many developing countries like India & China that were major apparel exporters have become major markets for ready to wear apparel.   Read more

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How To Recycle Waste Clothes?

Ever thought about how the waste clothes are put to use by government and various organizations after the recycling process? Recycling is the act of processing used materials into new products to prevent waste of potentially useful materials and to reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials. Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” waste hierarchy. Textile recycling is the method of reusing or reprocessing used clothing, fibrous material and clothing scraps from the manufacturing process. Textiles in municipal solid waste are found mainly in discarded clothing, although other sources include furniture, carpets, tires, footwear, and nondurable goods such as sheets and towels.   Read more

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Influence of Organic Cotton Fibres in Textile Industry

Did you know how the textile industries are moving towards usage of organic cotton fibres and fabrics for their apparel production. Most of the textile industries and apparel industries are now using organic fabrics for their environment friendly apparel production and reducing the use of synthetics.    Read more

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