CBAM Knots in India’s Textile Story
Months after the European Union launched the transitional phase of its Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, the textile sector, though not yet included in the target sectors, in India finds itself highly unprepared for the impact. From challenges posed by environmental compliance demands to rivals’ growth and slow governance support, the industry faces a complex fabric of issues
Ankita Mookherjee - February 01, 2024
Rathin Roy: Tax Sops, Investments Won’t Erase Growth Fault Lines
Social factors play a big role in preventing development of states, says Rathin Roy, economist and former member of the Prime Minister’s Economic Advisory Council. Critical of the penchant to manufacture for the rich, he calls for a political conversation around the need to address unmet demands for affordable access to basic necessities like healthcare, education, housing and textiles. Edited excerpts:
Parth Singh - February 02, 2024
Gautam Singhania Writes: From Textiles to Realty, Raymond Grew With the Nation
One of Raymond’s many privileges in its 98-year-old journey has been growing with and for India
Gautam Hari Singhania - July 28, 2023
A Statement Lost In Fashion
Clothing brands make claims of being eco-friendly, but is it a trend of greening or greenwashing?
Sneha Kanchan - January 30, 2023
Empowering Women To India’s GDP Growth
Vardhman’s holistic approach encourages women workforce to take on new challenges. A dynamic leader and bold decisions lead a group of women to transform the landscape of one textile industry and the mindset of people.
August 23, 2021
Technically, it could be the pandemic that’s warped the weft
A March 2021 report says that India will see the fastest growth in the technical textiles industry in the APAC region. But much of it could be due to the low-base effect than a gain in market share.
July 06, 2021
How long will the spin around textile stocks last?
Robust demand and better margins make the pandemic year a watershed one for textile players. But the jury is still out on how far the sentiment will hold
V Keshavdev - July 06, 2021
Once shabby, Gokaldas Exports now wears a savvier, more moneyed look
The garment exporter had its closet turned inside out by the new management, who basically just went back to the basics
Krishna Gopalan - November 02, 2020
Why Aarti Industries’ low-cost manufacturing and relationship with MNCs will power its growth
Customers have begun to prefer long-term contracts because they want supply security, reveals managing director Rajendra Gogri
Krishna Gopalan - September 30, 2020
An inconvenient weave
Handloom workers across the country are in distress, but there is no one to hear them
Shailaja Mohapatra - September 04, 2020