Mayu Saini

A look from SGBG Atelier made in India.

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Two Indian Designers Use Local Crafts to Be Globally Nimble

Shivam Punjya of Behno and Surya Giri of SGBG Atelier are both tapping Indian handcraft to build international fashion brands.

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Models at the Indian Textile Ministry's fashion show at the Elephanta caves.


India Aims to Spark Growth in Nation’s Textile Sector

The textile ministry mounted an event at the 2,000-year-old Elephanta caves, a UNESCO World Heritage site, to showcase the country’s designers and textile artisans.

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Walmart took a majority stake in Flipkart in India last year.


Walmart, Amazon React to New India E-commerce Rules

The two leading e-commerce players in India were forced to remove scores of products from their sites.

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LV shop at DLF Emporio, Delhi

Business Features

Remember the BRICS?

The bloc of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa is looking at ways to strengthen their luxury and fashion collaboration.

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India’s Knitwear Capital Strives to Ensure Its Future

Tirupur, in southern India, has 5,000 factories — but its focus on cotton is resulting in challenges.

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Priyanka Chopra in Jani Sandeep Khosla and Nick Jonas in Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.

Designer and Luxury

The Designers Behind the Chopra-Jonas Wedding, and More

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla created the outfits and the decor for the Priyanka Chopra-Nick Jonas wedding — as well as that of Isha Ambani to billionaire Anand Piramal.

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In the years since the Accord and Alliance were created, millions of dollars have been spent to improve conditions for factory workers.

Government and Trade

As Alliance Exits, Accord Faces Battle in Bangladesh

While the Alliance gets ready to leave, the Accord is struggling for an extension.

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Shoppers at a FLFL-operated Central department store.


India’s Festive Season: A Boon for Retailers

E-commerce giants Flipkart and Amazon saw exponential growth, but brick-and-mortar retailers performed strongly as well.

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One of the designs shown during the Ministry of Textiles' show of five Australian designers.

Designer and Luxury

India Fashion Week: A New Sponsor — and a New Strategy

The event added two days of direct-to-consumer sales, while herbal beauty brand Lotus Makeup signed on as the main sponsor.

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Shoppers at a FLFL-operated Central department store.


Millennials Seen Driving India’s Retail Growth

India has the world’s largest Millennial population in absolute terms, totaling more than 440 million. These account for 34 percent of the country’s total population.

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Government and Trade

Global Footwear Brands Re-Strategize After India Boosts Import Duties

The government boosted import duties on footwear and jewelry after the Indian rupee hit record lows.

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Indian Lgbt (lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender) Rights Activist Shout Slogans As They Attend a Gathering in New Delhi India on 11 December 2013 India's Top Court Ruled That Homosexuality is Illegal Dealt a Setback to the Gay Lesbian and Transgender Communities a Two-judge Bench of the Supreme Court Reversed a Landmark 2009 Verdict by the Delhi High Court Which Said Consensual Sex Between Adults of the Same Sex was not a Criminal Offense According the Indian Penal Code a 148-year-old Law That Dates Back to British Colonial Rule Same-sex Relationships Are an Unnatural Offence Punishable by a 10-year Jail Term India New DelhiIndia Supreme Court Reinstates Gay Sex Ban - Dec 2013

Business Features

Indian Fashion World Celebrates Court’s Historic Decision

Following the Supreme Court’s lifting of a ban on gay sex, designers said the key now is for acceptance of the LGBT community outside the country’s major metropolitan areas.

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Bangladeshi garment workers shout slogans during a protest rally blocking a road in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 14 September 2018. According to media reports, workers from ready-made garment factories rejected the government's decision to raise their minimum monthly wage to 8,000 as they demanded instead a minimum monthly wage up to 16,000, for an estimate of 4.4 million garment workers.Garment workers stage demonstration over minimum wage in Bangladesh, Dhaka - 14 Sep 2018

Government and Trade

Protests Break Out Over Bangladesh Minimum Wage

The government has authorized an increase of 51 percent, but apparel industry representatives are sticking to their demand of a 100 percent boost.

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Models in Monisha Jaising at Lakme Absolute Grand Finale.

Designer and Luxury

Lakme Fashion Week Sees Growing Sponsorships

The fashion week saw a 40 percent increase in sponsorships, both of the overall shows and of individual designers.

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Govind Shrikhande


Driving India’s Leading Department Store Chain Shoppers Stop

Govind Shrikhande has led Shoppers Stop for the last ten years as president and ceo and takes a look at some of the factors facing the $700 billion Indian retail market.

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