Mayu Saini

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

Retail

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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A weaver making Varanasi cloth on a handloom.

Markets

Guarding Tradition: How India Is Trying to Save Varanasi Weavers

The famed fabric, long used in Indian saris and bridal gowns, is now being taken up by designers worldwide as part of a push by the Indian government.

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raghuvendra rathore wearing a banghgala

Mens Designer Luxury

Does Zegna, Reliance Investment in Rathore Show New Phase for India Luxury Market?

The investment is the first in an Indian brand by the firms, and could show that Western brands at last believe the Indian luxury market is set to take off.

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Garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Government and Trade

What’s Next for Bangladesh?

As the Accord gets a six-month extension and the Alliance gets set to expire in two months, questions continue over how Western brands can ensure worker and factory safety in the Asian country.

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A Visitor is Silhouetted As He Walk Past the Logo of Flipkart at Surge 2016 Event For Startup Businesses at Manpho Convention Centre in Bangalore India 24 February 2016 More Than 400 Startups and 5 000 Attendees From 72 Countries Took Part in This Startups Event to Showcase Their Web Based and Mobile App Based Innovative Products Web Summit and Conference As Part of the Global Startup Ecosystem India BangaloreIndia Business Surge 2016 Bangalore - Feb 2016

Retail

Walmart’s $16B Bet on India

The U.S. retailer will now have more than 60 percent of the Indian fashion e-commerce market after it acquires 77 percent of Flipkart.

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A Visitor is Silhouetted As He Walk Past the Logo of Flipkart at Surge 2016 Event For Startup Businesses at Manpho Convention Centre in Bangalore India 24 February 2016 More Than 400 Startups and 5 000 Attendees From 72 Countries Took Part in This Startups Event to Showcase Their Web Based and Mobile App Based Innovative Products Web Summit and Conference As Part of the Global Startup Ecosystem India BangaloreIndia Business Surge 2016 Bangalore - Feb 2016

Retail

Flipkart Deal Gives Walmart Big Stake in Indian Fashion

The U.S. retailer has taken a 77 percent stake in Flipkart for $16 billion and becomes the market leader in India.

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Sanjay Garg

Designer and Luxury

Sanjay Garg on a Decade in Business and Expansion Plans

The designer discusses his commitment to traditional Indian textiles as well as his plans to open two stores later this year.

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Rana Plaza collapsed on April 24, 2013.

Markets

Five Years After Rana Plaza Disaster, Bangladesh Challenges Still Exist

A study by NYU’s Center for Business and Human Rights recommended a series of further improvement actions that would cost an estimated $1.2 billion to implement.

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A general view of an office of e-commerce company Flipkart, in Bangalore, India, 17 February 2018. According to reports, the United States retailer Walmart Inc is in talks to buy a stake of more than 40 percent, valued at more than the 12 billion US dollars, and will be the biggest deal overseas by Walmart.Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart in Bangalore, India - 17 Feb 2018

Technology

Amazon, Walmart Seen Squaring Off Over India With Flipkart Talks

Amazon is said to be considering an investment in Flipkart, cutting off Walmart’s reported efforts to expand in the key Indian retail market.

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India is undertaking an apparel sizing project in six major areas that could impact how global brands size their clothes for the market.

Government and Trade

Indian Sizing Project Could Force Global Brands to Adapt

The apparel sizing project is expected to be completed by 2021.

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Sunil Sethi, chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India

Designer and Luxury

The Man Behind the Growth of Indian Fashion

Sunil Sethi talks about serving as chairman of the Fashion Design Council of India for a decade.

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An informal garment factory located on the outskirts of the center of Dhaka

Markets

Female Apparel Workers Struggle With Wages, Overtime, Safety, Study Finds

Microfinance Opportunities studied female workers in the apparel industries in India, Cambodia and Bangladesh for a year.

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Manish Arora clothes

Fashion Features

Manish About Town

Manish Arora is launching his new fragrance in March and celebrating a new creative space in India as he marks 10 years of showing at Paris Fashion Week.

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