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Masood Textile Mills in Faisalabad, Pakistan.

Government and Trade

Cotton Prices Decline, Volatility Persists

Supply and demand issues remain for growers and sewers.

clock May 24, 2011Mahlia S. Lone and Mian Ridge and Arthur Friedman

Government and Trade

High Cotton Prices Seen Hitting India Garment Exports

The country’s exports in monetary terms are still seen rising 6 percent this year.

clock February 23, 2011Mian Ridge

An employee working at a cotton factory in Mauayama, India.

Government and Trade

India’s Cotton Yarn Export Cap Solicits Mixed Reaction

Some claim the timing of the limit could be problematic.

clock December 6, 2010Mian Ridge


Indian Apparel Workers to Strike

Apparel factories across India will close down today to protest rising domestic cotton prices.

clock November 19, 2010Mian Ridge

Ellcot Spinning Mill


Cotton Prices Hit New High

Demand for cotton has outstripped supply in most parts of the world.

clock October 26, 2010Liza Casabona and Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Mahlia S. Lone and Mian Ridge

The Indian textile industry is concerned about the image of excess child labor.

Government and Trade

Child Labor Issue Rankles Indian Industry

Indian manufacturers concerned about presence on DOL watch lists, while some U.S. companies say information helps them operate responsibly.

clock September 21, 2010Liza Casabona and Mian Ridge

Bonded child laborers working at a “zari” (thread made from wire) factory were rescued during a joint operation by police and a nongovernmental organization in New Delhi in December.

Government and Trade

India’s Apparel Industry Fears Boycott

Child labor abuses spark worry among manufacturers.

clock August 17, 2010Mian Ridge

The Century Textiles and Industries Ltd. textile mill in Jhagadia.

Government and Trade

Indian Cotton Harvest May Benefit Manufacturers

Lower apparel prices could be in the offing.

clock August 3, 2010Mian Ridge

Government and Trade

India Lifts Cotton Export Ban

Move had been made to ease domestic cotton prices.

clock May 25, 2010Mian Ridge

Indian farm hands pluck cotton at a field in Badarkha village.

Government and Trade

India at Center of Cotton Conundrum

Indian government bans cotton exports to boost domestic apparel production.

clock May 18, 2010Mian Ridge


Fashion Features

India Fashion Weeks Focus on East and West

Traditional Indian fabrics, from dull jute to glistening raw silk, were transformed into edgy, Western designs at fashion shows in Delhi and Mumbai.

clock April 7, 2010Mian Ridge

Designer and Luxury

Report Plots India’s Luxury Potential

India could become a leading market for luxury goods in Asia over the next decade, according to report by research firm Sanford C. Bernstein Limited.

clock April 5, 2010Mian Ridge

An embroidery plant in Bangladesh.

Government and Trade

Satellites Circling China’s Domain: The Year Ahead

In Asia, new regions are beginning to challenge China’s dominance in apparel manufacturing.

clock January 28, 2010Liza Casabona and Kathleen E. McLaughlin and Jahir Ahmed and Mian Ridge

Shantanu Goenka

Designer and Luxury

India Fashion Week Focuses on Tradition

At India Fashion Week, the strong Indian flavor of the shows this season suggested designers here are gaining confidence in homegrown styles.

clock November 12, 2009Mian Ridge

Fashion Features

Lakme Fashion Week Displays Simple and Opulent Apparel

Indian designers displayed their range and versatility at Lakme Fashion Week in Mumbai.

clock October 14, 2009Mian Ridge

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