| India : High cotton prices hit CCI business plans (October 14, 10)|
Government-owned Cotton Corporation of India (CCI), which was keen to buy cotton directly from farmers at a minimum support price varying from 2,000 (short staple) to 4,200 (extra long staple) per quintal, finds no business now with wholesale prices at record 4,400 per quintal.
| Ghana : Govt mulls privatizating Juapong Textile Factory (October 13, 10)|
The government of Ghana is reviewing the proposals for the privatization of Juapong Textile Factory. The factory has been facing a number of hurdles since 2005.
| India : Textiles, textures and techniques (October 13, 10)|
If Melange stands for a mixture/ medley or just an assortment of things, so was the fashion event that kick started the two-day exhibition. From bridal bling to earthy, unconventional garments in handlooms, there was something for everyone. The opening sequence was in tune with the festive season and showcased wedding collection that had bling written all over it.
| Pakistan : EU facility brightens export prospects: APTMA (October 13, 10)|
Pakistan textiles would earn $4 billion additional this year only on increase in its locally produced basic raw material (cotton) rates, while another $1 billion would be added due to EU tariff concessions taking the textile exports to $15 billion.
| India : After food & shelter, apparel prices rising too: Citi research (October 13, 10)|
Prices of 'kapada' (clothing) are fast catching up with the trend of rising prices of 'roti' (food) and 'makaan' (shelter), owing to a spurt in cotton rates, according to a study.
| India : Readymade cotton garment cos to hike prices by 10-20% (October 13, 10)|
Unable to absorb the astronomical rise in raw cotton prices, major readymade garment brands have decided to pass on the additional input cost burden to customers, hiking the rates for their cotton- based apparel by 10-20 per cent.