Design, production and consumption of apparel that increases resale, subscription, renting and reuse of clothes using safe and renewable materials is a growing trend, according to a new research brief by the ILO.
Small and medium business-to-customer shopping fairs have been restarting over the past month as local lockdowns lifted across India, but the continued second wave of the virus has seen numerous events cancelled again.
Rajasthan’s chief minister Ashok Gehlot has praised trade representatives in the retail and wholesale sectors for their successful campaign to have their industries included in the government’s new MSME definition.
Sales of handloom textile Khadi declined by 16% year-on-year in the 2021 financial year as the sector felt the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. Village Industries goods, however, saw sales increase in FY21.
The Federation of Indian Micro and Small and Medium Enterprises has urged the government to enable micro, small, and medium enterprises to stay afloat by allowing them to offer home delivery during lockdown.