ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Mannequins at Work

Displaying mannequins in showrooms is a business strategy adopted by all kinds of textile retailers for the promotion of their business. In the modern competitive world, women workers employed as salesgirls in retail textile showrooms are also functioning like living automatons. The fundamental rights and labour rights violations faced by salesgirls employed in the textile retail sector in Kerala are examined, and the genesis of sitting strikes (right to sit) that erupted in Kerala is mapped.

Improving India's Exports Improving India's Exports

India's garment and textile exports are likely to face fresh challenges with the phasing out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement by 2005, as well as several regional trade treaties, such as NAFTA. Strong concerted policy action is needed, following up on the abolition of small-scale industry reservation for the garment sector, to enable it to grow rapidly and provide foreign exchange and employment in the Indian economy.
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