31 July 2018: As recently reported by The Times of India, top global fashion brands may get hit as the local dyeing industry is facing shortage of dyes due to China importing raw materials, used to make dyes, from India. The news outlet reported, on June 16th, that dyeing factories considered scaling down operations just as orders were pouring in from international markets for the spring 2019 season. The reason? A price hike of dyes by nearly 30 per cent over 10-15 days was making it unsustainable to carry on operations.
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