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Global apparel retailers to source more from India

Global retailers are expected to step up sourcing from India as other major destinations such as Cambodia and Bangladesh slip amid concerns over compliance and labour issues.

Last week, Japanese apparel retailer Uniqlo sought a tie-up with Indian garment makers. Others, such as Gap, Decathlon, H&M, Zara and Marks & Spencer, are already sourcing from India.

The Apparel Export Promotion Council said Uniqlo had asked it to identify the 10 largest domestic clothes manufacturers and exporters with whom the Japanese firm could tie up for exports.