‘Fabindia Flouted Khadi Mark Norms’

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Kolkata: The Khadi and Vil­lage In­dus­tries Com­mis­sion (KVIC) has come down heav­ily on Fabindia for sell­ing its ready-made cot­ton gar­ments as Khadi prod­ucts with­out getting proper ap­provals from the govern­ment body.

The no­tice said that on a care­ful scru­tiny of the gar­ments and price tag sold by Fabindia as Khadi, it was ob­served that Fabindia la­belled gar­ments as ‘Fabindia Cot­ton’.

The sale of fab­ric/gar­ments by unau­thori- sedly us­ing the name of ‘Khadi’ with­out ob­tain­ing Khadi mark regis­tra­tion from KVIC, in com­pli­ance of the pro­vi­sions of Khadi Mark regis­tra­tion, is in the con­tra­ven­tion of the pro­vi­sions of the Khadi Mark reg­u­la­tion and as such the same is un­law­ful,” read the no­tice.

Ac­knowl­edg­ing re­ceipt of the no­tice to ET, Viney Singh, CEO, Fabindia said, “We are in re­ceipt of the no­tice and have re­sponded to KVIC, re­quest­ing a meet­ing with the des­ig­nated au­thor­i­ties to un­der­stand the is­sues that have been raised, and to re­solve them.”

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