‘Fabindia Flouted Khadi Mark Norms’
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.”