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WRAP launches Sustainable Clothing Guide

Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), an independent, objective, non-profit team of global social compliance experts dedicated to promoting safe, lawful, humane and ethical manufacturing around the world through, has launched a Sustainable Clothing Guide to help brands and retailers enhance durability and quality of the apparels they produce. The Guide shares simple steps to best practice on how to design, produce, and sell sustainable clothing that lasts longer, and that can easily be repaired and […]


Factory fire in Bangladesh calls for Accord’s renewal

Voice is being raised to extend tenure of Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety, which was established four years ago in the wake of Rana Plaza incident to improve structural, electrical and fire safety in the country’s garment factories. The Accord, which is due to end in May 2018, is currently in the process of being renegotiated. Talks on extension have been triggered by fire breakout in Pakiza Textile factory in Savar earlier this […]


Intertek’s Total Quality Assurance, a big boost for garment industry

At a time when Quality Assurance is gaining precedence over Quality Control in the apparel manufacturing, Intertek – a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide through its network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and a dedicated workforce of over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries – is re-defining the industries with its Total Quality Assurance proposition. While addressing representatives from a range of industries including leading retailers, brands, manufacturers of […]


Amazon conducts workshops for SMBs in India

Global e-commerce company Amazon is organizing workshops focusing on its Global Selling Programme for Small and Medium Businesses (SMBs) in New Delhi and Mumbai (India) today. Hundreds of small businesses are expected to attend the workshop, which will impart training to Indian sellers to sell their products to consumers across the globe. The workshop will witness participation from entrepreneurs across regional product categories including health and personal care, beauty, leather bags, and private apparel brands […]


Lee and Rock & Republic get new President

Chris Waldeck has been appointed as the new President of Lee and Rock & Republic brands. This was announced in a release issued by the company. Waldeck has more than 20 years of industry experience. He was most recently the company’s Vice President and General Manager and was responsible for brand marketing, merchandising, public relations, finance, operations and led a growth platform across wholesale, retail and e-commerce channels. Also Read – VF Corporation prohibits use […]


Kochi (India) to host garment trade fair from June 6

Kochi in Indian state of Kerala is gearing up to hold the 11th edition of garment trade fair by Apparel Manufacturers of India (AMI) from June 6. According to reports, over 60 well-known apparel brands such as Big Brother, Diya Design Studio, Baaniz (Mangalam), Femi Design and Tosro Shirts are expected to participate in the event. The three-day trade show will serve as an opportunity for the exhibitors to attract retailers and MBO’s across Kerala, […]


Apparel brands need to publicize their supplier list: Report

“More apparel companies should join 17 prominent apparel brands that have aligned with an important new transparency pledge,” a coalition of unions and human rights and labour rights advocates said in a joint report issued today. The pledge makes the companies committed to publish information that will help advocates, workers, and consumers to find out where their products are made. Coming ahead of the fourth anniversary of the Rana Plaza building collapse disaster in Bangladesh, […]


7th edition of Bangladesh concludes successfully

The seventh edition of Bangladesh ended on March 2 at Hotel Radisson, Dhaka on a positive note. Exhibitors from Bangladesh, Brazil, Spain, India, Pakistan, Turkey, Hong Kong and China showcased their S/S’18 collections in the two-day event built on the theme – Denim Mashup – amply manifested in look and feel, right from the Trend Zone to Exhibition Hall with each and every ingredient of the show in a mashup form, be it the […]


Children, Baby Maternity Expo India 2017 ends successfully

The 5th edition of the uniquely positioned Children, Baby Maternity Expo (CBME) India 2017, held in Mumbai from April 11-13 brought together more than 100 exhibitors and over 350 major Indian and global brands.   The expo included world-renowned brands like Chicco, MeeMee, Mother Touch, Sunehri Exports, Cozy N Safe, Florite Baby, Hiplik, BabyCenterIndia, Pooja Creation, Adore Baby, Kaboos, Sebamed, Tiny Bee, Rikang, GAIA Skin Naturals amongst others. Enthusiastic participation from nine countries including China, […]


Furthering the cause of Corporate and Social Responsibility

Taking cognisance of the need and importance of CSR, many companies have already started implementing CSR in their respective entities. Critics though are not very impressed with the aims and objectives of this very exercise in many cases, with some even pointing out that CSR as practised by a lot of companies are actually completely divorced from reality, aimed more at gaining PR and brand building, rather than to address the core issues that really […]


Landes to start denim label manufacturing in Bangladesh

If everything goes as planned, Bangladesh would soon be able to serve the world quality denim labels. Germany-based Landes Global (earlier known as Landes, which was rechristened Landes Global in 2012 with the merger of Landes Germany, Landes Canada and Landes Hong Kong) with 60 years’ experience in denim label (patches) – PU, Leather and Paper, alongside trims, leather products, zipper pulls, cord stoppers, hand tags and elbow patches, is all set to start manufacturing […]

April 1, 2017


Challenges for wholesalers/importers

In the present scenario when ‘reshoring’, ‘nearshoring’, ‘offshoring’ are the buzzwords, and it has become important for buyers to justify why they are sourcing from a particular destination, consolidation of vendors as well as exploring of new vendors is continuously going on. In the processes, wholesalers/importers are facing many challenges when sourcing from Indian vendors; and though these clients of Indian exporters loudly appreciate the improvements being made by their vendors, they admit that there […]


Secret of successful business with wholesalers/importers – innovative product at competitive price

Working with several wholesalers and importers across 3 European countries, Dr. G. Loganathan, Managing Director, The Imperial, Tirupur in an exclusive interaction with team Apparel Online, details the challenges, pluses and relevance of commitment in today’s business scenario, while sharing the enriching experience he has had working closely with wholesalers/importers and retailers. Already sourcing products worth over US $ 5.5 million from the country, the company is exploring options to expand their market reach to […]


Buying houses working with wholesalers/importers bringing regular business to the country

There are many buying houses/buying agents in India who are working with wholesalers and importers. Some of them do have apprehensions and admit that on some point working with this segment is even difficult for buying houses. But they vehemently deny that compromises are made in quality, as suggested by some exporters. None of the buying house representatives acknowledged that wholesalers/importers ever accept any lacking on quality. Following all the standard parameters of quality, they […]


Alpex Exports assured of substantial growth in knitting industry

Alpex Exports, Ludhiana, a well-known name for its versatile range of needles, sinkers, jack sliders and yarns, is showing remarkable growth in the textile industry. The company is the sole Indian distributor of Samsung Knitting Needles, a Korean manufacturer of knitting components and spare parts. To have stronger relations with its clients and to add new customers, it recently participated in events like Knit-Tech, Tirupur and GMMSA Expo, Ludhiana getting very positive response from visitors. […]

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