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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. […]


Wholesalers/importers’ expectations from Indian exporters

Indian exporters often say that day-by-day buyers’ expectations from them are increasing and these expectations are hard to fulfil. Apparel Online questioned wholesalers/importers on what they are expecting from Indian vendors and how capable and willing are the exporters on these parameters. Most of the expectations of these very important India’s customers seem necessary and something which must be fulfilled. Product development and innovation in designs is one of the biggest expectations for any wholesaler/importer […]


High Street Fashions, Jaipur: Shining in the midst of impossibilities

Being a reputed socks manufacturing company in the hub of womenswear apparels is a rare and difficult business which requires extraordinary determination to achieve success. High Street Fashions, Jaipur, with a business of more than Rs. 50 crore, and which is soon going to complete 25 years of its inception under the effective leadership of Raj Sethia, CEO and MD of the company, is a live example of the same. Raj came to Jaipur with […]


World clothing exports may suffer: IAF Chief

The recent geo political tensions, polarization and populism in a growing number of countries may impact world exports in clothing, stated International Apparel Federation President Han Bekke. “This could easily lead to protectionism and import duties and with that it will not only affect the world exports in clothing (approx. US $ 450 billion), but also the position of many companies and workers worldwide,” said Han Bekke while addressing the China-Asia Textile Forum 2017 in […]

March 14, 2017


Exporters getting value by working with wholesalers/importers

Since last few years, as market conditions have become more difficult, many of the Indian apparel exporters are just focusing on one agenda, ‘machines chalti rehnee chaahiyen’ – machines should not remain idle. And this is one of the main reasons that most of the exporters are working with wholesalers and importers as they have better orders than individual retailers since they are further associated with many retailers/stores. But it is certainly not a cakewalk […]


AO Investigation: Why Jaipur exporters are struggling to even reach Rs. 100 crore-mark?

Some years ago, one well-known Jaipur-based exporter having 3 factories, approached Tesco, H&M and few other such top brands/stores to work with his factories. The factories were even certified but after all this, the top brands refused to work with this Jaipur exporter without specifying the reason, even though the rates offered by the exporter were impressively less from those being offered by exporters in Delhi-NCR. Not the one to be disheartened, the exporter then approached […]


Bringing Value by Quality Printing, DCC launches its ‘Xperience Zone’ in Dhaka

The exclusive ‘Xperience Zone’ created by Dhaval Colour Chem (DCC) in Dhaka recently is much more than a beautiful showroom to display the art of printing. The Zone, which is the brainchild of Dhaval Dadia (Managing Director of DCC Group of Companies) is headed by H N Ashiqur Rahman, Country Manager, DCC, and having headquarters in India, is offering an entire range of printers – screen, digital and sublimation – and the aim is to […]

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