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Threads Incorporation Buying Services’ new product categories will give buyers an extra edge

Threads Incorporation Buying Services, a Delhi-based buying agency, dealing primarily in ladieswear and kids segment, is now planning to expand its product range and aiming to introduce home furnishings and hard goods. The buying agency, established in 2004, is catering to the European market majorly and also eyeing on the US to grow its footprints further in the industry. Amit Vohra, President, Threads Incorporation Buying Services informed Apparel Online, “We are targeting home furnishings in […]

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Buying houses want to work with Jaipur, but…

In last edition of Apparel Online, we highlighted reasons why none of the apparel exporters of Jaipur has achieved the magical turnover of Rs. 100 crore. One of the main reasons according to the industry is that top buying houses do not prefer to work with Jaipur and in fact many have actually said ‘no’ to offers that would allow them the advantage of price. Responding to this article, some of the Gurgaon-based buying houses […]

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Market Fit Dhaka’s success story…

Joining the company in 2006 as a merchandiser, Mohammad Nadim Haider Rouf rose up to the ranks quickly by contributing significantly in increasing the company’s (Bangladesh arm) turnover, which according to him is set to touch US $ 65 million soon. Today, Haider owns 50 per cent stake in Market Fit Dhaka and is its Managing Director. “In 2010, Market Fit was sourcing everything basic. One of the measures I undertook was to introduce an in-house […]

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Amaaaz Group looking for ‘organic’ apparel exporters in India

Mangalore (India)-based Amaaaz Group, which is into sourcing of multiple products across the various industries like minerals, furniture and jewels, is looking for Indian exporters that are able to offer organic apparels with genuine certification. The company is also planning to increase its sourcing from India. Majeed Abdul, MD of the company, who recently visited India International Garment Fair (IIGF) to find such exporters, told Apparel Online, “We are into apparel trade from last three […]

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T. Merchandising Service achieves good growth in outdoor home products

Completing a decade of its operations, Noida-based buying house T. Merchandising Service has observed good growth in outdoor home furnishing products for US market and is further expecting same or even more growth. The company also added new vendors with it in recent months. Founded by Kaiser Roka and Tehmina Yadav, the company is now working with more than 60 vendors from across India on regular basis while almost 120 vendors are associated with it. […]

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Kalp Exim shifting target segment

Change is constant…, and also a strategy for survival and growth. Mumbai-based 22 years old buying house Kalp Exim too adopted the same system to change. Earlier working mainly with wholesalers, the company is now focusing on working with resorts, spas and hotels and those who have their own outlets. In last eight months, it is able to add almost 50 such clients in three countries – Maldives, Mauritius and Bali. Working with 30 vendors […]

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Pranav Textiles to start working as a buying agent again

With some improvement in markets from the Indian perspective and China’s falling share in global apparel export, some of the companies that had moved away from apparel business are coming back. One of them is Pranav Textiles, which is into mainly yarn trading and is now planning to enter into garment export business as a buying agent. P. Suresh Kumar, Owner of the company informed Apparel Online, “Earlier too we were working as a buying […]

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BEE: A small but efficient sourcing company…

A six-year-old buying house driven by a group of young professionals, BEE Bangladesh Clothing with annual turnover of US $ 200,000, which may be small by some standards, works with big names such as Kato, J Brand, Vigoss, Admiral, Etam, Indigoskin, Samurai Jeans, Spalding and Blue-Button, in markets of Europe (except UK), Russia and Japan. Along with apparels, the company also deals in handicrafts – jute and other hand-made products. “We cater to some of […]

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Mexico’s International Apparel & Textile Fair in January; ITPO to hold national participation

India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) is holding country-wide participation at INTERMODA – International Apparel & Textile Fair, slated to be held at Expo Guadalajara Exhibition Centre, Guadalajara (Mexico) from January 17 to 20, 2017. INTERMODA is the continent’s largest specialized exhibition that attracts more than 10,000 businessmen including world’s leading apparel and textile buyers, fashion wear manufacturers, and service providers. Various conferences on colour, textures and fabric as well as fashion shows highlighting new trends […]

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Planning and tactical manoeuvres behind Top Grade’s success in Bangladesh

A readymade garment manufacturing and sourcing company with its manufacturing facilities in Vietnam and liaison (sourcing) offices across the globe, Top Grade International Enterprise Limited established by German entrepreneur Thomas Hebestreit in 1995 is a US $ 600 million entity headquartered in Hong Kong supplying apparel items cutting across geographical locations. “Bangladesh office mainly caters to Lidl, Takko Holding GmbH, Ernsting’s Family and Wappen Men’s Fashion GmbH apart from some Brazilian buyers like Cia Haring, […]

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Indochine International foresees huge opportunities in Vietnam

Two years ago global buying office Indochine International, which has its headquarters in China, strategically decided to substantially expand its operations in Vietnam after establishing its presence firmly in Bangladesh and Cambodia – the other two hubs of cost-effective apparel manufacturer in South-east Asia – along with presence extended into Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia in recent years. Majorly sourcing for Newlook and other top UK retailers, the buying office is also sourcing garments for […]

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Simran & Company in process to add new markets

Eight years old Simran & Company, a Delhi-based sourcing & buying agent is in the process of adding new buyers and new markets. The company, dealing in all kinds of garments and accessories, has a good vendor base, mostly in North India and currently caters to 8 buyers in Europe and North Africa. The buying office is now exploring business opportunities in the Latin American markets and expects that it will be able to provide […]

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57th India International Garment Fair: Spring/Summer 2017 collections attract buyers

Most of the buyers, many of whom are regular visitors seemed satisfied with the displayed products though many did suggest that Indian apparel exporters need to work more on product development and cost competitiveness. Kathreyn of Guru, Canada and a regular visitor to the IIGF, said that exporters need to be truly committed when it comes to delivery time as she has experienced delays in recent years. Many of the new buyers at the event were spending […]

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Need New Buyers…

Adding new buyers is one of the survival mantras for small- and medium-level exporters. While buying offices are of course an option, most of the exporters at this level are looking towards wholesalers/importers from across the world to enhance business, and it is hearting to see that despite the present difficult market conditions most of the wholesalers/importers working with India have added more exporters to their supplier list and are open to adding more in […]

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Buyers very upbeat of 2016…

It has been a very challenging year for the industry but overall the picture has been positive for the apparel segment while the textile segment has not been so upbeat… A report by credit rating agency ICRA in August 2015, based on movement in exports, had predicted that India’s apparel exports for 2015 are likely to increase to US $ 18 billion and to US $ 20 billion in 2016 as against US $ 16.5 […]

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