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Three start-up units in apparel export arena; niche products their success route

In a time when established Indian apparel exporters are finding it difficult to survive because of the near recessionary market, few young companies are not only entering into apparel export market, but are growing too. All these companies have a niche focus, participate at international sourcing fairs and are also exploring new customers from across the world for further growth. Meet Tushar Sharma, an IIT Delhi pass-out… Rather than exploring engineering, he forayed into designer […]

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Shivalik Prints: A company that believes in taking challenges

Producing 50 tonnes of knitted fabric per day and processing 98 per cent of its in-house to convert into 2,00,000 knitted garments for exports by the end of the day is just not the only thing that makes Shivalik Group the largest knitting company in northern India. Apart from the available water recycling facilities, its processing units are solar equipped which generate 1.5 MW power and is headed to become the largest biologically zero-discharge apparel factory in […]

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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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Bir Horizons creating niche in rotary printing

Being one of the top fabric manufacturing and process houses in Delhi-NCR region, Bir Horizons is known for its knitting, dyeing, rotary printing, raising and sueding capabilities. The company derives its strength from real assets – manpower and experienced management, besides manufacturing in-house fabric with installed machines to deliver an array of premium quality fabrics. In conversation with Apparel Online, Jasbir Singh, MD of Bir Horizons shares how Delhi-NCR is growing as a knitting hub […]

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Aquarelle standardizing systems across the globe

A foreign company by origin, but an Indian company by team, Bangalore based Aquarelle is a benchmark example of how to run a global company using standardised procedures and processes. The casual wear division of CIEL Textile Group, Mauritius, Aquarelle has even standardized the machines used on the production floor across all factory locations along with their model numbers and brands, according to the operations. The company believes in presenting a global face and it […]

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140 workers on strike at Tri Star Apparel Exports over unpaid wages

Around 140 workers at the Tri Star Apparel Exports garment factory in Sri Lanka have staged a protest over unpaid wages and a number of problems including delayed salaries, unpaid gratuity to retired workers, company’s failure to contribute to social security fund as required by law, and other. Commerce and Industrial Workers Union (CIWU) members and workers at the factory went on a strike when the wages for the month of October 2016 that were […]

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Moving one step forward, Sekawati Group (Eco Future Bags) adopting solar energy

Jaipur-based exporters are generally not known to be very active on the sustainability front, but Sekawati Group (Eco Future Bags) which is completing 25 years of its foundation, is an exceptional company. Manufacturing only 100 per cent cotton bags and exporting mainly to Canada, the US, UK and Japan, the company is making a variety of sustainable bags for all top-end and mass brands of the world including for the likes of Adidas and Walmart. […]

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Zas Apparels moves out of Dhaka to overcome operational challenges

One amongst the first to shift out of Dhaka to set up garment manufacturing facilities, Zas Apparels, in a way was a trendsetter. This transition was not smooth, as Narayangong area at that time was a remote corner. Lot many bottlenecks have been removed since then, but many operational challenges still remain. Zakirul Alam, Director – Zas Apparels (Pvt.) Ltd., in a one-on-one with Team Apparel Online, discussed the challenges faced when establishing manufacturing facilities […]

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Goodwill Impex, Jaipur (India) investing in upgradation

Working mainly in overseas markets and little for organized Indian retailers like Reliance Retail etc., Goodwill Impex, Jaipur is improving its infrastructure and exploring new markets. Vimal Shah, MD of the company informed, “It will cost us almost Rs. 75 lakh to upgrade as we have plans to replace almost 300 stitching machines with energy-efficient servo motor based advance machines and also adding new machinery for value addition like multi-head embroidery and some other machines.” […]

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Renaissance Group: Remains competitive to continuously evolve…

Beginning their journey as Araf Apparels, a garment and apparel sourcing house, the Renaissance Group (RG) has grown into a massive vertically-integrated US $ 200 million apparel manufacturing enterprise. Predominantly, a knits product manufacturer, RG is also majorly producing sweaters and shirts under 6 different group companies employing 22,000 workers. Md. Shahriar Alam, Chairman, Renaissance Group gave a fresh insight into the use of technology and systems to achieve operational excellence in an exclusive interview […]

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Aquarelle getting the best out of India with clear ‘glocal’ strategy

The Indian garment manufacturing industry has never been a hot bed for investment by foreign enterprises and there are very few success stories to emulate. Yet, Aquarelle the casual shirts division of the Mauritius-based CIEL Textile Group (Apparel Division) which has 20 factories located in four countries – Mauritius, Madagascar, India and Bangladesh, is a growing company which is proud to be Indian by team but international in its functioning. The Team of Apparel Online […]

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Indonesian textile & garment exporter Pan Brothers on expansion mode

Indonesia-based textile and garment exporter Pan Brothers is planning to issue a US $ 200 million bonds to fund business expansion and repay debts. The bonds will be guaranteed by the company and its subsidiaries, Pan Brothers said in a statement.  The management team at Pan Brothers added, “The company needs to fund its factory construction to further increase production. One of the planned funding scheme is through this bond issuance.” Also Read – Pan […]

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Relocation impediments… The how and where of relocation

In principle everyone agrees that factories should move into new regions where the manpower is easily available and also that some basic requirements are essential to set up a factory which the local Governments should assist in as Naseer Humayun, MD, Indian Designs says: The Government has to understand that in the process of setting up a garment unit there is a huge investment done by an entrepreneur to develop skills in people who hitherto […]

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Indian apparel exporter Team Krian taking initiatives for its staff

Noida (India)-based apparel manufacturer and exporter Team Krian, founded by Vivek Gupta, has recently taken a few interesting measures which are quite positive and motivating for its operators and other staff at shop floor… “It is now compulsory for all the supervisors to remember the names of operators of their lines as company management believes that it is a symbol of respect when seniors call all their operators by names. Also, it’s been made clear […]

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Sewing operator dies of electrocution in garment factory

A sewing operator named Hareram (24) at Orient Craft (Noida, India) died of electrocution when he was about to start his work for the day. According to his co-workers, Hareram got drenched in rain and the moment he put on the lights, the electric supply ran into the sewing machine and into his body. He was immediately rushed to hospital but by that time nothing much was left to be done. A local police officer […]

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