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Max Mara’s IMAX selects Centric PLM

IMAX, a manufacturing division of iconic Italian fashion company Max Mara, has selected Centric Software PLM solution to increased efficiency which will reduce internal costs and time to market. The company’s previous ERP was lacking visibility and there was a duplication of information across various systems and programs, creating inefficiencies and confusion. “The tools we had been using for many years were no longer up to date and were not sophisticated enough for our business […]

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‘Progen’ by AEPC – An initiative for GenNext

To promote leadership among the young generation involved in Indian apparel export industry, Apparel Export Promotion Council’s (AEPC) initiative ‘Progen’ was launched recently. AEPC is the apex body of Indian apparel export industry. So far, Progen has 108 members across India, divided into 8 zones. Each Zonal Head will attend the Executive Committee (EC) meeting of AEPC, exchange ideas with other members of Progen, and share their views with the EC. The primary target for […]

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India’s Satya Knitwears to start its own processing plant

Exporting tees to clients like Superdry in England and Switzerland, Ludhiana’s (India) emerging apparel exporter Satya Knitwears (associated with knitting machine supplier firm PK International and having started apparel business 3 months ago) is coming up with its own processing plant. The company which was manufacturing fabric for others for over two decades has started sales directly two years ago. Today, it has fabric manufacturing capacity of 8 lakh kgs per month and consumes mostly […]

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Small, but growing, buying houses of Tirupur

Some of the small, but growing, buying agents/buying houses in Tirupur are moving aggressively in their business. Recently, Apparel Online met three such companies and observed that despite their limited resources, they are geared up to grab their share of business in the Tirupur region which is dominated by bigger exporters as well as offices of various overseas brands/buyers. One of them, Miami Exports also has its own small manufacturing unit of 65 machines in the […]

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Levi Strauss opens its innovation lab for all

US-based denim retailer Levi Strauss has unveiled the technology behind product design and development by launching the online Eureka Innovation Lab 360° Experience, an interactive behind-the-scenes view of the brand’s denim atelier of the future. Customers will now have a chance to take a virtual tour throughout the innovation facility to reveal insights into the innovation, know-how and craftsmanship that go into the development of a pair of jeans, and explore industrial-sized washing machines, a laser […]

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Afghan apparel industry faces ‘order crunch’

Afghanistan apparel industry is facing a serious sluggishness in getting orders as foreign manufacturers are taking away the major share. Industrial Union of Afghanistan has informed that currently only US $ 15 million worth of orders have been received by the garment factories located in Kabul, the national capital of the country. “Contracts are mostly given to Chinese and Pakistani garment factories, while our country has enough capacity to produce those materials,” said Abdul Rahman […]

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Gildan Activewear to manufacture American Apparel clothing in US

Canada-based Gildan Activewear Inc., a global manufacturer and marketer of quality family apparel, has secured US-based contractors to make fabrics and sew garments for key American Apparel styles offered to the wholesale market. The brand will also leverage its global manufacturing capabilities to produce certain American Apparel styles abroad. “We will have American Apparel product that is made in the USA for customers who value that aspect of the brand’s heritage, and we’ll also have […]

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Authorities yet to take action against illegal garment units in TN, India

Authorities in Indian state of Tamil Nadu are yet to take a concrete action against those apparel units that are operating illegally from residential areas. These units involved in apparel production related activities have emerged as serious threat to environment as they are discharging of untreated effluents into the open and drains. People living in the vicinity have also become victim of these illegal operations. These companies have employed many labourers without any verification. “Responsibility […]

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Jharkhand (India) Govt. starts identifying land for garmenting units

Jharkhand (India) Government has started identifying land for the implementation of MoUs signed to establish garment manufacturing units during the recently held Global Investors’ Summit. 210 MoUs were signed during the Summit. Rajbala, Chief Secretary of Jharkhand is ensuring that the industries should be set up maximum on Government land and that minimum rayyat land is acquired and used for the purpose. “If rayyat’s land will be required, the Government will pay four times more […]

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Wintex Resources geared up for another positive year with cutting solutions from FK Group

Uplifting the number of installations of Super Jeans cutter and spreader, an amalgamation of German technology and Italian precision by FK Group, from 40 last year to nearly100 installations currently, Wintex Resources has achieved an upbeat result in terms of market and competitiveness. “Out of 100 installations, many of them are complete cutting room solutions for denim and knit. We are now the top-rated supplier in the country. Market for automated cutting room solutions is […]

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GTE 2017 to kick off on March 3

The 24th edition of Garment Technology Expo (GTE), India’s largest show of garment technology, will open its doors on 3rd-6th March, 2017 at NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla, New Delhi, India. Spread over an area of 70,000 sq. mt., the four-day event will witness around 19,300 visitors from India and overseas. Over 800 companies and brands from 18 countries will display new product launches, new innovations, product upgrades, and live product demonstrations under the categories – […]

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UK’s apparel and textile exports up 7%

Increased interest in heritage UK manufacturing, the creativity of British fashion designers and the importance of the UK as a key apparel trading hub have reportedly led to surge in apparel and textile exports from the UK by 7 per cent from last year and 28 per cent increase since 2012. However, there could be discontinuation from the trend ahead as the country extricates itself from its long-term membership of the EU. Also Read – […]

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Armenia’s T&C sector gets US $ 2 million boost from UNIDO

Armenian Government and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) have inked an agreement worth US $ 2 million to implement the second phase of the project titled, “Improving Competitiveness of Export-Oriented Industries in Armenia through Modernization and Market Access” to boost the country’s textile, garment and leather sectors. The three-year second phase of the project will develop the industrial linkages of the Armenian garment producers within regional value chains. It will enhance local manufacturers’ […]

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Decoding the challenge of Production Management

StitchWorld is now in its 14th year, and has evolved tremendously in its content and reach. We have graduated from topics like operator and supervisor training to concepts like IoT, M2M and automation, moving towards Robotics and the era of 3D printing and 3D pattern making. Yet, the focus of the magazine has not changed at all – productivity, on-time delivery and quality – still remain at the core; how to achieve these goals is […]

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Anatomy of an Efficient Apparel Production Manager

Innovative methods of marketing and selling of consumer goods are the order of the current business world… Hatching of different business models which aim to fast-spread the marketing and retailing of products are so frequent and similar to the gush of smartphone models. They compete with each other to offer extreme levels of shopping comfort and satisfaction to the consumers. One of the biggest consumer goods, the apparel (sector) is also poised much ahead in […]

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