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Technology and Sustainability – Growth drivers for Wear Well…

Multi-pronged growth strategies, adherence to standards and compliance, structural changes for building a team, innovations through product development, and adoption of technological advancements to improve production efficiency are the factors that helped Wear Well India Pvt. Ltd. to become a US $ 25 million turnover company in the last one decade. Being a Delhi-NCR-based garment export house, it has a clear vision to keep moving with a planned 50,000 square feet factory in Noida and […]

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New centre in Sri Lanka to train youth for garment industry

A collaborative initiative between Security Force Headquarters-Mullaittivu (SFHQ-MLT) and the District Secretary for Mullaittivu and garment industrialists to establish a new garment factory in Sri Lanka has given a pathway to a new training centre. The training centre has been launched in order to train potential 35 ladies and youths who are later expected to join the garment industry. Introduced by Global Design Tex (Pvt.) Ltd., the training centre will provide garment industry job opportunities […]

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3D printing of machine parts: A research initiative by NIFT

Spare parts and attachments are the vital components of a sewing machine which keep it running. In a conventional scenario, where machine sellers do not often stock original spare parts, machine agents come into play. Machine agents play a significant role between technology providers and technology users by providing machines and its spare parts. However, they only keep in stock the commonly used components, which is the case why apparel manufacturers often face a difficult […]

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TAL Apparel improves efficiency via Nutanix solutions

Apparel manufacturer TAL Apparel was finding it tough to keep with the pace of its business expansion in Asia. Complex issues in IT infrastructure and shortage of skilled IT talent in local markets added to the woes. That’s when the company adopted Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform by Nutanix, a leader in enterprise cloud computing. The solution has helped the apparel manufacturer in reducing time required for IT infrastructure management, and focus more on leading innovations […]

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Designing a Lean Process – III: Devise a Department-wide Strategy

Lean has become a key transformational buzzword in the apparel manufacturing industry. However, a lot of confusion exists in understanding the principles and applying them practically on the shopfloor. Understanding the connection between strategy and principles is key to implementing Lean on the shopfloor. In this article series, Anand Deshpande, Founder & CEO, Admaa Consulting connects the principles with measurables and the strategy to achieve these measurables on the apparel shopfloor. In short, providing a […]

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American Apparel to let shoppers choose ‘Made in USA’ clothing

Montreal, Canada-based Gildan Activewear – owner of American Apparel – has announced that it will stay true to American Apparel’s domestic manufacturing roots while still offering the lower-cost wares that Gildan makes in other countries. “There are consumers who really want ‘Made in USA’ so we are going to cater to those consumers,” said Gildan’s Chief Executive Officer, Glenn Chamandy, adding, “But there are consumers that didn’t want to pay the actual price but they love the […]

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Apparel manufacturer Hansae selects BlueCherry Shop Floor Control solution

Apparel manufacturers Hansae International S.A. and Hansae Haiti S.A. have selected CGS’s BlueCherry® Shop Floor Control solution to improve productivity, quality and labour-related compliance of its manufacturing operations in Nicaragua and Haiti. CGS is a New York-based global provider of business applications, enterprise learning and outsourcing services. The shop floor control solution provides powerful tools that automate the collection and reporting of production, enabling real-time shop floor visibility and control, improving factory operations and productivity […]

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Digital feed in sewing machine: A fad or a useful feature…?

During a technology fair, the sewing machine manufacturers try to come up with impressive new features to attract buyers. While the automation-related innovations are shown in exhibitions in developed markets like US and Europe, quality- and productivity-related innovations are shown in exhibitions for developing markets like Asia. Ever since Brother displayed S-7300A lockstitch machine two years ago, there has been a mixed response from users, if not overwhelming. However, probably assessing the immense value it […]

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Simparel acquires Shopfloor Support LLC

Simparel Inc., a leading developer and marketer of next-generation business solutions for fashion and consumer goods brands, manufacturers and vertical retailers, has announced strategic acquisition of real-time Shop Floor Control (SFC) developer Shopfloor Support LLC. “Since we first saw the fresh thinking that Shopfloor Support was bringing to manufacturing, we knew that we had to be a part of taking this exciting technology to the fashion market. With the full global resources of Simparel now […]

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Labour shortage pushes India Today Fashions to start factory in Gurgaon

Though Jaipur (India) is a cost-effective garment manufacturing hub, especially when compared to Delhi-NCR, but labour shortage is an issue there which forced India Today Fashions, an apparel exporter based in the region, to start a new unit in Gurgaon (Haryana). The company is well aware with extra cost of production that it will have to bear in Gurgaon, coupled with logistic cost and that it will have to coordinate from Jaipur…, but as the […]

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ATDC to host creative workshops across India

India’s Apparel Training & Design Centre (ATDC) as part of Admission Awareness Campaign for the B.Voc courses in Apparel Manufacturing and Entrepreneurship, Fashion Design and Retail will be organising Free Creative Workshops at ATDC centres across the country. The first workshop will be held on 28th of April, 2017 at ATDC Gurgaon. The one-day creative workshop on Fashion Going Digital will be focused on the impact of Digital Media in Fashion. The unique ‘machine & […]

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American Apparel making goods outside US for first time

Gildan Activewear has confirmed that American Apparel is manufacturing apparels outside of the US for the first time in its 28-year history, losing its ground on ‘Made in USA’ ethics. Once claimed to be the largest domestic apparel maker of the US, the fashion retailer is now producing shirts in Honduras and Nicaragua. It may be mentioned here that Gildan, in January, bought American Apparel at auction for US $ 88 million. According to Gildan, […]

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Cupid Intimates witnesses 1.5% rise in material savings with Tukatech

Leading manufacturer of intimate apparels, Cupid Intimates understands the importance of being flexible to the ever-changing industry conditions and has chosen TUKAcad, TUKAcutplan and SMARTmark to streamline design process in order to improve lead-time.  “We have been using specialized cutting and CAD technologies for over 20 years. Our four custom built cutters, capable of cutting 126 inches wide, were aging and we needed to further improve for even wider fabrics to get the best possible utilization of materials. We knew Tukatech offers […]

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Designing a Lean Process – II

Lean has become a key transformational buzzword in the apparel manufacturing industry. However, a lot of confusion exists in understanding the principles and applying them practically on the shopfloor. Understanding the connection between strategy and principles is key to implementing LEAN on the shopfloor. In this series of articles, Anand Deshpande, Founder and CEO – Admaa Consulting connects the principles with measurables and strategy to achieve those measurables on the apparel shopfloor. In short, it […]

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Focus International opts for Visual End2End software

Focus International, part of the JD Sports Fashion PLC, and leaders in the design and distribution of footwear and apparel, has selected Visual End2End software suite by Visual Next UK to implement a new suite of software products and enable smoother processes across the business, from the sample stage through to dispatch. Andrew Ward, Operations Director, Focus International said, “Being a true ‘omnichannel’ business selling via ecommerce, direct to retail customers, concessions and wholesale, we […]

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