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Survival is impossible without Government support

Most of the time Apparel Online discusses companies that are growing despite difficult situation with their different strategies, niche products or other such specialties to motivate and create examples to be emulated, but it cannot be ignored that a major part of the industry is struggling or just managing to survive, especially small and medium level companies. To overlook their issues is a disregard to a large section of the industry. Recently Apparel Online had […]

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Amann makes its mark in India

For more than 160 years, Amann Group has been one of the global leaders in high quality sewing and embroidery threads ranging from regular use to high-tech applications. In India also, the Group has made its mark through its level of customer service and high-quality products. In conversation with Apparel Online , S. Suresh, CEO & CFO of Amann Sewing & Embroidery Threads Private Limited, shares the growth strategy of the Group in India. Responding […]

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Reviewing market sentiments at IHGF: A tricky question all are asking…

Will the European economy pick up soon or not is the million dollar question that still does not have any clear-cut answer. But a majority of the industry feels that if not by January 2016, the economy is sure to bounce back by February or April 2016. Though there is no strong or scientific base for this prediction, buyers’ feedback which in its own is a big logic to feel positive, indicates that the European […]

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Apparel Online A&E Golf Day: Inaugural event gets huge response in Dhaka… Next round to be bigger

Apparel Online in its commitment to provide an engaging platform for interaction and networking has made a foray into sports with the ‘Golf Day’ initiative. The first event held at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka earlier this month attracted many industry golfers and some celebrity golfers too! The brainchild of Mayank Mohindra, Director, Apparel Resources and a passionate golfer himself, ‘Golf Day’ has been designed for the industry where stalwarts can enjoy a day […]

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First ever Golf Day gets huge response in Dhaka… India the next venue

Apparel Resources in its commitment to provide an engaging platform for interaction and networking has made a foray into sports with the ‘Golf Day’ initiative. The first event held in Dhaka earlier this month attracted many industry golfers and some celebrity golfers too! Buoyant after the positive and enthusiastic response, the initiative is all set to debut in India soon. The brainchild of Mayank Mohindra, Director, Apparel Resources and a passionate golfer himself, ‘Golf Day’ […]

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India to sign FTA with Australia; Chile to follow soon

Following a renewed push to the pacts, India is likely to sign a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Australia and Chile soon. The agreement will allow duty-free or low-duty trade in merchandise between the signatories. The Australian apparel market is worth US $ 5.61 billion and India just has 2 per cent of this market share. India has Partial Trade Agreements (PTA) with Chile for limited number of items. Dammu Ravi, Joint Secretary, department […]

September 15, 2015

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Gildan Activewear included in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for third consecutive time

Gildan Activewear Inc., a leading supplier of quality branded basic family apparel, including T-shirts, fleece, sport shirts, underwear, socks, hosiery, and shapewear, has been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World Index) for a third consecutive year, effective as of September 21, 2015. The Dow Jones Sustainability Indices were launched in 1999 as the first global sustainability benchmarks. The indices are offered cooperatively by RobecoSAM and S&P Dow Jones Indices. The family […]

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HKTDC.COM Small Orders: Small sourcing, big platform

Generating business enquiries through trade magazines and showcasing products in some of the world’s biggest trade fairs, besides registration and display of product on e-commerce platform; and all these for just US $ 440/year!  That’s exactly what Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) Small Order Zone offers to suppliers who would like to trade in smaller quantities – ranging from 5 to 1,000 pieces. A statutory body established through ordinance in 1966, HKTDC promotes international […]

September 1, 2015

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Heavy job cut possible at Gerry Weber

The German clothing retailer Gerry Weber’s CEO Ralf Weber has told to a German publication that it is planning to cut a heavy number of jobs. It can cut jobs of 7,000 employees soon. It will be executed by reducing vacancies and not renewing temporary contracts. Though the restructuring process is not clarified yet, but it will be massive. The retailer has also planned to slow down expansion in Germany and revisit the project to […]

August 25, 2015

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Big apparel brands beat smaller ones in terms of sales in first quarter of 2015-16

Giant apparel brands have performed far better in terms of sales, as compared to the smaller brands, in the first quarter of the current fiscal year, according to the Clothing Manufacturers’ Association of India’s (CMAI) Apparel Index. Small brands (with turnover between Rs. 10 crore and RS. 25 crore) have grown by 4.03 points while mid brands (with turnover between Rs. 25 and Rs. 100 crore) have grown by 6.75 points. The large brands (with […]

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Gap reports plunge in sales

Gap Inc. has reported that net sales for the four‐week period ended on August 1, 2015 were US $ 1.12 billion against net sales of US $ 1.17 billion for the four‐week period ended on August 2, last year. For the second quarter of FY 2015, Gap Inc.’s net sales decreased 2 per cent to US $ 3.90 billion compared with US $ 3.98 billion for the second quarter last year. Observing the other side […]

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Globe Textiles (India) invests in new facility; focuses on energy saving

Compared to the textile business, apparel exports from Gujarat is still at a very nascent stage, yet  there are some companies which have committed focus on garmenting and they are expanding. Ahmedabad-based Globe Textiles (India), which has completed two decades of its establishment has recently invested more than Rs. 12 crore for a new facility at the Apparel Park in Khokhra (just 7 kilometres from Ahmedabad) where the floor space is about 50,000 square feet. […]

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H&M sales and market share rise

Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer H&M has registered increased sales and market share in its six-month report. From 1 December 2014 to 31 May 2015, the group’s sales excluding VAT increased by 23 per cent to US $ 10,425 million. While Second quarter 1 March 2015 — 31 May 2015 the sale was in SEK excluding VAT increased by 21 percent to SEK 45,867 million. The retailer warned that it expects the strong US dollar to […]

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G-III Apparel Group and Karl Lagerfeld Group BV enters into JV

G-III Apparel Group Ltd. and Karl Lagerfeld Group BV, the parent company of the Karl Lagerfeld global brand, have entered into a joint venture to support and develop designer’s namesake brand in the North American market. Pier Paolo Righi, CEO and President of Karl Lagerfeld Group BV, averred, “We continue to execute ambitious plans and a global growth strategy for the Karl Lagerfeld business. The North American market forms an important part of these plans. […]

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H&M’s next big collaboration: Balmain

Hennes & Mauritz has joined hands with Balmain’s Creative Director, Olivier Rousteing, to create a limited-edition line. The capsule collection will hit select H&M stores by 5thNovember 2015. “We are excited to have Balmain as our guest designer at H&M and create a truly involving experience for everybody. With its mix of couture spirit and streetwear attitude, Balmain owns a unique style, at once opulent and direct, sensual and energetic. It is also closely linked […]

June 1, 2015

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