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Sourcing Bangladesh Ltd. buying for Scandinavian market

Even as exporters search for niches to be relevant to the buyers, buying offices are creating strengths to service specific markets better. Specializing in workwear, jackets, sportswear and the like, Dhaka-based Sourcing Bangladesh Ltd., with annual turnover of US $ 3 million and aiming to touch US $ 5 million by the end of 2017 (after addition of two new clients in Top Sweat and Scanderas recently), is a buying house started by Md. Kabir Hossain […]

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Two buying houses shut operations in Gurgaon (India)

Some of the garment industry players, who were prominently involved in dealing with the overseas markets, are facing a tough time due to economic sluggishness there. This uncertainty in global market has also affected few buying houses in India, forcing them to shut operations. As small- and medium-sized exporters are struggling to survive, things are getting critical for buying agencies too. Recently, two buying houses from Gurgaon closed their business operations. One is Raghaw International, […]

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Price is no longer the biggest challenge as brands are willing to shell out extra.

With over 16 years of sourcing experience in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Pakistan, Shirish Srivastava, an ex-Niftian, lean manufacturing expert and black belt in six sigma, has rich experience of working with Shahi Exports, Impulse International, Enamor and Adidas India. Associated with Puma for the last 3½ years, Shirish is leading a team of 16 people (excluding logistics) who have clear roles and responsibilities for sourcing of apparel and accessories. His role includes the […]

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Finding a niche in sourcing, the only way to survive for small buying houses

Out-of-the-box thoughts and the zeal to excel make Araf Tex Mode and Macrostyle the two enterprising companies in the cluster of several buying houses in Bangladesh. Their flexibility in accepting even small orders and also their thrust to explore new markets in future is the reason for their survival. Lutfor Rahman, CEO of Araf Tex Mode and Mohammad Atiqur Rahman, Director of Macrostyle in an exclusive interaction with the team of Apparel Online elucidate about […]

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Berlin to host Asia Apparel Expo 2018

Berlin, Germany is all set to host 2018 edition of Asia Apparel Expo from February 22-24. More than 400 high-quality Asian apparel and textile companies with a wide range of productscovering men’s, women’s and children’s wear, knitwear, footwear, fashion accessories, fabrics and textiles, as well as trimmings and accessories will participate. Buyers will be able to source from over 100 experienced firms featuring full footwear ranges, all produced in Asia. High quality and price-competitive suppliers […]

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ISQAA Sourcing targeting new growth opportunities

Gurgaon (India)-based buying house, ISQAA Sourcing, is aiming to source from more compliant factories, which are dedicated manufacturers of womenswear. In an exclusive talk with team Apparel Resources, Dhiraj Kapur, CEO, ISQAA Sourcing explained, “We currently have factories as a mix of compliant and semi-compliant set-ups; however, looking at our business expansions, we would need to engage factories with multiple compliance certifications and accreditation for easy flow of merchandise.” Also Read – McCoy Sourcing India venturing […]

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Hong Kong’s largest fashion sourcing show opens

The largest fashion sourcing show – Global Sources Fashion Show was opened yesterday in Hong Kong at AsiaWorld–Expo. Attendees can easily source from more than 1,700 booths of fashion products at the 4-day event that concludes on 30th April. Global Sources Fashion Show features verified suppliers from leading fashion manufacturing hubs including mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy, India, Vietnam, Korea, Laos, Cambodia, Indonesia, the Philippines and throughout ASEAN. Buyers can source quality fashion products […]

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2nd Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada in August

Canada is all prepared to host three-day Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada from August 21. Apparel and textile manufacturers from China, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, US, UK, Canada, Turkey, Jordan, Switzerland, Vietnam, Nepal and other countries will participate in the garment trade fair. The international trade show debuted in 2016 serves as an opportunity for Canadian importers, manufacturers, retailers, designers and small businesses to get a first-hand look at global fashions, fabrics and textures that are in […]

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IIGF 2017: A routine affair…

Kick-starting the exhibition season for 2017, the recently held 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF), New Delhi did not throw up any surprises with similar products and buyers from the last few editions making the event so predictable. As per AEPC’s press release before the fair, IIGF was expected to give good support, especially to small- and medium-level garment exporters of the country, but most of the exhibitors claimed that they did not get […]

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GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2017 enthrals industry with latest technology

True to its billing as one of the best garment technology-related fairs in the subcontinent, the 16th GARMENTECH Bangladesh 2017 showcased cutting-edge technology at International Convention Centre Bashundhara, Dhaka, between January 18-21, concurrently with the 8th edition of GAP Expo-2017 and 8th edition of International Yarn & Fabric Sourcing Fair.“Productivity, safety, compliance, efficiency, value addition, product diversification, fabric sourcing and packaging solutions are the challenges the RMG sector is confronted with to exploit the opportunities […]

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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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Buyers@IIGF 2017: Lot of opportunities which India is missing

India International Garment Fair (IIGF), one of the established fairs in the international apparel arena, concluded with a lower buyer turnout this year. However, Team Apparel Online was able to meet some good buyers having significant number of stores. Most of these buyers were positive about their current and future business prospects, while some of the first-timers were looking to start sourcing from India. Many of them were only interested to work with certified exporters, […]

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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 also visited Indian international Garment Fair (IIGF) to find such exporters told Apparel Resources, “We are into apparel trade from last […]

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6th Asia Apparel Expo to kick off in February

Sixth edition of Asia Apparel Expo will take place at Messe Berlin in Germany from 14-16 February, 2017 as a key date in the twice-yearly apparel-sourcing cycle in Europe. The Expo will be the largest apparel sourcing trade show in Europe, showcasing products of the significant apparel production available in Asia. Conveniently located in a central European capital, it will be perfectly situated for trade visitors to meet with potential production partners. Apparel professionals can meet […]

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Paris edition of Apparel Sourcing, Texworld, Avantex to begin next month

Paris edition of leading textile and apparel trade shows – Apparel Sourcing, Texworld and Avantex will take place from 6th to 9th February this year. Organized by Messe Frankfurt, the 4-day event will be a flurry of exhibitions, seminars, conferences and fashion shows, while also providing a platform for business interactions. 40th Texworld Paris is continuing with its segment ELITE – a global platform for purchasing materials, fabrics and supplies, with 21 exhibitors. It will […]

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