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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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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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[email protected] 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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Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada to expand its space in 2017

Canada’s only apparel and textile sourcing show, Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC), announced recently that it has secured 50 per cent increase in exhibit space for its second edition which is scheduled to take place at Toronto’s International Centre from August 21- 23 in 2017. The trade show and conference that debuted in 2016 is all set to bring hundreds of apparel and textile manufacturers from around the world, including China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, the […]

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Avantex Paris to return in February 2017

Famous for its high-tech fashion fabrics, Avantex trade fair is scheduled to take place from February 6-9, 2017 at Paris Le Bourget. The show will run as the part of the Apparel Sourcing Paris show, alongside Texworld Paris show. Michael Scherpe, President – Messe Frankfurt France, said, “Since Avantex Paris was launched in September 2015, Messe Frankfurt France has taken steps so that heads of collections and designs are offered solutions at the forefront of […]

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BEE: A small but efficient sourcing company…

A six-year-old buying house driven by a group of young professionals, BEE Bangladesh Clothing with annual turnover of US $ 200,000, which may be small by some standards, works with big names such as Kato, J Brand, Vigoss, Admiral, Etam, Indigoskin, Samurai Jeans, Spalding and Blue-Button, in markets of Europe (except UK), Russia and Japan. Along with apparels, the company also deals in handicrafts – jute and other hand-made products. “We cater to some of […]

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South Africa beckons!

Traditional markets or unconventional ones… When a large number of garment manufacturers in Bangladesh – amidst diminishing profit margins due to reduced consumer spending in apparel, rising competition from not only the local vendors but also the increase in the manufacturing destinations making business increasingly difficult – are somewhat confused to take a call between the two, Terrence Govender, Divisional Sourcing Manager, Woven Bottoms & Denim/Country Manager, Edcon Limited, South Africa, answers this question speaking […]

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IDG concentrates on innovation and design

A private label manufacturer, International Direct Group (IDG) caters to the US market for woven bottoms and tops for its core customers, including American Department stores such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, etc. It’s been five years since the company started sourcing from India through Delhi-based buying agents – Montrose – primarily for products that the country is well known for, such as woven shirts, embroideries and other techniques that are unique to India. Speaking exclusively to […]

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Planning and tactical manoeuvres behind Top Grade’s success in Bangladesh

A readymade garment manufacturing and sourcing company with its manufacturing facilities in Vietnam and liaison (sourcing) offices across the globe, Top Grade International Enterprise Limited established by German entrepreneur Thomas Hebestreit in 1995 is a US $ 600 million entity headquartered in Hong Kong supplying apparel items cutting across geographical locations. “Bangladesh office mainly caters to Lidl, Takko Holding GmbH, Ernsting’s Family and Wappen Men’s Fashion GmbH apart from some Brazilian buyers like Cia Haring, […]

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Sourcing Expo Australia to host leather, footwear shows concurrently

International Sourcing Expo Australia, a fair on footwear and leather, has been included to the Sourcing Expo Australia. Consequently, Footwear & Leather Show, Australia will now run parallel to International Sourcing Expo Australia and the co-located China Clothing Textiles and Accessories Expo. This will provide a considerably extended platform for Australian trade buyers to source and locate new international suppliers. The shows will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from November 15 […]

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