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Threads Incorporation Buying Services’ new product categories will give buyers an extra edge

Threads Incorporation Buying Services, a Delhi-based buying agency, dealing primarily in ladieswear and kids segment, is now planning to expand its product range and aiming to introduce home furnishings and hard goods. The buying agency, established in 2004, is catering to the European market majorly and also eyeing on the US to grow its footprints further in the industry. Amit Vohra, President, Threads Incorporation Buying Services informed Apparel Online, “We are targeting home furnishings in […]

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Buying houses want to work with Jaipur, but…

In last edition of Apparel Online, we highlighted reasons why none of the apparel exporters of Jaipur has achieved the magical turnover of Rs. 100 crore. One of the main reasons according to the industry is that top buying houses do not prefer to work with Jaipur and in fact many have actually said ‘no’ to offers that would allow them the advantage of price. Responding to this article, some of the Gurgaon-based buying houses […]

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Small- and medium-level companies moving forward in garment industry

Many small- and medium-level companies of Mumbai are entering the garment segment, as well as expanding or moving towards in-house manufacturing. August Clothing, a shirt manufacturer of Mumbai is installing 100 stitching machines in the next few months. Currently, the firm is outsourcing almost 2,000 pieces every month for export as well as domestic market. “Now we have enough experience of markets and despite overall challenges we are confident about more orders, so we decided to […]

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Kalp Exim shifting target segment

Change is constant…, and also a strategy for survival and growth. Mumbai-based 22 years old buying house Kalp Exim too adopted the same system to change. Earlier working mainly with wholesalers, the company is now focusing on working with resorts, spas and hotels and those who have their own outlets. In last eight months, it is able to add almost 50 such clients in three countries – Maldives, Mauritius and Bali. Working with 30 vendors […]

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Orange Blue Inspired… An initiative serving purpose of ‘bottom line’

Conceived just a year back – Orange Blue Inspired, which started manufacturing home line of products 4 months ago, has already shipped 6 styles of its various products. Despite all the difficulties of the market, this small initiative of four friends is in the right direction and expecting good growth in coming years. Working as a small manufacturer as well as a buying house, this unique company has a noble way of working – sharing […]

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DK Group’s motto: Client retention through service satisfaction

Predominantly a buying house with its own manufacturing facilities, DK Group, headed and managed by Syed A.Q.M. Zahid (Group Managing Director), is an 18-year-old entity that worked its way up from a humble beginning to owning a number of factories to produce denim jeans (2 million pieces per year) T-shirts (basic T-shirts – 40,000 pieces per day; fancy tees – 20,000 pieces per day, Polo T-shirts – 20,000 pieces per day) and sweaters (2 million pieces per month) […]

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Small exporters’ time to expand has come…

Bangladesh, known for producing and taking only bulk orders, is now gearing up to accept smaller orders with even the bigger companies jumping on to the bandwagon. The acceptance of small orders have taken a fresh turn as Government apathy and the recent terror attacks have adversely impacted the industry, putting the medium-level exporters on a back-foot, stalling expansion plans, while the bigger ones are moving faster towards small orders to fill capacities. In conversation […]

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The struggles of a small buying house in Bangladesh

Employing around 40-50 people and helmed by Didarul Islam as the Managing Director, INZ Sourcing Limited, a medium-sized buying house based out of Mirpur, Dhaka, which started operations in 2004, is experiencing the growing struggle in conducting day-to-day businesses. “Small factories are slowly getting out of equation due to the compliance and quality issues while bigger factories are only getting bigger and are reluctant to entertain small volume orders,” articulates Didarul. INZ Sourcing Limited deals […]

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Ex-Li & Fung VP, Manish Bharati exploring new avenues

After 12 years in various positions at Li & Fung sourcing office in Gurgaon, Manish Bharati has taken a sabbatical to explore new avenues. He joined the company as VP and Country Head – European Apparel Sourcing Business in 2004 and subsequently held the position of VP and Country Head – LF FASHION (Principal Business) and finally as VP – LF Private Label Asia (private label business), which is a recently created business group within Li & Fung […]

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Indochine International foresees huge opportunities in Vietnam

Two years ago global buying office Indochine International, which has its headquarters in China, strategically decided to substantially expand its operations in Vietnam after establishing its presence firmly in Bangladesh and Cambodia – the other two hubs of cost-effective apparel manufacturer in South-east Asia – along with presence extended into Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Ethiopia in recent years. Majorly sourcing for Newlook and other top UK retailers, the buying office is also sourcing garments for […]

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US and South American markets looking up…

Indications from both the exporters and the buying offices confirm that though business in the US is on stable ground, and according to some even on the rise, working in Europe is a challenge today. As the Euro continues to remain weak and pound in particular takes a beating, exporters working in the EU are on shaky ground. In the meanwhile, the UK has been stripped of its top credit rating by Standard & Poor’s, […]

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The changing dynamics of market, manufacturing and trends…

As the global supply chain in garments gets more competitive, it is not only the vendors who are facing the heat. Buying agencies too are working out new strategies to service their clients and ensure that business remains with them. Synergies Sourcing Bangladesh Ltd. – the local sourcing arm of Synergies Worldwide with global headquarters in Bangkok, realizing that the country is not strong enough in product development, and which often can be a differentiator […]

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Delivery default & factory closures, major challenges for the industry today…

A buying entity with years of experience in servicing overseas buyers from USA, Europe, Australia, South Africa and Israel, Nahid Trade International (NTI) feels achieving the target of US $ 50 billion by 2021 is a daunting task, more so with ever-increasing cases of defaults and factory closures. In an exclusive interview with Apparel Online, Nipun Nawaz, CEO of NTI, shares his contentions about the small- and medium-sized factories failing to deliver on time (some […]

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‘Mega Brands’ focusing more on women’s wear

Mega Brands, a Delhi-based buying house having 80 per cent share of men’s wear in its total business is now planning to increase its footprints in women’s wear. Jas Mahindru, running his company for the last 8 years and growing every year, told Apparel Online, “We are pushing to grow in ladies garment category as we have a lot of potential and also are in talks with few European customers and surely we will be […]

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Womenswear – The new focus area for Mega Brands

Mega Brands, a New Delhi-based buying house which is 80 per cent into menswear, is now planning to increase its footprint in womenswear segment as well. Jas Mahindru, running his company from past 8 years and has been growing every year, told Apparel Resources, “We are pushing to grow in ladies garment category as we have a lot of potential. We are also in talks with few European customers and will surely be able to […]

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