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India’s Bee. K. Bee. Prints to explore digital printing

Based in Faridabad, Bee. K. Bee. Prints is one of the best process houses in Delhi-NCR. As part of its growth strategies, the company is now gearing towards adding digital printing to its repertoire. It plans to invest approximately Rs.5 crore in their digital printing setup. The company already possesses expertise in rotary printing as well as dyeing. Digital printing has been gaining momentum and growing in demand in the textile industry in the recent […]

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Israel explores business opportunities in Indian textile industry

The fabrics made in Surat, the biggest man-made fabric (MMF) destination in India, may soon leave a trail of its footprints in Israel. The possibility of this happening seems higher ever since a contingent of businessmen from Israel visited the city of Surat recently. The delegation was led by Israel’s Consul General David Akov. One of the principal objectives of this delegation was to meet the businessmen across Surat so as to understand and explore […]

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India’s Banga Knitwear invests in cutting room technology

Indian sportswear manufacturer, Banga Knitwear, is investing in CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology for its cutting room. The eight year-old, Ludhiana-based garment manufacturer, has a small in-house setup to produce 20,000 pieces a month. Maninder Singh, CEO of Banga Knitwear told Apparel Resources, “We are into high fashion garment manufacturing and finalise almost 5-7 designs every week. Therefore, deploying CAD system in the cutting room will help us a lot in saving fabric and time as […]

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Home Furnishing Supplier Skanthaguru to Focus on Exports Exclusively

Indian home furnishing company Skanthaguru Exports to focus on exports exclusively. Currently, the home textile supplier has 40 per cent business with the domestic market. However, it now aims to become a 100 per cent EOU (Export Oriented Unit). To achieve this target, the company is participating more at international trade shows worldwide. It has been observed lately that most of the apparel and home furnishing manufacturers are dealing more with the domestic market as […]

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India’s CA Patel Textiles forays into garment manufacturing

Gujarat-based CA Patel Textiles has ventured into casual and semi-casual shirt manufacturing for its own brand ‘ITALFIC’ with 200 stitching machines. The company further plans to install 800 stitching machines in the next two years. Being tagged as the ‘textile state’ and the ‘denim capital’ of India, Gujarat at present has a textile market of around US $ 25 billion. It contributes nearly 12 per cent towards India’s overall textile exports. Even the former capital […]

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Ethiopia’s Ambassador Garment to Double Production Capacity

Ambassador Garment and Trading Plc, one of the leading suit manufacturers in Ethiopia, has announced its plans of doubling its garment production capacity by the end of this year. The factory, at Gerji, presently manufactures 500 suits but once the first phase of the new factory, at Gelan, gets completed, the manufacturer expects to produce 1,000 suits. Ambassador also has plans to replace all its manual machines with advanced and automated machines once the factory […]

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Walmart to invest Rs 900 cr to open 15 stores in Maharashtra

American retail giant, Walmart, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Maharashtra State Government for retail expansion in the state. Under the MoU, the multinational retailer aims to increase its current store count of 2 in Maharashtra (in Aurangabad and Amravati) to 17 in the coming years. The agreement was signed in the presence of Walmart officials and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Chief Minister’s Additional Chief Secretary Pravinsingh Pardeshi, Additional Chief Secretary […]

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Chevalier deploys Gerber’s YuniquePLM Cloud software

Chevalier, the Sweden-based manufacturer of high-quality hunting clothes, has deployed YuniquePLM Cloud software offered by Gerber Technology. The latter provides technology solutions in various sectors including apparel and fashion. Growing demand for its products in the market propelled Chevalier to adopt Gerber’s YuniquePLM solution. The software will help the manufacturer accelerate its services and deliver quality products to the customers quicker. As per Gerber, one of the biggest challenges of Chevalier was in gaining ownership […]

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Austrian Fibre Maker Expands to South-East Asia; To Open Plant in Thailand

The Lenzing Group, an Austria based textile and nonwovens cellulose fibre manufacturer, is now forging ahead in the South-East Asian market with its plan to construct a state-of-the-art ‘lyocell fibre’ production plant in Thailand. The plant would be set up at Industrial Park 304 in Prachinburi Province of Thailand by the end of 2020. The planned production facility will have an annual capacity of 100,000 tonnes of fibres. Industrial Park 304 was selected by the […]

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Chinese Firm to Invest US $ 600 M in Kano (Nigeria)

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group, a China-based multinational enterprise operating textile and apparel businesses, will invest US $ 600 million in the textile industry of Kano State, Nigeria. This was decided following the recent talks between the Kano State Investment Promotion Agency and the company officials. Both the parties are expected to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and make this deal official in the coming few months. “We are about to conclude talks with them […]

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3S: Focusing rigorously on technological upgradation and expansion of market

Noida-based Strategic Sourcing Solutions (3S), a 15 year-old buying house, is planning to explore various technological platforms to render improved services and superior experience to its potential clients. The tech-savvy organization is soon going to introduce merchandising management system which will automate sourcing, product development, line planning, production management and inspection. It is an integrated platform that speeds up the complete supply chain. As of now, having a turnover of US $ 30 million, the […]

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Vietnam to focus on latest technology to boost garment exports

With the textile and apparel industry world over witnessing deployment of ‘automated’ processes, termed as ‘Industry 4.0’ Revolution, Vietnam National Textile and Garment Group (Vinatex) is also gearing up to make technological advancements. The introduction of the latest technology is aimed at bolstering the garment industry in Vietnam and further increasing the country’s production capacity to capture the larger chunk of the global market, especially the US. According to the grapevine, the US is considering […]

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Madeira celebrates a decade of success and quality in India

It has been a decade long journey for Madeira, winning the market through quality, extending its reach across the Indian market through an array of products, and a customer service par excellence. As the company celebrates its successful completion of 10 years in the Indian market, Hartwig Kauschat – Area Sales Manager, Madeira India Pvt Ltd. turns nostalgic, taking the Apparel Online team through its journey of ups and downs, recalling the challenges, the landmarks […]

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H&M to go ‘online’ in India next year

H&M, the Swedish multinational fast fashion brand, has decided to start its online operations in India by next year. The move is aimed to compete with Spanish rival Zara which will start selling online in the Indian market by the end of 2017. It is important to note that Swedish fashion brand has outshined its Spanish rival Zara in India and managed to grab the market in just one financial year what Zara took seven […]

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Birla Cellulose aims to expand reach of Liva brand

Birla Cellulose, part of Aditya Birla Group’s Grasim Industries, is planning to ink more partnerships with apparel manufacturers to expand reach of Liva, which was launched as a branded viscose fabric in India, in 2015. “We are now focusing more on tie-ups for Liva. Currently, it is for womenswear only. But we will explore men’s apparel collaborations as well. Some of the brands are already using viscose fabric in menswear, but they are yet to […]

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