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Serkon Makina Automatic Fabric Spreaders and Cutters

Finding technology that is adaptive to existing machinery is a troublesome task, as each piece of appliance has its own software or platform that it works on, which may or may not interact with another format. This causes trouble in the cutting room, where there are multiple tasks that need to be accomplished which can all be automated, and would need minimum possible human involvement. With the aim of setting up complete cutting rooms, rather […]

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‘No Child Labour; No Discrimination’ in Indian Apparel Industry: FWF

Finally comes a report by an NGO that projects positivity for the Indian apparel industry. Fair Wear Foundation (FWF) India Country Study 2016, in a detailed 56 pages report, states that there is no child labour in the country’s garment industry today, a stark difference from the situation that was alarming in year 2000. Similarly, the report also gives thumbs up to fair practices claiming that there is no discrimination either on religion or caste, […]

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Does ‘Make in India’ have the punch to attract investments in apparel manufacturing?

The campaign for ‘Make in India’ is only getting louder, but does it in anyway impact or influence the garment industry, and more importantly, is there anything in the recent ‘special package’ for the garment industry that could encourage fresh investments in this industry that too in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, where the labour is located…, not many have an answer to that! While many feel that the spirit and intent of the […]

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A Roadmap to Battle Fierce Global Competition

Since the emergence of the Global Market, competition has always brought in tough situations.Subsequently, these situations have pressurized us to look inward to be competitive, yet anomalies such as semi-skilled personnel, lack of monetary strength to streamline processes at the beginning itself, and inadequate R&D facilities still exist. Skilling the workforce Mostly, operators learn by themselves and then get accommodated into the industrial practices. Thus the skill gap continues to loom since there is no proper […]

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Industry seeking the way forward…

In the milieu of the report launch of ‘Stitches to Riches: Apparel Employment, Trade, and Economic Development in South Asia’ by The World Bank and ICRIER (Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations), a very stimulating and thought-provoking discussion platform was created where after a long time top bureaucrats, industry stalwarts and think tanks of the garment export industry exchanged ideas on the global apparel business scenario. Under discussion were the opportunities for South […]

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Will garment workers be released?

This year’s International Labour Day (May 1) celebration was nothing special for the workers of Indian garment industry. Small gatherings and meetings were organized in most of the hubs across India; workers urging the authorities to fulfil their demands, while asking the workers to remain united. In Bangalore, the activities were more significant, particularly in the light of recent agitation on EPF issue. There were few demonstrations in the city organized by the Garment and […]

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Kanti Nagar: The underbelly of jeans manufacturing for domestic market

In August 2013, Team StitchWorld unearthed Gandhi Nagar – a colony in East Delhi – as the hotbed of manufacturing jeans for the domestic market. In those times, the quantities being produced out of these units were at par with denims exported from Bangladesh. The story unveiled that in the maze of lanes and by-lanes, each lane specialized in a certain operation and the entire locality was one massive assembly line. Today, the real estate […]

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Making of a Leather Jacket

The status symbol, aspirational value and price points attached to a leather jacket make it a vibrant business opportunity. While in India this industry has been predominantly based in Chennai and Kolkata, the Delhi-NCR based Saru International is a 25-year-old veteran exporting jackets to Redskins, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, Pepe Jeans, Zara, and Ed Hardy. In an exclusive interaction with StitchWorld, Abhinav Mago, Director of Saru International, highlights the process stream at his factory for […]

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Shivam Creative: ‘Legging’ the Opportunity!

As the lines of dress code blur further, after jeans, it is the turn of sweatpants and leggings to push the frontiers. Having won acceptance across the globe for their versatility and comfort about half a decade ago, today the product category of leggings has a ripe market bubbling with variants in stretch, construction and colours. A pioneer in this product category Shivam Sonthalia, Director of the Kolkata-based Shivam Creative forayed into the domestic market […]

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GTE 2016: ShangGong Gemsy re-strategizing stance on quality

ShangGong Gemsy Co. Ltd., has been doing great work in India from last 20 years. Following its acquisition by ShangGong, Gemsy has re-strategized its stance on quality as it is now in a technical alliance with Duerkopp Adler, PFAFF and KSL. “With support from Duerkopp Adler, we’re going to launch a series of high quality automated machines at a very competitive price,” shares Victor Xu, South Asia Sales Manager, International Department, ShangGong Gemsy and adding, […]

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GTE 2016: Krishna Lamicoat harnessing on spill over business from China

Among India’s foremost producers of specialty papers and films for garment industry, Krishna Lamicoat had sublimation paper among other products to offer at this edition of the show. “We’ve introduced sublimation paper in India for the first time,” says Ashok Chhajer, Director, Krishna Lamicoat Pvt. Ltd. Krishna Lamicoat has also come up with micro perforated paper available in 70, 80 and 100 GSM. This can replace perforated and plotting paper in the cutting room, reducing […]

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GTE 2016: Rajasthan International bringing world-class consumables for best utilization of machinery

“Today the focus on quality is immense, especially when it comes to spares and consumables,” notes Rajesh Bihani from Rajasthan International. He reasons that in an age where every manufacturer is egotistical at extracting maximum productivity while maintaining quality, looking after the machine and needle is gaining significance. “The negotiations now begin easily which corroborates that the industry has acknowledged the requirement of quality spares and consumables,” Bihani adds. Since the nature of these products […]

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GTE 2016: Morgan Tecnica receiving enquiries from domestic market

“Lately, we’ve been receiving enquiries from domestic players who are planning to expand,” informs Prakhar Singh, Country Manager, GA Morgan Dynamics. The cutting room machinery and software premier, Morgan Tecnica S.p.A., offers solutions which are an amalgamation of technology and design of superior DNA, strictly ‘Made in Italy’. In markets of south India, Morgan is an established name but now growth is seen in North India as well. Prakhar details on Morgan’s services in Indian […]

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GTE 2016: Groz-Beckert Consultancy is a part of customer service

“Industry has a category of manufacturers who make ample number of products with changing style,” says Sanjay Sharma, Country Head – Sales (India & Nepal), Groz-Beckert. Such demand calls for high precision machine parts and fine tools with expert advice over new fabrics and styles. Groz-Beckert has been among the world’s leading providers of such systems and services that support the field of knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding and sewing. Since the year 1852, Groz-Beckert […]

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GTE 2016: HCA offering solutions and business case for technology and quality

HCA with over a century of experience in offering apparel manufacturing technology solutions, spares and folders, holds the reputation of understanding the needs of the Indian apparel industry. With a penchant for bringing to the fore latest and most relevant technologies for the manufacturer, Anil Anand, MD, HCA shared that the industry is now recovering from its slump of last two years. “To make sure that the Indian apparel industry remains competitive, we must now […]

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