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Carter’s acquires Skip Hop Holdings

Carter’s Inc., the largest branded marketer in the United States and Canada of apparels exclusively for babies and young children, has acquired Skip Hop Holdings Inc. (“Skip Hop”), a global lifestyle brand for families with young children, from Fireman Capital Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm. Skip Hop’s product portfolio includes distinctive offerings across multiple categories, including diaper bags, kid’s backpacks, travel accessories, home gear, and hardlines for playtime, mealtime, and bathtime. Skip Hop products […]


Scandinavian kids brand spreads its wings in US

Scandinavian brand Reima, known for creating outerwear for kids has finally spread its wings to US market. Headquartered in Scandinavia (Finland), Reima is currently available in over 30 countries globally. The brand is excited about its foray in the US for FW17. Reima designs its product carefully for a specific age, starting with the design fit to the fabrics and all the way to product features. Reima’s mission is to guarantee kids the freedom to […]


India’s Sarah Trading mulls kidswear export

New Delhi (India)-based Sarah Trading Co.,which is currently into kidswear import from China, Hong-Kong and Bangkok for Indian domestic market, is now planning to kidswear export. Also Read – Kolkata’s Shivam Creative to start kidswear Rajesh Agarwal, Proprietor of the company,who is into trade from past one decade, informed Apparel Resources about this turn around, “Initially we will source from job workers and if things move according to our plan / expectations, we will go for own manufacturing […]


Kitex Garments to invest US $ 1 million in US

Set-up in the year 1992,India-based kidswear manufacturer Kitex Garments – which exports its products to the US and European markets, with per day textile capacity of 50 tonnes and 2.70 units of infant wear – has decided to invest up to US $ 1 million in the Capital of Kitex USA LLC during the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2017. Also Read – Kitex to launch new infant wear brand in US The company has […]


Pranav Textiles to start working as a buying agent again

With some improvement in markets from the Indian perspective and China’s falling share in global apparel export, some of the companies that had moved away from apparel business are coming back. One of them is Pranav Textiles, which is into mainly yarn trading and is now planning to enter into garment export business as a buying agent. P. Suresh Kumar, Owner of the company informed Apparel Online, “Earlier too we were working as a buying […]


43rd West Bengal Garment Manufacturers and Dealers fair begins today

43rd edition of West Bengal Garment Manufacturers and Dealers fair has opened its gates today in West Bengal (India). Earlier, the fair used to take place from December 2-4 every year, but due to the demonetization in the country, three-day extravaganza was delayed. Vijay kariwala, VP of the association informed, “We have got 102 participants which make for more than 300 brands in total. The event is core B2B fair wherein we are expecting big […]


Aouda Fashions looking for men’s and kids’ wear suppliers

Jeddah-based apparel importers Aouda Fashions (Part of Aoudah Group) is looking for direct exporters of men’s and kids’ wear (in knitted as well as in woven segment) who are basically manufacturers and also offer stock lot as well. “We are looking for partnerships with direct exporters who can work with us and are open to receiving money after 15 working days of shipment to Jeddah port. Our Group will sign an agreement with the company and get it attested […]


Apparel retailer 612 League expanding its product portfolio

India’s homegrown brand, 612 League is looking to cash in on kidswear, one of the fastest growing segments in the apparel sector. The company plans to add a high-fashion teenage wear sub-brand, targeting girls in the age group of 11-16 years. Scheduled to launch by next year, the range is expected to be marketed digitally and through large format stores. Mohita Indrayan, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, 612 League stated, “We want to be the […]


H&M brings out kidswear assortment in collaboration with WWF

Swedish apparel retailer H&M has launched an all-new childrenswear collection in association with WWF (World Wildlife Fund), the leading organization in wildlife conservation and endangered species. The collection, made using organic cotton, paves attention on animal species, which are facing threats including habitat loss, water pollution and influence of climate change, instantly recognizable prints on apparels such as long sleeve sweaters, T-shirts, dresses, tights, trousers and pyjamas. The assortment has been made available at H&M […]

September 30, 2016


Dexter Apparels to double its capacity

Very upbeat of growth prospects, Noida-based Dexter Apparels which is just 1½ years old is already looking at capacity expansion. The company which is the garmenting arm of Frisco Fab Dyeing & Printing, currently producing 25,000 pieces per month of ladies and kidswear, is planning to double its capacity in the next six months. “The idea was to expand once we settle down and now that our apparel unit is approved by Mothercare and Amazon, […]


Tirupur buying house The Imperial exploring new markets

The Imperial, a Tirupur-based buying house having a strong reach in the Polish market and clients like LPP SA, Otcf and Femestage, has started working with the South American markets, while also trying to tap into the US markets. “From day one, I was interested to do business with the US, and perhaps this is the best time for it. We are enthusiastic about these markets, and are planning to attend sourcing events organised by […]


Kidwear maker Kitex’s net profits rise by 13.78% this fiscal

Kitex Garments, Kerela-based kidswear manufacturing company, has recorded a rise of 13.78 per cent in its net profit in the fiscal 2015-16, as per its recently released financial report. The report revealed that its net profit rose Rs 112.09 crore in the fiscal 2015-16, as compared to Rs 98.51 crore last fiscal 2014-15. Net sales stood at Rs 545.81 crore during this period, as compared to Rs 511.09 crore in the previous year, which accounts […]

April 7, 2016


Pacific Garments moves towards more systematic working; adding kidswear

Owing to space constraints at its old unit, Pacific Garments has recently shifted to a new facility within Noida. This new plant, covering around 30,000 sq ft area, has accommodated all its processes in-house. It will also become GOTS-certified very soon, and is looking to get other compliances as well. The company is mainly into manufacturing for the Japanese market, as well as to a small level for Australia, France and Spain. Pacific Garments will […]


Indore Garment fair expects order bookings of US$ 75 mn

Indore (India), which is one of the biggest garmenting hubs of the Indian domestic garment market, has almost 2,500 units, manufacturing mainly kidswear and shirts. The city is going to organise its first garment fair in seven years from March 6 to 8, which is expected to witness more than 150 exhibitors displaying their latest collections. Organized by the Indore Readymade Vastra Vyapari Sangh, the show is also expected to see 10,000 people visiting from […]


Kolkata: Expecting boost with upcoming infrastructure and proactive approach

Kolkata holds the distinction of being the only textile hub of India which has achieved excellence in the manufacturing as well as branding of workwear, innerwear, kidswear, ethnicwear and recently in leggings too. Apparel Online has been following this progress, and recently a team in the city discovered that the city, with a mix of well-organized as well as less organized units, is further adding more and newer products to its basket, like denims and […]

February 29, 2016