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The 12th Edition of Fibres & Yarns: A rare collaboration of fibre and yarn manufacturers for innovative inspirations

While the garment export market is always looking for new product developments along the value chain to create innovative collections that would appeal to international buyers, the domestic players are not far behind. Today, India is home to the ‘world’s youngest population’ and the textile industry is sure to benefit from this fashion-oriented GenNext, as the burgeoning domestic market for garments is being fed by the abundant availability of all types of fibres and yarns, […]

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Indian spinning industry takes an innovative shift from basic yarn to specialized yarn production

It is a well-known fact that cotton yarn manufacturing constitutes the backbone of the textile industry in India. Yet, many factors in the past few years have unwittingly pushed the spinning industry to a glut situation with over-supply of cotton yarns, in particular. For one, the industry has seen unprecedented investments leading to huge capacity building. Added to this has been unpredictable monsoon which determines the arrival of cotton crops, wavering cotton prices, reduction in […]

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Lectra introduces new supply chain program

Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions dedicated to industries using fabrics, leather, technical textiles and composite materials, has unveiled its new, finely-tuned supply chain program. The program guarantees data integrity across digital exchanges to cut development time, boost productivity, improve product quality and fit, reduce time to market, and heighten consumer satisfaction. It ensures a robust and connected supply chain, essential for fashion players to operate efficiently in a high-speed fashion market, with new consumer demands and their need to […]

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Optitex rolls out new software to simplify textile industry workflow

Optitex, a leading provider of integrated 2D CAD and 3D digital product solutions for the textile industry, is providing O/Pro Cutting Room Optimization Suite and Marker Making Suite, to save time and cost at every step in the textile industry workflow. O/Pro Cutting Room Optimization Suite provides end-to-end visibility of cutting room operation with in-built automated nesting which increase efficiency by 3.5 per cent. Additionally, the software optimizes the minimal required number of tables and […]

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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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Arnav Resources coming up with new range of multi-coloured two-tone foils

Known for its hot stamping foil, flock powder, flock adhesive, glitter products, etc., Arnav Resources Inc. (Jain Traders), New Delhi, India recently completed its 26 years of existence. The company is continuously growing with new range of products to serve the apparel and home furnishing industries. It has started two more production lines with automatic registration match for its new range of multi-coloured foils. Additionally, it is planning to launch another new array of multi-coloured […]

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Paras Fashions investing Rs. 8 crore in new factory

Jaipur (India)-based Paras Fashions is working to add a new factory where it will have almost 500 stitching and 50 specialized machines. The company, investing Rs. 8 crore in this initiative, is also working to add newer markets. Offering ladies, kids as well as men’s wear Paras Fashions currently has a good tie-up with job-workers, but at the new factory it will have all the facilities completely in-house. Ravi Kumar Jain, Chief Manager of the […]

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MK Sweaters playing with blends to create high-value products…

The urgency of beating the competition has led many exporters to innovate, but the same is not restricted to only the big exporters as many mid-level exporters too are creating niches to stay relevant to the buyers. Among these upfront exporters is MK Sweaters, set up in 2003 by two brothers, Md. Salim Rana (Chairman) and Russell Rana (Executive Director). Realizing early that sweaters are among the core products sourced from Bangladesh with a majority […]

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Tukatech launches Enterprise Edition of TUKA3D system

Tukatech Inc. has launched the Enterprise Edition of its TUKA3D system for virtual product development. This edition will include the same high-functioning 3D development capabilities but at a more affordable price. TUKA3D EE (Enterprise Edition) will not only integrate modules of TUKA3D for virtual product development, TUKAcloud for digital collaboration, but also TUKAdesign EE (Enterprise Edition), which is used to prepare the 2D pattern for 3D development, as well as make adjustments in patterns. Similar […]

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Design & PD, the way forward for VIYELLATEX

Apparel retailers have little time to spend on designs and are increasingly getting dependent on the factories to support them with new innovations… The retailers at most would throw some ideas; give inspirations and key directions to the factories to work on… The observations of Reji Paulose, Creative Head – Design and Product Development, VIYELLATEX Group, underline the significance of design and development for the Bangladesh apparel industry under the changing dynamics. Despite a new […]

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AST Knitwear’s careful and conscious shift towards ‘Product Development’

Unassuming and simple, Md. Golam Saroar, Managing Director & CEO of AST Knitwear is one of those entrepreneurs who started small to make it big by virtue of his business acumen, deep understanding of the garment industry that borders on pre-empting the potential markets, trends, products and above all his rare knack to make the right investments. “Initially, we started with 60 machines and used to export garments worth US $ 60,000-70,000/month and now we export […]

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Union Knopf: Success lies in latest trend designs, quality products and impeccable services

With its innovative corporate strategy and product policy, German origin Union Knopf has developed into one of the leading button and accessory manufacturers in Europe with major marketing and product development base in Hong Kong. The company has in recent years increased its focus on the Indian market aided by the increasing awareness of the consumers towards buttons as not just a mere accessory but also as an important value addition for garments. Speaking exclusively […]

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Edward Sourcing

Backed by constructive commitment from the industry and support from the Government, the garment manufacturing industry in Bangladesh is going from one milestone to another. As the juggernaut again picks up pace after international attention on various safety issues shook the foundation of the industry two years back, buyers are reaffirming their confidence in the potential of the industry and its resilience to rise above crisis, and more strongly. While the well-established buyers are looking […]

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Top Denim Trends in S/S ’17 Collections

Denims have witnessed a variety of value addition techniques and embellishments in the last few seasons, with techniques like jacquard, tone-on-tone printing and patchwork finding their way into the collections of designers and exporters. But with the revival of washes and innovative techniques on denim in the last Fall 2016 runways, design teams at export houses have picked up this growing trend and started to develop crafty versions of the regular denim. The timeless story […]

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Shirt with a Twist!

Simple, no-nonsense and effortlessly flattering shirts have always been summer essentials. Shirts for S/S ’17 collections witnessed a wide range of manipulations induced in the basic shirt silhouette to make them even more appealing. With the influx of ’90s fashion, it is no surprise that Spring 2017 collections are being swathed with androgynous looks where women’s fashion has taken a serious masculine turn. Designers and exporters have successfully altered the ‘shirt’ to create cropped shirts, […]

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