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Indian sportswear manufacturer Vella Sports aims to expand its reach

“People in remotest villages feel proud to wear our brand Vella,” says a confident and young owner of Vella Sports Ashish Dudeja, who is all set to take the company to great heights. Based in Meerut (India), Vella Sports is a sportswear manufacturing company with over 123 distributors all over the country. In addition to manufacturing sportswear, the company specializes in manufacturing lower wear and has plans to manufacture socks of their own brand as […]

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Quiksilver is now ‘Boardriders’

Known for its outdoor sports lifestyle apparels, footwear and accessories, Quiksilver has changed its corporate name to Boardriders Inc. The new name embraces the company’s full range of iconic action sports brands—Quiksilver, ROXY, and DC Shoes. “The renaming of our company signifies the beginning of a new day at Boardriders. Our teams around the world have been building our resurgence brick-by-brick. Their passion and tireless execution, along with the loyalty of our customers, suppliers, and partners, […]

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Under Armour debuts in India

Under Armour, the performance footwear and apparel brand, has made its debut in India through e-commerce giant Amazon Fashion with a vision of empowering athletes everywhere. Specializing in men’s, women’s and youth apparel, footwear and equipment, the sportswear brand has launched a comprehensive range of products for running and training with over 330 styles for Indian consumers. The products available through the Amazon Fashion platform also include premium apparel technology, such as Threadborne™ and Charged […]

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Sportswear retailer Puma records 10% sales boom in Q4

Sportswear giant Puma has revealed its financial results for fourth quarter of the 2016 financial year. The company’s sales increased 10 per cent on currency adjusted basis to Euro 958 million with growth across all regions and product segments. The EBIT improved 30 per cent in the period to Euro 14 million. In the full-year 2016 period, sportswear retailer’s sales surged 10 per cent on currency adjusted basis to Euro 3,627 million. While, the EBIT […]

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Delhi-NCR, a growing value-added supply chain in knitwear

With increasing focus on comfort and fitness, there has been a rise in the demand for knitwear in the global market. Products like T-shirts, polos, sportswear, undergarments and leggings are popular categories with the bigger umbrella of knitwear. While flat knits are more high-end and season-driven, circular knits have a very wide spectrum from very basic tees to specialized sportswear. India has traditionally been a woven garments industry with shirts, ladies’ blouses/dresses, shorts and skirts […]

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Colmar launches innovative jacket line

Colmar, the high-end sportswear company, has launched a new collection of ski jackets containing the Directa Plus’s graphene-based product. Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers of graphene-based products. The new collection consists of three ski jackets that have been designed by enhancing some of Colmar’s most successful ski jacket styles, reflecting Colmar’s established fashion heritage, with the inclusion of the Company’s G+ graphene technology. The Technologic G+ jacket is padded with […]

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Patagonia bags award for contribution to circular economy

US-based outdoor clothing retailer, Patagonia has been awarded with the Accenture Strategy Award for Circular Economy Multinational at the recently held Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, for its notable contributions it has made to the circular economy, driving innovation and growth, while reducing dependence on scarce natural resources. “We are honoured to receive this meaningful, important recognition. We have only begun to scratch the surface of what is possible with a circular […]

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MAS Holdings inaugurates MAS Fabric Park

MAS Holdings (MAS), a Sri Lankan conglomerate and one of the world’s most recognized design-to-delivery solution providers in textile and clothing sector, has unveiled the plaque for its US $ 28 million MAS Fabric Park in Giriulla, Sri Lanka. The new industrial park will manufacture knitted shoe uppers as well as sportswear and activewear products for MAS’ strategic partner Nike, and bring in US $ 65-75 million in revenue for the company. MAS hopes to […]

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A/W ’17-18 Fabric Forecast

The upcoming season has been described as a low-key and strong-minded season. An aspiring and confident season shaping a path between apparently opposite, yet deeply complementary polarities which is all about sincere, fundamental, obvious quality for disconnection and protection offset by the extravagant, lightly ironic touch of stand-out moments. Energy is concentrated in understated looks, with sensory and/or functional content enriching simplicity. Clothing addresses a need to get away from the constant visual frenzy. Technology […]

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Debenhams to debut athleisure range in January 2017

UK department store retailer Debenhams is all set to enter the highly competitive sportswear and athleisure arena through its debut Nine by Savannah Miller ‘Athleisure’ range. The collection features breathable panels in supportive durable fabrications and lightweight styles, and is designed to provide “ultimate comfort and style”. Inspired by classic ballet shapes and colour palettes the collection celebrates Savannah’s bohemian style and is available in flowing fluid silhouettes and full body cat suits perfect to […]

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Mountain Designs launches Merino wool range

Australian sports, outdoors and lifestyle brand Mountain Designs has launched a range of Wool Rich Blend products made from Corespun Merino, combining comfort, performance and resilience for multi-day hiking, climbing, travelling and everyday outdoor activities. Corespun Merino is said to retain all the natural benefits of Merino wool, allowing the skin to breathe, move moisture away from the body and prevent odour-causing bacteria from growing. Also Read – Outerwear brand Tatras goes digital “Corespun Merino holds onto all the softness […]

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India’s Taurus Tex starts manufacturing sportswear

Taurus Tex, a New Delhi (India)-based six years old buying agent, is moving forward with its existing product category as well as by adding a new product line. Dealing mainly in yarns and kids wear, the firm recently entered into sportswear and that too for the domestic market. Simultaneously, it is also increasing yarn exports. Expecting 20 per cent growth in current fiscal, Arvind Arora, CEO of the firm told Apparel Resources, “I strongly observed […]

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ASICS launches global digital division

ASICS, a Japanese multinational corporation producing apparel, footwear and sports equipment, has recently created a global digital division, aimed to work on ‘digital content’ and ‘innovations’. Jason Jacobs, Founder and CEO of Runkeeper (a GPS-fitness tracking application acquired by Asics in March this year) will lead the new segment from Boston, US. Also Read – ASICS selects Centric Software “We are investing in digital as we reach toward a global model centred on the consumer, […]

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Sportswear manufacturer Descente uses ‘specialized’ sewing construction for vest

Descente Ltd., Japanese sportswear manufacturer, recently launched the ‘Dual Air Down Vest’ under the brand, ‘Munsingwear’. The new lighter and warmer down gilet has been produced using a “special” sewing method that prevents feathers coming out of the seams, a reported by the company. The vest is designed with a two-tier structure consisting only of outer and lining materials. The construction technique used in the vest is “Hakomachi structure” where, the box seams are tucked inside, resulting in no […]

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Reebok to open more FitHub stores in India

Reebok India, Indian subsidiary of the global athletic footwear and apparel company, has announced its plans to open 10 more FitHub stores across India in next one year along while focusing on positioning itself as a fitness brand in the country. These stores are designed like gyms, and offer a range of footwear, clothing and accessories pertaining to various fitness activities. Commenting on the plans, Silvia Tallon, Senior Marketing Director, Reebok India stated, “We have […]

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