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Indo Rama Synthetics inaugurates its 9th textile plant in Indonesia

Indonesia’s biggest producer of textile raw materials Indo Rama Synthetics, controlled by Indian-born businessman Prakash Lohia, opened its 9th textile plant, a $40 million spinning mill facility in Purwakarta, West Java. The plant has a capacity to produce 10,800 metric tonnes of textile raw material per annum. It is built on a 50-hectare plot that has been owned by Indo Rama since 1997. According to BKPM Chairman Franky Sibarani, “Indo Rama’s expansion can support the […]

February 12, 2016


Ikea: Industry should get ready for ‘New Product Categories’

Ikea, perhaps the only retailer in the world who has never closed any of its store, is known for many of its qualities and one of them is to develop so many product categories after a lot of homework, so that sales is really high in all its categories. Sourcing from India since the last 3 decades, Ikea picks up a lot of home textile products and has almost 48 suppliers in the country. As […]

November 23, 2015


Go Go International launches new brand ‘Antigravity’

Most of the apparel exporters are now getting into domestic market also, no matter how big or small, direct or indirect the intervention is, among them there are a few who have entered the domestic market with long-term vision looking at it as another area of sustainable growth. Go Go International, Bangalore having workforce of more than 3,000 people and doing an annual business of almost US $ 30.76 million (Rs. 200 crore) has launched […]


Survival is impossible without Government support

Most of the time Apparel Online discusses companies that are growing despite difficult situation with their different strategies, niche products or other such specialties to motivate and create examples to be emulated, but it cannot be ignored that a major part of the industry is struggling or just managing to survive, especially small and medium level companies. To overlook their issues is a disregard to a large section of the industry. Recently Apparel Online had […]


Amann makes its mark in India

For more than 160 years, Amann Group has been one of the global leaders in high quality sewing and embroidery threads ranging from regular use to high-tech applications. In India also, the Group has made its mark through its level of customer service and high-quality products. In conversation with Apparel Online , S. Suresh, CEO & CFO of Amann Sewing & Embroidery Threads Private Limited, shares the growth strategy of the Group in India. Responding […]


Reviewing market sentiments at IHGF: A tricky question all are asking…

Will the European economy pick up soon or not is the million dollar question that still does not have any clear-cut answer. But a majority of the industry feels that if not by January 2016, the economy is sure to bounce back by February or April 2016. Though there is no strong or scientific base for this prediction, buyers’ feedback which in its own is a big logic to feel positive, indicates that the European […]


FESPA Asia to be back in Bangkok in 2017

FESPA Asia is set to make a comeback in Bangkok as it will take place in February 2017 at the BITEC Exhibition Centre, Bangkok, Thailand. Roz McGuinness, Divisional Director, FESPA said, “Our annual exhibition in China is now well established, so it is time for FESPA to return to the pan-Asia region with FESPA Asia, and our natural choice for host country was Thailand. Our objective – to build demand for print by reinvesting in […]


Coats Group plc unveils revolutionary colour solution CoatsMatch

Coats Group plc, the world’s leading industrial thread and consumer textile crafts business, is launching CoatsMatch, a revolutionary colour solution for the sewn products industry. The technology reduces lead times and high costs involved in colour design and approval processes. Also Read – Coats introduces thread for secured button attachment Coats Group plc’s CoatsMatch has a highly portable and user-friendly colour-reading device and in addition it connects via Bluetooth to two mobile Apps – Coats […]

November 6, 2015


Kyocera to unveil highly robust printhead for digital textile printing

Japan-based Kyocera Corporation is set to launch an inkjet printhead featuring a new, highly robust design for digital textile printing soon. The company will start mass production this month. The Model: Inkjet printhead KJ4B-0300-G06DS comes with dimension of 200×45×68.5mm (W×D×H), maximum drive frequency of 30kHz, 300dpi resolution, effective print width of 112mm (approx. 4 inches), and water-based ink compatibility. Read More – Kiian Digital set to unveil new pigment-based ink at ITMA 2015 The demand […]


Apparel Online A&E Golf Day: Inaugural event gets huge response in Dhaka… Next round to be bigger

Apparel Online in its commitment to provide an engaging platform for interaction and networking has made a foray into sports with the ‘Golf Day’ initiative. The first event held at the Kurmitola Golf Club in Dhaka earlier this month attracted many industry golfers and some celebrity golfers too! The brainchild of Mayank Mohindra, Director, Apparel Resources and a passionate golfer himself, ‘Golf Day’ has been designed for the industry where stalwarts can enjoy a day […]


Sedex introduces next generation sustainable sourcing dais

UK-based Sedex has introduced ‘Sedex Advance’, a complete sustainable procurement solution, providing industry-leading tools and insights to help buyers, suppliers and auditors implement their sustainable sourcing programmes – all integrated into a single platform, to meet the changing procurement needs of companies across the world. Also read– World Textile Summit to explore business logic of textile sustainability Sedex Advance enables companies of any size to work quickly and effectively, within a fast and powerful supply […]

November 2, 2015


GMMSA EXPO from 19th to 22nd February

Garments Machinery Manufacturers & Suppliers Association (GMMSA) will organize Industrial Exhibition Ludhiana (Punjab) from 19th to 22nd February, 2016 in which more than 100 National and International technology/machine manufacturers/suppliers will showcase their products. It will cover entire textile supply chain right from Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing, Finishing, Processing, Embroidery, Printing, Sewing Machines and accessories. Ram Krishan, veteran of Ludhiana industry and heading the GMMSA claimed that this event is going to prove a landmark in the […]


Alvanon’s fashion tools to guide to FIT, New York students

Through FIT’s partnership with the Fit Movement, Alvanon replaced the school’s existing inventory of fashion tools with 27 men’s, women’s, children’s and plus size AlvaForm fit mannequins, as well as grading blocks, and its Virtual AlvaForm. “Notably, FIT is the first school to incorporate Alvanon’s Virtual AlvaForms into its curriculum,” shares Ed Gribbin, Alvanon President, adding, “The Virtual AlvaForm is a 3D environment. It is used in conjunction with physical AlvaForm fit mannequins to ensure […]


Alvanon’s Mentorship Programme to strengthen designer Assoulin’s business competency

Global apparel business expert, Alvanon has named women’s fashion designer Rosie Assoulin to its Mentorship Programme. The programme will strengthen her existing business competency with statistical sizing data, technical design tools and training in key areas of the art and science of fashion, including production, supply chain issues, fit, marketing and sales. Alvanon was founded in 2001 when it developed a unique and innovative data-driven approach to solving the challenges of sizing and fit inherent in […]


Africa: Textile exports may reach US $ 4 billion under US trade deal

Africa’s textile and apparel exports to the United States could quadruple to US $ 4 billion over the next decade through an extended duty-free trade treaty. Currently, AGOA (African Growth and Opportunities Act) provides eligible sub-Saharan countries duty-free access to the world’s top apparel market, giving Africa a competitive edge over suppliers such as Bangladesh and Vietnam. The US administration has already called for the Congress to renew the program well ahead of its expiry […]

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