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If you are geared up, kidswear exports offer ample opportunities

Kidswear, an evergreen product category, is one of the most focused segment for many Indian exporters. Compared to all other clothing items, it is not only the least impacted in harsh market conditions, but it also has better business opportunities further. Apart from all major brands, retailers and wholesalers of US and EU, there is a large scale move to source kidswear products from markets such as Russia, Brazil, South Africa and Middle East. Indian […]

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Wellness Luxury’s Latest Destination Value Addition for Fall/Winter 2017-18

Beginning from the early nineties to our current wardrobe, athleisure has essentially ridden on the magic carpet of fashion trends and with a few proclaiming its nearing end, we beg to disagree. When Neil Barrett collaborated with Puma on a fashionable sportswear line in 2003, the wall between functional/practical clothing and high-end fashion was completely broken down. This was also the same year that Yohji Yamamoto launched a new label Y-3 with Adidas that paved way for […]

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Second edition of Gartex promises to be bigger with more sections

The inaugural issue of Gartex organized last year at Pragati Maidan, Delhi by Mex Exhibitions was appreciated by both the participants and the visitors. The USP of the first ever Gartex India show was the presence of all big companies of digital printing with their latest models with some exhibitors from other segments like machinery for stitching, machines for value addition, fabric manufacturers and accessories. The biggest achievement of this well managed show was the […]

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BEE: A small but efficient sourcing company…

A six-year-old buying house driven by a group of young professionals, BEE Bangladesh Clothing with annual turnover of US $ 200,000, which may be small by some standards, works with big names such as Kato, J Brand, Vigoss, Admiral, Etam, Indigoskin, Samurai Jeans, Spalding and Blue-Button, in markets of Europe (except UK), Russia and Japan. Along with apparels, the company also deals in handicrafts – jute and other hand-made products. “We cater to some of […]

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Comfort & Functionality: Value adds for intimate wear

With the changing time and evolving mindsets of women across the globe, intimate wear has evolved with the aesthetic as well as the body fits. Updating intimate wear isn’t simply about stocking up on aesthetics anymore… It’s as much about function as it is about fashion. The international market has seen greater emphasis on comfort without compromising on aesthetics, Indian exporters working in the category have pondered on this high call and are revolutionising the basic need intimate […]

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Fading Denims the Sustainable Way

Adorning the clothes with a number of accessories and finishes not only intensifies its aesthetic appeal but also adds value to the garment. Be it eye-catchy print designs, attractive thread work, use of embellishments such as sequins, or various types of embroideries like flock printing, there is a compelling need among apparel manufacturers to differentiate their products from others by adding value to the garments. Jeans is mostly enhanced by various finishes, both dry finish […]

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Fair Review Vastra, Jaipur: Failure, once again!

Completing 5 years of its journey, Vastra 2016, a Jaipur-based international textile and apparel sourcing fair, organized by RIICO and FICCI, once again disappointed most of its exhibitors – apparel exporters of Jaipur and some from across India. Sources shared with Apparel Online that since funds were not approved, organizers did not offer air tickets to the overseas buyers, which was one of the biggest reasons that this time less foreign buyers were seen at […]

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Indian apparel exporters witnessing good demand for ‘embroidery’

The most common value-addition technique – embroidery is currently very much in demand. Be it export houses, job-workers, or machines suppliers…, every industry stakeholder is positive about the trend and increasing demand for embroidery. “Overall market is slow but comparatively sale is good,” says Murari Lal Parasurampuria of Baba Textile Machinery, New Delhi, who is selling more than 1,000 embroidery machines per year and further expecting to vend 1,200 in next 12 months. According to […]

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Fabric manipulation beyond the usual is the new ornamentation

From the daring to the demure, fabric manipulation techniques make garments into one-of-a-kind piece of art, which includes various techniques that reshapes the surface of the material by creating 3-dimensional patterns on the garments. There are many variations of fabric manipulation, the main types being: pleating, gathering, wrinkling and smocking. This time, ornamentation through fabrics was given major importance whether you lean toward the intricate masterpieces shown by Esteban Cortazar and Junya Watanbe or the […]

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M.i.h Jeans launches online denim customization service!

M.i.h Jeans, specializing in premium London denim, has launched a denim customization service titled – ‘The Denim Girls Project’, together with a group of creative and stylish girls. Available exclusively at its website, the service offers seven different denim pieces such as jeans, shirts and jackets which can be personalized with hand-stitched embroidery details, 70s style applique embroidery patches and coloured tassels. Customers can also choose the cut or use the bespoke platform to personalize […]

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Alps Sewing Machines automating embroidery

Value addition is the key strength of Indian garment manufacturers and adding them to deliver fresh and fast value addition concepts, Alps Sewing Machines provides the industry with varied automated embroidery machines suitable not only for big manufacturing units but also for smaller units. At their booth, Alps showcased the HUSQVARNA VIKING range of embroidery machines that come with a touchscreen panel running on the iOS platform. The Designer Epic model of the range claims to be the world’s […]

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Review Gartex India 2016: A good beginning with quality visitors

Gartex India 2016, organized at Pragati Maidan, Delhi by MEX Exhibitions, proved that a good and organized fair has many takers. Though the debut show was mainly focused on digital printing, but it also had few exhibitors from other segment like machinery for stitching, machines for value addition, fabric manufacturers and accessories. The biggest achievement of this well-managed show was the good quality visitation from across India and the Delhi-NCR in particular. Team Apparel Online […]

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Digital Printing: Job-workers finding takers in exports and domestic market

Every stakeholder of the textile supply chain associated with value addition, or in any way related to digital printing in any hub, is quite confident about the strong growth potential of digital printing, irrespective of market conditions, cost factor and limited technical know-how… Apparel Online discussed various aspects of the business with digital printing job-workers (working for garment sector) in Delhi-NCR, Surat, and Ludhiana, and found that orders might have decreased but not the confidence […]

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Value Addition gets Army influence!

When it comes to adding an edge this season, it’s all about the uniform – right down to the details. Think military greens, sailor-style buttons, and epaulettes. A comeback trend for the former fall season, military vibe is in for both men and women, observed with a series of twists on the runways. Taking a refreshing break from its conventional form of brass buttons, badges and the traditional camouflaged military print, the recently concluded Resort […]

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KPR Mills installed 5 oval screen printing machines

Coimbatore- based KPR Mills, one of the largest vertically integrated apparel manufacturing company in the India recently installed 5 oval screen printing machines. The machines are of ROQ, Portugal, which is represented in India only by Spoorthi Technologies, Tirupur. Each machines is of 80 feet long as it have 50 pallets (18 colours) with it.  These machines are one of the high cost machines in the screen printing. Capable to do the multiple job at […]

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