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The April 2017 issue of Apparel is themed as ‘A Stylish Summer Beckons’.

This issue contains a report of the Annual Convention 2017, held by the CMAI along with coverage on the various seminars conducted by the committee. The ‘CMAI Capsule’ consists of important news from the CMAI while the ‘Trade Talk’ section has Mr D K Nair, Advisor, CMAI share valuable insights on policy inputs required for facilitating growth.

The ‘Tech Talk’ section explores the innovative thought behind Sewfree while the ‘Industry Insights’ section has interesting feature stories on ‘The Plus Point!’ that explores the market for plus size clothing, ‘Going the Natural Way!’ that talks about the natural colours of dyeing and ‘The Jeans Juggernaut!’ which explores  how ‘jean’etically compatible Indians are as a breed.

The ‘E-Space News’ section explores the competition between online and offline sales for business and the ‘Trend Talk’ section will give you a lowdown on the trend of travel gear that is quickly catching up.

In ‘Designer Spotlight’ we take a look at the brand The Button Masala and speak to its founder Anuj Sharma to know more about his style of work while in the ‘Brand Profile’ section this month we feature ‘Shades of India’ and talk to its founder and owner Mandeep Nagi.

In ‘Fashion Speak’ we report straight from the India Beach Fashion Week and Festival, 2017 and give you all the details along with a brief on the Root Cause Collection that was showcased at Silhouettes, the Annual Graduation Fashion Show of B D Somani.  

The ‘Regulars’ section includes a round-up of important news and events in the apparel world (nationally and globally), a look at what’s trending and news of the brands in vogue.

A cursory look at topics covered in the April, 2017 issue explain that there’s a lot to look forward to this season, in the world of apparel and fashion and it indeed is a stylish summer.

The Indian apparel, garments and textiles industry is a dynamic one. With the industry generating the second highest employment after agriculture in our country, it is no doubt that the trade is one of the people, by the people and for the people. Apparel, the monthly official trade magazine of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI)—one of the largest apparel and garments bodies in the country—gives you the latest news and events specific to this industry, while delving deeper into issues plaguing it, new technologies adopted and the people who make things happen. The magazine regularly carries articles by industry experts, interviews with the who’s who of the industry, many of whom are members of the CMAI, and features upcoming and established brands and their latest collections. Apparel also exclusively covers any event hosted, organised or supported by the CMAI, including the bi-annual National Garment Fair, which is one of the largest apparel trade fairs in the sub-continent...