The March 2017 issue of Apparel is the Post-Fair issue, and is themed ‘On the Path to Progress’.
The issue contains a detailed account of the 64th National Garment Fair in the ‘64th NGF Special’ section, keeping in mind the exciting highlights and reactions observed during the course of the event. Meanwhile, the ‘Report’ section of the magazine contains accounts from two events that took place, recently: The 58th India International Garment Fair, in New Delhi, and the tie-up event between SOFT and ACM that happened in Pune.
The ‘Trend Talk’ section of the magazine speaks of fashion inspired by Pantone’s 2017 Color Profile, as well as the gaining popularity of Hybrid Fashion in India. The ‘Fashion Speak’ segment of the issue goes on to give the highlights of Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2017.
The ‘Budget Buzz’ section looks at the impact of the recent Union Budget on the Indian Apparel Industry. The ‘Feature’ segment consists of a study of India’s indigenous apparel industry, while the ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment of the issue contains an interview with renowned designer, Gaurang Shah.
The ‘Science Plus’ section of the Magazine looks at the impact of Bt-Cotton advancement on Indian farmers. Meanwhile, the ‘Trade Talk’ segment of the March issue investigates the increased connectivity in the Indian apparel industry, with respect to trade routes.
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 issue explain that a lot is changing in India, with respect to the Apparel Industry—that the Industry is, indeed, on the path to progress, complete with government support and scientific advancement—an informative read for Apparel enthusiasts.
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...