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The April 2018 issue of Apparel welcomes the summer. With a theme titled ‘Springing into Summer’, the issue is full of hot trends and unique insights into various new movements in the apparel industry.


Under the ‘Reports’ segment, we offer a recap of the seminar on ‘Delegation’ organised by The Western Regional Committee of the CMAI. We also report on the International Textile Conference organised by The Textile Association (India). Our ‘Features’ for April include a write-up on the market for adaptive clothing meant for the disabled and the elderly, as well as a report on the Size India campaign, launched by the National Sizing Survey of India, to develop a size chart for the average Indian. We examine the potential of hemp as an environmentally sustainable fibre in ‘Fibre Speak’. In the ‘Budget Buzz’ section, we analyse the impact of The Union Budget 2018 on the Indian apparel manufacturers, in the exports segment. This issue includes a profile of the unique Japanese manufacturing facility, Daiichi Orimono, in our ‘Brand Profile’ segment. Apparel’s ‘Industry Insights’ segment explores the market for synthetic and man-made fibres, an untapped export segment. We also examine the potential of rental clothing services towards the cause of sustainability in the garment industry. This month’s ‘Designer Spotlight’ profiles Mitesh Lodha, a designer of contemporary menswear. In order to welcome the summer, our ‘Trend Talk’ section features a glimpse of all the cool fashion trends in vogue this hot season. We also explore the exciting Bohemian Fashion trend, as well as offer an insight into the traditional practice of lace makers in South-Western Sri Lanka. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ segment, we report on the latest in fashion from the Amazon India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018.

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...