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The April issue of Apparel magazine’s theme is ‘A Positive Outlook Beckons’ and we have covered various topics which outline this theme effectively.

In the ‘CMAI CSR’ section, we report on the two day eye check-up camps conducted in Jogeshwari and Solapur by CMAI for free.

In the ‘Industry Insights’ segment, we explore what the Industry can expect from the New Industrial Policy this year. Part 2-B of the series on the MSME sector is also very informative. We explore ways to promote Indian handloom and chronicle the efforts of the Ministry of Textiles, in this regard. In the ‘Features’ section, we take a look at Dabu, an ancient mud-resist hand-block printing technique from Rajasthan. We profile five brands that offer technology-upgraded travel clothing, we decode conscious consumerism and its impact on business and society, we analyse the rise of daily wear in the fashion space, and we also take a look at the colossal waste that occurs in fashion and the means being adopted to combat it.

In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ section, we profile Santanu Das, designer and founder of Maku Textiles. In the ‘Brand Profile’ section, we converse with Alka Sharma, the founder of the brand Aavaran. In the ‘Unique Initiative’ section, we profile Artisans’, a social enterprise committed to revitalising and sustaining India’s craft heritage. In the ‘Trend Talk’ section, we decode summer fashion trends for men and explore the latest trends in bottom wear.

In the ‘Fashion Speak’ section, report on the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019.

In the ‘Regulars’ section, we round up all the important textile and apparel news and events, take a look at the latest trends as well as the brands in vogue, a new store launch and give you a preview of the forthcoming events in the world of apparel.

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...