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With the 67th National Garment Fair having wrapped up successfully, Apparel’s Post-Fair issue for August 2018 is aptly themed, ‘A Splendid Spectacle!’ In this edition, we give you the complete scoop on what went on at the 67th NGF, India’s Largest Apparel Trade Show.


The ‘67th NGF Special’ segment provides detailed reports on the Fair, the Business Networking Sessions as well the views and opinions of the Fair’s participants. It also includes snapshots from the Fair and covers the interview with CMAI’s President, Mr Rahul Mehta. In ‘Exhibitor Speak’, we talk with the industry stakeholders about the recent plastic ban announced by the Government and its pros and cons. The ‘CMAI’s Apparel Index’ segment gives a recap of the performance of brands as per CMAI’s Index for Q1 and FY 2018-2019. Under ‘Report’, we cover the 61st India International Garment Fair, while the ‘Features’ section takes a look at celebrities launching their own apparel lines, and the brand Inertia Cart. ‘Tech Talk’ reports on the Birla Group-Swedish government collaboration on smart textiles, and the ‘Profile’ segment shines a spotlight on the unique e-commerce platform Le New Black. ‘Fashion Speak’ showcases the student fashion shows organised by India’s top fashion institutes.


Finally, our usual ‘Regulars’ segment offers a round-up of all the important textile and apparel news, along with a look at the latest trends and the brands in vogue, and 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...