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Apparel

Apparel

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The theme of the December issue of Apparel is ‘Forward March’. We cover various committees and sub-committees of the CMAI and as a special focus discuss the working of the Apex Awards sub-committee and explain their working in the ‘CMAI Rendezvous’ section. We gave a sneak peek in to the 66 National Garment Fair in the ‘Curtain Raiser’ segment. We also gave a report on the Apparel Index for Q2 under the ‘CMAI Apparel Index’ segment. Stalwarts from Wazir Advisors discussed and gave an insight into the new apparel policy announced by the Gujarat Government, this we have covered under the ‘Policy Insight’ segment. In the ‘Industry Insights’ segment, we explore how 2017 was for the apparel and textile industry. Also we pay special attention to the organic kidswear market in India and understand the brands in prominence. In the ‘Trend Talk’ segment, we explore the bridal wear trends for the season. We focus on the implications of the hike in basic customs duty for the MMF sector in the ‘Trade Talk’ segment. In the ‘Science Plus’ segment, we decode the landmark innovation in linen for the Indian apparel industry. In the ‘Fabric Speak’ section, we connected the dots to show how traditional and hand woven fabric is making a comeback. In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment, we profile Kaveri Lalchand, the woman who hates to be called a designer. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ section, we put in a report of the recently concluded India Beach Fashion Week.

The ‘Regulars’ segment of this month’s issue includes a brief yet complete round-up of important news and events in the apparel world, a look at what’s trending, news of the brands in vogue and 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...