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As the chill sets in, ‘Winter Diaries’ is the theme for the Apparel December 2018 issue. The ‘Report’ segment covers the hosting of an informative session on the NSIC schemes by CMAI. The ‘Features’ segment covers a report on the various schemes benefitting the common apparel industry worker. We also throw light on a project aimed at providing women weavers a better future. Our expert also explores the umpteen ways to drape a sari. We throw light on the issue of women’s safety in the Apparel Industry. Also, profile the distinct sartorial marriage traditions of different cultures. We report on how brands are working to bring back traditional Indian crafts into the limelight.


In the ‘Science Plus’ segment, we explore how climate change impacts the environment, in the Indian context. In the ‘Fibre Speak’ segment, we report on the uses of pineapple fibre. In the ‘Tech Talk’ segment we discuss the need for digital transformation in the apparel industry. In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment, we profile designer Vineeta Jadhavrao. In the ‘Brand Profile’ segment, we profile the founders of Philocaly, Ashna Verma and Shrey Vij. In the ‘Trend Talk’ segment, we profile the new winter trends making waves. We also look back at the apparel trends that ruled the year. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ segment, we report on the recently concluded India Beach Fashion Week 2018.


Finally, in the ‘Regulars’ section, we round up all the important textile and apparel news and events, take a look at the latest trends, a new store launch as well as the brands in vogue, 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...