The February 2020 issue of Apparel was a Fair special and opened with a story on the Draw of Lots event for the 70th National Garment Fair (NGF). This is followed by the ‘Feature’ section, which carries stories on the rich and timeless textiles of India; an elaborate body of arguments and counter-arguments on the fame and usage of fur; the intriguing world of blended textiles; and how sustainability is increasingly being employed in textile- and apparel-dyeing processes; and the applications of Pantone’s 2020 Colour of the Year Classic Blue in apparel. The ‘New Avenues’ section carries a piece that demonstrates how smart and technical textiles are slowly being taken into the mainstream fold, while ‘Industry Insights’ has analytical pieces that speak of the licensing industry with respect to apparel and how the spinning sector of India is slowly seeing a revival.
‘Fashion Speak’ comprises an article on how the grand trio of the lehenga, choli, and dupatta has fared in the last decade.
The ‘Regulars’ segment consists of the important news and events, talked-about brands, trending collections, as well as 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...