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We begin the New Year with the January 2019 issue of Apparel magazine which is a pre-fair issue and is the ‘The Final Countdown’ to the 68th National Garment Fair. We begin with a ‘Curtain Raiser to the 68th National Garment Fair’. In the ‘Report’ segment, we report on the ‘Executive Summary: Market for Textiles & Clothing (MTC): 2017’. In the ‘E-Space News’ segment, we analyse the need of Product Lifecycle Management solutions in fashion. In the ‘Tech Talk’ segment, we explore what Artificial Intelligence means for the fashion world. In the ‘Industry Insights’ segment, we publish a part one of the series on the MSME sector. In the ‘Features’ segment, we decode recycling in the fashion industry, we throw light on the world of dyeing and advent of eco-friendly dyes, we analyse the problem of forced labour in the global apparel industry and we profile the return of crochet in fashion. In the ‘Unique Initiative’ segment, we look at the commendable work done by the community based NGO: Avani. In the ‘Fibre Speak’ section, we profile the many innovative uses of the Lotus stem fibre in the Apparel Industry. In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment, we profile designer Sanjay Garg of Raw Mango and designer Krupa Kapadia. In the ‘Brand Profile’ section we take a look the brand Jaypore. In the ‘Trend Talk’ section, we profile the changing contours of the kidswear segment in India. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ section, we report on the Lotus Makeup India Fashion Week S/S 2019.


Finally, in the ‘Regulars’ section, we round up all the important textile and apparel news and events, take a look at the latest trends and 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...