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The January 2020 issue of Apparel is a hotbed of stories on praiseworthy initiatives and brands.

Under the ‘Interview’ section, we converse with Punit Lalbhai of Arvind Limited about the company’s collaboration with GAP Inc. to save 2.5 billion litres of water.

The ‘Feature’ section constitutes stories on the trends to try in 2020; the rich textile heritage of Luang Prabang; and the incorporation of traditional Indian weaves in menswear.

In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ section, we speak to Natasha Tyagi Sachdeva of Taaka Clothing, a slow fashion brand; and Gaurang Shah, where he opens up about his recreations of Raja Ravi Varma’s paintings. Our ‘Brand Profile’ section carries insightful pieces on Via East, a portal specialising in and selling handloomed saris; Okhai, an artisan-led clothing brand; and Vimor and its legacy of reviving long-lost weaves.

In a similar vein, our ‘Entrepreneur Speak’ section features Varuna Anand from The Splendor of Kashmir, a brand that supports the art and makers of handcrafted pashmina shawls. Under ‘Tech Talk’, we enlist the gamut of developments that have taken shape in the fashion-tech world. ‘Fashion Speak’ contains a comprehensive report on the 2019 China International Fashion Fair.

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...