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The June 2018 issue of Apparel magazine is the pre-fair issue. The theme of the June issue is ‘Tiny Tots, Big Trends!’ In this issue we cover various aspects of kids wear trends in great detail.


We begin with a ‘Curtain Raiser’ to the 67th National Garment Fair. In the ‘CMAI Rendezvous’ section, we profile the work of the members of the Fair Sub-Committee in detail. In the ‘CMAI’s Apparel Index’ segment, we give a recap of the performance of brands as per CMAI’s Index for Q4 and FY 2017-2018. In the ‘Trend Talk’ section, we report on the increasing demand for designer kidswear. In the ‘E-Space News’ section, we explain in detail, the ramifications of the Walmart-Flipkart deal. We also report on the increasing space for kids wear in the e-commerce world. In the ‘Features’ section, we explore the all-India Solar Charkha scheme. We also give insights into the wealth of Indian embroidery in a conversation with Professor Anne Morrell. In the ‘Industry Insights’ section, we decode the trend of international brands customizing their designs for Indian customers. In the ‘Tech Talk’ section, we cover part 2 of the Blockchain revolution and explain how businesses can use blockchain technology to their benefit. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ segment, we cover the India Intimate Fashion Week 2018. In the ‘Trade Talk’ section, we take a look at the growing childrenswear market in India.


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...