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The Apparel March 2018 issue is the post-fair issue. ‘Dressed for Success’ is the theme of the issue and the issue lives up to its theme. Under the ‘66th NGF Special’ coverage, we give a comprehensive report of the fair; we report from the ground at the event, we interview Mr Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI. We also gain insights on topical issues such as GST and FDI. We gain valuable insights from Mr Abhishek Bariyar, an exhibitor at the NGF. In the ‘Apex Awards’ segment, we report on all the action from the glittering Apex Awards night.

Under the ‘CMAI IVY League’ segment, we report on the session conducted for second generation entrepreneurs who joined their family business. We also report on the IVY League talk by Mr Rakesh Biyani on the future of value retail in India. Under ‘CMAI Apparel Index,’ Apparel Index for the third quarter (Oct-Dec 2017-2018) has been showcased.

Under the ‘Report’ segment, we cover the 60th India International Garment Fair, in New Delhi. Under the ‘Budget Buzz’ section, we decode the Union Budget 2018 and its impact on the textile industry. In the ‘Feature’ section, we explore the Jamdani fabric and its fusion with western wear. Under the ‘Industry Insights’ segment, we understand the impact of GST on rising textile imports and its effect on the domestic market. We also explore sustainability in garment production. In the ‘E-Space News’ segment, we analyse the rising popularity of international e-commerce brands. In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ section, we profile designer Farida Gupta. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ segment, we report on the latest in fashion from the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2018.

As usual, our ‘Regulars’ segment offers a round-up of important news and events along with a look at what’s trending, and 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...