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The Apparel March 2019 issue is the post-fair issue and the theme is correctly, ‘Marching towards Success!’ In the ‘68th NGF Special’ we cover the fair in detail. From the main story to the quotes and interviews with the stakeholders, there is comprehensive coverage of the event.

In the ‘Talking Points’ segment, we cover two major talking points in the Fair – E-Commerce and the Budget. In the ‘CMAI’s Apparel Index’ section, we give a recap of the performance of brands as per CMAI’s Apparel Index for Q3 and FY 2018-2019. In the ‘CMAI Event’ segment, we cover the ‘Transforming India through Retail’ event organized by CMAI. In the ‘Reports’ segment, we cover the Indo-Japan connect, we decode Darlie Koshy’s 12 key marketing mantras for the textile sector and we report on the 62nd edition of the India International Garment Fair. In the CMAI IVY League section, we report on CMAI’s IVY League Meeting. In the ‘Unique Initiative’ segment, we profile SUTRA, which has been creating the awareness of India’s textile legacy. In the ‘Industry Insights’ segment, we explore the ‘Size India’ initiative and take a look at the impact of the revised Duty Drawback Rates and other government schemes. We also profile the return of ethnic wear in different avatars. In the ‘Budget Buzz’ section, we explore the impact of the Interim Union Budget on the apparel sector. In the ‘Brand Profile’ section, we look at Weaver’s Studio, a studio whose commitment to hand-crafted textiles runs deep. In the ‘E-Space News’ section, we analyses the trends in e-commerce for the year 2019. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ section, we report on the Lakme Fashion Week S/R 2019.

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