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The May 2018 issue of Apparel celebrates summer wear with a theme titled ‘A Sartorial Summer’. This issue contains the latest and most interesting trends in the world of apparel.

In this edition, we highlight the commendable efforts of the Corporate Social Responsibility sub-committee of the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), as part of our on-going ‘CMAI Rendezvous’ series. We also offer a recap of the 18th IVY League meeting, which featured talks on ‘Ways of Working for a Profitable Growth’ and ‘Outsourcing of Logistics’ by industry experts.

A ‘CMAI Report’ highlights the touching gesture of top CMAI officials who visited the home of industry veteran Mr ML Bangera to personally present him with his APEX Award. We also carried a ‘Report’ on the second edition of the FABTEX expo.

A ‘Tech Talk’ story explores the potential of Blockchain technology to revolutionise the apparel industry. In ‘E-Space News’, we show how businesses can utilise Social Media for innovative marketing. We also explore the sustainable Taiwanese fabric S.Café, made from recycled coffee grinds in ‘Fabric Speak’. In ‘Trade Talk’, we examine the reasons behind the decline in clothing production. Our ‘Features’ for May include a write-up on the maternity wear market as well as a profile of the rising popularity of stylish swimwear.  Apparel’s ‘Industry Insights’ segment explores how tier 2 and tier 3 cities are the future of brick and mortar retail in an increasingly digital market. This issue includes a profile of Udd Studio under the ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment. Our ‘Trend Talk’ section prepares men to beat the heat with cool fashion. ‘Fashion Speak’ features the latest in fashion from the Collection Premier Moscow Spring/Summer 2018 show.

Finally, our usual ‘Regulars’ segment offers a round-up of important textile and apparel news, along with a look at what’s trending, a feature of an in-vogue brand, 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...