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The theme of the November issue of Apparel is ‘Future Focus’. We cover various committees and sub-committees of the CMAI and explain their working in the ‘CMAI Rendezvous’ section. In the ‘Industry Insights’ segment, we explore how demonetisation has impacted the economic scenario, one year after its surprise launch. In the ‘Trade Talk’ segment, we explore the growing demand for branded apparel in tier two and three cities. We focus on sericulture and what can be done to promote it. In the ‘E-Space News’ segment, we decode Jabong’s momentous growth and narrate the story of Voonik through a chat with Sujayath Ali, Co-Founder and CEO. In the ‘Trend Talk’ segment, we take a look at what is driving vacation wear trends. In the ‘Fabric Speak’ section, we look at how textile rejuvenation is achieved by borrowing from foreign influences. In the ‘Designer Spotlight’ segment, we profile Aniket Satam, a rising star in the world of fashion. We also engage in conversation with Bhoomi Dani and Priyam Shah of the brand Vraj:bhoomi. In the ‘Fashion Speak’ section, we explore what is trending, this winter.

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...