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The Apparel October2017 issue covers various facets of the ongoing trends  ruling the industry and also talks about adapting sustainable approach to production and how brands are doing some remarkable work in this domain. Introduced with the theme of ‘SEASON OF JOY’, this issue under the ’CMAI CAPSULE’ segment covers a detailed report on the latest news from the industry and glimpses of CMAI’S initiatives for the value chain. The ‘Industry Insights’ segment explores the movement story of overseas brands, who are fast entering the market in India. This segment also covers the growth story of the technical textile industry. The ‘Trade Talk’ section looks at how technology is working as a backbone for the textile industry. Also under this section, a report on the trend of mergers and acquisitions, as a crucial pillar for the industry has been discussed thoroughly. As a part of the ‘Fabric Speak’ segment the innovative journey of P N Rao and their latest innovation was discussed. The ‘Tech Talk’ section explores how Artificial Intelligence is fast gaining prominence in textile and apparel production. A narrative on the futuristic journey of Globe Textiles (India) Ltd has been told under the ‘Brand Spotlight’ segment. The ‘Trend Talk’ section takes a closer view of the plus size market with reference to the star brands within this category. The ‘Weaves & Work’ section explores how Indian embroidery is fast gaining prominence around the world. The ‘Going Green’ segment unearths the concept of natural dyes. Under the ‘Brand Profile’ segment, HRX – India’s home-grown activewear brand has been discussed. A report on attires seen at the 2017 Winter/Festive Lakme Fashion Week and a detailed feature on the contemporary Indian textile label, Queen of Hearts has been covered under the ‘Fashion Speak’ segment. 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 the forthcoming events in the world of apparel.

All in all, the Apparel October 2017 issue is a must read and will present a complete look on the ‘latest’ for the readers at every page.

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...