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Campus Sutra targets growth through product, retail expansion

Campus Sutra targets growth through product, retail expansion

“We keep pushing the envelope and introduce newer and better version of our products every season,” notes Aditya Agarwal, Co -Founder. “This season, we are focusing on technologies like UV Protection, SPF 30, odourfree and Cool Tex,” he adds. Some of the tech trends that the brand has used include: Reuse of 90 per cent of th... Read more

Asics expanding product range and retail network

Asics expanding product range and retail network

Rajat Khurana, Managing Director-Operations, Asics feels, yoga pants and gym clothes have taken over the mainstream apparel sector and are even threatening to dethrone denim as the go-to basic. The brandis currently expanding its presence in new categories to offer tracks suits, heritage inspired tees and shorts to go with its modern hybrid range o... Read more

Reliance set to disrupt e-com in India

Reliance set to disrupt e-com in India

Reliance Retail is working on creating the world’s largest online-to-offline platform. The behemoth is well positioned to create massive disruption in the market. It has a history of launching operations via massive discounts. Due to the recent changes in e-commerce policy and the restrictions on an inventory-led model for marketplaces with... Read more

Smag introduces athleisure series, expects 40 per cent market growth

Smag introduces athleisure series, expects 40 per cent market growth

Celebrating 10th year of its establishment, Smag Retails is introducing an athleisure series in sweat shirts and knitted coats in blazer categories. “Sweat shirts and jackets are in demand,” notes Varinder Joshi, Head Marketing of the brand. In sweat shirts, grindle, melange and bright colors are trending while jackets made of nylon and... Read more

H&M India sales cross Rs 1,100 crores

H&M India sales cross Rs 1,100 crores

H&M has crossed Rs 1,100 crores in sales in India during the year ended November 2018. The Swedish fashion retailer entered India in October 2015. The company has been lucky that in India it has not been carrying any big inventory and didn’t require torun any big mid-season sales here for the year. Further the expansion strategy of the ... Read more

Numero Uno looking to create meaningful classic products

Numero Uno looking to create meaningful classic products

In its S/S ’19 collection, Numero Uno focuses on macro trends. For example, Feeling Natural, is a theme inspired by nature, with its slubby, injected textures and home -spun structures in cotton blend pique knits adopts a timeless mood, “Simple shapes in a palette of neutrals and pastels lend an enriched summer vibe with pale blue ... Read more

Myntra chalks out new strategies to drive growth

Myntra chalks out new strategies to drive growth

A lot is taking place at Myntra. Firstly, the e-commerce company plans to move out of its current Bengaluru office in the next few months. Its parent company Flipkart Group is currently working out a lease agreement in a nearby location in Silk Board as the company’s existing facility did not comply with the Indian fire safety norms or standa... Read more

I Wear Me nurturing organic concept through retail and product expansion

I Wear Me nurturing organic concept through retail and product expansion

“India is still warming up to the idea of organic,” says Hina Palkar, Director, I Wear Me, a premier T-shirt brand that offers 100 per cent organic cotton tees. “Although the organic food category is doing extremely well, organic clothing is yet to make a mark on the minds of Indian consumers. We need to make a lot of communicatio... Read more

A promising season ahead for Oner with new collections

A promising season ahead for Oner with new collections

As per Rishav Jain, Managing Director of Oner, “T-shirts are the universal choice of women across the world due to their comfort and moderate pricing.” The brands summer collection 2019-20, offers outerwear, knitwear, sweatshirts, tops, shrugs and t-shirts. International brands increase style options, domestic brands add value Jain poi... Read more

Pepe Jeans’ new collection to make customers cozy and stylish

Pepe Jeans’ new collection to make customers cozy and stylish

The upcoming autumn/winter 2019 collection of Pepe Jeans India focuses on making customers feel cozy. The collection through its cappuccino, forest green, ochre, pops of orange, blue and grey tones offers a feeling of warmth. “The menswear, a mix of urban and countryside clothing, features tactile chunky knits, hoodies, plaid shirts and archi... Read more

New innovations to fuel Duke’s market growth

New innovations to fuel Duke’s market growth

Drawing inspiration from European Fashion, Duke Fashions India recently introduced light weight sweaters, quilted interlocks and fancy jacquards. The brand, which emphasises equally on fashion and functionally, targets 30 per cent growth in business in the forthcoming season. “We are expanding into the footwear and E-com categories where we e... Read more

With new styles and fabrics, trousers make a new fashion statement

With new styles and fabrics, trousers make a new fashion statement

From straight legs and wide crotches on wool, trousers have evolved into a key fashion element. The global trousers market now offers all kinds of fabrics and colors. A range of trendy trousers are available for both men and women, which has boosted the sale and export markets. The trousers market India is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8 per cent ... Read more

Reviving Kachchhi handloom sector through alternative initiatives

Reviving Kachchhi handloom sector through alternative initiatives

The Indian textile sector was once the largest and most diverse in the world. However, post independence, growth in the sector declined. Powerlooms replaced handlooms, yarn became more expensive and wages for handloom workers remained low. This has led to weavers in most parts of the country, abandoning this craft. However, the handloom weaving sec... Read more

Woodland expects business to grow as demand for t-shirts increases

Woodland expects business to grow as demand for t-shirts increases

Major outdoor gear, footwear and apparel brand, Woodland expects its business to grow at a good rate in the forthcoming season. “We expect increased demand for apparels, shoes and accessories,” says Harkirat Singh, Managing Director. Well established in knitwear segment, the brand offers T-shirts in polo, round and V-neck style. “... Read more

Max Fashion to enter 20 new markets

Max Fashion to enter 20 new markets

Max Fashion, the leading fashion brand from the house of Landmark Group, plans to enter 20 new markets during the financial year 2019-20. It is currently present in around 280 stores in India. The brand is also betting big on the kid’s category to drive its growth in the Indian market. It recently collaborated with Disney’s Marvel `Ave... Read more

Oner to offer best styles and prices through new collection

Oner to offer best styles and prices through new collection

Oner is looking forward to a promising season ahead, and endeavors to offer the best in terms of style and price. It has four EBOs besides being present in over 500 MBOs. “We are also present in all large format stores such as Shoppers Stop, Reliance, Globus, Lifestyle, Central etc,” notes Rishav Jain, Managing Director. Women’s ... Read more

Mustang to lead with new stores, e-commerce growth

Mustang to lead with new stores, e-commerce growth

Iconic clothing brand Mustang plans to incorporate vibrant hues in its current and upcoming collection. “The designs in this collection will be bolder,” says Lubeina Shahpurwala, Partner, Mustang. The brand witnessed an incredible surge in knitwear industry due to various product and fiber innovations. “Formal outerwear is being m... Read more

Petit Royal to go online, launch a range for newborn babies

Petit Royal to go online, launch a range for newborn babies

Meaning ‘little royal’ in French, kids wear brand Petit Royal believes every child should feel special and royal wearing their products. The brand, launched in February 2016 in Mumbai, plans to launch a new collection in pastel colors for the forthcoming season. “As the unicorn theme for girls is trending, we plan to customise som... Read more

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12 mantras to maintain brand competitiveness in tough times

12 mantras to maintain brand competitiveness in tough times

A visionary academic leader and persuasive administrator, Professor Dr Darlie O Koshy is well known for transforming several educational institutions like the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad where he served... Read more

‘We are focusing strongly on the innerwear category’

‘We are focusing strongly on the innerwear category’

Kavindra Mishra, Managing Director, India Business and Asia Pacific, Pepe Jeans, speaks exclusively to DFU Publications about the brand, its initiatives and the global denim industry. What is Pepe Jean’s mission... Read more

‘CMAI needs to take a leap into the next level’: Rahul Mehta

‘CMAI needs to take a leap into the next level’: Rahul Mehta

Rahul Mehta has been unanimously re-elected the President of Clothing Manufacturers Association of India popularly known as CMAI for the year 2018 - 2020. Under his leadership, CMAI has been growing leaps and bounds. He ... Read more

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Hopscotch makes new appointments

The Mumbai-headquartered fashion brand Hopscotch has appointed Somu Vadali as chief product officer and Vivek Pawar as senior director ... Read more

Pavers England plans 100 stores

Pavers England plans to reach 100 stores in India over the next few years with a focus on metros, Tier I and Tier II cities. As of now... Read more

Designer Neeta Lulla to launch first Gurugram International Fashion Week

Designer Neeta Lulla will launch the first ever edition of Gurugram International Fashion Week on May 31. The event will be held at the... Read more

Birla Cellulose to attach Livaeco plantable tag to W garments

Birla Cellulose will attach the plantable tag launched last month for its eco-enhanced variant Livaeco to each garment across W retail ... Read more

Cantabil’s Q4 sales rise, net profits dip

Cantabil’s net sales were Rs 95.44 crores during the period ended March 31, 2019, as compared to Rs 78.61 crores during the perio... Read more

WLS moves to using natural fabrics for its collections

While several brands promote regenerated fibers as pure and natural, WLS aims at producing authentic apparel, created with 100 per cent... Read more

Arvind Q4 margins improve

For the fourth quarter Arvind’s margins improved due to a good product mix. Revenue in the advanced materials segment grew on the... Read more

H&M India may offer home decor

H&M is keen to enter India’s home decor and furnishing products industry. H&M Home, an offshoot of the high-street fashio... Read more

Toonz adds Chhota Bheem to line

Toonz Retail will sell exclusive merchandise of Chhota Bheem’s Kung Fu Dhamaka apparels. Toonz Retail, one of India’s faste... Read more

Craftsvilla to open 1,000 outlets next year

With an aim to push its offline foray, online retailer Craftsvilla plans to invest Rs 100 crore to open about 1,000 outlets next year. ... Read more

Da Milano launches new collection

Iconic leather accessories brand Da Milano is all set to introduce its spring collection- ‘Spring Story.’ This dynamic coll... Read more

Fabindia to expand retail presence in eastern India

Home and lifestyle brand Fabindia plans to expand its retail footprint in by setting up 100 new stores across India. These stores will ... Read more

Indian shoe buyers upgrade

An Indian maintains on an average two pairs of footwear. In developed countries, people maintaining roughly seven to eight pairs i... Read more

Snapdeal buyout of Shop Clues likely

Snapdeal has moved closer to buying Shop Clues. The deal is expected to be a 100 per cent buyout, with all of Shop Clues’ investo... Read more

Myntra launches Roadster store in Bengaluru

Myntra recently launched its new offline store for brand Roadster. Known as ‘Roadster Go’, the offline store is located at ... Read more

Monte Carlo Q4 revenue up 15 per cent

For the fourth quarter Monte Carlo sales revenue rose 15 per cent. However, for the full year profit dropped 12 per cent and revenue ju... Read more

Myntra to manage Under Armour stores in India

Myntra is in an advanced discussions to manage top US sportswear brand Under Armour’s offline stores in India. Once finalised, th... Read more

Indian Terrain goes omni channel

For the fourth quarter Indian Terrain revenues were up 10 per cent. However, there was a marginal fall in profit after taxes in the qua... Read more

Reliance adds brands to Ajio

Reliance is adding more international brands to its e-commerce portal Ajio. Eventually all bridge-to-luxury brands sold by Reliance Bra... Read more

B&B Closet launches experiential lounge in Delhi

B&B (Brands & Bloggers) Closet launched its experiential lounge in the name of B&B Rentals and Café under one roof. ... Read more

Centrepoint plans 18 new stores

Centrepoint plans to open 18 new stores across locations in the GCC by June 2020. This will take the brand’s consolidated store c... Read more

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