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Popular women’s lingerie maker Groversons launches first international ra…

Popular women’s lingerie maker Groversons launches first international range

Incepted with the aim of making comfortable and fashionable lingerie for every Indian woman, Groversons has been building a lingerie heritage for over six decades. The brand caters to a wide variety of taste with its styles, fabrics, colors and patterns. Recently, Groversons launched its first international range that “uses premium lace, rose... Read more

109 F to expand retail footprint

109 F to expand retail footprint

Launched in 2006 by Creative Lifestyles, 1090F is a leading women’s western wear brand. In a relatively short span of time, the brand has seen tremendous success in overseas markets like the UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Nepal and Iraq. At the moment, the brand is engaged in consolidating its operations by closing down non-profitable stor... Read more

Kiabza - Decluttering wardrobes and monetizing them

Kiabza - Decluttering wardrobes and monetizing them

Actress Evelyn Sharma is taking her the next step towards responsible fashion. To buy only second-hand clothing is her New Year’s resolution for 2020, and it’s an easy one she says! Interestingly, this trend is not limited to celebrities but also common people are having a keen interest in not just exchanging goods with friends and fami... Read more

Employment generation to fuel garment industry growth in India

Employment generation to fuel garment industry growth in India

According to Axel Baumanns, Product Management and Sales, Kannegiesser, the garment industry in India is suffering. Speaking at the recently held GTE exhibition, he said, “Countries like Bangladesh, which proves to be an ideal manufacturing base for the US and Europe, have picked up business since 1998.”Though other countries have also ... Read more

Tier II cities driving sportswear market in India

Tier II cities driving sportswear market in India

Tier II and III towns in India are driving demand for sportswear. The main factor behind this is the growth in e-commerce sales. A host of smaller cities, those like Surat and Indore, now are ordering more branded sportswear because of the ease of purchase. The sporting culture in these towns has also matured with cities like Surat, Ahmedabad and C... Read more

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst…

Automation increasing efficiency, transparency and sustainability amongst garment manufacturers

The Indian subcontinent is moving towards automation as it reduces the overhead cost per unit of garment. People are investing in garment production need to be aware of these processes rather than just demanding results. “This is irrespective of where they are located, Vietnam or Bangladesh or India as the shipment time from all these places ... Read more

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail plans to open 500 outlets

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail plans to open 500 outlets

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail (ABFRL) plans to open more than 500 outlets this year. As of now, there are some 3,000 outlets. ABFRL is the country’s largest clothing firm and runs brands such as Louis Philippe, Pantaloons, Van Heusen, Allen Solly and Peter England. The company plans to launch a new mass-market ethnic wear brand. Same-stor... Read more

LFW Summer Resort 2020: Celebrates fashion with sustainability

LFW Summer Resort 2020: Celebrates fashion with sustainability

Mumbai hosted the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 from February 12 to 16. An exuberant celebration of fashion this edition showcased an amazing level of creativity from eccentric summer prints on easy-breezy silhouettes to sinuously embellished velvety lehengas. This year, Lakme Fashion Week completed 20-years and to celebrate this milesto... Read more

Focusing on innerwear and activewear, Artimas Fashions aims to launch man…

Focusing on innerwear and activewear, Artimas Fashions aims to launch many brands

After working as a brand consultant for two decades, Nischal Puri launched Artimas Fashions in collaboration with popular Kolkata-based hosiery manufacturer Lux Industries. His aim was to build an aspirational brand for the youth which led to the inception of Artimas Fashions in early 2019 with an investment of Rs 7 crore. Creating brand awareness... Read more

Uniqlo to strengthen Indian presence with new stores, products and initia…

Uniqlo to strengthen Indian presence with new stores, products and initiatives

Despite its Indian debut happening at a difficult time, Japanese retailer Uniqlo received a warm welcome with around 400 people lining up at its store on its opening day. The store made business worth Rs 2.2 crore within a few days of opening which further inspired it to launch a second store a month later. Undeterred by the challenging environment... Read more

CMAI announces a new initiative, Vendor Sourcing Fair

CMAI announces a new initiative, Vendor Sourcing Fair

A new initiative of the CMAI, the Vendor Sourcing Fair will be held at the Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai from April 22-23, 2020. “This fair will facilitate vendorship business between the buyers and sellers. Only those buyers who buy under their own label will be allowed,” says Rahul Mehta, Chief Mentor, CMAI. Many brand owners in the SME ... Read more

Winter sales high this year aided by a cold winter

Winter sales high this year aided by a cold winter

Aided by the chilly weather, winter wear sales have jumped 15 to 20 per cent in north India. Winter apparel is driving sales in north India from December, a welcome change from subdued consumer sentiments that prevailed earlier in 2019. Sportswear brand Puma witnessed 40 per cent growth in sales of jackets and sweatshirts. Over the last two weekend... Read more

Bombay Dyeing targets revenue of Rs 500 crores in 2020

Bombay Dyeing targets revenue of Rs 500 crores in 2020

Bombay Dyeing is eyeing revenue of Rs 500 crores by 2020. It is betting big on its menswear brand Cezari to drive growth. It currently has 27 company-owned stores, 3,000 multi-brand stores and over 400 franchise stores across India. The company reported a consolidated net profit of Rs 162 crores for the December quarter as against a net loss of Rs ... Read more

Oxemberg launches two new denim ranges

Oxemberg launches two new denim ranges

The entry of global brands in Indian markets has changed the branded RMG segment. Gone are the days when clothes were made in plain and basic styles and were available in limited colors. “Now, they are available in a variety of fabrics, textures, shades, styles and patterns,” says Prashant Awasthi, Marketing Head, Oxemberg which recentl... Read more

Innovations, meeting consumer needs boost Indian swimwear brands

Innovations, meeting consumer needs boost Indian swimwear brands

With increasing health consciousness and more people indulging in water related activities, India’s swimwear segment is witnessing a huge growth with growing demand for various styles and colors across all age groups. Earlier, swimwear was considered the exclusive apparel of professional swimmers. But easy accessibility to resorts, beaches a... Read more

Aditya Birla to open 150 stores

Aditya Birla to open 150 stores

Store expansion is a key focus area for Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail. Some 150 stores will be opened in this quarter alone. The company has a network of 2,999 stores in India, along with 6,200 point of sales in department stores across the country. Strong demand during the wedding season in October and November followed by severe winter in part... Read more

Birla Century targets profits through brands and exports businesses

Birla Century targets profits through brands and exports businesses

Offering a wide range of premium textiles including bottom weights, suitings, finer fabrics, and household linen since 1897, Birla Century now aims to focus on its brands and export businesses.“We aim to shift 60 per cent of our business to brands and exports in the next two years. For this, we plan to move away from the trader segment to OTC... Read more

Bodycare to improve brand performance with new collections, retail channe…

Bodycare to improve brand performance with new collections, retail channels

The soon to be launched lingerie range from Bodycare Creations will focus on the needs of modern woman. “We will add new patterns such demi-cups to our existing bra range besides experimenting with new light and pastel colors,” notes Sanjay Dawar, Director of the brand. The fabric for this collection will mostly be cotton “As it p... Read more

Experiential retail, big data, technology, social commerce will drive Ind…

Experiential retail, big data, technology, social commerce will drive Indian retail

Over the last few years, retail has emerged as one of the most vigorous and fast-paced industries in India with retailers using latest technologies and new generation tools like data analytics, social commerce, CRM solutions, etc. Indeed traditional and unorganised retail formats continue to dominate the Indian retail market. However, organised ret... Read more

Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED): Enhancing global competitiveness of Indian…

Zero Defect Zero Effect (ZED): Enhancing global competitiveness of Indian MSME

An independent third party inspection service company, RSJ Inspection works as a quality control partner for securing Indian imports. The company was recently accredited as the rating agency for the zero defect initiative (ZED) launched by the Indian government. Sarath Chandran, Director of the company elaborates on this initiative.  The Zero... Read more

Reverse integration helps Curve Garments boost turnover, control quality …

Reverse integration helps Curve Garments boost turnover, control quality and prices

While some brands directly purchase garments from vendors, others buy fabrics which they convert into garments. Curve Garments’ manufacturing process begins with purchasing yarns, converting them into fabrics and processing them. “This helps us reduce the MRPs of our products besides boosting turnover. It also helps in providing a good ... Read more

Mustang’s new collection helps it to remain on the top of the game

Mustang’s new collection helps it to remain on the top of the game

Inspired by the beach and other summer activities, like cycling and gymnastics Mustang’s Spring/Summer ’20 collection focuses on cool color patterns. “Comprising a variety of socks like ankle and short length, techno-driven and health socks, this collection reflects summer breeziness through its innovative designs and prints,&rdqu... Read more

Budget 2020 for Textile & Clothing: What industry leaders have to say…

Budget 2020 for Textile & Clothing: What industry leaders have to say…

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented Union 2020-21, on Saturday, February 1, 2020. The Budget addressed following important points related to textile, apparel and fashion industry: • Anti-dumping duty on PTA abolished • National Technical Textiles Mission to be set up • Review of Rules of Origin in FTAs • Schemes... Read more

Raisin curates effortless and free-flowing pieces in its new collection

Raisin curates effortless and free-flowing pieces in its new collection

Called ‘Banthan’ the Spring/Summer collection from Raisin is all about curated pieces of effortless and free-flowing garments. “Inspired by summer escapades, sand and urban nomads, this collection is an ode to the dunes and its lively culture. It salutes the long history of brand’s handiworks,” says Vikash Pacheriwal, ... 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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India gives Puma great business

India is a strategic market for Puma. A combination of global strength and local execution has accelerated the brand’s momentum i... Read more

Gujarat-based Sajke creates a niche with ethical fashion

Sajke brings forward sustainable, eco-friendly and ethical fashion clothing created by artisans who handcraft their art in an environme... Read more

Reliance Retail listed in Deloitte’s Global Powers of Retailing 2020 index

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Now, Tata Cliq targets the luxe customer

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Grado’s new collection celebrates the color blue. Reminiscent of the evening sky, this color signifies life and vitality. This ne... Read more

Flipkart realigns senior management team

E-commerce player Flipkart has realigned its senior management team for the upcoming new business opportunities and Adarsh Menon, Senio... Read more

Asics to open 15 stores

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Snapdeal on-boards 52,000 sellers in Uttar Pradesh

E-commerce major Snap deal has on-boarded about 52,000 sellers in Uttar Pradesh across different product categories and locations. Most... Read more

Reliance retail arm Ajio to enter luxury segment

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Lenzing ramps up production in China again to full capacity

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Vrisa new collections is mix of prints and embroidery

Women’s brand Vrisa’s new collection mixes a multitude of floral prints with textured, floral embroidery to create the imag... Read more

Online fashion retailer Voonik merges with ShopUp

Voonik has merged with ShopUp. Voonik, based in Bangalore, is an online fashion retailer. Bangladesh-based ShopUp is a start-up. Voonik... Read more

The Label Bazaar fashion fairs this month

The Label Bazaar will hold fashion fairs in Hyderabad on February 22 and in Bangalore on February 29. The best fashion designers and br... Read more

Louis Vuitton India profit up 24 per cent

Louis Vuitton’s net profit in India jumped 24.5 per cent for fiscal year 2019. Net profit doubled from 2017 to 2019 and revenue g... Read more

Swiss luxury fabric brand Jakob Schlaepfer launches pop-up in India

Swiss luxury fabric maker Jakob Schlaepfer made its first inroads into the Indian market with the launch of a pop-up installation at th... Read more

Kartik Aaryan roped in as Flying Machine jeans’ brand ambassador

India’s first homegrown denim brand, Flying Machine, launched a new campaign for the season, with Kartik Aaryan. With this collab... Read more

Kapaas n Resham to foray in the US market

In line with the goal of taking the beauty of the Indian handwoven garments and the fashion culture of the country to the world, fashio... Read more

Firstcry secures around $400 million from Softbank

Baby and mother care products retailer Firstcry has secured around $400 million (Rs 2,824.23 crore) from Softbank Vision Fund as part o... Read more

Structural reforms, boards to help textile exporters achieve the $350 billi…

According to Raja Shanmugham, President, Tirupur Exporters Association, we need to upscale skill inventory across our value chain as gl... Read more

Fred Perry comes to India

British heritage brand Fred Perry has entered India with a store in New Delhi. The brand has always been synonymous with timeless herit... Read more

Five ethnic wear brands beating competition

Though big brands like Manyavar-Mohey, Meena Bazaar, and Neeru’s are largely dominating the Rs 35,000 crore ethnic wear industry ... Read more

Top Stitch shopping event in Hyderabad this March

Top Stitch will hold a shopping event in Hyderabad, March 19, 2020. It will feature product categories including western wear, ethnic w... Read more

Vero Moda showcases Spring Summer 2020 collection in Mumbai

To mark its 10th anniversary Bestseller India Group’s in-house brand Vero Moda showcased its Spring/Summer collection at the Lali... Read more

Ranbir Kapoor is the face of Single

Ranbir Kapoor has signed up as the brand ambassador for men’s wear brand Single. The is brand from fashion retailer Universal Spo... Read more

Louis Philippe adds another store in Odisha, its seventh in the sate

Leading premium menswear brand Louis Philippe has launched a new store in Bhubaneswar spread over 1200 sq. ft. This is the brands seven... Read more

Sports brand Lakhani expands in West Bengal, South India

Lakhani is planning to strengthen its retail presence in West Bengal and South India. Depots will also come up in West Bengal to reach ... Read more

Indian consumers focus more on energy: Kantar

A report by global research agency Kantar says, energy is the prime currency that consumers in India focus on, even more than time and ... Read more

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