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Myriad Activewear: Innovations, new product categories to pep up growth

Myriad Activewear: Innovations, new product categories to pep up growth

“The market should grow as fitness fad is taking over to find that sweet spot in fashion and fitness,” says Sunishka Goenka, Creative Director and Founder of athleisurewear brand Myriad Activewear. The brand recently launched a new collection inspired by utility wear and lightweight wear for faster movement and pace. “This collect... Read more

Etailer Zapyle makes luxury clothing affordable

Etailer Zapyle makes luxury clothing affordable

As competition in Indian e-commerce market heats up, Zapyle, joins online players Myntra, Jabong, Koovs, Limeroad to offer personalised service experience to its customers. The e-tailer plans to make luxury fashion accessible and affordable for all fashion lovers. An online factory outlet for high-end clothing, bags, accessories and footwear, Zapy... Read more

More and more Indian fashion brands take to GOTS certified textiles

More and more Indian fashion brands take to GOTS certified textiles

Actively engaged in educating and encouraging the use of certified organic clothing in India, international eco-label Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is the stringent voluntary global standard for the entire post-harvest processing (including spinning, knitting, weaving, dyeing and manufacturing) of apparel and home textiles made with certif... Read more

Patanjali Paridhan makes aggressive expansion plans

Patanjali Paridhan makes aggressive expansion plans

Homegrown apparel brand Patanjali Paridhan, backed by yoga guru cum entrepreneur Baba Ramdev aims to integrate technology and fashion together, to offer globally competitive merchandise at affordable rates. The brand, which has three sub-brands under its umbrella, namely: Astha, Sanskar and Livfit, aims to be a one-stop shop for consumers. One of ... Read more

Organic cotton brand Satva Living to add a core range and menswear collec…

Organic cotton brand Satva Living to add a core range and menswear collection

Representing a satvic life, the spring/summer collection of Satva Living is inspired by the crystals and minerals that draw out negativity from body and soul, and allow positive energy to flow through it. “This transition helps our consumers feel more resilient and mindful,” states Rina Nathani, Head-Global Retail-Suminter India Organic... Read more

Tantra brings a new range of t shirts for babies

Tantra brings a new range of t shirts for babies

Rajiv Ramchandani, Director of the T-Shirt brand Tantra believes that the T-shirts segment in India offers non-stop scope for creativity. “The segment, with its various sub-categories and age-wise demarcations, is a vivid universe in itself,” he says. The brand recently added a new ‘babies’ range to its collection. “Th... Read more

Indian retail may triple in size

Indian retail may triple in size

The Indian retail market is expected to triple in size by fiscal ’25. Food and grocery and the apparel segments are likely to witness a compound annual growth rate of 27 per cent and 22 per cent. While stores in India may have suffered at the hands of e-commerce, they are likely to stay as a formidable force. Retailers have witnessed an exp... Read more

Online to offline paves the way for omnichannel retail in India

Online to offline paves the way for omnichannel retail in India

E-retailers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of offline activities to attract new or re-engaging existing consumers. A recent study indicated around 95 per cent of retail sales are captured by offline retailers while two-thirds consumers who purchase online use the store either before or after the transaction. Offline retail offer... Read more

Reliance takes small stakes for a larger goal in India’s ecom space

Reliance takes small stakes for a larger goal in India’s ecom space

The e-commerce market is heating up with a new competitor ready to challenge the supremacy of the Amazon. Reliance Industries owner Mukesh Ambani is piecing together a $2.5 billion strategy to take on the e-commerce giant in India. Ambani’s strategy involves a string of tiny acquisitions and stake purchases that would enable it to face the wo... Read more

Steady ad and marketing investment to fuel growth of branded apparel segm…

Steady ad and marketing investment to fuel growth of branded apparel segment

Fuelled by the festive season, branded apparel makers reported a steady increase in profit margins in the December quarter. As per Wazir Advisors, Aditya Birla Fashion & Lifestyle reported a 2.2 per cent increase in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) margins for the quarter ended December 2018 as against 1.2... Read more

Numero Uno aims to be on par with global brands by 2020, chalks out growt…

Numero Uno aims to be on par with global brands by 2020, chalks out growth plans

In its new campaign Numero Uno brings together young unapologetic consumers, who dare to be aspirational, fashion-conscious and fearless. These youngsters are rebellious, expressive and courageous. The campaign pushes these young lionhearted souls to challenge their angst and admire their individuality. Along with this campaign Numero Uno has also... Read more

Online clothing brand PostFold chalks out plans for omni-channel retail

Online clothing brand PostFold chalks out plans for omni-channel retail

Soft colors and comfortable fabrics like Supima® cotton and viscose dobby dominate the Spring/Summer 2019 collection of brand PostFold. The collection includes button down shirts, polos, etc, for men and blouses, shirts, dresses, culottes and jumpsuits for women. “Each piece in this collection is elaborately made with subtle details addin... Read more

Alberto Torressi makes fashion statement with a new slip-on range

Alberto Torressi makes fashion statement with a new slip-on range

“These classic, elegant, sleek and stylish footwear stand out for all the right reasons,” says Ishaan Sachdeva, Director, Alberto Torresi about the latest range of slip-ons launched by the brand. “These Gagnon’s crafted entirely in velvet are the latest fashion-forward of summer. Their wear-ability makes them extremely comfo... Read more

Arvind focuses on growth with newer businesses, demerger

Arvind focuses on growth with newer businesses, demerger

One of India’s biggest textile makers Arvind, which successfully demerged its business in November 2018, now plans to focus on technical textiles along with other businesses such as water and wastewater treatment as well as garment production for international players. The branded retail arm of the company, which includes brands like Arrow, G... Read more

Logistic management integral to India’s apparel imports

Logistic management integral to India’s apparel imports

Efficient management of goods, once they arrive at Indian ports, is a challenge faced by many retailers, distribution centers, procurement centres even e-tailers. However, their predicament doesn’t end there. Once these products are transported to their stores, visibility, control and freight costs are a cause of concern for industry leaders.... Read more

With cash flow set to increase, good days are back for Raymond

With cash flow set to increase, good days are back for Raymond

There are good days ahead for textile and apparel brand Raymond as it hopes to increase its free cash flow in the current financial year ending March 31, 2019. As the company’s stock price multiplied over two-and-a-half times in the last three years, it posted a profit in four out of last five quarters. The company, most recently, declared a ... Read more

Bonjour Socks acquires US brand Hush Puppies

Bonjour Socks acquires US brand Hush Puppies

Bonjour Socks (Zonac Knitting Machines Pvt. Ltd.) has acquired the smart and comfortable socks/stockings business of the renowned US brand, Hush Puppies. The company’s operations include the manufacturing, marketing and sales of these socks in India. The company plans to introduce an exclusive range of Hush Puppies socks for men and women. T... 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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New Delhi hosts India Men Show

India Men Show was held in New Delhi on April 18. This was dedicated to celebrating men’s lifestyle choices. The evening encompas... Read more

Reliance Retail Q4 profit up 77 per cent

For the fourth quarter Reliance Retail’s profit before depreciation, interest and taxes (PBDIT) rose 77 per cent. PBDIT for the f... Read more

Lulu fashion show next week

Lulu Mall, Kerala, will host a fashion week from, April 24 to 28, 2019. It will be a show not just confined to a closed-door audience b... Read more

Blackberrys Casuale launches innovative khaki shirts Knitalia

Blackberrys Casuale has launched Knitalia, India’s first 100 per cent cotton knitted range of khakis, shirts and other apparels. ... Read more

Tata’s e-commerce venture Tata CLiQ lags behind Amazon, Flipkart

Recent investment by Tata into their e-commerce venture Tata CLiQ pales in comparison to Amazon and Walmart-owned Flipkart. Latest regu... Read more

Shree plans 100 new stores

Ethnicwear brand Shree plans to add 100 stores by the end of current financial year, in addition to their already existing 65 stores. T... Read more

Ikea India launches climate campaign

Ikea India has undertaken a campaign which aims at inspiring and enabling people to reduce their carbon footprint by using more climate... Read more

Reliance Industry to go online soon

Reliance Industry is set to launch its own business-to-consumer marketplace that will sell everything from food to fashion. The hybrid ... Read more

House of Masaba collaborates with GOT to release show merchandise

House of Masaba has collaborated with Game of Thrones to release merchandise for the show in India during the premiere of its final sea... Read more

Biba opts for franchises, plans 100 outlets this year

Biba will go the franchise route to expand into small cities and towns. These stores would be majorly for its mass to premium brand Ran... Read more

ATSC Toronto to expand product variety, add wholesale supplier section

Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) will take place from August 19 to 21 in Toronto and August 23 in Montreal. This is a must-attend... Read more

The Stock Market holds designer showcase in New Delhi

The Stock Market fashion event hosted a Spring/ Summer designer showcase on April 16, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in New Delhi. The... Read more

LVMH tops luxury ranking by Deloitte

LVMH is the number one luxury group worldwide followed by Estée Lauder and Richemont. They are followed by Kering, Luxottica, Ch... Read more

Mufti turns to experiential marketing

French sporting goods retailer Decathlon with a revenue of Rs 1,278 crore for the year to March 2018, has also become India’s sec... Read more

Scented vests from Lux Cozi

Lux Cozi has launched India’s first scented vest range for men. The vests are made from 100 per cent cotton and are designed to h... Read more

Analysts expect moderate growth in retail sector in Q4

Analysts from Edelweiss predict, with a limited end-of-season sales (EOSS) period during the three months ended March 2019, the retail ... Read more

TCNS Clothing widens retail presence

TCNS Clothing plans to strengthen its retail presence in India. The company retails garments under three brands: W, Aurelia and Wishful... Read more

Walmart and Amazon scale up sellers

Indian manufacturers and sellers are profiting from the business models and facilitation offered by the likes of Walmart and Amazon. Wa... Read more

Good revenue prospects for Indian retailers

Indian retailers are expected to show good revenue growth for the March quarter. Store expansions have also been healthy. Most retailer... Read more

Luxury apparels growing at 12 per cent

The global luxury apparels market is expected to register a CAGR of 12.3 per cent from 2018 to 2023. Increasing communication between c... Read more

Khadi sales up 28 per cent

Khadi sales in India jumped 28 per cent this year. This is true across segments, fabric, readymade garments or solar vastra. During the... Read more

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