January 2016 - Perfect Sourcing

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January 2016 - Perfect Sourcing
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10 COVER STORY
6EDITORIAL
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OPINION LIVE
18 FACE TO FACE
• Duke Fashion Creating Accolades in Knitwear Segment
INDIAN
KNITWEAR
INDUSTRY
22 MARKET UPDATE
• Fabstract Clothing Adds Woven Garments to its Range
• Moda Cocktail to Tap Far East Countries
• Indian Textile Ministry Plans Corrective Measures to Boost Textile & Apparel
Exports
28 INDIA NEWS
34 BURNING ISSUE
Textile Indust
ry
Welcomes
Amended TU
FS
New Schemes to Ge
nerate 30Lakh Jobs
• Aditya Birla Group to handhold Textile Value Chain Partners
• Interactive Session on Luxury and Branding organized by Institute of Apparel
Management
• Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of MSME Signed a MoU to Establish a Technology
Centre at Kanpur
• Gujarat’s Duo Designer Anar Patel & Vandana’s Collection Goes Global
• Maharashtra to Uplift Textile Sector
• India is Planning to Have its Own Alibaba
32 INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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Billion Dollar Japanese Loan to Benefit Garment Industry of
Bangladesh
Primark is Expanding its Presence in America
Hudson’s Bay Close to Acquire Online Retailer Gilt
Landmark FTA Signed between China and Australia
China to Add 10 More Gap Stores
35 TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
• Typical Positive About Indian Market Growth
38
FAIR & EVENTS
36 TECHNOLOGY NEWS
• Lectra Launches its Next Generation of Airbag Cutting Solutions ‘FocusQuantum®
• ThreadSol’s IntelloCut Saved 9.07% Fabric of Dekko Group
• Levi Strauss & Co. is First ITMA Sustainable Innovation Award Winner
37 SURAT NEWS
• Surat’s Sector Passing through Tough Phase
• Surat Textile Industry Gets Affected by Chennai Floods
50 FAIR & EVENTS
ITMA,
Milan Galore
of Success
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• Aditya Birla Group Organizes the First Edition of Liva Protégé 2015- A NationalLevel Designer Hunt
• Intex South Asia 2015 Receives Positive Response
54 FAIR CALENDAR
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2016 TO BRING BACK THE GLORIOUS DAYS?
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A fresh year has already started and everybody is waiting to see how the year proves
to be for the garment and textile sector of India. The year ended with good news about
Amendment in Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme, under which a budget provision
of Rs.17,822 crore has been approved, of which Rs. 12,671 crore is for committed
liabilities under the ongoing scheme, and Rs. 5,151 crore is for new cases under ATUFS.
The amended scheme is expected to attract investment to the tune of one lakh crore
rupees, and create over 30 lakh jobs. There are many other changes that are being
suggested by the Government of India which if happens will create a good environment
for the industry.
Other than this, measures are being taken to Integrate EDI software of customs and
the textile committee so that online test reports can be generated and communicated.
Proposal for setting up a new textile laboratory of the textile committee at the Cochin
port. The ministry of textiles has also referred several issues to the ministry of labour
and employment to make labour laws flexible. The proposals include raising over-time
limit for employees from 50 hours a quarter to 100 hours; relaxing restrictions on work
during night for women in factories; revision of over-time wages at the rate of one-anda-quarter times of the regular rate. Also a customs clearance facilitation committee at all
ports has been set up which is headed by the chief commissioner of customs and consists
of stakeholders from all agencies pertaining to clearance of goods.
A movement is seen in activities of the Government, however it is too soon to predict
whether these polices will make an impact and are introduced well on time.
In this issue of Perfect Sourcing you will read about the knitwear segment of India,
which is now seeing good growth as it is supported by both export and domestic sector.
While on one hand the players have started working on value added knitted garments
to create a niche for themselves and compete with countries like Bangladesh, on the
other hand they are investing on latest technologies for every operation right from the
stage of making garments. This creates a huge potential for knitwear manufacturers
both in exports and domestic segment. You will read about the manufacturing strengths,
facilities, current scenario of garment manufacturers making knitted garments for both
domestic and export segment.
In this issue, you will also read about the review of ITMA which was held in Milan and
saw the textile and apparel industry from all over the world. Not only in terms of size, but
also in terms of visitation and participation, ITMA was a grand success.
We hope that this year the industry sees a lot of success and strength in terms of business
and scale.
Deepti Marwah
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e are looking for a great year ahead because
of the improved economic situation in the
US and EU. 2015 was a very tough year for
the garment export industry as the market
was slow in fact, worst as compared to last few years. The
industry is going through many things at the same time
like the fluctuation in currencies especially Euro, which
has affected the business to a great extent. Moreover,
since we mainly exporting to Europe we have felt the
brunt. This year we are keeping our fingers crossed
and hope for a good business. The orders have gone
down to half this year due to recession in the market.
We are planning to tap some new markets which are
still untouched. We have enough capacities to meet the
demand of our existing customers and once we get some
new buyers will expand our production capacity. We
expect to have stable growth in 201-17.
Gaurav Kumar Sadh, Sailash Kumar & Sons,
Delhi
H
aving more customers in the kitty and a
stabilized market situation is what we expect
for the coming year as last year was a complete
washout for the garment export industry.
Less orders, unexpected price demands from buyers and
currency fluctuation all have affected the business badly.
We have noticed that from the last two years the footfall of
buyers to India have reduced whether in fairs or in terms
of personal visits. This year we are planning to showcase
our product range at international fairs to enhance our
business as till now we were only participating in Delhi/
NCR fairs. We are not only into garments business, but
also deal in home textiles that covers the major share
of our company and thus, accordingly we have made
strategies for the coming year. We also cater to domestic
market and recently we have opened a showroom in Pune
and according to the response we will receive we will
expand our presence in domestic market also.
Suchita Gupta, Gencheck Fashion, Delhi
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I
n 2016, we are looking forward for market
stabilization because from the last four years market
is in recession, but now with improved scenario in
the US and Europe we are planning to have new
strategies for the next year on which we have already
started working like training labours to increase our
productivity. Expansion is the need for the growth of any
company or industry so we believe in expansion and this
year when Europe is reviving and the market sentiments
are in favour of Indian garment exports we are planning
to associate with some new European buyers which will
benefit us. With our new strategies and expansion plans
we are expecting a growth of 12% in financial year 201617.
Vikram Ladhar, Shakti Exim, Rajasthan
W
e expect to associate with more customers
through our visits to national and
international fairs in 2016. This year the
market has been slow. We are planning
to expand our product range in the coming year, and in
terms of infrastructure we will keep on upgrading our
technologies to meet the expectations of our customers.
Our vision is to make our growth stable in 2016, but it
all depends on the market situation that seems to be
improving.
CD Mehta, Shah Originals, Mumbai
E
veryone hopes to have good business from
the coming year and thus we have the same
expectation as this year passed through many
ups and downs like fluctuation in currency,
unpredictable market sentiments, less orders,
unreasonable prices from the buyers, government policies
and many more. In 2016, we are not planning for any
expansion as with the current market sentiments it’s quite
difficult to stabilize. We are just hoping for good orders
from our existing buyers and through participation in
national and international exhibitions we are planning to
add some new buyers.
Manoj Sharma, Khoj Creations, Jaipur
COVER STORY
INDIAN
KNITWEAR
INDUSTRY
Interlooping Exporters
for Immense Growth
Opportunities
E
ven though India has made
its name in the innovations
and experimentations in
terms of woven fabric, the
knitwear industry of India’s stooping
growth percentage in the past years
cannot be neglected. Surprisingly, knits
have fetched the maximum sales for the
retailers in domestic as well as
international front and a study by
consultancy firm Wisedge says that
about half of the domestic apparel
market in India is ruled by knitwear and
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about 45% in exports. Once restricted to
the knit-centric areas of Ludhiana and
Tirupur, the knitwear industry now has
several big-small joints all across the
nation, examples being Bengaluru,
Gujarat, Rajasthan and Vapi.
When talking about knitwear, one
cannot forego the mention of the biggest
knitwear manufacturing hub of the
nation, Tirupur, which specializes in
cotton knitted garments with over Rs.
13000 Crores of Apparel exports and an
equal amount on account of domestic
sale of inner garments thereby providing
employment to over 5 Lakh people. It is
called the knits capital’ of India as it
caters to almost all the famous retail
brands across the globe.
The Knitwear exports from Tirupur
increased to Rs. 21,000 cr in 2014 -15 as
compared to Rs.18,000 cr in 2013 - 14,
with a growth rate of 15.52% in terms of
rupee and 15.94%, in terms of Foreign
currency. The share of Knitwear exports
from Tirupur in our country was
44.29%. Nearly every international
COVER STORY
knitwear brand in the world
has a strong production share
from Tirupur. Some of the world’s
largest retailers including C&A,
Switcher, Wal-Mart, Primark, Diesel,
ARMY, Tommy Hilfiger, M&S, FILA,
Respect, H&M, HTHP, Whale, NIKE
and Reebok import many textiles items
and clothing from Tirupur city. The
location has units all along the value
chain of knitwear starting from
spinning, knitting, wet processing,
printing, garment manufacturing and
exports.
As Tirupur factories are taking
utmost care in producing quality
garments and maintaining delivery
schedule, the retail stores prefer to
source from Tirupur. The area provides
the best
quality and
variety in
T-shirts, jerseys,
pullovers, cardigans,
ladies blouses, dresses,
children wear, sportswear,
night dress, swim wear. The
biggies of the region include the
Poppy’s, Eastman Exports, and many
others. With a sound policy direction
and support from the Government,
Textile trade from Tirupur have the
potential to grow to Rs. 1,00,000 Crores
by 2020 thereby creating additional 15
Lakh jobs in the near future. Investment
and Focus towards the first four Ts
namely Talent, Technology, Tradition
and Tourism will undoubtedly make
Tirupur march towards its
mission of achieving the targeted
business volume of Rs. 1 Lakh Crores
by the year 2020.
The industry that was once a small
village has grown very strongly over the
last few years, despite several
disadvantages including lack of proper
infrastructure facilities, difficult access
to ports and airports, etc., however it
has emerged as a major player in world
apparel market.Most of the exporters
hail from agrarian background with
very few qualified and educated
entrepreneurs. But the hard work of
entrepreneurs in Tirupur has helped
them carve a niche in the Global textile
map thereby contributing to the
economic growth of the Country.
January 2016
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COVER STORY
Lavos- Tirupur
Lavos Revives Organic Performance based
Products in India
R
etail label of twenty years
old export house of Tirupur
BS Apparel, Lavos has
taken a different pathway
from others of the knitwear field in
India. This three year old label was
formed with an ideology of using
organic fabric that is derived from
bamboo and cotton. The resultant
performance polyester is light in weight
and has the maximum absorption ability
which is perfectly fine for the active
sportswear. “Our journey started in
2012 at a slow pace mainly due to the
expensive product offering, but we
never wanted to compromise on our
specialty of providing organic
breathable fabrics and today we are
growing aggressively with more and
more people accepting our efforts for
the perfection. Currently, we are
available on major e-portals including
Flipkart and Snapdeal and supply to
major cities like Chennai, Bengaluru,
Mumbai and some stores in Delhi via
multi-brand channels,” says B. Vijay
Aragravan, MD, Lavos. Lavos offers
a variety of inner wear as well as active
sportswear including yoga pants, cycling
shorts, t-shirts and capris for women.
Sharing about the situation in Knitwear
industry Vijay says, “Our industry really
needs up gradation in terms of
machineries and creativity. We need to
come up with new ideas to further take
up the sellouts and consumer
satisfaction. Fabrics innovations are
very minimally done across the knitwear
industry resulting in monotonous
designs and functions in the products
offered.”
Lavos is backed up by the parent
company, BS Apparel which has a
factory in Tirupur laced with specialty
knitting machines as well as 250 sewing
machines with a production capacity of
4000-5000 pieces per month. “In order
to further take up the production
capacity we are expanding our factory
area and adding further new
machineries. Vijay adds. The ratio of
export and retail for the company
stands at 95:5. “As compared to the
steep growth in exports, domestically
we have been a bit slow this time. But
hopes are high from the coming fiscal,”
he continues.
Award Associates – Tirupur
Award Associates Notices huge Potential in India
A
ward Associates is a liaison
office for Award Apparel
Limited based in London
that imports variety of
garments. R Sabhari Girish, CEO,
Award Associates said, “Knitwear has
a huge scope in the coming years and
many new markets in the overseas are
emerging for Indian knitted garments
especially the UK market that has
shown good demand and placed good
orders. Along with that Australia is also
showing huge potential.” He
emphasized, “Tirupur is eight years
ahead of China in installing the Zero
Liquid Discharge system and CETP
plants which China is planning for 2020
and in Tirupur every small, medium and
big exporter has already done it.
Girish said, “Market is reviving every
year, though this year has seen a
downfall but market is coming back on
track. The US, Mexico and Greece are
also showing good scope of business.
Ladies wear, kids’, infant wear and
organic garments are very much in
demand in both retail and export sector
and when it comes to fabrics polyviscose, poly-cotton, cotton-viscose are
used more often.”
R Sabhari Girish, CEO, Award Associates
Impact Fashions – Tirupur
Impact Fashions to Focus on the European Markets
P
Thangaraja, Proprietor,
Impact Fashions said,
“We are producing all types
of cotton and blended
knitted & woven garments for Ladies,
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Men’s, Children and Babies.” Discussing
about the current market situation he
shares, “From the past few months,
Europe was going through a tough
phase but now it is again reviving. Since
it is big market and has been a main
destination for us so we are targeting
markets like Mexico and Greece.
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Poppys Group - Tirupur
Creating Accolades in Knits Segment
Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) expects
50,000 crores knitwear exports from India
U
nder the leadership of Dr.
A. Sakthivel who started as
a young entrepreneur in
1973, the Poppys Group of
companies, with an annual turnover of
US$70 million, has become one of the
leading knitwear exporters of India. The
company exports to over 50 countries
worldwide and also supplies to global
brands like Hanes, Ralph Lauren,
Harley Davidson, Caterpillar, M & M,
etc. The product range of the company
includes knitted and woven wear for
men, women and children under which
it offers T-shirt, polo’s, sweat shirts,
jackets, sportswear, shorts, Bermudas,
blouses, night wear, innerwear, wool,
cotton and acrylic blended sweaters and
an entire range of casual wear for kids in
knitted and woven.
Dr. A. Sakthivel, President,
Tirupur Exporters Association
Tirupur exports
will grow once Free Trade
Agreement with EU,
Comprehensive Economic
Partnership Agreement
(CEPA) with Canada,
Comprehensive Economic
Cooperation Agreement
(CECA) with Australia take
place and we have been
advocating for early
signing of the
agreements.
(TEA) and Chairman, Poppy
Group shares, “The total Readymade
Garments exports from our country had
first time surpassed Rs.1 Lakh Crore in
2014-15 and recorded Rs1.03 Lakh
Crore, (US $ 16.82 billion) and out of
this, the total knitwear exports
contribution was Rs.46,801 Crore, with
a share of 45.43%.” He added, “We
expect that the total knitwear exports
from our country will cross Rs.50,000
Cr this year. The retail sector in our
country is growing at par with exports
and nowadays, the youth population in
our country prefers to wear knitwear
garments and it is also quickly catching
up in tier II and tier III cities.”
He also shares, “Right now India is
mainly exporting cotton based garments
and that too for summer season. If we
diversify into manufacturing of
synthetic garments, we can export for all
seasons and this can increase our
exports. Sharing his views about the
Tirupur Knitwear Industry he informs,
“As Tirupur factories are taking utmost
care in producing quality garments and
maintaining delivery schedule, the retail
stores prefer to source from Tirupur.
He added, “Tirupur exports will grow
once Free Trade Agreement with EU,
Comprehensive Economic Partnership
Agreement (CEPA) with Canada,
Comprehensive Economic Cooperation
Agreement (CECA) with Australia take
place and we have been advocating for
early signing of the agreements. The
factories are also inclined to
manufacture synthetic based garments
which are a good sign for growth of
exports in the coming years. We will
double our exports in next three years.”
Moreover, most of the Tirupur factories
are compliant and this would help in
reaching out to more international
brands and retail stores.
On the current market situation, Dr.
A. Sakthivel informs, “At present, the
Dr. A. Sakthivel, President, Tirupur Exporters
Association (TEA) and Chairman, Poppy Group
recession in EU market, severe
competition from countries like China,
Bangladesh, Vietnam, Indonesia and
Cambodia, higher bank Interest rate,
shortage of labour, increase in wages
and power cost, fluctuation in Foreign
currency, increase in transportation cost
and following up of compliances are the
major challenges.”
Suggesting the young entrepreneurs
who are entering the segment of
knitwear manufacturing he said, “As the
knitwear market is highly competitive,
the fittest will only survive in the long
run and for this the new comers should
always be keen on improving the
productivity in all areas and at the same
time, without compromising on the
quality, they should meet the delivery
schedule as per customer
requirements.” “Labour management is
one of the key areas and should be
managed well. Apart from this, the
latest concepts and systems should be
introduced to sustain and achieve the
desired results,” concluded he.
January 2016
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Ludhiana- Manufacturing Knits for
Both Export and Domestic Segment
A
nother heartland of
knitwear, Ludhiana has
seen various developments
in the industry in the
century of its existence and is all set
with latest infrastructure and material
facilities. The importance of knitwear
industry in Ludhiana can be deduced
from the fact 85% to 90% demand of
woolen market in India is supplied by
the region. The ready-made garments
business in Ludhiana is worth Rs
14,000 crore including both retail and
export markets, from small and medium
scale manufacturers, yet the quality is
never compromised. The big retail
names from the region will take up to be
Monte Carlo, Madame, Duke, Miniking,
Sportsking and many others.
There are many hurdles posing into
the smooth sailing of the knitwear boat
because of rising cotton and yarn prices,
which takes away the cake. Along with
that threat the expansion of
international labels into the domestic
horizon is also a big problem to deal
with. Another area is the processing and
innovative finishing systems as the
world has moved very much ahead in
bringing fabric and technology together
to produce functional yet smart
garments.
Since now winters are arriving late
year-by-year it has affected the sales of
many woolen and knit focused
companies and brands. Also, the
duration of the season has shortened
beginning in mid of December and gets
over by the first week of February. The
manufacturers are forced to take down
the quantity of heavy coats and jackets
replacing them with light-weight
warming clothing articles such as
sweatshirts and woolen tops.
“Our main domain lies in the
winter wear especially in the
form of latest fashion in
coats and blazers. Sales
wise sweatshirts have
been our key
product item and
value wise the
position
goes to long
coats. We hope
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Dinesh Aravat, TM, Madame
that this time we will be able to nail 2530% of our targeted growth,” informs
Dinesh Aravat, TM, Madame.
Ready to wear label Madame is known
for knit western wear and is owned by
parent company Jain Amar Clothing
Private Limited, India. The brand was
established in 1980 with a vision to
provide world class apparels
and accessories for women.
Presently, the company
supports 60 exclusive
stores spread across
the length and
breadth of
India,
which is
a mix
Ashok Jain, MD, Miniking Knitwear Pvt. Ltd.
of franchised and company owned
outlets.
“There has been a huge demand of
sweatshirts and track pants this season,
even though polo’s have been a huge hit
for us as well,” says Ashok Jain, MD,
Miniking Knitwear Pvt. Ltd. The
Ludhiana based Kids Wear Company
that owns two factories in Ludhiana
with a current production capacity of
10,000-20,000 pieces per day and has a
strong supply network across the
nation, mainly in Northern and
Western India. “In order to meet
the overgrowing orders, we have
invested in Rs 15-20 crore for
new machinery addition.
We hope that this
expansion will take
our growth to
100% in 2-3
year time,”
he adds.
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Blueman- Ludhiana
Blueman to Expand its Product Profile
L
udhiana based Blueman that
started its journey in 1995 as
a textile company to cater the
needs of the knitwear
requirements of the nation has slowly
blended with the retail markets on the
domestic front. Known for the upper
wear winter jackets, coats, the company
brands itself under the name of
BLUEMAN for Men’s, OPP for Women’s
and X-AGE for children’s throughout
India. Another specialty of the label lies
in its fit-to-pocket price range that fits in
Rs 2295- Rs 4995 for jackets and Rs
3200-Rs 7000 for coats. The label even
launched its accessory section three
years back under the name of Blueman
Pashmina selling scarves and mufflers
that lie between the price points of Rs
495 - Rs 595. “We have been supplying
mainly to the North India due to the
extreme cold season but even moderate
climatic places like Pune and Mumbai
have liked our products really well due
to its international look. Special
attention is given to the finishing and
fitting and overall outlook of the
products we offer making us standout in
the eyes of the consumers,” share Sunil
Kumar, MD, Blueman.
“Currently we have a factory located
in the Ludhiana-Jalandhar bypass
which has a series of highly specialized
machines. We are the only company in
Ludhiana with shoulder-fitting
automatic machine and now we are
planning to bring more technological
Sunil Kumar, MD, Blueman
advancements,” added Sunil. Other than
that, in view of increasing demand from
various parts of the world, we are even
planning to expand the factory,
increasing the number of sewing
machines with latest technology to
further enhance productivity, quality
and finish garments.” The company is
looking forward to grow by 15-20% by
the end of the fiscal.
Vilan- Vijaywada
Vilan aims to expand in North India
S
tarted in 1988 as an inner
wear company Seshasayee
Knitting Pvt. Ltd., Vilan’s
entered into the Kids wear
segment 7-8 years back. The Andhra
Pradesh based company provides all
kinds of outerwear products for kids
falling under the age of 2-14. “We
provide casual t-shirts, polos, leggings
and dresses in a wide variety for both
boys and girls with a very budget price
point starting from Rs199-Rs599 in very
basic colours. Prints are really in as per
now especially overall prints and digital
prints,” informs G. Kalyan Kumar,
MD, Vilan.
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The company has all up to date inhouse manufacturing facilities in its five
factory units all spread in different
centers of Vijaywada. “We have all kinds
of super-specialty knitting and sewing
machines in our factory premises only
washing is done outside. But, our
production capacity varies with the
demands we get. It can be 4000-5000
pieces to 10,000 pieces daily. We are
also planning to update our
infrastructure owing to the latest
advancements in technology” he further
explains.
G. Kalyan Kumar, MD, Vilan
FACE TO FACE
Fashion
Creating Accolades
In Knitwear Segment
A TETE-E-TETE WITH
Kuntal Raj Jain, Owner, DUKE FASHION
Kindly share a brief about Duke. What has been the ideology
behind coming up with such a brand?
Kuntal Raj Jain: DUKE’s history began in 1966 when my father Komal
Kumar Jain started making t-shirts in a small setup in Ludhiana. He
quickly turned his passion for quality and design into the business of
making casual wear. In 2003, I joined the business and retained my father’s
dedication to garment craftsmanship and attention to detail. Still today, he
is my source of inspiration. My vision is to turn DUKE into a global brand
through its vertically integrated garments manufacturing plant, with
knitting, dyeing, production facilities in India.
Duke has a pan India and abroad presence that offers full range of clothing
for men, women, and kids’. The product range includes T-Shirts, Jackets,
Sweaters, Sweatshirts, Tracksuits, Thermals, Jogging suits, Shirts, Denims
and Trousers, Lowers, Bermudas, Shorts, Value packs, Lounge wears,
Accessories, etc. Duke has presence in over 4000 multi brand outlets and
over 360 exclusive stores across major cities in India. The group has been
conferred with “President Award” for excellence in innovation and
manufacturing quality readymade garments.
How has Duke grown over the last few years and what attributes
to the success of the brand?
Kuntal Raj Jain: I believe in quality and value for money as a mantra of
success. My commitment to excellence and a visionary approach have taken
Duke to inexorable heights. I feel that the most reliable way to anticipate
the future is to understand the present.Every design that we create, every
contract that we accept, we execute it with the strictest regulation. No
impractical designs, no cutting corners, no compromising on quality for our
valued customers. Customer satisfaction begins at our drawing board.
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FACE TO FACE
Every design is created with the need of
customers foremost in our mind, we
consider how they will fit our designs
around their lifestyle. Business strategy,
vision & innovation are the principal
pillars on which our forward-thinking
corporate policy is founded.”
What are you views about the
knitwear industry of India?
Kuntal Raj Jain: Despite being strong in
woven, the knitwear industry in India is
on a double digit growth trajectory. The
industry is gearing up for bigger play in
the Indian apparel industry. Today,
there is an increased demand for knitted
apparels. Knitwear also constitutes to
the domestic apparel market in India
and is expected to grow at a much faster
pace in the coming years. Its growing
acceptance has helped boost the
knitwear industry in India. But major
difficulty is time and money to build a
strong brand on the strength of knits.
The industry is gearing up for bigger
play in the Indian apparel industry. The
knitwear industry is spread across the
nation and it is not restricted only to
one region.
What is your per month capacity
and are you looking for some
expansion in that? Please
elaborate.
Kuntal Raj Jain: Our manufacturing
facility in Ludhiana has in- house
knitting, dyeing, mercerizing, finishing,
compacting, garment printing,
embroidery / printing and
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manufacturing facilities with state-ofthe-art machineries and equipment
supplied by world class Juki, Fukuhara,
Pegasus, Yamato, Brother, Barudan,
Stefab, Ramsons and others.We are
expanding ourselves into different
segments, mainly in Footwear and also
in e-commerce business where we are
expecting high growth in coming years.
We are looking for extension/expansion
in new markets and diversification in
ladies and kids wear.
What type of fabrics or
innovations you are bringing in
your product range for the
upcoming season?
Kuntal Raj Jain: Our fabric choice ranges from 100% cotton to techno-blends
with polyester, acrylic, linen, polymix,
lyocell, viscose, modal spandex, nylon,
rayon, etc. Natural fabrics have been
used which are thinner, with a softer
feeling on the skin and lets the skin
breathe. The innovative patterns and
appealing look of whole collection reflects the innovative ideation of our experienced designers. The silhouettes
and designs are more on clear lines and
well thought of. Our collection focuses
on confident layering combinations of
garments, colours and textures. The designers have used the most refined
weaves and most importantly; kept the
urban, young, stylish and classy Indian
in mind. The men, women and kids collections have been developed in sync
with global trends.
What effect does shrunk winter
season in India has on your
company? What steps are you
taking to overcome the problem?
Which is a better season for you in
terms of sales Summer or Winter?
Kuntal Raj Jain: Winter is totally related
to weather phenomenon. Season has not
shrunken but delayed now due to
improper rains. So, both the seasons are
equally good for us and we are planning
our production, retailing and
distribution as per that.
What are your plans for
expansions of the brand in the
next five years?
Kuntal Raj Jain: Duke plans to expand
its product range by entering into
footwear segment. The expansion will
create a centralized, multi-product
engine for wholesale and retail
distribution, supporting Duke’s longterm business growth in INDIA.
What is your vision for growth in
the next few years?
Duke’s vision is to passionately satisfy
the Indian consumers’ needs in fashion,
style and value, across wearing
occasions, in apparels, footwear and
accessories, by anticipating trends and
creating markets with the ultimate
purpose of delivering superior value to
all customers.
MARKET UPDATE
Fabstract Clothing
Adds Woven Garments to its Range
Company Makes Entry into Retail
Fabstract Clothing, a Noida based company
engaged in manufacturing of knitwear ladies
garments since 1991 has recently added woven
garments to itszz range. Under the leadership of
Nitin Batra, the company has created its niche in
the knitwear segment and is working with wellknown labels in the US like Billabong, Urban
Outfitters Inc., Rip Curl, Quiksilver (Roxy), etc. and
is also associated with buyers in Sweden, France,
Canada and Italy. With the current turnover of
USD 4 mn i.e around Rs 25crores, the company
is looking forward to grow at least by 10% in
financial year 2015-16.
Nitin Batra, Owner, Fabstract Clothing
W
We use the
best quality of
yarns from
Vardhman,
RSWM,
Pratibha
Syntex, as we
always aim to
provide quality
to our
customers
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ith all in-house
manufacturing
facilities at its two
factories in Noida
which have the facility for knitting,
cutting, stitching, embroidery and
finishing of garments, the company
is now geared to enter the woven
business. Nitin Batra, Owner,
Fabstract Clothing said, “We
have added woven fabrics to our
range and that is 5% of our
production capacity, knitted
garments takes 95% of our business
share as we specialize in knits and
offer garments in all kinds of
knitted fabrics including jersey,
fancy fabrics, interlocks, prints etc.”
He further informs, “We have
grown with our buyers who have
been associated with us from the
last 15-20 years due to our on time
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production capacity of the company
is around 80,000 to 90,000 pieces
per month, however, it varies from
style to style. The company’s major
export destination is the US market
which accounts for 70% of its exports
and the rest 30% goes to European
markets. The product range includes
all women’s wear like dresses, tops,
skirts, nightwear, etc.”
He added, “We have three
circular knitting machines which
we have imported from Germany
and have the capacity to produce 25
tonnes of knitted fabric per month.”
“We use the best quality of yarns
from Vardhman, RSWM, Pratibha
Syntex, as we always aim to provide
quality to our customers,” averred
Nitin.
Commenting on the trends in
export segment Nitin said, “The
trends in apparel depends upon the
demand and requirements of
buyers, we have been using cotton
modal fabrics as there is a good
demand for it in the US.”He also
mentioned that viscose-spandex,
poly-viscose, rayon and
100%viscose fabric are also in
demand. “Pigments and overall
prints are creating a rage in the
exports as well as in the domestic
market and I don’t think it would be
moving out very soon. While
sharing the challenges and
achievements of the apparel
industry he shares, “Garment
industry is a very tough line to deal
with as we are dependent on so
many variables like yarn suppliers,
processors, workers, trim suppliers
and many more and if anybody
within that supply chain delays,
then the exporter has to face the
consequences. We should start
working on the order planning from
day one. He also said that the
problem mainly comes from
processing mills who are working
MARKET UPDATE
beyond their capacities.
“Encouragement from the
government in terms of new
policies that includes income tax
and labour laws and improvement
in infrastructure that includes
simplification in the process of
custom clearance, well developed
roads, working and management
facilities at ports, transportation
facilities, is the need of hour,”
asserted Nitin. He feels that most of
reports suggest that the market is
slow, but when it comes to
Fabstract Clothing, we are full on
capacities, Xmas has been good and
we are looking forward to have 10%
growth in our turnover.
After creating its niche in the
export sector of India, Fabstract
Clothing has now ventured into
retail with its own label for women’s
wear ‘Why Knot’ that provides
consumers with best quality and
designs in sweatshirts, dresses,
leggings, tops and many more at
affordable price. “We work a lot to
maintain the exclusivity of the
designs. Currently we are available
online via top e-portals like
Snapdeal, Flipkart, Myntra, Jabong
and would be bringing in more sites
under our umbrella with time,” said
Nitin. Why Knot has been using a
variety of fabrics, giving a good
number of choices to the online
shoppers from viscose, cotton
spandex, triblends like cotton, poly
and viscose, etc.
“Along with that we will be
coming with a nightwear label as this
segment has got a good scope in India.
Moreover, we are targeting a growth of
10% for this fiscal from retail venture
as well,” Nitin concludes.
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MARKET UPDATE
E
Moda
Cocktail
to Tap Far East
Countries
Company Creating
Niche in Evening
Wear
stablished in 1991, Moda
Cocktail started its journey
in cotton garments from
England by the name Sodi
Fashion Ltd. Earlier the company was
mainly into import and export of cotton
garments, but with the increased
demand for evening wear garments it
diversified its segment to evening wear
in 1991 and set up Moda Cocktail in
Noida. Satish Gupta, Owner, Moda
Cocktail shares, “My brother started
this company in England and steadily he
started importing from England and
then added many customers.” From the
beginning quality and delivery has
helped the group to gain customers
mainly from Europe, America, Japan
and Scandinavian countries.
Sharing his journey to textile
industry he said, “I had lots of friends in
exports so one of them encouraged me
to enter garment exports, however,
when we got orders from Espirit, we
were motivated to continue and grow.”
He also informs, “We also worked with
H&M and is still associated with them
for some product range.” Currently, the
company is making a huge variety in
evening wear for ladies, which has got a
good market overseas and does not have
too much of competition also. “It is a
very labour intensive product as a lot of
techniques and applications have to be
used, we use silk, polyester, linen and
Satish Gupta, Owner, Moda Cocktail with his sons Sharad Gupta & Sangeet Gupta
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I would say that the
exports are going down
continuously from the last 7
months, the Govt is now
finally taking some steps to
encourage the exports through
interest equalization scheme
and 2% export benefit.
many other fabrics,” he added. The
company imports silk fabrics from
China because of the quality and
polyester from Korea and China.
The company has 3 factories in
Noida,with 10 in-house designers who
are involved in the designing and
sampling of the products. “We have inhouse system for embroidery, cutting
stitching, finishing till final shipment.”
The company is now planning to tap
markets of Far East countries that have
huge potential for evening wear also
because the increasing prices in China is
attracting buyers to India. He also
mentioned that while earlier the quality
was a major concern for buyers, these
days buyers are more concerned about
the price. “Production cost is a major
issue these days as labour rates,
transaction cost, electricity and taxes
are also going up.
Discussing about the current market
situation he shares, “I would say that the
exports are going down continuously
from the last 7 months, the Govt is now
finally taking some steps to encourage
the exports through interest
equalization scheme and 2% export
benefit.”He however feels that there are
certain drawbacks in scheme announced
as it does not cover merchant exporters
and covers only manufacturers and
exporters, so in order to make it fully
operational merchant exporters needs
to be included. Emphasizing on the
company’s growth he said, “With the
current market situation we would be
lucky to achieve 10% growth in financial
year 2015-16.”
“Right now the FTA between India
and European Countries is the need of
hour to enhance the exports from
India,” he added. European Union is a
major export destination for Moda
Cocktail and the slowdown has affected
the business of the company.
MARKET UPDATE
Indian Textile Ministry Plans Corrective
Measures to Boost Textile & Apparel Exports
S
eeing the slowdown in India’s
textile and apparel exports
growth the Minstry of Textiles
has recommended several
measures to improve the situation of
the industry. As per the latest figures,
textile and garment exports rose 0.6%
to almost $18 billion in the first half of
the current fiscal from a year before. The
textile and garment exports target $47.5
billion for 2015-16 with a projected
growth rate of almost 14% from a year
before. However, the targets are set
to be missed as Indian exporters are
facing turmoil in global market not
only because of the completion but
also because of some policies that have
not rendered positive results for the
industry. Most of the exporters big,
small and medium strongly feel that if
the Government works on improving
some areas it will definitely bring
positive results for the industry. Some
of these are reduction of excise duty
on man-made textiles from 12% to 6%;
enhancement of market coverage under
the Merchandise Exports from India
Scheme (MEIS); upward revision of duty
drawback rates as well as value caps;
continuation of interest subvention
scheme and expanding its scope; and
providing working capital at 7% to
exporters under priority sector lending.
Of these, the government has taken
action on recommendations related to
MEIS, duty drawback (rates were raised
by 2% for textile products in November)
and interest subvention. The ministry
of textiles realizing the potential
impact of FTAs, including TPP, where
the inclusion of a significant apparel
producer, Vietnam, in TPP has the
potential to shift global trading pattern,
as Vietnam will get duty-free access to
the US, Canada and Australia. Vietnam
is already the second-largest apparel
exporter to the US with a market share
of 10%, getting duty advantage can help
the country grow its apparel exports
rapidly. In order to gain sustainable
competitiveness and edge over countries
like Vietnam, the ministry of textiles is
actively engaged with the ministry of
Commerce in forging new FTAs with
major textile and apparel markets to
offset the impact of TPP. India needs
to sign FTAs with important markets
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like the EU, the US, CIS countries,
South Africa and Turkey, and also with
emerging markets in Latin America.
The ministry of textiles also askd
ministry of labour and employment
to raise over-time limit for employees
from 50 hours a quarter to 100 hours;
relaxing restrictions on work during
night for women in factories; revision
of over-time wages at the rate of oneand-a-quarter times of the regular rate
(as per ILO convention numbers 1 and
30) instead of two times; redrafting
regulatory framework for labour
issues in compliance with India’s ILO
obligations; and also introducing fixedterm employment under the sub-section
1(15) of the Industrial Employment
(Standing Orders) Act, 1946.
The existing Revised Restructured
TUFS (RR-TUFS) is also under review
and a draft note for the Cabinet
Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA)
has been circulated among relevant
ministries.
For reviewing the textile policy
2000, the textile ministry had
constituted an expert committee—
headed by Ajay Shankar, member
secretary of the National Manufacturing
Competitiveness Council. The
committee has since submitted a draft
vision, strategy and action plan. This
document has proposed for additional
job creation of about 35 million, export
of $185 billion (both textiles and
apparels), domestic production level of
$350 billion and investment of $200
billion by 2024-25.
Also a customs clearance
facilitation committee at all ports
has been set up which is headed by
the chief commissioner of customs
and consists of stakeholders from all
agencies pertaining to clearance of
goods. They have decided to constitute
a project management unit and a
project management group—while the
unit comprises secretary of textiles
committee and director (exports) in
textile ministry, among others, the
group includes joint secretaries for
exports and AMR and secretary of
textiles committee.
The ministry has introduced
risk-based inspection of goods. The
Directorate General of Foreign Trade
(DGFT) has been requested to relax the
testing samples in respect of countries
where azo dyes have been banned and
DGFT has issued a fresh notification for
this purpose.
The Ministry of textiles has also
approved proposal for setting up a
new textile laboratory of the textile
committee at the Cochin port.
SUGGESTED CHANGES
• Integrate EDI software of customs and the textile committee so that online test
reports can be generated and communicated.
• Proposal for setting up a new textile laboratory of the textile committee at the
Cochin port.
• The ministry of textiles has also referred several issues to the ministry of
labour and employment to make labour laws flexible. The proposals include
raising over-time limit for employees from 50 hours a quarter to 100 hours;
relaxing restrictions on work during night for women in factories; revision of
over-time wages at the rate of one-and-a-quarter times of the regular rate.
• The existing Revised Restructured TUFS (RR-TUFS) is also under review and
a draft note for the Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has been
circulated among relevant ministries. The decision is expected soon.
• Also a customs clearance facilitation committee at all ports has been set up
which is headed by the chief commissioner of customs and consists of
stakeholders from all agencies pertaining to clearance of goods.
• The ministry has introduced risk-based inspection of goods. The Directorate
General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) has been requested to relax the testing
samples in respect of countries where azo dyes have been banned and DGFT
has issued a fresh notification for this purpose.
INDIA NEWS
Aditya Birla Group to handhold
Textile Value Chain Partners
A
ditya Birla, the
$41 billion company and the
world’s largest
viscose staple fibre (VSF)
maker will handhold large
number of textile value
chain partners across the country by supporting them
from design, development and technical support to
marketing and buyer linkages with an objective to make
India to be world’s top cloth manufacturing hub. As part
of its national drive called LIVA Accredited Partner Forum
(LAPF) to improve the value chain, Birla Cellulose –the
pulp and fibre manufacturing division of Grasim organized a stakeholder conclave that was attended by over 200
partners from the textile hubs in South India.
The conclave addressed by top executives from the Group
including Rajeev Gopal, Chief Marketing Officer– Pulp &
Fibre Business. The company also collaborated with
Mumbai-based Netcarrots to implement customer
relationship marketing programme for the stakeholders
assembled in Coimbatore. Rajeev Gopal, Chief
Marketing Officer– Pulp & Fibre Business said,
“We see potential in India becoming a manufacturing hub
of clothing and textile following the encouraging response
of LAPF members who have excelled in terms of product
innovation, quality management, process deliveries and
systems. Our plan is to strengthen the textile value chain
and make it align with Make in India strategy”.
LIVA Accredited Partner Forum (LAPF) has 250 plus
members including spinners, weavers, knitters and
fabricators, with major participation from textile hubs
such as Tirupur, Erode, Ludhiana, New Delhi, Kolkatta,
Surat, Bhiwandi etc. The LAPF programme is linked to
Birla Cellulose’s fibre brand LIVA which was launched in
March this year in line with the group’s Chairman Kumar
Mangalam Birla’s vision of establishing connect with the
end consumer. “We have already partnered with 190
fabricators and 119 processors across the country and the
interaction with them has strengthened our belief that
India has the potential to boost consumption and emerge
as a global textile power,” said Manohar Samuel,
President (Marketing & Business Development).
LAPF partners, including fabricators, promote / market
their products with LIVA accreditation. A Liva tag in a
garment promises high quality fabrics. Leading brands in
the country such as Pantaloons, Van Heusen, Allen Solly,
People, Global Desi, Lifestyle, Melange, Shoppers Stop,
Reliance trends, Wills Lifestyle, Desi Belle Chemistry,
F-109, Fusion Beats, FBB, Etnicity and Max use LIVA
branded fabric. Birla Cellulose is the leading player in the
VSF industry with 93% market share.
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Interactive Session on Luxury and
Branding organized by Institute of
Apparel Management
L-R Dr. Darlie Koshy – DG & CEO, IAM & ATDC, Ms. Ritu Beri, Fashion
Designer and President, The Luxury League, Ms. Sylvie Polette - French
Luxury Consultant, & Prof. Raj S. Dhankar, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University
A
n interactive session on ‘Luxury and branding’ was
organized by Institute of Apparel Management
(IAM) and the Luxury League with an objective to
promote the concept of Luxury and to initiate an
environment conducive to creative thinking amongst
like-minded people. The session was attended by more than
100 corporates and students where the key speakers for the
session were Ritu Beri, International Fashion Designer &
President, The Luxury League, Sylvie Polette - French Luxury
Consultant, Heart of Luxury and Dr. Darlie Koshy – DG &
CEO, IAM & ATDC. The session offered an ideal chance for
students and corporate to learn more about Luxury &
Branding by meeting with industry partners and exchanging
their ideas. The Luxury League is focusing on reviving Luxury
from India to the World and with Prime Minister’s “Make in
India” campaign they want to encourage the manufacturing
of Indian Luxury Products. At the concluding session Ritu
Beri motivated the students and highlighted that India’s
luxury industry is worth 500 billion dollar which has a huge
potential and Indian youth should aspire to do better than
others.
INDIA NEWS
Ministry of Textiles & Ministry of
MSME Signed a MoU to Establish
a Technology Centre at Kanpur
Gujarat’s Duo Designer Anar Patel
& Vandana’s Collection Goes
Global
I
Maharashtra to Uplift Textile
Sector
T
he Maharashtra Government has initiated measures
to revive the textile industry in the state and has
asked power ministry for the financial implications
of extending any subsidy to high intensity
powerlooms. The Maharashtra Government provides power
subsidy to small and medium powerlooms operations and
handloom sectors, but those units which operate on high
intensity large machinery to produce yarn have to pay
commercial rates between Rs 8.50 to Rs 9 per unit. The
finance ministry is against extending power subsidies to
looms on high intensity machinery that could entail an
additional burden of Rs 300 to Rs 350 crore. Maharashtra
has almost 11 lakh powerlooms and there are 300 textile units
which operate on 70,000 machines. The government is
justifying power tariff to promote the textile sector, and
planned to evolve an overall policy for rural development and
employment in the textile industry. Textile sector has not
been in the pink of health in Maharashtra. But a private and
public partnership to adopt modern technology to revive the
textile sector under an integrated plan of the ministries of
textile, power and industries, is expected to bring Rs 50,000
crore and generate employment for 15 lakh people.
The integrated plan will entail policy changes to facilitate the
setting up and upgradation of powerlooms while the decision
to promote textile parks is expected to bring greater
investments.
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T
pib.nic.in
n order to set up a Technology Center (Tool Room) at
Kanpur, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has
been signed between Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of
Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (MSME) & National Textile Corporation (NTC). Under the MoU, Ministry of
MSME will fund the project, while NTC would provide the
land in a closed, unviable mill and this memorandum also
benefit the industry with skilled man power. The Technology
Centre would provide support in manufacturing of quality
tools that would improve productivity of MSMEs and enable
them to become competitive in national and international
markets; it would also provide trained manpower and
consultancy in related areas. Integrated Skill Development
Scheme (ISDS) targets to train 15 lakh youth in the textile
sector by 2017 for which it is exploring several alternatives,
including evolving synergy with
o n g o i n g
schemes/institutions and the
MoU with Ministry
of MSME is one
such synergistic
initiative in this
direction.
L-R Anar Patel, Vandana Agarwal, Lipika Sud (GDA),
Olaf Schmidth (Messe Frankfurt)
he winners of Interior Lifestyle Awards 2015 Anar
Patel & Vandana Agarwal from Gujarat will showcase their winning collection at Heimtextil Frankfurt, Germany, the world’s most renowned Trade
Fair for Home Furnishing and Textiles. Putting together the
authentic stitch, design, technique and craftsmanship that is
unique to the region, the designer duo presented a distinct
concept of “Collision” in Interior Designs and Home Textiles
at this year’s Ambiente India & Heimtextil India trade fairs in
June. As part of the reward for this prestigious award, they
will now present their creations in front of the global design
community at Heimtextil 2016 where over 2700 from around
the world (350 Indian companies) will showcase and forecast
new furnishing and design trends.
India is Planning to Have its Own
Alibaba
T
he India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF) is currently
working on an international
B2B e-commerce platform
along the lines of the comprehensive
Chinese e-commerce site Alibaba.com,
which will “serve as a one-stop shop for exporters in other
countries to buy every product that is made or value added in
India, from needles to cars. It is developed exclusively for
Indian manufacturers and exporters to sell their products to
vendors abroad. This project which will add brand equity and
no other country has such a portal. This is designed keeping
Indian players in mind and that any importer should have
access to us. The IBEF, a trust set up by the commerce
department, is in charge of building the B2B portal and will
own and maintain its digital property. Unlike Alibaba.com,
the proposed Indian portal would also offer sales services in
other countries. The IBEF plans to launch the yet unnamed
project with at least 100.000 sellers and to scale it up to
500.000 over time. A B2B tender will be floated in about a
month. India’s exports have been falling over the last year due
to increased international competition and a weak global
economy, making it doubtful that the country will achieve its
envisioned export target of 300 billion US dollars in fiscal
year 2015-16.
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
O
fficial Development Assistance
(ODA)
signed
between the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and
Bangladesh to provide up
to 133 billion yen (1.09 billion US dollars) for six major development projects. The first
project, which will benefit the garment industry, is to encourage industrial diversification and to promote economic
growth by improving the investment climate in Bangladesh.
Concretely, this would mean inviting foreign direct investments (FDI) and to ease currently complicated bureaucratic
procedures. One step in this direction is the Foreign Direct
Investment Promotion Project, which will encourage FDI
through two-step loans, project sector loans and equity-back
finance for the development of economic zones.
Hudson’s Bay Close to Acquire
Online Retailer Gilt
H
udson’s Bay Co., a Canadian retail business
group which owns
Saks Fifth Avenue is
about to acquire Gilt in $250 million but the final deal hasn’t yet
been reached and talks could still
fall apart, with the possibility that another company could
outbid Hudson’s Bay. Hudson’s Bay plans to pair Gilt with its
off-price Saks Off 5th brand and to open Gilt shops inside
Saks Off 5th stores. However, HBC plans to leave most of
Gilt’s management intact. Gilt was a pioneer of so-called flash
sales that bloomed during the recession, producing Rue La
La, One Kings Lane and others.
China to Add 10 More Gap Stores
G
ap Inc that entered in the market of China in 2010 is planning
to open 10 new stores in next
two months and also aiming to
keep the same pace for next five years to
meet changing shopping habits of Chinese consumers. Gap is currently the
third largest global clothing retailer (after Inditex and H&M,
respectively) and takes its expansion in Asia seriously. The
brand now has more than 140 stores in mainland China, Hong
Kong and Taiwan. In May of this year, the company opened its
first store in India and plans to set up ten more by March
2016, mainly in metro cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and
Bengaluru. Over the next four to five years, Gap is aiming for
40 stores in the ten largest Indian cities.
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Primark is Expanding its Presence
in America
P
rimark, an Irish retailer is
expanding its presence in
America in order to compete
Forever 21 and current king of
fast fashion, Zara. Now the teenfocused chain is expanding its reach
into the market by producing low-priced, Instagram-friendly
clothes. In Europe, the retail chain is known for its
ultra-cheap trendy offerings somewhat on par with H&M, but
even cheaper. While an average H&M outfit might run $23,
the Primark-iteration costs closer to $14. Primark currently
has two stores in the United States: one in Boston and the
other in suburban Philadelphia hellhole, King of Prussia mall.
In 2016, Primark plans to open a significant number of stores
throughout the U.S., expanding their global empire of cheap
mini-skirts and club-ready clothes. Price is by far the biggest
reason Primark is the undisputed victor in Britain’s
cheap-fashion war. Secondary are its up-to-the-minute
designs, jazzy stores, and tireless promotion on social media.
Landmark FTA Signed between
China and Australia
T
he landmark free trade agreement signed between
China and Australia will give competitive advantages
to both exporters and investors from both countries
into each other’s market. The China-Australia Free
Trade Agreement (CHAFTA) enables more than 86% of Australia’s goods exports to China duty free, worth more than
$65 billion. Once the agreement is fully implemented in four
years, 96% of Australian goods will enter China duty free,
while 100% of Chinese exports to Australia will enjoy
zero-tariff treatment. As far as textiles and clothing are
concerned, under the FTA, China will get better access to
Australian wool, while Australia will get Chinese textiles and
apparel at lower prices. About 75% of Australian raw wool is
exported to China, and in 2013, the value of Australian wool
exports to China was $1.9 billion, according to Australian
Wool Innovation. China’s top five exports to Australia include
clothing, telecom equipment and parts, computers, furniture,
toys and sporting goods while its top imports from Australia
are iron ore and concentrates, coal, gold, education-related
travel services and copper.
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Billion Dollar Japanese Loan to
Benefit Garment Industry of
Bangladesh
BURNING ISSUE
Textile Indust
ry
Welcomes
Amended TU
FS
New Schemes to G
enerate 30Lakh Job
Shri Virender Uppal, Chairman, AEPC
I
n order to boost ‘Make in India’
in textile sector the Cabinet
Committee on Economic
Affairs, chaired by the Prime
Minister Shri Narendra Modi has
approved the introduction of “Amended
Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme
(ATUFS)” in place of the existing
Revised Restructured Technology
Upgradation Fund Scheme (RR-TUFS),
for technology upgradation of the
textiles industry. The approval has come
as a great relief to the industry
especially when the exports were
declining in textile and apparel sector. A
budget provision of Rs.17,822 crore has
been approved, of which Rs. 12,671
crore is for committed liabilities under
the ongoing scheme, and Rs. 5,151 crore
is for new cases under ATUFS. The
amended scheme is expected to attract
investment to the tune of one lakh crore
rupees, and create over 30 lakh jobs.
The new scheme specifically targets
employment generation and export by
encouraging apparel and garment
industry, which will provide
employment to women in particular and
will increase India’s share in global
exports. Technical Textiles, a sunrise
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s
Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI
sector for export and employment and
conversion of existing looms to better
technology looms for improvement in
quality and productivity will be also
promoted under this amendment. The
scheme also encourages better quality in
processing industry and checking need
for import of fabrics by the garment
sector.
For the execution of new amendment
scheme office of Textile Commissioner
(TXC) is being reorganized and its
offices shall be set up in each state that
will be closely associated with
entrepreneurs for setting up the
industry, including processing proposals
under the new scheme, verifying assets
created jointly with the bankers and
maintaining close liaison with the State
Government agencies.
Under the new scheme, there will be
two broad categories; apparel, garment
and technical textiles, where 15%
subsidy would be provided on capital
investment subject to a ceiling of 30
crore rupees for entrepreneurs over a
period of five years and remaining subsectors would be eligible for subsidy at a
rate of 10%, subject to a ceiling of Rs.20
crore on similar lines. The
implementation of the scheme would be
executed and monitored online under
iTUFS, launched in April, 2015.
Shri Virender Uppal, Chairman,
AEPC, welcomed the approval of the
Amended TUFS (ATUFS) by the Cabinet
Committee on Economic Affairs, and
extended garment industry’s thanks to
the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri
Narendra Modi, Hon’ble Finance
Minister, Hon’ble Shri Arun Jaitley and
Hon’ble Textiles Minister, Shri Santosh
Kumar Gangwar. He stated that, “It will
provide the much needed thrust for the
expansion and growth of textile and
apparel sector.”
Commenting on the initiative
taken by the government Rahul
Mehta, President, CMAI stated, “The
launch of the new scheme in place of the
present Revised Restructured TUFS
(RR-TUFS) is a relief to the entire
Textile Sector, especially because the
RR-TUFS was in a limbo and no Unique
ID, which is the formal Sanction under
the Scheme, has been issued after
September 2014. Allocating nearly
Rs.13,000 Crores for clearing the
Committed Liabilities will help in
clearing the backlog pending for
Issuance of UIDs and also the large
number of so called ‘left out cases’ that
have been pending for a Decision for
nearly 4 years. He pointed out that the
Apparel Industry was not very Capital
Intensive, but given the Sub-scale
Operation of production facilities in this
segment and the need to achieve
economies of scale for competing with
large units in countries like China,
Bangladesh and Vietnam, the higher
Assistance to the apparel segment will
prove to be highly beneficial in pushing
up both Employment and Exports in our
Textiles Sector. The Technology Upgradation Fund
Scheme (TUFS) was introduced by the
Government in 1999 to facilitate new
and appropriate technology for making
the textile industry globally competitive
and to reduce the capital cost for the
textile industry. A sum of Rs. 21,347
crore has been provided as assistance to
the industry during 1999 to 2015 that
led to investments of worth Rs. 2,71,480
crore, and created job opportunities for
nearly 48 lakh people. The amendments
in the scheme are expected to plug the
loopholes in the earlier scheme and
improve ease of doing business and will
also give a boost to employment
generation and exports in the textile
sector in a big way.
TECHNOLOGY UPDATE
Positive
About Indian Market Growth
Looks forward to Good Growth in 2016-17
L
ocated in Xi’an, the central
city of Western China, Xi’an
Typical Industry Co., Ltd., a
leading company in the field
of sewing equipment manufacturing
recently visited Delhi with a purpose to
expand its market share in the country.
The top management of the Typical
International Corporation and Navyug
Sewing Machine Co. Ltd. during an
exclusive interaction with Team Perfect
Sourcing shared the expansion plans of
the company in India and also
highlighted the market situation of
Apparel Sector.
Zhai Yi from Typical
International Corporation shares,
“India is a very important and first
preference for us due to its large and
ever growing population that shows a lot
of business opportunities and thus for
coming years we are focusing more on
the Indian market whether it is exports
or domestic.” He also emphasized,
“Through extreme support from our
dealers and distributors like Harpal
Singh Pasricha of Navyug Sewing
Machines who are doing great efforts
in promoting Typical products and
creating our brand image, which is very
much required to sustain in the market
Team of Typical Arrived in Delhi
by facilitating the customers with value
added services we will expand our
presence all across the country.”
Speaking about the potential of
business in Indian market as compared
to other countries like Bangladesh he
commented, “Although India is
expensive, but companies here are more
compliant and also concerned about
labour safety as compared to other
countries and thus international brands
are ready to invest more in India.”
A Get Together of Teams of Typical, Navyug Sewing Machines and Perfect Sourcing at Delhi
Established in 1999, the company is
engaged into research and
manufacturing, development,
production and sales of series of sewing
machines in a spread area of 1000 mu of
land and with annual production
capacity of industry sewing machines
more than 700,000 sets. Zhai Yi said,
“Due to our value added features and
services, the industry identifies Typical
different from other Chinese brands.
According to me every customer must
know why he spends more money on
Typical products and the answer is its
durability, quality and the service that
makes it advantageous for the industry.”
Zhai Yi said, “Indian market is
developing fast and in the coming years
we will see many big factories like China
in India. Apart from India we are also
targeting Vietnam market which is
emerging for apparel manufacturing at a
high scale.” The company expects good
response for its newly developed ‘Lock
Stitch Direct Drive machine’ which the
company recently introduced at CISMA,
2015. “The market is improving and we
are penetrating into Indian market, thus
we are anticipating a growth of 5 to 10%
growth in financial year 2016-17.”
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TECHNOLOGY NEWS
Lectra Launches its ThreadSol’s IntelloCut Saves 9.07%
Next Generation of fabric of Dekko Group
Airbag Cutting
Solutions
‘FocusQuantum®’
L
ectra introduced its new
FocusQuantum® airbag
cutting solutions,
designed to enable
suppliers to deliver airbags to
carmakers on time, at the right
price, with the highest level of
quality. It enables fully streamlined
operations meeting the stringent
requirements of the
uncompromising airbag
manufacturing process. The zerodefect production made possible by
the state-of-the-art laser cutting
solution allows road safety to be
incorporated upstream in the value
chain through complete control
over cutting quality.
FocusQuantum is a
comprehensive airbag solution
range, combining high-performance
laser cutters for both one-piece
woven (OPW) and flat airbags, as
well as a purpose-built software
suite and a full range of value-added
professional services covering
implementation, change
management and support, to ensure
operational excellence in the cutting
room. The FocusQuantum laser
cutter range offers more than twice
the productivity of solutions
currently on the market, together
with unmatched precision and the
enhanced reliability of predictive
maintenance, enabling a high level
of manufacturing excellence at an
optimal cost per airbag. The
ergonomically designed solution
optimizes material reloading and
the gathering of cut parts for even
greater operational efficiency.
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E
stablished in 2012, ThreadSol
Softwares has added one more
achievement to its list of success
when Dekko Group announced
that it saved 9.07% fabric while using
ThreadSol’s flagship product ‘intelloCut’.
IntelloCut gives manufacturers the edge to
reduce their material wastage by using
effective concepts of fabric utilization
packaged in advance technology, thereby
boosting profits in a click. ThreadSol has
been successful in saving fabric cost for
more than 70 factories in 8 geographies.
Within 6 months of operation in the
Bangladesh apparel market, big names like
Kenpark, Regency, Aman Graphics and
Pacific Jeans have already adopted
ThreadSol’s solutions.
Dekko Group begins its journey in
garment industry in 80’s when Bangladesh
entered into garment export and over the
years with its commitment and quality the
group has created its niche in the market of
fashion and active wear. ThreadSol is using
smart phone and tablet applications to
seamlessly integrate with manufacturers.
The impressive fabric saving of 9.07% in
the first two weeks, deeply instilled our
belief in the product”. Anas Shakil,
Country Head (Bangladesh),
ThreadSol said, “The interest taken by
Team Dekko and their tremendous
support during the implementations was
one of the key factors behind our success.
A world class setup marries a world class
planning software bringing over 10% of on
floor fabric savings”. IntelloCut and
IntelloBuy, products of ThreadSol,
together offer complete Enterprise
Material Management that help
manufacturers save fabric cost and boost
their top line by 50%.
Threadsol Founder and COO Mausmi
Ambastha was named the winner of
‘Special Jury Award’ at The Spirit of Manufacturing Awards 2015 presented at TiEcon
2015. Organized jointly by Power2SME &
TiE Delhi-NCR (The Indus Entrepreneurs), the Spirit of Manufacturing awards
is
dedicated to applaud and acknowledge
innovation in the manufacturing sector.
Thirteen finalists presented the journey of
their businesses to jury members who were
trying to find the best fit for 5 defined
categories of the awards. However, the
unmatched enthusiasm and innovative
business concept of ThreadSol created a
positive impact on the Jury Members and
it was finally decided to create a “Special
Jury” award category to acknowledge
Mausmi and ThreadSol.
Levi Strauss & Co. is First ITMA Sustainable
Innovation Award Winner
L
evi Strauss & Co. of US, known
worldwide for its authentic
vintage look jeans, is the winner
of the first ITMA Sustainable
Innovation Award. It clinched the ITMA
Industry Excellence Award category from
two other finalists: Berto Industria Tessile
(Italy) and Gebrüder Otto (Germany).
Using the NoStone® garment washing
technology from Tonello, an ITMA 2015
exhibitor, Levi Strauss & Co. has started
preliminary development work in their
Plock facility in Poland. Tonello’s
technology provides Levi Strauss an
important first step to solving an industry
challenge in denim finishing – the use of
pumice stones which have environmental,
economic and mechanical disadvantages.
Franky Vangaever, said, “We are very
excited to be the first winner of the ITMA
award. The success is a testimony of the
strong collaboration of two iconic brands –
Tonello and ourselves in pursuit of
industry sustainability.”
SURAT NEWS
S
urat’s textile sector is going through a tough phase
due to dwindling demand
and rising prices of yarn.
Weak domestic demand for manmade fabric (MMF), Chinese polyester clothing making inroads into India via Bangladesh and
Sri Lanka, the anti dumping duty on majority of fibres, MGNREGA scheme and rising yarn prices are becoming a big
concern for players in Surat. Major yarn spinners are yet to
reduce yarn prices even when the crude oil prices are below
$55 which has created a huge pressure on the Indian
man-made fibre sector. As a consequence of this, Surat’s
textile sector, which makes for 40% of the MMF fabric
demand in the country and has over 6.5 lakh power loom
machines manufacturing around 3 cr metres of fabrics worth
Rs. 45 cr every day, is feeling the heat.
The return of Nitish Kumar government in Bihar has initiated
an exodus of migrant textile workers to their hometowns as
they see hope in the MGNREGA scheme and Nitish government there. According to the Industry estimates, over 35,000
textile workers from Bihar are yet to return from their hometowns though assembly elections for which they had gone are
long over. Moreover, due to the recent strike by textile
workers demanding wage hike the weaving sector remained
closed for 25 days. All these factors have led to closure of at
least 10,000 power loom weaving units with an installed
capacity of less than 48 powerloom machines in Surat in the
last eight months, rendering over 50,000 weavers jobless.
The cheap Chinese knitted fabrics are also posing a threat to
the knitting sector in the city, which was established at an
investment of over Rs. 2,000 crore with an installation
capacity of 500 machines.
Textile entrepreneurs are not able to compete with China
because of the fact that the Surat has only 25,000 automated
powerloom machines like Rapier, Waterjet and Airjet and the
traditional looms are still weaving thin fabric on shuttle
looms whereas the need is to focus on manufacturing fabric
for T-shirt, trousers and shirt as well. The weaving sector
needs to go for fully automation and modernization.
Surat Textile Industry Gets Affected
by Chennai Floods
S
urat, the country’s largest man-made-fabric (MMF)
hub moving through a tough phase with heavy loss in
the production of polyester fabric due to the ongoing
agitation by textile workers, incessant rain in Tamil
Nadu, especially in Chennai has made the situation worst for
the city’s textile traders. An estimated Rs 300 cr worth of orders have been cancelled by buyers in Chennai because of the
rains and out of Rs 110 crore worth of daily supply of saris,
home textiles and dress materials from Surat, textile products
to the tune of Rs 30 crore are dispatched to markets in Southern India. Supply to Chennai has come down to 80% in the
last few days because of the rains. Over 3.5 lakh powerloom
machines have stopped working in over 12,000 units in Jolva,
Palsana and Laskana in the last two weeks because of the agitation by workers who are demanding a wage hike.
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FAIR & EVENTS
ITMA,
Milan Galore
of Success
TEAM PERFECT SOURCING BRINGS EXCLUSIVE INSIGHTS….
1691 exhibitors from 46 countries,
123,000 vistors from more than 147
economies, the numbers themselves
speak about the scale and success of
recently concluded show ITMA, 2015
that was held at Fiera Milano Rho, Italy
in a spectacular way. The 17th edition of
ITMA 2015, marked a new record with
increase in number of participation and
visitation since its beginning in 1951.
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ITMA that has a very strong reputation
around the world for being the most
established textile and garment
technology exhibition.
Charles Beauduin, President,
European Committee of Textile
Machinery Manufacturers
(CEMATEX) which owns the ITMA
series said, “We are grateful to our
exhibitors and industry partners who
have put their faith in the ITMA brand.
The key to ITMA’s success is its ability
to reinvent itself and remain relevant to
the industry that it serves.” A 20% jump
in visitor numbers compared with ITMA
2011. “We can confidently say that this
is one of the best ITMA exhibitions. Our
message on sustainability has resonated
greatly with buyers,” he added.
SPECIAL
FAIR & EVENTS
INDIA ENGRAVES ITS NAME AT ITMA, BECOMES THE
SECOND HIGHEST COUNTRY IN VISITATION
The enthusiasm and seriousness of
both visitors and exhibitors could be felt
inside each and every hall of ITMA. The
exhibition that began from 12th
November saw a huge traffic from India
as well, interestingly, even the festival of
lights Diwali could not dampen the
spirit of the industry. In fact, India was
one of the top visiting countries outside
Italy with around 9% people, followed
by Turkey (8 per cent) and Germany (7
per cent). Owners and technical teams
of almost all textile major companies
like Trident Group, Pratibha Syntex,
Oswal Group, Pratibha Syntex,
Raymonds, Vardhman, Bombay Rayon,
Welspun, Nahar Industries, Reliance
Group, visited the show. Chairman of
Trident group, Rajinder Gupta, was
among those who represented Ludhiana
at this ‘Olympics’ of textile machinery
exhibition. “In today’s scenario, we are
looking for greener, energy efficient and
less labour-intensive machinery to cope
with competition from other nations
and ITMA-2015 was one such place
where all such solutions were
displayed,”Rajinder Gupta said while
speaking to the Press.
With the world’s focus shifting
towards the usage of green energy and
environment conservation, stalls
displaying equipment for recycling,
waste reduction and pollution
prevention were thronged by a large
number of visitors. It was very
interesting to see the latest
breakthroughs and innovations in all
the sections, whether it was machinery
for spinning preparation or software for
design and data monitoring. By visiting
such events, one can keep himself
abreast of the latest and the best aspects
of the industry and it is heartening to
see that participation of city
industrialists in such events is on the
rise. It was observed that most of the
customers wanted to upgrade their very
old equipment because they understand
the necessity of a highly productive and
efficient production over the entire
textile production process.
Regina Brückner, CEO,
Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH
& Co KG, Germany, said: “We felt for
the first time there’s a real
understanding and interest in energy
efficiency and green technology.”
This show was organised in an area
over 108,000 square meters, occupied
11 halls of the Fiera Milano Rho fair
grounds and was 20% larger than the
2011 exhibition as in previous years,
exhibitors from CEMATEX countries
occupied the largest space and booked
73,830 square meters, or 69% of the
total net exhibit space. This year the
show recorded highest participation
from Italy that covered total space of
32,540 square meters followed by
Germany, Switzerland and Spain. From
non-CEMATEX countries, the four
largest groups of participants were from
Turkey, China, India and Japan. The
countries that contributed highest in the
exhibitor list were Italy with 453,
Germany with 238 exhibitors, China
with 184 exhibitors and India with 158
exhibitors.
ITMA 2015 noticed participation
from 19 segments of the industry
including spinning, web formation,
winding and texturing, weaving,
knitting and hosiery, embroidery and
braiding, finishing, dyestuffs and
chemicals, software, logistics, plant
operations, recycling and education to
garment making and textile processing,
printing and fibre and yarn. The top five
sectors that covered the largest space at
the show were dyeing and finishing with
303 exhibitors covered 23% of the
space, spinning with 290 exhibitors
covered 14%, weaving with 179
exhibitors occupied 12% space whereas
knitting and hosiery with 128 exhibitors
occupied 13% and printing with 113
exhibitors covered 10% of the space.
Sustainability – The key focus area at ITMA
Under the theme ‘Master the Art of
Sustainable Innovation’ the ITMA 2015
was not only the mega technology show
but also focused on sustainability
through ITMA Sustainable Innovation
Award, the rebranding of the Research
and Education Pavilion to Research and
Innovation Pavilion, and many
knowledge-sharing platforms to drive
home the sustainability message. A
series of complementary events
including 2nd World Textile Summit,
Nonwovens Forum, Textile Colourant
and Chemical Leaders Forum,
2BFUNTEX Final Conference, Better
Cotton Initiative’s Responsible Sourcing
Seminar, Digital Textile Conference,
EURATEX Convention and Sistema
Moda Italia Presentation were organised
to meet the needs of textile and garment
industry professionals. The ITMA
Sustainable Innovation Award won by
Levi Strauss & Co. was the new initiative
by CEMATEX to honour those who
made pioneering efforts to promote
industry sustainability.
ITMA 2015 also welcomed many
groups from the Indian sub-continent
like delegations from Central Asia, a
region where the textile and clothing
industry is slated for development as the
sector has the potential to create jobs
and alongwith that 140-strong
Uzbekistan textile and garment industry
delegation spent three days at the
exhibition which was coordinated by the
Textile and Garment Ministry of
Uzbekistan.
Launched as a dedicated sector at
ITMA 2015, the printing chapter
featured many established and new
exhibitors. First-timer Fujifilm
showcased its capabilities as a complete
solution provider in digital textile
printing. Terry O’Keeffe, Strategic
Customer Support Manager of
Fujifilm, said: “ITMA has been an
excellent platform for us to feature
many exciting new developments in the
digital sphere to a targeted audience.
Our technology was very well received
with good customer feedback that our
technologies significantly contribute to
the current and future digital textile
market needs.” The next ITMA 2019 is
scheduled from 20 to 26 June, 2019 at
Fira de Barcelona Gran Via, Barcelona.
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Dig
Printing
Revolutionizing Fast Fashion
D
igital textile printing was
one of the most attractive
highlights at the recently
concluded ITMA. At ITMA
it was fully proved that digital printing
technology is going to rule the textile
and apparel industry for many years.
Hall number 18 at ITMA which had
all digital printing and ink supplying
companies was one of the most crowded
and sought after hall at ITMA. The
digital textile technology is truly coming
into its own, not only for sample
making, but for full production runs. At
ITMA, digital printing manufacturers
and ink suppliers launched new
products shedding light on the latest
developments that can bring a whole
new wave of fashion in the garment
industry.
High flexibility, sustainability and
lower production costs were some of
the features that most of the companies
highlighted in their technology as textile
printing. While addressing the Digital
Textile Conference, which was held at
ITMA, Mike Horsten, GM, Marketing,
Mimaki Europe highlighted that fast
fashion requires to move goods from
catwalk to stores fast and bring new
products in the stores every month
and the only way to do the same is
to organize the supply chain and do
it digitally. The latest technologies
presented at the show highlighted that
these days manufacturers are now using
one printer for most of the purposes
and flexibility is becoming more and
more important. Since most of fashion
companies these days demand smaller
production runs ( i.e they would like
to have 20 designs, but only 5000
pieces for each), the only way is
adopting latest digital textile printing
technologies.
While on one hand speed has been
an attractive quotient encouraging many
players, on the other inks is also a major
issue. Meanwhile, there are many other
technology issues that will determine
the future of digital printing. These
involve print speed, resolution, drop
size and configuration, wash and wear
fastness, etc. One of the main influences
is chemicals and inks.
In general, different types of inks are
required for different types of fabrics,
and different specific ink technology
requires dedicated printing machinery
per application. However, the game is
starting to change as many ink companies
came up with new pigment inks and
developed ink that can print on all types
of fabrics. “Pigment ink is the main trend
driver of the ink sector as it comes from
the needs of the industry. As opposed to
dyes, Pigment ink is suitable for many
types of fabric printing,” said Guy Evron
from Velvet Jet.
SPG Prints Showcases Live Demonstration of Single-Pass Pike
Printer & Multiple Pass Scanning Printer
S
PG Prints, a Netherlands
based producer of textile
printers introduced ‘Pike’, a
digital textile printer, a
prototype multiple-pass scanning
printer, nebula Reactive inks for
superior density and colour gamut. The
‘PIKE’ remained a major highlight at the
SPG Prints stall that combines singlepass production, precision geometrics,
high speed and low running cost. The
Pike printer is based on a full-width
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array of Fujifilm Samba print elements,
specially modified in a joint project for
optimum performance in textile
printing. According to SPG Prints, these
elements are incorporated in a highly
accurate but user-friendly print-bar
technology, called Archer. The Archer
technology offers both precision and a
significantly greater jetting distance
than is possible with other heads widely
used. Head plates in the Archer are
situated 4mm away from the substrate
surface, compared with the typical 1.5mm
nozzle-fabric distance offered by
alternative print heads. The longer jetting
distance greatly reduces the risk of ‘head
strike’ which can damage these expensive
components. It also eliminates the need
for ‘neat edges’ for most fabrics.
SPG Prints has also developed Pike
Reactive inks, with a formula that
eliminates the mist problem, which might
have arisen with this greater firing
distance. The first Pike printer is a
SPECIAL
6-colour machine in which each colour
is represented by an Archer print bar
containing 43 print heads, giving a
printing width of 1850 mm. The print
bar has a native resolution of 1200 x
1200 dpi, variable drop sizes from 2-10
pl and a jetting frequency of 32 kHz,
which together delivers typical
productivity of 40 linear metres a
minute, with a maximum of around 75
metres/min. The modular construction
allows models with up to 9 colours and
the textile printer producer is also
planning to develop wider versions of
the Pike, up to 3200 mm. SPG Prints
has proposed a unique arrangement in
conjunction with Pike inks, whereby,
the customer will initially receive a
number of spare heads and any faulty
heads returned will be replaced free of
charge.
SPG Prints also introduced prototype
scanning system that is capable of
producing samples and production runs
to previously unseen levels of quality,
while offering maximum printhead
reliability. The multiple-pass scanning
printer achieves optimum resolution at
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(L-R) K Prabhakaran,GM(Sales & Service), HS Choksi, Shailesh Wani, MD, Neeraj Sharma, Sales
Manager (Digital Products) from SPG Prints
productivity levels of 120 linear metres/
hour and maximum speeds exceed 200
linear metres/hour. Nebula Reactive HD
inks for superior density and colour
gamut was also on display at SPG Prints.
The ink suits for all Kyocera printhead
scanning textile printing systems and
with 20% higher colour density than
industry alternatives it offers superior
colour intensity and ink yields.
Nassenger 10 and Nassenger 8 Receives Good Response at ITMA
K
onica Minolta, Inc. (Konica
Minolta) introduced
Nassenger 10 high-speed
printer and Nassenger 8
medium-speed printer at ITMA, 2015 in
succession to extend its lineup of highresolution, high-productivity inkjet
textile printers. With the introduction of
these models customers will able to
scale up their business, production
volume, and budget that will further
contribute to the success of their
company. “With high productivity,
Nassenger 10 is ideal for customers
who require high-volume printing as
well as higher-quality reproduction of
images. With a print speed of 580 m2/
hour, this model can replace a
conventional flat screen printing
machine,” said Vir Vikaram Bhatia,
MD, Apsom Technologies. Various
printing modes include high
productivity mode (580–310 m2/hour),
high image quality mode, and high
density/ high color penetration mode.
“Capable of meeting a variety of printing
needs ranging from sample printing to
(At Left) Hayato Kobayashi, Assistant Manager, Konica Minolta with collague
low-volume printing, Nassenger 8 is
the best choice for customers who
require medium-volume printing,”
added Bhatia. With a print speed of 240
m2/hour, this model ensures high
productivity and is an ideal successor to
a conventional inkjet textile printer
which visionary customers have been
using. Various printing modes include
high productivity mode (240 m2/hour),
high image quality mode, and high
density/ high color penetration mode.
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Mimaki Launches Direct-to-Textile and Wide Format Sublimation
Transfer Inkjet Printer at ITMA
(L-R) Mandaar Nalawade, GM, Mimaki India, NS Ahluwalia, Director,
Insight Print Communication with their Colleague at Mimaki Stall
M
imaki exhibited five digital
textile printers at ITMA,
including the new entry-level
inkjet textile printer
Tx300P-1800. The entry level inkjet
printer TX300P- 1800 is an example
targeting small lot of production
with wide range of textile inks to
meet various application needs. The
Tx300P-1800 with its capability to
print direct onto almost any type of
natural or man-made fabrics
combine with quality and high
speed is ideally suited to
applications such as fashion,
furnishing, soft signage and
exhibitions. Tx300P-1800 delivers
maximum print speed of 68m2/h
and consists of sublimation,
disperse, reactive & acid dye and
textile pigment inks. Advanced
textile Feeding Mechanism for
optimum fabric tension could be
done from this machine. The
company also showcased the brand
new concept printer TS500P-3200
which is a fast 3.2 meter inkjet
printer for wider textile
requirements such as curtains, bed
covers and more. The machine has
12 print heads, for each colour, 3
print heads are staggered in-line. As
said, it will be commercially
available in 2016. Also being
featured at ITMA was Mimaki’s new
Workflow concept that will make
both small lots and larger
production to shipping. Another
model launched by Mimaki was
TS500P3200, that has super-wide
sublimation printing up to 3.4m
wide. It has high productivity with
180m2/h high speed printing and
gives high quality printing, even on
thin transfer paper. Compared to
TS500-1800, the number of print
heads in the Mimaki TS500P-3200
has been increased from 6 to 12.
These new type print heads are
staggered in 3 rows to deliver
maximum printing speed at
180m2/h.
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli Introduces Monna Lisa Vinci and
Monna Lisa Evo Tre at ITMA, 2015
Two New Solutions for Digital Textile Printing
(L-R) Giovanni Pizzamiglio (Pro Graphic Sales Head) from M/s. EPSON
ITALIA , Riccardo Robustelli from M/s. ROBUSTELLI, Harish Tandon from
COMOTEX and Angelo Marelli (R&D Manager) from M/s. FOR.TEX S.r.l
E
pson, which has been into digital
textile printing, For-Tex, leader in
dye, thickeners and textile pre- and
post-treatment product
manufacturing, and the company that is among
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the leaders in textile printer
engineering and production, F.lli
Robustelli, introduced Monna Lisa
Vinci and Monna Lisa Evo Tre. The
two machines are designed by
Robustelli based on Epson
technology, it marks a further step
ahead in the extraordinary evolution
of printing technologies applied to
textile industry. The main features are the
enhanced reliability, resulting from
the elimination of traditional
machine down-time; and the highest
flexibility, in order to meet the new
design needs thanks to the
possibility of using up to 12 colours.
Another strength of the new
machines are the new TFP Precision
Core heads, designed by Epson, that
enable improved accuracy in ink jet
and a higher quality of printing,
irrespective of the number of
passages. In addition, the heads
lifetime has been estimated up to
two years, the longest lifespan
available on the market to date. Both
machines use Genesta, the waterbased inks developed by Epson in
cooperation with For.Tex and
exclusively created to enable
precision and fastness of textile
printings.
The new Total Solution
developed by Epson, For.Tex & F.lli
Robustelli represents the best
answer to production needs, without
compromise on quality. In order to
meet the needs of an ever-changing
and demanding market these
machines helps to reduce the
production times, make printing
possible on any fabric with different
designs and low-cost sampling in
line with production, high printing
quality.
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Single Pass Technology Machine by MS Attracts Crowd at ITMA
T
he single pass Technology
machine launched by MS at
its huge booth in ITMA was
one of the biggest points of
attraction in hall number 18. MS which
is the world’s largest manufacturer of
High Speed digital printing machines
attracted large numbers of buyers at its
booth at ITMA 2015. Even though it will
take some time for this single pass
technology to surpass conventional
printing technology, one cannot deny
the future threat that it poses to the
rotary printing industry due to
innovations and falling ink prices in
digital technology.
MS introduced this technology in
late 2011 and has 11 LaRio’s running
across the globe and one is under
installation in India too. It is definitely a
revolution in the digital printing
industry with a printing speed of around
50,000 meters a day irrespective of the
printing width. In India, MS is being
distributed and marketed by established
MS Orange which has grown to be the
largest in the field of Digital Printing
receiving heap load of response from the
Indian market. The company even
booked a good number of high speed
machines adding an encouraging
number of new customers in its list from
the Southern as well as Northern parts
of the country this year. MS Printing Solutions also launched
a new challenge titled ‘TRANSPARENT
AS WATER’ under the sign of
sustainability on the path to 2020 that
marked the start of a new industrial age,
whose growth is based on creativity,
sustainability and technology to reshape
the current panorama into a new
entrepreneurial horizon. Along with its
new technology and concept, the
Karan Toshniwal, Director, Orange-o-Tech Posing for
Team Perfect Sourcing at MS Italy Stall
company also displayed almost all its
products range from JP3 to LaRio which
runs on Reactive, Sublimation and
Pigment Inks.
A View of MS Stall at ITMA
Colorjet Introduces Metro & Fabjet Duo at ITMA 2015
C
olorjet, a manufacturer of
digital textile printers in
India introduced two future
ready digital textile printers
Colorjet Metro and Colorjet FABJET
DUO at ITMA 2015. The company
recorded positive response and
countless business possibilities at the
fair in the presence of unbelievable
crowd that overwhelmed the exhibitors.
Colorjet Metro with its versatile
technologically and advanced prowess
can meet the ever-growing business
demands and lead to exponentially great
profits. With high speed of printing 362
sq metre/hour this machine is a
1.8meter direct to fabric printer. With it
rigid structure to support 4,8, and 16
print head combinations, Metro is apt
for multiple market segments like home
furnishings, fashion apparels, etc. and it
also lends itself to highest precision and
accuracy. Colorjet Fabjet Duo with its
‘Power of Two’ offers a never known
before advantage as it has a dual ink
supply system and can use any 2 of the 3
available inks with the flick of a switch.
Holding a special pride of a place, Fabjet
Duo is India’s first machine that runs
with dual ink, suitable for all market
segments like home furnishing, fashion
apparels, etc.
The company also organized a design
competition to encourage talent among
fashion design students of NABA
(Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano)
for which they received more than 40
entries and then finalized the three
winners included designs from Jasmine
Boussena, Luigi Miollo and Emma
Tranchini. As a reward all the three
students were invited at the Colorjet
booth and their designs were printed on
the METRO which further presented to
them with a cash price of Euro 200
each.
Smarth Bansal, Brand
Manager, Colorjet Group said, “The
objective of organizing the contest was
to encourage emerging talent from
among the fashion designing students of
the renowned NABA university. The
thrill we saw on the faces of these young
students as they saw their designs being
printed on the METRO digital textile
printer was the ultimate satisfaction for
all of us at Colorjet Group.”
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QUALIJET- High performance Printers with Kyocera print heads
showcased by La Meccanica at ITMA
Vikram Vora, Director, Mikhail Digitex
at La Meccanica Stall
H
eadquartered in Urgnano
(Bergamo), La
Meccanica, one of the
world’s specialists in the
sector of inspection and packing
machines for all types of fabrics
showcased high performance printers
with Kyocera printheads at ITMA 2015.
The company introduced Qualijet Fox
(4 dual channel Kyocera heads) at
ITMA. It also showcased two inkjet
textile printers; ‘QualiJet TIGER’ with
16 Kyocera print heads, 8 colours and
‘QualiJet LEOPARD’ with 8 Kyocera
print heads 8 colours. The company
received a positive response from
visitors who came from all over the
world.
“We received many serious
enquiries from ITMA and we are
positive that after this show we will
book good number of machines,” said
Vikram Vora,” Mikhail Digitex.
The company sold several machines at
the show. While Mittal Industries,
Panipat booked a WIDER WIDTH (3.2
meter printing width) Qualijet Tiger;
Shree Ramanuj Mills from Surat
booked 2 Qualijet Tiger. Another
company UM Export, Kolkatta booked
Qualijet Leopard machine at the show.
Qualijet Tiger has Kyocera with
2,626 nozzles which is water based,
along with piezo print head whereas
QualiJet LEOPARD 8 has Kyocera with
2.656 nozzles water based, variable dot
and piezo printhead. Both the machines
have printing resolution of 600x600
dpi-1,2,3,4 passes- uni and bidirectional
with drop size from 4 pl to 72 pl- 16
grey scale levels. These machines also
consist of automatic purge cycle with
cleaning station and open ink systemwater based-(certified by Kyocera). It
also consists of powered unwinder for
fabric roll up to 400mm, 100 kg, with
tension control. Heating elements
options like electric, electric+steam,
thermofluid and gas is only available in
‘QualiJet TIGER’ and not in ‘QualiJet
LEOPARD’ but both machines have
high precision adhesive belt system
with twin brush washing unit, mobile
fabric press device, and open to any
adapted print rip that make these
technologies advantageous for the
industry.
With advanced production facilities,
a high-efficiency automatic warehouse
spread in an area of 5000 sq.m, La
Meccanica has the “tools of the trade”
to supply high quality machines. The
company keeps on upgrading their
existence machines by using the
advanced automation and robotization
with PLC. “Our machines are designed
and customized so that we can satisfy
the specific request of customer,”added
Vora. The company is all geared to
launch Qualijet Cheetah (32 head)
machine very soon.
Durst presents the new Alpha series at ITMA
D
Vivek Singh, Head-Sales, Indian Operation,
Durst Image Technology India Pvt. Ltd.
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urst, the industrial inkjet
applications specialist
launched the Alpha series,
a new generation of super
multi-pass inkjet printers for the digital
production of home textiles and fashion
at ITMA 2015, at stand C103 in Hall 18.
The Alpha series offers print widths of
190-330 cm and can be configured with
up to 8 colours and 64 Alpha-S print
heads that achieve a native resolution
of 600 dpi and a print speed of 460
lm/h. With these performance
parameters Durst is positioning the
Alpha series in direct competition to
traditional screen-printing – with all
the benefits of digital printing. The
Durst Alpha series provides continuous
ink circulation in all ink circuits in
order to guarantee constant ink quality
and reliable stand-by availability. Durst
provides its own OEKO-TEX Standard
100 certifiable ink systems and a GOTScertified reactive ink system. In order to
give users greater flexibility and
efficiency in production, Durst has also
developed a new pigmented ink (Alpha
Ink P) which can be used on a wide
variety of textiles and which, after
printing, offers an impressive feel. “The
Alpha series makes digital textile
production more economical and
efficient,” says Martin Winkler, Segment
Manager Textile Printing, Durst
Phototechnik AG.
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Displays
New Rapier & Airjet Innovations at Itma
P
icanol introduced a wide
variety of new airjet and
rapier weaving machines and
celebrated 40 years of
manufacturing rapier weaving machines
with the global launch of its new
OptiMax-i and TerryMax-i machines at
ITMA. The group received an
astonishing response from visitors all
over the world who were not only
awestruck to see such fast and efficient
technology at one place, but were also
impressed with the presentation and
look of the stall of Picanol at ITMA
exhibition.
P. Kasiviswanathan, Executive
Director, Picanol India said, “The
response to our machines has been
fantablous, the textile players have
appreciated the latest technologies and
have expressed their interest in latest
machines launched by Picanol. The
group saw many big textile major
companies at its stall. From India
companies like Trident Group, Nahar
Group, Vardhaman, Pratibha Syntex,
and many more were seen.
To ensure it place maximum focus
was on its weaving machines capacities,
Picanol presented its machines in a
brand new booth design at the fair
wherein a special zone situated in the
center was occupied by an OMNIplus
Summum airjet weaving machine with
(At Left) P. Kasiviswanathan, Executive Director, Picanol with Ministry of Textiles at ITMA
new features. Along with that Picanol
displayed ten weaving machines and
showed a live demonstration while
weaving a wide array of fabrics including
shirting, denim, terry and automotive
right through to technical fabrics
The new OptiMax-i is the fastest
rapier weaving machine in the world
that is industrially produced. The
highlights of the new rapier include the
increased performance, rigid
construction, new applications,
intelligent energy efficiency, improved
ergonomics and user-friendliness. The
Picanol Booth
OptiMax-i is available in reed widths
ranging from 190 to 540 centimeters
and with the availability of optimized
rapier drives it remains the fastest
rapier machine with the Guided Gripper
system (GC) and the most versatile one
with the Free Flight system (FF).
Both TerryMax-i (rapier) and the
new TERRYplus Summum (airjet)
weaving machines, developed for terry
cloth makes Picanol the only provider in
the market that offers both airjet and
rapier terry machines. The direct
electronic drive of the cloth fell
mechanism guarantees a perfect pile
formation and enables weavers to not
only program the pile height loop by
loop, but also to program the pre-beatup distance of every single filling yarn,
which in turn enables endless design
possibilities. Features include
OptiSpeed, pile height monitoring and
needle roller control.
Picanol weaving machines represent
a synthesis of technological know-how
and experience that has been built up
over almost 80 years. This has resulted
in more than 350,000 machines being
produced. Picanol is proud to confirm
that it currently has more than 175,000
weaving machines running in some
2,600 weaving mills throughout the
world.
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(L-R) Puneet Rawal, Ramp Impex (India), Lynne Ramsden, Executive
Director & Mark Yare, MD From SDC Enterprises Limited
(At Second Left) Manjit Singh Saini with his team at Paramount
Instruments booth in ITMA
Team of Mesdan at Itma
(L-R) Sunil Mittal, Director, Mittal Dyeing Pvt. Ltd., Panipat,
Mukund Periwal, BD-Head, Pioneer Syntex Pvt. Ltd., Surat &
Vaibhav Kanodia, Director, Niharika Dyeing & Printing Mills, Surat
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GLIMPSE
Guna Sekran, MD, ima Asia, Luciano Sardini, Chairman,
ima spa Italy, Mirella Sardini MD, Ima Spa Italy and Rossi,
Sales Director, Ima Spa Italy
(L-R) Mr. Rajan Bhagat, Senior Mktng. Manager, IML Group,
Surat with Unity Overseas, Tirupur Team members at Atexco Stall
(Extreme Right) Sanjay Chawla, Sales Director, Groz Beckert with
Team of Nahar at Groz Beckert booth
(L-R) Praveen, Ori Jeans Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Furkan Civelek from
Yilmak, Rajegowda, Vinay from Ori Jeans Pvt. Ltd. with KB Prasad,
ATE Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., India
OF ITMA
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(At Left) Enrico Guerreschi with a team mate
at Avantec S.R.L booth in ITMA
Maria Fung (Regional Marketing Manager) Singapore Machinery
Company with Fung David, Sales Director Singapore Machinery Co.
Pte Ltd. Group
Rajeev Shivdasani, Raj Creations with Girvir Singh Negi, MD, Negi
Sign System & Supplies and Arun Kumar, Tech Head,
Negi Sign Systems P Ltd
Rick Kwiecien, Business Support Manager, MTEX Technologies Ltd.
Dhaval Dadia, Director, DCC P. Ltd with Vincenzo Monti (CEO),
Monti Antonio at Monti Antonio booth
Oriol Mrtinez Riba, BD Manager, & Marc Gomez,
Tech Support from INEDIT
Kelin J Myers (Commercial GM, FUJIFILM Imaging Colorants Limited)
(L-R) Gainluca Giordano, Area Manager, Rosario Pozzoni, Biz.
Operation Manager, Andrea Capuzzi, Area Manager, JK Group
S.p.A. (J Teck)
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Highlights
Latest Technologies of Principal Companies at ITMA
YILMAK DISPLAYES LATEST JEANIUS FINISHING SYSTEM
(Second from Left) KB Prasad with Furkan Civelek from Yilmak with some clients from Pak
S
praying process on Jeans
comprises of sprays of resin,
silicon, potassium
permanganate and various
other binders. The manual spray
method is very common, but it takes too
much time and does not give consistent
spraying on the surface of the garment.
Yilmak invented the practical, ecofriendly, consistent, homogeneous,
patented and much faster JEANIUS
finishing system, which is a kind of
revolution in the industry. It has 8 sets
of nozzles with Nano bubble sprayfinishing technology. All the chemicals
are processed with Nano bubble reactor
and inflated to get the best spraying
form. A chemical tank of 200 litres is
provided and is equipped with indirect
steam heating, self-cleaning system and
mechanical mixer.
The exhaust system is equipped with
2X3 Kw powerful blowers to emit the
chemical residue before it stuck on the
drum surface. The specially designed 4
pallet conical drum provides optimal
movement of the garments inside. Thus
a homogeneous spraying effect is
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created with automated triggered
pneumatically controlled 8 sets of
nozzles with utmost high technology
system. Its PLC control system controls
the drum rotation and spraying process
with great concordance.
While for 100 jeans, conventional
machine consumes 35 litres of
chemicals and takes about 400 minutes
for spraying, JEANius system would
consume 4.5 litres of chemicals and will
need just 20 minutes. Thus there is a big
saving of chemicals as well as labour
and time. “Usually two workers (1 for
spraying and 1 for loading and
unloading) are required for manual
spraying and also after long hours of
spraying they get tired and it results in
inconsistent spraying of the garments,”
informed K. B Prasad, A.T.E
Enterprises. The idle time after each
cycle is eliminated with 200 litres
chemical tank with indirect steam
heating, self-cleaning system and mixer.
Yilmak also displayed its latest
technology of industrial washing and
dyeing machines at the recently
concluded ITMA exhibition. This new
RAINFOREST RF 400 machine has a
drum volume of 4000 litres and has
double layered patented multi beater
drum technology, which has maximum
strength and resistance from corrosion.
The patented new pump-free water
circulation system ensures lowest liquor
ratio of 1:2 to 1:3 for all washing
processes including stone washing. Due
to the pumpless water circulation and
eco-friendly technology, the energy
consumption of pump is minimised and
also the time consumed in filter cleaning
processes are eliminated. The process of
stone washing with water circulation is
seen first time in the world by Yilmak’s
patented technology. The welding free,
patented 3mm + 3mm double layered
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multi beater drum construction, ensures
complete homogeneous processing of
recipes inside the drum. Also, it
increases the drum surface area by
100%. This provides 30% saving of time
during the washing processes and also
ensures net saving of 50% water, 50%
chemicals and 50% of steam.
Yılmak Makine in spite of its young
age, through the experience of its
group companies for 40 years, realizes
successfully its production. “We do
the best garment dyeing processing in
turkey in fact, we can do make 50,000
pieces of garment dyeing and garment
washing every day. “Our biggest USP is
that we are not only suppliers, but we
are colleagues to our clients as complete
solution providers said, Furkan
Civelek.” He also mentioned that in
India, Yimlak is getting recognition
and has already been installed at
several export houses through its
Indian partner A.T.E. Yimlak machines
promises less consumption of water
which has been a critical issue in today’s
time when environment is under stake.
MORGAN SHOWS UP CRUISE 100, RECEIVES GOOD RESPONSE
M
organ’s latest spreading
machine model
“CRUISE 100” was
displayed at the ITMA
exhibition. With higher flexibility
‘Cruise 100” provides top spreading
performance, in terms of accuracy and
productivity on all types of fabrics. It
offers different mechanical set up of the
turret, with relatively different fabricfeeding positions, “ rear”, “center”, and
“front”, according to the technical
specifications of the material.
New Morgan “Cruise 100” also
presents a new PC with capacitive logic
screen and new software with revamped
user interface, to make the
programming easier and faster than
ever.
The first official preview of “3Dress”,
a new software solution for 3D virtual
designing, prototyping and fitting was
also showcased during ITMA. Morgan
‘3Dress” promises to offer a level of
realism and versatility (never seen
before) in similar applications and some
key functions, like the “soft body” and
the “fit shop” which will make 3D virtual
designing and fitting eventually
workable for the garment industry, with
huge savings potentiality, in terms of
time and fabric, as well as incredible
opportunities in the marketing, retail
and e-commerce, by specific
applications.
DyStar Shows Internet Based Tool eliot™
Also Launches Jettex® 4.0
A
t the recently concluded
DyStar Group came up
with a variety of solutions
for textile and apparel
industry and reported a very good
response from the show. The group
introduced eliot™, an internet based
tool for product selection and process
optimization in the dyeing process. With
a well-structured user interface, eliot™
is very user friendly and consists of four
modules i.e Green Selection, Product
Finder, Optidye®, Information and will
be extended in the near future.
The Green Selection module contains
the DyStar ‘Positive Lists’, a selection of
recommended DyStar products that are
compliant to the brands and retailers.
eliot™ also allows the user to filter or
sort products and save product
selections as favorites which can also be
used in the other modules.
The innovations in the digital printer
and printhead technology drove the
transformation into an upscale
industrial digital printing production. In
order to meet the requirements of
tighter drop forming performance,
Team Dystar at their stall during ITMA
longer open time, improved stress
resistance, higher colour strength,
improved robustness and, of course,
reliable eco performance in inks DyStar
launched Jettex® 4.0, the highest
performing digital textile printing inks.
Based on Indanthren® Vat dyes,
DyStar also developed Jettex Vat inks,
the first industrialized vat inks for home
textile market with high fastness to
light, even in pale shades, high fastness
to multiple washing, no crease markings
like pigment prints, good fastness to
rubbing real, dark blacks compared to
pigment prints. The CMYK colour set is
already available and the company will
launch more shades in 2016 to offer a
complete range to industries with high
performance requirements.
DyStar in cooperation with ZIMMER
AUSTRIA from many years is indulged
in developing inkjet technology and is
also the base of the VAT inkjet printing
technology used in Colaris³.
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Aditya Birla Group
Organizes the First Edition of Liva Protégé 2015A National-Level Designer Hunt
Actress Soha Ali Khan with K.K. Maheshwari
from Aditya Birla Group
D
uring the grand finale of
Liva Protégé 2015, which is
a pan India designer hunt
for recognizing India’s
future stars in the field of fashion
organized by Aditya Birla Group, the top
12 finalists who were selected from more
than 100 students of top 50 fashion
institutes from 12 cities showcased their
work in Mumbai. Liva Protégé is
powered by Liva, a new-age fabric, from
the house of Birla Cellulose, designed to
infuse incredible fluidity into garments.
The vision of the show was to give
chance to fashion students to showcase
their talent and get mentored by some
of the biggest names in the industry.
The finalists showcased their
collections through a fashion show to an
elite panel of judges including actor
Soha Ali Khan, leading Fashion
Designer Narendra Kumar, eminent
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fashion photographer Prasad Naik,
Editor of India edition of Cosmopolitan
magazine Nandini Bhalla and Founder
and Chairperson of Svatantra Micro
Finance Ananyashree Birla. Among the
distinguished guests elegant Rajashree
Birla, with her daughter- in- law, Neerja
Birla were also present at the show.
Cutting for a frame worthy family photo,
the three generation of ladies from the
Birla family were all smiles.
In 12 finalists, the jury decided the
top three on the basis of aesthetics,
design, fluidity and functionality of
creations. The winner of Liva Protege
was Riturana Deori, from Ahmedabad
who will get an opportunity to work
with the prestigious in- house design
team of online fashion e- commerce
venture of Aditya Birla Group –ABOF.
com (All About Fashion) or an
opportunity to have up to 5 of his/her
designs sold on www.abof.com along
with a cash prize of Rs 2,00,000. On the
other hand, the First runner up Nitin
Gupta from Ahmedabad got an
opportunity to have up to 3 of his/her
designs sold on www.abof.com and a
cash prize of Rs 1,00,000 and the
Second runner up Sagarika Joshi from
Bangalore won a cash prize of Rs
50,000.
Manohar Samuel, President
Marketing, Birla Cellulose said, “As one
of the largest textile and fashion
(L-R) Ananyashree Birla, Rajashree Birla, Neerja Birla
from Aditya Birla Family
conglomerates in the country we believe
that Indian fashion landscape is
extremely dynamic. Liva is a new age
natural fabric and has been accepted
well by the textile value chain.” He
added, “Liva Protégé is our endeavour to
bridge the gap and reach the budding
fashion designer fraternity. Our journey
so far has been exciting and we are
overwhelmed with the creativity of the
young talent. Clearly, the future of
Indian fashion is in competent hands.”
January 2016
Narendra Kumar, Fashion Designer
Shruti Sancheti, Fashion Designer
Model Showing Collection
FAIR & EVENTS
I
ntex South Asia, the two
day event designed to
strengthen South Asia’s
textile and clothing
industry was recently held at Sri
Lanka Exhibition & Convention
Centre, Colombo, Sri Lanka. On
display was variety of yarns, apparel
fabric, denim fabric and clothing
accessories that provides access to
industry developments, networking
opportunities and strategic
initiatives all under one roof. The
show was inaugurated by Chief
Guest Hon’ble Sujeewa Senasinghe,
State Minister of Development
Strategies & International Trade. in
the presence of Guests of Honour
Arindam Bagchi, Deputy High
Commissioner of India and Indira
Malwatte, Chairperson & Chief
Executive, EDB. Apex bodies from
across South Asia and South East
Asia also supported the show.
Intex South Asia received
participation of 123 companies
from 11 countries including Sri
Lanka, India, Singapore, Hong
Kong, Thailand, Taiwan, China,
Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh
and Korea. The show was
segregated by the organizers in
different zones like ‘Yarns & Fibres
Zone’; ‘Denim World’ and
‘Accessories World’ in order to
provide flexibility to buyers. ‘Trends
Zone’ was the highlight at the show
in which Spring/Summer 2016
collections was showcased. Both
exhibitors and visitors reported
good response from the show and
excited to be a part of next
exhibition. “Korean companies
exhibiting at Intex were satisfied
with the buyer quality, to the extent
that 2 Korean companies have
already committed for Intex 2016
and KOTRA will form a larger
pavilion as well for Intex 2016,”
said Dan Kim, KOTRA Colombo.
South
Asia
2015
Receives Positive
Response
Pratik Porwal, Mafatlal Industries
Ltd., India expressed, “We were
gratified by the quality of buyers
visiting the fair and rate the show
as 7/10 overall”.
The show marked presence of
buyers from 13 countries including
India, Sri Lanka, China, Pakistan,
Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Korea,
Malaysia, Thailand, Germany,
South Africa, UK and Russia and
recorded big names like Brandix,
Hiradamani, MAS Holding, Next
UK, Gap USA, Speedo, Decathlon,
Max, Intraport UK, Columbia
Sportswear, New Universe UK,
Styku USA, Etam Sri Lanka,
Arugam-Bay Sri Lanka, Eskimo,
George UK and Eskimo to name a
few in its visitation list that made
the show successful. ‘‘We found
good quality suppliers at the show
and short listed a few from India
and other regions to work together
in the near future,’’ shares Geethika
Wijetunge, Manager, Hirdaramani,
Sri Lanka.
Sean Tsai, Overseas Market
Buyers at one of the Stall at Intex Fair
Specialist, Taiwan Textile
Federation said, “The positive
response of buyers to the Taiwan
Textile Pavilion has convinced us to
bring a big delegation from Taiwan
for Intex South Asia 2016.”
According to the exhibitors most of
the buyers visiting the show were
serious, professional buyers who
knew exactly what they wanted and
pursued inquiries accordingly.
The positive response
of buyers to the
Taiwan Textile Pavilion
has convinced us to
bring a big delegation
from Taiwan for Intex
South Asia 2016, Said
Sean Tsai, Overseas
Market Specialist,
Taiwan Textile
Federation.
Registration Booth at Intex South Asia 2015
Glimpse of the Fair
January 2016
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Fair Calendar 2016
Events in Overseas
JAN
JAN
FEB
FEB
FEB
18-21, 2016
24-26, 2016
9-11, 2016
15-18, 2016
24-26, 2016
Hong Kong Fashion
Week
International Apparel
Sourcing Show
Moda In fabrics &
Accessories
Texworld Paris
Asia Apparel Expo
Venue
China
MAR
Venue
Venue
New York, USA
Milan, Italy
APR
MAY
Venue
Paris, Le Bourget
MAY
Venue
Berlin, Germany
JULY
MAR
2-5, 2016
DTC 2016 – The 17th
China (Dongguan)
International Textile &
Clothing Industry Fair
Venue
GDE, China
NOV
10-12, 2016
16-17, 2016
3-5, 2016
12-14, 2016
20-22, 2016
16-17, 2016
Colombo International
Yarn Fabric Show
International Textile Fair,
UAE
Texprocess Americas
International Textile Fair,
India
Children Baby Maternity
Industry Expo
Denim by Premiere
Vision
Venue
Venue
Venue
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Venue
Venue
Bombay Convention
& Exhibition Center,
Mumbai, India
Georgia World Congress
Center, Atlanta
Colombo, Sri Lanka
China
Venue
Barcelona, 2016
Technologies Fair
JAN
JAN
FEB
MAR
APR
APR
13-16, 2016
28-31, 2016
26-29, 2016
8-11, 2016
6-9, 2016
21-23, 2016
Garmentech Bangladesh
DTG Textiles & Garments
Industry Exhibition
Garment Technology
Expo
FESPA 2016
JIAM (Japan Int’l Apparel
Machinery and Textile
Industry)
Technotex India
Venue
Dhaka, Bangladesh
MAY
1-4, 2016
Texprocess Americas
ITM 2016
Atlanta, USA
NSIC Exhibition Complex,
Okhla, Delhi
JUNE
3-5, 2016
Venue
Venue
Venue
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Venue
Tüyap Fair Convention and
Congress Center, Turkey
AUG
26-29, 2016
Cambodia Int’l Textile &
Garment Industry
Exhibition (CTG)
Venue
Diamond Island Convention
and Exhibition Center,
Cambodia
Venue
Amsterdam, Netherlands
AUG/SEP
Venue
Osaka, Japan
OCT
31-3, 2016
21-25, 2016
Textech
ITMA Asia + CITME 2016
Venue
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Venue
National Exhibition and
Convention Centre (NECC)
in Shanghai
Events in India
JAN
MAR
MAR
JUNE
AUG
20-22, 2016
4-6, 2016
11-13, 2016
22-24, 2016
8-10, 2016
56th India International
Garment Fair (IIGF) &
RBSM
Fabric & Accessories
Trade Show (F&A)
Hometex Tech
Heimtextil India
Garment Show of India
(GSI)
Venue
Pragati Maidan, New
Delhi
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PERFECTSOURCING
Venue
Trade Center, KTPO,
Whitefield, Bangalore
January 2016
Venue
Panipat, India
Venue
Pragati Maidan, New
Delhi
Venue
Pragati Maidan, New
Delhi
Venue
Bombay Convention &
Exhibition Centre (BCEC) in
Mumbai