|The buzz surrounding The Apparel Sourcing Week, India 2019 is getting stronger with every passing day. The two-day event is emerging as a major business opportunity for manufacturers from South Asia to enter the fast-growing Indian retail market. While both Indian retailers and international retailers continue their upward march with expansions and new retail formats, manufacturers are looking to chip in with products that Indian consumers would love to buy.|
|Realising the show’s awesome prospects, many clothing and fashion manufacturers that have already impressed Western markets, are now blocking their dates to mark their presence at ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru on 15th and 16th March 2019. Among the exhibitors who are having interesting collections to display are Lenny Fashions, Nipa Group and Energypac Fashions.|
|Lenny Fashions, a part of the parent company Must Garment, is one of the respected names in the global apparel industry that will be showcasing at the inaugural edition of Apparel Sourcing Week, India. The company has eight state-of-the-art manufacturing units, besides sourcing and developing new fabrication in China, Taiwan and Korea. With over US $ 500 million revenue, it has product strength in woven and knitted bottoms, woven tops and jackets and is planning to display the same at the event. This Bangladesh exporter has its own international team of fashion designers, trend forecasters, textile designers, graphic designers and fabric specialists covering trends in Europe, USA and Asia. The company is gung-ho about the event to explore the Indian retail market. The company manufactures for international retailers/brands like GAP, H&M, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Marks & Spencer, Macy’s, Target, Tommy Hilfiger, Walmart, Primark, C&A and many more.|
|Known for its high-end jackets, Nipa Group is a vertically integrated manufacturer and exporter of garments for men and women. The Group has consolidated all stages of production starting from knitting, dyeing, finishing to cutting, sewing and packing under one roof. Its key product categories include woven, knitting, tops and bottoms. Besides having five manufacturing units, its clientele list includes Kmart, Kohl's, Primark, Target, Tesco, Walmart, Carter's, Aramex, BigW, JCPenney, Next, River Island and many more. With a turnover of US $ 85 million, the company which is already working in India, is keen to expand its footprint in the country. Gaining popularity worldwide with its categories like padded jackets, bottoms, woven jackets and swimming shorts, Nipa is geared up to present the same at the Apparel Sourcing Week.|
|Banking on its expertise in structured garments, woven tailored garments for men, women and kids, Energypac Fashions is exhibiting at ASW the categories that it exclusively caters to. With a dynamic merchandising team, the company provides one-stop service to its customers at competitive pricing, on-time delivery and quality assurance. It specialises in affordable tailored wear such as suits, blazers, dress pants, skirts, womens’ formalwear and school uniforms.|
|Excited to cash in on the diverse opportunities, Energypac Fashions is seeing ASW as a conducive platform to venture into the Indian retail market. With a turnover of around US $ 55 million and one manufacturing unit, the exporter is equipped with the most advanced garments’ technology from the US, Japan and Europe. Its leading clients include names such as Walmart, John Lewis, next, Peter England, C&A, M&S, Tesco, Sears, Reitmans among others.|
|ASW therefore opens a plethora of business options for both the manufacturers and the retailers acting as the much-needed bridge between the two. The Indian fashion clothing and apparel sector is huge and is expected to grow even more rapidly. Currently worth US $ 49 billion, it is expected to grow to US $ 115 billion by 2026. With participation from the best of manufacturers and visitation registration from a huge number of retailers, the Apparel Sourcing Week, India is on the right track to become one of the most potential sourcing platform in the Asia-Pacific region in the times to come.|
Apparel Sourcing Week 2019, a two-day Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from India and abroad, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts) organised during these two days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian Retail and its workings.
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