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Press Release 8 February 2019

ASW announces its proud association with NIFTA!

It wouldn’t be a hyperbole to maintain that NIFTians today are ruling the roost in the Indian retail sector! Set up in 1986, the alumni of this pioneering institute of fashion education in India are heading different entities in fashion, textile and lifestyle product industries, besides owning and driving well-known labels and brands in organised retail globally.
It’s been a privilege for Apparel Resources to get associated with the Association of NIFT Alumni (NIFTA) for its upcoming Apparel Sourcing Week Bengaluru and also present to you some renowned names from NIFTA who would mark their presence during the two-day event. Well-respected and widely popular in their respective domains, our guest speakers from NIFTA, who would take part in the string of seminars that have been lined up, would not only enable the participants and visitors to get the actual pulse of the Indian retail sector but would also help them to get an in-depth know-how of the global best practices from the realms of fashion, garmenting, technology and retail. This undoubtedly promises to be informative and a real eye-opener for those who want to make it big in India.
“We really appreciate the step taken by Apparel Resources to provide a vibrant sourcing platform like Apparel Sourcing Week. The coming in of stakeholders from the major apparel manufacturing hubs of Bangladesh, domestic and global brands and buyers operating in India, is the right synergy that the Indian fashion retail sector needs the most at this critical juncture of potential and boundless growth. Bangladesh, with its rich heritage in garment manufacturing, price-competitiveness and diversity of products, could the best partner for India in this growth journey for mutual benefit and stronger bilateral relations to reap rich dividends in the coming days,” observes Devangshu Dutta, one of the founding members of NIFTA and CEO, Third Eyesight.
Pan-India in nature, a major chunk of the 24,000 plus members of the Association of NIFT Alumni today are adding value in different work scenarios, both in India and overseas, working with the industry in key decision-making positions and instrumental in shaping the future of the fashion business.
So, if you are keen to make the best of the emerging opportunities in the Indian retail sector (Indian Apparel & Lifestyle market is set to touch US $ 160 billion by 2025 with fashion retail alone pegged to reach US $ 75 billion from current US $ 49 billion by 2021), Apparel Sourcing Week is where you should be this March. Boasting of registered visitors from 500 plus brands and retailers, 30 garment manufacturers, 6 interactive seminars (that aim to bring the who’s who of India’s retail and fashion industry under the same roof), 2 fashion forecast workshops and one-of-its-kind networking dinner, this two-day premier sourcing event from Apparel Resources (one of the renowned publication houses of south-east Asia), is a must for you to explore the unlimited retail opportunities in India and to take your business to new heights.
Don’t forget to mark the dates in your calendar…. Yes, you are right! Apparel Sourcing Week is on March 15-16 in the garden city of Bengaluru. Look forward to seeing you at ITC Gardenia, the venue for the much awaited Apparel Sourcing Week 2019!

About Apparel Sourcing Week

Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry, moving in pace with evolving and shifting world trade of apparel sourcing while also acknowledging the changing needs and wants of the customer.

To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry three independent verticals – Big Show, Marketplace, and V-Expo – to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities all around the year like never before, while the buyer has multiple avenues to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.

About the Organiser

Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, StitchWorld and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh & Vietnam. These publications have been around in the industry for over 35 years, supporting, guiding and standing by garment exporters and the retail industry globally, providing them a platform to source better.

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