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Press Release 25 October 2020

Buyers & Suppliers Converge at ASW Marketplace

Remaining connected in a world that is already practicing social distancing is best done with the help of technology. And the team of Apparel Sourcing Week has not only accepted this reality, but taken firm steps to ensure that the industry remains active and in constant touch not only at a physical space, but digitally also!
Expanding the scope of ASW beyond the Big Show, the physical exhibition that found great success as ASW19,the ASW Marketplace has been introduced as a digital option for the suppliers and buyers to remain connected throughout the year 24x7. This is even more important since fashion has become seasonless and the consumer is looking for new products constantly. Hence buyers are also always searching for new products and agile suppliers.
For the buyer, having a permanent reference point for sourcing options from diverse manufacturing destinations is a big reason to register with ASW Marketplace. The depth in product range, manufacturing capacities and capabilities makes the platform very exciting.
For a supplier, the ability to sit in the comfort of the showroom, have a video chat with possible partners and show them your products, is a definite plus. Discuss expectations, capabilities, price, samples, deliveries. The dynamics of the meeting are the same, only the platform is digital, but as interactive and alive as a personal meeting. Use WhatsApp, SMS and Video chatting as per your comfort.
What is there in it for a Buyer
Touch base with compliant suppliers
All the suppliers on the platform have been verified as compliant and performance-oriented factories. Each profile has details of certifications and past performance. Hence, the primary requirement for finding a sourcing partner is already taken care of.
Select your best match
Every buyer has specific requirements that define the retailer/brands that they represent. With a large number of suppliers from many manufacturing destinations with different capabilities, the search for a preferred supplier is easy.
 
Build a relation of trust
Long term business goals are met through mutual trust. The Marketplace gives an opportunity to continue with discussions over a longer period of time to understand and build a relation that is long lasting and mutually beneficial.
Enjoin the privileges of ASW platform
Being a registered buyer with the platform entails a lot of cross pollination, so besides visiting the marketplace also visit the virtual shows, hook in to industry webinars and be invited to the ASW Big Show held in India.
What does a Seller have to gain
Go digital for direct connect
Creating an online presence for global marketing requires resources and technology, but being on an already accepted platform is the easiest way to go digital and meet buyers directly without the many layers in between.
Present your capabilities to global buyers
The credibility of the platform ensures that buyers are regularly visiting the platform, so while the huge database of registered buyers is already available to you as soon as you join, many new ones are being added by the day.
 
Build a strong portfolio with consistency
The unique and proactive features of ASW Marketplace allows the registered companies to continuously upgrade their profiles, add new products, chat with the buyers and create consistency of presence to be noticed.
Enjoin the privileges of ASW platform
Being a registered buyer with the platform entails a lot of cross pollination, so besides visiting the marketplace also visit the virtual shows, hook in to industry webinars and be invited to the ASW Big Show held in India.

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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