|The ASW Marketplace has been introduced as a digital option for the suppliers and buyers to remain connected throughout the year - 24x7. The connect is far beyond just searching for partners and extends to networking and content-driven sessions. Since its launch earlier this month, the Marketplace is drawing serious visitors and with the recently concluded V-expose with global experts sharing views and directions on varied topics -Trends, Business Directions, Sourcing, Technology, Supply Chain Management and Market Intelligence, the footfall has multiplied.|
|The buyers are enjoying the opportunity to check fresh products regularly and touch base with compatible suppliers. Having a reliable and permanent reference point for sourcing options from diverse manufacturing destinations is a big reason for buyers to register with ASW Marketplace. The depth in product range, manufacturing capacities and capabilities makes the platform very exciting. The exhibitors are happy to have a platform to constantly share their developments to serious buyers.|
|Understanding the depth, global companies working in and for the industry in this region have supported the Marketplace as sponsors, from Interlining mega players PCC Chargeurs to leaders in ecologically responsible production of specialty fibres- Lenzing to Logistics giants DB Schenker; the response has been indeed tremendous.|
|Selling over 300 million metres of interlinings every year, PCC Chargeurs is today a force to reckon with when it comes to offering sustainably innovative solutions. Its powerful motto No Matter Where, No Matter When and No Matter How distinctly explains why the interlining leader has managed to leave its mark in the global textile and apparel sector. As far as sustainability is concerned, PCC Chargeurs has been constantly reducing its carbon footprint and waste. More than 80 per cent of its products are classified as Oeko-Tex Class 1 and additionally it has been part of Better Cotton Initiative (BCI) and Cotton Leads, supporting sustainable cotton in the USA.|
|Its continual commitment to responsible sourcing and transparency has actually helped its products become Global Recycled Standard (GRS) certified. This commitment to deliver the best of services and quality has helped PCC Chargeurs set up 38 sales and service offices across the world. The company now serves more than 90 countries across every major continent. In fact, its factories work as innovation labs, finding solutions for complex problems and developing pathbreaking designs.|
|A name that needs no introduction, The Lenzing Group is synonymous with ecologically responsible production of specialty fibres made from the renewable raw material wood. As an innovation leader with over 80 years spent on innovating, Lenzing is a partner of global textile and non-woven manufacturers and drives many new technological developments. Headquartered in Austria, the Group has manufacturing locations near to major markets to be responsive. The Group’s high-quality fibres form the basis for a variety of textile applications ranging from well-draped ladies clothing to versatile denims and high-performance sports clothing.|
|Due to their consistent high quality, biodegradability and compostability, Lenzing fibres are also highly suitable for hygiene products and agricultural applications. Working closely with customers along the supply chain, Lenzing’s approach to business goes far beyond that of a traditional fibre producer. The Group strives for efficient utilisation and processing of all raw materials and offers solutions to help redirect the textile sector towards a closed-loop economy.|
|One of the valued partners which has collaborated with ASW Marketplace is the Indian arm of DB Schenker – one of the globally-renowned industry leaders with more than 20 years of logistics experience. The company supports the industry and trade in the global exchange of goods through land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management solutions.|
|Retail and fashion are important verticals for DB Schenker globally. As India is one of the important sourcing hubs for apparels, the focus is towards enhancing the market share along with maintaining an eco-friendly environment. The company feels that the Marketplace will be the perfect platform to connect with the industry.|
|A trusted brand for fashion and retail supply chain management solutions tailor-made to customers' requirements all over the world, DB Schenker in India has extended its capabilities manifold and introduced innovative freight solutions for its growing customer base. The brand's management vision of investing in infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology and human resources has aided in its endeavour to bring in desired results.|
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.
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.