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Press Release 19 October 2020

Introducing the rebooted Apparel Sourcing Week - It's bigger & better now!

The Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform has just got bigger and more exciting!
The last 6 months have been perhaps the most challenging in the history of retail, as no other crisis has ever led to a complete lockdown of business. As we re-open, the realisation that has hit us the hardest is that the world has changed with life and business now facing challenges of a ‘New Normal’. Social distancing and safety have become the priority, and no compromise is acceptable!
ASW has responded to these evolving dynamics, and is now fully aligned to the changing ways of the industry and the demands of the new normal. Disruption of traditional business has made transparency and direct connect without the physical touch an important backbone to grow for the fashion value chain.
To facilitate the process of sourcing for greater transparency, the ASW platform now offers the industry three independent yet interlinked verticals to enhance business opportunities in an environment of networking, knowledge, and inspiration. With the three verticals, the supplier has marketing opportunities like never before, while the buyer from anywhere in the world has a single source for multiple needs and a reliable platform to search his perfect sourcing partner from South Asia.
 
ASW Big Show
The flagship annual physical show is now ASW BigShow. The exhibition, curated to be the premier apparel sourcing show of the South Asia region, while retaining the original features, concept and passion that have made the show such a grand success, will become bigger and deeper as new categories and engagement activities are added to it to make it a must-visit for both buyers and suppliers.
ASW Marketplace
The transformation of the industry has made it even more critical than ever to remain visible throughout the year. ASW Marketplace makes sellers of apparel, fabrics, and accessories available for discussions to all buyers as and when required. Buying and selling are no longer seasonal practices, and retailers need products regularly, so waiting for exhibitions to search partners is not the only option.
ASW V-Expo
Moving with the times and demands of the new normal for conducting global business and knowledge sharing, ASW V-Expo will hold a series of boutique virtual exhibitions-cum-conferences at the ASW Marketplace, touching upon trending industry topics like athleisure, sustainability, wearable tech and many more, every month. The vertical is the perfect platform to engage in digital activities for industry.
 
Backed by 25 years of industry experience of the parent company Apparel Resources, the platform already has 60 registered compliant companies with the right credentials in apparels, fabric and accessories geared up for business.
The ASW Marketplace will go live for three months and include a series of 2 boutique virtual exhibitions-cum -conferences under the V-Expo concept. The Theme of the first V-Expo is a reflection of the current buyer requirement - ‘Sourcing Beyond China’. As the countdown begins, registration for exhibitors and buyers has begun in earnest.
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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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