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Networking is the backbone of Productive Sourcing; ASW Marketplace provides the balance

12 January 2021

The ASW Marketplace is geared to be more than just a sourcing platform with interactive features that make it a vibrant networking destination. In fact, the biggest difference that exhibitors and visitors see on the Marketplace as against many other sourcing platforms in the domain today is the focus on networking and meeting people who matter. Creating links and connecting with peers, competitors and prospective partners are encouraged. After all, businesses of tomorrow are rooted in relationships built today!

With markets down today, this is the right time for both suppliers and buyers to find reliable partners of the future. Also, it is important to search new product categories and move beyond the comfort zone. Consumer preferences have changed and old ways of buying and traditional fashion items may not work in the new environment.

It cannot be ignored that events of 2020 have had a fundamental impact on consumers’ lives. According to consumer analysts, there are 7 basic human needs that have been heightened by the pandemic and other events, which will impact the buying pattern of consumers worldwide. The influences and directions are - health & wellbeing, connection, convenience, peace of mind, entertainment, trust and fairness.

With the challenges of sourcing evolving, it is very critical to search partners who not only understand the change but are adaptable and responsive to the change. For buyers, it is the right time to evaluate new factories and start a conversation with like-minded suppliers.

Finding a good partner in the global apparel value chain is a real challenge. There are so many criteria that have to be met, from basics like good product and competitive price to more current concerns like worker safety and sustainable initiatives. While one factory in a certain country may have very good quality products, another factory may be highly competitive on price and a third may be efficient and responsive to fashion needs… the permutation and computation of a preferred supplier are many, changing from buyer to buyer.

As buyers search out ways to touch base with manufacturers, ASW Marketplace presents a platform to explore compliant garment manufacturers from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and India displaying their latest collections that are in line with trends and fashion requirements of different markets.

The ASW Marketplace provides a conducive environment to build a long-term relationship, to understand manufacturing capabilities, the quality and timely delivery standards and also identify the ways by which the manufacturers can address your growing needs. The Marketplace, at regular intervals, will also see targeted V-Expos on specific themes full of knowledge activities and platforms to engage all visitors and participants for impactful networking. The first conference schedule in December was well received with some of the best names and organisations in the business sharing their views.

If you haven’t registered yet to visit the show, don’t wait any longer. The exhibitors are the best in the market and are willing to listen and understand your needs.

About Apparel Sourcing Week 2024

Apparel Sourcing Week 2024, a two-days Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from all over the world including India, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts), workshops, open-house discussions and networking opportunities organised during these three days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian and International Retail and evolving dynamics of sourcing in various markets and retail formats.

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.