|Getting the sourcing supply chain to run smoothly again is becoming a big challenge. The Pandemic and its continued influence and impact has resulted in major disruptions over the last more than one year. As the industry faces challenges head on, exhibitors at Apparel Sourcing Week eagerly wait to connect with buyers on the Marketplace, the virtual arm of the ASW as also at the BigShow, when the situation allows physical shows to happen without fear.|
|Taking a review of the global nature of the participants, meet a few of them from Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, USA and India.|
|Armana Group, Bangladesh is a world-class specialist manufacturer creating innovative, refreshing and trendy denim fashion, and is catering to leading global brands such as Levi's, Next, Benetton, H&M and GAP. It currently exports to more than 40 destinations across the world. The Group has evolved from a mere fashion house in 1995 to a present-day leader in producing woven garments. With a turnover of US $ 250 million, its product categories include denim bottoms for men, women, kids and linen tops for women. Armana Group annually produces 36 million woven bottoms and related products.|
|One of the largest garment manufacturers and exporters with 25 manufacturing facilities located in Indonesia, Ethiopia and Bangladesh, Busana Apparel Group provides integrated services and solutions to customers in the USA, Western Europe and other global markets. It is a one-stop shop for woven apparel production, specialising in men's and women's casualwear, formalwear, active sportswear and technical garments with a total capacity to produce and export 54 million pieces per annum. The Group's capabilities cover the whole spectrum of the industry's value chains from design to pattern making, from cutting to finished products and ultimately delivering quality products and customer satisfaction.|
|A leading apparel manufacturer in India, at the forefront of design, innovation and full-scale production, Eastman Exports specialises in producing knitwear, high-end apparel and accessories of the highest quality to high-end global fashion brands and boutiques across the globe. Eastman Exports exhibits fully integrated knitwear set-up starting from yarns, spinning, knitting, dyeing, finishing, embroidery, printing to garmenting. From a modest growth at the time of inception to the current business volume of US $ 300 million per annum, Eastman has come a long way.|
|Giant Group, Bangladesh is a composite knit manufacturer comprising strong design and product development, sample, knitting, dyeing, washing, printing, embroidery, cutting, sewing and finishing sections providing quality products with highest price-to-value ratio. The Group has a fabric capacity of 25,000 kg/day with a Biological Effluent Treatment Plant and Auto Chemical and Dyes dispenser. Giant is planning to add 30 sewing lines and an all-over print facility by 2021. The Group's major customers are US Polo Association, Zara, Carrefour, Bonmax, LIDL and Kappa.|
|Pratibha Syntex, India is a vertically integrated, sustainability-oriented manufacturer of knitted textile products. It started its operations in 1997 with a single spinning unit, and in 1999, it started with a farming initiative – Vasudha with 500 farmers. The company now annually produces 22,000 metric tonnes of lint cotton, 28,000 metric tonnes of yarn, 10,000 metric tonnes of fabric and 60 million pieces. It happily serves customers from fast fashion to outdoor, activewear to essential, everyday wear to athleisure brands across 20 countries. Pratibha offers a wide range of products from organic cotton and blends to tencel, viscose, modal, recycle to hemp, banana fibre and many more.|
|For Ravelheart, USA, it's all about its customers' customers. The Group strives to create high quality, affordable products to meet its buyers’ individual specific needs to keep its customers happy. Ravelheart's manufacturing facility in South India - Ravel NY Fashions, LLP- boasts of: on-site production team; excellent design team and latest trends from global customer base; execution of design intent from development through final product; on-site QC from development to production to packing; highest level of team working environment from New York to India; and providing proper service in timely manner with value and quality to buyer and consumer support.|
|The T&FG Group from Sri Lanka designs, manufactures and exports ladies high fashion apparel to international markets across the globe. The T&FG product portfolio comprises dresses, blouses, intimates, activewear, shorts, skirts, pants and ensembles. In addition to 12 manufacturing plants, the Group operates value addition facilities such as bra cup molding, hand beading, hand embroidery, laser cutting, heat seal transferring, in-house pleating, raw material sourcing and e-fit. T&FG also owns and operates a printing plant that specialises in digital printing. In addition to designing and manufacturing, the Group operates its own retail brand, Avirate, present in Bengaluru, India and Sri Lanka.|
|To know more about the event log on to www.apparelsourcingweek.com.|
Apparel Sourcing Week 2020, a three-day 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.
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.