Apparel Sourcing Week, 20 - 22 February 2020 - Bengaluru, India
20 - 21 July 2023
Bengaluru, India

Press Release 18 February 2019

ASW 2019 - The retail matchmaker at your service!

How often has it happened that you went to a sourcing event with lot of expectations but had to come back empty-handed…Unluckily, most of the so-called sourcing fairs these days are just money-making exercises sans any business implications - be it for the participants or visitors!
With more than 25 years of existence through its much-read B2B publications in the apparel manufacturing hubs of India, Vietnam and Bangladesh, Apparel Resources now presents to you the one-of-its-kind sourcing platform Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) 2019, which will change your perception about sourcing fairs. In these more than two decades, not only have we understood what you excel at but also have developed a sound understanding about the kind of buyer(s) which will be apt for your kind of product offerings.
Connecting with the right kind of partner is the biggest issue at most of the sourcing events. Apparel Sourcing Week, in its inaugural endeavour, has laid all its emphasis on relevance rather than on the magnitude to guarantee complete satisfaction. You would be surprised to know that despite the mind-blowing response from stakeholders, we decided to rope in a select group of just 30 manufacturers from Bangladesh, China and Vietnam to meet a whopping 500 plus brands/retailers operating in the lucrative Indian fashion retail segment to ensure a satisfying experience for both buyers and manufacturers looking to make a lingering imprint on what experts term as the future of global retail-India.
It’s been a real painstaking exercise to tell the least… At the back of rising demand for price-competitive yet wide-ranging apparel products for various market categories and the push from brands and retailers to facilitate a sourcing platform that would serve as a one-stop destination for all their requirements, the experienced team of Apparel Resources had its hands full in figuring out and selecting the right kind of suppliers while another team touched base with the brands and retailers to ensure the right match-making. After all everyone has unique sourcing needs and connecting the right supplier to the correct buyer is where our experience counts.
Taking a step further, the ASW team came up with the innovative idea of networking dinner. Planned for the first evening of the two-day event taking placing at ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru on March 15-16, the dinner not only aims at giving you the feel of a relaxed occasion over some food and drinks to expand your business connections but also focuses on narrowing down the prospective business partners for a long-standing and mutually beneficial relationship.
What’s more, to make the two-day event even more exciting and fruitful, ASW has lined up a series of seminars to be conducted by domain experts from diverse fields of retail, logistics, manufacturing, technology, etc., to make your experience a constructive and memorable one.
So what are you waiting for... Join us at ASW this March to be a part of this rare conglomeration of business and knowledge!

About Apparel Sourcing Week 2023

Apparel Sourcing Week 2023, 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.

About the Organiser

Apparel Resources is well known for its benchmark publications – Apparel Online, FashTech Journal and Resource Guide published from India, Bangladesh and 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