Apparel Sourcing Week, 20 - 22 February 2020 - Bengaluru, India
18 - 20 February 2021
Bengaluru, India

Press Release 9 April 2021

Staying connected is the key in a difficult market scenario

It’s almost as if the industry has taken a U-turn and is moving back into the time when uncertainty was the reigning undercurrent in business. Though Government recognises that curtailing the spread of the virus, yet again, is a major goal to save lives, they are also aware of the negative impact lockdowns and restrictions have on the economy and livelihood.
Many countries have imposed lockdown like restrictions but allowed industries to function with strict safety norms. Bangladesh being the latest addition to this list. The idea is to ensure that people do not lose jobs and the sufferings that marked a large portion of last year are not repeated. This is true for both the buying and manufacturing side of the business.
Lessons have been learnt and industry understands that in this scenario, staying connected and updated is very important. The Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) platform is well aligned to the changing dynamics of the industry. With presence both in the physical (ASW BigShow) and virtual (Marketplace) format, ASW is connecting the industry at different levels.
The disruption of traditional business makes transparency an important backbone to partnerships, hence it is time that the layers in the buying process are reduced so that the buyer and supplier can work together in direct connect to serve the consumer more responsibly and with products that sell.
To facilitate the seamless process of sourcing for greater transparency and reach, the ASW platform offers the industry two independent verticals to enhance business opportunities for all players in the fashion retail chain, in an environment of networking, knowledge and inspiration. With these two 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.
Opportunity: As the businesses consolidate, finding new opportunities to grow is very critical. The ASW Platform provides ways to search for new ideas, find new partners and go global in an interactive environment across multiple sourcing avenues.
Knowledge: In an industry that is always looking for directions, the numerous knowledge sharing platforms both digital and on ground, graced by industry leaders will engage and enlighten on key issues surrounding the industry.
Inspiration: With the New Normal, the search for inspiration is on. Meet and interact with the people who can inspire a new journey. From fashion forecasting to success stories, ASW will inspire you in multiple ways.
Networking: Exchanging ideas to stay relevant is important. Use the ASW Platform to interact, connect and meet peers, competitors, influencers and people who matter to the fashion retail industry at numerous networking interventions, both online and offline.
To know about the ASW platform and how best to get value by increasing visibility, check our website:

About Apparel Sourcing Week 2020

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.

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.