|New year. New journey. New associations!|
|Time really flies! Feels like yesterday when Apparel Resources (AR) hosted its first show - Apparel Sourcing Week – in March last year. The event went on to become a benchmark show for Indian fashion and retail industry with regional collaboration and sourcing at its centre. The fact that AR has over two decades of exposure to apparel manufacturing and retail industry with presence in countries like India, Bangladesh and Vietnam through its print verticals, was a major reason for the success formulae at ASW 2019.|
|With the right synergy, ASW 2019 managed to address the sourcing gap that exists in the Indian retail industry. The content and execution of the event made ASW a great platform for all the stakeholders from Asia (be it buying houses/brands/retailers or manufacturers and suppliers), providing them with unparalleled networking opportunities, stimulating business environment and various interactive knowledge forums.|
|Armed with confidence after the phenomenal success of the first show, Team AR and ASW are gearing up to present the second edition of their premier sourcing event. Already creating waves, ASW 2020 has been in the industry highlights for months now! Right from its iconic venue, to several insightful seminars, workshops and open house discussions, to a lot more – the forthcoming event has attracted sourcing specialists from India and around the world seeking manufacturing partners from South East Asia.|
Apparel Sourcing Week
|"The ASW team is very excited to present the next edition in February 2020, which is much bigger than the last edition. Preparations are on full swing and buyer registrations are coming in from across the world. We look forward to hosting yet another amazing show where 'value to all' is the stepping stone to success."|
|Like the previous edition, Apparel Resources settled again on India's Silicon Valley and business hub Bengaluru as the venue for ASW 2020. After all, the city is India’s sourcing capital for fashion with numerous buying and sourcing offices of international and national retailers/brands housed there.The show will be held at the majestic Sheraton Grand, Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center from 20-22 February 2020. And it goes without saying that the organisers are taking care of even the smallest of details in order to make the whole experience extremely meaningful and memorable.|
|Curated on the four pillars comprising opportunity, knowledge, inspiration and networking – ASW 2020 will host 100 global topmost garment manufacturers as exhibitors; each one is known in the industry for their focus on creativity, quality, delivery commitments and compliance to social obligations. They will be showcasing their latest collections at the sourcing show in a diverse range of products – Ladieswear, Suits, Lingerie, Athleisure, Kidswear, Outerwear, Denims, Jackets, Swimwear, etc., in line with the vision to develop Apparel Sourcing Week as a 'Go-To Sourcing Platform' for retailers and brands looking for apparel manufacturers from the Asian region.|
|There's more! In addition, there will also be 50 manufacturers and suppliers of fashion fabrics and accessories, showcasing the best of their collections for the visitors and exhibitors to visualise and plan future assortments. Apparel Sourcing Week 2020 will also conduct 9 seminars, 6 workshops and 8 open house discussions with industry experts, and 4 vendor sessions – 2 each from global as well as Indian retailers, along with networking lunches on all three days.|
|Aiming to become a comprehensive sourcing platform, ASW 2020 is expected to host over 10,000 visitors from Indian and international retail. As far as the confirmed participation is concerned, the organisers are overwhelmed with the response they are receiving from all quarters across the globe. Apart from scores of participants from ASW 2019 confirming their participation already, several new names are being added to the list each passing day. The upcoming exclusive sourcing show has also become a hot favourite with leading apparel brands and retailers showing keen interest in exploring manufacturing partners at the event. All in all, this one is going to be even bigger, grander and livelier than the previous one!|
|The team at Apparel Resources and Apparel Sourcing Week wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to your presence at ASW 2020… see you in Bengaluru this February!|
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.
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.