A landmark sourcing event of its type in the subcontinent, Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW), has created a position of unmatched distinction.
The value proposition it brings to the table is aptly evident in the stakeholders’ views and opinions.
Here’s a cross-section of their views on the second edition of the event which was held in the garden city of Bengaluru in July 2022:
ASW 2022 was a very wonderful experience. Through the platform of ASW, I was able to make very meaningful connections with industry people, get insights on the Indian fashion retail market, how it is shaping up and learnt about the challenges and opportunities on offer.
I also think an additional day would have been better. We are eagerly looking forward to the next edition of ASW and a ‘Big Thank You’ to the ASW Team for their efforts and hard work, which made it a big success. - Sandeep Golam, Group Operations Director, Armana Group
Welstand Apparel was created for new concepts, new designs, working on the latest trends in sustainability and to come out with given support to design for the various customers we are working with.
I must say Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW) is a very well organised event with great facilities (provided to the participants) and it has great potential going forward.
The Covid-19 pandemic has given us all a good break and we are ready to participate in ASW 2023 and take this forward for the better. - Fahim, Co-founder, Welstand Apparel
This is the second time in a row that we are participating in the Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW).
This time around, we are hopeful of an even better response. ASW has created a very potent platform and is helping a great deal in facilitating communication between India and Bangladesh.
The only challenge working with some buyers in India is they are still mostly looking for small quantities even as in Bangladesh, most of the garment makers deal in big volumes. But there are also some buyers who are importing larger quantities of apparel from Bangladesh.
The arrangement here at ASW is really fantastic and we wish it the very best. - Md Alamgir, Senior General Manager, Marketing & Merchandising, Laila Group
We are one of the largest apparel manufacturers in Bangladesh and are considered a pioneer in denim jeans in the country.
We are really thankful to Apparel Resources for creating such a wonderful platform ( ASW) where we can meet a lot of retailers and brands from across India, which is coincidentally a fast-growing market.
I see a lot of business potential, especially considering the kind of response that we got from the customers who visited our booth at ASW. - Masudul Karim, Pacific Jeans
This is the first time we are participating in Apparel Sourcing Week and have had a wonderful experience so far.
We have got very positive responses from prospective clients and are very hopeful of having decent business at ASW 2023. - Bhavik Shah, Business Manager, Perfect Filaments
We are a fully owned subsidiary of one of India’s largest apparel manufacturers, Eastman Exports Global Clothing Private Limited.
At ASW 2022, we are offering a brand of brands in commerce concept which is pretty new in the market which is basically providing a complete solution to the brands with a lot of offerings from the start including design to delivery to marketplace management to warehousing to fulfilment to all different kinds of services for the brands.
The marketing done by ASW has been very good as we are getting focused customers and a very positive response from them.
According to me, it is one of the best events I have seen in the recent past and the arrangements made have been really good. We need more events like ASW. - S. Kannan, CEO, Eastman Brands
Standard Group was started in 1984 and we are amongst the longest running companies in Bangladesh. We work for names like Gap, American Eagle, Tommy Hilfiger, J Crew, Lands End, Marks & Spencer, Next, Asda, etc.
In Asia, we are working with some Korean and Indian buyers.
We have come to ASW to showcase our products, including all categories of bottom and tops in denims, non denims outerwear, including jackets, shirts and kids’ categories and hoping to get a good response from the prospective clients here. - Anisur Rahman, Merchandising Manager, Standard Group
We are a bottoms’ manufacturer with a 1000-machine factory and cater primarily to the medium to the premium segment of brands and buyers, especially for Europe and the USA.
This is the first time we are taking part in ASW, a very well organised event.
It has all the making to become a massive, massive event for all the garment manufacturers, going forward. - Ganesh Raghavan, Director, Golden Seams
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.
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