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

Press Release 7 February 2019

Introducing sponsors of Apparel Sourcing Week 2019!

Apparel Resources is pleased to announce its valuable sponsors for the first edition of Apparel Sourcing Week, India 2019 which will be held on the 15th and 16th of March at ITC Gardenia, Bengaluru. The two-day show will witness 30 garment manufacturers from Asia exhibiting a diverse range of products. On the other hand, over 500 brands and retailers are looking forward to see the offerings from these manufacturers. Topping the sponsors’ list are ASW co-sponsor Shima Seiki; technology partner Navis TubeTex; IT partner BlueKaktus; thread partner Coats; accessory partner Manohar Filaments and trend partner Fashion Snoops. Not to deny that all the listed companies are industry leaders and definite value addition to the event.
With its ‘All-in-One’ 3D design system at the core, Shima Seiki offers complete solutions for the apparel supply chain from planning to production and sales support. In its line-up are a full range of knitting machines, cutting machines and inkjet printing machines, all with high-user confidence based on years of experience and know-how. The company has continually reinvented itself to develop innovative technology under its corporate motto ‘Ever Onward’. Originally founded on the challenge of developing the world’s first automated glove knitting machine, Shima Seiki has since been at the forefront of knitting technology. With consistent advancement in original technology that anticipates market needs, its computerised knitting machines have now become a global standard. Excited to support ASW, the Japan-based company will co-sponsor the event.
Navis TubeTex, founded in 1929, is a leader in finishing machinery for the global textile industry. Based in Lexington, North Carolina, Navis TubeTex designs, engineers and manufactures the world’s leading machinery for global knit, woven, non-woven, technical and geotextile industries. The company has trained sales and service centres around the world to offer dedicated solutions with exceptional services to meet its clients’ production and processing needs. It provides a team of expert engineers and sales associates to give comprehensive solutions and support to its clients. The company is proudly associating with ASW as its technology partner.
BlueKaktus is a smart, cloud-based solution provider for manufacturing firms, sourcing organisations, brands, home furnishings and leather industry. The company supports textile firms with its much-needed technological solutions to optimise their operations and digitise the entire value chain. With a presence in the apparel industry for over two decades, BlueKaktus is now expanding aggressively across the South Asian countries. This one-stop solution provider will mark its esteemed presence at ASW as its IT partner.
Coats is the world’s leading industrial thread manufacturer and a major player in the Americas textiles crafts market. Headquartered in UK, the company has 19,000 employees in over 50 countries across six continents. For over 200 years, Coats has been a pioneer restlessly creating value-added products and solutions, which meet its customers’ changing needs. Last year in December, the company acquired a cloud-based digital applications provider ThreadSol, which became a part of Coats Global Services. Coats will be supporting ASW as its thread partner.
Leading the apparel branding solutions industry for more than 30 years, Manohar Filaments is the ultimate answer for all garment trims, with specialisation in labels, patches and packaging. The company is a vibrant and dynamic organisation with a global mindset. The company is not only into dyeing, weaving yarns and tapes, but also specialises in woven and printed labels, heat transfers, badge embroideries, narrow fabrics, belts, packaging, hangtags, price tickets, corrugated and non-corrugated boxes. The company traces its roots from its first established facility in 1986 till today. Manohar Filaments is connecting with ASW as its accessory partner.
Fashion Snoops is a global trend forecasting agency providing services to brands, retailers and manufacturers in fashion, accessories, home decor, beauty, media, marketing and other consumer facing industries, empowering them to act on future trends. It is headquartered in New York and has global representation in more than 15 countries. Apart from being actively engaged in research about the latest macro trends and cultural shifts, Fashion Snoops alsocontinuously spots and track such shifts that will shape consumer decisions. ASW is proud to be associated with this agency as its trend partner.
With the immense support of our notable sponsors, the Apparel Sourcing Week 2019 is all set to become the preferred choice as a sourcing and networking platform for the buyers and retailers of South East Asia.

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