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

Press Release 14 June 2022

More partners join the ASW 2022 bandwagon

With less than a month to go for Asia’s most-awaited sourcing event-Apparel Sourcing Week 2022, the excitement is building up in the industry as more and more partners join the ASW juggernaut.

It is with pleasure, we welcome onboard R|Elan, ARISE IIP, Kingdom and Trace Network Labs as our newest partners.

From the house of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), one of the world’s leading integrated polyester manufacturers, R|Elan™ is the Next Generation of Smart Fabrics offering quality, performance and great functionality.

R|Elan™ caters to consumers across all apparel segments like Activewear, Denim, Ethnic and Westernwear, Formals and Casuals. These smart fabrics are created from specially engineered fibres and yarns using cutting-edge technological expertise to provide special benefits to emerging consumers ‘needs and are highly sought after by established brands, retailers and apparel manufacturers.

The vision of the brand R|Elan™ is to present to the consumers next-generation fabrics that are in line with the latest fashion trends while also fulfilling their lifestyle needs.

Some of R|Elan’s ‘next generation of fabrics’ are R|Elan™ Green Gold fabric, R|Elan™ Eco Gold with CiCLO®, R|Elan™ Kooltex fabric, R|Elan™ Air Therm fabric, R|Elan™ All Clima fabric and R|Elan™ Feel Fresh fabric.

R|Elan™ Cotluk too deserves a special mention especially in today’s context when the textile industry is facing volatile cotton prices. Cotluk offers an apt alternative as it is a perfect material for making high-quality knits and woven apparel across categories like casual knits, denims, formalwear etc., and has superior features like excellent strength, durability and easy care.

Reliance has also created robust fibre-to-fabric value chains to ensure that the innovations match the commercial expectations of fashion brands. What’s more, these fabrics provide added value to the consumer by being environmental-friendly, enhancing user comfort and performance, upping the wellness quotient while also improving the garment aesthetics.

ASW welcomes onboard R|Elan as Powered By Partner

Next up is ARISE Integrated Industrial Platforms (IIP), which needs no introduction. The trusted partner of Governments and investors, ARISE IIP executes large-scale projects that transform local value chains and industrialise countries in an environmentally sustainable way.

With two shareholders - Africa Finance Corporation and Olam International Ltd. - ARISE IIP identifies industrial gaps in African countries that unlock value and create new industries in key sectors by enabling local transformation, maximising production, efficiency and cost, which in turn generates local value addition.

ARISE IIP’s tailor-made special economic zones in Gabon, Benin and Togo that seek to boost exports, enable local transformation of raw materials and promote trade, are cases in points.

Joining the ASW bandwagon next as Session Partner is Kingdom Holdings Limited.

Kingdom is the largest manufacture of linen yarn globally and accounts for over 15 per cent of global linen yarn market as it continues to spread its wings far and wide with offices across several countries including Italy, Japan, Turkey, Portugal, Korea, Lithuania and India in addition to China.

India in particular seems to hold a special place for Kingdom. “India has become one of the fastest growing markets in linen consumption globally. Kingdom, as an active linen yarn supplier in India, takes our responsibility to provide better quality linen yarn, to meet the continuous upgrading demand in the market,” says the Chairman of the Board of Kingdom Holdings Limited Ren Weiming.

Last but not the least, ASW 2022 is elated to have aboard Trace Network Labs (TNL) as the Metaverse Partner.

TNL is a complete decentralised protocol for enabling multi-chain, cross-chain handling of Lifestyle for Metaverses.

Virtual fashion, fashion metaverse, NFTs, blockchain…covering all this and much more, TNL is helping the industry to create a digital world which is a meeting zone for fashion, lifestyle and entertainment industries.

Since its inception in 2021, the start-up has opened offices in India, Dubai, Vietnam, France and UK, and it is going to open two more offices soon in Singapore and USA while also partnering with around 50 global fashion brands and more than 10 brands in the Indian subcontinent, to develop a digital wearable collection for them.

Apart from the physical offices, it is bringing a new metaverse called ‘PARIZ’ which will have possibilities to create retail zones, community zones, manufacturing and industrial zones, and entertainment and lifestyle zones. People can open their own malls and corporate offices in this metaverse while a digital twin of factories can also be created here so that buyers can virtually have a round of their vendors’ factory floors. To know more about the sponsors and ASW, visit

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