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Fashion Education: On its own course
Fashion Education: On its own course

It has been three decades since the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) was established. The fashion industry itself has changed dramatically since then. It's now an era of brands and...

Street style for kids
Street style for kids

A cursory glance at the fashion statement of celebrity kids tells you that street fashion is here to stay even among this age group, says Sweta Kumari. One look at photographs of Harper Beckham,...

Emerging global trends in leather and fashion
Emerging global trends in leather and fashion

As the global population boom, there are inevitable implications on livestock. Demand for food and shelter have grown manifold resulting in an alarming scarcity of land meant for rearing animals,...

Fashion industry in India
Fashion industry in India

India is a nation with an ancient tradition of clothing design, and it is as much an emerging fashion destination, says RC Dalal. In spite of its overwhelming presence in newspapers, magazines and ...

The significance of fashion and trend forecasting in design development
The significance of fashion and trend forecasting in design development

Fashion forecasting is a process of analysing upcoming trends by predicting colours, fabrics and styles that will be a part of latest collections in the stores. The forecaster works on all categories ...

Wear brands that are 'Made in India'
Wear brands that are 'Made in India'

Industry feels the concept of 'Make in India' is the right direction to take, to make India the powerhouse that it can be. But for the initiative to be a success, issues of tax benefits, single...

Malkha: A sustainable handloom with specific identity
Malkha: A sustainable handloom with specific identity

The malkha fabric is immensely appreciated for its unique qualities-the swing, the drape, the ability to breathe, to absorb, to hold colour. The fabric is catching the eye of many a designer, and...

Luxury belongs to India
Luxury belongs to India

Indians have been warming up to global luxury brands for some time now. But, the trend over recent years has been so obviously on the upswing that you cannot ignore the growth of this segment any...

Dots and lines can make garments that suit the wearer
Dots and lines can make garments that suit the wearer

Design is a creative endeavour to meet the needs of its executers and end users, says Ankita Sodhi. A product is developed according to a planned layout that should result in a functional and...

Handicraft & handloom: Crafting a strategy
Handicraft & handloom: Crafting a strategy

The land of India is bestowed with crafts, so many that you can keep counting. India has been endowed with a gift that is unique, and yet in abundance. A judicious and intelligent use and development ...

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A few years later, the same process is now taking place in textile printing, and this has never...
Posted by
Gabi Seligsohn | Feb 04,2016
Is your business ready for Textiles 4.0? Before you can say, 'Yes', 'No', 'May be' or 'I don't...
Posted by
Aseem Prakash | Apr 25,2016
Imagine a cricketer, once an exciting player but now aged 45, having put on oodles of weight, too...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Sep 11,2015
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
It was in 1987 that Asif Merchant got into the business of wholesaling of footwear. He bought from...
Posted by
Asif Merchant | Sep 02,2015
Why do I ask if India can afford to miss the bus again? Because whether we like it or not, whether...
Posted by
Rahul Mehta | Aug 12,2017
The focus in research and development (R&D) is now more and more set on new sustainable products...
Posted by
Fanny Vermandel | Jun 24,2016
Luxury is a lifestyle, and fashion is just a minuscule part of it. Businesswise-the most visible or ...
Posted by
Abhay Gupta | Dec 23,2016
Indians are too enamoured of Hollywood. We can’t help it. We have been conditioned this way. The...
Posted by
Anurag Batra | Sep 02,2015
It was not very long ago that people who shopped online in India were considered 'ahead of time'....
Posted by
Arun Sirdeshmukh | Jan 21,2016