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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 ...

Sustainable fashion: Welcome revolution
Sustainable fashion: Welcome revolution

Sustainable fashion or eco-fashion is a revolution to enhance the consumer's awareness of social and environmental concerns on the clothing manufacturing sector. Similar movements have already taken...

Sustainability: Essential strategy for the fashion industry
Sustainability: Essential strategy for the fashion industry

Sustainability is a concept that will engage almost everyone for decades, says Angelo Camillo. The topic of sustainability has assumed global dimensions and now carries political implications....

Innovation in manufacturing: first 'speed factory' opens in Germany
Innovation in manufacturing: first 'speed factory' opens in Germany

Sporting giant Adidas has launched a new concept that looks at individualisation rather than standardisation. Regina Henkel analyses the idea that aims to revolutionise production in the coming...

The Ageless Art of Ajrakh Printing
The Ageless Art of Ajrakh Printing

The block-printing style called 'ajrakh' is a legacy of the Indus Valley Civilisation. Renu Gupta writes about a craft that is now seeing resurgence. Ajrakh is an ancient block-printing method on...

Germany: The year in retrospect
Germany: The year in retrospect

The bankruptcy of Karstadt, the end of Bread & Butter, and the entry of Chinese companies were some major headlines that dominated in Germany, writes Regina Henkel. Both a plethora of problems and a...

Japanese and post-apocalyptic influenced fashion design: Konnichiwa
Japanese and post-apocalyptic influenced fashion design: Konnichiwa

Wearable art is a new art form introduced with the invention of the sewing machine and its practitioners interpreting fashion the way they think it should be. Vince Quevedo discusses about Japanese...

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
Posted by
Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
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