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Hemang Agrawal - The new age textile designer
Hemang Agrawal - The new age textile designer

Not every fashion design graduate wants to move out of comfort zones, and out of glitzy metros. Hemang Agrawal was one of those exceptions who did. He went back to his hometown of Varanasi and has...

Convertible clothing: Getting rid of fashion stereotypes
Convertible clothing: Getting rid of fashion stereotypes

Innovation flows through the veins of fashion designers and textile houses. There was a time when people mocked at those who made the mistake of wearing their clothes inside out. That was the side...

3D printing: Reinventing fashion
3D printing: Reinventing fashion

3D printing is conquering the fashion world. Although the pioneering new technology still has limitations, more designers are today experimenting with it and create entirely new looks. This spring,...

Maharashtra to get textiles park for eco-fashion
Maharashtra to get textiles park for eco-fashion

The state minister for textiles announced the government's plans at the recent Consortium of Green Fashion event in Mumbai. And as the event itself showed, sustainable fashion is fast gaining...

Green: The Next Black
Green: The Next Black

At the end of the day, it's only the people and the planet that will matter. The day will come when whatever is not sustainable, may not be seen as fashionable at all. It's in industry's own interest ...

For muga, the ride is not as smooth as silk
For muga, the ride is not as smooth as silk

Much of the sheen of the muga, the golden silk from Assam, has been lost. This has been for a variety of reasons - from government apathy and lack of marketing knowhow among weavers and manufacturers ...

Role of e-commerce in apparel fashion
Role of e-commerce in apparel fashion

The concepts of e-commerce and e-marketplace have revolutionised the fashion industry in more than one way. Not only can one shop from the convenience of the home, one can ensure that favoured brands ...

What is the next big thing in the 2015 fashion industry?
What is the next big thing in the 2015 fashion industry?

With a New Year right here, we are again at that point of the year when we try to figure out what the next big thing in fashion will be. New fashion collections appear for 2015, like Alexander...

Fashion wraps: Coming out of the closet
Fashion wraps: Coming out of the closet

Be it a hobby or a passion, finding one's own identity to stand out in the crowd has become crucial to finding one's individuality. Fashion connoisseurs also emphasise the need to look unique. Fast...

Halloween costume sales and fashion trends for 2014
Halloween costume sales and fashion trends for 2014

It is the tricking or treating time of the year and the festival of Halloween has become an annual affair to invest in some really spooky yet stylish costumes. The market for Halloween costumes is...

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It was in 1987 that Asif Merchant got into the business of wholesaling of footwear. He bought from...
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Asif Merchant | Sep 02,2015
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
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
Is your business ready for Textiles 4.0? Before you can say, 'Yes', 'No', 'May be' or 'I don't...
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Aseem Prakash | Apr 25,2016
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
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
The ‘apparel’, ‘clothing’, ‘garment’, ‘fashion’ and ‘lifestyle’ industries have undergone two...
Posted by
Dr. Darlie Koshy | Aug 20,2015
Effective quality management starts with a quality policy. Effectiveness is the extent to which...
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Pradip Mehta | Jan 23,2016
Indians are too enamoured of Hollywood. We can’t help it. We have been conditioned this way. The...
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Anurag Batra | Sep 02,2015