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    July, 1-15, 2014

    July 2014| 1-15| 58 Pages

    In an atmosphere of positivity, Apparel Online has written an ‘open letter’ to the Uttar Pradesh Government headed by Akhilesh Yadav, awakening him to the potential of the Garment manufacturing industry in providing employment to the masses, which is the need of the hour. It is no secret that a mere investment of US $ 200 (Rs. 10,000) on a sewing machine can give employment to around 2 people (in accordance to industry standards, taking man-machine ration as 1:1.75) by training them for just 8 days, so an investment of US $ 100 million may give employment to around 1 million (10 lakh) people in the Garment Industry. This may not be true in other capital intensive industries like car manufacturing industry which may not create even 5,000 jobs with same investment. This issue also covers in-depth review of two events – the F&A Yarns and Accessories show for S/S’15 held in Bangalore and the Heimtextil India show recently concluded in the Capital. While the F&A show has created a niche with quality exhibitors with many new participants displaying their products, the Heimtextil India event held after a gap of many years in Delhi, witnessed over 100 companies offering a complete variety from yarns, fabrics to various products of home textile for both international buyers and Indian retailers. Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, H2F, Fashion Trends, Industry Wire, Export Statistics, etc. make the issue worth reading. Thank you for your feedbacks and inputs which keep us going.


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