The global textile company – the CIEL Textiles, which exports 30 million garments annually to the international market, invited Apparel Online to interact with their global core team from Mauritius as also senior management personnel from 15 factories located in four countries – Mauritius, Madagascar, India and Bangladesh. The excitement was palpable as Nagesh Badida, Deputy Executive Director at Aquarelle India, unveiled the Chairman’s trophy, a symbol of recognition for manufacturing excellence within the group factories. Chairman of the CIEL Group Arnaud Dalais acknowledged that India was becoming very important in its manufacturing matrix. AO gives an extensive coverage… The recent visit of Vietnamese Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, accompanied by a large business delegation to India, including garment and textile representatives has sent positive signals for both countries, urging business leaders to explore opportunities, textiles in particular… Team AOpresent at the event interviewed Than Duc Viet, Deputy General Director, Garco 10 (Vinatex Group, Vietnam) who shared that Vietnam Textile Industry is looking at partnering with the Indian mills… as Suppliers, Importers & Investors. Mumbai based Opera Clothing catering to the global market for the past decade, has been adding new buyers and exploring new product categories. The company has recently ventured into lingerie through a new factory in Umargaon, near Vapi.Sanjay Jain, Director of Opera Clothing shares his business plans with AO. Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, H2F, Fashion Trends, Industry Wire, Export Statistics, etc. make the issue worth reading.