The current issue of Apparel Online traces the transformation of the Bangalore garment manufacturing industry… Once the preferred destination for trousers, shirts, and technical garments like jackets and sportswear, and considered as the most professional garmenting hub, Bangalore is now seeing an increasing emphasis on product development and smaller quantities. Of late the city has been facing some serious ‘resource’ issues with labour shortage being the most crippling, resulting in many companies taking their factories outside the city, both to the outskirts and even to other states… AO spoke to few company heads re-looking at their strategy and in the process redefining Bangalore as a garment hub… The awareness for Indian technical textile industry has been growing over the last 5 years, and is expected to reach a level of US $ 32 billion by 2023 from the current US $ 14 billion. With major investments being made, India and China will not only create a huge demand for technical textiles but also show growth in production at a higher rate. Many experts feel that besides medical, protection, home furnishings and automobile, the Indian technical textile industry should go beyond and explore newer product categories. Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, H2F, Fashion Trends, Industry Wire, Export Statistics, etc. make the issue worth reading.