It is a pleasure to present to you the ultimate issue of this year’s magazine. Team Apparel Online has analysed the year and put together 10 ‘Top Trends’ which emerged strongly, both at the national and international level, and have the potential and thrust to influence how business will move in the New year… Among the global events that can truly be considered ‘Top Trends of the Year’, we have included Re-shoring, which is not really a product of this year alone, but the type of momentum and focus seen this year makes the concept a trend to watch out for… Apparel Online has also been tracing the movement and in our November 1-15 issue many recent developments hinting to strengthening the movement for re-shoring have been brought out, including new investments being made and the direction of possibilities in the garment sector. The year 2016 has also been a year of unrest; terrorism, political upheavals and conflicts have made news throughout the year. Many experts believe that the year will be remembered for the scourge of near daily terror attacks all over the world – from France to the United States to Iraq to Dhaka to Turkey and almost everywhere in-between – affecting normal business in many countries, especially the retail. With business shaken, will 2017 be more peaceful…? I feel that 2017 is going to be a year when the industry needs to be ‘watchful’ not only on how the events of 2016 will playout, but also on issues that may not be so obvious. Looking forward to another eventful year ahead! Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, Industry Wire, Resource Centre, Export Statistics, etc. make the issue worth reading.