There seems to be a prima facie conspiracy to defame the Indian apparel exportersimage at the international level; why and what is the reality behind the action is something that is really bothering the industry now. Such reports have been brought out in the past also questioning Indian exporters and textile companies on how they are treating their workers, but the latest back-to-back release of 3 reports by The Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA), a coalition of trade unions and labour rights groups, has made apparel exporters uncomfortable. The authenticity of these reports, covering 32 Indian suppliers claiming to be working with H&M, GAP and Walmart, are being questioned as objections are being raised all around. Surprisingly, even the Ministry of Textiles was not aware about these reports, and even AEPC got to know the same from Apparel Online. One shudders to think how damaging these reports can be ; ourMind treecolumn also covers the same topic for debate and asks for investigation Comes good news for apparel exporters of India as buying for Fall season shows growth. Most buyers have reported that though overall business has been slow in 2016, demand for A/W 2016-17 has been much better than the past. Buyers from different marketsthe US, Europe, Japan and South America confirm the trend Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, Industry Wire, Resource Centre, Export Statistics, etc. make the issue worth reading.