It is a pleasure to present to you the current issue of Apparel Online with our main story on ‘Buyer Strategy’, giving coverage to a private label manufacturer, International Direct Group (IDG), catering to the US market for woven bottoms and tops for its core customers, including American Department stores, such as Macy’s, Dillard’s, among others. Team AOspeaks exclusively to IDG team to know its strategy for the Indian market… In an industry where most entrepreneurs are too busy managing their own businesses, Sanjay K Jain, MD, TT Ltd., is one of the few industry bosses who gives his view on the industry, what he believes needs to be done to put the textile industry on a growth path… Once a 100% export oriented unit (EOU) of Jaipur, Bella Casa Fashion & Retail Ltd. (formerly known as Gupta Febtex), doing business over Rs. 100 crore (US $ 16 million), has today changed its business focus to majorly domestic… This decision proved fruitful, and the company did Rs. 125 crore (US $ 21 million) turnovers in current fiscal and is expecting to double the same in next 2 to 3 years. Team AOtakes a deeper look… Vastra 2016, a Jaipur-based international textile and apparel sourcing fair, again disappointed its exhibitors as no overseas buyer was seen at the event… Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, H2F, Industry Wire, Resource Centre, Export Statistics, etc. make the issue worth reading.