Of late there has been a surge in the number of states coming forward with schemes to stimulate investment for the region, many of which claim garmenting as a priority sector for incentives. Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Odisha are already in the competition to woo investors, and now Jharkhand has joined the bandwagon. “What the state has decided to do is a ‘game changer’…,” says Sudhir Dhingra, CMD, Orient Craft speaking exclusively to Apparel Online. He is confident that in the coming years the business would be stupendous; not only will business move in from Delhi-NCR to Jharkhand, but also new business will pour in to the country, especially into Jharkhand as the workforce there is capable of manufacturing many different product categories. Focusing on small hubs in our issues regularly, AO in this issue is highlighting Moradabad, a small town in Uttar Pradesh (177 km from Delhi). The city, well known as the ‘Brass City of India’, is an example of a progressive hub looking for new avenues of growth. A new team at TEA (Tirupur Exporters’ Association) finds a prominent place in the magazine. Apparel Online talked to Raja. M. Shanmugham of Warsaw as President and TR Vijaya Kumar, MD, CBC Fashions Asia as General Secretary about their ‘new vision’. Besides the above, our regular columns of Mind Tree, Fashion Trends, H2F, Industry Wire, Resource Centre, Export Statistics, etc. make the issue worth reading.