Evolution of technology never seizes to amaze and among them is bonding and welding, which is increasingly being used for stitch-free application in high performance gears, tents, filters, signs, banners, geo material, awnings, inflatable products and apparel too. Realising that the traditional way of sewing is giving way to bonding and welding with growing consumer awareness and demand for stitch-free garments/products for better comfort, quality and performance, StitchWorld in its introductory article raises some unanswered but pertinent questions on the concept. It is SW’s endeavour to seek all these answers in the next one year so that the users of the technology are better equipped to get the best from stitchless technology. Garment manufacturing in India is no doubt one of the labour-intensive sectors but not necessarily a hazardous industry. SW in its first ever ‘Operator Awareness Survey’ has tried to get information about working conditions, financials and satisfaction level of the operators working in 3 different regions – Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh – and in the areas of Udyog Vihar, Faridabad, Noida and Okhla. Other interesting reads in the issue include case study of Ludhiana based Eveline International’s en route to success, focusing on quality assurance in sewing and fabric processing, as also Intimate Apparels, Bangladesh who established the Bangladeshi concern of the Indonesian pioneer in bra manufacturing.