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Follow us on www.facebook.com/cmaiapparel VOL. 37 - ISSUE 8 AUGUST 2017 A Colossal Success A Report on India's Largest Apparel Trade Show OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA

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FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK Dear Friends, Words fail me as I try expressing my sense of elation at the successful conclusion of the 65th National Garment Fair. By any standards, the Fair was a phenomenal success. Over 1000 Brands, 881 Exhibitors, and close to 50,000 Retailers visiting the Fair! Undoubtedly, the Biggest ever Trade Show of our Industry. Clearly, an event a Domestic player could not afford to miss. Almost all Large Format stores such as Future Group, Shoppers Stop, Reliance, Pantaloons, etc. were seen, alongside the leading Regional MBOs such as Chunmun, Jainsons, Westend, Pothy’s, Chennai Silk, Men’s Favourite Shop, Amarsons, etc. to name just a few. Larger Brands such as Spykar, Breakbounce, Zola etc. are also beginning to acknowledge the importance of NGFs while considering their market expansion strategies. The ease of Registration this year was a milestone of the Fair. Perhaps because of the consistent hammering by our PR Committee, the Online Registration touched a record high this year – nearly 10,000 – thereby reducing the load of the offline Registration Counters. Combined with the fact that the number of Counters was doubled from 35 to 70, it resulted in a wait of not more than 15 to 30 minutes, even during the peak visiting hours, for registration. The Networking Sessions too were a hit, and both sides of the Participants were more than satisfied with these Sessions. Another feature of this Fair was the ever increasing space, demanded by repeat participants. In other words, those who had participated with 24 sq.mts last year, opted for 48 sq.mts, and those with 12 sq.mts previously, moved up to 32 or 34 sq.mts. It was a clear indication that not only were the participants happy with the business generated through the Exhibition in its Earlier Editions, but they were also looking at better Branding and promotion prospects for their Brands. There were certainly some infrastructural deficiencies at the venue – air conditioning in some areas, power fluctuations at times, etc. This was a direct result of the Committee wanting to offer participation to as many members as possible. Surely, some of these issues would have been avoided if we had reduced the space booked – but which would have resulted in nearly a hundred or so members not having the opportunity to participate. A conscious decision was taken, therefore, to construct temporary areas wherever possible. It was done with the best of intentions. I extend my apologies for any inconvenience caused, owing to this arrangement. I was also amazed by the incredible efforts put in by the Fair Committee in organising this event. For months on end, they have slogged, irrespective of the time devoted, unmindful of the impact on their businesses, and oblivious of the toll it was taking on their health. And their work immediately before and during the Fair, the sheer number of hours put in, was simply staggering! The dedication and commitment of the Secretariat Staff was also tremendous. They went much beyond the call of duty to ensure the smooth functioning of this mega event, standing with the Fair Committee members to bring the Fair to a successful conclusion. This is why I was so sickened by the attitude of some self-serving, graceless, and petty minded people who shouted at and abused some of the Fair Committee members. I am not at all claiming that there were no shortcomings, that there were no mistakes committed. Criticism is always welcome. Supported by better or alternative suggestions – even better. But surely, this bunch of selfless volunteers, who did their best to serve the Industry even at the cost of their own business, did not deserve this treatment! For God’s sake friends, these members are not paid servants, they are not some low caliber menials – they are respectable businessmen in their own right, some far bigger and more successful than those who were abusing them! But yet, they maintained their composure and dignity. I am personally offended and ashamed at the way they were treated, and offer my unconditional apology to these gallant members of the Fair Committee, for having to face such people. IN CONCLUSION, A TRULY STUPENDOUS EFFORT ALL ROUND AND HATS OFF TO ASHOK SHAH AND HIS TEAM. 4 I APPAREL I August 2017 RAHUL MEHTA Help us improve Apparel. Please send in your suggestions and feedback to apparel.spenta@gmail.com

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CONTENTS AUGUST 2017 Follow us on www.facebook.com/cmaiapparel VOL. 37 - ISSUE 8 AUGUST 2017 A Colossal Success A Report on India's Largest Apparel Trade Show  65TH NGF SPECIAL 20 65th NGF: A Colossal Success A report on the phenomenal Three Days of the 65th NGF, India's Largest Apparel Trade Show OFFICIAL MAGAZINE OF THE CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA CMAI OFFICE BEARERS Mr Rahul Mehta, President and Trustee Mr Rakesh Biyani, Vice President Mr Rajesh Masand, Vice President Mr Babubhai Ayar, Hon. Gen. Secretary Mr Jayesh Shah, Jt. Hon. Gen. Secretary Mr Rohit Munjal, Hon. Treasurer Mr Ankur Gadia, Jt. Hon. Treasurer Mr Premal Udani, Chairman, Board of Trustees Mr V M Kulkarni, Invitee Mr Ashok Shah, Invitee THE CLOTHING MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION OF INDIA Mumbai: 902, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai - 400 026. Tel: (022) 2352 5168 /2353 8986 cmai@vsnl.com, www.cmai.in Pune: 512, Gultekdi, Market Yard, Gate No. 8, Pune - 411 037. Tel: (020) 2426 9382 Karnataka: Geetha Mansion, 6th Floor, 40/1, Kempegowda Road, Bengaluru - 560 009. Tel: (080) 2226 7966 EXECUTIVE PUBLISHER Maneck Davar SPENTA MULTIMEDIA PVT LTD EDITORIAL Asst. Editor Kashmira Mirza Senior Sub-Editor Anurima Das DESIGN Creative Art Director Parvez Shaikh Asst. Art Director Yogita Iyer Graphic Designers Puja Rane Sunil Kadam Digital Imaging Vikas Padloskar Ninad Jadhav ADMINISTRATION Senior Vice President Bobby Daniel Marketing Director Marketing & Sales Geetu Rai Manish Almal Mob: 9819756800 Mumbai - Tel: 2481 1044 Vijay Bhagat - New Delhi - Tel: 4669 9999 Shoba Rebecca - Chennai - Tel: 4218 8984 Renjil/Sandeep - Bengaluru - Tel: 4161 8966 Pulak Ghosh - Kolkata - Tel: 4073 5025 Design, Editorial And Printing Spenta Multimedia Pvt Ltd Peninsula Spenta, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel, Mumbai - 400 013. Tel: (022) 2481 1010 Fax: (022) 2481 1021. E-mail: ho@spentamultimedia.com Send in your ideas and contributions to apparel.spenta@gmail.com 30 Thoughtfully Optimistic In conversation with Mr Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI 32 A Brilliant Prospect In conversation with Dr Kavita Gupta, IAS, Textiles Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India 34 Quote Unquote Voices from the venue of the 65th NGF 38 The Networking Buzz! A detailed view of the Business Networking Sessions held at the 65th NGF 42 Close Up! 65th NGF in pictures 20 34  CMAI IVY LEAGUE 52 Different Stroke A detailed look at the IVY League Overnight Picnic  CMAI EVENT 56 Getting To Know GST A report on the Two Seminars organised by CMAI to assist and make the industry aware on the GST front 42  BRAND TALK 44 Denim For Her A report on Spykar's new Denim line for women, straight from the 65th NGF venue 48 Glamour On The Shelves! A report on Mafatlal Industries Ltd's new venture in the womenswear category, straight from the 65th NGF venue  CMAI NEWS 84 CMAI Capsule 44 76 APPAREL, the monthly magazine of CMAI, Edited, Printed and Published by Mr. Maneck Davar at Spenta Multimedia Pvt Ltd, Peninsula Spenta, Mathuradas Mill Compound, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (W), Mumbai - 400 013. Published from 902, Mahalaxmi Chambers, 22, Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai - 400 026. The views and opinions expressed or implied by writers in APPAREL magazine are those of CMAI or Spenta Multimedia Pvt Ltd Unsolicited articles and transparencies are sent in at the owner’s risk and the publisher accepts no liability for loss or damage. Material in this publication may not be reproduced, whether in part or in whole, without the written consent of the CMAI or Spenta Multimedia Pvt Ltd

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CONTENTS AUGUST 2017 66  INDUSTRY INSIGHTS 66 Under The GST Spell Exploring the impacts of GST on various segments of the Textile Industry  TREND TALK 76 Sleeve Talk Looking at the sleeve trends for the season 96 98 COVER CREDIT: PARAM SAHIB  FASHION SPEAK 86 A Starry Rendezvous! A Report on the student fashion shows around India  REGULARS 58 Global Threads A round-up of important news and events 96 Brand New A look at what’s trending 98 FYI Read on about the brands in vogue 100 Trade Affairs Forthcoming events in the world of apparel 86 Would you like the apparel industry to know of important developments in your organisation, major orders undertaken, as well as senior management changes? We are providing a platform to our readers to share all this and more with us. E-mail your feedback to Apparel on apparel.spenta@gmail.com To Subscribe, sms SPENTA APPAREL to 57333 Follow us on facebook url: www.facebook.com\cmaiapparel

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