Apparel Sourcing Week (ASW), renowned for its value proposition, is inching closer, and more and more garment manufacturers are joining the ASW bandwagon, many amongst whom are repeat participants.
This is a testimony to ASW’s unprecedented popularity amongst the various players in the supply chain- from garment makers, accessories and trims manufacturers to fabrics suppliers to thread manufacturers and many more.
Following is the list of some of the renowned apparel makers from across the globe who have already confirmed their participation for ASW 2023, scheduled to be held on 20th21st July at Bengaluru’s iconic Grand Sheraton Hotel and Convention Center:
Gildan is one of the world's most efficient, ethical and sustainable apparel manufacturers, with a strong portfolio of brands, such as Gildan®, American Apparel®, Comfort Colors®, GOLDTOE® and Peds®.
Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL: TSX and NYSE) has been included in Corporate Knights’ 2023 Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable corporations for the second consecutive year even as it moved up its ranking from 79th last year to 60th overall this year and was the only apparel manufacturing company to be included on the list globally.
Gildan’s manufacturing operations are located in Central America, the Caribbean Basin, North America and Bangladesh and it boasts of approximately 30 company-owned manufacturing facilities globally.
EPIC DESIGNERS LTD.
Epic Group has been a key player in the apparel industry – first as a major textiles trading house, then as a leader in sourcing quality fabrics, and since 2005 as a state-of-the-art manufacturing company with 9 manufacturing facilities in Bangladesh, Jordan, Vietnam and Ethiopia, producing 120 million pieces of garments annually.
A multi-product entity, Epic specialises in a wide range of men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and produces 10 million products from recycled fabric.
Over the decades, Epic has built a solid and loyal, international, customer base founded on its commitment to partnerships, mutual trust and professional respect.
LAGUNA CLOTHING PRIVATE LIMITED
A joint venture between Aquarelle of Mauritius and Monti of Italy, since 2006, CIEL Textiles has now established units in Mauritius, Madagascar, India and Bangladesh in around 19 locations producing 43.5 million garments per year.
Laguna Clothing, one of its Indian units, has established itself as a premium manufacturer of clean and pristine shirts in formal, semi-formal and sport categories.
With an initial production capacity of 2500 shirts/day, Laguna has set its first manufacturing unit in Kanakapura, Bengaluru, and is spread across an area of 130,000 sq. ft., with an annual production capacity of 5 million shirts even if it has been expanding to double its capacity with a second manufacturing unit at Doddaballapura, Bengaluru.
Laguna believes that the most essential determinant of quality is workmanship and it has been honing skills from fine luxe dress shirts to comfortable knitted and denim sport shirts, thus enlarging its spectrum of products to improve fashion every day.
A pioneer in apparel manufacturing in India, Eastman is at the forefront of design, innovation and full-scale production specialising in producing knitwear, highend apparel and accessories of the highest quality for high-end global fashion brands and boutiques across the globe.
One of the largest apparel and clothing manufacturers in Tirupur, the US $ 250 (as of 2022) million company serves its wide range of customers a complete apparel manufacturing solution, from fibre to fashion, thanks to its fully integrated knitwear set-up, from yarn, spinning, knitting, dyeing, finishing, embroidery to printing and garmenting.
So, as ASW 2023 continues to draw new and old entities in large numbers, we call upon those interested to be a part of ASW 2023 to register soon before we run out of the slots.
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Apparel Sourcing Week 2023, a two-days Sourcing Show not only provides the Asian manufacturers a platform to showcase their products & manufacturing capabilities to the Brands & Retailers from all over the world including India, but also extends them a chance to attend the multiple seminars (headed by industry experts), workshops, open-house discussions and networking opportunities organised during these three days, which would help the manufacturers get a better understanding of Indian and International Retail and evolving dynamics of sourcing in various markets and retail formats.
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