Inching Up the Value Chain

To 17-something Payal Mehta, it simply doesn’t matter whether the stone-washed pair she wriggles into each morning for college are technically distressed, khadi, corduroys, vintage or stone-washed. To her, a pair of tight-fit denims feels like a second skin. She may perhaps have a pairs of Levis or Wrangler in her wardrobe, but the bulk […] Read more »

The Mill Story

Although domestic market for denim fabrics remains strong, GST regulation and increasing international demand is egging on several denim manufacturers in India to work-up their exports. For several years now, value realisation for Indian denim manufacturers has remained higher in than domestic market than in exports, although this is gradually changing. The entry of a […] Read more »

It’s In Our Jeans

“Most of our international competition for high value fashion products comes from Pakistani and Turkish denim mills.” Says Aamir Akhtar, CEO, Denims, Arvind Ltd. in an email exchange with Radhika Sachdev Q. What’s the apparel business’s contribution to the Group turnover, and has it changed over the past five years? Arvind forayed into Denim Garment […] Read more »

Vietnam, The Way To Go

The new face of textile manufacturing in Vietnam Vietnam, unlike China which has historically used its low wages and large size to boost export competitiveness, has a wide network of trade agreements extending to key import markets across the globe, says Maxfield Brown Foreign companies outsourcing operations to reduce costs and improve market share is […] Read more »