Bag It From Alia Bhatt

The Bollywood teen icon launches her line of handbags After #Salman Khan’s Being Human, #Hritik Roshan’s HRX, #Anushka Sharma’s Nush, #Karan Johar’s Marquee and Shraddha Kapoor’s Imara, its now the turn of #Alia Bhatt to come out with her own brand of exclusive handbags christened Caprese Alia. Stamped with her signature style, the handbags in […] Read more »

The Khadi Knot in Our Jeans

In the past 71 years, the highest, single-digit growth rate for this national fabric has been 8% First the good news. A clutch of international brands, namely Gap Inc, Levi’s and Patagonia in the USA; C&A and H&M from Europe; besides Japan in Asia have evinced interest in Arvind’s Khadi-Denims, a product it has been […] Read more »

What You See is Not Real

As part of visual merchandising holograms are becoming extremely popular in India. FBC talks to Indian Roar’s Akshay Patwardhan, a company that’s into cutting-edge holographic displays Q. Tell us about holographic displays and their innovative use in fashion retail. Think about the famous Princess Leia projection in Star Wars? Now think about your favourite superstar […] Read more »

Zero-Waste Design

Well-known international expert Elena Ryleeva explains how she is bringing about a sea change in designers attitude to zero-waste management through her interventionist workshops, held across the Asian subcontinent My apprehension of Zero-Waste clothing, including home textiles is and has ever been deeply connected to my tailoring practice. A few decades ago, when I was […] Read more »

What an IKEA!!!

The world’s hottest-selling Swedish brand is finally ready to retail in India Last week, the 75-year-old Swedish retailer finally opened its massive 13-acres flagship store in Hyderabad. To remain open all 365 days of the year, with a whopping spend of Rs 4500 crore, a cost overrun that it probably hadn’t foreseen, it’s the first […] Read more »

Creating 360 degree brand experiences

INSYNC is one of the country’s fastest growing retail shop fitting solutions company that offers end-to-end, cutting-edge, in-store display technology that seamlessly integrates physical with the digital “With so many sales channels emerging, the responsibility of a rack is not just to stack, but also to engage and create aspirations in the mind of the […] 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 »

Retail Side Story

“With the boom in housing sector, and the ever increasing millennial customer base with higher disposable incomes, the category is seeing a growth of CAGR 25% (YoY) for the past four consecutive years, says Sitaram Kumar, Senior Vice President, Home Centre A veteran in the home furnishing market, who has deep experience of top retail […] Read more »

Weaving a fine tapestry in CSR

Radhika Sachdev speaks to the company spokesperson for all the right answers on Jaipur Rugs Established by Nand Kishore Chaudhary (NKC) in 1978 with just two looms, Jaipur Rugs is today, one of the country’s largest manufacturers of hand-knotted rugs, with operations spanning across 20+ branches in six states and 600 Indian villages. Working independently with over […] Read more »

Expanding and How

Innovation and multi-channel distribution are the hot buttons for growth in the home textile market in India The times are e-changing for the home textile industry in India, slowly and notably. A bunch of Indian traders on a business visit to the US recently, stumped a blogger with, “Why doesn’t JC Penney have a Sephora […] Read more »