Tailor at your doorstep

Tech-Tailor is a discovery platform for creating custom fitted clothing and tailoring services for customers anytime and anywhere. The portal helps customers personalize their tailoring needs online by helping them with style elements and garment fitting. The best part is that they provide home service for taking the client’s measurements and deliver the personalized garment to your doorstep within 10 days. This apart, they also provide alteration service to correct your existing garments at your door step. Currently, they are

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Second Hand Luxury Clothing

What do Envoged, Zapyle, Luxepolis, Confidential Couture, Elanic, Spoyl, Refashion, Rebagg, Poshmark and Tradesy have in common? Well if that question foxed you, the answer is simple. These are all platforms that deal with used luxury products. Picture this. You love branded products but not the price it comes at. So if there was a platform that would allow you to own one at a fraction of a price since it was a used product, wouldn’t it be great? Well

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The Allure of Banerasi Weaves

Varanasi is said to be the oldest city in the world and is well known for the Benerasi fabric that is woven into beautiful sarees as well as more contemporary kinds of clothing. However the industry is reeling under an onslaught of power machines and a new generation that is not keen on pursuing the craft. Weaves Matter ‘Benarasi’ is indeed the ‘Fabric of Antiquity.’ Benares brocades are unique in their complexity and richness. The structure of the weave allows

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Apparel Roundup 2016

As curtains come down on 2016, we speak to industry experts to reflect on how apparel fared in the year, what worked and what did not. Year in Perspective The apparel industry has definitely seen a positive performance and significant growth in 2016. The Indian textile and market size stands close to $67 billion USD in the year 2016. Increased incomes, high growth of GDP leading to rapid urbanisation, growth of organised retail with the entry of a large number

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Denim Wear

Denim a revolutionary fabric favoured is spreading its flavour across India. The retail revolution in India is fuelling the growth of the denim fabric in India taking it to Tier I, II, III towns and cities. Consumers have begun to understand that denim offers value for money, fashion and style quotient while maintaining versatility in the products. Denim is becoming a staple product for each wardrobe despite India having one of the lowest per capita consumption in the world that

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Being Indian

While I was watching the new TVC for Lufthansa Airways I was struck by the premise of how foreigners perceive Indians. And more importantly how important it is for us to retain our “Indianness” in a way that matters to you! While I am a firm believer of the fact that you do not need to prove your being Indian to anyone, it is really my values that have always held me in good stead. And it is not a big

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Five Places to stay in Sharjah

On a recent visit to see the Sharjah Light Festival by Sharjah Tourism and Air Arabia, we had an opportunity to check out some really cool hotels that are great accommodation on your next visit to the city. So here goes Royal Tulip The Act Hotel Well, this is the hotel is stayed in through the duration of my trip so I decided to write about it first. The best part of Royal Tulip The Act hotel is its location.

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Coffee Goes Artisan

In recent years, wine tasting is a word that most urban folks have come to understand. However today, coffee tasting sessions are slowly but surely making a mark in the pretentious tasting space. The reason is a clear trend towards having speciality coffee, artisan coffee and even micro roastaries akin to micro breweries. Well if that sounds like a lot of jargon, it is really not. For the uninitiated, micro-roastery is a small space where coffee is roasted in small

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The Silk Route

Devatha Fabrics, which started out as a wholesale business for pure silk sarees is probably the only institution in the region that has a 100 year heritage of dealing in silk to its credit. After concentrating on sarees for a little over two decades, the company noticed an opportunity in the high-end men’s wedding wear segment and launched Tattva that is now available at over 200 retail outlets in South India. Sriram Devatha, Managing Partner, Devatha Fabrics tells us more

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Travel Gear – get your suitcase ready for a holiday!

It is the start of long holiday season and typically the time when Indian families set out for a holiday. However travelling can be made comfortable by having the right kind of apparel. Yes you read that right. Here are some handy aspects that can be kept in mind for your next trip. New Collections Chumbak has recently launched it’s SS ’17 collection, Tropical State of Mind. True to Chumbak’s style, this summer collection features designs of tropical leaves, pineapples,

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