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How Walmart is getting ready for a bruising battle with Amazon in India

When you are late to a party, you have to make a grand entrance. When Walmart’s investment in Flipkart does get announced, it will be a deal that will change the landscape of the Indian retail sector. According to a person with direct knowledge, talks are progressing towards Walmart’s taking “close to a majority” stake or a simple majority in Flipkart... Read More

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Textile exports likely to miss $45bn target for FY18

Textile and garment exports are likely to miss the USD 45 billion target for 2017-18, as the industry reels under the impact of GST roll out and tariff advantages enjoyed by competitors like Bangladesh and Vietnam, according to textile industry body CITI... Read More

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Here’s who’s winning the retail race. Hint: It’s not inside the mall

Retail consultant Jan Kniffen estimates between 10,000 and 12,000 physical locations will close this year, but around 6,500 new ones will open.
Large stores that are off-mall and value-price-oriented are winning the retail race, says analyst Simeon Siegel... Read More

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NIFT Campus Placement 2018 Brochure

NIFT Industry Linkage unit facilitates on campus placements for graduating students of NIFT to enable them to start their career in challenging positions. Leading National and International companies participate in placements to recruit NIFT professionals. The profile of companies attending Placements have expanded substantially with diverse segments of Industry like large retailers, Brand marketers, manufacturers, consultancy organizations, e-retailers, textile mills, home furnishing companies, design BPO’s, technology solution providers, International Brands and Startup firms. NIFTA members are supporting NIFT in this placement initiative. Read More

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Chapter updates
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The third Alumni Meet of NIFTA Mumbai Chapter was held on 18th March2018. The event was divided into 3 different categories: Mantra, Namaskar & Kala.

MANTRA: Wisdom words from Senior Alumnus, getting inspired from their Mantra.

NAMASKAR: In this NIFT Entrepreneur, startups or business people will showcase their Business, which will give us all a platform to connect and collaborate.

KALA: Felicitating NIFTians who showed their creativity in other fields.

Mrs. Sarita Karandikar, shared her inspiring Experiences and Motivational Stories for Mantra, For Namaskar, Mr. Pallav Ojha shared valuable insights about his Business Como & India Beach Fashion Week and for Kala Harshit Anurag, shared details about journey towards his Venture InkStation and featured his Artists with their Brilliant Performances which made the overall crowd getting tuned in their rhyme.

Adding to the above, NIFTA Mumbai Chapter had organized Clothes Donation Camp for Goonj. Approximately 330 garments, few toys and 2 cartons of Fabric Waste were donated as part of this initiative.

The Mumbai chapter also recorded feedback of all attendees to work towards improvement and further action plans.

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Meet Your Members
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Shilpee Sharma

Mr. Shilpee Sharma
(FD 1991 Batch pass out)

Currently working as Head of Design, Vice President at Reliance Trends, India`s largest fashion retailer. Selling 3 lakh garments per day; close to 1 crore garments per month.

Shilpee has been in Indian retail since 2005, before that associated with US retail for 5 years. He had a brief stint as an entrepreneur, exporting High fashion clothing to top Italian Designers. He also developed a rich experience in men`s suit industry and consultancy at Technopak.

He has thoroughly enjoyed his journey in fashion industry.

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Suket Dhir

Suket Dhir
(2005)

After graduating from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi) in 2005, Suket Dhir launched his eponymous label in 2010, following an invaluable learning experience in the corporate design sector. In 2016 he became the Only Asian to win the International Woolmark Prize for Menswear to date. Suket has been featured on the covers of the Economist and the New York Times. The label is currently available at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York, David Jones in Sydney, Boon The Shop in Seoul and L’Eclaireur in Paris; and the Good Earth, Ensemble and Amethyst in India.

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