In the last few years, a lot many research and development works have underwent across the globe to meet the sustainable fabrics and garments manufacturing techniques. Textile companies being one of the major factors of Carbon Footprint in the world, are devising some new techniques to incorporate eco-friendly and sustainable methodologies while designing sportswear. Enlisting a few like some corporates are designing their sportswear using plastics waste while at some place International sportswear brand like Japanese major Asics is turning used sportswear into Japan national team official uniform for Tokyo 2020. In a bid to keep abreast with the contemporary trend, Greater Noida Based ‘Envogue Clothing’ has come up with some remarkable steps for developing fabrics at their state-of- the art 22,000 square feet production unit. Sportz Business tries to unfurl the core business idea behind this 40 years clothing company.
Gagana Juneja, the CEO of Envogue Clothing talks to the Sub-editor of Sportz Business, Kumar Abhinav and shared his insights regarding yarns and fabrics being used at their production units. He also reveals his future plans regarding his company’s expansion and allied other things.
1. Given the Size of your production unit and capacity of Production, What goals have you set for next decade?
My production unit has a capacity of 60,000 pcs/month .We are currently under expansion and are set to raise it to 80,000 piece by end of 2019.
For the next decade we plan to be vertically integrated from Yarn to garment all under one compound.
2. Please could you talk us through the typical process behind your work on a new product?
From a concept on a mood board to a finished product the time line is about 90 days. Being manufacturers, we understand yarn hence we get the fabric developed according to the functionality of product required. Once the fabric is finalized . The Proto samples are made for fit analyses followed by Sales men samples and size sets for commercial sizes and once all is set. The production is done.
3. What’s been the most significant project you’ve worked on since you established Envogue Clothing?
Since our inception, I am the second generation now taking care of the business. So can’t really pin point and emphasize on a particular project. As all projects are equally valuable to us and all add to our experience.
Just to put it across, we had recently worked with Sony Motiongate parks project wherein we designed all the range for their amusement parks which was exciting and fresh.
4. How Envogue Clothing is related to ‘Exit Sports’ brand?
We are into manufacturing of school uniforms and service about 100 schools worldwide. Exit sports was created by our founding partner as a domestic brand for our products.
5. In your 40 years of your company, what’s the biggest lesson you have learned?
Learning is a continuous process. When our morals are correct and quality is not compromised – the product automatically shows the same. Garment industry is such that every day there is a new lesson to learn.
Also a factory which runs on system rather than person always churns the right product.
6. What do you do to keep your ideas fresh?
We visit different countries and be a part of several garment expos happening there in order to keep ourselves at par with the industry and its contemporary trends.
Recently we are getting into sustainable fabrics and garments in a big way. Most of our production now is made from recycled yarns and organic cotton.
Being an eco-friendly firm, we want to do our part good for the environment.
7. Can you elaborate your apparel manufacturing and sourcing service business model?
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