Jewellery, Leather, Fashion accessories

India witnesses growth in Kidswear retail

Brinder Rault - 30-avr.-2019 12:44:37

The kids’ fashion segment has registered the fastest growth in the last year. In 2017, the Indian Kidswear market was estimated at 67 000 crore INR (€ 858 Mn) and accounted for 20% of the apparel market share. This segment is expected to growth at 8.1 % to reach 145 445 crore INR (€ 1.9 Mds) in 2027. Boy’s wear is slightly capping girl’s wear (53 % of the market share). Kidswear market in India is benefiting from the same consumer habits changes witnessed in the adult wear. Parents are more “brand aware” and incline to spend money for child’s apparel since they are more concern by their own appearance and the trends. The growth of nuclear families (along with social recognition) has given more purchase power to the family, with parents willing to buy the trendiest cloth for their child. E-commerce plays a crucial role in this growth by increasing accessibility all over the country. µ Another growing segment is “infant wear” dedicated to the age-group new-born babies to 4 years old kids. This segment has huge opportunities considering that India is home to an estimated 120 million babies from 0 to 4 years of age.   Looking at consumers behaviour, one finds that parents are well informed: they demand quality and ethical products, respectful of their child and the environment. The coming years would probably witness an increase of organic wear and materials that are sourced from fair-trade. The kids themselves are considered as consumers by the brands. These latter target children at an early age, playing with their centre of interests, presenting children in their advertisement campaigns to create a sense of belonging and make them chose their own apparels.

BIC Cello to set-up Rs 210 crore facility in Gujarat

Purva Marwaha - 08-nov.-2017 10:43:21

  BIC Cello to set-up Rs 210 crore facility in Gujarat   Writing instruments firm BIC Cello today said it is setting up its largest manufacturing unit at Vapi, Gujarat , at an investment of Rs 210 crore. The new unit, which will become operational by end of 2018, will manufacture 400 million units of pens. "Post completion of phase I in 2018, the new manufacturing unit in Vapi will produce over 400 million units of ball point pens and gel pens every year," it said in a statement issued here. Currently, the company has eight plants operational in India , of which seven are located in Daman and one in Haridwar, Uttarakhand . These factories manufacture about 1.3 billion units of writing instruments per year. "We at BIC Cello have an ambitious plan for India and are excited to locate the largest stationery manufacturing facility in Asia in Gujarat. This new facility will introduce world class manufacturing technologies to India and reinforce our position as number one writing instruments brand in the country," BIC Cello India General Manager Ratanjit Das said.     Source: Economic Times  


Thomas ILHE - 20-mai-2015 12:31:21

Jacadi is a French children’s boutique specialising in authentic and timeless children’s fashion and nursery items. Jacadi interprets traditional French dressing, continually adapting to the spirit of the times and seasons as with their summer collection which was showcased during the store launch. The range boasted of fresh and joyful colours, each capsule of colour amalgamated in trendy and bold prints. Sheetal Sharma, a well-known fashion choreographer, hosted the store launch on behalf of the luxury brand. Mothers and their kids were the guests of the themed summer carnival event; the mothers were taken through the summer collection and given the opportunity to dress their children in their choice of clothes. The children were entertained with a number of games that had French elements; for e.g. Pin the donkey’s tail had a French twist wherein the children had to find Paris by pinning the Eiffel Tower on a world map etc. The summer collection was the highlight of the event, casual cotton pieces perfect for school or play with sun hats, swimsuits, socks and booties in a rainbow of cheerful colours took everyone’s breath away. The cute quotient rose with the display of every garment; liberty prints in bright blue hues and cotton linen essentials in neutral colour palettes with pops of playful iridescent trims. The collection is elegant, fashion forward in style and expertly crafted with an element of delight and surprise. Hand stitched smocking; ruffled accents showcased the brand’s attention to details. The ballet flats and open toe sandals are dressed up and dazzled with details like bows and scalloped trims, the classic loafers and moccasins for boys perfectly complemented the range of suits and dressy separates that were available in the collection. Furthermore, bloomers, flounces and ruffles added to the charm of the new range. The strength of the collection comprised of retro shapes, the new line of sweat shirts for boys, broderie anglaise and a chic sporty line for girls. The entire range showcased revitalised emblematics highlighting the brand prestige. Not to mention, the essential range offers an affordable option to the brand. Mrs. Veena Satish, CEO Raavee House of Chic, added, ‘when my daughter was born, I received a Jacadi gift set from a friend, after that I’m afraid there was no turning back. I noticed a gap in the market when it came to children’s clothing; it was difficult to find branded kids wear that was superior in quality and in design. We’re very excited about bringing Jacadi to Bangalore,  many of our customers have expressed their gratitude and are looking forward to improving their children’s wardrobes’. A mother who attended the event, commented, ‘ I loved the collection, their designs are very tasteful and great attention has been paid to details. My kids were ecstatic when I asked them to try on some of their clothes.’ Jacadi is indeed a brand that has been deprived from our market. The brand’s ambition is to revitalise their prestige by making their range more modern and accessible to a large number of customer. The store’s entry into the garden city of Bangalore has definitely made a lot of parents happy. The new store spreads across 2500 sq. ft and houses a wide range of kids’ clothing, accessories, shoes and nursery things. The store has the support of well trained staff, a plush ambience, an elegant kid’s area and a spacious trial room, offering an exceptional shopping experience for kids and their parents. Store address: “Paladio” 4th Cross, Lavelle Road, Bangalore 560001   Contact number: 080 42076677   About Jacadi: Raavee House of chic franchise, Jacadi is situated in Lavelle Road in the heart of Bengaluru. Jacadi is a French children’s boutique specialising in authentic and timeless children’s fashion and nursery items. As an enduring children’s fashion brand, Jacadi looks to history to reinvent the present and re-enchant the best of our childhood. From 0 to 12 years, Jacadi reinterprets traditional French dressing, continually adapting to the spirit of the times and seasons. Timeless cuts and refined tailoring are enhanced by sophisticated materials and exquisite prints. Their collections and nursery ranges are designed with skill, experience and expertise to suit the growing needs of children during their precious moments of discovery and learning. SOURCE:

French Pavilion – SILMO VILLAGE at In-Optics 2013

India - 21-janv.-2013 11:09:02

The French Trade Commission – UBIFRANCE in collaboration with Syndicat National Lunettes de France ( www.lunettes-de-france ) - the French Association for eyewear is setting up a French Pavilion under the banner of SILMO VILLAGE, at In-Optics 2013 trade show, South Asia’s most prestigious biennial event in Ophthalmic Optics, from 2nd to 4th February at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. This year’s French Pavilion will showcase leading French companies unveiling their latest eye-wear brands and designer collections at the trade and seeking to establish contacts with potential Indian business partners and explore new business opportunities in the Indian market.   The French Pavilion brings together 11 leading companies from the fast growing optical sector in France. This presence includes: ARCHITECTURES, ETABLISSEMENTS LOUIS CABAUD ET FILS (ELCE), GROSFILLEY LUNETTES, LUNEAU TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, LUNETTES YVES COGAN, MOREL FRANCE SAS, OXIBIS GROUP, SEAPORT ODLM, VISIOPTIS, VUILLET VEGA and WOOD OPTIC DIFFUSION specializing in design and manufacture of top quality frames, sunglasses and ophthalmology devices. The Pavilion offers a comprehensive platform for these companies to showcase their creative, state-of-the-art collections and share their expertise and professional know-how in the growing optics sector.    These French companies are set to propose their latest eye-wear brands in India. ARCHITECTURES offers a contemporary brand Face à Face featuring designer eyewear collection and ETABLISSEMENTS LOUIS CABAUD ET FILS (ELCE) offers classic collection of sunglasses under Divina and Linea brands. GROSFILLEY LUNETTES, a leading French manufacturer of glasses offers refined and luxurious collection of optical frames and sunglasses beautifully crafted by a team of passionate craftsmen under prestigious brands like: Azzaro, IKKS, Smalto. LUNETTES YVES COGAN presents their latest easy-to-wear frames with the Cogan Power Design Collection. MOREL FRANCE SAS a benchmark company in the French optical industry has as many as 6 brands to offer: Koali, Oga, Nomad, Marius Morel, Rebel and Lightec. OXIBIS GROUP, one of the leading names in eye-wear industries offers brands like Exalto, a leading name in designer eye-wear and Dilem frames with interchangeable temples. SEAPORT ODLM presents its collection of high-end designer eye-wear. VISIOPTIS offers a range of trendy sunglasses and optical frames with the brands Enrico cecchi and Banana moon. VUILLET VEGA offers brands like Gérard Vuillet, Prestige and Prima Linéa. WOOD OPTIC DIFFUSION offers a luxurious collection of eye-wear Boucheron Paris, Gold and Wood, Korloff Paris, Evolution Art and Wood Look brands. These collections are designed to appeal to the widest range of public with their authenticity and colourful models.   To add to the list, LUNEAU TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, an expert in the global ophthalmology devices market for manufacturing specialized edging systems for opticians, has developed several product ranges to meet specific needs, under the brand names Briot, WECO and Visionix. It’s the first edging system manufacturer to obtain the "Guaranteed French Origin" seal given by Bureau Veritas, for its digital equipment and is ready to capture the Indian market.   SILMO VILLAGE is coming India for the first time. In addition to the French Pavilion, the SILMO VILLAGE space will include participation from about forty leading European companies presenting their renowned brands of eye-wear. The worlds most design-driven, forward-thinking, creative eyewear designers will showcase their collections of sunglasses and optical frames. Various ophthalmic equipment and instruments incorporating the latest in innovative technology will also be on display. SILMO PARIS is an international optics & eyewear exhibition which takes place every year in Paris. With its numerous initiatives throughout the year, SILMO’s goal is to support the European optics and eyewear companies to promote their brands in many emerging markets.   The French optical industry has regularly stood out in the fields of innovation, technology, industrial efficiency and creativity. Thanks to its marketing commercial flair that allows it to offer glamorous and desirable brands that resonate positively in the consumers minds. The French companies are committed to bring to India, top brands of eye-wear with high tech features and contemporary designs. In-Optics 2013 trade show will indeed provide an excellent opportunity for the French exhibitors to meet the main players of the Indian optical industry – the decision makers, buyers and main retailers – to identify new business opportunities.   Come and meet these high-end optical companies showcasing their world renowned brands at In-optics Trade show in Hall No. 8, 9, 10 and 11 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 2nd to 4th February 2013!   About Lunettes de France:    LUNETTES DE FRANCE is the national organization of the French eyewear industry.  It upholds the values and specificities of the manufacturers that subscribe to the same professional ethics and share our recognized know-how. Lunettes de France represents more than 70 companies based primarily in regions of Oyonnax and Jura; Jura being historically the centre for the manufacture of eyewear in France. Since 2007, several contacts have been established between the French and Indian markets with the French delegations visits to India. An Indian delegation also went to France to attend Silmo World optical salon, a major exhibition for this industry and also visited several production sites there in France. LUNETTES DE FRANCE is committed to promote dynamism, creativity and know-how of French Eyewear Companies worldwide.   For further information, please contact:    Céline WURTZ Général Manager LEOO – Lunettes de France 185 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris   Gaël DIEP Export Project Manager LEOO- Lunettes de France 185 rue de Bercy 75012 Paris Tél :+33 1 43 46 27 50 – Fax : +33 1 43 46 27 58   UBIFRANCE India Brinder RAULT Trade Advisor-Lifestyle, Consumer Goods & Healthcare Department French Trade Commission Embassy of France, New Delhi Tel: +91 11 24 19 63 24/ Email: Press Contact: Deepika PRAKASH Press Officer French Trade Commission – Ubifrance Embassy of France, New Delhi Tel: +91 43 19 63 51 Email:   Here is the list of participating companies: · ARCHITECTURES : · ETABLISSEMENTS LOUIS CABAUD ET FILS (ELCE) : · GROSFILLEY LUNETTES : · LUNEAU TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS : · LUNETTES YVES COGAN : · MOREL FRANCE SAS: · OXIBIS GROUP: · SEAPORT ODLM: · VISIOPTIS : · VUILLET VEGA : · WOOD OPTIC DIFFUSION :  

Weekly business news

India - 05-sept.-2012 11:43:12

FRENCH FASHION DESIGNERS/ ENTERPRENEURS IN DELHI Thanks to the increasing demand of French products in India more and more French designers and entrepreneurs open their businesses in India. French designers Chloe Le Bonnois and Danielle brought their French brand Nana Ki - - a fashion brand for women and Children, in 2006 via their shop Lola’s World – - in New Delhi. Today the shop has very many other French brands for children like Bensimon shoes, Moulin Roty stuffed toys, Petit Jour kitchen accessories, Madam Mo stationary. Lucie Salaun and Catherine Barbier recently opened the store Les Parisiennes at New Delhi. The USP of the store is the affordable clothes and accessories focusing on French fashion from the 1960s through 1980s. Purple design – -  created by Iris and Emeline, two French designers, brings out the Indian colours in its range of kitschy accessories like bags, posters, cushions and sofas. The products are retailed out of the store Purple Design at New Delhi as well as in other outlets at Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai and Surat.   French brand Elle opens shops in India with Arvind Brands French Group Lagardere Active Group that owns lifestyle brand Elle today launched its apparel brand Elle in India in partnership with the Indian Company Arvind Lifestyle Brands . The project is to open at least 20 exclusive stores in the next one year. The company that has appointed Arvind Lifestyle Brands as a licensee said in the next three years it may introduce other businesses such as Elle cafes and lounges, spas and drinking water in India. It is targeting about 15 per cent of global sales to come from India by then. "We expect India to be 15 per cent of Elle’s sales probably in the next three years. Currently global retail sales of Elle products and services (excluding media business) is USD 800 million and should reach USD one billion in the next three years," Lagardere Active Enterprises CEO Fabrice A Plaquevent told PTI. Lagardere Active Enterprises is a division of Lagardere Active Group responsible for global brand extension. Commenting on the group’s future plans in the country, he said: "Going ahead we might look at bringing other products and services like cafes, spas, salons and even water that are currently available in other parts of the world." Globally, Elle products are present in around 80 countries and Asia Pacific region contributes 65 per cent to the brand’s turnover. The group currently operates in India with its fashion and lifestyle magazine Elle. On plan for the apparel business in India, Plaquevent said: "This is the right time to introduce the brand in the country. We are introducing womenswear to begin with and kidswear could be next." Arvind Lifestyle plans to open 14 stores in Delhi/NCR and six stores in Bangalore to take the total count to 20 in the next one year. The brand will also be available at leading departmental stores in shop-in-shop format. "In the first year we would invest around Rs 25-30 crore for setting up 20 stores," Arvind Lifestyle Brands Managing Director and CEO J Suresh said. Source: The Economic Times     French Marketing Company SEENK helps the Indian companies in rebranding Khaitan & Co , one of India’s oldest full service law firms, recently mandated the renowned French marketing company Seenk to do the rebranding of their firm which would emphasis on the company’s heritage, legacy and roots. Seenk has a portfolio of clients like BNP Paribas, Capgemini, Rolland Garros, Lacoste and Dassault. The main mission of the French company was to position Khaitan & Co, reputed as a blue chip service provider, as the benchmark brand in the legal fraternity. The Indian company has today a new logo which is conservative with the shape but more contemporary and stylized.    

French Fashion companies at India Fashion Forum

India - 24-févr.-2012 06:37:28

Six reputed French fashion brands will be participating in India Fashion Forum to be held from Tuesday 13 th March to Thursday 15 th March 2012 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.   JULES, French men’s wear brand : A highly marketed brand…For mass markets! Our target: young urban men, aged 25 to 30! A concept for men and women who live with them! Jules helps men to change their STYLE, Jules drives men in their first steps towards FASHION, Jules increases men’s SELF CONFIDENCE. JULES is part of HAPPYCHIC an international French company gathering 3 fashion men’s brands: BIZZBEE, JULES and BRICE. JULES relies on a solid network of 380 stores in more than 10 different countries throughout the world. One of the leaders in its mother market, JULES is the Retailer of the Year 2011 in men’s fashion in France (Q&A Research & Consultancy). HAPPYCHIC is part of AFM (Association of Mulliez’s Family) which entitles retail companies like AUCHAN, DECATHLON, LEROY MERLIN… -   WEILL, French women’s wear brand : Founded at the heart of Paris by Albert Weill in 1892, Weill is the oldest French fashion house. Its legendary history joins forces with that of fashion and a lineage that is Weill family. Weill has known how to stand the test of time while retaining its know-how, its craft and its soul by following the seasons and Fashions, accompanying society’s major shift towards women’s freedom and glorifying current tastes in its collections. Formerly a pioneer of French ready-to-wear, Weill is consolidating its pedigree today by launching a range of “haute couture” ready-to-wear”, a clever mix of current trends, quality and masterful elegance. Weill’s target is a broad one. Its collections are aimed at all women to secure the loyalty of those mothers and daughters with a love of liberty, elegance and refinement, the ambassadors of the “French” look. Weill’s major asset is the excellent value for money of its various products. Weill represents the quality and glamour of Couture at Ready-to-wear prices, a resolute choice of the most beautiful materials, perfect manufacturing and finishings. Weill offers a complete range of garments aimed at accompanying women anytime in their lives: in the city, at the weekend or for special occasions.-   DIDIER PARAKIAN, French women’s wear brand Women’s wear brand: Didier Parakian, internationally renowned brand since 1989 has dressed generations of women in his practical and elegant style which is both feminine and modern. Mediterranean, colourful and sensual, every creation of Didier Parakian is far ahead of its competing brands, with its play of colours and materials inspired by the designer’s Armenian background, ethnicity and sophistication. This luxury brand uses embroideries, pearls, lace and stunning prints with an obsessive eye for detail on comfortable fabrics of unmatched quality, to evoke the Didier Parakian style, making the collection, be it dresses, tops, skirts, pants, jeans, jackets, scarves and cardigans, distinctly unique. Didier Parakian has a growing following of fashion-conscious women who enjoy the freedom to create their own look. Didier Parakian apparels have a universal appeal and hence have a large customer base in over fifty countries spanning from East to West. -   ORCHESTRA , French Kids wear brand : Created in 1995, in its brief existence the brand Orchestra has managed to establish itself and is well known with its over 350 franchise shops in 30 countries. The product list of the company includes a rich color range of clothes (from infants to 14 year-old children), shoes (from number 16 to number 38), hand watches, sunglasses and other accessories. Each season ORCHESTRA’s collection exceeds 2 million models. A combination of design, fashion and quality is the primary element giving ORCHESTRA’s clothes their identity. The firm’s stylists combine practicality with high creativity and the latest fashion trends. Each season ORCHESTRA strives to offer a complete fashion line that aims to include everything the children need and most importantly to satisfy their tastes regarding design and comfort. -   TEXIER , French leather bag & accessories brand : Texier Company was founded more than half a century ago by Mr Louis Texier. Every Texier design reflects the fashion of the day, thanks to creative inspiration that is culturally enriched by close attention to international trends.  Made in France, a Texier bag can be defined in the following expression “Open it and find what you are looking for” – Appearance is one thing (size, design, choice of leather) but the work on the interior is equally important. It has to be practical, full of details that make it easy to use, well finished and made of beautiful materials. The design is intelligent so that a bag is full of promises, aware that women want a personal motto and an imaginary self. An ideal bag has nothing to do with need and everything to do with dreams, desire and a wish to leave the banal behind. -   - MEPHISTO , French Footwear Brand : Founded 1965 in France by Martin MICHAELI, MEPHISTO stands clearly out from all other international or national brands in the world: its product policy “Quality – Comfort – Design” being put into practice with a high degree of creativity and quality control, its know-how, its production in Europe, its worldwide distribution and its intercultural marketing place the brand into a unique positioning on the markets. The brand is in fact situated between the “middle-of-the-range” brands and the luxury brands. 80 % of the sales are made outside France. Subsidiaries based in USA, Canada, Japan, Portugal, distribution in 86 countries, based on a specific intercultural marketing, 600 models of handcrafted shoes and sandals of highest quality every season. The brand MEPHISTO designates modern shoes and sandals for ladies and men in the field of comfort and well-being. -   The representatives of these reputed French fashion brands will be available for B2B meetings with potential Indian partners at India Fashion Forum at Bombay Exhibition Centre (B7B, Hall 1 – B).   For further information, please contact:

Business News

India - 22-févr.-2012 10:44:14

« Elle », the French fashion label enters India through a "Licensee" Elle (Groupe Lagardère Active) , the French ready-to-wear & fashion accessories brand for women has signed a Franchise agreement with Arvind Lifestyle Brands , a leading Indian ready-to-wear brand. According to Mr. J. Suresh, Director of Arvind Brands, "The Indian market for western ready-to-wear for women is booming. By introducing " Elle " an international upmarket brand our company has an early bird advantage in the Indian market." The first Elle brand stores are planned in Delhi, Bangalore and Chandigarh in April 2012. The project is to open stores in the malls, high-streets and shop-in-shops in department stores in India. Arvind Brands already represents international brands like Arrow, Izod, Gant, Polo US. The Indian ready-to-wear & fashion accessories market is estimated at EUR 26 billion of which 12 billion (46%) for men’s ready-to-wear, 10 billion (38%) for women’s ready-to-wear and 4 billion (15%) for ready-to-wear for children and teenagers. The annual growth rates in value for the three segments are respectively +13%, +16% and +17%.   Roberto Cavalli arrives in India Roberto Cavalli has signed a partnership with Infinite Luxury for the development of its brand in India. The first store of the Italian brand is planned, with a surface area of 350 m², on the ground floor of DLF Emporio, a luxury shopping mall in New Delhi. The store will have the complete collection of the brand’s ready-to-wear for men, women & children, leather goods, shoes, watches, sunglasses, jewelry ... Infinite Luxury, a company created by the renowned Indian designer Manav Gangwani in collaboration with an entrepreneur based in Dubai will also be the franchisee of "Cavalli Café" in India. The Indian market for ready-to-wear & fashion accessories is estimated at EUR 26 billion of which 12 billion (46%) for men’s ready-to-wear, 10 billion (38%) for women’s ready-to-wear and 4 billion (15%) for ready-to-wear for ready-to-wear for children and teenagers. The annual growth rates in value for the three segments are respectively +13%, +16% and +17%.

  Lifestyle, Consumer Goods and Healthcare The Consumer Goods and Healthcare Department assistsFrench companies in their international development strategy and promotes trade between France and India. In order to maximize commercial opportunities between French and Indian companies, the Department organises French Pavilions at a number of key exhibitions in India, as well as offering other B2B networking events and individual partnering services. The Department provides expertise in : • Fashion and Accessories • Home Furnishing and Interior Design • Cosmetics, OTC and Natural products • Healthcare Equipment and Biotechnology Head of Department  : Ms. Brinder RAULT


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