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Punjab Readymade Garments Association-A quick perspective

30 May 2023, Mumbai

The Punjab Readymade Garments Association (PRGA) holds a prominent position as an influential industry association representing the readymade garment sector in Punjab, India.

What all you need to know

Its primary purpose is to serve as a collaborative platform for garment manufacturers, exporters, suppliers, retailers, and other stakeholders in the industry, enabling them to address common challenges and explore opportunities collectively.

The PRGA owes its establishment and success to the visionary leadership of Chairman Naresh Singla and President Mantar Singh Makkar. Their contributions have been instrumental in shaping the association.


One of the notable aspects of the PRGA is its dedication to assisting shopkeepers in resolving disputes and addressing various concerns.

This commitment demonstrates the association's efforts to foster a fair and conducive environment within the readymade garment industry.

By acting as a mediator and advocate for its members, the PRGA plays a pivotal role in facilitating dispute resolution. It offers support by facilitating negotiations, providing guidance on legal matters, and helping parties reach mutually beneficial solutions.

Such initiatives contribute to the maintenance of harmonious relationships among shopkeepers and promote a sense of trust and cooperation within the industry.


The PRGA remains committed to supporting and promoting the interests of its members, and the future outlook for their welfare is promising. The association continues its dedicated efforts to ensure that its members receive the necessary support and resources they require.

By staying proactive and responsive to the evolving needs of the readymade garment sector, the PRGA aims to create a thriving and sustainable industry landscape for its members.

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CMAI's, North India Garment Fair- Starts on a positive note

30 May 2023, Mumbai

North India Garment Fair currently underway happening from 30th May-1st June 2023.

Over 220 Apparel Manufacturers from all over India having over 275 brands are showcasing their latest Products in 4 Halls at IEML to Approx. 10,000 Retailers from North India are expected to visit this 'Three Day Fair'.
This event would provide an excellent opportunity to connect with Exhibitors & Buyers and help tie up with retailers from all over North India.

Quite certainly NIGF will provide an effective platform for buyers across North India for their sourcing.

There was an activity in the air from very 1st hour of the day one. Business mood was positive to set the context for A/W 2023-2024.

About CMAI
CMAI has been Organising India's Largest Apparel Trade Show in Mumbai since 1982 and this Initiative of Organising the North India Garment Fair would be beneficial to its Members from the Northern Region.

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Shahi Exports: Pioneering Ethical Cotton Manufacturing

26 May 2023, Mumbai  

Shahi Exports, a leading Indian cotton mill, has partnered with the Responsible Sourcing Network, marking a significant development in the cotton manufacturing industry.

As the first Indian cotton mill to undergo a Yarn Ethically & Sustainably Sourced (YESS) assessment, Shahi Exports reaffirms its commitment to ethical business practices.

Milestone in Transparency

The CEO of the Responsible Sourcing Network, Patricia Jurewicz, hails this partnership as a milestone in the pursuit of responsible and transparent cotton supply chains.

Inviting industry members to join the cause, Jurewicz emphasizes the importance of training and assessing mills, expanding the assessments in India later this year.

Building Transparent, Labor-Free Supply Chains

Shahi Exports aims to establish a transparent supply chain free from forced labor, aligning with the Responsible Sourcing Network's objectives. Introduced at a workshop attended by industry leaders, the YESS standard underscores the significance of due diligence.

Following the workshop, independent assessments were conducted at Shahi Exports' knitting and spinning facilities in Shivamogga.

Commitment to Ethical and Sustainable Practices

Anant Ahuja, Head of Organizational Development at Shahi Exports, emphasizes the company's dedication to ethical, fair, and sustainable practices. As India's largest apparel manufacturer and exporter, Shahi Exports is eager to align itself with global standards of due diligence. Recognizing the need for industry collaboration, Shahi Exports believes that YESS will be instrumental in achieving its goal.

Promoting Ethical Cotton Manufacturing

The partnership between Shahi Exports and the Responsible Sourcing Network signifies a crucial step toward promoting ethical cotton manufacturing. By setting an example and prioritizing responsible and transparent supply chains through the YESS assessment, Shahi Exports paves the way for others in the industry.

This initiative aims to bolster the credibility and sustainability of the cotton manufacturing sector, highlighting the importance of ethical business practices in today's global market.

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