The seminar on “The Art of Shirt Making,” to be held at India International Center, Max Muller Marg, New Delhi on 15th September 2018 is the sixth edition from TANTU Textile Alumni Association. Although Indian manufacturers produce some of the finest men’s shirts for domestic market, the export statistics is far from impressive. Most people talk about Bangladesh’s late surge of exports turnover overtaking India, but in respect to men’s shirt making, Bangladesh was always ahead of India. Way back in year 2000 Bangladesh exported double the volume of men’s shirt to the EU than India. Why India has poor record in shirt manufacturing? The answer is complicated…The panel discussion on Business of Shirt Making will try to find answer for same.
Although shirt making is perceived as most standard process with least complicated machinery and equipment to be used, is it actually so standard? How much do we really know about Men’s dress shirt making? What are the criticality and control parameters in cutting? Band knife or die cut-which one to be preferred for small parts cutting? Which fusing machine should ideally be used for collar fusing? Why collar and cuff may not need same fusible interlining? How the collar & cuff run stitch should be done to get a neater appearance at back side? Is lap seam by Feed of the arm technically correct seam for side seam join? Should a shirt be ironed or finished? These never ending queries kept the shirt makers around the world guessing for the right formulae.
The panel discussions on Technology of Shirt Making should be able to deliberate on many of these queries. Dr. Prabir Jana, President, TANTU and Seminar Chairman say, “The panel discussions will be a rare treat to enjoy with video clippings and curated discussions. The experts from some of the finest Shirt makers from India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Indonesia will be on panel.” The seminar has already garnered attention from manufacturers and technology solutions providers from India and Bangladesh alike. The experts from Hugo Boss, Switzerland; Laguna Clothing, India; Elite garments, Bangladesh; Raymonds, India; Madura Garments, India have already confirmed to participate in the innovative audio visual panel discussion. Industry veteran Partho Kar, Chief Consultant at Biswa Bangla Retail, Government of West Bengal has kindly agreed to be the Chief Guest for the seminar.