In the USA, I believe 70% of the market for jeans is for women, which means Stretch.
Headquartered in New York- USA, Olah Inc. came to being in 1959 as a textile marketing, development and sales agency. Over the span, the company has grown to offer its expertise in the arena of consultation, trade fair, education, apparel manufacturing, and textile development and marketing allied in particularly to denim. Mr. Andrew Olah is the CEO and majority partner of Olah Inc. He is the second generation at helm of management at Olah Inc. Mr. Olah has worked in textile development and marketing in over 30 countries since 1976. As a dab hand in textiles, marketing, development, sales, consulting and trade show, throughout the course of 30 years, he has given consultations to assorted textile mills and apparel manufacturers, including Bayer Crop Science. Kingpins Show in 2004, which runs biannually in New York, Los Angeles, Shanghai, Hong Kong and India, is the brainchild of Mr. Olah. He has been the Speaker to many events viz SAI (Social Accountability International) "Human Rights at Work, The Next Decade," the World Textile Conference in Mumbai, the Taiwan Textile Federation conference, the WWD Summit and the keynote speaker at the ATTCC conference in 2011. Mr. Andrew also helps teach a class on fabric development and fashion marketing at the Fashion Institute of Technology, where he is also a member of the college’s Textile Advisory Board. In his talk with Ms. Madhu Soni, Sr. Editor & Correspondent-Face2Face, Mr. Andrew Olah shares an overview on developments in denims worldwide.
It is a pleasure to host a Face2Face with you Mr. Olah! Olah Inc. began in 1959 as a textile marketing, development and sales agency. Can you share with us, from your accrued experience, what crucial transitions textile and garment industry has been through over this span, and how has Olah group tuned to these changing needs of the industry?
So, what is your outlook on global scene in textile and clothing sector today?
Please comment on the future for cotton-mades in the wake of happenings in this raw material market world over.
Speaking specifically on denim, what latest trends and developments govern the sector?
As a consultant, on the map for denim makers which regions do you see vital in the years to come, and why?
Economists are struggling for Europe’s “firewall” against the debt crisis deepening. How would you comment on the situation affecting markets?
Your group also organizes events and conferences. Any announcements on the next event-
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