Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines
  • The project is a cutting-edge digital publication that explores the global textiles-apparel-fashion industry, straddling a line between journalistic reportage and academic rigour.
  • With sustainability as its underlying watchword, the approach is incisive fact-based and research-driven journalism that is beholden only to the planet and its people.
  • We look for commentaries and analyses that enrich our readers’ understanding of subjects and issues that are pertinent to the textiles-apparel-fashion industry.
  • Do note: We are an industry publication, and not a B2B marketplace or outlet.
  • We welcome articles from both readers and experts. Upon reviewing a submission, reserves the right to accept or reject it. Submissions are reviewed based on their content, quality and relevance. When submitting an article, please follow the guidelines outlined on this page.


  • It is a better idea to pitch first (to—if the pitch is accepted, it means your article is likely to be published by us, unless of course it is too badly written to be editorially salvaged.
  • We prefer all submissions to be electronic. We do not accept submissions through snail mail. Email your article as Word or PDF attachment to Do include contact details: name, address, phone number, and email address. And, a brief bio of yourself, and a description about your organisation.
  • Submissions may be sent to us at any time, year-round. It may not always be possible for us to respond to all—we primarily respond only to submissions that are accepted for publication. Our response time varies from one to eight weeks. While we try to respond to as many emails as we can, not every pitch or inquiry will receive a response.


  • Do browse through the site first, especially the sections marked as Columns, Exclusives and Specials. Do get a feel of what kind of articles and analyses we publish, and who we cater to.
  • Do note that our readership draws from the textiles-apparel-fashion industry. For instance, the same article that would make sense to a consumer magazine might just as well be irrelevant for us.
  • We welcome submissions from both experienced and new writers on a range of subject areas:
    • Core: Textiles, apparel, fashion, technology (in textiles and apparel), machinery, technical textiles.
    • Allied: Retail, dyes and chemicals, handloom & handicraft.
    • Related: Leather, footwear and fashion/costume jewellery.
  • The word counts for the various sections and departments are different. Ascertain the word count from the Editor before starting work.
  • Given our readership base, we prefer articles that dwell on trends, or are analyses in themselves.


  • Do not send us promotional articles, sales pitches, or press releases. [See our page on press releases]
  • Do not send articles that work only for consumer publications; remember, we are not one.
  • Do not submit articles that have been already published, or infringe on copyrights.


  • All statistics need to be as recent as possible.
  • All sources/references must be mentioned/linked.
  • Dated posted: 1 November 2022
  • Last modified: 11 December 2022