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EPIC Group shines in the Apparel category with winning two prestigious awards

EPIC Group stood out in the Apparel category winning both the Designed in Hong Kong and Management Excellence Awards.

EPIC Group’s relentless quest for excellence has made it the partner of choice of a wide range of global brands. It supplies 100 million garments annually to over 45 countries. The group has nine manufacturing facilities across the world, with 30,000 employees and 114 production lines. This ensures quality, competitive pricing, and timely delivery for its customers.

The group is also committed to sustainability and employee well-being. It offers training and development opportunities for its staff. It has also minimized its carbon footprint through initiatives such as wastewater treatment and the use of renewable energy

Game-Changing Casual Wear Designs

The company uses versatile and modern fabrics to suit a high-paced urban lifestyle.

Comfortable yet stylish pieces have become the gold standard of urban style. Even before the pandemic, the lines between various types of outdoor clothing have already started to blur. Now, with people going out less frequently, consumers are choosing adaptable and durable fabrics instead of rigid formal clothing.

Therefore EPIC Group has developed a range of new products designed to suit changing consumer preferences. For instance, its Knit Denim line provides the comfort of knitted fabric whilst maintaining the sensibility and aesthetic of denim. Meanwhile, the group’s Five-Pocket Garment Dyed Power Stretch Chino provides unmatched comfort through its extraordinary stretch.

The Group has also pioneered the Tech Pants style. These pants use light fabric that can be used for all seasons, and feature adaptive waistbands and moisture-wicking. The pants’ cotton-based material is also sourced from sustainable sources as part of the Group’s commitment to sustainability.

Market intelligence, trend research, design, and product development are the core of EPIC Group's expertise. In August 2019, the group launched EPIC Studio, an in-house team that provides up-to-date trend forecasts and market trend analysis. In May 2018, the group also launched Epic University, which runs different technical and soft skills training modules for its associates and staff. The group has also invested in more efficient manufacturing processes by developing an in-house production tracking module.

For its commitment to design excellence and sustainability, EPIC Group was recognized at 2020 Designed in Hong Kong Awards - Apparel Category.

The Right Leadership

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Further, Ranjan took home the coveted Executive of the Year in the Apparel category at the recently concluded HKB Management Excellence Awards 2020. Now in its third year, the awards event lauds trailblazing individuals and teams whose initiatives have brought tangible business gains for their company's operations.

“These are tough but exciting times. These times give us the ability to rethink our strategy and focus on the opportunities ahead. It is obvious that at the end of all this, we will emerge with a new way of working, transform the ways of fashion garment distribution and the entire manufacturing process,” noted Ranjan Mahtani, Chairman of EPIC Group.

With around 40 years of experience in the rag trade, Ranjan is hailed as an expert industry veteran. He is known for his leadership and management skills. He has spoken at multiple forums and conferences about the industry and global trade. He is very much passionate about his work and his life.

“We are excited about our future developments ahead and we continue to forge stronger and deeper relationship bonds with our strategic customers. We will continue to create value, whilst striving for a relentless commitment to quality. Pursuing technology innovation and strengthening our sustainability pillars, EPIC continues to be always evolving and keeping abreast with the changing world,” Mahtani said.

With EPIC Group growing substantially and having a lot of talented workforces to manage it, Ranjan feels that his key responsibilities now are to mentor them, to make sure that they get all the right resources, and to help them to develop the vision for the future of the company.

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