Priyank Goyal is a textile, apparel and retail professional, presently working for Reliance Ecommerce,. He was earlier with velvetkart.com, an online retail platform catering to the fashion aspirations of the global customers. In the past he was with Utsav Fashion as Head-Pricing and Merchandise. Prior to that he worked as sourcing manager (Ethnic Wear) with Pantaloons Fashion and Apparel Limited, an Aditya Birla Group company with more than 72 stores all across the country.He also worked earlier as senior buyer and a production manager for the largest Indian ethnic apparel retailer, Fabindia, and one of the largest denim manufacturers in the world, Arvind Ltd.

He holds Master degrees in Fashion Management from NIFT, New Delhi, Computer Application from Guru Jhambeshwar University, Hisar and a Three year Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management  from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Development Studies. He is a B.Tech in Textile Technology from Technological Institute of Textile and Science, Bhiwani. His Post graduation work in Fashion Management is on the launching of an Online Fashion Networking Platform for professionals of Fashion Value Chain.  In MCA, he worked on  implementing an automated examination system for the Department of Technical Education, Haryana. His undergraduate work is on the comparison of Ring, Rotor and Airjet Yarns with special reference to their structure.

He has visited several handloom and powerloom clusters in India. He has  visited handblock printed areas of Barmer, Pipar and Jodhpur; the Kalamkari and Ikat producing belts in Odisha, Masulipatnam and Pochampalli and Mangalgiri to source new vendors. He has also travelled to Varanasi, Shantipur, Kota, Bhagalpur and Chanderi clusters. For wool he visits Amritsar and Almora.  He also visits Surat and Mumbai for the ethnic wear sourcing in synthetic and other fabrics. He has done sourcing of fine counts of yarn from Madurai, Salem and Erode. He is conversant with the various weaving and printing techniques of India, their cost and production implication.

As a buyer for his client, he sourced new vendors and new products .  He followed up development briefs, froze quality parameters for that products and prepared distribution to the vendors. He analyzed the vendors for the category, identified the top performers and slow movers and prepared the delivery plan for the category.

In the past, He has worked in denim industry. Working with Arvind Limited, one of the leading manufacturers of denim in the world, he was instrumental in erecting a loom shed of 200 looms as a part of rope dyeing project of the company. He worked on the best of the looms producing denim of that time. He also contributed to the technical education industry in setting up textile labs, developing curriculum and making project reports for various schemes of government.

For merchandisers and textile technologists he has written five books on fabric knowledge, fabric structures- simple and compound, dyeing and saris. All these books can be instantly accessed and downloaded from Amazon.com.

As a computer buff, he blogs as his pastime. He blogs about his passion -Textile and retail. He plays guitar whenever he gets time. He is married and has two kids.  

Apart from the blog My Textile Notes, he also writes on My NIFT Notes - a blog useful for students of Master of Fashion Management Course of NIFT- and My Retail Notes- A blog taking stock of recent trends in apparel retail, among many others.

You can see a more detailed profile of him here. 

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