- More than 1000 buyers across 30 countries attended the India Fashion Tex
22nd March 2023, New Delhi: The 3rd edition of India Fashion Tex 2023-Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) which was jointly organized by the Wool & Woolens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) and Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) was successfully concluded today at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi. The three day fashion exhibition was attended by more than 1000 buyers across 30 countries including Australia, US, EU, Scandinavia, UK, Australia, Japan, Middle East, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
There were more than 100 exhibitors and buying houses from India such as Juba Sons, Nivedita Sawrup, Lux Industries ltd, Mojopanda Exim pvt ltd, Neeraj Arts & Crafts, Novel Exports, Exude, Pawan Enterprises, Sudsons woolens pvt ltd, Ultra denim, Tulsi and more and international brands such as Impulse, Li &Fung, Triburg, Puma, Adidas, Ikea, New times Group, Falabella participated at the India Fashion Tex. The buying team of export houses such as Shahi exports, BL International, Modelema exports, Aspirations and OC ltd attended the exhibition.
There was an increase in the number of footfall compared to the last two editions, as the fashion exhibition witnessed more than 3500 visitors across three days. Special emphasis has been given to Jammu and Kashmir exhibitors for promoting Pashmina shawls and scarves.
To grace the occasion on the last day of the exhibition, Smt. Roop Rashi, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India attended the event.
Shri Romesh Khajuria, Chairman, Wool and Woolens Export Promotion Council, said “I am delighted to have such an overwhelming response for India Fashion Tex, I am thankful to all our exhibitors, International buyers and other stakeholders, special thanks to the Ministry of textiles for supporting and motivating the textile MSMEs. We have witnessed an overwhelming response from more than 1000 international buyers, and have also received enquiries for the export orders; this itself is a positive step for the Indian textile industry. Further we will learn from this and hold a successful next edition with new ideas and continued support from all our partners.”
The main attraction for India Fashion Tex-23 was the dazzling fashion show which showcased various woolen Indian and western apparels and merchandizes including – Pashmina shawls, stoles, scarves, mufflers, kurtis, blazers and caps crafted by Indian weavers and artisans. These apparels were displayed by beautiful Indian and international models which was presented by Indian exhibitors including: Jubina, Surbhi Shawls, Sood Sons, Exude, Mahalaxmi and Aangan Doree and more.
The three days exhibition was well attended by some special guests including- Smt. Shubra, Trade Advisor and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts & Handlooms) Ministry of Textiles, Gov of India; Shri. Rohit Kansal, Additional Secretary Ministry of Textiles GoI and Director General (DG) National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), these special guests visited all the stalls and meet the exhibitors and also attended the fashion show. The event was successfully managed by Saina Events.
One if the exhibitor from Kashmir, Mr. Sahil Mir from the Art Ambiances said “The products on the display were pashminas, shawls, dresses, moodle coark, kami, kalamkari. The use of our products is that we start everything from scratch from yarning to knitting. We have around 1500 artisans working for us and we are happy from the responses of the buyers, infact we got some leads as well. I am glad we participated at the India Fashion Tex.”