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Third Edition of India Fashion Tex is About to Be a Great Success

Published: March 21, 2023

18th March 2023, New Delhi: To strengthen the Indian Woolen Textile Industry, Powerloom sector, Textile and India’s exports globally, Wool &Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) jointly with Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) under the aegis of Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India is organizing India Fashion Tex 2023- A Global Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM). India Fashion Tex will be held from 20-22 March, 2023 at Delhi’s centrally located hotel, The Ashok, New Delhi.

The three-day Buyer Seller Meet will be attended by over 200 international buyers from countries such as the United States, EU, Scandinavia, UK, Australia, Japan, Middle East, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and many more. A delegation of more than 20 importers from Japan has come to witness the innovative range of products being displayed by exhibitors.

Along with this more than 200 buying offices and liaison offices who are a nodal part of sourcing from India will also be part of the exhibition. Impulse, Li &Fung, Triburg, Puma, Adidas, Ikea, Newtimes Group, Falabella and many other established buying houses have confirmed their presence at the show.

Indian Fashion Tex is a platform that gives Indian exporters and manufactures a platform to interact with international buyers, buying houses, sourcing agents and domestic volume buyers which will further boost the Indian woollen industry.

India exports multiple woollen products including wool top, yarn, fabric, blankets, garments, knitwear, sweaters, cardigans, pullovers, hosiery goods, socks, pashmina shawls, stoles, mufflers, clothing accessories, made-ups, carpets etc. India exports wool and woollen products to more than 150 countries around the world. The major importing countries are USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Canada, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, China, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Russia etc. There is a 29% of growth in exports of wool & woollen products during the period April 2022 to January 2023 as compared to the same period previous year. The Indian woollen textile industry is a significant contributor to the Indian economy and generates employment for millions of countrymen, through exports the industry earns substantial returns from the foreign countries.

The Powerloom sector producing all kinds of woven fabric and made-ups had an export of US$ 8.3 billion approx.

The three- day exhibition will have an extensive range of woollen merchandises including Yarn & fabrics apparels, clothing knitwear, hosiery goods, pashmina shawls / stoles, Scarves, mufflers, blankets, blazers and home textiles crafted by Indian weavers and artisans.

The inauguration ceremony will be graced by Smt. Shubhra, Trade Advisor and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts & Handlooms) Ministry of Textiles, Gov of India.

Romesh Khajuria, Chairman, Wool &Woollens Export Promotion Council, said, “Today, WWEPC has become an international face of Indian woolen textiles which is helping the Indian exporters in having a presence across the international arena. Under the supreme guidance of Hon’ble Union Minister of Commerce & Industry and Textiles, Shri Piyush Goyal, the Indian textile industry have come a long way, from small beginnings as a cottage industry and is now able to meet the international standards through constant innovations in techniques, styles, textures and colors. Through Indian Fashion Tex will help in building the brand image of Indian Textiles and will showcase the strength of Indian textile manufacturing base among the visiting foreign buyers/importers. He also thanked the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narender Modi ji for approving seven PMMITRA Parks which will transform India’s textile sector and help India become a global hub for a wide variety of textiles and generate employment”.

While, Shri Vishwanath R. Agarwal, Chairman, Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Councilsaid, “India Fashion Tex” is representing textile manufacturers and traders from all over India such as Delhi, Mumbai, Ichalkaranji, Solapur, Erode, Tirupur, Erode, Karur, Ahmedabad, Varanasi, etc. with each place having its own unique product. I am sure that the global textile buyers visiting the RBSM will get a good opportunity to source their requirements of various textile products under one umbrella of ‘India Fashion Tex’.”

India Fashion Tex is also organizing a fashion show that will display the latest collections of participating companies on the ramp. The products on display are being designed keeping in mind the latest trends in the international market, colour themes and ongoing fashion practices.

Both the organizing Councils are very optimistic about the show and are looking forward to creating substantial business for both buyer and seller

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