Mumbai Textile Merchant’s Mahajan (Estd. 1881) have organized Mumbai’s biggest B2B “MTMM FABRIC FAIR – 2022”  on 10TH & 11TH JANUARY, 2022 at Sapphire Banquet Hall, Hotel Sahara Star, Ville Parle (East), Mumbai.

Kanubhai P. Narsana, President of Mumbai Textile Merchant’s Mahajan (MTMM) informed us that all the 185 stalls are fully booked and there is a long waiting list of traders who want to book the stalls.

One stall would be kept for MSME, where guidance and information about MSME would be provided to all the participants and visitors. Siyaram Mills has opted for a Meeting Lounge which is 1500 sq. ft in size mainly for the purpose of Business Networking Session.

Dhiraj Kothari, Emeritus Chairman of Mahajan stated that each stall will display a wide range of fabrics for formals, casuals, ethnic, kids wear, uniform fabrics, shirting, suiting, dress materials, interlining, banarasi fabric, Tencel, embroidered fabrics, hand-dyed and dyeable fabrics, women’s western wear fabrics, fancy jacquards, fancy dupattas, pure linen, lycra fabrics, Kurti fabrics, etc. Besides, there will be a huge range of cotton fabrics, polyester fabrics, blended fabrics, pure silk, art silk fabrics, and knitwear fabrics. The Mega Fair will also display fabrics of composite mills, art silk mills, woolen mills, power loom sector, handloom sector as well as imported fabrics. Newly invented fibers & yarns like bamboo, Tencel fabrics, and other value-added fabrics will also be displayed. Printed fabrics with a special range like digital, block, screen, rotary will also provide an attraction for the visitors. There will be an array of new styles, patterns, colors with an innovative range. For gifting purposes, there will be a display of combo packs (one pant piece with a matching shirt piece) in attractive packaging.

According to Sunil J. Majithia, Hon. Secretary of MTMM & Bhavesh Goradia Convener of Fair Committee, the object of the Fabric Fair is to bring back the lost glory of the Mumbai cloth markets especially the ‘C’ ward. There are more than 10 small & large cloth markets along with 15,000 fabric traders in the ‘C’ ward of Mumbai. Mumbai was the No.1 manufacturing & trading hub for fabrics two decades back when the composite mills were in their full glory. After the sunset of the composite mill’s era, Surat became the No. 1 textile hub and Ahmedabad stood at No. 2. Mumbai has been pushed to the No. 3 position as of now. However, Mumbai is still known as birthplace of fashion and value-added fabrics. In addition, India’s No. 1 power loom center Bhiwandi, with 7 lakh looms is located in close proximity to Mumbai.

The B2B Fabric Fair will remain open free of cost (Registration is compulsory) to traders, garment manufacturers, retailers, fashion designers, agent houses, importers – exporters, brokers, tailors, fashion boutiques, etc. The entry to the Fair will be with registration only.

The general public will not be permitted to the Fair as this is a B2B Fair and no retail will be allowed. A large number of traders from outstation are expected to visit this exclusive Fair. A footfall of around 10,000 visitors is expected during the two days of this mega event. The  Fabric Fair will start from  9.30 AM onwards and the visitors must carry visiting card & vaccination certificate as per prevailing Govt. guidelines (No Vaccination, No Entry).

The Fair Committee of Mumbai Textile Merchant’s Mahajan includes Sunil J. Majithia, Bhavesh H. Goradia, Divyesh M. Panchmatia, Kanti Jain, Bharat Malkan, Anand Kothari, Anand Sarda & Nirav Mehta.

Mumbai Textile Merchant’s Mahajan mainly consists of cloth traders of Mulji Jetha Cloth Market (M.J. Market) and surrounding markets as well as Bhiwandi. 152 years old Mulji Jetha Cloth Market is the oldest cloth market of Asia and M.J. Market is spread across 4.50 acres in C Ward of Mumbai, having more than 1,000 shops.

The Next edition of the MTMM Fabric Fair has been planned for January 2023 on a much larger scale.