Zakir Hussain, Director of Jaipur’s leading apparel export house Cotfab, is the new President of Garment Exporters Association of Rajasthan (GEAR), while Ashish Ahuja of Ultimate Expressions and Lalit Kumar Arora of Jimmy Mode International have been elected Vice President.

Arun Gupta of Kiran Modes will be the new General Secretary.

With 300 members, 43-year-old GEAR is a well-known trade body of Rajasthan-based apparel exporters.

In a meeting of Executive Committee (EC), new EC was formed with members being elected unanimously for the new tenure 2022-2024.

Dinesh Gupta of SekawatiImpex, M.K. Maheshwari of Sarc Original and Purushottam Gupta of Ekta Fashion have been elected Joint Secretary, Treasurer and Joint Treasurer, respectively.

Talking to Apparel Resources, Zakir Hussain, said “We will continue to focus on business and social aspects, collective efforts for the growth of trade will be enhanced. Whatever issues or challenges are there be it labour availability, coordination with administration, to attract more buyers, we will work together so that the export of Jaipur can increase.”

Zakir has global exposure of apparel export trade as over the years he has participated in many sourcing events across the globe.

Arun Gupta said that GEAR will also increase its efforts towards automation in the factories. “Apart from this we will ensure that exporters can get the maximum benefits of various Government schemes. Proper awareness will be created for this,” he said.