Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Garment Buyers & Sellers Meet in Kolkata - great success
Garment Buyers & Sellers Meet in Kolkata - great success
31
Jul '12
West Bengal Garment Manufacturers and Dealers Association organised a 3-Day long Garment Buyers and Sellers Meet from 18th to 20th July, 2012 at Kshudiram Anushilan Kendra, Kolkata.

Shri Madan Mitra, Hon’ble Minister of State for Sports and Transport (Independent Charge), Government of West Bengal inaugurated the 39th Garment Buyers and Sellers Meet.

Inaugurating the Meet, the Minister stated that the State Government has been considering the feasibility converting unutilized tram depots to Multiplex where garment dealers will also be accommodated which will help increased channels for marketing readymade garments.

While visiting the Stalls at the Meet the Hon’ble Minister appreciated the designs of garments of all categories. He encouraged the participants by saying that quality and designs of the garment manufactured by the local garment manufacturers are of international standard. He suggested the participants to make endeavour for exporting readymade garments to overseas markets.

West Bengal Garment Manufacturers and Dealers Association is the pioneer in the country in organising Garment Buyers and Sellers Meet. Started early in 1977, this Meet is 39th in its series. 45 Garment Units are participating at this Meet. Beside local manufacturers, participants from Delhi, Punjab, Mumbai, Chennai, Ahmedabad have come forward and have participated in this Meet. Thus, it is an all-India Garment Buyers and Sellers Meet. This Meet is trendy and a fascinating collection of newly designed readymade garments.

2000 garment retailers visited the Meet and placed bulk orders at this Meet keeping demands during Festive Season in view.  Approximately Rs. 100 crores of business has been generated at the Meet.

Incidentally, West Bengal has the largest concentration of small readymade garment units in the country. The industry has not only cater to the requirements of Eastern and North Eastern States but also serves other regions. The industry in the State provides employment to lakhs of people. At present, there are about 5000 units of different scales in different parts of Kolkata, Howrah, Hooghly, North and South 24-Parganas.

The industry is saddled with constraints, among others, dearth of finance, lack of modernization, excise levy at the highest rate, lack of appropriate infrastructure and entry of readymade garments from neighbouring countries.

 

 

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Yash Agarwal
Hitansh Online

Every market region has its own culture and trends

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Kaizad Hansotia
GetNatty

Competition is the best thing that can happen to a startup

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
March 2017

March 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search