Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) participated in the India International Leather Fair (IILF-2014), which was held between 1 to 3 February 2014 at Convention Centre O9-A at Chennai Trade Centre, Nandambakkam, Chennai.
IILF was organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) and supported by Council for Leather Exports (CLE) Central Leather Research Institute (CLRI), Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI), Indian Shoe Federation (ISF), Indian Finished Leather Manufacturers and Exporters Association (IFLMEA) and Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA).
Dr. E.M. Sudarsana Natchiappan, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry inaugurated the fair on 31 January 2014. In his inaugural address, Dr. Natchiappan complimented ITPO and support organizations in making this fair grow to such heights. He also lauded the leather industry for growing so impressively.
At the opening ceremony distribution of the CLE Export Excellence Awards 2012-13 was presented by the State Minister. Tata International won first place for the overall exports category with the second place to Mirza International Ltd., and third place to Superhouse Ltd., Kanpur. The Minister also made several awards to a number of Indian exporters from a number of market segments depending on the product category and company size.
Sharing the details, Mr. Raajeev Lakhara, Managing Director, FDDI, said “IILF was an ideal place to present the multifaceted splendor of the Indian Leather Industry that allows traders/ manufacturers to interact with the industry focused buyers in a short span of time and at a common platform.”
The display profile included the entire range of products and services relating to leather industry such as footwear and footwear components, leather garments, fashion accessories, leather goods like travel ware, purses, wallets, belts, gloves portfolios, handbags, finished leather, machinery and equipment for tanning, shoemaking, dryers, stitching, sewing machines, finishing machines, chemicals for leather industry, publications and consultancy services.
Mr. J. K. Dadoo, IAS, Joint Secretary (JS), Department of Commerce (DoC), Ministry of Commerce & Government of India also visited the stall of FDDI where the students of the Institute had displayed a wide range of wonderful creations that included ladies and gents shoes, casual and formal footwear and sports shoes, fashion accessories, leather goods - travelware, belts, portfolios, handbags and wallets.