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Foreign entrepreneur participation highlight of InFashion
Apr '13
With the theme “Dream, Believe, Achieve”, the third edition of InFashion kicked off on 20th March 2013 where the three day event brought together the entire textile, apparel and fashion community to exhibit, buy, and source and discuss the world of fashion and fabric. The three day fashion extravaganza began on 20th March, 2013 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.

InFashion brings largest platform in South-East Asia that allows achieving your dreams of bringing your brand on the world textile map. It provides you with the expertise, motivation and synergy required to turn your dreams into reality.

The show is co-organized by Images Group with Federation of All India Textile Manufacturers’ Association (FAITMA). Birla Cellulose, the Aditya Birla Group’s umbrella brand of cellulosic fibers has tied up as title partner for InFashion 2013. Birla Cellulose is a world leader in viscose staple fiber (VSF) comprising of versatile sub-brands; Birla Viscose, Birla Viscose Plus, Birla Modal, and Birla Excel with production spread across Canada, Thailand, India, Indonesia, China and Laos.

Being only one of its kind textile show, InFashion provides a unique opportunity to retailers, garment manufacturers and exporters, apparel brands and labels, merchandisers, buying houses and buying agents, dye/chemical manufacturers, fashion designers, textile brand owners, processors, wholesalers and distributors and importers from across India and South Asia to be a part of innovation, ideas and this passion for fashion.

This year InFashion witnessed Delegation of Association Buyers from China Knitting Industry Association (CKIA), China & Taiwan, Delhi Hindustani Mercantile Association (DHMA), Chamber of Textile Trade & Industry (COTTI), Bombay Yarn Merchant Association, Mumbai, Bharat Merchant Chamber, Mumbai and Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, Mumbai marking their presence.

Participation of foreign entrepreneurs and industry professionals from China, Taiwan, Europe and Switzerland were the major highlights at InFashion and the concurrent events of India Fashion Forum (IFF) and India Shoes and Accessories Forum.

The show started with the proclamation that Indian Textile industry is all set to take a big leap and the next decade belongs to domestic players in the trade. Addressing the pre-inaugural session Amit Gugnani, Sr. VP, Technopak said, “Our textile industry should take advantage of the liberal schemes implemented by the government and should grow as per the need of the future. Most of the developments towards this aim depend on technical advancements. Secondly, there is a need of harmony in the entire textile value chain. It must be done by making various efforts. We should understand the need and views of others in the chain.

He was having firm belief that presently it is a hard time for the textile industry in India, at the same time; there is a big opportunity before us. And we must be ready to exploit that. Technical textile has come with a huge potential of growth and opportunity. The future market of technical textile in the country seems to be huge. “Production of textile is reducing in China due to various reasons. We can take the advantage of that besides other favorable factors”, he added.

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