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YFA 2016 witnesses 15% rise in visitors
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Dec '16
Courtesy: Vision Communications
Courtesy: Vision Communications
Yarn, Fabric & Accessories (YFA) trade show 2016 that was recently held in Delhi was attended by over 8,598 buyers, recording a 15 per cent rise as compared to its 2015 edition. Close to 148 exhibitors participated in the show as against 100 last year. The highlights of the exhibition were fashion shows held on all four days of the trade event.

Some participating companies also launched their innovative and latest developments in value-added textile products like speciality fibres, multifunctional yarns, mélange yarns, spandex yarn, embroidery yarn, bamboo fabrics, modal fabrics and several unique garment accessories.

Buyers came from various textile and apparel hubs like Delhi & NCR, Ludhiana, Panipat, Bhilwara, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Jaipur, Kanpur, Meerut, Banaras, Surat, Tirupur and Northern India, which includes Punjab and Haryana. There were also foreign buyers from Syria, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Brazil, Dubai, Argentina, Uzbekistan, Turkey, Korea and Iran.

A Chinese pavilion was also set up for 36 Chinese exhibitors, who showcased innovative yarns, fabrics and garment accessories.

A textile conference in association with TIT-Bhiwani and the Textile Association of India (TAI) Delhi was also arranged on the sidelines of day-1 of the show. Titoba, an alumnus meet, with a gathering of more than 400 top industry professionals, in association with TIT Bhiwani and TAI was also organised.

The exhibitor list included the who’s who of the Indian and global textile industry from the textile value-chain beginning from fibres till garment accessories. Visitors of YFA 2016 included decision makers of renowned buying houses and export houses in addition to visitors from composite mills, spinning mills, knitters, weavers, yarn agents, trading houses, designers and retail chains.

“We are happy and satisfied with our participation at the YFA 2016 show. We have seen a steady stream of buyers visiting our stall, not just from Delhi or North India, but also other parts of India, which includes, buying houses, exporters, domestic brands etc.,” said Pinkesh Jain, CMD of Everflow Petrofils.

“Overall, we are satisfied and happy with our presence at the YFA show as we have had a good number of buyers visiting our stall. Our fibre products have been well received by buyers and most of those who visited our stall, were genuine and technically knowledgeable visitors,” said Takeshi Iitaka, Manager (Cupro Sales) at Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan.

“We thank all the participating exhibitors as well as those who visited the show for making this second edition of YFA extremely successful. The 2016 edition saw participation of 148 exhibitors as against 100 in 2015. The show was visited by 8,598 buyers, up by 15 per cent compared to those came in 2015, which is a considerable high number at a time, when there is a currency crunch,” said organisers Abhishek Sharma and Ankur Goel from Vision Communications. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


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