Mumbai, the commercial capital of India is renowned for fashion icons and textile & fashion related business. 'Source India' was aptly planned to be organized in Mumbai, targeting buyers from the Middle East and North
The first kind international reverse Buyer-Seller meet
'Source India 2010' connecting the African and Gulf Markets in association with
the Synthetic and Rayon Textile Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) proved a
SRTEPC's unique two day initiative, Source India 2010, to
bring exporters and overseas buyers together, concluded successfully on 29th
January 2010 at Grand Hyatt, Mumbai with over 1440 business visitors. 150
invited buyers invited by SRTEPC from over 20 countries from Middle-East Asia,
North Africa and South Asia were present making the show, an impressive event. Shri.
A.B. Joshi, Textile Commissioner inaugurated the event on 28th
January 2010. Mr. Sanjeev Saran, Convenor, SRTEPC welcomed all dignitaries and
buyers and Mr. V.K. Ladiya, Vice Chairman, SRTEPC offered the vote of thanks. The
Indian Government led by the Ministry of Commerce has taken special initiative
of playing host for the delegates from Gulf and Africa.
Mr. Ganesh Kumar Gupta, Chairman, SRTEPC, while sharing his views about the
show said, Source India 2010 was a unique effort towards highly focused and
sharply targeted export promotion. Through Source India 2010 we connected the
Indian man-made textile manufacturers and exporters with leading international
buyers as well as Indian brands and retailers, and substantially raise trade
volumes between India and the prime markets for these products, from the
current $ 3.6 Billion to $ 7 billion by 2012.
The event showcased the latest range of world class man made
textile products from India. Over 100 players from the industry displayed a
wide product range including basic and fancy yarns, apparel fabrics like
suiting, shirting and dress materials; trimmings and embellishments like laces,
embroideries and appliqus; fashion accessories like stoles, scarves and
shawls; home textiles like furnishing fabrics, cushion covers, bed covers,
table and kitchen linen and so on; and a range of technical textiles for high
performance clothing, industrial and specialized applications where India has
just started stepping in.
Magic Sparkles on the Ramp:
Three distinct fashion shows were conceptualized by the Marketing
and Design Elements depicting the wide range of Indian man made fabrics and
fashion accessories and their applications in all walks of life. The shows were
choreographed by Marc Robinson, a renowned name in the fashion industry. Inspired
by the magic sparkles of the night, the fashion show brought a midnight
cocktail of short dress, diva gowns and many more.
Each Fashion show showcased 12 collections from prominent
Indian fashion designers, brands and manufacturers covering wide range of
fashion and clothing applications for both menswear and womenswear with Indian
man made fabrics. Celebrities like Monica Bedi and Celina Jaitley walked the
ramp for the Evening Glitz show. Themes of the fashion shows were Dawn
to Dusk, Evening Glitz and Casual Finesse.