Intex South Asia 2016, South Asia’s only international sourcing show for yarns, apparel fabrics, denim fabrics, clothing accessories, and allied services, witnessed participation of 140 suppliers. It was visited by 2,485 buyers from 18 countries. The second edition of Intex South Asia held in Sri Lanka’s capital city Colombo concluded on November 18, 2016.
The three-day programme gave trade buyers an opportunity to interact with 140 textile suppliers to source yarns, apparel fabric, denim fabric and clothing accessories from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, Taiwan, Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore, Italy and South Africa.
The show was inaugurated by Arindam Bagchi, acting Indian high commissioner and Indira Malwatte, chairperson and CEO, Sri Lanka export development board.
The international event also conducted business forums on the theme, ‘South Asia – powering the global textile and garment industry’. The forums that were held for two days had speakers from Sri Lanka, India and UK, who shared their views on business potential in South Asia and sustainability in the global apparel and textile industry.
Intex South Asia is the first focused business platform in South Asia which is specially designed to synergise the garmenting needs of international brands and retailers with the manufacturing strength of South Asia satisfying both exports and large domestic markets. The show brought the entire manufacturing and supply chain together in one location by bringing together the best textiles and clothing accessories manufacturers along with allied service providers.
Inditex Asia (India), Marks & Spencer (Bangladesh), Liverpool (Mexico), The Uniform Exports (Canada), KIKADU (Germany), Korl Mayer (Germany), Tragart (Switzerland), Aswakov (Thailand), AGMS (Japan), SKANDA (Singapore), Frontex Fashion (Hong Kong), Tsar (Malaysia), CTA Apparel (India), Wildcraft (India), Lifestyle Department Stores (India), Orchestra Buying & Retail (India), S. Oliver (India), Maral Overseas (India) and Mufti (India), Kariwala (India) were among the buyers who visited the fair. (RR)
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