20 Indian apparel exporters are participating in International Apparel & Textile Fair (IATF), organised from 28th-30th November in Dubai.
The Indian exhibitors are displaying a variety of products including organic, sustainable products, men’s and women’s sweatshirt, pants, night suits, blouses, jerseys, pullovers men’s or boy’s trousers, ladies’ dresses, skirts, trousers, leggings, petticoats, loungewear, activewear, wind jackets, brassieres, baby garments and clothing accessories, shawls, scarves, mufflers, recyclable and ethnic garments etc.
With approximately US $ 1.9 billion export of garments to UAE capturing a share of 12.98 per cent of total garment exports from India, India has become the second largest supplier of RMG to the UAE just after China and UAE has traditionally been the topmost trading partner for Indian garment exports.
The India Pavilion was inaugurated by K Kalimuthu, Consul (Economic, Trade & Commerce), Dubai, T P Rajesh, MD Co-optex, along with Chairman Fair & Exhibitions AEPC, Ashok Rajani, in presence of exhibitors and buyers.
Ashok Rajani said that India is showcasing the best of India’s apparel designs and styles in line with the latest fashion trends in a wide range of traditional cotton and MMF garments.
With the signing of the UAE-India CEPA agreement giving duty-free access to Indian garment exports, this share is expected to increase further.
With abundant in-house production and with minimal import dependence leading to short lead times, India is the preferred manufacturing hub for the major international brands and retailers.
In a statement, AEPC said that this fair opens huge business opportunities for UAE clothing brands to source from India considering the strengths of Indian garment industry in terms of the variety of raw material availability right from cotton, jute, silk, viscose to nylon, acrylic with abundant in-house production.