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Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada: Indian exports hopeful of the Canadian market

by Apparel Resources News-Desk

1 week ago  |  2 mins   read

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The third edition of Apparel Textile Sourcing Canada (ATSC) at Toronto that concluded recently, proved reasonably good for the Indian participants. Nearly 40 Indian apparel exporters participated in the show that saw around 500 international exhibits from across the globe, with almost 6000 visitors marking the event.

For Indian garment exporters, Canada is an important market. According to official data, during January to June 2018, India exported garment worth US $ 172.82 million to Canada, which is nearly 3.97 % up compared to same period of last year. It is expected to touch US $ 350 to US $ 400 million by December 2018.

Farooq, Export Manager of Chennai-based company Subbarow Apparels told, “We met 10 buyers there and gave samples to them. All the buyers were small and medium level as their requirement was for 200 to 300 pieces only.”

Subbarow Apparels offers fabric as well as readymade garments and is already working with one Canadian client. It was the company’s first ever participation in any sourcing event in Canada and it highlighted its cotton-based garments at the show.

Another Indian participant Anand, MD, Dean Textiles Buying Service, Tirupur shares the similar opinion. He said, “Most of the buyers who visited were like online sellers and asked for small order quantities.”

One more company from India which participated first time in any Canada-based sourcing event was Seer Global, Noida. Exporting kidswear to many countries, the company explored Canada for the first time. Sanjeev Jain, MD of the company shared his experience and said, “Canada is a good market and as it was missing from our portfolio, we strongly felt to explore this region. Though the buyers at the fair were small, I am hopeful that in future we will get buyers who can place bulk orders also.”