The sixth edition of India’s leading exhibition Gartex Texprocess India held at Delhi proved that despite all the challenges, the textile and garment industry has positive sentiments. The three-day hybrid fair was dedicated to the garment and textile manufacturing value chain, especially technology, trims, denim fabric and printing. It saw good visitors from across India and from all levels of the supply chain (owners to mid-level management of various organisations, youth starting their e-commerce ventures) – good exporters, brands and manufacturers from the domestic market and from the unorganised segment, big hubs, small cities. Organised by Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions, the fair saw many leading denim mills like Arvind Limited, LNJ, Nahar, Vishal and Raymond Uco etc.
In discussion with Apparel Resources, many visitors shared that they are planning to expand, so exploring new in terms of technology/trims/fabric… is the need of the hour. Even those who are not expanding, are adding some infrastructure in their various departments. Saurav Mittal, Manager-Strategic Affairs, Welspun Group shared that the group is continuously expanding and for him, it was a nice experience to see varieties of technology as well as fabric under one roof. Leading exporters like Rajendra Bhatia, MD, India Today Fashions, Jaipur liked the products offered by Vardhman Textiles while Rajeev Bansal, MD, Celestial Knits & Fabs, Noida was interested to see DTG printing.
Few representatives of liaison offices/buying houses were also exploring fabric as well as technology. Pratik Udeshi, Country Manager/Director, Mayoral Moda Infantil India, Mumbai was expecting more variety of trims at the event while Niket Lulla, AN Associates, Tirupur was also busy in the show as he found many interesting products. Kuldeep Raswant, Sai Merchandising, Gurgaon also explored whatever is new across the technology and machines.
The event witnessed several visitors from the domestic market like brands, traders as well as wholesalers. Vikram Singh, Director, Inzex Fashion Retail, Noida was actively exploring jeans manufacturing machines as he is coming up with a new unit of jeans. Jay Kumar, AGM Production, Mangla Apparels India, Delhi (Crimsoune Club) was seen observing all kinds of printing machines. The team of Clovia (Purple Fashions) explored many products at the show
Vardhman Textiles attracted visitors
Ludhiana-based textile giant Vardhman Textiles was one of the textile companies which witnessed good rush of visitors at the well-managed booth. The company showcased its range of shirts also which were appreciated by the visitors.
Sukhmaninder Singh, Senior Manager (PDC Department) of the company told, “Lot of visitors were keen to know the sustainable aspects of our offerings and they were impressed also with our efforts towards sustainability. Visitors also asked about the organic cotton-based fabric. Rather than yarns, visitors were looking more for fabrics.”
He further added that fabric for sportswear was a point of attraction for the visitors. As far as price hike of raw material is concerned, the company managed it through different ways.
Kwality Threads planning to enhance its product basket
Trims were the point of attraction for many in the fair and a few of the booths had interesting offerings. Going to complete 3 decades of its inception, Delhi-based Kwality Threads (KTL) is known for premium quality zippers and threads. Plenty of visitors explored these products at its booth. The company displayed its recently launched ‘Filacore’ thread (with polyester fibres) for denim mainly. It comes with benefits like no-fly, no spinning faults, no clogging of needle eye and lesser downtime… all this results in higher productivity and ensures a clean and uniform seam with uniform strength.
Deepak Bansal, National Head-Sales of the company told, “It is good to see that the market is more concerned about quality; awareness regarding quality is increasing.”
He further added that the company is planning to enhance its product basket and its focus will be on metal zippers, viscose and cotton threads. It is also expanding its reach as recently it started exporting and further adding new countries.
The company is strong in sustainable initiatives as it also offers recycled sewing thread and is also REACH compliant and OEKO-TEX, GRS certified.
KC Astir & Co., a Delhi-based well-known name in lace manufacturing, is also geared up to grab more share in the growing market and is expanding its production. Lalit Singh, Business Development Manager of the company said, “We have come up with such designs which add more value to the garments and at the same time they are designed in a way to use less material. It helps to save cost.”