The 69th edition of the National Garment Fair (NGF), which is India’s largest apparel trade show, kicked off today in Mumbai.
Organised by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), the event was inaugurated by Rahul Mehta, President, CMAI, and would continue till 18 July.
Spread over approximately 7,00,000 square feet, the show has 882 exhibitors (1,062 brands) from across India, offering entire range of apparels and the show is expected to generate business of around Rs. 750 crore to Rs. 800 crore.
Approximately 50,000 retailers and trade visitors from all over India are expected to visit this fair.
As expected, the first day witnessed good footfall of visitors from all over India.
Andhra Pradesh, Telangana & Tamil Nadu have been identified as the “Focus States” for the event.
The business networking sessions between the exhibitors and agents & distributors, are also taking place simultaneously during the event.
Inaugurating the show, Rahul Mehta stated that the biggest problem facing the domestic garment manufacturers today is the unrestricted duty-free imports from Bangladesh, and the backdoor entry of Chinese fabrics via Bangladesh.
He, as such, demanded that the rules of origin should come into force.