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July 7, 2022

Gartex Texprocess India new partnership to boost fabric and trims offer

Gartex Texprocess India 2022 edition will join hands with the Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan to expand the fair’s Fabrics & Trims segment.

By Hannah Abdulla

Aimed at showcasing Gujarat’s strength in fabric, cotton and natural-based fabrics, the region’s nodal textile trade body Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan has signed up for Gartex Texprocess India 2022.

Over 75 brands representing fabric manufacturers and suppliers are expected to join the Delhi edition alongside exhibitors of Gartex Texprocess India this August, expanding the fabric supply chain showcase at this key business event to present the best of Indian fabrics.

Gujarat, known for its textile industry, is the largest cotton producer in India with nearly 30% of cotton and 56% denim of the country’s total production, according to Messe Frankfurt India.

“Bringing garment and apparel machinery manufacturers together with fabric manufacturers will have a dual advantage as it will not only open business opportunities for our members but also pave the way for developing infrastructure and modernising technology to make the State’s textile industry competitive both in domestic and international markets,” said Gaurang Bhagat, President, Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan.

Gartex Texprocess India offers the industry a platform to bring forth industry innovations, hold creative and collaborative discussions with potential buyers and leverage the textile industry’s strong professional network. Through its focused segments of Denim Show, Fabrics & Trims Show and the co-located Screen Print India, Texprocess India will present a combined showcase of textiles and garment machinery, fabrics and accessories, digital and screen-printing technologies as well as denim innovations from 4 – 6 August 2022 at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi.

“Fabrics are the pivot around which the entire garment manufacturing industry spins and as fashion evolves, innovations and variety in every aspect of garment making increases which makes the ‘Fabrics & Trims Show’ a much-needed segment on the show floor. This development is another important example of Gartex Texprocess India’s commitment to partnering with leaders in the industry and our objective of creating collaborative and growth opportunities within the sector. We are proud to combine strengths with Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan and confident that this partnership will provide a scalable platform and strong business boost to fabric players,” said Raj Manek, executive director and board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd.

Bharat Tekwani, managing director, Shree Mahadev TexFab Pvt Ltd, added: “This is a significant step as it will allow fabric manufactures from Gujarat to expand their networks and showcase alongside distinguished companies from the apparel, denim, garment machinery and printing technology side, thus bringing the material, creative and technology value chain on to a one-stop selling and sourcing platform.”

At the end of last year, minister of state for textile and railways for India, Darshana Jardosh told audiences ahead of the Dubai Expo, India is eyeing the position of “preferred sourcing partner” for the global textile industry.

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