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CMAI’s FAB Show 2024 inaugurated with industry giants

CMAIs FAB Show 2024 inaugurated with industry giants


The 4th edition of the Fabrics Accessories & Beyond Show 2024 (FAB Show), hosted by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), commenced with grandeur on April 15, 2024. Esteemed sourcing heads from renowned brands and retail majors, including Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail, Bestseller, Reliance Brands, Mufti, Pepe Jeans, Shoppers Stop, Soch, graced the event with their presence. The inauguration also saw the felicitation of regional trade associations such as The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Bangalore Apparel Manufacturers Association, among others.

A premier convergence hub

Set against the backdrop of the Bombay Exhibition Centre (NESCO) in Mumbai, the FAB Show 2024, spanning from April 15 to 17, promises to be a pivotal event for the garments manufacturing supply chain. Over 200 fabric suppliers, leading accessories manufacturers, machinery suppliers, and service providers from across India converge to showcase the latest trends and innovations.

Catalyzing industry evolution

Mr Rajesh Masand, President of CMAI, expressed delight at the FAB Show's rapid ascent as the premier convergence hub for the industry. He emphasized its role in not just showcasing technological advancements but also in driving awareness about sustainability and understanding evolving consumer preferences. With over 4000 primary members of CMAI expected to attend, the event holds immense significance for shaping the future of the industry.

Driving sustainability initiatives

Amidst India's evolving textile landscape, a significant shift towards sustainability and eco-conscious practices is evident. The Sustainability Zone at the FAB Show serves as a beacon for promoting circularity and waste management innovations. Exhibitors showcase fabrics crafted from waste materials, highlighting CMAI's commitment to fostering sustainability within the garment industry.

Unparalleled networking opportunities

Naveen Sainani, Chairman of the FAB sub-committee, underscored the unmatched opportunities the FAB Show 2024 offers for industry vendors to connect with reputed buyers from India and abroad. Exhibitors present the newest fabric trends, providing brands with prime opportunities to cater to evolving consumer demands. The event also champions sustainability, reflecting CMAI's vision for a greener, more resilient world.

Showcasing regional excellence

A standout feature of the FAB Show 2024 is the Surat Pavilion, organized by the Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI). This pavilion brings together over 40 prominent fabric manufacturers from the region, including Grasim, Arvind, and Siyaram’s. Its presence reinforces the event's stature as a premier platform for the fashion and apparel industry.

Global participation

With expectations soaring high, the FAB Show 2024 anticipates a substantial turnout of more than 10,000 buyers and manufacturers from over 400 cities, along with international buyers from various countries including the USA, Bangladesh, and the UAE. This global participation underscores the event's significance on the international stage.

Dignitaries gracing the inauguration

CMAI dignitaries, including Rajesh Masand, President; Jayesh Shah, Vice-President; and Naveen Sainani, Chairman of FAB Show, among others, graced the inauguration ceremony. Their presence highlighted the collective commitment of industry leaders towards driving innovation and sustainability within the garment sector.

The FAB Show 2024 stands as not merely an exhibition but a testament to the industry's resilience, innovation, and commitment to sustainability. With a focus on fostering collaboration, driving awareness, and showcasing cutting-edge technologies, the event paves the way for a more vibrant and sustainable future for the garment industry.



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