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Make maximum use of technology, urges CITI conference


Organized by Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) and GartexTexprocess India, virtual conference on ‘Rebooting the Textile & Apparel Industry’ urged the textile and apparel industry to make maximum use of technology besides focusing on sustainability. The conference was inaugurated by Arvind Singhal, Chairman, Technopak Advisors, who presented a vision for the industry in next 10 years. K S Sundararaman, Chairman, Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA), emphasized on the dominance of electronic clothing in the next 10 years and the growing demand for products made from biodegradable waste.

Ronak Rughani, Chairman, Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC), urged Indian brands to explore overseas markets while A Sakthivel, Chairman, Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), hoped India will lead MMF exports in the next few years.

Technical experts at the conference highlighted the importance of digitization in the fashion industry. Ram Sareen, Chairman & Founder, Tukatech emphasized on shorter supply chains in order to adjust to the new normal. The session on ‘Brand and Retail – Emerging Scenario in Textiles & Apparel’ highlighted o the need for omni-channel retailing and the emergence of other channels apart from e-commerce.