"The 18th edition of Tex-Styles exhibition opened its doors today in the capital today. ITPO’s executive director Rajneesh inaugurated the fair. Also present at the inauguration were Yash Mudgil, Additional Resident Commissioner, J&K, Purshottam K Vanga, Chairman, Powerloom Development Council, Prem Singh, DGM, ITPO, top industry stakeholders among others."
The 18th edition of Tex-Styles exhibition opened its doors today in the capital today. ITPO’s executive director Rajneesh inaugurated the fair. Also present at the inauguration were Yash Mudgil, Additional Resident Commissioner, J&K, Purshottam K Vanga, Chairman, Powerloom Development Council, Prem Singh, DGM, ITPO, top industry stakeholders among others.
Showcasing the best in Indian textiles
In his welcome speech Jayant Das, GM, ITPO said the aim of Tex-Styles is to promote useful business convergence and awareness among manufacturers and buyers. “This is a premier B2B event showcasing the complete supply chain of the textile industry. Tex-Styles India also intends to empower small and medium enterprises which are the backbone of the Indian textile sector due to their inherent ability to promote exports and generate employment opportunities.”
He said, this year the fair also reflects the strong determination and commitment of the textile industry to showcase the best the sector despite several odds. “The fair is an occasion to showcase India’s world famed “textile brand” under one roof. Since its inception in 1995, Tex-Styles India Fair has emerged as an ideal forum for presenting the multi-faceted splendor of the Indian textile industry and established itself as the leading fair of its kind in South East Asia.”
Das said “We are confident that the textile sector will get further boost through the policy initiatives such as the GST. Empowering the industry, the government has also geared up to tie-up soon with the States and roll out a new scheme called ‘TIES’ (Trade Infrastructure for Export Scheme) to boost export infrastructure in alignment with the National Foreign Trade Policy as well as enhancing Central Agencies to set up common facilities for testing, certification trackback, packaging, labelling and storage.” He goes on to say exports of textiles and apparel have achieved a growth rate of 14 per cent in rupee terms and 7.5 per cent in dollar terms during the last three financial years. “Tex-Styles India also intends to empower the SME sector which is the backbone of Indian textile economy due to its inherent inherent ability to promote exports and generate employment opportunities.”
This is the only textile show in India which provides users a one-stop platform for purchase of every conceivable textile product produced by India i.e. furnishings, floor coverings, fabrics, garments, accessories etc. While a host of apex textile handloom and garment bodies like Department of Handloom Development, Govt. of Jammu & Kashmir, Khadi & Village Industries Board, Handloom Export Promotion, Chennai, Indian Silk Promotion council, New Delhi among others are participating Jammu and Kashmir is participating in as a ‘Partner State’ for the first time. Then there are theme pavilions, trend forums, fashion shows, fabric folios will be meaningful in terms of highlighting the new trends, season’s forecasts and innovative concept for textile industry.
The event also features an intensive strength of the tradition and updated textile industry which has a vast network of production centres, as well as millions of SMEs homes of its handlooms artisans all across the country. Markets and better integrating with major regions, thereby increasing the demand for India’s products and contributing to the ‘Make in India’ initiative; and to provide a mechanism for regular appraisal in order to rationalize imports and reduce the trade imbalance.
The fair is being held at Hall No. 11, Pragati Maidan from February 21 to 24, 2017. Covering an area of more than 5,000 sq. mt., Tex Style India features a wide range of products and services – fibers and yarns, cotton, wool, jute, synthetics and various blends, pure blended silk and wool, linen and its finer counts in cotton, blends in synthetics, hand wovens, denims, furnishings and made-ups, shawls, tassels, laces, threads, jackets, pants, skirts, blouses, shirts, cut and sewn garments etc.