200+ exhibitors at Gartex Texprocess in Delhi
Showcasing innovative products and offering opportunities to engage with more than 200 companies from garment and textile machinery, fabrics, accessories, and allied industries, the seventh edition of Gartex Texprocess India opened its doors on 4 August 2022 in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The show is on until 6 August.
05 Aug 2022 | By Rahul Kumar
As a high-value business platform, the trade fair hosts 200 plus exhibitors with over 1,000 products and machinery from varied sectors.
The three-day exhibition was inaugurated by dignitaries from the ministry and trade bodies, including Upendra Prasad Singh (IAS), secretary, Ministry of Textiles; Hasmukh Patel, MP and Textile Consultative Committee; Sharad Jaipuria, president, Denim Manufacturers Association and CMD, Ginni International; Babulal Sonigra, ex-chairman, Fabexa Committee, Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan; and Winston Pereira, general manager, Messe Frankfurt, among others.
Upendra Prasad Singh said, “The Indian government is working towards upscaling the size and scale of the textile industry through policies, such as the mega textile park, which is aimed at solving the problem of fragmented value chain as well as size and scale. Sustainability and circularity in the textile ecosystem also need to be developed. We are also focusing on incentivising textile machine manufacturing to encourage foreign manufacturers to build textile machinery within India.”
Hasmukh Patel acknowledged Gartex Texprocess as a crucial contributor to the growth vision of the Indian textile and garment industry. “The Indian textile and garment industry aspires to augment its exports within the next ten years and a platform like Gartex Texprocess will play the role of an enabler in this ambitious journey. I am optimistic this exhibition will continue to accentuate the best manufacturing techniques in the industry and empower our local manufacturers to meet international benchmarks of quality and quantity that are required for exports.”
Sunil Sethi, chairman, Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), who was also part of the inauguration panel, said: “The need of the hour is innovation. The collaboration between textile, garment and screen printing verticals will make Gartex Texprocess India even more successful and help companies showcase their new developments and capabilities before customers.”
After the first day of the show, the organisers — MEX Exhibitions and Messe Frankfurt India, in a joint statement said, “Gartex Texprocess India has experienced 42% growth in exhibitor participation in this edition. We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the Ministry of Textiles for their strong support as well as our partners and supporting associations for their continued cooperation.”
Supported by the Ministry of Textiles as well as chief industry associations and trade bodies like the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI), Denim Manufacturers Association (DMA), Maskati Cloth Mahajan, Retailers Association of India (RAI) and the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Gartex Texprocess lends itself to be a productive and opportune platform to source the best manufacturing machineries and engage with top industry players.