Gartex 2019: Leading the way with solutions for product innovation

The 2019 edition of Gartex Texprocess India, the show dedicated to textiles and garment printing, brought together 180 exhibitors from four countries and 10,390 trade professionals from 290 cities and six countries under one roof at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from 10 to 12 August 2019.

30 Aug 2019 | By Rahul Kumar

The show highlighted how the manufacturers are focusing now on product innovation

India is among the world’s largest producers of textiles and garments. And, the show highlighted how the manufacturers, while embracing the change, are focusing now on product innovation. The multiple zones and focused business segments on the show floor ensured that the fourth edition of Gartex Texprocess India  brought together stakeholders of textiles and garment industry for cross-sector, creative and collaborative interactions.

While smart and recycled fabrics, sustainable alternatives, advancements in digital textiles, elegant embroideries and trims were among some of the highlights on the show floor, seminar sessions alongside the exhibits were tailored to provide insights on high-potential business segments.

Garmenting and apparel machinery

From the latest in sewing machines, fusing machines and finishing to laser technology and cutting room solutions, the garmenting and apparel Machinery zone covered technology that was futuristic and can enable manufacturers to experiment with product designs.

Vinod Krishnamurthy, CEO, Fortune Colours & Prints LLP, said, “This year, we showcased the new four-head machine for Xaar 1201. It’s a 100-sqm machine. The idea was to indigenously build machines in India and come with more innovations. Gartex proved to be an excellent marketing opportunity as our clients were able to witness this new technology demonstrated here.”

Digitex Show

With individualism and customisation emerging as one of the strongest trends globally, the Digitex Zone was packed with inquiries for machines for digital textile printing, screen printing, t-shirt printing, transfer printing, digital textile printing chemicals and innovations in inks. From the big-guns like HP, Colorjet India and Mimaki to innovative brands like AT Inks and Epson India, this zone paved the way for digital textile transformation.

MandharNalawade, country lead, textile business, HP, said, “HP has introduced the new Stitch series in Gartex, after introducing the same at some of the international shows recently. For the Indian market, we found this to be the best platform to launch this series and were able to meet a lot of key customers from the industry. We are hoping for good business after the introduction of the Stitch technology here.”

Embroidery, fabrics and trims zone

Embroidery has evolved significantly with the invention of new machinery and brands such as Madeira India, Madura Coats, Aura Technologies, Textile Technologies and several others showcased the best of embroidery techniques along with machines and allied products at this special zone which was a hit among designers at the show.

The Fabrics and Trims Zone, on the other hand, brought to light latest and exclusive fabrics, textile trims and embellishments that will go on to define the 2019 trends of the industry.

Denim Show

From a denim-wrapped car to a denim-wrapped guitar, the Denim show demonstrated how this unique fabric can have diverse applications through specially-curated features like Denim Application, Denim Talks and Denim Trends. Out of 51 mills in India, 34 mills including industry majors like Raymond UCO, Jindal Worldwide, Arvind Mills and Oswal Denims were present at the Denim Show making it the largest denim industry show of its kind.

India Laundry Show

Featuring a new parallel segment this year was the India Laundry Show, which was designed to specifically target the needs of laundry, dry-cleaning and textile care stakeholders. With leading brands in the segment, including Ramsons, Fabcare, Stefab India, Xcel Stiroetc showcasing best-in-class equipment and tools, cleaning chemicals as well as new garment and textile cleaning technologies, the Laundry Show played an important role in highlighting processes for institutional textiles and apparels.

The next edition of Gartex Texprocess has been slated for March 2020 in Mumbai.