The third edition of Denimsandjeans India to be held on July 17-18 in Bengaluru will have over 40 companies from the denim supply chain—from India as well as a number of reputed overseas companies from Europe, Far East, Bangladesh, Turkey, the US and other countries. The two-day event will also include some interesting seminars by global experts.
The event has been themed ‘Resurgent India’ because the country is growing both as a market and as a sourcing destination. “India is currently the fastest growing large economy globally and expected to grow over 8 per cent per annum till 2025. The country has been changing structurally in the recent years and though, on the one hand, it has caused some disturbance, on the other there have been rectifications in the structure of the industry which has created very positive outlook for the country. Middle class is growing at 19 per cent per annum adding a large number of consumers to the market. Over 300 international brands are expected to setup base in India in next 3 years. Besides, the manufacturing in textile in apparel and textile is expected to grow phenomenally and this is the reason over 41 per cent global procurement officers of top retailers say they will increase their sourcing from India,” the fair organisers said.
For the first time, Denimsandjeans shall have a special ‘Indigo Festival’ at the show celebrating the various traditional indigo dyeing and printing techniques from various parts of the country. There will be workshops by artisans from Rajasthan, Gujarat, etc who have been practicing these arts for generations.
There will also be a unique selvedge denim wall at Denimsandjeans Bangalore. “Made with rolls of selvedge denim from Raymonds and Arvind Limited, the wall will greet visitors in the registration area. Experts from Korra Jeans, who specialise in creating customised jeans specially selvedges, will help create a customised selvedge jeans for those who love selvedges. Limited number of customers will be catered to on first come first served basis at highly subsidised rate and can select fabric from the wall and get their measurements done. The jeans customised to their fit will be sent by Korra to customers after stitching. This will be a unique opportunity to have a selvedge jeans to own fit,” organisers said.
In addition, a number of designers shall be showcasing their special denim creations at the show for the first time at Bangalore. They will bring their unique concepts, collections, creations to the show and complement the supply chain with their services. Designers who will display at the event include Cicero Designs from China, and Amonee, Bipin Nahak, Locomotive Design and Research, and 9oz Denim Studio from India.