Joining hands for the first unified edition, Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions opened the doors to Gartex Texprocess India in New Delhi today. The comprehensive exhibition on garment & textile machinery, fabrics, accessories and allied industries welcomed thousands of trade visitors on its opening day, and is expecting an even higher footfall over the coming two days.
“Today there are 51 denim mills in the country with an installed capacity of 1.8 bn. The denim industry is consistently growing at a rate of 12 percent CARG,“ Gagandeep Singh, the Secretary General of Denim manufacturer’s Association said at the inauguration of the first unified edition of Gartex Texprcoess India in the capital today. Amidst a lot of excitement, Gartex Texprocess India 2019 was inaugurated today with the unveiling of a special art installation of a denim-wrapped car. The star attraction was unveiled by Denim manufacturer’s Association of India together with Gaurav Juneja, Director, MEX Exhibitions Pvt Ltd; Himani Gulati, Director, MEX Exhibitions; Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd; and Michael Janecke, Director Brand Management (Technical Textiles & Textile Processing), Messe Frankfurt GmbH highlighting India’s competitive position as a world-player and second largest producer of denim fabric.
Gagandeep further added that “Denim industry has been consistently doing well we have almost 34 denim mills participating at Gartex Texprocess India so we have become the country’s largest denim show. I am sure Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions coming together will now take the show to new heights.”
Innovation has always been at the forefront of the textile and garment industry in order to meet the demands of fast fashion, thus creating a profitable ground for the age-old crafts of Indian embroidery, integration of fancy trims and fabrics, digital textile printing, sustainable laundry and textile care and denim modernisations. The three-day exhibition covers this value chain within its six dedicated zones including – Embroidery Zone, Garmenting & Apparel Machinery Zone, Digitex Show and Fabrics & Trims Show, India Laundry Show and the Denim Show with several brands launching new technologies within these segments. Covering this ambit, over 200 exhibitors and 400 brands, including some of the leading names in the industry such as Creora, Arvind, Raymond UCO, R Elan, Jindal, Mouvent, Ramsons, Dupont, Epson, HP, Mouvent, Konica Minolta, Colorjet, Mimaki, Kornit Digital, Madeira, Coats India, Mehala, Fabcare, Veit, Primus, Ginni, Oswal, Reliance, Orange O Tec are showcasing the best of innovations, designs and products under one roof.
However, the fabric that seems to be the biggest rage at the Delhi fair is Denim. With denim not only restricted to clothing but also making in-roads into other application areas, the three-day trade fair also includes special features within the Denim Show such as Denim Applications, Denim Trends and Circular Trends Zone. While Denim Applications is a point of exhibit for various items covered in denim fabric, Denim Trends displays two themes – ‘Explorer’ and ‘Fashion-Conscious to Conscious-Fashion’ – by Raymond and Arvind respectively. Circular Trend Zone features a circular denim collection showcased by a fashion designer.
Day three of the fair will also host a series of interactive sessions centered around the theme ‘Denim Industry In Line With Circular Fashion’ with an aim to draw attention towards the need for being environmentally-conscious in this ever-expanding industry. Eminent personalities from the denim industry expected at the talk-session include Arvind Mathur, CEO, Raymond UCO Denim Pvt Ltd; Manish Kapoor, Chief Business Officer, Pepe Jeans London; Sumit Shah, Co-Founder, Director- Operations & BOHECO Textile, Bombay Hemp Co Pvt Ltd; Kriti Tula, Co-Founder & Creative Director, Doodlage; and Turbaashu Bhattacharya, Business Head, Roserve Enviro Pvt Ltd.
Besides the Denim Manufacturers Association (DMA), the trade fair has drawn strong support from the Clothing Manufacturing Association of India (CMAI) and Screenprinting & Graphics Association of India (SGAI). Business visitors can see the innovations live at the ongoing fair until 12 August 2019 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.