A delegation of 30 Indian firms led by Chairman of the Indian Silk Export Promotion Council (ISEPC) Bimal Mawandia recently met Vietnamese silk industry representatives at a buyer-seller meet in Ho Chi Minh City. The trip was the first to the country for all of the participating companies. A similar buyer and seller meet will be held in Hanoi on May 23.
The visitors at the meet were from companies producing silk, fabrics, readymade garments, silk scarves, stoles, Pareo shawls, evening wear, beachwear, fashion accessories, tops, bottoms, trousers, jackets, kaftans, bags, embroidered shawls, silk-blended products and natural silk carpets, according to a report.
According to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association, there are 7,000 enterprises in the industry, offering jobs to three million. The country’s garment and textile exports increased by 12 per cent last year to reach over $36 bn and exports is expected to top $40 bn this year.