The 63rd edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF) was held concurrently with 12th edition of Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS) at India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida from 4th to 6th July 2019. The shows were inaugurated by Shantmanu, IAS, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) in the presence of Rahul Mehta, Chairman, IGFA and President, CMAI; Lalit Thukral, Vice Chairman, IGFA; Rajiv Bhatnagar ED, IIGF, and members of committee of Administration of IIGF. The three day international fair presented the Spring/Summer collection to the Japanese, European, US, Latin American and other Western markets buyers. This grand fair provided a perfect business platform for the Indian apparel exporters and International buyers and brought together the best sourcing solutions from all over India.
While inaugurating the show, Shantmanu, Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) said that “IIGF is a window for Indian exporters to the emerging markets in Asia, Latin America, Africa and East European countries. Government pays high emphasis on export promotion of apparels and a number of new schemes are also proposed for the current year. I am impressed with the aspects all the regions of the country have been taken care of and feel Northern and tribal region should be focused in future shows.”
Rahul Mehta, Chairman, IGFA says, “The 63rd IIGF positioned the Indian fashion garment industry as one of the best international sourcing destination for apparels. Our exhibitors are showing our strengths in integrated supply chain, variety, innovative designs, organic products and flexibilities to meet changing global demands. I am confident that this fair will bring wide business opportunities for the Indian exporters.”
The three day mega fair and one of the biggest shows of Indian apparel industry welcomed 431 buyers and 130 buying agents from all over the world. During all three days, special fashion shows were also held for the visiting buyers to present the varied and exquisite fashion garments being displayed by the renowned models on ramp thereby making it easy for them to source the products of their choice.
Lalit Thukral, Vice Chairman, IGFA, “We are delighted with the response received from all our buyers. Capturing the opportunity to access international market for their fashion products, all the participating exhibitors are showcasing their capabilities in innovative designing. Keeping with the tradition for the past years, we are upgrading the quality and enhancing the reach of the industry into different parts of the world.”
A bi-annual event promoting autumn/winter fashion and spring/summer fashion – IIGFs is part of the Governments’ policy to promote exports of fashion garments. The event had exhibitors from across the length and breadth of India, including Jaipur, Mumbai, New Delhi, Ahmadabad, Amritsar, Ajmer, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Kolkata, Gurgaon, Tamil Nadu etc.
Ours is a 25 year old company mainly doing readymade garments and home textiles. The show is planned well but may be this time buyers are less. We hope that more buyers visit next season, but so far its satisfactory.
This edition, new markets and US based buyers dominated the footfall. Nowadays floral prints on cotton fabric, rayon and polyester are in trend. For the betterment of the industry we need govt. support. We are paying GST but getting the refund on time is a big challenge.
We are displaying only ladies garments and are into this trade from last 20-25 years mainly exporting to Europe and South America. Nowadays, rayon with embroidery and other value additions are in trend.
The management and ambience of the show is very good. In terms of response and buyers footfall, the show this time is average. There are very few buyers from nontraditional markets and mostly Europeans are visiting. But still it’s worth to come.
We are based in Greater Noida and are into textiles industry for last 25 years. We do scarves, bags and beachwear garments. Our factories are socially compliant and we produce organic scarves also.
Nowadays market is going down, so to come out of that we have to introduce some different fabrics and compositions. These days’ natural fabrics like cotton, linen, viscose are in trend. The customers visiting the show are only looking for small quantity. Mostly trial orders are getting placed.
We have showcased the collection mainly for the beachwear; what is required as per Spanish, French, US and other European markets. Modal, rayon crapes, viscose, poly chiffons are in trend nowadays. Occasionally cotton also, which is always there in demand. For last 13 years we are exhibiting in this fair.
In terms of response the show is not like what it used to be 3-5 years back. But still it is potential meeting ground for buyers from all over the world to the suppliers here. Maybe due to the global economic situation, the number of clients has decreased.
We are a Lucknow based company mainly into upper and middle segment garment range, which we are displaying here. We are exporting to 26 countries including to Europe, Latin America and US. We have been participating in this show for last so many years, and in terms of response I think those who can afford upper and middle segment range they have to come to us as they know our work.
Buyers’ footfall was satisfactory this time. Trend wise, cotton, yarn dyed fabrics, viscose are in demand. Besides, yarn dyed with embroidery is the new trend developed by our company.
We are displaying ladies fashion garments, and cover the American and European market. This is our first exhibition here, and it’s good to exhibit our products at such a show. However, response was average. Buyers didn’t come from our target markets but from other new markets.
So, it is also good to explore new markets apart from the markets we have already penetrated. These days’ viscose fabrics are more in trend. People have migrated more from cotton to mix blended fabrics.
We are from Jaipur making daywear and causal wear for women ranging from tops, dresses, pants, trousers, which are not very high fashion. We do mediocre fashion range and are highlighting linen stuff. Trends wise solids, prints, embroideries and fabrics from cotton viscose, polyester, linen everything is in.
Fashion keeps on changing as last time very bright colours were in trend but this time pastels. We never come for new buyers, I have my fixed clientele. We just come to meet them and display all the things. Venue is better choice; all comfort level standards are very much there. Overall, response is good.
We are a beach and resort wear company and are displaying latest collection for spring summer 2020. The show is different and good this time. Unlike the previous fairs we actually got some new clients. Buyers from all over Europe, and South America have been here.
There were new companies from Uruguay, South Africa and in fact Bangladesh also. These days dobby and jacquards are in trend. Every time buyers ask for something new and different, which is mostly done in terms of value additions and embellishments.
We are a denim manufacturer for last 35 years and are displaying our latest range here. We do everything related to denims from shirts, joggers, shorts etc. Until few years back, we had a domestic brand with the name Upperclass but now we are completely exporting to Middle East, European and US markets.
We are participating in IIGF for last 17 years. Response is not satisfactory for summer version but I think for winters response is better than this. Nowadays, every buyer is looking for Tencel tag and BCI certification.
Our company is 35 years old and we are displaying women apparels and kids garments. We are catering to European market mainly France, Germany, Portugal, Belgium, Norway and also some South American countries like Brazil, Uruguay. But the present situation at the show is very poor. The fair is very dull and last edition was far better than this.
We hope next one to be better. Next time they are planning to shift the show to Pragati Maidan, which is centrally located. The Greater Noida location is too far from Airport and also the Delhi hotel where most of the buyers are staying. Trend wise prints are little slower this time, yarn dyed fabrics mostly stripes are coming up.
Our company was established in 1972 and doing exports since 1990. Our speciality is knitted garments especially womenswear. We have presented some designs made from schiffli and some combinations of knits and woven. Mostly, cotton is in demand.
Since the market is not doing good, people want only less costly items. We are into value additions and volumes, so we do lots of embroideries and hand work. The show is better than last year; though there is footfall but not as expected. First day was very good, next day average and last day little dull
We are into this business for last 40 years. We are exporting to Europe and mainly to Germany. We are mainly displaying flower prints and stripes. We are using polyester and soft feel fabrics for nightwear. The industry is doing not so good but OK. I am not satisfied with the footfall and organisation of the show.
This is our third edition and we don’t see many buyers here this time. Earlier editions were better than this. I feel Pragati Maidan is best place for such exhibition as it is centrally located and nearby to airport and buyers hotel when compared to Greater Noida. We are not satisfied with this show this time.
We are a garment manufacturer and exporter located in Tirupur. We started our factory 20 years back and doing knitted and woven garments. We have come here to increase the business, apart from meeting our existing customers. This is for the first time we are participating in Delhi show as earlier we have participated in Tirupur based shows.
Response wise it is OK. We met few customers from USA, few from Europe and a lot of buying agencies. Kidswear is doing well in US market, which is giving bulk orders but European buyers are asking for small quantity. India is facing tough competition from Bangladesh, which is charging less than us and is having complete govt. support