Contacts with the industry leaders at the India Fashion Forum 2009 (IFF 09) would help to identify mutual business opportunities resulting in maximising on the emerging business opportunities and possibilities in the Indian Market, says a confident Fabric & Apparel Accessories Manufacturers’ Association ( FAAMA) chairman Beauno Fernando.
Consisting of 40 member organisations of ‘local’ manufacturers of a wide range of fabric and garment accessories, FAAMA, a member of the Joint Apparel Association Forum (JAAF) – Sri Lanka, was inaugurated in 2003 to promote and foster the interests of the fabric and accessory manufacturers in Sri Lanka.
The industry that IFF is addressing is estimated at over Rs 3,500 billion and hence the significance of this edition is critical in reviving business sentiments. Comprising clothing & textiles; premium fashion & accessories; jewellery & watches; sports & footwear; home & beauty; and mobile and fashion gadgets, the Indian fashion and lifestyle industry has grown over four times since this forum first gathered the leaders of the businesses together in the year 2000.
Themed ‘Fashion 2009: Get the Power!’, the forum will see over 200 thought leaders and global honchos devising strategies to add energy and empower the categories that drive consumption in modern India.
— IndiaRetailing Bureau