The 60th National Garment Fair, organized by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) has flagged off in Mumbai. The two days event is scheduled on 28th and 29th January 2015. The fair was inaugurated by Kiran Soni Gupta, Textile Commissioner.
The garment fair has 260 stalls displaying over 300 brands of summer collection. It covers men’s wear, women’s wear, kids wear, ethnic wear, intimate wear, etc. The Textile commissioner shared that the 13 textile parks are in various stages of consideration. The government has sanctioned 61 textile parks of which 55 are operational.
Rahul Mehta, President, Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) said, “The country’s apparel exports are likely to touch USD 17 billion in FY15 as compared to USD 14.7 billion last year. In 2014-15, the growth rate of domestic garment market will be 10 to 12 percent, while the growth rate of export market would be 18 to 20 per cent.”
Speaking on the footfall expected at the garment fair Mehta Added, “A footfall of 20,000 trade visitors is expected during the fair.”
The dates for the next garment fair have been announced and it is scheduled to take place from 29 June to 1 July 2015 in Mumbai at Bombay Convention & Exhibition Centre.