Mumbai: India’s leading Corporate Houses, manufacturers, dealers, wholesalers and retailers will be participating in the 4th edition of Uniform Garment and Fabric Manufacturers Fair 2019 in Mumbai from December 17-19. The fair will also see participation of ten countries worldwide.
After holding two successful editions of the Fair in Solapur and 3rd Edition in Bengaluru, the Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association will hold its fourth Edition in Mumbai with a view to promote the State of Maharashtra as World’s Uniform Sourcing Hub.
Brainchild idea of Textiles Ministry of Maharashtra and organized in association with the State Government, the ultimate aim of the Fair is to generate 2500 new units in Maharashtra by the year 2024 and make Maharashtra and Solapur the uniform sourcing hub of India.
Mr. Nilesh Shah says “Maharashtra will soon be seeing a big garment park supported by state textile ministry. For the 2019 Fair, our objective is to ensure visits of over 10000 retailers/dealers from across the country and see for themselves the progress made by the Textile industry.”.
Renowned brands and Corporate Houses in uniform and garment sectors are participating in the Fair. Raymond’s, Siyaram, S.Kumars, Valji, Qmax World, Sangam, Sparsh Fab,Reliance,Wocky Tocky,Swaraj,Shubh Tex, AJ Textile are some of leading brands in Uniform fabric manufacturers who will be participating.
“For the first time, SGMA had conducted Road Shows in various countries, and also met and briefed Embassy officials of other countries in India. Confirmed participation as on date is from countries include Mauritius, Kenya, Dubai, Oman, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Bahrain, Vietnam, Qatar and Senegal” says Mr Prakash Pawar Of SGMA and adds that we expect participation from some more countries.
Around 200 stalls will display the latest trends and designs in different types of uniforms at the three-day event. The Fair will see brands, retailers, dealers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retail chains, semi-wholesalers, traders, distributors, E-commerce agents, retail chains under one roof. The fair will have uniform wear, men’s, ladies and kids wear, shoes manufacturers, socks manufacturer, uniform related accessories and uniform fabric at the display.
In Uniforms Segment i.e school, corporate wear,hospital,hotels,bags,industrial and government forces uniforms & there is no event In Country today providing an organised sourcing platform for this uniforms under one roof .Bringing attention to this will lead to generation of employment as well and pave way for new investments in state of maharashtra.
The Indian garments industry is in direct competition with those from Bangladesh and Cambodia, and over 600 delegates, including foreigners, are expected from Mauritius, Kenya, Dubai, Oman, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Bahrain, Vietnam, Qatar and Senegal” and other countries for the three-day exhibition organised jointly by Maharashtra government and Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association (SGMA) in Goregaon Mumbai , said Rajendra Kochar
“Uniforms, fancy garments and uniform fabric manufacturers will be exhibiting their products under one roof for the first time in Mumbai , We are proud to organize the Fair in Mumbai and are looking forward to wide range of response from all sectors of the textiles industry and from across the country,” said Ramvallabh Jaju Solapur Garments Manufacturers Association.
Uniforms industry including school, corporate wear and government forces is worth over Rs 18,000 crore, of which nearly Rs 10,000 crore is in the organized sector.of the rest, Solapur controls nearly Rs 1,100 crores with uniforms churned out from around 1,000 plus manufacturing units in the city, employing over 60,000 skilled workers.
Solapur in Maharashtra is gaining significance for Garment trade; hence to help its promotion and expansion such international level Uniform & Garment Exhibition is being held. The uniform manufacturing industry in Southern India is not organized & generally is supplied to local schools in forms of direct fabric which local retailers and institutions get stitched by local tailors leading to much inconvenience. Due to demand of vendors and dealers to make it more convenient and organized, the fair has been organized in Mumbai which also is very well connected by air to rest of India. Solapur is witnessing higher demand for school uniforms, kids garments, gents and ladies dresses and hence this industry is witnessing good progress in the region.