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GARMENT SHOW OF INDIA BEGINS at PRAGATI MAIDAN

From 4th- 6th June 2017

The only b2b show for domestic apparel industry in Delhi which will connect retailers, wholesalers, distributors, e-commerce companies, retail chains with suppliers in NORTH INDIA 

Delhi, 6 June, 2017: Garment Show of India, a B2B exhibition that that connects the apparel retail industry of India started on a very enthusiastic note on a bright Sunday morning at Pragati Maidan Hall Number 7. The show will continue to 6th June.  BJP President Delhi, Shri Manoj Tiwari inaugurated the show in the presence of well-known retail chains like Will Lifestyle ITC, V mart, V2, Unik Bazar and brands like Kaira, Cactus, Fashion Factory, the press and other media.

More than 100 exhibitors, comprising leading brands and manufacturers and retailers of a variety of products like ladies tops, trousers, leggings, denims, mens’ shirts, blazers, suits, trousers, T-shirts, kids’ wear, sportswear, ethnic, party and occasion wear were seen displaying their latest collections at India’s most prominent convention exhibition centre, PRAGATI MAIDAN Hall Number 7. Participants and brands from all garment hubs like Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Tirupur and many others were also seen at the show.  “Our vision is to make GARMENT SHOW OF INDIA a one-stop platform for everyone who is involved in the apparel, fashion or retail business.

The idea is to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers; our exhibition has manufacturers/brands that can offer quality, fashion and competitive prices and match up with the requirements of retailers, retail chains, e-commerce companies and distributors,” said Gagan Marwah, Organiser, Garment Show of India. Leading retail chains likePothy’s, Chennai Silk, RMKV, Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Landmark Group, Bazar India, Reliance Trends, Amazon, Snapdeal, Myntra, Westside and many more will be visiting the exhibition.  More than 10,000 visitors are expected to visit the show from far and near places like Delhi, NCR, Meerut, Aligarh, Kanpur, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Bihar, Gorakhpur, Haridwar, Saharanpur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Panipat, Hyderabad, Trichy, Madurai, Chennai, Bangalore, Surat, Ahmedabad, etc. To attract visitors from all parts of India, especially from Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities, massive promotions are being carried through newspapers, radio, outdoor advertisements, social media and roadshows all over the country.

Shiv Naresh, one of the most reliable players in sportswear; Brand Kaira from Hyderabad that makes attractive ladies wear; Babeez from Mumbai, a brand for kids and infants; Indira Hosiery Mills from Ludhiana;  Cactus from Bangalore that makes innovative denims; Dotted Jeans, a high fashion brand for all type of denims; Tinted, Royal Wood, Mac Mount and several other companies are participating in the exhibition.      

Make in India,’ the slogan of our Hon’bl PM is also the theme of this exhibition Garment Show of India. “The Garment Industry is one of the largest industries in India and provides a livelihood to many people.  The Textile and Apparel Sector contributes 14% to industrial production, 4% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and constitutes 15% of the country’s export earnings. It employed nearly 51 million people directly and 68 million people indirectly in 2015-16. As everyone says, ‘Roti, Kapdaa aur Makaan’ are the three basic necessities of India. Kapdaa, or Clothing is certainly a basic necessity, however, it also adds fashion, uniqueness and motivation to our lives,” said Shri Tiwari.

Since GST is a hot topic today, a wide-ranging discussion on the issue was also conducted on Day 1 of the show. Retailers and manufacturers expressed their concern over 12% GST rates on ready- made garments and its impact which has been affecting market sentiments for many months now. They requested Shri Tiwari to consider subsidised rates for garments as it comes under basic necessities and GST will make garments very costly in times to come.

“The growth in apparel industry of India is a natural follow up to an increasing working population and disposable incomes. The Indian economy is a powerful magnet for concerns all over the world and a sizeable number of international brands have already entered the Indian market. “Our mission is to work on our PM’s vision of ‘Make in India and thus we created this platform Garment Show of India as Indian manufacturers have the expertise, craftsmanship and marketing skills to be able to produce variety and quality wear,” said Gagan Marwah. After the inauguration, Shri Tiwari visited all the stalls at Garment Show of India and appreciated the  wide range exhibited. He also said, “I am delighted to see this latest range of apparels and appreciate the efforts of organisers for putting up this brilliant show.”

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