Apparel house in sector 44 Gurgaon is a well-known place where several exhibitions have been conducted for many years. An exhibition hosted by Sowtex this year, in collaboration with AEPC-BAA-NAEC-where several start-up’s showcased their products. The exhibition was held for 2 days, 21st April and 22nd April 2022. Sowtex is an online Business to business (B2B) market place connecting enterprises textile industry with buyers across the world. The fashion expo was all set to welcome 500 fashion buyers, industrialists, and manufacturers following delegations from 6 countries.
An exhibition/expo is a great way for networking and to generate more business. Meeting people and connecting with a larger market to grow in the industry. Fashion Expo aims to increase export trade. The USP of these start-ups is- making sustainable material for both domestic and international trade also aiming to achieve Government of India’s target of 100$ billion fashion export industry by the year 2030. The main idea behind this Expo was to bring several industries together example- industrials, buyers, sellers, suppliers etc for collaborations, making trade easier and to take the industry to its utmost potential. This expo also gave an opportunity to several start-ups to showcase their products in front of a larger potential market.
The two day Expo was inaugurated by the Chief Guest-Minister of state for textiles & railways Smt Darshana Jardosh.[one_half][/one_half][one_half_last][/one_half_last]
Chief Guest Smt Darshana Jardosh applauded the organizers for making the networking among the textile industry strong. The effort to bring so many textile industries together in one place is massive success. It all started when Prime Minister Modi held a virtual meeting with several ministers & stakeholders, asking them to work on export trading also announced India’s collaboration with Canada, Australia and Korea for textile exports.
First day of the expo witnessed 500 plus people which included fashion buyers, exporters, manufacturers, retailers along with the Australian, Canadian & Korean Delegation. First day of the exhibition turned out to be grand with a lot of networking, panel discussions, talks of innovation & technology and several sessions focusing on business growth were organized. Heads/founders of start-ups shared their insights as well.
Mr Sonil Jain, Co-founder and CEO of Sowtex expressed contentment with the response they got on day 1. Presence of several industry experts, fashion designers, manufactures etc. made it even more valuable, further stating that he would be looking forward now for day 2 with several other panel discussions, a fashion show and other interactions with different industrialists.
Several Industry experts were present at the fashion Expo:
- Sonil Jain, Sowtex Network, Co-Founder & CEO
- Mr Narendra Goenka, Chairman APEC
- Sevraj Syed, Director TUKATECH
- Puneet Dudeja, Director-business development,WGSN
- Mr Vishal Dhingra Chairman BBA
- Mr Lalit Thukral Chairman NAEC
The second days Opening was done by Ms Tasneem Merchant, Founder of Label Tasneem Merchant, followed by a fashion show by Ms Pallavi Singh’s showcasing her collection-PRET, Founder of ARCVSH.[one_half][/one_half][one_half_last][/one_half_last]
Special sustainable collection was showcased by Ms Tara Bhuyan- Creative director couture, Canada and the Grand Finale by Ms Shruti Sancheti, Founder of Pinnacle by Shruti Sancheti
On the 2nd day discussions on digital product, sustainable products following which fashion show was conducted by NIFT foundation of design innovation. Furthermore, there were 5 start-ups showcasing clothing lines- organic and sustainable. 4 start-ups of international celebrity designer clothes (sustainable). There were several exhibitions of different kinds.
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