Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani will inaugurate 3rd edition of India’s Uniform, Garment and Fabric Manufacturers Fair 2019 in Bengluru on January 8. The Fair has been organized by Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association from January 8 to 10, 2019 at Dr Prabhakar Kore Convention Centre, Opp Peenya Metro Centre, Near Yashwantpur Railway Station, Bengaluru and will be held between 10 am and 9pm. Dr. Prabhakar kore chairman KLE society & MP from Rajya Sabha , Honble Subhasji Deshmukh Minister of Textile Maharashtra, Mr. Arjunji Kkhotkar minister of state for textile Maharashtra, Mr. Sushilji Gaekwad director textile, Govt of India , Mr. Atulji Patne Secretary, Ministry of Textile, Govt. of Maharashtra to .will be present and inaugurate 3rd Edition of Uniform Garment and Fabric Manufacturers Fair 2019 in Bengaluru.
After holding two editions of the Fair over last two years in Solapur the Textile Hub of Maharashtra, the Association has announce to hold it outside the state this year with a view to promoting State of Maharashtra as Uniform Sourcing hub of world, as never such imitative has happened till today. Renowned brands in uniform and garment sectors are participating in the Fair. Mafatlal, U Code, Valji, Qmax World, Sangam, Bombay Dyeing, Siyaram’s Unicode, Sparsh Fab, Only Vimal, Wocky Tocky are some of leading brands in Uniform fabric manufacturers who have been associated with the organizers.
Among participants are the leading names from Corporate which include Mafatlal Industries, Reliance industry , Raymond, Bombay Dying, Ranjit Fabs Ltd, Pushpa Textiles,J C Pacific Apparels,Zeven,DAC’s, D M Hosiery, 10 Grams, Zoom Apparels among others.Overseas participants are from USA, Dubai, Oman, Nigeria, Ghana, Nepal, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Qatar and Senegal.
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 accesories and uniform fabric at the display.
Brainchild of Textiles Minister of Maharashtra Shri Subhash Deshmukh, first two Fairs were organized in Solapur in January 2017 and 2018. Inaugurated by M aharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in January 2018, the Fair witnessed as many as 10000 retailers from across the country visiting it. It was oganized in association with the Maharashtra State Government’s Textile Ministry, sponsored by Mafatlal Industries Limited, the market leader and largest producer of corporate uniforms, work wear and school uniform fabric and garments in India and supported by Bank of India as banking partner. The ultimate aim of the fair was to generate 2000 new units in Solapur by the year 2022, in the process making this city the uniform sourcing hub of India.
The Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association has not only been organizing such Fairs but also has taken the initiative to start a training centre for garment stitching where needy women are trained at no cost. Starting in July, 2017 the centre till date has trained hundreds of women who have been given jobs in various garment factories. Seeing the potential of the Solapur garment industry, Mafatlal Industries started a uniform garment manufacturing unit there.
Solapur 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 India has an aggregate volume of 18,000 crore out of which 10,000 crore is already catered by manufacturing Industry. However about 8,000 crore is being supplied to local schools in forms of direct which local retailers and institutions get stitched by local tailors leading to much inconvenience. 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.
Solapur is well connected with the rest of the country via the rail and road network with the nearest airports being Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad, and it is considered the next investment destination for the setting up of garment industries in Maharashtra primarily due to the easy availability of transportation, labour and raw materials.