Intl buyers attend India Fashion Tex; J&K pavilion major attraction

J&K Exhibition at India Fashion Tex in New Delhi.
J&K Exhibition at India Fashion Tex in New Delhi.

Excelsior Correspondent

NEW DELHI, Mar 22: The 3rd edition of India Fashion Tex 2023-Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM), which was jointly organized by the Wool & Woollens Export Promotion Council (WWEPC) and Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), successfully concluded today at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi.
The three day fashion exhibition was attended by more than 1000 buyers across 30 countries, including Australia, US, EU, Scandinavia, UK, Australia, Japan, Middle East, Vietnam and Sri Lanka.
There were more than 100 exhibitor buying houses from India and international brands. The buying team of export houses such as Shahi Exports, BL International, Modelema Exports, Aspirations and OC Ltd attended the exhibition.
There was an increase in the number of footfalls compared to the last two editions, as the fashion exhibition witnessed more than 3500 visitors across three days.
Special emphasis has been given to Jammu and Kashmir exhibitors for promoting Pashmina shawls and scarves. Roop Rashi, Textile Commissioner, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India attended the event.
Speaking on the occasion, Romesh Khajuria, Chairman, Wool and woollens Export Promotion Council, said that an overwhelming response was witnessed from more than 1000 international buyers. Enquiries were received for the export orders and this itself is a positive step for the Indian textile industry, he added.
“Further we will learn from this and hold a successful next edition with new ideas and continued support from all our partners,” he further said.
The main attraction for India Fashion Tex-23 was the dazzling fashion show which showcased various woollens Indian and western apparels and merchandise including – Pashmina shawls, stoles, scarves, mufflers, kurtis, blazers and caps crafted by Indian weavers and artisans.
These apparels were displayed by beautiful Indian and international models presented by Indian exhibitors, including Jubina, Surbhi Shawls, Sood Sons, Exude, Mahalaxmi and Aangan Doree and more.
The three days exhibition was well attended by some special guests including- Shubra, Trade Advisor and Development Commissioner (Handicrafts & Handlooms) Ministry of Textiles, Gov of India; Rohit Kansal, Additional Secretary Ministry of Textiles GoI and Director General (DG) National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). They visited all the stalls and meet the exhibitors and also attended the fashion show. The event was successfully managed by Saina Events.
One of the exhibitors from Kashmir, Sahil Mir from the Art Ambiances said: ” We have around 1500 artisans working for us and we are happy from the responses of the buyers, in fact we got some leads as well. I am glad we participated at the India Fashion Tex.”