India International Textile Expo (IITExpo) 2018 Kicks Off

IITExpo-Colombo 2018, a 3 day event, showcasing the Incredible Textiles of India, is being held from 21-23 February, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel, Colombo. More than 40 Indian Fabric manufacturers & exporters will be displaying varieties of Apparel fabrics (woven, knitted and non-woven), Made-ups, Home Textiles, Traditional items etc… in various blends, textures, colours and designs from various clusters of India. Namely; Tamil Nadu (Erode, Salem, Karur, Coimbatore), Solapur, Bhiwandi, Mumbai (Maharashtra), Ahmedabad, Surat (Gujarat), Kishangarh (Rajasthan).

This event is organized by Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), for the 3rd time in Sri Lanka, with the previous events being held in 2013 & 2017. The PDEXCIL is set up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India for the promotion of overall growth and export of the powerloom sector in India. Having its Head office at Mumbai, and Regional Office at Erode (Tamil Nadu); they also organize buyer-seller meet, exhibitions, in India and overseas in order to promote the Powerloom sector, and conducts Seminars & workshops for the benefits of SME sector, to develop the skills in the industry with the support of the Govt. of India.

Chairman of Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), Mr. Purushottam K. Vanga, stated the following “Sri Lanka is one of the biggest garment manufacturing hub in the neighboring country of India. These garment units largely depend on imported fabrics and thus India serves as a good source of importing fabrics and other textile items.  This will definitely be a win-win situation for both Indian and Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs to directly interact to furthering their respective business interest.

About 45 textiles manufacturers from India are participating in this event from different clusture/States of India and will be displaying variety of Indian textile items under ‘Incredible Textiles of India’. The event will definitely position India as a reliable source of import of textile items to Sri Lanka.”

With the growth in the Sri Lankan apparel industry, and the high demand for quality fabric & textiles, this event would be an ideal opportunity for all manufacturers in the Apparel Industry, Hotels & the hospitality Industry, Fashion Houses, Sourcing Agencies, Retailers / Buying Houses, Institutional buyers, Yarn Traders, Garment manufacturers, Local Brands & Brand Owners and mainly to Fashion Designers to source the best of Powerloom textiles under one roof. The event is organized for the 3rd consecutive year by Holiday Park (pvt) Ltd Sri Lanka.

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