Solapur Garment Manufacturers Association has announced the 3rd Edition of India’s Uniform, Garment and Fabric Manufacturers Fair 2019 in Benagluru from January 8 to 10, 2019. 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 promote State of Maharashtra as Uniform Sourcing hub of world, as never such imitative has happened till today.
The Fair will be held at Dr Prabhakar Kore Convention Centre, Opp Peenya Metro Centre, Near Yeshwantpur Railway Station, Bengaluru -22 from 10 am to 9 pm. On 8th of January Dr. Prabhakar kore chairman KLE society & MP from Rajya sabha , Honble Subhasji Deshmukh Minister of Textile Maharashtra, Shri Arjunji khotkar minister of state for textile Maharashtra, Shri Sushilji Gaekwad director textile, Govt of India , Shri 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.
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 accessories and uniform fabric at the display.
"Uniforms, fancy garments and uniform fabric manufacturers will be exhibiting their products under one roof for the first time in Bengaluru. We are proud to organize the Fair outside Maharashtra and are looking forward to wide range of response from all sectors of the textiles industry and from across the country,” said Satish Pawar Director, Solapur Garments Manufacturers Association. He further said that This year B2B arena will be arranged specially for benefit of visitors buyers who directly wants to one on one interact with exhibitor, Special session on fabrics by all reputed mills will be arranged in order to educate exhibitors about quality.
Brainchild idea of Textiles Minister of Maharashtra Shri Subhash Deshmukh, first two Fairs were organized in Solapur in January 2017 and 2018. Inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in January 2018, the Fair witnessed as many as 10000 retailers from across the country visiting it. It was organized 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 and solapur will soon be seeing a big garment park supported by state textile ministry.
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 Southern India is not organized & generally are supplied to local schools in forms of direct fabric which local retailers and institutions get stitched by local tailors leading to much inconvenience. Due to demand of vendors and dealers to make it more convenient and organized, the fair has been organized in Bangalore which also is very well connected by air to rest of India. 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.
The region 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