Garment Show of India, a B2B exhibition that that connects the apparel retail industry of India started on a highly enthusiastic note on a bright Sunday morning at Pragati Maidan, Hall Number 7. BJP President Delhi, Shri ManojTiwari inaugurated the show in the presence of well-known retail chains like Will Lifestyle ITC, V-Mart, V2, Unik Bazar, Bazar India and brands like Kaira, Cactus, Fashion Factory, SNS, the press and other media.
More than 100 exhibitors, comprising leading brands and manufacturers and retailers of a variety of products like ladies tops, trousers, leggings, denims, men’s shirts, blazers, suits, trousers, T-shirts, kids’ wear, sportswear, ethnic, party and occasion wear were seen displaying their latest collections at India’s most prominent convention exhibition centre, PRAGATI MAIDAN Hall Number 7. Participants and brands from all garment hubs like Delhi, Noida, Jaipur, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ludhiana, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Tirupur and many others were also seen at the show. “Our vision is to make GARMENT SHOW OF INDIA a one-stop platform for everyone who is involved in the apparel, fashion or retail business. The idea is to bridge the gap between buyers and sellers; our exhibition has manufacturers/brands that can offer quality, fashion and competitive prices and match up with the requirements of retailers, retail chains, e-commerce companies and distributors,” said Gagan Marwah, Organiser, Garment Show of India.
“The exhibition proved to be an ideal platform for everyone related to the fashion or garment business as they could see the latest trends, meet suppliers from all over India and negotiate for best rates,” he added.
Leading retail chains and the sourcing teams of Pothy’s, Chennai Silk, RMKV, Shoppers Stop, Lifestyle, Landmark Group, Bazar India, Reliance Trends, Unik Bazar, D mart, Amazon, LimeRoad, Snapdeal, Myntra, Westside and more visited the exhibition. More than 8,000 visitors visited the show from far and near including Delhi, NCR, Meerut, Aligarh, Kanpur, Jaipur, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Bihar, Gorakhpur, Haridwar, Saharanpur, Mumbai, Kolkata Panipat, Hyderabad, Trichy, Madurai, Chennai, Bangalore, Surat, Ahmedabad, etc. Such a response came about as a result of massive promotion through newspapers, radio, outdoor advertisements, social media and roadshows all over the country, intended primarily to attract visitors from all parts of India, especially from Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities and remote locations.
Shiv Naresh, one of the most reliable players in sportswear; Brand Kaira from Mumbai that makes attractive ladies wear; Babeez from Mumbai, a brand for kids and infants; Indira Hosiery from Ludhiana; Cactus from Bangalore that makes innovative denims; Dotted Jeans, a high fashion brand for all type of denims; SNS that makes high quality jackets; Tinted, Royal Wood, Mac Mount, Sara, and several other companies participated in the exhibition.
Make in India the slogan of our Hon’bl PM was also the theme of the memorable exhibition Garment Show of India. “The Garment Industry is one of the largest industries in India and provides a livelihood to many people. The Textile and Apparel Sector contributes 14% to industrial production, 4% to India’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and constitutes 15% of the country’s export earnings. It employed nearly 51 million people directly and 68 million people indirectly in 2015-16. As everyone says, ‘Roti, Kapdaa aur Makaan’ are the three basic necessities of India. Kapdaa, or Clothing is certainly a basic necessity’; however, it also adds fashion, uniqueness and motivation to our lives,” said Shri Tiwari. Since GST is a hot topic today, a wide-ranging discussions on the issue was also conducted on Day 1 of the show. Retailers and manufacturers expressed their concern over GST rates and its impact which has been affecting market sentiments for many months now. penetration in industry through its magazine and exhibition.
Our mission is to work on our PM’s vision of ‘Make in India’ and thus we created this platform Garment Show of India as Indian manufacturers have the expertise, craftsmanship and marketing skills to be able to produce variety and quality wear,” said Gagan Marwah. “This exhibition is a connecting link between manufacturers and buyers of garment and provides an excellent opportunity to small and medium sized companies to understand and interpret the market trends and bond with the most important people in apparel industry,” he added.
“Garment Show of India is a strategic step for companies aiming to become global apparel brands,” said Deepti Marwah, Organiser, Garment Show of India.
After the inauguration, Shri Tiwari visited all the stalls at Garment Show of India and appreciated the wide range of exhibits showcased. He also said, “I am delighted to see this latest range of apparel and do indeed appreciate the efforts of organisers for putting up this brilliant show.
We are a Ludhiana based company and have been manufacturing outerwear from 1954. We are one of the oldest brands in the market. Our jackets range comes between Rs.500 -Rs 2200. Though we have not booked orders, we have received good enquiries.
We established our company in 1983 and we are lucky to have this exhibition as a platform to showcase our strengths and potential. We are satisfied and have booked several orders as well.
Our products start from Rs.350 which includes jackets, raincoats and blazers and we target young men.
This is a good platform as Delhi is the nodal point of all apparel business. We have got good queries and met a lot of customers as well. Our product range consists of denims in different washes and fits which is as per the latest trends in the market.
We are a Coimbatore-based company that started operations in 1999. We are exporters and also buying agents from Netherland.We target kids between 2-9 years. There isn’t much competition for us in the market and we have also started dealing in boys and girls collections. We are also designers and have open distribution for North India too. We have participated at many fairs but this one is different and great. There are many retailers and wholesalers who have come and have shown interest in our range.
The fair has proved to be very good for us as we have booked orders and also seen many enquires; next year we plan to increase our stall size.
The response at the fair has been really good and we have got some orders as well and met many potential customers from all over India. We look forward to coming here again.
We are manufacturers and dealers from Mumbai. We also manufacture in Tirupur. Our company is four years old and we have presence in lot of MBO’s. Our product range consists of garments for infants. The response at the fair has been good as we met many potential customers.
We are into manufacturing of jackets for the last 35 years. We have got a very good response here at the exhibition as we were able to make new contacts and also renew some of them. Good retail chains and retailers were seen at the exhibition and we will definitely come the next year also..
Thank you for inviting me to such a great platform. I highly appreciate the effort of the organisers for putting up such a great show and bringing so many manufacturers, retail chains and e-commerce companies all at one point. Enthusiasm and creativity is at its palpable best at the exhibition. The way everyone has decorated their stalls and have come up with creative denims, suits, blazers, sherwanis, western wear, etc., everything is amazing. I wish the organisers Gagan and Deepti Marwah best of luck for the exhibition.
I came to know about Garment Show of India recently and I was really impressed. It is great that Delhi has got such a good forum where both buyers and sellers of garments can meet, interact and network. We are always looking for new product categories and we see a lot of potential manufacturers here. Some of them are already working with us and we wish to work with a few more.
This is an excellent platform for all companies that are into the garment trade; as a chain, we are always looking for an innovative range and this is only possible if we get to meet new vendors who have quality, price and design. I congratulate the organisers of the exhibition for putting up such a great show and opening new doors of opportunities for those associated in the business.
I came to the show last year also and I must say it has grown not only in size but its reach as well. There are a lot of manufacturers with whom we wish to associate because of their prices, range and products. The show has been put up in a very professional manner.
The vision and focus of Garment Show of India is very clear. We want to bring all garment manufacturers, retail chains, retailers, wholesalers, distributors, agents, e-commerce companies under one roof so that they can meet, interact and bring the best across all channels of sales. The fair has been very successful as participants have booked orders and have met potential clients. Some of them even closed bookings on the second day itself.
We have found the fair to be good as we have come across good vendors for many product categories.
This is good show where we can see all manufacturers of men’s, ladies, kids wear and we see participation is also wisely spread with companies from Ludhiana, Jaipur, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai.
The exhibition has been placed rightly with good product and exhibitor mix this is definitely a required platform for companies looking at a wide range of products for sourcing