When textile products are intended for critical end-uses, there can be no compromises on quality. Nonwovens manufacturers, for example, must deliver the highest levels of quality when supplying fabrics for medical, personal care and hygiene applications. These products must both look and feel virtually perfect, to meet the expected standards for cleanliness and comfort, especially when they come into contact with human skin in use.



So, any contamination in these fabrics is a potentially disastrous quality risk, leading to claims and returned rejects. Zero tolerance levels for defect larger than 1 mm are standard. Tiny fragments of foreign matter in the fiber could remain visible as unsightly blemishes, as well as scratching or abrading the user’s skin.


Typically, fabrics for these sensitive applications are made by the spunlacing process, which starts with the fiber raw material in loose stock form. This is where it is crucial to remove any contaminants, before they reach the fabrication process. At the same time, the nonwovens producers must preserve as much valuable ‘good’ fiber as possible, minimizing waste to maintain plant efficiency and profitability.


Powerful technology


The USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD fiber cleaning system is the solution. It provides maximum detection of contaminants with minimal waste. Located in the ideal position, after fine opening in the blowroom, the system uses latest-technology spectroscopes to pinpoint even the smallest particles of foreign matter in the cotton or man-made fiber raw material.


Covering a much wider wavelength than conventional camera systems, USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD has the power to identify and remove fragments as fine as a single human hair. At this stage in the fiber preparation routine, detection is enhanced, since the fiber tufts have the optimum opening to prevent any small contaminants being hidden inside them.


Once identified, the foreign matter pieces are automatically ejected by the system, preventing contamination of the spunlaced fabric. Some waste here is inevitable, but USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD controls this by continuously measuring the speed at which the fiber tufts pass through. It then uses precision valves to time each ejection perfectly, so that only the unwanted contaminant is removed, with an absolute minimum of good fiber being lost. The cost savings for the producer can be significant.



Security against quality claims


The quality demands facing nonwovens manufacturers in these key applications are stringent. For example, it is clearly unacceptable to allow any kind of stray material in hospital products such as absorbent cotton, alcohol swabs, or surgical gauze. Claims and complaints would certainly have a serious impact on the producer’s reputation.


USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD gives spunlace producers the confidence and security to avoid quality issues in this demanding marketplace. Its technology can cope with both IR and UV light ranges and it can reliably detect various types of foreign matter. All kind of synthetics and even the finest scraps of white polypropylene – otherwise difficult to pick out – are efficiently removed, using the USTER® JOSSI MAGIC EYE in tandem with the USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD.


This technology combination empowers nonwovens producers to take control of contamination at the highest levels of quality and efficiency, making investment USTER® JOSSI VISION SHIELD a logical choice for fiber cleaning.











Mumbai gets its first ever-new format hood for the city’s sneaker-heads & Originals fans 


The pioneering sportswear brand for the streets, adidas Originals has opened its first ever ‘Fashion Destination Door’ format store in Mumbai, India. Located in the heart of one of the city’s most coveted shopping areas on Linking Road, the Fashion Destination Door concept captures the energy of the streets turning it into a cultural epicenter. The inspiration is found in the different iconic neighborhoods of various cities, creating a global connection to a unique network of influence and cultural creativity. 


Spanning over 1550 square feet, this revamped new format store will house the latest, iconic and most innovative product stories. The interior design of the adidas Originals ‘Fashion Destination Door’ store combines architectural details inspired by Mumbai City’s raw aesthetics uniquely translating the spirit of the city into the store adaptations that connect with these communities’ creative youth cultures. A lounge area with furniture inspired by the Originals Superstar offers a space for intimate interaction with customers and creators alike.


In addition to showcasing a curated selection of product highlights and statement collection drops which will exclusively be available only at the Linking Road store in India, the flagship store will never go on sale; and usher in a new experience for adidas Originals fans in Mumbai with exclusive events and elevated in store experiences. 


The store is the latest in a global series of over 100 adidas Originals ‘Fashion Destination Door’ concept stores across the globe and first of its kind in India. This significant store opening ratifies adidas Originals long-standing commitment to India of introducing retail hubs where customers experience the brand in unprecedented ways from a localized point-of-view.


The launch of the new concept sneaker mecca will be celebrated with the showcase of Originals’ most innovative styles including Superstar, Stan Smith, NMD and EQT, among others. The new FW’17 highlights include the introduction of Crazy 8, Forum, Pharrell Williams Hu Hiking and Alexander Wang. 


The adidas Originals ‘Fashion Destination Door’ is located at Linking Road on Plot no, 65 Z, Anand Villa, Santacruz West.


Hours of operation: Monday- Saturday 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. IST, Sundays 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. IST.



360 degree view of the Originals ‘Fashion Destination Door’ store can be viewed here- http://www.greyrabbitphotography.com/virtual-tour/adidas/index.html 








ITMACH India, the largest textile machinery exhibition in the country for the year 2017 is launching shortly in the capital city Gandhinagar of Gujarat, with participants from all over the world including the cream of the textile machinery industry participating. The four-day exhibition will be in place from December 7 to 10, 2017 at a modern venue ‘The Exhibition Centre’.  The show will host over 350 exhibitors from 10 countries in all to occupy the 40,000 square meters area of the exhibition venue.


The grand show at the out skirts of Ahmedabad is also surrounded by major textile hubs in India. Gujarat as a state is the top investors in textile sector in India for last several years and ITMACH India would bring an ideal opportunity for investors and machinery marketers to interact for new investments. Here to note that Gujarat has recently extended its flagship Textile Policy to draw further investment for the sector and backed it up by an unique Apparel Policy that incentivize garment making and employment in the state. Additionally, incentive policies from Govt. of India and other states in the country (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana etc.) for the textile industry offers a conducive environment for growth in the post GST era. 



ITMACH India would bring an opportunity to witness latest textile machinery and technology from around the world. Machinery from each segment of the industry right from spinning, weaving, knitting, dyeing, printing & processing will be showcased during the show days.  Visitors will get to learn about the latest trends, developments and opportunities to share their knowledge and fine-tune their ideas. In short the mega event will ensure that a plethora of business ideas are discussed and dynamic business networking is facilitated. To give a bird’s eye view of the exhibitors, among the global participants are Saurer, LMW, Premier, Amsler, Rotorcraft, Jingwei, Pacific, Picanol, ITEMA, Staubli, Haijia, Rifa, A.T.E., Fong’s, Perfect, Rimtex, PalodHimson, SPGPrints, Embee, Premier Evolvics and several others are participating in the show. Country wise exhibitors from Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Netherland, Turkey, China, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan will present their latest technological innovations to visitors along with a strong contingent of Indian exhibitors.


To sum it up, ITMACH India 2017 will be showcasing excellence and innovation in textile machinery and technology. It will serve as an accredited B2B platform for the textile industry that supports adoption of technology; enhance investment, building capacity and knowledge sharing.


Venue: The Exhibition Centre

The exhibition edifice at the venue has been designed with advanced technology and amenities in Gandhinagar. As the country’s largest exhibition venue, it also has under its wings an administrative block to meet the diverse requirements of the global meets, seminars, conferences, and exhibitions of both national and international levels. Both, exhibitors and visitors will be in a position to derive optimum benefit from the event. The hosts are looking forward to your valued presence in this dream venue for both global and Indian textile houses.


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Prominent players from field of social compliance gathered at the conference and discussed shaping a future landscape for textile supply chains.


‘GOTS Pre-Conference to 19th Organic World Congress’ was organized by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) in India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India on 8th November, 2017. This conference was first of its kind, solely focused on theme ‘Social Compliance Issues in the Organic Textile Supply Chain’. It was attended by more than 85 high profile attendees from twelve countries. Attendees included CSR Managers of brands, HR Representatives, Certification Bodies, Standard Setters, Government, NGOs and other stakeholders from field of social compliance.


In his Welcome Address, Herbert Ladwig, Managing Director, GOTS spoke about importance of corporate social responsibility in businesses and gave a background on Social Compliance Requirements starting with the 8 fundamental conventions of the ILO, the UNHCR Guiding Principles, the OECD Guidelines and the more recent UN Global Compact principles. Ladwig further stated that there is a case for inclusion of social compliance rules into voluntary sustainability standards, such as GOTS, which remains a valuable contribution towards safeguarding the rights of people at the workplace.  


Session 1: History and Overview of Social Compliances

The session was moderated by Herbert Ladwig. The speakers were Joelle Katto-Andrighetto from IFOAM- Organics International, Germany and Dr. Elizabeth Bennett from Lewis & Clark College, USA.


Ms. Katto-Andrighetto informed the delegates about history of social standards, including ‘ethical trade standards’ of Soil Association, UK, which is one of the founders of GOTS. She also mentioned that since year 2005, ‘Fairness’ has been included in the IFOAM ‘Principles of Organic Agriculture’ as one of the four principles. In conclusion, she called upon international stakeholders to work on issues of living wages, fair pricing and land grabbing together with IFOAM.


Dr Bennett in her presentation ‘Overview of Social Criteria in Sustainability Standards’ emphasised upon the importance of social criteria in voluntary standards. She suggested that improving wages - especially for low-wage earners with little wealth - is the key to improving income equality both within countries and globally. She further presented a study from comparison of twenty five standards that include social compliance. She asked all standards, including GOTS, to do more in areas of living wage, collective bargaining, inequality, etc. and bring in true sustainability.


Session 2: Challenges in Social Compliance


It was moderated by Christopher Stopes, GOTS Representative in UK. The speakers were Dr. Sandhya Barge, Global Living Wage Coalition, India; Simon Ferrigno, U.K. and SyamSundar, ICEA, India.


Dr. Barge provided a definition for a Living Wage and spoke about the Anker Methodology for calculating living wage benchmarks. Furthermore, she provided examples of benchmark studies in Dhaka, Bangladesh and Tiruppur, India.


Ferrigno spoke on the burning issue of ‘Land Grabbing’. Simon noted that this problem is not specific to organic fibres or cotton cultivation. His talk showcased the importance of due diligence and gave some positive examples like OECD, Global Reporting Initiative, French corporate governance law, UK Modern slavery Act, etc.


Syam spoke on ‘Dealing with Non-Compliances in Social Aspects’, which was aimed at discussing challenges faced by certifiers, working in field of social audits. Some of the common issues were noted as migrant labour, seasonal work, Forced over time, adolescent work force, fire safety etc. He also shared some informative images from the audits that gave an actual idea of challenges faced by workers as a part of their daily lives at workplace.


Session 3: Beyond Certification

Session was moderated by Rahul Bhajekar, Director Standards Development & Quality Assurance, GOTS


In part 1 of the session, Tim Zahn, NGO Coordinator in the German Partnership for Sustainable Textiles, Germany and Avedis Seferian, Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP), USA debated the topic ‘Is Certification Outdated?’.


Zahn analysed the motivational structures behind social audits and argued that the current system where auditor is paid by the auditee is flawed and not well suited to reveal social non-compliances. Lastly, he spoke about wages, social dialogue and aspirations of the workers where he felt that certification failed to do much as it only works as a diagnostic tool. Supply chain transparency was identified as an aspect where certification systems can add value.


Seferian countered by pointing out the importance of certification and explained the difference between a standard and certification. He gave several examples of professions where payment is done by beneficiaries and contended that this is an established international practice. He also explained that the certification can be performed only against a measurable and auditable standard and is not designed to address aspirations. Seferian did acknowledge that certification is essentially a diagnostic tool but is necessary to know where we stand, so that progress can be made and that certifications & audits would never be outdated.


In the discussions that followed this debate, some common ground was noted such as the need for long term commitments within the supply chains; using constructive criticism for improvement; collaborations and encouraging trust in the partners.


The second part of the session was a Panel Discussion on ‘Initiatives Beyond Certification for Social Compliances in Textile Supply Chain’. The panellists were Devhuti Bakshi, Trident Limited, India and Saurabh Gupta, AEON Commercial Pvt Ltd, India. 



Bakshi informed about Trident philosophy that entire ecosystem of social working has to be addressed. She spoke about some of their wide ranging initiatives that go beyond certification.


Gupta spoke about initiatives by AEON where they have been supporting their clients with detailed technical support thereby working beyond certification. He suggested that buyers should incentivize the suppliers with higher level of compliances.


Session 4: Besides Certification


It was moderated by Claudia Kersten, Director Marketing & Finance, GOTS. The speakers were Mumin Can Eker, Egedeniz Textile, Turkey; Archana Panda, Social Accountability International (SAI), India and Mr. A. Narayansamy, Armstrong Spinning Mills (P) Ltd, India.


Eker connected with the audience through a recorded video presentation, which gave details about living wage project in their company. The video included worker interviews, tour of the company and a lecture by Ekar.


Panda explained the Social Fingerprint® program, which helps companies measure and continually improve their social performance. SAI has developed several versions of Social Fingerprint in order to target all levels of the supply chain, including brands, licensees or vendors, and facilities. 



Narayansamy spoke about Social Compliance Management System with examples from his own organisation. He explained the functioning of Workers Committees, how representation to such are made equitable; other activities towards workers empowerment and a unique supervisory development programme that they operate for migrant workers.


WhileSumming up, Mr. Herbert Ladwig informed delegates that GOTS will put forth outcomes of this conference to the 19th Organic World Congress (OWC). He suggested the following as major outcomes of the conference:


1.       Social criteria in sustainability standards help improving working conditions. Improve standards with measurable criteria and keep inspection/ certification as a diagnostic tool.

2.       In addition, or – if possible – in combination find and apply suitable aspirational approaches and tools.

3.       Find and apply efficient means to draw the big brands and retailers into utilizing their responsibility for sustainability of the textile industry.

The suggestion was unanimously endorsed by attending delegates.


The outcomes from the conference were presented in Track 7.A of 19th Organic World Congress (OWC) by Christopher Stopes and Miyoshi Satoko, GOTS representative in Japan.


Dr. Elisabeth Bennett, Assistant Professor of International Affairs from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon, US) said: "The GOTS Pre-conference offered an important opportunity for supply chain actors, scholars, and sustainability advocates to discuss the most challenging problems and important opportunities in sustainability certifications for textile manufacturers. Perhaps most importantly, there was a robust discussion about the value of offering living wages to factory workers."



"The inclusion of social compliance rules into voluntary sustainability standards with their system of inspection and certification – such as GOTS - is still and will remain a valuable contribution to safeguarding the rights of working people. We are pleased that our stakeholders very openly shared their views and suggestions for the further development of GOTS", said Herbert Ladwig, GOTS Managing Director.



The Colombian textile and garments industry is among the most important one in America, above all with respect to the fashion sector. Thanks to a number of trade agreements undertaken with neighboring Countries, as well as with the world’s two major apparel markets (the United States and European Union), the industry has recorded further progress in recent years.


At the upcoming edition of Colombiatex, the Country’s main textile trade fair, to be held in Medellin from 23 to 25 January 2018, Italy’s textile machinery manufacturers will once again play a prominent role. 24 companies will be exhibiting their latest technology in the common area set up by the Italian Trade Agency and ACIMIT, the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers.


Among Italian companies exhibiting at the common exhibition space are the following ACIMIT members: Beschi, Beta, Biancalani, Btsr, Caipo, Carù, Durst, Fadis, Itema, Laip, Mactec, Marzoli, Mcs, Monti-Mac, Noseda, Ratti, Reggiani, Salvadè, Santex Rimar Group, Simet, Smit and Tecnorama.


Interest on the part of Italy’s textile machinery industry for the Colombian market comes from the ongoing demand for technological updates by local manufacturers. Italian exports to the region in 2016 rose to a value of 13 million euros. Over the first six months of 2017, sales of Italian textile machinery to this market exceeded 6 million euros. Among Made in Italy production technology most in demand by Colombian textile and garments manufacturers are finishing machinery (58% of the total) and spinning machinery (16%).





After a successful exhibition in 2016, China Homelife/ Machinex India 2017 is back this year in the financial capital – Mumbai from 5th to 7th December, 10:00 - 18:00 at the BOMBAY CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE at Goregaon, Mumbai.


The exhibition will provide an authoritative representation from leading exporters from China dealing in Furniture, Home Appliances, Textiles and Garments, Kitchen and Bathroom, Garden and Leisure, Gifts as well as Lights and Lamps under the Homelife Trade Fair. The Machinex Trade fair will cater to buyers looking at top quality and a wide variety of products from Machinery, New Energy, Hardware & Power Tools, Automobiles & Motorcycles, Printing Machinery, Chemicals, Cables & Accessories, Food Processing, Plastic Machinery, Packaging Machinery, Machine Parts & Accessories and High & Low Voltage Electricals.


Mr. Binu Pillai, COO, Meorient International Exhibition Co. Ltd. said, “India and China share cordial and strong trade relations since several years now, we are trying to fill the gap and make sure traders from across the globe, including India, are able to source quality products from China based exporters and manufacturers directly. Just like in India, we have been successfully taking this trade fair to countries such as Dubai, Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Iran Mexico, Italy, Turkey, South Africa and Poland. We are positive about the benefits Indian buyers will receive by attending this fair.


Ashish Gupta, Managing Director, Winmark Exhibitions commented, “We are excited to help give a platform for Chinese exhibitors and exporters to showcase quality and wide range of products to Indians. Like last year, this year too we have partnered with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and will have 1200+ exhibitors, 25,000+ display products and 750+ manufacturers to choose from. This year we have even more number of exhibitors and machinery manufacturers than last four years.”


Organised by Meorient International Exhibition Co. Ltd, Shanghai, a leading facilitator of Chinese business, the trade show will welcome visitors from not only India but also from neighbouring countries.


Apart from India, China Homelife/ Machinex holds exhibitions across the world including in countries such as Dubai, Brazil, Egypt, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Iran Mexico, Italy, Turkey, South Africa and Poland.


Features of the show:

  • Top 100 Chinese exporting companies will be exhibiting
  • Access to high quality products with the most reasonable price
  • New innovations and designs are presented
  • Access to industry’s key decision makers
  • More than 1200 exhibitors and 25000 products to choose from
  • On-site matchmaking facility brings you to the right suppliers



  1. Guangzhou He Pei Trade Co. Ltd - Textiles & Garments
  2. Haoku Technology Development (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. - HOCO.TECHNOLOGY (Shenzhen) Co. LTD. has established the brand “hoco.” since its initial establishment in 2009. Through many years development, the brand “hoco.” has developed into a globally famous brand of digital and mobile phone spare parts.
  3. Zhengzhou Huade Carpet (Group) Co. Ltd. - Zhengzhou Huade Group is one of the biggest machine-made carpet manufacturers in China, which has the largest production sales volume, most abundant product lines and widest sales and service network.
  4. Hangzhou Ever-Power Transmission Co. Ltd - Hangzhou Ever-Power Transmission Co. Ltd. (Ever-Power) is a specialist in making all kinds of mechanical transmission and hydraulic transmission.
  5. Hangzhou Qiannianzhou Imp&Exp Co. Ltd - Manufacture of Engineered Wood Flooring, Solid Wood Flooring and Laminate Flooring.




China Homelife & China Machinex is a Global Series of Exhibition which happens annually in 11 Countries, such as- Poland, Brazil, UAE (Dubai), South Africa, India, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Jordan, Egypt, Mexico and Iran.. The India edition of the Exhibition started in the year 2013. In only 5 years, the China Homelife & Machinex India has become the largest B2B China Sourcing Exhibition of the Country. The Exhibitors who participate in this Global Series Exhibition are selected through a strict quality control process which ensures you are able to meet some of the top quality manufacturers from China. The China Homelife Show India brings you superior Chinese suppliers from the home products category, presenting a lucrative opportunity for importers, traders and buyers to source high quality products directly from manufacturers at competitive prices. While, China Machinex connects over 6,000 high quality Chinese manufacturers with over 80,000 of the most important buyers in emerging markets.



image002Shri Arun Jaitley conferred the award, “Champion Sector Skill Council” to Textile Sector Skill Council (TSC) for its outstanding work in establishing skill-training ecosystem for Textile & Handloom industry. Shri Sanjay Kumar Jain, Chairman and Dr J V Rao, CEO of TSC received the award.  The same was awarded in a function to commemorate the 3rd Foundation Day of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), GoI, on 9th Nov 2017


Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Hon’ble Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and MSDE, Mr. Kenji Hiramatsu, Ambassador of Japan to India, Ms. Chanda Kochhar, MD & CEO, ICICI BANK LTD., Dr. K.P. Krishnan, Secretary and Smt. Sunita Chibba, Senior Adviser, MSDE, graced the function.


The award was constituted by MSDE for the best performing skill council among the 40 sector skill councils jointly established by GoI and various industries to meet the ambitious mission of empowering Indian youth with skill training and employability.

TSC over the last 3years has established industry recognized training eco system for 67 job roles, which constitutes to 80% of workforce employed by the industry. It also certified more than 1,300 trainers, who are capable to provide both class room and on-job training as per national occupational standards. Till date, about 400 textile mills are affiliated to TSC and have adopted the training ecosystem developed by TSC to train about 40,000 fresh trainees.


TSC also facilitated to organize RPL programs and certified about 65,000 handloom and powerloom weavers of 17 states including NE and J&K. These programs helped some of the weavers in availing Pradhan Mantri Mudra Loan to become 1st generation entrepreneurs. These programs also helped a few Manipur weavers to get connected to European buyers.




Tuesday, 21 November 2017 07:51

Sage Advice for Businesses


By: Seshadri Ramkumar, Texas Tech University, USA


Without margin, there is no mission.


On a fine Fall day morning last week, interview with Mr. Bill Miller, CEO of Lubbock-based Breedlove Foods yielded a lot of valuable information, which may be beneficial to industries. Miller has been an entrepreneur since he was 27 years of age, banker and industry leader in Lubbock. His vast experience in leading several organizations has given him opportunities to handle complicated situations, which was evident from the discussion.


For an industry to exist, there is needs to be a margin, said Miller. In businesses, people have to constantly negotiate with different stakeholders. A key aspect in the art of negotiation is to make people realize that they are appreciated. You need to live in the moment with the people who is on the other side of the table, stated Miller.


Working with national and international partners is good these days, which Breedlove follows. Breedlove works with organizations in 67 countries and is the world’s largest non-profit food relief processor. Safety and quality are important for any industry, whether being a food processor, clothing manufacturer, machinery maker, etc.


In a question from this scribe on what are some factors that fail businesses, Miller stated, other than working capital, lack of trust among people and poor communication lead to negative results.


An interesting point that came out of the discussion was that all companies have goals but they should have plans to stretch, in other words adapt to changing circumstances, in order to grow.


Industry should have a vision which should be supported by a mission.



In closing, Miller reiterated the importance of this sage advice, which many people try to follow, “poor plan properly executed is far better than a perfect plan, which no one will ever attempt.”      



Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner, Navi Mumbai has organized this event.



In order to provide opportunities to Powerloom weavers and to market their products at regional and cluster level for promotion of powerloom specific or fibre specific or any other products of the powerloom sector in that area, the Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner, Navi Mumbai in association with Mumbai Textile Merchants’ Mahajan is organising Buyer – Seller Meet ( B2B ) – Fabric, Garments & Madeups an Exhibition at Kohinoor Mangal Karyalay, Opp Swami Narayan Temple, Near Dadar central railway station, Dadar East – Mumbai is being organised from Sunday 26th November 2017 to Tuesday 28th November 2017. Time of the exhibition is – 10 AM to 7 PM.


The Textile Commissioner Dr. Kavita Gupta, IAS will inaugurate this fair at 1 pm on 26th November 2017. The Guests Of Honour include Mr Rahul Mehta – President, The Clothing Manufacturers Association Of India (CMAI), Shri S. Balaraju, Executive Director-SRTEPC, Mr Dhiraj Kothari, President – Mumbai Textile Merchant’s Mahajan, Mr Purshottam Vanga, Chairman Of The Powerloom Development & Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL).


This is B2B Event. So entry will be given against business card only.



All types of Fabrics, Dress Materials, Sarees. Dhoties, Lungies, Towels, Shirtings, Suitings, Chudidars, Home Furnishing, Bed Sheets etc will be exhibited in this fair. Manufacturers & Weavers of powerloom fabrics, garments, made ups will exhibit their products. Participants from Mumbai, Bhiwandi, Ichalkaranji, Solapur, Malegaon, Burhanpur, Ujjain, Varanasi and from other parts of India will participate in this fair.


Mr Naresh Kumar , Director & Officer – in – charge  Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner, Navi Mumbai has stated that there will be near about 30-40 stalls in this fair. Commercial sales of textile goods by the exhibitors are not permitted in the B2B meet. They can only exhibit their own product/samples and book orders.



Around 5000 trade visitors are expected to visit this fair. Trade visitors includes Importers, Exporters, Buying Agents from all sectors of the textiles & garments, Manufacturers of garments, wholesale dealers, retailers, brokers, fashion designers can visit this fair.



Underscoring its commitment to innovation, the European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) will continue to promote excellence in research and development at ITMA 2019. The CEMATEX Research & Innovation Grant will help defray participation cost of eligible educational and research organisations at the Research & Innovation (R&I) Pavilion by at least 50%.



Mr Fritz P. Mayer, President of CEMATEX which owns the ITMA exhibition, announced: "Innovation has always been key to the global competitiveness and sustainability of textile and garment makers. Research and development plays a critical role to help the industry develop new competitive advantages.”


He added, "ITMA is an ideal platform to foster collaboration among researchers, businesses and investors. An ITMA 2015 survey revealed that more than 90% of the R&I exhibitors were able to establish new business relations and open up new markets. Hence, we are glad to continue to support these exhibitors with the CEMATEX grant for the third time.”


DITF Denkendorf, one of Germany's largest centres of textile research, has been a regular ITMA participant. Prof. Dr.-Ing. Götz T. Gresser, Member of the Board, said: "Our research activities span the entire textile value chain, from raw material to final product. As ITMA also covers solutions for the whole value chain and attracts an international audience, it provides an excellent environment for us to share our research, observe the latest market developments and meet potential partners. We are looking forward to another successful participation at ITMA 2019.”


The R&I Pavilion will showcase cutting-edge textile and related research and development projects and serve to encourage collaboration among companies, research centres and universities to develop novel materials and technologies to transform the textile, garment and fashion industry.


Speakers Platform
In addition to providing outstanding opportunities to research organisations and universities to share their R&D achievements, the R&I Pavilion also provides an excellent platform for participating institutes and guest industry speakers to share their latest knowledge and projects at the Speakers Platform.


Dr Jon Rust, Interim Director of Zeis Textiles Extension in North Carolina State University of Textiles, enthused: "Taking part in the ITMA Research & Innovation Pavilion has helped to profile our university to a global audience. The Speakers Platform offers an additional channel to raise awareness of our research projects and facilitate knowledge transfer. With ITMA 2019 theme being 'Innovating the World of Textiles', we are anticipating a more exciting exhibition.”


The Speakers Platform at the R&I Pavilion will feature 20-minute presentations based on the following topics:


  • Raw materials and manufacturing technology
  • Automation and digitalisation: Creating new opportunities in the textile and fashion industry
  • Technical textile innovations and manufacturing technology
  • Sustainable textile and garment manufacturing in the circular economy


The R&I Pavilion at ITMA 2015 received good response from both academic and commercial organisations. It featured 40 exhibitors from 16 countries and incorporated the European Textile Research & Education Pavilion. A total of 43 speakers from various leading institutes and universities shared their insights and research projects.


Organisations keen to participate in the ITMA 2019 R&I Pavilion or apply for the CEMATEX grant can visit www.itma.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


ITMA 2019 will be held from 20 to 26 June at Fira de Barcelona, Gran Via venue. More than 50 per cent of the space has been booked since application for exhibition space started in May. The exhibition will showcase the latest technologies and sustainable solutions for the entire textile and garment manufacturing value chain in 19 chapters. In addition to machinery, exhibits will also include fibres, yarns and fabrics, as well as leasing and finance services.



The European Committee of Textile Machinery Manufacturers (CEMATEX) comprises national textile machinery associations from Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. It is the owner of ITMA and ITMA ASIA. Considered the 'Olympics' of textile machinery exhibitions, ITMA has a 66-year history of displaying the latest technology for every single work process of textile and garment making. It is held every four years in Europe.



About ITMA Services
Headquartered in Brussels with a subsidiary in Singapore, ITMA Services is the appointed organiser of ITMA 2019 and future ITMA branded exhibitions. It is managed by professionals with extensive experience in organising ITMA and other major trade exhibitions around the world. It aims to maintain and expand ITMA's unique selling proposition and relevance to a global audience.


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