Indian Ministry of Textiles announces the first ever B2B textile event with a curtain raiser
April 20, 2017: Ministry of Textiles presented a curtain raiser to ‘Textiles India 2017’ – positioned as the first ever global B2B Textile and handicrafts event in India, at the Crafts Museum in New Delhi. The event hosted by the Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India under the leadership of Minister of Textiles, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State, Shri Ajay Tamta, witnessed a glimpse of the textile story of India as represented by leading crafts persons and fashion designers of the country.
The Crafts Village was vibrant with unique exhibits celebrating the diverse crafts and textiles of India and the skills of the weavers and craftsmen from across the country, who were especially invited to be a part of this evening. The artisans presented live demonstrations showcasing the potential of the products for international markets. Visiting delegates were extremely appreciative of the attention to detail and incredible hand-work of these artisans.
A representation of artisans, weavers, emerging and established designers from across the country celebrated the special preview to Textiles India 2017. They showcased the strength of the Indian textiles sector in cotton, silk, wool, woven and hand-printed, embroidered as well as modern and futuristic textiles.
Participating designers included Abraham & Thakore, Anita Dongre, Amit Aggarwal, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rahul Misra, Ritu Kumar, Rimzim Dadu, Rohit Bal, Sanjay Garg, Sabyasachi, Samant Chauhan, Suket Dhir, Wendell Rodricks, Tarun Tahiliani and more.
Textiles India 2017 is a landmark global trade event for the Indian Textile and handicraft Sector that will showcase the entire range of textile products from ‘Fibre to Fashion’ and will be inaugurated by Prime minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The aim is to make it one of the key annual destinations for international buyers.
Textiles India 2017 is scheduled to be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar from June 30 to July 2, 2017. It shall have more than 1,000 stalls and witness the presence of over 2500 discerning international buyers, agents, designers, retail chains from across the world, and 15,000 domestic buyers. The three day event will include global conference on the last day with six themes to be chaired by concerned Union ministers and the Valedictory session presided over by the Union Finance Minister. Over 33 roundtables will be held on issues of concern for the various segments of textiles and handicrafts on the 2nd day i.e., July 1, with prominent international speakers and industry leaders.