Positive Response to Taiwan Textile Fair
There was positive response from both exhibitors and buyers to the ‘Taiwan Textile Fairs in South Asia 2014’, held last month, Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade, the organisers of the fairs, said.
The fair was held in New Delhi and Benglauru on November 18 to 19 and 21 to 22, respectively. It was also organised in Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on November 24 to 25.
The Fairs showcased the latest, state-of-the-art, high performance functional textiles to Indian and Sri Lankan apparel and garment manufacturing entrepreneurs. New fabric products showcased at the platform included fabrics made out of coffee yarn, rainwear fabrics, leather auxiliaries for shoes and garments, functional and eco-friendly textiles with special properties like UV protection, odour resistant, etc.
Despite a slight decrease in number of participating Taiwanese companies compared to last year, buyers from across India and Sri Lanka came to source and see the latest trends, innovation and designs that are being developed by Taiwanese manufacturers.
The Fairs registered onsite orders worth US$ 450,000, and the organisers expect further business of around US$ 6 million from India and Sri Lanka. More than 600 companies along with their sourcing, design and merchandising teams visited the fair.
“The fairs saw a positive response from buyers and more than 90 per cent of the exhibitors felt this niche platform is a good opportunity to network with top apparel and textile exporters, buying houses, importers, brands, chain stores etc. in India and Sri Lanka,” the organisers said in a statement.