SASCMA Holds Fashion Show To Mark 60 Years Celebration

SASCMA The Surat Art Silk Cloth Manufacturers Association (SASCMA) celebrated its 60 years of establishment. SASCMA was set up in 1955 with an objective to represent the cause of the industry before central and state governments to jointly carry out the purchases of raw materials for needy members, to educate them about emerging trends in technology in machinery and raw materials and promote the industry in general.

To mark its 60 years of establishment the association organized a fashion show to display garments made exclusively out of fabrics manufactured in Surat which included an array of Bamberg, viscose, polyester and nylon filament yarn.

Surat’s art silk association is the sole distributor of Bamberg yarn to Ashhi Kashai in Japan from where 13 senior officers specially came to attend the show. Around 180 students study at Surat Technical Education & Research (STER) who are also given practical training on several machines. Within a year, hardworking students open their own boutiques or join the industry, Mr. Dinesh Zaveri, secretary at STER and Man Made Textiles Research Association (MANTRA) said.

The state government is taking various steps to promote garment manufacturing industry and new training institutions in Gujarat to meet the demand for trained manpower for apparel industry and impart training in different skills of apparel production.

Industry and mines department of government of Gujarat has accorded sanction for setting up of an apparel training centre at the institute and also provided financial assistance for the same.

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