Bigger than ever before, Gartex Texprocess India witnessed intense networking as it brought together 180 exhibitors from four countries and 10,390 trade professionals from 290 cities and six countries under one roof this month. Multiple zones and focused business segments on the show floor ensured that the fourth edition brought together stakeholders of textiles and garment industry for cross-sector, creative and collaborative interactions.
India is among the world’s largest producers of textiles and garments and garment and apparel manufacturers, while embracing the change, are focusing on product innovation. The dedicated segments at Gartex Texprocess India ensured dynamic synergy on the show floor and proved to be vital in highlighting the latest tech-advancements and trends that the textiles and apparel industry is moving towards.
While smart and recycled fabrics, sustainable alternatives, advancements in digital textiles, elegant embroideries and trims were among some of the highlights that help manufacturers differentiate their products in the market, seminar sessions alongside the exhibits were tailored to provide insights on high-potential business segments.
Garmenting and apparel machinery
From the latest in sewing machines, fusing machines and finishing to laser technology and cutting room solutions, the Garmenting & Apparel Machinery zone covered technology that was futuristic and can enable manufacturers to experiment with product designs.
“This year we are showing the new four-head machine for Xaar 1201. It’s a 100 sqm machine. The idea was to indigenously build machines in India and come with more innovations. Gartex Texprocess India proved to be an excellent marketing opportunity as our clients were able to witness this new technology demonstrated here. We are certainly happy with the response and will continue to participate in coming editions too,” commented Vinod Krishnamurthy, CEO, Fortune Colours & Prints.
Embroidery, fabrics and trims zone
Embroidery has evolved significantly with the invention of new machinery and brands, such as Madeira India, Madura Coats, Aura Technologies, Textile Technologies and several others, showcased the best of embroidery techniques along with machines and allied products at this special zone, which was a hit among designers at the show.The Fabrics and Trims Zone, on the other hand, brought to light latest and exclusive fabrics, textile trims and embellishments that will go on to define the 2019 trends of the industry.
With individualism and customisation emerging as one of the strongest trends globally, the Digitex Zone was packed with inquiries for machines for digital textile printing, screen printing, T-shirt printing, transfer printing, digital textile printing chemicals and innovations in inks. From the leading specialists like HP, Colorjet India and Mimaki India to innovative brands like A.T. Inks and Epson India, this zone paved the way for digital textile transformation.