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Union Minister Darshana Jardosh inaugurates Gartex Texprocess India’s launch edition in Mumbai

12 May 2022

Making a grand entrance at the financial capital of India, the first Mumbai edition of Gartex Texprocess India has been inaugurated today by Smt Darshana Jardosh, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Textiles & Railways, Government of India at the Jio World Convention Centre. As part of the Gartex Texprocess India’s knowledge forum, the exclusive Denim Talks series is ready to unravel discussion on digital manufacturing, bio dyeing technique and flash dyeing technique of indigo for the first time in India will be.

With Denim Show, Fabric & Trims Show and Screen Print India hosted under its umbrella, the Mumbai launch edition of Gartex Texprocess India 2022 has opened today with more than 100 exhibitors and over 250 brands on the show floor.

Commencing the three-day proceeding, the trade fair was inaugurated by eminent figures from Ministry, associations and industry leaders, including:

  • Smt Darshana Jardosh, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Textiles & Railways, Government of India
  • Mr Sharad Jaipuria, CMD, Ginni International Ltd & President, Denim Manufacturers Association
  • Mr Jang Gyoo Lim, Director, Hysoung India Pvt Ltd (Creora)
  • Shri Yamunadutt Agarwal, Chairman, Jindal Worldwide Ltd
  • Ms Himani Gulati, Director, MEX Exhibitions
  • Mr Stephan Buurma, Member of the Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group
  • Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd
  • Mr Gaurav Juneja, Director, MEX Exhibitions

Addressing the industry and discussing the future roadmap for textile industry, Smt Darshana Jardosh, Hon'ble Union Minister of State for Textiles & Railways, Government of India, stated: “I congratulate Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions for expanding this exhibition concept from Delhi to Mumbai and creating an international level show in India, which endeavours to bring the Fabric to Fashion solutions onto a single platform. I am extremely happy to share with you that India’s textile and apparel sector registered the highest ever growth of 40.55% in its exports and reached USD 43.44 Billion in FY 2021-22 compared to USD 30.90 Billion in FY 2020-21’. 

“I urge the industry promote the Government’s “Vocal for Local” campaign which is now moving towards “Vocal for Global’’. Vocal for Local is the real brand ambassador of Make in India movement by emphasizing the promotion of local brands, manufacturing and supply chain, and shows such as Gartex Texprocess India are excellent initiatives and a much-needed show to fill this technology gap.” Smt Jardosh, further stated.

Supporting India’s aim of bolstering its manufacturing capabilities, the trade fair is showcasing more than 500 innovative, efficient and competitively-priced technologies in textile and garment making, denim production, trimmings and screen-printing. Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai 2022 The mega exhibition has attracted apparel brands, design studios, fashion designers and merchandisers, trade body representatives, distributors, garment and textile machinery importers, exporters, wholesalers and many more

Gartex Texprocess India is demonstrating textile and garment manufacturing and processing machines brands including Baba Textile Machinery (India) Pvt Ltd, Balaji Sewing Machine Pvt Ltd, Cotton Council International, EH Turel & Company, Felix Schoeller, Gayatritex Engineers Pvt Ltd, Golden Laser India Pvt Ltd, Mehala Machines India Limited, Orange O Tec Pvt Ltd, Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipment Pvt Ltd, Sera Machines, Sky Enterprises, Sewco Garment Solutions Pvt Ltd and Zoje.

Denim Show 2022 is also making its debut in Mumbai through the showcase of innovative, fashionable and sustainable denim products. India’s biggest denim brands such as Hyosung India, Jindal Worldwide, Arvind, Ginni International, Raymond UCO Denim, Bhaskar Denim, LNJ Denim, Oswal Denims, KG Denim, Nandan Denim, and Ashima Group are displaying their latest denim collections at the exhibition. Also making debut, The Fabric & Trims Show is depicting the evolving fashion trends by curating fashionable and apparel enhancing features like fabrics, trimmings, embellishments and accessories on the show floors.

By the collaboration of the Denim Show and the Indigo World with artisans from Adiv Pure, Neelpath has set up a live workshop where the application of natural indigo in fabric dying is being manually demonstrated under the expert guidance of Rupa Trivedi.

Highlighting technical innovations & ‘green’ initiatives in the denim manufacturing, an exclusive Denim Talks series is set to present Digital manufacturing and Bio Dyeing technique for the first time in India while the first-ever Flash dyeing technique of indigo will be made public tomorrow on 13 May 2022. International denim brand, Levi Strauss will be discussing its Sustainability initiative during this forum.

Under the umbrella of Gartex Texprocess India, Screen Print India is displaying new technological capabilities in digital textile and screen-printing, screen printing, digital sublimation, heat transfer and textile printing, from brands like Dhaval Color Chem Pvt Ltd, Konica Minolta, Skyscreen International Pvt Ltd., Stovec Industries, Epson India Pvt Ltd and many more.

With the strategic co-location of trade fairs, Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai 2022 will continue to draw in buyers and trade visitors to witness the latest manufacturing technologies and products during the remaining two days.

For press information: www.gartexindia.com | www.denimshow.com | www.screenprintexpo.com

About the Organisers:

MEX Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. is an international exhibition company with a strong presence of over four decades in the advertising industry, over 26 years in publishing & 19 years in exhibitions. The company has produced more than 100 market-leading trade exhibitions for various segments in addition to publishing various magazines & advertising trade directories of repute. Successful exhibitions are conducted all over India, Dubai, Singapore and Thailand.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

The Messe Frankfurt Group is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Group employs approximately 2,300* people at its headquarters in Frankfurt am Main and in 30 subsidiaries around the world. In 2021, the company had to contend with the challenges posed by the pandemic for the second consecutive year. Annual sales will be approximately €140* million after having been as high as €736 million in 2019 before the pandemic. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com

* Preliminary figures for 2021