Gartex Texprocess India 2021 is all set to open this week

The event to showcase textile, apparel and denim trends

Gartex Texprocess India 2021 will highlight the denim trends curated using factory waste at the Denim Show
Gartex Texprocess India 2021 will highlight the denim trends curated using factory waste at the Denim Show

Industry’s leading B2B exhibition for garment and textile manufacturing makes a comeback with its first hybrid edition in the post-pandemic market. Gartex Texprocess India will cater to the requirements of garment and textile manufacturing businesses, alongside Screen Print India from 3 – 5 December 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The three-day hybrid fair brings together over 300 brands with more than 800 products on display and a dedicated trend area highlighting denim trends curated using factory waste. The platform will also see ‘The Denim Pocket Story’ unveiling, showcasing classic pockets and their transformation over the years.

After the challenging phase of the pandemic, India’s garment and textile manufacturing industry is preparing to bounce back and attend to the rising industry demands. To support local businesses on the road to recovery, Gartex Texprocess India, the leading B2B platform on garment and textile machinery, fabrics, accessories, and allied industries, is all set to return with its brand new edition this month. Organized by Messe Frankfurt India & Mex Exhibitions, the trade fair is gearing up with all the preparations underway.

According to a report by rating firm Infomerics Valuation and Rating, government schemes and initiatives will lead the textile sector to growth of US$ 300 billion by 2025-26 and a growth of 300% in the next two years. Designed as a dedicated platform for buyers and sellers, Gartex Texprocess India will create a healthy business environment where businesses can witness the industry’s latest innovations, engage in hardcore networking, and explore lucrative opportunities for their respective businesses.

Buyers can witness the live product demonstrations of the latest innovative machines and solutions offered by the sellers’ network with leading players from the industry. The show will be held for three consecutive days with innumerable business opportunities and boundless knowledge to gain from more than 100 brands on the show floor, including Aura Technologies, Baba Machines, ColorJet India, Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipments, Jaysynth Dyestuff (India), and Morgan Tecnica, among others.

The show also comprises focused product zones such as Digitex, India Laundry, Fabrics & Trims, Screen Print India, Garmenting & Apparel Machinery, and Embroidery Solutions co-located with the Denim Show and Screen Print India. These incorporated shows and focused segments add more weight to the wide areas encompassing the industry’s entire gamut of garment and textile manufacturing solutions.

Industry biggies to be a part of the Denim Show

A major center of attraction at Gartex Texprocess India, the Denim Show will feature some of the top trends and advancements in the world of denim. Uniting businesses for the first time after the pandemic, the Denim Show aims to provide a strong professional platform for the denim fraternity to witness the development of original products and witness an innovative range of denim solutions, fabrics, finishes, and technology showcased by industry’s leading manufacturers such as Creora, Arvind, Raymond UCO Denim, Reliance Industries, Ginni International, Jindal Worldwide and many more. 

The Denim Pocket Story
The Denim Pocket Story

One of the key highlights includes a dedicated trend area for experiencing new denim products curated by the industry, including an artistic showcase of ‘The Denim Pocket Story,’ which recreates classic denim pockets and their transformation over the years. The trend has been put together by Padma Raj Keshri, an Indigo enthusiast who works with waste fabric mainly involved in the post-production of waste denim pieces at the factory level. This sustainable project was up-cycled, and each pocket is handcrafted while the fabric and collections are specially curated from the Indian Denim mills.

Commenting on the Gartex Texprocess India physical exhibition 2021, Gaurav Juneja, director, MEX Exhibitions India, said, “I am extremely delighted that we are back with the physical exhibitions. It is challenging for the industry to keep up with the demands and supplies in the post-pandemic scenario. Considering the same, we have come up with a wide range of opportunities for buyers to explore and sellers to exhibit solutions related to laundry, fabrics, trims, embroidery, textile & garment machinery, along with the co-located events of the Denim Show and Screen Print India. Gartex Texprocess India is proud to say that we are playing a role in consolidating the fragmented garment and textile manufacturing industry. And through this expo, we are introducing new ways of networking and thereby wish to have a phenomenal outcome.”

As the exhibition’s co-organizer, Messe Frankfurt India’s managing director, Raj Manek, shared his thoughts ahead of the anticipated edition and said, “A huge demand for garment and textile has been building up in the international markets over the last few years. India has a definitive potential to fulfill this demand gap and expand its global garment and textile market share. However, for this to happen, it is also extremely crucial to support and provide the right growth impetus for India’s local businesses to strengthen the value chain inherently. Delivering to this cause, Gartex Texprocess India aims to create a focused business platform for the garment and textile businesses to collaborate and strengthen domestic manufacturing setup.”

The Digital Symposium of Gartex Texprocess India will promote the exchange of ideas and showcase the industry’s latest trends and innovations. Experts from the industry will share insights on valuable industry-related topics from ‘Finding a Solution to Sustainable Garment Manufacturing’ to ‘Carbon Neutrality in Denim Industry’ to ‘Natural products for textile coloration’ and many more.

Screen Print India to host businesses alongside Gartex Texprocess India

Held in co-location with Gartex Texprocess India, India’s leading B2B trade fair for the screen, textile, sublimation, and digital printing technologies, Screen Print India is also set to make its return in the form of a hybrid edition. Showcasing the latest trends, Screen Print India New Delhi 2021 will showcase top-notch innovations and developments in screen and textile printing from brands such as Green Printing Solutions, J N Arora, Konica Minolta Business Solutions, Skyscreen International, and Zydex Industries, among others.

Overall, the new edition of Gartex Texprocess India will provide a strong impetus to localization by reconnecting businesses and supporting the recovery and growth of the garment and textile industry until the conclusion of its three-day fair on 5 December 2021.


2023 promises an interesting ride for print in India

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The fragmented commercial printing industry faces substantial challenges as does the newspaper industry. While digital short-run printing and the signage industry seem to be recovering a bit faster, ultimately their growth will also be moderated by the progress of the overall economy. On the other hand book printing exports are doing well but they too face several supply-chain and logistics challenges.

The price of publication papers including newsprint has been high in the past year while availability is diminished by several mills shutting down their publication paper and newsprint machines in the past four years. Indian paper mills are also exporting many types of paper and have raised prices for Indian printers. To some extent, this has helped in the recovery of the digital printing industry with its on-demand short-run and low-wastage paradigm.

Ultimately digital print and other digital channels will help print grow in a country where we are still far behind in our paper and print consumption and where digital is a leapfrog technology that will only increase the demand for print in the foreseeable future. For instance, there is no alternative to a rise in textbook consumption but this segment will only reach normality in the next financial year beginning on 1 April 2023.

Thus while the new normal is a moving target and many commercial printers look to diversification, we believe that our target audiences may shift and change. Like them, we will also have to adapt with agility to keep up with their business and technical information needs.

Our 2023 media kit is ready, and it is the right time to take stock and reconnect with your potential markets and customers. Print is the glue for the growth of liberal education, new industry, and an emerging economy. We seek your participation in what promises to be an interesting ride.

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