In to its 12th edition, the 2015 edition of the Fabrics & Accessories Trade Show (F & A Show) returns from March 12-14, 2015 to the Trade Centre, Whitefield, Bengaluru and is set to offer an enhanced all-round sourcing experience with a large number of exhibitors showcasing a wide range of yarns, fabrics, accessories and services.
HOMTEX, the India international home textiles exhibition, will also run concurrently with the F&A Show and will see an improved participation from exhibitors in the home textiles, home décor, gifts and house ware segments in the 2015 edition.
This 12th edition of F&A Show will see over 100 exhibitors exhibiting & their Spring/Summer 2016 product lines and visitors can expect to see innovation driven trends and products in apparel fabrics, trimmings, embellishments and also services. There will be a strong representation of suppliers displaying apparel fabrics from across the fibre segments, and also varied garment trims and accessories from India and overseas.
In fabric innovations, buyers will be able to see PV plush, flannel, coral velvet, micro veboa, faux fur, 100 per cent organic cotton (GOTS & OE), cotton Lycra, 100 per cent Modal, 100 per cent linen, fair trade organic fabrics, BCI cotton fabrics, soya bean fabrics, x-static fabrics, 100 per cent Sorona fabrics, Bemberg fabrics, water soluble nonwoven fabric, water soluble PVA fabric and many more.
A few of the innovative yarns, with end-application in garmenting fabrics, will be on display at the F&A Show and include water soluble PVA yarn, water soluble PVA sewing thread, instant soluble PVA yarn, colour zero twist yarn, zero twist yarn, hollow yarn, water soluble filament, covering yarn, insoluble PVA yarn, PVA high strength and high modulus fibres, etc.
Within the accessories segment, cotton fusible & non-fusible interlinings with azo-free dyes, neck laces/patches (Y/D), dori embroideries, croatia/crochet laces, banarasi lace, maharani lace, needle, jalar, crochet, satin lace (Y/D), sequin embroideries, jacquard tapes/webbing, cut-work embroideries, laser cut & pasting, 9-colour embroideries, crochet fabrics, real mother of pearl buttons, etc, will be on display.
Other accessories on show include; labels, paper tags, anti-theft tags, poly bags, tapes, heat transfers, badges, stickers bar codes, hangers, kids light patches, direct PVC and reflective welding on garment, sublimation, puff & glitter heat transfers, image printing on t-shirt, PVC label, rubber label, P.U. night glowing, metal label, towel patches and stuff toy patch for kids t-shirts.
Among those offering services to the apparel industry include; suppliers of CAD systems software, design studios, testing and QC equipments, consultants, trade media, etc. Software service providers will showcase ERP solutions tailormade for buying houses, sourcing houses, exporters and importers.
Various types of garment and fabric testing instruments, button snap pull tester, quality control lab accessories and consumables, Pantone products, swatch cutting machines, fabric inspection machine and fabric inspection software, color matching cabinets, new GSM cutter, shrinkage tester, pick glasses/magnifiers with LED lites, digital thickness gauge and digital rubbing fastness tester will also be displayed.
The 2014 edition of the F&A Show saw over 3,500 quality trade visitors attending the trade show and for the 2015 too, the organisers, S S Textile Media expect a higher number.
The F&A 2015 Show will see visitors streaming in from across India, particularly from neighbouring states like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Besides which, a Sri Lankan delegation will visit the fair apart from visitors from the Middle East, Thailand, Turkey, France, Switzerland, etc.
Trade buyers to the F&A Show comprise decision makers and merchandising personnel fro