Indian apparel and textile manufacturing has reached new heights in the last few years and Indian exports are welcomed all over the world for their quality and value added features. To fuel this growth as well as to give Indian manufacturers and exporters an edge, the Taiwan Textile Fairs in South Asia – Buyer Seller Meet was organised commenced in Mumbai recently where 12 renowned Taiwanese textile companies showcased a range of innovative, trendy and high performance textile products with an aim to establish long-term business associations and tie-ups in the field of textiles.
Organised by the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) and the Bureau of Foreign Trade and represented by Worldex India Exhibition & Promotion Pvt Ltd, Taiwan Textile Fairs showcased Taiwan’s innovative and value-added yarns, fabrics, trimmings and clothing accessories were displayed to apparel exporters, fashion brands and labels, retailers, importers, distributors based in Mumbai.
“India is a very dynamic market with a lot of potential and scope for Taiwanese companies. Our focus is to tap new business opportunities in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka where there is huge demand for innovative knit and woven textile products (performance & functional) like synthetic, fancy, functional, recycled, and eco-friendly, as well as garment accessories”, said Sean Tsai, Overseas Market Development, Taiwan Textile Federation.
“For over 10 years, the Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF) have been organising this buyer-seller meet in India and have been quite successful in connecting and supplying our innovative and trendy textiles to the leading fashion garment exporters’ as well domestic brands in India. We aim to export around $500 million worth of functional textiles in the next five years to India. Currently, the bilateral trade between India and Taiwan has grown from $1.19 billion in 2001 to $6 billion in 2014” he further added
Taiwan textiles are world renowned for their innovative and high quality textile products and are sourced by leading global brands for sports and active wear, outdoor wear, functional wear, formal wear, suiting and shirting by leading global brands such as such as DKNY, S. Oliver, C&A, Victoria’s Secret, GAP, Nike, Adidas, Calvin Klein, H&M, Marks &Spencer, TESCOUK, Tommy Hilfiger etc. Some of the leading exporters and brands in India that are already sourcing from Taiwan include Shahi Exports, Gokaldas Images, Madura Garments, Wildcraft, Moxi Sports, and Proline India.