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5 strong opinions of Indian apparel exporters on Textiles India 2017

Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and other Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) of the textile industry of India are doing their best to make the upcoming mega textile event ‘Textiles India 2017’ along with Textile India Conclave in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, from June 30 to July 2, 2017, a successful affair. Even Pushpa Subrahmanyam, Additional Secretary, MoT along with three other senior officials of the textile industry went to China for a roadshow […]


59th IIGF shifts base; to be held as part of Textiles India ’17 in Gujarat

Apparel Resources had put it first on March 2 that ‘Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days’. And now a confirmed input has arrived according to which – the 59th edition of IIGF has been shifted to Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Ashok Rajani, Chairman, AEPC confirmed the new venue for the 59th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) and assured maximum possible subsidy to the exhibitors. The fair will be held concurrently […]

March 18, 2017


Review: Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair

Still facing the heat of slow European markets, medium- and even bigger-level home furnishing exporters are doing their best for survival, and finding means to explore newer markets and have more focus on PD. The recently concluded Indian Handicraft and Gift Fair (IHGF) by EPCH witnessed many such exporters that are geared up for newer markets. Some of them even prepared country-specific samples, continuously increasing their PD initiatives. The good thing about this is that […]


Tussle over 59th IIGF’s venue continues; things will be clearer in 7 days

Indian International Garment Fair (IIGF), biggest sourcing event for Indian apparel exporters, which has been taking place in New Delhi from last three decades may now shift its upcoming July edition to Gandhinagar (Gujarat). The 59th edition is scheduled to take place from 17-19 July. Ministry of Textiles (MoT), Government of India is organizing a mega event – Textile India Conclave and Exhibition in Gandhinagar from June 30 to July 2, and wishes that IIGF […]

March 2, 2017


Amaaaz Group looking for ‘organic’ apparel exporters in India

Mangalore (India)-based Amaaaz Group, which is into sourcing of multiple products across the various industries like minerals, furniture and jewels, is looking for Indian exporters that are able to offer organic apparels with genuine certification. The company is also planning to increase its sourcing from India. Majeed Abdul, MD of the company who recently also visited Indian international Garment Fair (IIGF) to find such exporters told Apparel Resources, “We are into apparel trade from last […]


IIGF 2017: Exporters note low response; buyers find nothing new

The 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF), held from January 18-20 in New Delhi, India, was expecting a good support, especially for small – and medium-level garment exporters of the country but most of the exhibitors did not get much response from buyers. Some of the exporters believe that that this was due to weak market sentiments while on the other hand the buyers maintained that even this time there was nothing new […]


58th IIGF: 1,081 buyers to visit

For Indian garment exporters, the current market sentiments are not upbeat, delays in roll out of the apparel package, and slowdown in EU and US markets have led to export stagnation, as per export data of April-Dec. 2016. In these negative conditions, the 58th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF), which is scheduled to be held from 18-20, January, 2017, New Delhi (India) can be a good support, especially for small- and medium-level garment exporters of […]


List of India’s apparel & technology Fair for 2017 is here!

Trade show/sourcing event is something which give a strong feedback (about products)/set the tune for the upcoming season while highlighting the latest developments in the entire apparel supply chain… Indian apparel and textile industry also hosts such fairs; around 15 in a year. As far as international apparel sourcing fairs are concerned, India International Garment Fair (IIGF) by AEPC for Autumn-Winter 2017-18 season will take place from January 18-20 in New Delhi. Dates of its […]


IIGF 2017: AEPC allots stalls to garment exporters

Apparel Export Promoting Council (AEPC) today allotted stalls for the 58th India International Garment Fair (IIGF), which is slated to be held from January 18th-20th, 2017 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Manufacturers and exporters from across India were present at the allotment session held today in New Delhi’s hotel Le Meridian. As per the AEPC statement, the fair will host around 301 participants amid 1,200 anticipated buyers. Among the buyers, 896 have already registered from across […]


58th IIGF to begin from January 18

The India International Garment Fair (IIGF), the biggest international trade fair for fashion in India, slated to be held from January 18th-20th in New Delhi, will host buyers and buying agents from more than 70 countries. Manufacturers and exporters from across India will exhibit their products at the fair for Autumn/Winter 2017-18 season. Organized by the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) under the guidance of the Indian Textiles Ministry, the fair will spread over an […]


Indian apparel exporters thrilled about upcoming AEPC elections

With only five days left when the voting process of AEPC (India) elections will commence, a lot of activities and excitement among the apparel exporters of the country can be seen. As for the first time, there are two groups involved and interestingly enough both the groups are quite aggressive in campaigning the cause they are contesting for. The buzz was strongly visible at an open-house event organized in New Delhi by Apparel House Exporters […]


Need New Buyers…

Adding new buyers is one of the survival mantras for small- and medium-level exporters. While buying offices are of course an option, most of the exporters at this level are looking towards wholesalers/importers from across the world to enhance business, and it is hearting to see that despite the present difficult market conditions most of the wholesalers/importers working with India have added more exporters to their supplier list and are open to adding more in […]


India, Iran ink MoU to strengthen bilateral trade

At the recently concluded 57th edition of India International Garment Fair (IIGF), Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) signed an MoU with Tehran Garment Union (TGU), to promote bilateral trade between India and Iran. Under the MoU, both the countries will work to strengthen industrial cooperation in the textile and fashion sectors of respective nations, including sharing experiences and technical knowledge, actively cooperating to provide the relevant information, and identifying Indian and Iranian partners in order […]

July 22, 2016


57th IIGF: 1,500 international buyers make it to the show

Organized by AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council), the 57th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) has concluded with mixed reactions. The fair noted visitation of 1,500 international buyers and 1,000 buying agents. Almost 400 exhibitors participated at the show from across the country and displayed entire range of apparels and accessories. At the fair, Apparel Resources met buyers from US, UK, Iran, Israel, Canada and Mexico, and asked them about their opinion on the show and […]


57th IIGF Day 1: Rain and haste to inaugurate event create disappointment

There was much expectation from the inauguration of the 57th India International Garment Fair (IIGF) as the recently inducted Minister of Textiles Smriti Irani was expected to not only open the event but also address the exporters, however rain and last minute cancellation by Smriti Irani, were a big disappointment. Ajay Tamta, Minister of State (Textiles), who is also new to the Ministry did reach the venue for inauguration but before time, as he was […]