Fifteen Indian textile companies are participating in an international fashion and textile exhibition beginning here from today. "India has been an active participant of the Cairo Fashion and Tex - International Fashion and Textile Exhibition - every year. We believe that our cooperation in the textile sector is very important," Indias Ambassador to Egypt Sanjay Bhattacharyya said during a press conference today. The 60th edition of the International Fashion and Textile Exhibition "Cairo Fashion and Tex" will be held from March 2-5. The Ambassador said India is one of the largest producers of cotton in the world and that Indian cotton and textile are very popular internationally. The Indian pavilion at the exhibition is being organised by the Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) and sponsored by Government of India in association with the Embassy of India in Cairo. The participating Indian companies will showcase their latest range of yarn and fabrics, which will include suitings, shirting, dress materials and embroidered fabrics, high fashion fabrics, furnishing, home textiles, scarves, stoles, shawls and yarns of man-made fibre and their blends. The Ambassador said "the unique thing about the Indian textile sector is that India is able to supply both high and low end textile items either in small quantity or large volume." He also mentioned that the textile plants with modern machinery are managed by innovative professionals with the best designers and experts to keep with the modern trends constantly creating new effects, finishes and designs to give better textiles to the world. Being the worlds second largest producer of synthetic fibre and yarn, cotton, cellulosic fibre and silk, India exported around USD 297 million worth of textile and clothing products to Egypt during 2016. Cotton Yarn was the dominant production the export basket, which is valued at USD 143 million followed by manmade yarn fabrics valued at USD 105 million and cotton fabrics valued at USD 21 million. Shailesh Martis, the joint director of the Cotton Textile Export Promotion Council (TEXPROCIL) said that the delegation is participating this year to explore and test what the need of Egyptian market. "This year we are here to explore and test and next year we will bring the kind of products that Egypt require," he added.
Source: India Today