Highlights advanced and sustainable garment manufacturing technologies.
The Mumbai edition of Gartex Texprocess India, jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibitions, aims to accelerate technological advances in the Indian textile and garments industry. Through a showcase of innovative and competitively-priced products from over 120 exhibitors and an exclusive Denim Talks series the trade fair presented Digital manufacturing and Bio Dyeing technique for the first time in India. In addition, the first-ever Flash dyeing technique of indigo was also made public at this key textile industry gathering.
Raising the momentum created by its New Delhi edition, Gartex Texprocess India was all geared up for its Mumbai launch which took place from 12 – 14 May 2022 at the Jio World Convention Centre in BKC. With Denim Show, Fabric & Trims Show and Screen Print India being hosted under its umbrella, Gartex Texprocess India 2022 displayed innovations in textile and garment making machinery, denim, trimmings and screen-printing verticals.
Brands including Baba Textile Machinery, Balaji Sewing Machine, Cotton Council International, EH Turel & Company, Felix Schoeller, Gayatritex Engineers, Golden Laser India, Mehala Machines India, Orange O Tec, Ramsons Garment Finishing Equipment, Sera Machines, Sky Enterprises, Sewco Garment Solutions and Zoje demonstrated their prowess in manufacturing technologies. The exhibition attracted apparel brands, design studios, fashion designers and merchandisers, trade body representatives, distributors, garment and textile machinery importers, exporters, wholesalers and many more under its roof.
Extending strong support to the platform and highlighting the Ministry’s approach to incentivise local innovation, Shri Vijoy Kumar Singh, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Textiles – Government of India, stated: “I am glad to know that Messe Frankfurt India and MEX Exhibition are organising the first edition of Gartex Texprocess India 2022 in the financial capital of India after successfully hosting the Show in Delhi last year. I had an opportunity to inaugurate the Delhi edition and visited the exhibition in person after such a long time of pandemic which stalled all the activities globally. We need to be careful but at the same time push economic activity in light of employment creation and development.”
“It has been our experience that textiles industry is majorly dependent on imported machines. There is a need to make most of the machines manufactured in India particularly in light of current disruption of world logistics services. We in Ministry of Textiles are currently formulating a scheme for incentivising manufacturing of textiles machinery in India. The approach is to incentivise local innovation and at the same time invite eminent manufacturers to set up ventures locally.”
Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC), Retailers Association of India (RAI), Denim Manufacturers’ Association (DMA) and the Gujarat Garment Manufacturers’ Association (GGMA) are among the other top industry bodies extending support to the three-day exhibition.
As a comprehensive trade exhibition for garment and textile machinery, Gartex Texprocess India 2022 displayed state-of-the-art machinery for textile and garment production, including:
– Go Green machine by Ramsons executes wet processing of garments with extreme efficiency and sustainability
– The TS 1800 Digital Thread Dyeing System by Orange-O-Tec dyes thread in millions of colours on demand with precision
– Mehala showcased The Procut 1800 from Bullmer – A highly-precise automatic cutter for large quantities of apparel.
– The R6000 digital feeding smart lockstitch machine by Bruce
Top denim brands sign-up for Denim Show 2022
India’s leading b2b exhibition for denim, Denim Show 2022 was held in Mumbai for the very first time and showcased innovative, fashionable and sustainable trends in the world of denim. Supported by Denim Manufacturers’ Association, the platform enabled India’s biggest denim brands and mills to reunite under its platform. Hyosung India, Jindal Worldwide, Arvind, Ginni International, Raymond UCO Denim, Bhaskar Denim, LNJ Denim, Oswal Denims, KG Denim, Nandan Denim, and Ashima Group are some of the illustrious brands showcasing their latest denim collections at the exhibition.
The Denim Show and the Indigo World have also collaborated with artisans from Adiv Pure under the expert guidance of Rupa Trivedi. Neelpattra provided the material support by sourcing natural Indigo which is the foremost and truest sources of one of the most enigmatic colours in the world. Through this workshop, Neelpath aimed to bring a change in the lifestyle of the people and help them go natural and ethical for a more sustainable future through this precious dye.
They carefully curated an experience where one could dye a piece of fabric by dipping it into a vat of natural indigo dye with their own hands. This not just educated one about the extraction of natural indigo, the preparation of indigo vats and the process of dying the fabric, but also let them witness the surreal transformation the fabric undergoes once taken out of the vat.
Denim Talks to discuss a series of original and eye-opening industry themes
For the very first time in India, topics like flash dyeing of indigo, Digital manufacturing and bio dyeing and Sustainability initiative by Levi Strauss were discussed at ‘Denim Talks’ that occurred on 13 May 2022.
The one-day conference played an incredible role in highlighting technical innovations & ‘green’ initiatives in the denim manufacturing sector by uniting denim industry stakeholders and thought leaders under a common platform.
Fabric & Trims Show highlight the fashionable elements of garment production
Evolving fashion trends demand variety in every aspect of garmenting. Today, the quality and aesthetics of any finished apparel depends on the selection of the right fabric, styling, embellishments and manufacturing process.
Tending to these new demands, Fabrics & Trims featured fabrics, trimmings, embellishments and accessories for apparels of the future. It also featured apparel enhancing features and products.
Screen Print India returns to Mumbai after a successful New Delhi edition
After a promising response at its first post-pandemic edition in New Delhi last year, Screen Print India 2022 geared up for its next edition in Mumbai. Showcasing new technological capabilities in digital textile and screen-printing, the exhibition brought leading brands in to demonstrate their manufacturing technologies for screen printing, digital sublimation, heat transfer and textile printing, garment decoration to potential business visitors and traders.
Brands like Dhaval Color Chem, Konica Minolta, Skyscreen International, Stovec Industries, Epson India and many more were a part of this edition.
– Sustainable water-based Ready Made print paste by SCHUTZEN Chemical Group for discharge style of printing on pre-reactive dyed cellulose substrate
– JETVARNISH 3DS with iFOIL S by Konica Minolta executes high-speed Hot Foil Stamping in house, with virtually no set up and personalised ﬁnishing
– Launch of Ready-to-Print Stencil Systems by SKYSCREEN
– The DART digital printer by Stovec Industries with reliable print heads for sharp images, vibrant colours and smooth gradations.
Together, the concurrently held exhibitions provided an all-inclusive platform for the stakeholders of textile, garment and screen-printing industry, to discover new manufacturing capabilities in their respective verticals.