After the successful maiden edition of WEAVES – South India’s Premier Textile Fair last year at Erode, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Texvalley – jointly organizes the Second Edition of “WEAVES” from November 27 – 30, 2019 at Texvalley, the largest wholesale textile market in the heart of South India, Erode, Tamil Nadu. Weaves is the one and only Premier Textile Show in Tamil Nadu aroused great interest of the professional community and brought positive sentiment to its participants and visitors.
WEAVES is the first of its kind event focusing on promoting the Power Loom / Handloom Industry and would feature more than 250 plus exhibitors from across Tamil Nadu showcasing their products. The Exhibitors would be from Greige, Processing & Finishing, Ethnic Wear & Knit Fabric, Handlooms & Khadi, Home Textiles, Textile Accessories and Machinery segments.
Speaking on WEAVES 2019, Mr. C. Devarajan, Vice-Chairman, Texvalley said “Weaves 2019 will be the combination of most intellectual concepts viz, business, networking, connecting the domestic entrepreneur globally, one-to-one meeting and brand promotion, This year we have met His Excellency the Ambassador of Srilanka, Vietnam, Cambodia, Jordan, Ethiopia and Bangladesh and invited them and requested the trade delegates from the respective countries to participate in the WEAVES 2019 event B2B meetings and to set up country pavilion in the exhibition. There are 14 textile promotion councils and associations PDEXCIL, AEPC, SRTEPC, HEPC, SIMA, CMAI, TEXPROCIL, CITI, FIEO, TEA, ITF, RAI, TEXTILES COMMITTEE & TEXTILE SECTOR SKILL COUNCIL are supporting WEAVES 2019.
Texvalley, a leading Textiles Market in the country, is set to create a common platform for the buyers and retailers to connect with the manufacturers of greige, yarn dyed and dyed fabrics both in knits and woven structures. Texvalley will, shortly, provide a Common Facility Centre (CFC) at par global excellence. This CFC will provide Design Development, Product Sampling, Quality Testing and certification, Fabric library and meeting cabins for the buyers/ sourcing professionals. It is for Value Enhancement for fabric weaving, Design driven market development, Welfare for the weavers, World Class Manufacturing practice, quality and compliance bound fabric productions, Sustainable business process, niche market and brand building environment for handloom and Power loom sectors through a complementing market ground. Through this event WEAVES 2019 we are connecting the industry.
There will be a 2 days conference and seminar during the 4 days flagship event, The seminar topics will be “Advantage of New Age Textile Machineries”, “Benefits of Cluster Development and Consolidation of Textile Manufacturing”, “Significance of Financial Planning & Organisation Structure to meet global market needs”, “Organised B2B enabled marketing development”. Mr. N.D.Mhatre, Director General (Tech), ITAMMA, Mumbai, Mr. Kumar Vembu, Managing Director, Gofrugal Technologies, Chennai, Mr. Kumar Rajagopal, CEO, Retailers Association of India, Mumbai and more eminent speakers will be adorning this program.
Solv, registered as Standard Chartered Research and Technology India Pvt.Ltd., Bangalore is our Principal Sponsor for this event, Said Mr. P Vijayakumar, CEO, Texvalley
Speaking about WEAVES 2019, Mr. S. Chandramohan, Chairman, CII Tamil Nadu, Said “CII is happy to partner with Texvalley for 2nd of the WEAVES textile fair. Indian Textiles and Apparel is a USD 100 billion plus industry providing direct employment to over 45 million people and accounts for 14% of India’s Industrial production. In terms of capacity, the industry has second largest vertically integrated textiles production base in the world after China. The market size of Apparels and Textile is currently estimated at around USD 116 billion, and is expected to reach USD 141 billion by 2020.
Tamil Nadu is the leading state in the Country which provides direct employment to around 31 lakh people , more than Rs 50,000 Crore exports and 1/3rd of textile business in the country. Tamil Nadu has 46 % of Spinning capacity, 60 % of yarn export , 20% of power loom capacity, 12 % of Handloom capacity, 70% of Cotton Fabric Knitting Capacity in the country said Mr S Chandramohan. WEAVES will be an right platform for the weaving community in Tamil Nadu to showcase their products to the global buyers and top textile industry leaders which will help the industry to thrive in the region added, Mr S. Chandramohan.
On a special note about WEAVES 2019, Mr. P. Raajashekar, Managing Director, Texvalley, said “At Weaves 2019, the exhibitors will have enormous potential to showcase large variety of yarns, fabrics, garments, home-textiles, sustainable cloths, ethnic wear, etc. International buyers from more than 25 foreign countries will be visiting this fair for sourcing south Indian textile materials. In addition, over 8000 valuable people from textile fraternity in various categories such as domestic buying houses, legendary costume designers, textile value chains, retail boutiques, fashion designers, etc., will be utilizing this potential platform to see the wide variety of fabrics. One-to-one B2B & B2G meetings will be organized by WEAVES team to fulfill the main purpose of this event i.e., to create a network link between buyers and direct manufacturers.
We are expecting 4000-5000 master weavers and weavers to this show, as this fair is conducted as an international trade fair.
The 4 day fair would see participation from some of the reputed brands like Birla (Liva), Reliance, Arvind, Jockey, Fazo, Loyal Textiles, KG Fabriks, BKS – Swass, Jansons Group, Ramraj Cotton, Chennai Silks – SCM, KPR Mill, VSM Weaves, Mothi Spinners, Lenzing, Twin Birds, KG Denim, MCR, Hi-life Labels, Lucky Yarn, Balavigna, KIBS, Green Ware India, Paramount looms, Symphony, etc. In addition to above brands, Handloom from Kannur, Kanchipuram, Arni, Madurai, Pochampalli, Chirala and major cooperative societies would also be participating in the expo.
Major Exporters like Shahi Exports, Gokuldas, Orient Craft Pvt Ltd, Brandix, Texport Syndicate, Buying offices Like C & A, Li & Fung, FW, M&S, Asmara, Tom Taylor, Triburg, JC Penny, H&M etc.D-Mart, Decathalon, Reliance Trendz, MAX, Big Bazaar, Indian Terrain, Raymonds, Venfield, Levis, US Polo, Pine Cone, Pothys, RMKV, Mahaveer, Seemati are also some of the Brands, Exporters & Retailers, Buying Association would also be participating in this Weaves Event.
As Machineries are the focused zone we would see participation from Toyota, ATE, Voltas, Juki, Ramsons, DCC, Jacquard looms, Fabric Value Addition machineries like, Embroidery, Sequence, Digital, Water less printing, Vertical embroidery, Lace attachments, Evolve India Solar, etc. in this expo.