Erode Textile Fair looking to attract overseas buyers

A textile fair – ‘Weaves’ – held in Erode from 27th November to 30th November is looking to attract a higher number of overseas buyers.

Over 60 foreign visitors and representatives of several multi-national companies, with offices in India, are expected to visit the event which is now on its second edition.

‘We have conducted road shows across the country and met officials in other countries. Only when we get more foreign buyers will the quality of the products go up,’ said C. Devarajan, vice-Chairman of Texvalley. ‘The aim of the exhibition was to showcase the capabilities of the textile industry in this region to national and global buyers,’ he added. ‘We expect a total of 10,000 visitors.’

This second show of ‘Weaves’ is expected to generate nearly 1,0000-crore as opposed to the 400 crore of last year. Texvalley, which is a permanent market place in Erode for the textile sector, has 750 permanent stalls.

The participants at the expo will include griege (unprocessed) fabric manufacturers, made-up and garment producers, traders and weavers, as well as 30 handloom weavers. It will also be offering seminars across the four days.

The visitors can book bulk orders and the participants will have the capacity to cater to these orders. The venue also has lounges for meetings.

Texvalley can offer a host of services to its occupiers and members such as helping them modernise loom, cluster development, training in packing and displaying products. The aim is to offer solutions such as banking, insurance and product development to those who have permanent stalls at Texvalley. The number of occupants has gone up from 350 during the same period of last year, to 750 now.

‘We are looking at about 900 occupants. We help weavers add value to their products.’

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