Government to hold ‘Textiles India 2017’ in Gujarat
The Ministry of Textiles held a curtain raiser to ‘Textiles India 2017’ – the first global business to business textile and handicrafts event in India – scheduled to be held in Gujarat from June 30 to July 2. The international trade event will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi that will showcase products from “Fibre to Fashion”.
.The preview to the main event saw the representation of artisans, weavers, emerging and established designers from across the country.
Fashion designers and craftsmen showcased the strength of the Indian textiles sector in cotton, silk, wool, woven and hand-printed, embroidered as well as modern and futuristic textiles.
The textile story was narrated through the works of well-known designers like Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Rahul Misra, Ritu Kumar, Rohit Bal, Sabyasachi Mukherjee and many others.
Union Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani inaugurated the event to celebrate textiles and handicrafts legacy of India that highlighted Prime Minister Modi’s vision – “From Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion, Fashion to Foreign” read a statement.
“The textile sector in India has got huge potentiality in terms of employment opportunity,” Irani said.
She said with rich handicraft collection, the ‘Textile India 2017’ would showcase more than 1,000 stalls from across the country.
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