Ministry of Textiles presents a curtain raiser to ‘Textiles India 2017’

Ministry of Textiles presents a curtain raiser to ‘Textiles India 2017’

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Ministry of Textiles presents a curtain raiser to ‘Textiles India 2017’ (Image courtesy: Ritu Kumar)
Celebrating the diverse crafts and textiles of India, the Crafts Museum in national capital was a vibrant place on Tuesday evening. The Ministry of Textiles presented a curtain raiser to ‘Textiles India 2017’, the first ever global B2B Textile and handicrafts event in India.

The event brought forward the vision of the PM Narendra Modi – “From Farm to Fibre, Fibre to Factory, Factory to Fashion, Fashion to Foreign.”

(Madhu Jain’s collection mersmerised everyone with its exquisite craftsmanship, and striking design intervention)

The event was hosted under the leadership of Minister of Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani and Minister of State, Ajay Tamta. Speaking on the occasion, Smriti Zubin Irani shared that the spectrum of Indian textiles is extremely diverse and its history is world renowned. Textiles India 2017 holds the promise of becoming a landmark annual trade event for the Indian textiles and apparel industry at the global level. With this curtain raiser, we are celebrating the significant achievements of our textile industry and the enormous promise of spectacular growth over the next few years.

(From left to right: Manish Arora’s collection with contemporary twist and Sabyasachi’s breathtaking Indian ensembles)

A representation of artisans, weavers, emerging and established designers from across the country celebrated the special preview to Textiles India 2017. The 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 Abraham & Thakore, Anita Dongre, AnujBhutani, Anuradha Pegu, Amit Aggarwal, ChamanPremji, Good Earth, Hemant Agarwal, Kaleekal, MasabaGupta, Madhu Jain, Manish Arora, Manish Malhotra, Rajesh Pratap Singh, Rahul Misra, RituKumar, Rimzim Dadu, Rohit Bal, Sanjay Garg, Sabyasachi, Samant Chauhan, Shades of India – Mandeep Nagi, Sunita Shankar, Suket Dhir, Wendell Rodricks and Tarun Tahiliani.

The evening also saw the presence of political dignitaries, ambassadors of textile partner countries industrialists, industry associations, leading fashion and media houses including Dr Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Ayog, H.E. Lorenzo Angeloni, Ambassador of Italy, H.E. Chitraganee Wagiswara, H.E. Melba Pria, Ambassador, Mexico, H.E. Dalton Sembering, Ambassador, Indonesia, H.E. Cho Hyun, Ambassador, South Korea, Muzaffar Ali, and Tarun Tahiliani.

(Effortlessly stylish yet comfy cotton separates)

Textiles India 2017 is a landmark global trade event for the Indian textile and handicraft sector that will showcase the entire range of textile products from ‘Fibre to Fashion’ and will be inaugurated by the PM Narendra Modi. It is scheduled to be held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar from June 30 to July 2 this year.

(Minister of Textiles Smriti Zubin Irani with designers)

It will have more than 1000 stalls and witness the presence of over 2500 discerning international buyers, agents, designers, retail chains from across the world, and 15000 domestic buyers. The three day event will include global conference on the last day with six themes to be chaired by concerned union ministers and the valedictory session will be presided over by the Union Finance Minister. Over 33 roundtables will be held on issues of concern for the various segments of textiles and handicrafts on the second day with prominent international speakers and industry leaders.