IIT Expo-Colombo 2018, a three-day event, showcasing the incredible textiles of India, is being held from 21-23 February at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel, Colombo.
Over 40 Indian fabric manufacturers and exporters will be displaying varieties of apparel fabrics (woven, knitted and non-woven), made-ups, home textiles, traditional items, etc… in various blends, textures, colours and designs from various clusters of India. Namely; Tamil Nadu (Erode, Salem, Karur, Coimbatore), Solapur, Bhiwandi, Mumbai (Maharashtra), Ahmedabad, Surat (Gujarat), Kishangarh (Rajasthan).
This event is organised by Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL), for the third time in Sri Lanka, with the previous events being held in 2013 and 2017.
The PDEXCIL is set up by Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India for the promotion of overall growth and export of the powerloom sector in India.
Having its Head office at Mumbai, and Regional Office at Erode (Tamil Nadu); they also organise buyer-seller meet, exhibitions, in India and overseas in order to promote the powerloom sector, and conducts seminars and workshops for the benefits of SME sector, to develop the skills in the industry with the support of the Government of India.
With the growth in the Sri Lankan apparel industry, and the high demand for quality fabric and textiles, this event would be an ideal opportunity for all manufacturers in the apparel industry, hotels and the hospitality industry, fashion houses, sourcing agencies, retailers/buying houses, institutional buyers, yarn traders, garment manufacturers, local brands and brand owners and mainly to fashion designers to source the best of powerloom textiles under one roof.