56 countries to participate in int textile fair VASTRA

Jaipur: Over 300 overseas buyers from 56 countries would participate in the international textile and apparel fair VASTRA to be held here from September 28-30.

The USA, the UK, Japan, Australia, France, Portugal, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Bulgaria, Africa, the UAE, among others, would participate in the three-day exposition, Mrs Veenu Gupta, Principal Secretary, Industries and Marketing Director, RIICO, said today.

Fourth edition of the VASTRA’ will be held at Sitapura-based Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC).

The event would play a pivotal role in creating a road map of growth for the entire textile and apparel industry of the country, she said.

Over 50 Indian buying houses are expected to participate from Delhi, Maharashtra, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan covering around 250 stalls.

A unique feature of this fair is B2B pre-fixed buyer seller meetings, she said.

Vastra 2015 would not only provide a market place for the manufacturers but it would also be an ideal platform for the upcoming fashion designers to interact and showcase their work to the pool of overseas buyers as well as exhibitors, she said, adding that it would also provide global exposure to the traditional textile crafts artisans.