Surat: Tomorrow is Saturday. WeaveKniTT Exhibition -2022 is going to start from July 23 at Platinum Hall of Chamber of Commerce (SGCCI) at Sarsana in the city. For the first time in this exhibition of textile manufacturers, Vadodara’s M.S. Textiles made from yarn spun from lotus flower branches will be exhibited by a university student. Apart from that, how the age-old lapat cloth of surtis was made will also be shown in the exhibition. The organizers of the exhibition will relive the 50-year history of Surat’s textile industry. The exhibition will be inaugurated by Rajesh Masand, President, The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI).
Chamber president Himanshu Bodawala while addressing the press conference said that this exhibition is an ambitious exhibition of the chamber, the main objective of which is to give a new direction and momentum to the city’s industries like weaving, knitting, narrow fabrics and technical textiles. He further said that Sustainable Bio Degradable Fabrics will be the theme of the VivNit exhibition. While fabrics made from lotus stem fiber will be the center of attraction. Faculty of Department of Clothing and Textiles, Maharaja Sayajirao University, Vadodara and Ph.D. Various fabrics have been made from lotus stem fiber by scholar Sumi Haldar and she is also participating in this exhibition specially coming from Coimbatore.
Apart from this, lappet fabric will also attract special attention of buyers at the Vivknit exhibition. This fabric is made by very few weavers in Surat. As many as 160 exhibitors will participate in the exhibition to be held in a pillarless AC hall in an area of 1 lakh 16 thousand square feet at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention Center in Sarsana. In last year’s Vivinet exhibition, the exhibitors got a business of more than Rs 100 crore within six months. However, it is hoped that business of more than Rs 400 crores will be achieved this year. In this ceremony, the Additional Textile Commissioner of the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India S.P. Verma and Chief Mentor of CMAI Rahul Mehta will grace the place as special guests.
Mayur Golwala, Advisor of ‘Vivnit Exhibition’ said that this will be a one stop shop exhibition for the manufacturers participating in the exhibition in which the manufacturers will be able to present their modern collections of various fabrics and create a corporate image and also organize networking. Deepprakash Agrawal, Chairman of ‘Vivnit Exhibition’, said that a delegation of Textile Merchants Group (TEXMAS), the Association of Textile Traders of UAE, will visit the exhibition from Dubai. Exhibitors will have direct contact with international buyers and will also get a platform for global business.