Kolkata, 2 July, 2018: As the Eastern India Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Federation (EIGMEF) steps into its silver jubilee year, much is in store at its Indian Fashion Expo 2018 slated for 3-5 July this year. This year’s Expo will be bigger and better than previous years in every possible way with over 300 participants and 8,000 retailers in attendance. The Expo will also have upgraded B2B interactions between manufacturers and retailers from all parts of the country thus increasing its visibility and making it the biggest B2B event in Eastern India.
The focus in on enhancing the image of Brand Bengal within the garment industry of India. The image shift is from a low quality and low value cluster to a scaled-up manufacturing infrastructure with the latest state-of-the-art machinery and technology to churn out high quality garments. Very few people are aware that Bengal is the national leader in infant wear, kids wear, leggings, inner wear and wedding sarees.
With an existing 2.5 million square feet of operational manufacturing space EIGMEF is all set to create an additional 2.5million square feet of manufacturing space in the next 2 years. This will revolutionize the quality of production, productivity and perception of this industry.
Infrastructure is being developed in a very planned and systematic manner in Bengal where clusters of garment manufacturers operating from a single geographic space will reap the benefits of localized development. Currently, there are 2 large Garment Parks and a further 2 parks will get operational within the next 2-year cycle.
EIGMEF also proposes to develop infrastructure for a 365 Day Marketing Hub in Kolkata so ensure a substantial increase in the footfalls of retailers from all parts of the country, and compound the overall growth of sales from this region.
Kolkata’s geographic location makes it the focal point and Hub in garment sourcing for the entire eastern part of the country including states such as Bihar, Orissa, Jharkhand and all of the 7 North Eastern states too.
EIGMEF is currently promoting the EIGMEF Apparel Park and has been at the forefront of all developmental projects for the garment industry in Eastern India. EIGMEF has handled and executed the opening of NIFT in Kolkata, removal of excise duties on products, aggressively worked for the correct GST rates for garments, organized progressive workshops and seminars and industry-specific annual buyer-seller’s meets among other things. EIGMEF is run and supported by the leading garment manufacturers and exporters of Eastern India and has among its members some very renowned names in the apparel industry of the country.