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INDIA: 42nd India International Garment Fair Opens

Leading apparel manufacturers and exporters gathered here today as the four-day 42nd India International Garment Fair (IIGF) opened with a dazzling collection for autumn and winter seasons of 2009-10.

The mega event showcasing fine garments for men, women and children by over 300 exhibitors was inaugurated by deputy chairman of the Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia.

The IIGF has been jointly organised by International Garment Fair Association, Apparel Export Promotion Council, Garment Exporters Association, the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, Apparel Exporters and Manufacturers Association and Apparel and Handloom Exporters Association.

"The turnout has been very good despite recessionary trends worldwide," said IGFA convenor Lalit Thukral.A lot of boutique buyers have come to India this time. Indian apparel and fashion industry can definitely hope for a major rise in its exports during this year, he said.

The IIGF is one of the world's largest and most popular apparel fair held twice a year. Over 700 serious buyers from 60 countries and their agents are expected to converge here this week at the sprawling Apparel House.


Added: January 20, 2009 Source: Agencies







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