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The 58th Na­tional Gar­ment Fair was held be­tween Jan­uary 6-8, 2014, at Bom­bay Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, NSE Com­plex, Gore­gaon (East), Mum­bai 400063. 164 Brands show­cased their Spring/Sum­mer Col­lec­tions 2014 in 146 Stalls, Cov­er­ing a Gross Area of over 1,00,000 Sq. Ft. The 58th Na­tional Gar­ment Fair was In­au­gu­rated by Mr Rahul Me­hta, Pres­i­dent of the As­so­ci­a­tion, in the pres­ence of Of­fice Bear­ers, Chair­man and Mem­bers of the Fair Sub-Com­mit­tee and Man­ag­ing Com­mit­tee of the As­so­ci­a­tion.


The 7th IVY League Meet­ing of the As­so­ci­a­tion was held on Jan­uary 6, 2014, at the Westin Mum­bai Gar­den City, Gore­gaon (East), Mum­bai. 60 Mem­bers at­tended the Meet­ing. The Topic for Dis­cus­sion was ‘ In­dian Brands – Their Suc­cess Sto­ries’.

Two Leading Brands — 109ºF and Manyavar made Pre­sen­ta­tions on their Suc­cess Sto­ries for the Ben­e­fit of the IVY League Mem­bers.

The Pre­sen­ta­tions were fol­lowed by a Q&A Ses­sion.

The Pre­sen­ta­tions were well-re­ceived by the Mem­bers who at­tended the Meet­ing. The Meet­ing was fol­lowed by Din­ner.


Tex Trends In­dia – 2014 In­cor­po­rat­ing the 52nd In­dia In­ter­na­tional Gar­ment Fair was held from Jan­uary 20-22, 2014, at Pra­gati Maidan, New Delhi. The Fair was In­au­gu­rated by the Hon’ble Min­is­ter of Tex­tiles, Dr K S Rao, in pres­ence of Smt Zohra Chat­terji, IAS, Sec­re­tary (Tex­tiles), Mem­bers of the IGFA, Ex­ec­u­tive Com­mit­tee Mem­bers of AEPC and other Gar­ment As­so­ci­a­tions, Ex­hibitors, Buy­ers and the Me­dia.

There were 802 Over­seas Buy­ers and 731 Buy­ing Agents who vis­ited the Three Day Fair.

87 Ex­hibitors Oc­cu­py­ing an Area of 1,779 Sq. Mts. Par­tic­i­pated in Tex Trends In­dia – 2014 through the As­so­ci­a­tion.


‘CMAI’s Place­ment Mela’ to give the Mem­bers an Op­por­tu­nity to Meet and Re­cruit Fresh Tal­ents from Leading Fash­ion In­sti­tutes in Mum­bai and Pune will be held on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, 2014, be­tween 10.00 am and 6.00 pm at the Hall of Knowl­edge, Nehru Cen­tre, Dr An­nie Be­sant Road, Worli, Mum­bai 400 018. 62 Mem­bers have so far Con­firmed their Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the said Mela. 5 Leading Fash­ion In­sti­tutes who have Con­firmed their Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the ‘Place­ment Mela’ have sent the En­roll­ment Forms of the Stu­dents of their In­sti­tutes, which would be dis­sem­i­nated to the Mem­bers who have Con­firmed their Par­tic­i­pa­tion in the said Mela.


The As­so­ci­a­tion has de­cided to Or­gan­ise the 59th Na­tional Gar­ment Fair from June 23-25, 2014, at the Bom­bay Ex­hi­bi­tion Cen­tre, NSE Com­plex, Gore­gaon (East), Mum­bai 400 063. A de­tailed Cir­cu­lar per­tain­ing to the 59th Na­tional Gar­ment Fair has been sent to all Mem­bers of the As­so­ci­a­tion. The same has also been Up­loaded on the Web­site, The Book­ing of Stalls will Com­mence on Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 12, 2014. All Ap­pli­ca­tions will be Ac­cepted on a First-come-First Serve Ba­sis. How­ever, the Last Date for ac­cept­ing of Book­ings is Mon­day, May 12, 2014, Sub­ject to the Avail­abil­ity of Stalls.


The As­so­ci­a­tion has sub­mit­ted the Pre-Budget Me­moran­dum for the Do­mes­tic Gar­ment In­dus­try for the Fi­nan­cial Year 2014-2015 to the Hon’ble Fi­nance, Com­merce & In­dus­try and Tex­tile Min­is­ters.


The As­so­ci­a­tion has, so far, sent 456 Chil­dren Gar­ments to Salaam Baalak Trust for Dis­tri­bu­tion of the same to the needy Street Chil­dren in and around Delhi.


We have been in­formed by the Min­istry of Tex­tiles, Govt of In­dia, that a Trade Del­e­ga­tion led by Dr K S Rao, Hon’ble Min­is­ter of Tex­tiles, will be vis­it­ing Mau­ri­tius from Fe­bru­ary 23-26, 2014, to hold Min­is­te­rial Level talks and firm up Is­sues of the Tex­tile Sec­tor aris­ing out of the MoU signed be­tween both the Coun­tries. Mr Mo­han Sad­hwani, Ex­ec­u­tive Di­rec­tor, has been In­vited to join the said Trade Del­e­ga­tion.


We are glad to in­form you that the As­so­ci­a­tion set up the North­ern Re­gional Of­fice on Jan­uary 1, 2014, in New Delhi and has Ap­pointed Mr J K Arora as Re­gional Sec­re­tary of the North­ern Re­gional Of­fice.


The As­so­ci­a­tion has Spon­sored a Tro­phy for the ‘Best Commercial Vi­able Collection’ at the An­nual Fash­ion Show ‘TVASHTAR 2014’ Or­gan­ised by Dress De­sign­ing & Gar­ment Man­u­fac­tur­ing Dept. of Sophia Shree B. K. So­mani Me­mo­rial Polytech­nic, Mum­bai. The As­so­ci­a­tion has also Spon­sored a Tro­phy for the ‘Most Promis­ing Stu­dent of the Year’ at the An­nual Fash­ion Show ‘CHRYSALIS 2014’ be­ing Or­gan­ised by Ap­parel Man­u­fac­ture and De­sign Dept. of S.N.D.T Women’s Univer­sity, Mum­bai.

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