Indian Buying Agents benefited from Intex South Asia 2018
The recently concluded Intex South Asia,2018 at Colombo (Sri Lanka) was a good opportunity for
Indian textile companies as well as buying agents of India. A delegation of total 14 members from Buying Agents’ Association (BAA) visited this 4th edition of the event which was dedicated to yarns, fabrics and trims. The show too had nearly 200 exhibitors from several countries like China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia and Korea etc. More than 40 textiles companies from India displayed their products at the event. Sanjeev Jain, President & CEO, TQM Global Buying who was also a part of BAA delegation told Apparel Online, “We met few interesting textile companies there and they have innovative textured and different kinds of dobby fabrics. Nowadays, buyers are asking for more and more value addition on fabric, so that it gives more value as a garment. We therefore keep exploring newness in fabrics.” BAA also had a B2B meeting with a delegation from Taiwan and had good experience about the Taiwanese products. “We used to believe that fabric and trims from Taiwan are costly which is actually not true as now we have got to know things in detail,” added Sanjeev. He further stated that comparatively fewer exhibitors from Sri Lanka was a little disappointment as these buying agents were expecting polyester fabric suitable for sportswear. Chinese companies had good innovations in this regard. In the present year, the show saw 18 per cent more buyers and 14 per cent more exhibitors compared to the last edition.
Delegation of Buying Agents Association at Intex South Asia