Cairo Fashion and Tex has opened its doors from March 2 to 5. This is a fashion and textile exhibition, specializing in yarns, textiles, garments and trimming supplies and accessories. It provides exhibitors and visitors the possibility of making a sound business investment. The exhibiting companies will showcase women’s fashion, men’s fashion, lingerie, nightwear, sportswear, knitted garments and tricot and special garments.
Fifteen Indian textile companies are also participating. They are showcasing yarns and fabrics, which include suitings, shirtings, dress materials and embroidered fabrics, high fashion fabrics, furnishings, home textiles, scarves, stoles, shawls and yarns of manmade fibers and their blends. India is the world’s second largest producer of synthetic fibers and yarn, cotton, cellulosic fiber and silk. The country has the ability to supply both high and low end textile items either in small quantities or large volumes.
The textile sector accounts for 27 per cent of Egypt’s industrial production, making it the second largest industry after processed food. The industry contributes eleven per cent to manufacturing GDP and three per cent to total GDP. Egypt’s main export partners have traditionally been the United States and the European Union but the trade includes also includes other Arab countries, China and Brazil.