The ongoing IIT Expo in Sri Lanka from February 21 to 23 is showcasing textiles of India. More than 40 Indian fabric manufacturers and exporters are displaying varieties of apparel fabrics (woven, knitted and non-woven), made-ups, home textiles, traditional items etc in various blends, textures, colors and designs from various clusters of India like Tamil Nadu, Solapur, Bhiwandi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajasthan.
The event is expected to position India as a reliable source of supply of textile items to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka is one of the biggest garment manufacturing hubs neighbourhng India. These garment units largely depend on imported fabrics and thus India serves as a good source of fabrics and other textile items. This will definitely be a win-win situation for both Indian and Sri Lankan entrepreneurs to directly interact to furthering their respective business interests.
This event is organized by the Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council (PDEXCIL) for the third time in Sri Lanka, with the previous events being held in 2013 and 2017. PDEXCIL, under the ministry of textiles, Govt. of India, promotes overall growth and export of the power loom sector in India.