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Source India to give global platform to Surat fabrics

For the first time, government of India and the Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) have zeroed in on Surat's textile industry to promote its fabrics as an emerging brand. A two-day long buyer-seller meet will be organized under the 'Source India' programme from August 13 in Diamond City, Surat which is also the country’s largest man-made fabric (MMF) industry.

More than 100 fabric importers and garment manufacturers from across West Asia, Africa and South America will come down to Surat for direct sourcing of fabrics manufactured in Surat. The city has emerged as a leading centre of production of synthetic fabrics, especially polyester filament fabrics. The daily production of fabrics is pegged at 4 crore meters.

SRTEPC officials said that around 35 per cent of fabrics manufactured in Surat go into manufacturing of garments of men, kids and women. Most of the fabrics are supplied to buyers in Delhi, from where they are supplied to garment manufacturers across the country and even abroad.

According to SRTEPC vice-chairman Narain Aggarwal, the two-day buyer-seller meet will provide an international platform to Surti entrepreneurs. The fabrics manufactured in Surat reach international market via different channels. This is the first time that importers and garment manufactures from across the world are coming to Surat to deal directly with the fabric manufacturers here.