|Weave a story with India’s growing intimate apparel industry
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With a perspective on the myriad opportunities in intimate apparel, India’s first sourcing event Galleria Intima 2012 aspires to manifest avant-garde fabrics and accessories in conjunction with powerful production techniques. As the event inches closer towards show-time, organizers and partners are leaving no stone unturned in their marketing and publicizing efforts. Scheduled to be conducted on the 28th and 29th August’12 at Grand Hyatt in Goa, the word about this upbeat fiesta has already spread widely in industry circles.
“From everyone here at Groversons, we provide our full support to India’s first sourcing fair of domestic and international suppliers. I believe this event has already garnered phenomenal support from various quarters of the industry. I along with my team will be attending this two-day event. The excitement of Galleria Intima has literally gripped the entire industry.”
- By Mr. Rakesh Grover, MD, Groversons Apparel Pvt. Ltd.
With a number of foreign entities looking for strategic business partners, Galleria Intima 2012 is attracting global attention. With a market estimation of Rs.8,700 crore along with a CAGR of 14%, the branded Indian intimate apparel market in the medium to premium segment holds a market share of 52% and is expected to grow fastest at 22% CAGR in the next ¬five years to follow. India is turning out to be the dark horse in this galvanizing global industry.
“A sourcing event scheduled to take place in India, what better news than this! For intimate manufacturers like us, Galleria Intima is a novel attempt at bringing high-quality suppliers under one roof. I appreciate the efforts being put in by the IAAI for this event and wish them all the luck. I will definitely be attending this event.”
- By Mr. Sunil Pathare, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Maxwell Industries Ltd.
By providing an exhibition expanse compassing of 8000 sq. ft. of area in Grand Hyatt, Galleria Intima 2012 will bring together varied components of the intimate apparel business for complete trade concentration. This fair will assemble exhibitor entities with business interests in lingerie, underwear, nightwear, sleepwear, loungewear, swimwear, beachwear, shape wear, stockings, and socks. The fair will provide the participants with a fully equipped booth which will act as the medium of displaying their latest items and technology.
“Hailing from a global consumer goods company, we at Hanes are delighted to attend Galleria Intima. By organizing such an event in India, Sourcing Heads of companies can not only cut down their travelling time but also can reduce their carbon foot prints. I am sure Galleria Intima’s first edition will be highly successful considering the event has been marketed intensively. Best of luck!”
- By Mr. Shekhar Tewari, Managing Director, Hanesbrands Apparel India Pvt. Ltd.
Keeping in mind the interests of the exhibitors, selected companies will get to present their contemporary creations at the exclusive Trends Boutique. Galleria Intima 2012 has been conceptualized to replenish an all-inclusive experience of sourcing along with domestic and international elements. Exemplifying a unique business platform, this mega event will pride itself on innate characteristics of networking, evolving and sourcing altogether.
“Galleria Intima is a magnanimous event that caters to various sections of the Indian intimate apparel trade. As a manufacturer, we are glad that our native IAAI is organizing such an imposing event. With a list of national and international participants, Galleria Intima is poised to gain international recognition as one of the leading sourcing events for the global intimate apparel industry.”
- By Mr. Ashok Reddy, Whole Time Director, Lovable Lingerie Ltd.
List Of Exhibitors
Bischoff Gamma (Thailand), Krishna Knitwear Ltd. (India), Invista Sales & Services India Pvt. Ltd (Lycra) (India), Komal Texfab (India), Trylex Elastics (India), Freetex Elastics (Thailand), Pegasus (India),Vanity Exports (Thailand), Lila Lace (Turkey), Chiripal Industries (India), Carvico (Italy), Chugh Textiles (Thailand), Alok Industries (India), Kingsway Industries (India), Shree Shantinath Packaging (India), VN Elastics (India), Screen Art (India), Gopal Embroidery (India), PS Fashion (India), Nicky Fashion (India), Hitco (India)
“Connecting with leading intimate wear brands of India under one roof is one of the biggest advantages of Galleria Intima. We are also looking forward to share our knowledge of evolving consumer’s needs with the intimate apparel brands so that the industry gears itself to meet consumers desire and thereby grow faster.”
- Mr. Avinash Chandra, Marketing Head- South Asia, INVISTA Sales & Service India Private Limited
Owing to the list of exhibitors, the distinctive sourcing fair, rare as a blue diamond has caught the attention of many professionals of the global intimate apparel industry. With the visitor registration having reached more than 150 companies, Galleria Intima 2012 will celebrate the exuberance of sourcing in a land so culturally rich. Moreover, the Association would also be offering free accommodation to over 150 of its Primary Members. Along with a free pick-up and drop facility from the nearest Airport and Railway Station, visitors will gain direct access to all the insightful seminars and workshops that will be conducted over the span of two days.
With a business-focused approach in the Indian Market, Galleria Intima 2012 will intertwine business with leisure as it helps expand networks and forming alliances. Inviting key decision makers who belong to various domains of lingerie, underwear, swimwear, beachwear, nightwear, sleepwear, loungewear, shape wear, stockings, socks, etc. will form a major percent of the attendees. Along with independent intimate apparel designers, the list will also include Senior management of large retailers, purchasing/procurement heads of department stores, product merchandisers of specialized chains, buying houses, importers, distance sellers, etc.
“In my opinion, Galleria Intima will facilitate networking among members of the Indian intimate wear industry. Being able to connect with some of the biggest intimate wear brands in India is one of the key points of participating in Galleria Intima. The fair has already created enough curiosity in the global circuit and I look forward to an enthusiastic commencement.”
- Mr. Abhay V. Chhapia, Owner, Abhay Group
“This is the first time Freetex Elastics will be participating in a sourcing event in India. Though Galleria Intima we aspire to meet potential customers who belong to India and its neighbouring countries. We definitely wish to expand our clientele base in the intimate apparel industry and we believe this event will help us achieve our goal.”
- Ms. Chattya, Senior Merchandiser, Freetex Elastics (Thailand)
Sustaining an amicable domestic and international business atmosphere, Galleria Intima 2012 aspires to create remarkable values for the Indian intimate wear industry. The event is being highly promoted and patronized to reach out to all prospective sources, tracing national and international affiliations. Receiving support from the Federation of Hosiery Manufacturers Association (FOHMA), a strong lobby of the Indian hosiery industrialists, Galleria Intima 2012 thus bridges the gap between professionals of the global intimate wear trade. Become part of this wonderful sourcing event, as the Indian intimate apparel industry of India brims with opportunities. Affirming a promising and bright future, this one of a kind sourcing fair is ready to unfurl.
Prospective visitors can register online on http://www.galleriaintima.com/register-online/
Having sprouted from a noble and visionary thought, a combination of innovative ventures, creative campaigns and well planned strategies, the Intimate Apparel Association of India (IAAI), a non-profit apex body aims to implement growth at an accelerated pace with this venture. Striving to entrust success and development in the intimate apparel industry of India, the IAAI was formulated in 2010. The Association through its various endeavors nurtures one vision, which is to promote, advance, expand, and develop Indian intimate apparel industry such that it may soon be a force to reckon with not only in the Indian markets, but also globally.
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For more information regarding Galleria Intima please contact Mr. Yusuf Dohadwala, CEO, IAAI at
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