Tirupur To Host DyeChem World, KnitProcess Exhibition and CEO Summit

SDC International India Pvt Ltd is co-organiser of the events

Tirupur’s NIFT-TEA College of Knitwear Fashion, AIC NIFT TEA Incubation Centre for Textiles and Apparels and Textile Excellence have signed a MOU to jointly organize the twin exhibitions – DyeChem World and KnitProcess, in Tirupur, from October 22-24, 2021. The event will be held at NIFT-TEA College Compound SIDCO, Tirupur.SDC International India Pvt Ltd(SDC I) has also joined hands as a co-organizer.

Tirupur, the knitwear capital of India, accounts for 60% of India’s knitting, processing and apparel capacity and leads the path in re-starting textile and apparel business through the pandemic because of its resilience. The city alone accounted for exports of Rs24,750 crore (approx. US$ 3.5 billion)knitwear in 2019-20 which was 46.50% of India’s knitwear export basket. The Tirupur cluster has nearly sailed through the pandemic induced challenges with the help of government policy interventions; and is now turning to new investments. Strategic relook by retailers and brands on sourcing destinations after the pandemic, American embargo on knitwear made from Chinese cotton and currency exchange rate induced competitiveness brings a silver lining to Tirupur’s next level of growth in capacity. By the next year, Tirupur’s knitwear industry is set to cross Rs 50,000 crore industry mark and in five years, Tirupur could double its a capacity and exports from its current size. It is to be noted that Tirupur’s knitwear sector is investing in the latest high-end knitting, wet processing and garment technologies that complies with sustainable norms. Tirupur is among the first Indian apparel clusters to have invested in CETPs and environmental technologies for clean energy, chemical management and clean production practices. Almost all knitwear units in the cluster are linked to CETPs or have their own ETPs.

Thus, to service the need of the industry in Tirupur and Southern India, DyeChem World will cover the entire range of textile dyes, chemicals, finishes, technologies.

Being the first of its kind show in southern India, DyeChem World will create a platform for interaction and knowledge sharing between the dyes and chemicals and textile industry. On the other hand, KnitProcess exhibition will help the industry to explore and adopt latest innovations in knitting and post processing sector, covering the entire value chain of knitwear processing technologies till garmenting. The important highlight of the events will be the CEO Summit. The CEO Summit will be a gathering of head honchos from the global textile and apparel, fashion brands and retail industry. While primary aim of the meet is to have highly interactive and candid networking for business, it would also have serious deliberations on core issues of sustainable practices, sourcing and the adopting it to supply chain.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Mr Raja Shanmugham, President, Tirupur Exporter’s Association said, “Tirupur being India’s largest knitwear cluster, our entrepreneurs invests in capacity enhancements and technology upgradation on regular basis. With the emerging opportunities and Prime Minister’s call for Atmanirbhar Bharat, our industry is committed to take this cluster forward with further investments. Thus, we need international events and supply chain interactions to achieve the goals”.

According to Mr. S Perisamy, CEO, AIC NIFT TEA, “A world class exhibition would promote entrepreneurship and innovationas well as help adoption of innovative ideas by our industry and its commercialization to stay competitive”.

Mr Yogesh Gaikwad, Director, SDC International, UK & India, believes Tirupur is the apt venue for an event of this stature. “Tirupur has always been in the forefront in clean production, and has carved the path towards sustainable production, for the rest of the industry to follow. DyeChem World + KnitProcess will be the ideal platform for product, technology and service providers to connect with the decision makers.”

Commenting on the collaboration DJ Gohain, Director, Textile Excellence says, “India is among the top markets for modern textile machinery and processing technology. Indian textile and apparel industry’s quest for state-of-the-art technology has established itself as a global player. Textile Excellence is committed to create a platform for marketers to interact with the industry and build sustainable business partnerships”.

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