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Shahi elevates sustainability at Bharat Tex 2024

19 April 2024: Shahi was the Sustainability Partner at recent Bharat Tex 2024. The company spearheaded a more responsible and circular approach to doing more good for people and the planet.

Bharat Tex 2024, a prestigious global textile fair, was held in New Delhi from 26-29 February 2024. It showcased the latest trends and innovations in the textile and apparel industry. It was organized by a consortium of 11 Textile Export Promotion Councils and supported by the Ministry of Textiles. This four-day event brought together leaders, global brands, suppliers, innovators, and key stakeholders to explore the industry’s richness.

“The Bharat Tex 2024 event has supported the facilitation of brand building and market linkages for the Indian Apparel & Textile Industry. Shahi’s collaboration has strengthened our partnerships with fellow industry leaders and key stakeholders, providing a platform to share insights through dialogues. As Shahi turns 50 this year, we will continue to support growth across the supply chain.” said Harish Ahuja, Managing Director.

Key highlights of our participation at the event include:

– Shahi Workers interacted with Prime Minister of India
Shahi supported Ministry of Textiles in curating the Sustainability Pavilion, which showcased cutting-edge products alongside other innovators. As part of the 5F farm to foreign representation, Shahi’s workers had the honor of meeting PM Narendra Modi. Among those who interacted were Poonam Nanda, an Executive in Organizational Development, and Pooja Devi, a Supervisor in our factory based in Faridabad. These interactions highlighted Shahi’s dedication to nurturing its workforce and showcased its employees’ diverse talents and skills.

– Shahi became a member of the International Apparel Federation
Shahi joined the International Apparel Federation (IAF), the world’s leading federation for apparel manufacturers (SME) brands, their associations, and the supporting industry. Anant Ahuja, Director of ESG and Sustainability, and Cem Alta, President of IAF, marked the IAF membership at the event.

– Engaged in Industry Dialogue
Shahi also participated in a series of industry dialogues at the event. Shahi thought leaders shared their insights and expertise across various engaging panel sessions. Harish Ahuja, Managing Director, featured in a panel discussion on ‘Vision 2047 in Textiles’ with Niti Aayog. Engagements continued with Anant Ahuja, Head of ESG, speaking in a panel on ‘Doing Business in India’ hosted by Invest India. Gauri Sharma, AGM, Communications & Sustainability Innovation, participated in a session, ‘Redefining Natural Fibres: Calibration for High-Value Products,’ exploring innovative approaches to sustainability and product development. Deepak Rautela, AVP, Organizational Development, participated in a Masterclass with Good Business Lab.

– Exhibiting the Capabilities
Shahi set up a stall where we showcased a wide array of products, from cutting-edge fabric innovation to sustainable materials. The stall served as a platform to engage in strategic conversations with our brand partners and share insights into Shahi’s new initiatives and journey to inspire others to join the movement towards responsible consumption and production.

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