Smriti Irani to inaugurate CMAI’s 71st National Garment Fair – Online Fair from 10-20 Sept.
10 September 2020: In what should be the first Digital Fair in the Domestic Garment Industry, the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (CMAI) will be organizing 71st National Garment Fair – Online from 10th to 20th September 2020. The Fair will be unveiled by Minister for Textiles, Smriti Zubin Irani. The NGF will have over 250 participants, and close to 20,000 retailers are expected to visit the Fair Digitally.
The National Garment Fairs conducted by CMAI have become one of the most important events in the calendar of the Domestic Garment Industry. Innumerable Brands have been launched during the NGFs (as they are popularly called), and Manufacturers plan their production around the dates of the NGFs, as do retailers their buying for the season, says Rakesh Biyani, President of The Clothing Manufacturers Association of India.
Rajesh Masand, Vice President of CMAI stated that the current Covid-19 crisis makes the holding of events of the size and scale of NGFs impossible. With travel between cities, the interaction between Manufacturers and Retailers, and distribution of samples across various centres becoming an extremely difficult if not viable option, CMAI has come up with the unique concept of a Virtual Fair, where Buyers and Sellers would meet digitally to showcase and see the samples from the safety of their Offices, Showrooms, and Homes.