The Taiwan textile industry is the acknowledged world leader in research, development and manufacturing of fabric and garment accessories. The highly successful Taiwan Textile Fairs brings together leading suppliers of textiles and related products from Taiwan, one of the world’s largest apparel textiles exporting countries to Sri Lanka, at the Taiwan Textiles Fairs in South Asia 2014.
The Fairs will showcase innovative and high performance functional textiles to Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers. The fair schedule is as follows:November24 and 25 (Mon/Tue) – Grand Crystal Ballroom, Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo.
The Sri Lanka apparel industry is set for strong growth on the back of continued positive growth in the economy, recording 7.8 percent growth year-on-year in the second quarter. The apparel industry, which contributes 15.9 percent to the economy, is on track to achieve the export target of US $ 5 billion by 2016 buoyed by rising export demand.
The Taiwan Textile Fairs in South Asia 2014 is an excellent opportunity for Sri Lankan apparel manufacturers, exporters, brand-owners, buying houses, buying agents, big retailers, importers, etc., to interact with manufacturers from Taiwan to source superior fabrics and textile auxiliaries that will add more value to their product range.
The Fairs will also introduce Sri Lankan manufacturers to new product categories to develop for the growing demand in the domestic as well as export market.
The Fairs will showcase a wide range of high performance and innovative textile products from Knitted fabrics, Functional fabrics, Woven fabrics, Polyester fabrics, Raschel, Jacquardtronic and Textronic laces, Textile Auxiliaries, Leather Auxiliaries, Nature Industrial Cleaner, Heat Transfer Label, Reflective Transfer Label, Active-casual fabric, Texture fabric, Double knit fleece fabric, Laminated fabrics for Shoe, Bags, Tents, Rainwear, etc., and many more.
Bilateral trade between Taiwan and Sri Lanka has increased over the years and the organisers believe that Sri Lanka has a strong demographic dividend. With South Asia predicted to become the largest textile and apparel producer, Taiwan is looking for stronger bilateral trade and co-operation with Sri Lanka.