In a bid to provide a marketing platform for powerloom product manufacturers, the Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner, Bengaluru, under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, has organised a three-day Buyer-Seller Meet at the Nanjaraja Bahadur Choultry. The expo opened on Friday.
The expo has as many as 15 stalls showcasing a range of powerloom products from southern states such as shirting and suiting, saris and churidar materials, dhotis and lungies, home furnishing, bed sheets and towels, school uniforms and curtains under one roof.
Deputy Commissioner D Randeep, who inaugurated the exhibition, said that buyer-seller meets of this kind were the best marketing platform for small time textile manufacturers and entrepreneurs to exhibit and market their products. With unemployment being the major problem in the country, Randeep said textile industry had great potential to address it to the extent given the proper marketing platforms for the manufacturers.
Randeep also said that a free marketing environment would be created once the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was implemented.
The USP of the exhibition is that the buyers, unlike in online shopping, get to feel the product they are buying and can purchase them at factory prices, said Assistant Director, Regional Office of the Textile Commissioner, Bengaluru.
The expo will be open till December 18 between 10 am and 8 pm.