One of the prominent apparel sourcing fairs, Sourcing at Magic, US proved to be a mixed bag for Indian apparel exporters.
More than 90 Indian companies displayed the best of their collections at the show; there were some big companies too, which included the likes of Eastman Clothing Exports, Tirupur; N.C. John & Sons, Tirupur; Tirupur Pandit Hosiery Mills; Jagmini Micro Knit, Kanpur etc.
Expert in knitted products, especially sweaters, JM Knitwear, Jalalpore (Gujarat) met 5 such prospective buyers. The company participated for the first time in the event, with its Director Mayur expressing satisfaction over the response.
Speaking to Team Apparel Resources, Mayur said “We met a variety of buyers, including boutique buyers and wholesalers. Price is a challenge, but we are hopeful to get some orders from these buyers.”
Some companies had to cancel their participation owing to the outbreak of Coronavirus and consequently suffered losses. Suresh Kumar, VP – Marketing, Goodwill Fabrics, Bengaluru, informed “Considering the safety aspect, we didn’t participate. Though we had to incur the losses of exhibition and ticket charges, besides having prepared samples, safety remains our first priority.”
Some of the exhibitors were little disappointed due to less visitation of buyers. More on the same, Anbhay Sadh, Director, Nehklank Textiles, Noida, said “Fair was just okay especially when compared to the previous editions; I feel it was due to the absence of Chinese companies, as many buyers did not visit the show due to this reason also.”