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FDDI participates in India International Leather Fair & Tex-Styles India 2017
 
 

Footwear Design and Development Institute (FDDI) participated in the India International Leather Fair & Tex-Styles India 2017 which was held at Milan Mela Complex, Kolkata from 26th - 28th February 2017.

 

The fair was organized by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) and Indian Leather Products Association (ILPA) & Council for Leather Exports (CLE) were the co-organizers while the event was supported by the Government of West Bengal and FDDI and Indian Footwear Components Manufacturers Association (IFCOMA).

 

There was participation by Government of Jharkhand, Government of Meghalaya and National Jute Board with its 12 constituents in Tex-Styles India Fair.

 

Dr. Amit Mitra, Hon'bteMinister of Finance, Govt of West Bengal lights the ceremonial lamp while inaugurating the fair
 

India is the fifth largest exporter of leather goods and accessories in the world. Kolkata is the major hub for leather goods exports from India, and has attained well-merited recognition in international markets.

 

The fair was inaugurated by Dr. Amit Mitra, the Hon'ble Minister of Finance, Large Industries and Enterprises, Government of West Bengal. Present on the occasion were, H.E. Mr. Olaf Iversen, Consulate General, Germany in Kolkata, Mr. Jayanta Das, General Manager, ITPO, Mr. Alok Prakash, President, Indian Leather Products Association, Mr. Ramesh Juneja, Chairman Council for Leather Exports, Eastern Region, Mr. Adhar Sahni, Vice -President, ILPA, other captains of leather and textile industries, exhibitors, delegates, senior government officials and media persons.

 

The fair provided an ideal platform to explore new business deals and revive old business contacts for trade in the leather industry besides serving as the most promising medium for FDDI to create awareness about its services among the business visitors.

 

The fair had on display the widest and the newest range of leather products and accessories, exhibiting new trends, designs and patterns which included purses, wallets, portfolios, rucksacks, briefcases, belts, sports goods, leather, upholstery, travel bags, industrial leather goods, hand gloves etc.

A view of the ‘Fashion Show’
 

During the fair, Kolkata witnessed one of the biggest extravaganzas with the ILPA Fashion Show at Hyaat Regency. The evening showcased some of the best products from top brands like Rajada, D2 International. Koza by Balaji leather creations, Kompenro, Hunt and Shivmani.

 

Another interesting fact during the show was the FDDI Assist where prisoners were trained to make the bags which were presented during the show.


The buyers find these concurrent fairs worthwhile to engage with the Indian suppliers towards the export of quality textile and leather goods from India apart from enriching the domestic market.

 

The fair provided an ideal platform to explore new business deals and revive old business contacts for trade in the leather industry besides serving as the most promising medium for FDDI to create awareness about its services among the business visitors.

 

A view of the stall of FDDI

The samples developed by the students of FDDI School of Leather Goods and Accessories Design (FSLGAD) were displayed and information about the Institute’s laboratory services, training programmes and consultancy services through brochure and one-to-one meeting at its stall was provided.

 

During the fair, brochure of FDDI was also distributed to the students who came to visit the fair seeking career opportunities through the various programmes conducted by FDDI.

 

The staffs and the students of the various campuses of FDDI got good response from the visitors.

 

 

 

 
 
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