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FDDI participated in the 6th edition International Textile & Apparel Fair Vastra - 2017


Footwear Design & Development Institute (FDDI) participated in the 6th edition of the International Textile & Apparel Fair Vastra - 2017 which was held from 21st to 24th September, 2017 at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre, Sitapura Industrial Area, Jaipur, India.


Rajasthan State Industrial Development and Investment Corporation Ltd., (RIICO) was the organizer and Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) was the co-organizer of the fair.

Eminent Jury at one of the Stall


Union Textiles and Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ms. Smriti Zubin Irani inaugurated the fair where Mr. Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Industries, Government of Rajasthan (GoR), Mr. Ashok Jain, Chief Secretary, GoR, Mr. Rajeev Swarup, IAS, Addl. Chief Secretary, Industries & Chairman, RIICO, GoR, Ms. Mugdha Sinha, IAS, RIICO, GoR and Mr. Shishir Jaipuria, Chairman, FICCI, Textiles Committee were present.


More than 50 countries and 13 Indian States participated in the fair.


A view of the stall of FDDI


The Managing Director of FDDI, Mr. Arun Kumar Sinha, IAS was among the eminent Jury to adjudge the stalls in Vastra – 2017.


The fair presented a fusion of the finest and the latest in textile products – from fibre to fashion, services and technology and provided a platform to enter JVs, strategic alliances and partnerships worldwide, launch new products, as well as, harness new locations for setting up businesses in India.


It also served as a platform for disseminating technology and interacting with R&D Labs and experts for solution in technology and latest trends.


First three days were devoted exclusively to B2B and the last day i.e. 24th September, 2017 was for B2C activities, involving retail sales which provided simultaneous opportunities to those exhibitors were looking for directly reaching the end users as well.


The samples developed by the students of FDDI School of Leather Goods and Accessories Design (FSLGAD) & FDDI School of Footwear Design & Production (FSFDP) were displayed at stall number 277 and 278 where information about the Institute’s laboratory services, training programmes and consultancy services through brochure and one-to-one meeting at its stall was provided.


Enquiries and business worth nearly 50 million US dollar was generated during the fair.




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