GlobalSpin Trade Conclave on Eco-handlooms, Eco-textiles and Apparels (https://globalspin.net/) held from March 25-26, 2022 at World Trade Center, Mumbai and was jointly organized by National Institute For Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NI-MSME), Ministry of MSME, Govt. of India, IAMKHAADII FOUNDATION (IAMKHADI) and WORLD TRADE CENTER MUMBAI in association with NIFT Foundation for Design Innovation (NFDI), an organisation, Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and All India Association of Industries. GlobalSpin Trade Conclave was supported by Ministry of MSME, Government of India under International Cooperation Scheme.
Dr. Vijay Kalantri, Chairman, WTC Mumbai; Mr. Yash Arya, Founder IAMKHADI; Dr. Gloryswarupa Director General NI-MSME; Dr. Pavan Godiawala Director NIFT Mumbai, accompanied by our Chief Guest the Hon’ble Governor of Karnataka, Shri. Bhagat Singh Koshyari on the dais during the inaugural ceremony. The speeches delivered by all delegatory on the dais the ceremony concluded with a vote of by Dr. K. Visweswara Reddy, Faculty, NIMSME.
Chairman, WTC Mumbai emphasized on the need of coming up with eco-friendly textile parks with Center of Excellence on sustainable textile. He further highlighted the need for Industry and academia collaboration wherein NFDI is playing an instrumental role providing an incubation support to budding entrepreneurs who aim to convert their academic achievements to business milestones. He further encouraged the initiative taken up through GlobalSpin, an initiative of IAMKHADI and insisted on organizing many more such industry events, trade fairs and exhibitions to create awareness about age-old eco-friendly textile craft of India. Furthermore, he highlighted the need of the modern textile ind ustry to shift towards environment friendly practices and become more acceptable in the global market.
The inaugural session was graced by the presence of Honourable Governor of Maharashtra and many of international delegates from Kuwait, Mauritius, Zimbabwe, Egypt, UAE, South Africa, etc… The audience constituted of guests from MSMEs, Start-ups, Women Entrepreneurs, Exporters, Traders, Government Officials, students and faculty of NIFT Mumbai.
The inaugural session was followed by welcome address delivered by Mr. Yash Arya, Founder, IAMKHADI and a brief introduction of NFDI by Dr. Ajit Nigam, CEO, NFDI. Thereafter a technical panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ajit Nigam with panel members Ms. Sakina Ansari, Mr. Ramez Basmaji, Mr. Sachin A. Punekar, Ms. Dolly Bhasin (SMARTEDGE) and Mr. Ganesh Kasekar (GOTS). Later the floor was open for audience interaction and was found to be immersing with deliberation and discussion on Sustainable fashion, Organic textiles, Technology intervention in Textile and Apparel Business, and many more. Leveraging the artisans towards accomplishing their business in compliance with global standards was one of the focus area where the panellists discussed in detail.
The start-up presentations were given by Ms. Sakina Ansari, Co-founder Maalgaadi, Mr. Kartik Raichura, CEO, InstaWeb Labs Pvt. Ltd., Ms. Bhavini Parikh, Founder, Bunkojunko, Mr. Sourabh Wagh, CTO SATATSOUK (a unit of IAMKHADI Export Pvt. Ltd.) and Ms. Tasneem Merchant, Creative Director, Tasneem Merchant Label. All these start-ups shared their ethos behind the Vision and Mission which they hold for their company and brands. Audiences were enlightened with business strategy of this business directly from the entrepreneurs. Interestingly two out of three presenters for the start-up presentations were from Woman entrepreneur, further strengthening the initiatives on woman empowerment.
The Mr. Seewraj Nundlall, Counsellor (Trade and Investment), Embassy of Mauritius gave a presentation about country Mauritius and talked about business opportunites between both the countries and urged if the trade delegation by Mr. Yash Arya, CEO IAMKHADI can be planned to Mauritius to promote investment in textile sector, start-up exchange program and cultural ties between both countries.
Foreign Delegates Dr. Rumbidzayi Masina, Professor from University of Textiles, Zimbabwe; International Acclaimed influential Fashion icon Mr. Ramez Basmaji, Founder FABUSSE and International Fashion Designer from Zimbabwe Mr. Ishmael Humphrey Tsakatsa shared their vast experience about Textile, Fashion and Technology and invited Indian Designers, Startups and Exporters to their countries for cross country knowledge exchange and other tie-ups.
Ms. Rupa Naik, Executive Director WTC Mumbai assured to provide all necessary support towards making India achieve $1 trillion dollar exports by 2030. Ms. Sangeeta Jain, Senior Director, AIAI assured to start a new verticial under AIAI that will comprise of Micro Entrepreneurs focussing Youth and Women, who wants to enter into exports and looking for micro loans.
The series of events concluded with a panel discussion on Towards Role of Funding Agencies towards Export Marketing. The session was moderated by Mr. Yash Arya, Founder CEO, IAMKHADI (https://iamkhadi.org/). The panellists majorly deliberated on the idea of getting MSMEs prepared for Global Trade and Exports.
GlobalSpin Startup Awards nomination has been open and the award ceremony is planned to hold during August-September 2022. The Textile industry prides itself on providing one of the three basic needs to mankind. But our world of textiles and fashion can sometimes feel petty de-humanizing. It’s easy to forget that every garment or fabrics we wear and use are the result of hard work and struggle by real people. That’s why we put together awards to offer a window into the lives and work of those real people. It will be followed by Globalspin Fashion Show and Exhibition.
GlobalSpin Fashion Show has been planned with Ethiopia, Egypt, Mauritius and South Africa between July to March 2023 at the embassies in New Delhi.
Through this GlobalSpin Trade Conclave, the Organizers and Co-Organizers wanted to start an engagement with all the stakeholders of Textile Value Chain to initiate a unique project UDAAN, which is towards creating millions of micro entrepreneur in the India i.e., it will create jobs and generate more foreign exchange for India thus enhancing exports. It aims to create an enabling environment for enhancing skill development and entrepreneurship for the flow of trade, commerce, and technology and engage, enable and empower micro-entrepreneurs and start-ups to gain a better understanding of the challenges to global trade and export competitiveness. It focuses to towards ODOP and Aspirational Districts creating millions of micro entrepreneurs.
GlobalSpin was supported by Ms. Dolly Bhasin of SMARTEDGE as E-Publishing Partner, Ms. Sonia Lamba of RAJ Foundation as NGO Partner, Mr. Sachin Goyal of UDAAN (http://www.eximtrain.com/) was a Project Partner.
Mr. Prateek Kanakia of TheGreenBillions Limited and Silk Mark Organization of India was Supporting Partner of the program. Mr. Romi Furtado was an Anchor, Motivator, Master of Ceremonies for GlobalSpin Trade Conclave.
Country Partners for the Global Spin Conclave are ETHIOPIA, ZIMBABWE, EGYPT, MAURITIUS and SOUTH AFRICA.