Indian silk company presents itself at Australian International Sourcing Fair
The Australian International Sourcing Fair (AISF) has been opened at Sydney Exhibition Centre Darling Harboury, Sydney (AUS) yesterday and will be open until tomorrow November 22, 2012 and is co-located with the China Clothing & Textiles Expo
The fair is destined to make the business of buyer easier. It brings international manufacturers and Australian manufacturers as well as buyers together to develop product ranges through outsourced manufacturing or direct volume import.
At AISF over 400 quality international manufacturers and established exporters are present. The fashion and apparel manufacturers are from India, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, China and Fiji Islands. Exhibitors of accessories come from India, U.S.A., Fiji, China and Thailand and footwear origins from China, Thailand and Indonesia, whereas home textiles and rugs come from India, Egypt, Pakistan and China, home decoration and gift and handicraft items from China , India, Pakistan and Indonesia.
An Indian silk and Textile Mill and AISF exhibitor, Apsara Silks (Unit II, founded in 1998 and is primarily dealing in silk yarn) from Bangalore gave TextileFuture a brief insight into its activities. It is an example of an active and modern Indian company seeking new export possibilities.
According to in-house information, it is manufacturing and exporting silk and silk blend fabrics, cotton and cotton blends, Polyester/Viscose/Rayon and blends as well as other fabrics: Dipions, Taffeta, Chiffon, Organza, Satin, Tussar, Crêpe, Polydupion, Jacquards and more in various widths, in plains, checks and stripes, for high fashion, bridal wear and home furnishings, as well as knitted fabrics. It manufactures also high quality printed scarves both hand or machine hemmed. The company offers also finished products and disposes of modern machines such as Juki Machines for high end fashion. Apsara seems to be an innovative company, pioneering silk/wool and silk/nylon blends, super soft cotton stretch and moisturised polyester and the latest is a focus on woven linens and for this purpose exists an in-house fabric processing R&D unit. All fabrics offer water and fire resistance. Over two decades Apsara Silks has developed a passion in embroidery (hand and machine). The manufacturing is making use of different looms (Sulzer, Rapier, power and hand loom) to satisfy customers’ requirements. Further there exists an in-house design studio with professional designers keeping in constant touch with changes in global fashion trends and is offering new designs every season.
The company states that is also a leader in printed fabrics from India, equipped with a manufacturing infrastructure from leading names in Europe and the new unit in Bangalore is one of the most modern and eco-friendly plant, built to have all manufacturing processes under a single roof with constant quality control and inspection at every step. Apsara Silk is driven by creativity. The annual digital printing capacity of any fabric and blend amounts up to 16 million colours per meter with no restriction on pattern sizes and shapes and sampling is made available in yardages in less than a week. The finish of the fabric is an Italian finish, colours pass fastness tests and are 100 % AZO free. Also print on wider widths is possible.