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Apparel Retailers & Makers Received Outstanding Achiever’s Award at 6th Kolkata Garments Expo 2023

Metiabruz, a small town located in the eastern part of West Bengal on the banks of the Hooghly River is a goldmine – underrated and misunderstood locality near Kolkata and a significant industrial hub of West Bengal. Its proximity to the port and river navigation allowed growth of refineries, chemical, sugar and pharmaceutical businesses. Metiabruz is also popular for its local markets, where one can find a variety of items. However, the real strength and contribution of Metiabruz is its thriving low cost garments manufacturing sector.

Metiaburuz – Bangla Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Traders Welfare Association (BRGMTWA), with major apparel makers as its members, have preserved its century long apparel manufacturing legacy and became one of major local job creators as well as revenue earners for West Bengal, at a time when West Bengal desperately needs to create mass jobs and business earnings.

Like every year, Metiabruz Readymade Garments Manufacturers Association organized its 6th Kolkata Garments Expo 2023 during 27-28 July 2023 in Kolkata where buyers, showroom owners, garment traders and wholesalers from East India participated. The 6th Kolkata Garments Expo 2023 features an impressive lineup of renowned personalities and industry experts, who have significantly contributed to the growth and advancement of India’s garment and fashion industry. The prestigious “Outstanding Achievement” award was conferred on 28th July to recognize the exceptional contributions and relentless efforts of these visionaries. The esteemed awardees include:

  • Avishek Auddy, Chairman, the Bengal Business Council
  • Anil Buchasia, M/S Amrit Export
  • Hitesh Bhatt – Director of Marketing & Com, Retailers Association of India
  • Gouri Shankar Goenka, Director, Kolkata Fashion Bazaar
  • Surya Prakash Baid – Founder Director of City Baazar
  • K.I Hossain, President of BGBA (Bangladesh Garments Buyers Association)
  • Azizur Rahman Chairman & Managing Director, Starling Silk Mills Pvt. Ltd.
  • Sanjay Jain, Managing Director, TT Limited & Chairman, ICC Textiles Committee
  • Anil Kumar Agarwal, Director, AGS Retails
  • Shreyans Surana, Director, Style Bazaar

These distinguished individuals have displayed exemplary leadership, innovation, and dedication to shaping the garment and fashion landscape in India. Each awardee has played a pivotal role in driving the industry forward, revolutionizing trends, and elevating the reputation of Indian fashion on a global stage.

The award ceremony was a memorable occasion, graced by esteemed dignitaries and prominent personalities from the fashion fraternity. It served as a fitting tribute to the awardees’ invaluable contributions, inspiring the attendees to continue striving for excellence and innovation in the industry.

While delivering his Opening Remarks, Jb Alamgir Fakir, Secretary of Metiaburuz Readymade Garments Manufacturers Association (BRGMTWA) stated that local business leaders need to think big and set bigger targets in order to create thrust for growth. Metiabruz should cater to new markets and also explore export potentials in the Middle East and Africa. Vice President Jb Shajahan Ali Molla in his remarks said that metiabruz apparel makers have learnt the skills traidionally from their parents in generations. The time has come that they need to learn modern management techniques, the latest technology, and other business skills. Export opportunities and government support can multiply the outcomes.

The expo is not only a celebration of fashion but also a platform for participants to explore business collaborations, partnerships, and networking opportunities. It features a diverse array of exhibitors, ranging from established fashion houses to emerging designers and manufacturers, presenting their latest collections and innovations to an eager audience.

Metiabruz – Bangla Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Traders Welfare Association (BRGM&TWA) is an industry body of readymade garment manufacturers, exporters and traders from Metiabruz, which plays a significant role in the country’s economy. Since decades, the association has been working towards promoting the growth and development of the industry, addressing common challenges, and advocating for the welfare of the industry stakeholders.


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