International Expo Consults or IEC has announced that the ‘SGI Dubai 2015’ will have an exclusive Textile pavilion. It will be called as the ‘SGI Textile’. This will have two broad categories Technical Fabric and Garment Decoration. The Dubai World Trade Center would host the 18th Edition of the IEC from January 11 to January 13 2015.
Digital textile printing is described as any ink jet based method of printing colorants onto fabric. Most notably, digital textile printing is referred to when identifying either printing smaller designs onto garments such as t-shirts, promotional wear; and printing larger designs onto large format rolls of textile. The latter is a growing trend in visual communication, where advertisement and corporate branding is printed onto polyester media such as flags, banners, signs and retail graphics. Digital textile printing started in the late 1980s as a possible replacement for analog screen printing.
At SGI Dubai 2015, Brother International will be showcasing a series of products within the textile printing category. One among them is the successful Brother GT-3 Series garment printer which has new options and platens to produce high volumes and also make a unique fashion garment. The benefits of this product includes strong production and reliability, quality and service, return on investment and the most aesthetic natural colour output in the industry. Furthermore, the new ‘Digital Factory Apparel Software’ can also be used to optimize graphics and to reduce running costs. This graphic software was exclusively developed for Brother digital garment printer.
In 2012, the emirate of Fujairah unveiled the largest textile factory in the Middle East. Producing 10,000 tonnes of cotton yarn each year, the plant was built at a cost of Dh225 million (US$61.2m) by the Azerbaijan government, in partnership with Fujairah Government. The factory is estimated to make AED140million in sales per year.
In addition, Brother International will also showcase ‘The Entrepreneur® Pro PR-1000’ 10-needle home embroidery which is the next dimension in innovation, creativity, productivity, and expansive space for embroidery based businesses. The PR-1000 with a stitch speed of up to 1000 stitches per minute, allows completion of most multi-color designs faster, easier, and with greater precision than with most single or six-needle machines. It is meticulously designed with 10 needles and several features such as InnovaChrome™ Thread Color System, InnovEye® technology for hobbyists, crafters and embroidery oriented businesses.
According to industry report, the UAE has today become the world’s fourth largest trading centre of fashion and apparel, accounting for about 5.5 percent of the world’s annual textile and clothing sales. Valued at $2.4 billion, Dubai’s textile industry has played a critical role in the Emirate’s economic development, and is now the second largest contributor to Dubai trade, IEC, including exports and imports.
The International Textile Fair and now the IEC, Dubai has all the Textile events in the near future. The impact on the Textile Industry of UAE will be huge and by 2016 it is going to be the world’s leader of textile and garment re export center.