The country’s largest man-made fabric (MMF) hub in Surat has .. 

SURAT: The country’s largest man-made fabric (MMF) hub in Surat has taken a big leap from manufacturing saris and dress material to readymade garments.

About 100 readymade garment manufacturers from the city have come under one roof to take on their counterparts in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kolkata and Delhi.

More than 105 shops of readymade wholesale garment will be inaugurated at the supermarket located in the textile hub of Ring Road on Tuesday where garments including gown, legging, , kurtis, salwar kameez, plazzo sets, Indo-western etc. will be made available to the buyers from different states on wholesale rates. Anoop Agarwal member of Surat Readymade Garment Manufacturers Association (SRG) told TOI, “Surat is fast emerging as the readymade garment hub in after Ahmedabad. There are over 200 manufacturers making complete range of ladies wear products.” Agarwal added, “Two years ago, the annual turnover of readymade garments in the city was pegged at Rs 400 crore, which has seen a phenomenal rise to Rs 1,500 crore in 2018-19.” The garment manufacturers said that they have advantage over other garment manufacturers in other parts of the country as they have wide range of synthetic fabric available to suit different quality and products of ladies wear.

Agarwal said, “The association is planning to hold an exhibition where more than 500 wholesale buyers from across the country will be invited. A range of ladies wear manufactured in the city will be displayed at the exhibition.”

Ashish Malu, a garment manufacturer said, “The readymade garment manufacturing began in the city few years back. It started with legging and jeggings and that the manufacturers have moved to readymade gown, kurtis, Indo-western wear, salwar kameez etc.”