Indian textile manufacturers intend to sell fabrics to Kenya for use in clothing, carpets, rugs, and towels. These companies presented their bids to potential Kenyan apparel makers during the Reverse Buyer Seller Meet (RBSM) Wool and Woollen show in New Delhi, according to Business Daily Africa.
Kenyan fashion designers and sourcing agents spoke with India’s wool and woolen products manufacturers and exporters during the three-day exhibition, which took place from March 25 to 27. Rialto Enterprises, Occasions and Days, Sao Satorial, and Combiat Agencies were among the Kenyan fashion companies and importers who attended the event. Monica Kanari, CEO of Occasions and Days, said the company is looking to form collaborations with the Indian textile and apparel industry to provide a continuous supply of high-quality materials to Kenya’s textile industry.
Kenya has been encouraging people to buy locally made clothing in order to create jobs and reduce the amount of foreign currency spent on secondhand clothing each year. Jump-starting the leather, textiles, and agro-processing sub-sectors were considered critical in achieving early gains in the government’s “Big Four” agenda’s manufacturing pillar.