A commemorative postage stamp on the Tex–Styles India ‘95 Fair, Bombay :
Issued by India
Issued on Jan 18, 1995
Issued for : India Trade Promotion Organisation is the premier export body of the country having vast experience of organising trade fairs and buyer-seller meets. Tex-Styles India ’95 was a great draw for both the participants and the buyers from all over the world. The Department of Posts is happy to issue a commemorative postage stamp to mark the opening of the largest ever Fair on Indian Textile.
Stamp Design, F.D.C., Cancellation & Text : India Trade Promotion Organisation.
Type : Stamp, Postal Used
Colour : Multi Colour
Denomination : 200 Paise
Overall size : 3.91 x 2.90 cms.
Printing size : 3.55 x 2.54 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Un W/M adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper
Number of stamps Printed : 0.6 Million
Number per issue sheet : 35
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : India Security Press
- Tex–Styles India ’95, the largest ever show of Indian textiles covering all fibres and all segments of the industry was held from January 18-21, 1995 at Bombay, the hub of Indian textile industry, in a display area of about 20,000 square metres where over 300 Indian companies exhibited a variety of products in the areas of yarn, thread, fabric, home furnishings and accessories. There was separate sections exhibiting products according to the fibre used whether cotton, silk, wool, synthetic and rayon or jute.
- The Fair was organised by the India Trade Promotion Organisation in cooperation with the Ministry of Textiles and all apex textile related organisations including the Export Promotion Councils for Cotton, Synthetic & Rayon, Wool & Woolens, Jute, Silk and Handloom. The participants comprised of large companies from the organised sector as well as merchant-exporters and manufacturer-exporters from the small and medium sectors.
- The textile industry is the single largest industry in the country and continues to be the highest foreign exchange earner as well. With a total production of 9,000 tonnes of silk [by 1995], India is the second largest producer in the world. India’s multi-fibre base, wide infrastructure, adequate raw material supplies, highly trained labour force and deep rooted traditions in spinning and weaving give it a leading edge.
- The Fair had a special theme area designed by the National Institute of Fashion Technology presenting a concise picture of the present scenario of the textile industry as well as a projection for the years to come.