The textile industry is all of the businesses that are involved with the production, processing, distribution, selling and marketing of textiles. These materials can be made of cotton, wool and synthetic fibers and may be sewn, woven or pressed together. 

The global textile & apparel industry generated total revenue of USD 1467.5 Billion. The global apparel and accessories industry generated total revenues of USD 1,098.6 Billion in 2005 equivalent to 74.9% of the overall industry value. The global textile sector was worth USD 214.7 Billion in 2005, which represented 14.6% of the Industry value share. The global textile & apparel industry is expected to reach a value of USD 1,781.7 Billion by the end of 2010. Source: Ernst & Young India

It contributes about 12% to the world production of textile fibers and yarns.  Indian textile industry contributes about 22 % to the world spindle age and about 6 % to the world rotor capacity installed . is poised to play an increasingly important role in global cotton and textile markets as a result of domestic and multilateral policy reform.  India.India contributes to about 25% share in the world trade of cotton yarn.  India has second highest spindle age in the world after China with an installed capacity of 38. the world s third-largest producer of cotton and second-largest producer of cotton yarns and textiles. ranking second to China in production of cotton yarn and fabrics and first in installed spinning and weaving capacity Total consumption of cotton/ man-made fibers and filament yarns is 5155 Million Kg (2004-05).60 Million. India is one of the largest consumers of cotton in the world. .

. ‡The Woolen Sector.‡The Man-Made Fiber / Yarn and Power loom Sector. ‡The Cotton Sector. ‡The Handloom Sector. ‡The Handicraft Sector. ‡The Jute Sector. ‡The Sericulture and Silk Sector.


The Ministry of Textiles: The following are the principal functional areas of the Ministry · Textile Policy & Coordination · Man-made Fiber/ Filament Yarn Industry · Cotton Textile Industry · Jute Industry · Silk and Silk Textile Industry · Wool & Woolen Industry · Decentralized Power loom Sector · Export Promotion · Planning & Economic Analysis · Integrated Finance Matters · Information Technology Advisory Bodies: · All India Handlooms Board · All India Handicrafts Board · All India Power looms Board · Advisory Committee under Handlooms Reservation of Articles for Production · Co-ordination Council of Textiles Research Association · Cotton Advisory Board .

Bangalore · Jute Manufactures Development Council. Mumbai · Power loom Development & Export Promotion Council. Chennai · Indian Silk Export Promotion Council. New Delhi Autonomous Bodies: · Central Wool Development Board.Export Promotion Councils: · Apparel Export Promotion Council. New Delhi · Handloom Export Promotion Council. Mumbai · Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts. New Delhi · Carpet Export Promotion Council. Jodhpur · National Institute of Fashion Technology. New Delhi · Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council. Mumbai . New Delhi · National Centre for Jute Diversification Statutory Bodies: · Central Silk Board. Mumbai · Synthetic & Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council. Mumbai · Wool & Woolen Export Promotion Council. Kolkata · Textiles Committee.

Arvind Mills. (Textiles) ‡Century Textiles (Composite mill. Reliance Textiles. Vardhaman Spinning. cotton & Man-made) ‡Morarjee Mills (Fully integrated Composite Mill) ‡Hanil Era Textiles (Yarn. (Manmade Textiles) . Raymonds. The following are some of the other major textile companies: ‡Bombay Dyeing Ltd. (Composite and fully integrated) ‡Welspun India (Manufactures terry towels) ‡Oswal Knit India (Woolen Wear) ‡Sharda Textile Mills (Man-made Fiber) ‡Mafatlal Textiles (Fully integrated Composite Mill) ‡LNJ Bhilwara Group (Diversified and vertically integrated denim producer with spinning and weaving capacity) ‡Alok Textiles (Cotton and Man-made Fiber Textiles) ‡Indian Rayon (Man-Made Fiber) ‡BSL Ltd. Cotton & Man-made Fiber) ‡Filaments India Ltd.

‡Abundant Raw Material availability that helps industry to control costs and reduces the leadtime across the operation. ‡Promising export potential. . ‡Availability of large varieties of cotton fiber and has a fast growing synthetic fiber industry. ‡Large and potential domestic and international market. ‡ Availability of low cost and skilled manpower provides competitive advantage to industry.The Indian Textile Industry has several key strengths . Abundant RM availability Low cost Skilled Labor Presence across value-chain Growing Domestic market ‡An Independent and self-reliant industry.

‡Infrastructural Bottlenecks and Efficiency such as. Fragmented Industry Effect of Historical Government policies Lower productivity & Cost competitiveness Technological obsolescence ‡The Industry is a highly fragmented Industry. . Transaction Time at Ports and transportation Time. ‡Lack of Trade Membership. ‡Unfavorable labor Laws. ‡Lack of Technological Development that affect the productivity and other activities in whole value chain. which restrict to tap other potential market. It is highly dependent on Cotton.However there are several inherent weakness as well . ‡There is lower productivity in various segments. There is a declining in Mill Segment.

drapes. toilet and kitchen linen  Curtains.‡ ‡ ‡ Indian companies need to focus on Product Development Increased use of CAD to develop designing capabilities Investing in Trend Forecasting to enable the growth of industry The growth opportunities exist in following areas:  Medical textiles  Construction textiles  Packaging textiles  Baby diapers  Home textiles( with fire-retarded fabric)  Blankets and Traveling rugs  Bed. sail. tent. tale. camping goods . interior blinds  Furnishing articles  Sacks and bags  Tarpaulin.

The Industry needs to keep in mind several potential threats . Competition in domestic market Ecological and social awareness Regional alliances .

The textile industry is undergoing a major reorientation towards non-clothing applications of textiles. High growth is expected in the domestic market as well as exports. seatbelts. The growth of the Industry is expected in the following areas: · Cotton · Jute · Ready garment · Silk textile · Handloom · Textiles export · Wool and Woolen textiles · Handicrafts . and multiple other specialized products and applications. These technical textiles are an emerging industry with a potential to reach a size of US $ 127 billion by 2012 and hold a great promise for Indian textiles industry. adhesive tape. known as technical textiles like thermal protection and blood-absorbing materials.

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Testing & Marketing ‡Account Executive ‡Junior Accountant ‡Industrial Engineer ‡Production Coordinator ‡Account Representative Personnel Manager Assistance Accounting Manager Sales Assistant Assistant QA Manager .‡GRAPHIC DESIGNER ‡International Business Development Manager ‡Business Development Executive ‡Planning Executive ‡Merchandiser ‡International (EXIM) Marketing Executive ‡Textile Designer ‡Textile Graduate .

potential exists for export of lifestyle brands of garments and accessories to India .Business opportunities exist for foreign players Invest in setting up vertically integrated large scale units Investing in India Invest in setting up retail chains (single brand) Enter into marketing joint ventures with Indian companies Brand licensing to Indian players Partner with Indian vendors to import from India. by nominating large Sourcing from India Indian companies having credibility in terms of capacities and quality Readymade garments have maximum opportunity. given India s cost competitiveness With Indian consumers increasingly getting exposure to international Export to India fashion trends.


Manufacturing units present at all levels of value chain Raw materials Cotton. processing units. units attached to hosiery units Composite Mills mills Source: Industry Research . Weaving/ Garments & independent knitting units home textile power handlooms. silk. producers powerlooms. wool. jute Fibres and yarn Grey fabric Knitting Weaving Petrochemicals Man-made fibre/ filament yarn* Processed fabric Dyeing Finishing Home textiles Garments Production unit Spinning mills Hand processing units.

.. .Indian textile industry: Porter analysis.

focusing on cotton R&D. as well as marketing operations Scheme for Integrated Textile Parks (SITP). based on public-private partnership model to build world class infrastructure facilities Upgrading infrastructure Product specific Cluster Approach targeting development of 100 additional clusters in textiles Technology Mission on Cotton (TMC).61 bn till 31st December 2005 Upto 100% foreign direct investment allowed in textile and apparel Policy related to foreign investment manufacturing industry.Several government initiatives targeted to attract investments Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme Scheme launched in 1999 to provide firms access low interest loans for technology upgradation and setting up new units with state-of-art technology Scheme has disbursed INR 91. dissemination of technology to farmers. with approval of the Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) ~ USD 1.02 bn of FDI in the sector approved between 1991 and 2004 Companies free to set up fully-owned sourcing (liaison) offices. Industry Research . improvement of market infrastructure and modernisation of ginning and pressing sector Source: Ministry of Textiles.

which should prove a major asset in the years to come. Alternatively. Some of the largest garment exporters. Abhishek Industries and Welspun India (both in cotton pile towels). * Average wage rates in India are 50-60 per cent lower than that in developed countries. ‡Design and fashion capabilities are key strengths that will enable Indian players to strengthen their relationships with global retailers and score over their Chinese competitors. from spinning to garments manufacturing. . such as Orient Craft and Gokuldas Exports. Companies with integrated capacities. such as Alok Industries. could gain considerably. ‡Production facilities are available across the textile value chain. which supply to international retailers. such as Arvind Mills and Vardhman Spinning.The key advantages of the Indian industry are : * India is the third largest producer of cotton with the largest area under cotton cultivation in the world. market leaders in niche segments. capable of delivering large volumes are likely to gain. may also emerge as gainers. The industry is investing in technology and increasing its capacities. It has an edge in low cost cotton sourcing compared to other countries.

Technological developments in textile industry: Automation and intelligent machines (intelligent manufacturing) R&D studies Technical textile development  Intelligent textile development .



The textile industry of India is one of the prosperous sectors of Indian economy.63% to export revenues and 4% to the GDP of nation. In the year 2010. and garment manufacturing by the end of 2015. It is contributing more than 13% to industrial output. The objective is to trigger the foreign investment towards instituting textile units in India by offering numerous allowances to global investor like low-priced workforce and intellectual right fortification. the industry is estimated to produce 12 million jobs with an investment of US$ 6 billion in the fields of textiles equipments and structure. . 16.

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