Indian textile manufacturing
Indian Textile industry is right there next to Agriculture in terms of helping the economy and generating employment opportunities. From the production of raw materials to finished clothes or products, it occupies a unique position as a self-reliant industry.
Let us look at an overview of the Indian Textile industry in this blog.
Different places of Production
It is all about different areas in India that contribute to various types of fabrics and textile manufacturing.
If you see in the South, Tirupur is the hub for cotton and hosiery, they produce and export large amounts of garments. Coimbatore and Madurai also join in to produce the same.
Chennai, Kanchipuram, and parts of Karnataka produce silk to the west. Other important players for cotton production in the north are Surat, Rajkot, Mumbai, etc. Bihar is attributed to the production of jute, woolen production duties come from Uttar Pradesh, and parts of Jammu and Kashmir.
Structure of the Textile Industry
In Textile manufacturing, it consists of structures such as Mills, Spinning, Weaving, Knitting, Fabric finishing, and apparel making industries.
Mills are large scale producing facilities that integrate spinning, weaving, apparel making, etc and they produce bulk output.
Spinning is the process that converts cotton fiber into yarn, to be used for knitting and weaving.
Knitting and weaving are the next processes on the list, where the cotton fiber will be used into making full knitted clothes.
Fabric Finishing comes next where dyeing, printing, and other works are done on the cloth.
Apparel making industries are the ones mostly small scale industries, where they can be small scale manufacturers and exporters.
Growth and Future
Large scale manufacturing has been functioning well in India, especially for textiles and garment industry. The growth has been ever-increasing, and steps are being taken by the government to ensure it is on the right path.
Stressing the importance and implementing 'Make in India' is one of the good initiatives by the government. What this means is that nowadays, after the power looms began to increase in numbers, it made a difficult task for the handloom industry and the artisans.
Then, the decline of Indian crafts started. But now after the 'Make in India' move, and more support to the artisans, there is hope, more and more brands have started working on handlooms.
The future can be in these handlooms if it can get the needed support and large scale production. These handlooms represent Indian heritage and history, which can be showcased to the world. Investing in the fashion department also is a way to be updated on western fashion, and new fashion trends to be implemented here in India.
With the right guidance and supported research can help in developing or manufacturing high-quality clothing matching international standards.
Since it is one of the important industries and the scope for development is immense, we can expect India to be a textile manufacturing superpower in a few years with the right kind of planning and implementation. Share your thoughts on the blog in the comments below. See you soon!