Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Tables turn for Surat embroidery business
Tables turn for Surat embroidery business
Sep '11
The embroidery industry had come to the rescue of the Surat diamond industry in the past when, the diamond sector was going through a slowdown. Entrepreneurs from the diamond industry had invested in the embroidery sector, which also helped jobless diamond workers to get gainful employment.

However, the tables have now turned. Embroidery factories which had invested heavily in machinery in anticipation of growth in the sector are now shutting down their factories or selling their machines and shifting back to the diamond industry, due to shortage of orders. Most of the 80,000 installed embroidery machines have been imported from China

Surat is known as a hub for the manmade fibre textile and diamond industry in India. The embroidery business took off just five years back and within this short period, the Surat based embroiders were proving to be stiff competition for traditional embroiders in locations like Kolkata and Varanasi.

“Current shape of the embroidery industry is not so good. This is because the overall Surat textile market is in a slowdown phase. We are not even looking forward to a good festive season during Navratri and Diwali”, said Mr Sandeep Duggal, President - Surat Embroidery Association.

He added, “Considering that these two most important festivals are just around the corner, there is very less time left for anything, so we do not expect good times ahead”.

When quizzed about the reasons for the slump, he informed, “If I would have known the reason, I would have been the first person to sort it out and do good business. All we can say is that the textile market is not doing well right now, which is affecting all the allied industries”.

“Other than the shortage of orders, we are also short of labour. This means even if we have a good season, we will not be able to do anything because of a shortage of labor. Skilled labor is more of a problem than just availability of labor”, he concluded by saying.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Maharashtra govt working on second textiles policy

The textiles department of the government of Maharashtra is working...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Apr 2017

EC takes action to make garment sector more sustainable

The European Commission (EC) has presented a set of focused actions...

Textiles | On 27th Apr 2017

Seven new organisations join ZDHC Programme

The Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Programme from...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Evelyne Cholet

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

C. Dhandayuthapani
Mag Solvics Pvt. Ltd

ITME 2016 exploited our full strength like never before

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search