Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / India's denim capacity to surpass 1.2bn m by 2015
India's denim capacity to surpass 1.2bn m by 2015
14
May '12
Mr. Rajesh Dudeja
Mr. Rajesh Dudeja
The combined capacity of denim fabric production by various mills in India is set to cross the 1.2 billion metres per annum by 2015 as several companies are going in for their capacity expansion.

Etco Denim, Aarvee Denim, LNJ Denim, Sangam Denim, Jindal Denim, Nandan Exim, Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn and the SEL Group have either increased or currently in the process of raising their denim fabric production capacity.

“It is just a matter of time before India's denim fabric production capacity reaches one billion metres mark. It would touch 1.2 billion metres per annum by 2015,” Mr. Rajesh Dudeja, founder of Denim Club of India (DCI), told fibre2fashion.

“It would mean that there would be a sea-change in production capacities of denim in North India during the coming years. Denim manufacturing will move to locations where denim was not given even a thought in the last five decades,” adds Mr. Dudeja.

In the domestic market, the demand and consumption of denim has been growing consistently during the last few years. However, there still remains a huge potential to be tapped.

As Mr. Dudeja says, “The mere fact that India has a huge semi-urban and rural population makes it evident that the domestic market will consume most of the denim that is produced in the country.”

“It also implies that a major part of the more than one billion metres of denim manufactured in the country would be low value, basic denim fabric, which will be cut by the predominantly unorganized garmenting sector, and turned into economy jeans,” he adds.

“At the same time, innovation will be driven by the growing 'brand-conscious' segment in metros and cities, who will certainly demand better products. Interestingly, in the very near future, we will also see regular import of better qualities of denim fabrics from neighbouring countries, which will be converted into garments domestically,” he predicts.

The demand for high quality denim fabrics and innovative finishes and functionality has been constantly driving the demand, with Japan having taken the lead in the premium denim segment.

“To remain in the competition, the Indian industry will essentially need to make investments in order to bring in improvements in wear life, as well as hand, drape and colour retention, while at the same time focusing on processes and technology that are more eco-friendly and sustainable. The denim manufacturers have to be more responsive to fashion trends, and must get out of their comfort zone and start bringing out collections for at least two seasons in a year,” avers Mr. Dudeja.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

Govt defers tax deduction at source provision under GST

E-commerce players in India will not be required to deduct tax on...

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jun 2017

Future Group aims Rs 12,000 crore in fashion business

Future Group, which runs retail stores across India under various...

Textiles | On 27th Jun 2017

AEPC & NSDL to help exporters with GST compliances

Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) and National Securities...

Interviews View All

Pinkesh Jain
Everflow Petrofils Ltd

‘An innovative technology which India needs desperately is the...

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

news category


Related Categories:
July 2017

July 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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