Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Uster summit identifies key priorities for Indian textiles
Uster summit identifies key priorities for Indian textiles
Dec '14
Key priorities for further development of the Indian textile industry were identified at a three-day Uster ‘Quality University’ event held in Goa recently.
Delegates at the summit explored the challenges and opportunities facing the Indian textile sector, and the message from the event was that India’s textile producers have a clear picture of the challenges they face, and have a determination to make the improvements needed along the pathways to future prosperity.
Uster’s second Quality University themed ‘Opportunities and challenges for the Indian textile industry’ attracted 24 high-level participants, including owners and directors of 19 mills from Gujarat, one of India’s most important textile regions. Delegates discussed the major issues for the industry’s future prosperity, with a panel of experts offering valuable insights.
The panel on ‘multi-faceted improvement plans’ concluded that even in an age ruled by technology, human factors were critical for success in Indian textiles.
The panel on ‘challenges along the entire value chain’ concluded that cotton is sure to remain the most-important fibre, and the large cotton-growing capacity in India forms a solid basis for the entire sector’s success on global markets. “But, there should be increased efforts to use this strength as part of an added-value campaign spanning the whole industry, with an emphasis on quality and increased investments in downstream processes such as knitting and finishing. In this way, the industry would achieve greater economies of scale and improve its overall competitiveness internationally,” it added.
The discussion under ‘tackling cotton contamination’ concluded that Indian cotton suffers from continued problem of contamination, and significant improvements are achievable, from picking to ginning, with proper attention, training and consultation. “Examples have shown that real improvements are possible as the spinners’ requirements are better understood and implemented – but it will take time,” the panel concluded.
Panelists at the Quality University also discussed ‘automation – and human skill shortages’. They mentioned the Government’s skill development initiatives. They said, “At the moment there are gaps in fabric production, processing and garment making, while spinning has large capacities. Each stage in the production chain must work in unison to achieve consistent quality – which is still a big issue.”
The expert panelists also proposed that India should maximise the market appeal of S6 cotton and yarn – premium products from Gujarat – through a special branding campaign.
Greater automation in manufacturing, increased use of yarn quality control technology and international market targeting were also identified as key priorities for the Indian textile sector.
The summit was organised by the Switzerland-based Uster Group, a leading high-technology instrument manufacturer of products for quality measurement and certification for the textile industry. (RKS)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Indian govt plans roadshows to promote textile exports

The Indian government has planned to conduct roadshows to boost the...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

TPP may hit roadblock

The 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that was signed earlier ...

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2016

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali to enter textile manufacturing

Patanjali Ayurved, an enterprise initiated by yoga guru Baba Ramdev,...

Interviews View All

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Studio Priyanka Rajiv

‘To reinvent the age-old tradition of embroidery to suit demographics and...

Anshul Sood

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

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

October 2016

October 2016

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


Browse Our Archives


Advanced Search