Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Diamond sector bets big on textile embroidery
Diamond sector bets big on textile embroidery
19
Jul '10
Ms Panchami Mistry
Ms Panchami Mistry
The two diamond polishing centres in Gujarat, Surat and Ahmedabad have one thing in common. Following the economic downtrend which unfurled in mid-2008, the diamond factories in Surat started shutting down, leaving hundreds of thousands of workers jobless.

However, the loss of the diamond sector was a gain for the textile sector in Surat, which is also considered to be one of the biggest textile hubs in the country. Most of the workers and entrepreneurs from the diamond sector moved in to the embroidery industry.

Following in the footsteps of their Surat counterparts, the diamond factory owners and workers of Ahmedabad too started shifting to the embroidery sector. Bapunagar area, in Ahmedabad, which is a diamond processing hub of the city, has now numerous computer embroidery units dotting in its vicinity.

Ms Panchami Mistry, Associate Professor at the prestigious National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in Gandhinagar, Gujarat and who has also done her Fashion Design Diploma course in the 95-98 batch from the same institute spoke to fibre2fashion on the subject.

She said, “When recession the hit diamond industry in 2008, people were jobless and had a hard time running their family. As there was no choice, a lot of people migrated to their homeland, a few also committed suicides, while many struggled to new hopes and options for their livelihood.

“Many of the diamond factory owners set up computer embroidery units, which also helped unemployed diamond workers to earn a living by working in these units. Approximately, 75-80 percent people in the diamond industry invested in computerized embroidery machines and started new embroidery business and in the process created lot of job opportunities for everybody”, she concluded by saying.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Fashion Revolution/Fashion Transparency Index

Fashion | On 23rd Apr 2018

Top global fashion brands now more transparent

Fashion Revolution’s Fashion Transparency Index 2018 reveals Adidas...

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

Japan’s clothing imports up 4% in fiscal 2017

Japan’s imports of clothing and accessories increased by 4 per cent...

PVH, WWF tie up to protect water bodies in Ethiopia, India

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Apr 2018

PVH, WWF tie up to protect water bodies in Ethiopia, India

PVH Corp , parent company of brands like Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin...

Interviews View All

Veronique Lee
Modavanti

‘Sustainable fashion is trending upwards, slowly but surely, as people...

Asim Dalal
Indo Count Retail Ventures

Today, there is no other emerging market as India, "we make in India and...

Priyanka
Studio Priyanka Rajiv

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

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

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

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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

Leave your Comments


April 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


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