Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Gujarat - Home to the most vibrant textile hub
Gujarat - Home to the most vibrant textile hub
07
Oct '10
Gujarat which is considered one of the most industrialized states in India has a vibrant textile industry, whose history can be traced, going back by many decades.

Ahmedabad at one time was considered the 'Manchester of the East. Surat, the second biggest city of the state is one of the biggest textile hubs in India and is also the biggest man-made textiles manufacturing hub in the country.

The textile industry contributes as much as 6 percent to the industrial production of the state and Surat also has to its credit installations of over 40,000 multi-head embroidery machines in the world, in the last three years.

The state also accounts for 12 percent of all textile exports from the country and has a well developed infrastructure for the textile industry, consisting of 18 product clusters, 5 dedicated Special Economic Zones (SEZs) and six industrial parks.

Gujarat accounts for 35 percent of the cotton output and also 60 percent of cotton exports from India. With the world's third largest denim production capacity and the biggest in India, Ahmedabad has arguably earned the distinction of being called the denim capital of the world.

Over 24-28 percent of fixed investment, production value and employment in the Small Scale Industries (SSI) is from textiles sector. The presence of textile related academic institutes caters to the manpower requirement of this highly labour intensive industry.

Technical Textiles is a key emerging area with over 860 units in Gujarat (as per Government of Gujarat's survey report). The state has the lowest ratio of labour unrest across India and the labour situation is considered by and large, peaceful.

With an objective to create an industry responsive workforce of around 200,000 people per year over the next five years, the Gujarat Government has recently, joined forces with 15 corporate groups along with some regional and central institutions like National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT).

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th May 2017

Lenzing unleashes new eco-friendly fibre

There's a new eco-friendly fibre on the anvil—Austrian speciality...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Benetton seeks approval for FDI in single-brand retail

Global fashion brand Benetton Group, has sought Indian government's...

Apparel/Garments | On 26th May 2017

Walmart to conduct GST workshops for SME suppliers

With the objective of supporting its small and medium-sized (SME)...

Interviews View All

Amit Jain
Shingora Textiles Ltd

‘In terms of fabric, the fastest growing category for us is a blend of...

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Smith Vaghasia
Sanado India

Online remains the best destination for shopping

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

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

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

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

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

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

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:
May 2017

May 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