Source: Textile Review

India is known for the production of a variety of textile fibers since ages. The textile industry is next to agriculture in terms of providing employment and earns significant returns to the country's foreign exchange earnings. There is a change observed in the trend of production and consumption of textiles and apparel during the last two decades that is the resultant of increasing awareness and general consciousness of preserving/conserving the ecology. Therefore there is need to review and revive the utilization of the underutilized natural resources to yield environmental friendly products and processes.

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Originally Published in Textile Review, Dec-2010.

About the Authors

Jyoti V. Vastrad & Manish Pujari are associated with DKTE's Textiles and Engineering Institution, Ichalkaranji and Sannapapamma K. J. & Geeta Mahale are associated with Department of Textiles and Apparel Designing, College of Rural Home Science, University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka.