Source: Textile Review

India Textile Industry is one of the leading textile industries in the world. Though was predominantly unorganized industry even a few years back, but the scenario started changing after the economic liberalization of Indian economy in 1991. The opening up of economy gave the much-needed thrust to the Indian textile industry, which has now successfully become one of the largest in the world.

New innovations in clothing production, manufacture and design came during the Industrial Revolution - these new wheels, looms, and spinning processes changed clothing manufacture forever. Clothing manufactured during the Industrial Revolution formed a big part of the exports made by Great Britain.

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Originally published in Textile Review, Dec-2010

The authors are associated with Karpagam University, Coimbatore.