South India has a very strong manufacturing base
The southern states are a major contributor to India's textile and apparel exports. Fibre2Fashion spoke to a cross-section of people on the ground seeking their analyses and perceptions.
All companies do not have vertical setups, but there are a lot of small and medium companies-each specialised in a particular process which caters to any other company's requirements from Tiruppur. Small and medium sizes of different ancillary units such as knitting, dyeing and bleaching, compacting, printing, embroidery, etc, that are required to produce garments, are within a radius of 70 km. Naturally, they work as clusters.
South India has a very strong manufacturing base up to the stage of weaving. Now, it's time for the region's textile companies-who can initiate integration and move up the value chain-to move up their finished products. South India's higher per capita income and aspiring middle class lead to growing sales of apparel and textiles, particularly in organised retail.
Published on: 01/07/2019
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