Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Textile units in Tamil Nadu stop production

Textile units in Tamil Nadu stop production

Mar '20
Pic: Shutterstock
Pic: Shutterstock
Garment exporters in Tiruppur and home textile exporters in Karur stopped production from March 24. Other textile mills in Tamil Nadu will decide according to their order positions. Following instructions from Tiruppur district collector, garment units there stopped production till March 31, Raja Shanmugam, president of Tiruppur Exporters Association, said.

Tiruppur has over 1,200 exporters and thousands of supporting units. The industry there employs nearly six lakh workers. The entire chain has halted, according to a report n a South Indian newspaper.

Shanmugam said industries there were facing severe financial crisis and therefore, the government should extend financial support to pay wages to the workers for this period.

The market is also not accepting goods. As the district administration has stopped all trading activities, it is estimated that goods worth ₹750 crore will not be produced for eight days.

M Nachimuthu, president of Karur Exporters’ Association, said about 500 exporting units that employ nearly two lakh workers in Karur have stopped production from March 24 to 31. The units will pay wages to the workers for these days.

The annual export turnover of Karur is nearly ₹5,000 crore. Just 20 per cent of buyers are willing to take the orders placed. However, exporters face challenges in sending these goods too, he added.

The Southern India Mills’ Association has communicated to its members, mainly textile mills, that many industries have suspended their operations and shut down the units till March 31 or till normalcy is restored to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

M Senthil Kumar, head of the Palladam Hi-Tech Weaving Park, said several weaving units in Tamil Nadu have already stopped production. But the units will need to pay wages to workers.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (DS)

Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 9th Apr 2020

Bangla PM unveils fresh stimulus packages worth Tk67750 cr

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina recently unveiled a set of stimulus...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 9th Apr 2020

Indonesian firms to produce 17 mn PPE units per month

As the Indonesian textile and garment industry has assured the...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 9th Apr 2020

CAI retains 2019-20 crop estimate at 354.5 lakh bales

The Cotton Association of India (CAI) has in its March estimate...

Interviews View All

Vasanth Kumar, Max Fashion India

Vasanth Kumar
Max Fashion India

‘Traditional high-street retailers are now willing to offer franchisees to ...

Top executives, Textile industry

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Karin Ekberg, Leadership & Sustainability

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers



Italtex is a leading studio publishing fabric trend-books since 1959....

Apurva Kothari,

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Luis Quijano, Liberty University

Luis Quijano
Liberty University

Focusing on bold patterns and colour palettes, Luis Quijano, a student at...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions & Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

The designer duo of Hemant & Nandita are known for being inspired by...

Anisha Chaudhari, Threads & Shirts

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads & Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

April 2020

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

Advanced Search