Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Wide gap between designers & denim mills – Mr Dudeja, Denim Club

Wide gap between designers & denim mills – Mr Dudeja, Denim Club

29
Sep '09
Mr Rajesh Dudeja
Order book positions of the very promising denim sector are full since the last few months, after the lull which set in, due to the unfolding of the global economic crisis and the recessionary trends which followed in its wake. A lot of denim manufacturing companies are euphoric about that the fact that the fortunes of the largest exported product category, from the amongst the basket of textile exports has finally turned around on its heels and is also reset to grow again at the same scorching pace, it had set in the last few years.

Fibre2fashion spoke exclusively to Mr Rajesh Dudeja, who is the Founder member of the Denim Club India. Denim Club India is an ambitious initiative to make available a unified platform to all denim professionals in India - where they can meet, interact with each other, and share thoughts, ideas and achievements and also serves as a business center for buyers and sellers of denim fabrics and denim garments. It is also a social and professional networking place for professionals involved in denim related activities - be it manufacturing, marketing, sourcing, trading, designing, conversion into made-ups, merchandising, retailing, etc.

Mr Dudeja said, “Looking at the overall situation, in the short term perspective, currently with the revival of economy in India and countries like Japan and France, export orders for denim have been coming in and the Indian mills are now operating at full capacity and the positive trend is expected to continue through the year and moreover, the Indian denim industry has benefited from the production cuts in China, due to increasing labour, fuel costs. Several Chinese mills have had to curtail their capacity and there have been reports of non-execution of denim orders from China”.

He added by saying, “Similarly, other suppliers of denim have also been facing problems, and Indian denim industry has for sure been the gainer and this has presented Indian players an opportunity to increase their global market share and while looking at the global scenario, in a different dimension, though the global demand for denim has not increased much recently, the depreciating rupee and Indian companies having become more competitive, have been able to bag orders from customers who were previously procuring denim from other countries such as Turkey and Mexico.

Commenting on the evolution and progress of the Indian denim industry, he said, “Conventionally, the Indian denim industry has been feeding the supply chain of global buying houses and retailers and if one would notice that, even though India is a cotton rich country, and denim is all about cotton, we entered the denim segment very late, and that also could happen due to the efforts put in by Mr PR Roy – rightly known as the 'Father of Denim' in India”.

“But if we look at the evolution of denim industry in India, it is easy to see that India did not achieve much in this field and as of date there is over capacity in suiting and shirting, and denim is the only area growing fast as far as textiles is concerned and increased demand in the rural and semi-urban areas will be the main driver of growth for the denim industry along with which, domestic as well as global brands in India have continued their expansion which in itself is an indication of the trend.


Must ReadView All

Indian cotton spinners’ performance likely to weaken: ICRA

Textiles | On 23rd Aug 2019

Indian cotton spinners’ performance likely to weaken: ICRA

The performance of Indian cotton spinners is likely to weaken in...

Pic: Ulster Carpets

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Aug 2019

Irish Ulster Carpets, Mourne Textiles create new business

Two major textile companies in Northern Ireland-Ulster Carpets based...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 23rd Aug 2019

Uttar Pradesh to develop textile park in Farrukhabad

The Uttar Pradesh government recently decided to set up a textile...

Interviews View All

Yashiki Gumber, Sahiba Fabrics

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Manfred Mentges, Sedo Treepoint GmbH

Manfred Mentges
Sedo Treepoint GmbH

We see a higher demand in colour management systems, as customers see big...

Top executives, Fabric manufacturers

Top executives
Fabric manufacturers

Domestic manufacturers would get an edge over imported products

Cem Erdogrul,

Cem Erdogrul

Turkey-based Temsan Air Engineering is one of the leading manufacturers of ...

Gagan Gulati,

Gagan Gulati

PG Silk Mills Private Limited had a humble start with a hand-dyeing unit....

Fabio Grandis,

Fabio Grandis

Italian company Grandis SRL has been operating in the textile industry for ...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner GmbH

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner GmbH

<div>Schlegel und Partner is the market research and consultancy company...

Johan Berlin, InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Luis Quijano, Liberty University

Luis Quijano
Liberty University

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

Sanjukta Dutta, Sanjukta's Studio

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Hemant & Nandita, Hemant & Nandita

Hemant & Nandita
Hemant & Nandita

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

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

Leave your Comments


August 2019

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search