Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Textile cluster set up at Kannur

Textile cluster set up at Kannur

31
Oct '09
The second major textile industry cluster, in the state of Kerala has started its operations in its northern city of Kannur, which is a traditional hub for handlooms. It was once a major textile hub that was providing employment to more than 500,000 traditional weavers.

This northern city of Kerala is also home to the ninth centre of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT). The Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA) has also set up a KINFRA Textile Centre (KTC), which will prove to be helpful to fillip state's textile industry drastically impacted by the crisis, expects the State Government.

This new textile cluster would start functioning at full capacity within next three years. Handloom products from this centre have huge market potential. Entrepreneurs willing to establish textile industry units will be allocated lands in this new textile cluster, said officials.

Following the International Apparel Park in state's capital Thiruvanthapuram, this is the second textile industry cluster initiated by KINFRA that is spread across 124 acres of land, with all necessary infrastructures.

Out of this, textile units divided into six pockets would be established on around 94.80 acres, leaving rest as the open area.

The KTC encompasses roads, power and water supply, water treatment plant, Common Effluent Treatment (CET) plant, weaving centre, standard design factory, integrated infrastructure development centre, facilities for container movement, quality power and dyeing & winding plant, water harvesting pond and green belt, informed the officials.

In addition to this, crèche, ambulance, warehousing facilities, conference and exhibition centres have also been set up, along with which there is a unit for wet-processing of yarn and a standard design factory for final processing of fabric, informed Mr. Elamaram Kareem, the state's minister for industries.

The state government plans to turn Kannur into a major hub for textile exports.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Vietnamese side of the border crossing with Hekou, China. Pic:  Klodien | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 27th Nov 2021

Efforts on to boost trade between Chinese & Vietnamese provinces

Trade agencies of Lao Cai province in the northwest region of Vietnam ...

Pic: Shaja | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 27th Nov 2021

US’ imports of polyester textured yarn to drop in coming months

The US’ imports of polyester textured yarn of HS code 540233 are...

Pic: Tatiyana Akimova | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 27th Nov 2021

Sri Lanka’s textile & garment exports on path to cross $5bn this year

After registering a steep fall of 21 per cent year-on-year to $4.423...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Occam's razor principle and purpose-driven innovations

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Fabric selection & recommendation based on client's brief

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Led by MMF, Indian apparel exports likely to double in next 3 years

J Vargas,

J Vargas

With a vision to be the world's top tier textile manufacturer, Badjatex...

David Guiho,

David Guiho

Headquartered in Apt, South of France, Delta Plus designs, manufactures...

Daniele Uboldi,

Daniele Uboldi

EptaInks is the screen-printing division of Eptanova, a company that...

Daniel Kaye, RocketLife

Daniel Kaye
RocketLife

<div>RocketLife, an award-winning developer of breakthrough visual...

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert, Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert
Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Functional Fabric Fair is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest...

Silverio Baranzano, Fitesa

Silverio Baranzano
Fitesa

Fitesa is a leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry, specialising in...

Anju Modi, Label Anju Modi

Anju Modi
Label Anju Modi

Filmfare Award winner for best costume designer,<b> Anju Modi </b>is...

Seema Gujral, Label Seema Gujral

Seema Gujral
Label Seema Gujral

<b>Seema Gujral</b>'s designs for her eponymous label revolve around...

Sunita Shanker, Label Sunita Shanker

Sunita Shanker
Label Sunita Shanker

Inspired by the rich traditional crafts of India, Sunita Shanker’s work is ...

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


November 2021

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


Advanced Search