Overproduction and an inward-looking tendency are the biggest challenges for the Indian denim industry as it got into a hyper-expansion mode without thinking about its impact, says Sandeep Agarwal, director, Denimsandjeans, a trade fair organised in India, Bangladesh and Vietnam that provides a global platform for interaction for the denim community.
The sole focus on the domestic market is a big negative trait as it keeps the industry out of international trends, pressures and resultant innovations, Agarwal told Fibre2Fashion in an interview.
Organised garment manufacturing in large capacities is missing in India, making the country weaker in innovations in that field. “We have limited vertically-integrated units, which is the need of the hour for many large buyers,” he added. (DS)
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Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India