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Textile industry filled the majority of work force in india after agriculture. Budget is always the factor which decide the fate of most of the textile workers living in india.
Surat is one of the textile hub in india, where most of the people depend in textile directly or indirectly. Each year govt of india making allocation of fund, starting new policies for them, but are these facilities really comes handy to real end user workers ?
Let’s go deep into this and see how budget is important for us.
The textile sector in India is one of the most important manufacturing industries which not just employs a large number of people but also supports several others sectors. Consequently, the investment potential in the sector is equally high. However, it is important to keep in mind that a large number of players in the sector belong to the micro and small enterprise category and a larger section of industry is still unorganized. While some credit the unorganized sector as the binding force and the saving grace at the time of crisis of the industry, there are obvious roadblocks created by this sector when it comes to organized investment.
According to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, FDI worth USD 959 million entered the sector in the 2000-2011 period. In fact, over the last two decades several government initiatives have been taken to enhance the flow of investment in the textile industry. Setting up of an FDI cell in the Economic Division was one such initiative and the prospects of signing an FTA with EU was another major boost. However since the latter has been pushed back to the next quarter and FDI flow has been sporadic due to the slow recovery of the European and American markets, the textile industry similar to other manufacturing industries in India faces a significant shortfall in terms of investment.
Investment, be it domestic or foreign, needs the right direction, the right intention and the right implementation. Though major textile manufacturers are of international standards and can make good use of the investment, it is often the lack of supporting infrastructure that causes leakage of capital. While it works to India’s advantage that is the largest producer of cotton in the world, it also hurts that it has one of the poorest supply end infrastructure and wastage of raw material is a very common problem. Similarly, red-tapism, corruption and misuse of funds are also not unknown in the sector and the tendencies often make foreign investors shy away from investing in India.
Domestic investment in the textile industry has mainly come from the investments large corporations have made towards the setting up of their plants. Schemes such as the TUFS have worked well in the favour of these organizations. However for the SME sector, investment in plant and machinery is often a challenge as lenders are wary of investing in this sector. This makes the middle spectrum of textile industry a rather volatile part which has immense potential and yet remains below par.
For the smaller players, it is far smarter to trade than to manufacture those who have taken the hassle to produce also ensure that a large part of their business comes from the unorganized sector. This tendency, often makes the textile industry appear like a loss making and struggling sector while the reality may often be far from it.
A closer look at the organized and unorganized sector allows us to classify sub-sectors in the textile industries.
|ORGANISED INDUSTRIES||UNORGANISED INDUSTRIES|
|Composite mills||Hosiery and knitting units|
|Combing units||Power-loom units|
|Worsted and non-worsted spinning units||Hand-made carpets and druggets units|
|Knitwear and woven garment units||Independent dyeing and process houses|
|Machine-made carpet manufacturing units|
The organized sector has the maximum potential to draw domestic as well as foreign investment in India. The mills and other manufacturing and processing industry boast of state-of-the-art technology and highly skilled labour force. This is mainly because of the international exposure and almost consistent success that these players have enjoyed over the years.
In spite of the positives of the organized textile sector, there remain basic challenges for new players keen to enter the industry. Current players who dominate the Indian market can further be divided into foreign and domestic categories.
|INDIAN COMPANIES||INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS|
|SRF||Johnson & Johnson|
|Entremonde Polycoaters||Du Pont|
|Kusumgarh Corporates||Procter & Gamble|
|Garware Wall Ropes||SKAPs|
|Century Enka||Kimberly Clark|
|Pacific Non Woven|
There is a debate in the industry whether textile manufacturing is an industry worth investing in or entering in the present market. While the traditional businesses in the category may have its fair share of challenges due to the dwindling of exports, it is worth noting that certain sections of the technical textile industry have performed phenomenally. Interestingly, this industry has a niche B2B appeal and finds a rapidly growing demand in the global market.
Logically, supporting the technical textile at this hour of crisis for the overall textile industry is likely to be an intelligent move as the sector holds the potential to pull through the entire industry. The sector also requires significant investment in R&D and technology which can provide long-term benefits to the industry on the whole.
Apart from this, the American market looks set to recover sooner than expected and hopefully the European market will follow. The recently announced debt restructuring package for the loss making textile mills and the Handloom Revival, Reform and Restructuring package by the Government of India are also likely to bring back the lost glory of the Indian textile industry.
Reports indicate that the signing of the FTA with the EU is a highly anticipated move by the government and the delay is hurting the industry significantly. However, it is expected that investment and business interaction trends are likely to shift towards the Asian and domestic markets in the years ahead due to their rapidly growing size and evolving nature.
According to recent statements to the media by Indian textile minister Anand Sharma, there have been no losses reported by the textile industry since the debt restructuring and a robust 7.9% growth in total spun yarn and 4.7% growth in total fabric production took place in the April-September 2012 period over the corresponding period last year.
On another positive note, the two major cotton producing states, Gujarat and Maharashtra have been significantly upbeat about their new textile policies. The new policy allows the states to set up and export from processing units within their state instead of depending on other states like Karnataka for the processing. The two states are also hopeful of attracting more manufacturers to set up plants as the two new policies provide various capital incentives for the players in some of the regions.
The Gujarat government has also made its intentions of targeting the higher end of the Asian market. Reports indicate that the government is confident that the new policy will make the state an attractive investment option for companies in China, Japan and Hong Kong.
The process of bringing in FDI into the textile sector may ease up as the states bring about their investment friendly textile policies. However, supporting the handloom and the micro and small units in the textile industry should take higher priority for the government as it is the largest and most influential sector that remains oblivious and deprived of the various schemes, incentives and advantages being provided to the industry. Aiding this sector and bringing in more players from the unorganized side to the organized category will also help improve revenue for the government and open the market up further for investment.
Published in the Apparel Magazine (CMAI)
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Where culture meets design: A look at Odisha’s rich handloom heritage, the challenges and future outlook
For a country as diversified as India, it is obvious that each state has its own culture that reflects heavily on the designs and patterns emerging from it. Odisha, is no exception. Its rich cultural diversity, values, motifs and local talents reflects extensively on its popular products in the textile industry. Locals will tell you that Odisha is quickly emerging as the hub for fabrics, apparel designs and handloom. The handloom sector in Odisha arguably is one of the largest employers in the state. Odiya artisans are known to possess skills and artistry that has been inherited unhampered for generations.
The Odisha government has been an active participant in the efforts to nurture this incredibly high potential cottage industry. With 4 percent of the population of the state dependant on the sector and the demand for products on the rise, the state has a massive responsibility of making the sector lucrative for newcomers while at the same time developing the infrastructure to support the existing talent. According to the Odisha Government’s Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department there are around 1.19 lakh looms in the state of which 88186 have been brought under the cooperative fold. During 8th & 9th five-year plan the Directorate of Textiles also introduced several schemes to improve the condition of the sector.
According to the government website, production potential for the various textile products emerging from Odisha is the following:
|Type||Region||Looms||Production potential (In lakhs) INR|
|Silk Tie-dye, Silk and Cotton Bomkai||Boudh, Sonepur||6773||4063.8|
|Khandua Silk Saree||Cuttack||2255||1217.7|
|Cotton tie-dye Saree and Furnishing||Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir and Nuapada||8045||3816.6|
|Tasar thana saree and furnishing||Bargarh, Jajpur, Balasore, Nuapatna||2424||1163.52|
|Berhampur Silk Saree Joda||Ganjam||609||292.32|
|Single count fine cotton Saree||Jagatsinghpur||2234||804.24|
|Medium variety cotton||Jajpur, Khurda, Bargarh, Bolangir, Ganjam and Nayagarh||5563||2003.47|
|Course variety cotton||Bolangir, Cuttack, Khurda, Kendrapara, Nayagarh, Puri, Nuapara,Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Balasore, Bhadrak & Sambalpur, Sonepur||17220||5166|
The unorganised sector
While the organised textile manufacturing and handloom sector in Odisha soars to new heights each year, there looms some serious dark clouds over the unorganised segment of the cottage industry. However, we interviewed few handloom owners and found out what they were doing, the challenges they faced and their future outlook about the industry. Here is a brief extract from our travels across the state:
Name: Madan Mohan Patra,
Profession: Weaver, designer, owner
Products: Cotton and Silk Saree
Speciality: Using skin friendly dyes and fabrics
Madan Mohan Patra, in spite of his age, has a modern approach in his production. He owns a small loom where he produces cotton and silk sarees. His biggest interest is studying modern designs and he has been introducing constant changes to his products to keep up with the current styles. He also ensures that he shares his insights with his group weavers and is therefore an influential weaver in his locality.
He explains that the biggest challenge for his weavers is the lack of infrastructure to increase production. A larger space to work would translate into more innovation higher production. The working conditions have a great scope for improvement in terms of hygiene and safety. Mr Patra also ads that the nature of their work forces weavers to sit in one place for long hours. This causes health problems including eye disorders. He explains that the process of mixing acid with colours during the colouring stage is also a dangerous process. However with exposure to modern ideas, the weavers have been able to ensure better safety with the help of gloves and masks now available locally. Among other challenges, Mr Patra says that the rising price of silk is making it difficult for the weavers to afford the material.
In terms of future outlook, Mr Patra feels that there needs to be more support to the small scale handloom sector from the government, the local communities and also the master weavers.
Name: Somnath Patra
Profession: Designer and Master Weaver
Somnath is a popular local designer and master weaver in Odisha who has worked with both unorganised and organised players in the textile sector. His work also involves selling in bulk, sarees that he procures from local weavers. He explains that one of the biggest challenges in the small scale sector in Odisha is the lack of infrastructure for quality machine printing. He also says that filing patents has to be made more accessible for the local weavers and designers. He adds that the day the village weaver can file for patents is when the weaving and handloom sector in Odisha will truly take off. He also says that it is difficult to raise the price of the products though the price of raw materials has been constantly increasing
While business is not the same all year round, festivals such as Durga Puja, Sabitri and Raja festivals spell good sales for the weavers and handloom owners, according to Somnath.
Digging deeper into the handloom sector in the state, we find a very contrasting picture where on one hand, traditional handloom owners want to adopt to modern techniques and infrastructure while globally there remains a constant demand for the traditional patterns and authentic embroideries. Interestingly, some of the weavers we interviewed did not want their next generation to pursue the business and instead wanted them to be doctors and engineers.
With the government taking steps to bring in more and more players into the tax net and thereby pulling them into the organised sector, it will ideally require a mix of nurturing the traditions and shaping them for the future. There is not a bleak outlook in the industry but when one compares it to traditional small scale industries of European countries or even some parts of Western India, we find ourselves wondering whether we are doing justice, as a nation, to the massive talent of Odiya weavers.
Published in the Apparel Magazine (CMAI)
The time has come for companies to ask themselves the most important question of the decade- Are we sustainable? Each industry may have their own definition of sustainability today while new age technology may have also aided organisations to align themselves with their sustainability targets, the roots of the philosophy remain the same. The textile sector is no exception and it too has been long bitten by the environment conservation, sustainability and organic bug trio. However, in spite of the rising global awareness, the pressure from the governments and the breakneck speed of modern day research, fabric manufacturers across the globe continue to hesitate when it comes to bringing new age fabrics into mainstream. Let us take a closer look at some of the materials and their potential to sizzle in the global market.
Move over organic cotton, its hemp and bamboo time! Quite easily equable to the discovery of fire for the textile industry, these two fabrics have taken the industry by storm. Completely chemical and pesticide free, the long hemp fibres were traditionally used to make tougher materials like sails and ropes. Today however modern technology permits a far finer material. In fact, experts will agree, that pure and high end hemp has the same texture and fall as linen.
Bamboo fabric has a similar story but has a slightly longer history. Naturally anti-bacterial and odour free, the bamboo fabric is no wonder a favourite with the vegans and the environment conscious. Interestingly, bamboo offers a good business proposition as well. It is significantly easy to grow and grows quite fast. The fashion designers have taken quite a liking to the material and it is a matter of time before we see a rise in its commercial production.
The naturally wrinkle free lyocell is another fabric that has created a stir and yet remains out of the limelight. Manufactured from wood pulp, this fabric usually has a manufacturing process that leaves a smaller carbon footprint than conventional materials. However, the market for this is yet to mature. Experts opine that the fabric has a great fall and texture and to top it all, is biodegradable.
We need them
Looking at relatively recent data from the Oerlikon Textile Report, we find 45% of all fabrics produced globally being polyester and 32% cotton in 2010. It also states that 58% of all the fibres produced were synthetic and in spite of extraordinary growth of the textile sector witnessed in the last couple of years, innovative and environment friendly fabrics are yet to carve a niche in the market.
Futuristic fabrics are best judged by their performance during the various phases of the supply chain with regards to the following:
Water consumption: Reducing water consumption or wastage during the fabric production has become an essential component of environment friendly fabric production.
Waste: Several new age fabrics have production cycles that have waste management, recycling and minimum wastage strategies ingrained into the processes.
Biodiversity: The manufacturing processes of certain fabrics leave the smallest impact on the environment and ensure that there is less dependence on raw materials that deplete resources.
Carbon footprint: Plants using state-of-the-art machinery are beginning to take their carbon footprints seriously and also realising the benefits of trading in carbon credits
Making the difference
Bringing new age fabrics into the mainstream is a challenge that many have undertaken but only a few have successfully executed. The onus however does not lie on manufacturers alone. Designers, with the potential to shape demand, are stepping up in terms of sustainable fashion, environment friendly fabrics and above all recycling of textiles. While recycled fabrics and eco-friendly clothing have toured ramps across the globe, ensuring that there is ample follow through in the system for the fabrics to reach mainstream retailers is an often overlooked responsibility of the modern day designers. The biggest drawback that designers and retailers have is that they are unable to scrutinise the entire supply chain or the product life cycle as it is a common scenario that each phase is handled by a different brand.
Cristofer Smith and Rebecca Mink are such motivated pioneers of new age fabric, who have stepped up to make a difference. Cristofer took up the cause of reducing the chemical exposure of human skin due to constant contact with the clothing after his sister lost her battle to cancer in 2004 that doctors said was most likely caused by environmental toxins. With 16 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the active wear industry, Christofer began to analyse the manufacturing processes and the product life cycle of clothes and realised that it was important to bring down the chemical component in clothing. After 18 months of R&D and innovation, he came up with a high performance organic bamboo fabric that was had a completely eco- friendly and non-toxic manufacturing process. The odour free fabric is quick drying, soft and breathable with thermal cooling properties. His new company, Green Apple Active, has since then set the bar high in terms of sustainable manufacturing practices.
For Rebecca, a celebrity stylist, the objective was to dress her clients in styles that were completely natural and did not involve the harming of animals during the manufacturing or testing stage. Interestingly, her objective was to develop footwear that was completely natural, non toxic and eco-friendly. This was one innovation that was rarely attempted before and Rebecca went straight to the Mecca of shoes, Italy. Being refused by 16 manufacturers, Rebecca battled on till she finally met Marco Gambassi who agreed to manufacture the ‘vegan’ shoes in 2004. Rebecca’s innovation has never looked back since.
The two innovations may take a while to find their footing in the global market, but they are setters of a trend that will shape the future of demand in the textile manufacturing industry for decades ahead.
The end user responsibility
The consumer today is better informed than ever before about the fabrics they purchase, about environment conservation and above all their own responsibilities towards sustainable development. In such a scenario it is but imperative that they question their sellers about the fabrics and learn about the manufacturing process, the carbon footprints and the impact on biodiversity during each phase of the supply chain. It is clearly this awareness stemming from the end user that will encourage large organisations to consider new age fabrics for mainstream production and follow a more sustainable path in textile manufacturing.
Published in the Apparel Magazine (CMAI)
With China showing more interest in engineering and IT and Bangladesh being looked at as non-compliant country, global players are eyeing India’s potential for outsourcing with great interest. India, with its fairly high-level of compliant garment export factories, has emerged as an attractive sourcing destination. Apparel exports in the first 5 months of this fiscal have witnessed a 14% increase in Dollar terms, as per reports from A. Shaktivel, Chairman of AEPC (Apparel Export Promotion Council). A growing number of chief purchasing officers in European and US apparel companies are scrutinizing the sourcing strategies of Bangladesh and its power as a sourcing destination for foreign retailers such as Wal-Mart has reduced to a substantial extent. While China has started to lose its attractiveness in this realm, India is turning out to be an attractive alternative. India has the second largest textile infrastructure after China, and is one of the few countries in the world which has production at each level of textile manufacturing.
The present domestic apparel market size of India has registered a strong growth of 12% from 2007 to 2012 despite global uncertainties. It is the only major apparel market where woman’s wear is not the largest category in value terms.
Indian apparel sector offers various competitive advantages as compared to other countries. It possesses both raw material and manpower, which acts as an inherent advantage. Add to this the fact that the market is mature today.
Raw Material Availability
The fundamental strength of the Indian textile industry is its production base of wide range of fibre including natural ones like cotton, jute, silk and wool to synthetic/manmade fibres like polyester, nylon and acrylic. The textile and apparel industry In India includes almost all types of fibres- natural fibres, synthetic fibres and multiple blends of these fibres.
Inexpensive Trained Manpower
In today’s dynamic business environment, the demand for trained manpower with requisite competencies for manufacturing quality products efficiently with sophisticated machines is high across the apparel sector. Realizing this, Indian government has launched various schemes for the textile and apparel sectors with the objective of building capacities of institutions, providing skill development and training.
Presence of Complete Textile Value Chain
India is one of the few manufacturing countries in the world where all levels of textile value chain (from fibre to garment manufacturing) are present. India textile and apparel sector is divided into organized and unorganized sector. Unorganized sector consists of small scale and medium scale mills while organized sector has large sector units with high production capacity. This structure provides apparel sector a great flexibility to cater small and customized orders on one hand and also it has capability to execute large quantity orders as well.
Strong IP Laws
India has strong IP laws in place to protect the interest of manufacturers. Many International companies have already established their research and development centers in India due to strong IP base in India. The international companies investing in India have full flexibility to venture into their own or join with any Indian partner of their choice.
A strong obstacle to sourcing from India is that local sourcing requirements could deter foreign retailers from taking advantage of new rules allowing them to take full ownership of their operations in India. Many retailers are keen to invest in India but are concerned about the local-sourcing clause. To overcome this obstacle , the Government of India needs to provide more clarity on fine print to potential investors, regarding local-sourcing clause.
With internet penetration increasing in India, the rules of the sourcing game are changing internally as well. Today more and more Indian SMEs are registering themselves, building websites, integrating payment gateways and setting up ecommerce services on their sites. This not only acts as an advertising tool but also brings them the much needed visibility in the online space. Typically, a lot of US and European businesses check for products online.
Similarly, with improving infrastructure and companies exploring the business potential of the small towns, apparel manufacturers in India are far better linked today than ever before. As mentioned above, since the entire value chain of the manufacturing sector is present in India, today there is higher potential for ancillaries, subsidiaries, vendors and service providers.
It is essential for authorities to understand that India have all the prerequisites to become the world’s largest sourcing destination for the apparel industry, however, unless there is complete political stability and a balancing of the regulatory atmosphere with aggressive marketing, a lot of countries will remain oblivious to the country. Similarly, by encouraging apparel manufacturers to attend international trade shows and strengthening the B2B events culture, India can showcase itself better.
The apparel manufacturing industry has seen its quota of ups and downs in recent years, the stability that is beginning to show is that of a ship that has learnt to weather large storms. We are now seeing regulations regarding foreign direct investments easing and a consistent level of interest from European countries. The strategy for the Indian sector on the whole should focus on the entire globe and not just pockets of interest.
China will bounce back and India will need to compete with it. However, in the future, India is most likely to have an upper hand as there will be more government focus to support its international ventures and tie-ups. China and other Asian countries in the meanwhile are realizing the massive potential of their service sector and looking to capitalize on the recovering markets across Europe and America. Theoretically, the Indian apparel sector is at the foothills of a large mountain whose peak it has the potential to reach alone.
Published in the Apparel Magazine (CMAI)
Indian Women have not been able to shop in India in past, but as they are getting into self income, now they prefer to buy all products themselves without any help from family members. Online Shopping also help them to do it more.
Shopping is best to relax as per many authors. So go shopping and enjoy your holidays.
Indian fashion industry has grown up now and designers started working not only for sarees and dresses for bollywood, but they started working for common middle class families.
We have some unique designers like Mandira Bedi, who recently designs saree and blouse patterns for one of her beautiful collection which fit all party goer women and they must look sexy and attractive just same as bollywood heroines Mallika, Deepika Padukone or it may be like Kareena Kapoor.
Blouse patterns area changing rapidly as a more and more indian women started wearing stylish blouse designs for different occasions. We have visited a shopping festival where we get to know that even middle class woman’s buying blouse which are ranging from INR 2000 to INR 3000 for parties and bridal wear.
Many Young Girls are also fond of these blouse stitching designs and looking at their blouse designs catalogue, may be these indian college girls looking for their functions in college, or friends birthday, didi’s marriage.
New blouse styles are getting famous even if in these high price because they fit well to women’ breast, as they the designer do a lot of research before started selling them in market. The Main difficulty to sell readymade blouses are we have more than 100 type of breast shapes all over india.
If you observe most of the women’s blouse neck designs either not properly fit to them or not of their size perfectly. Some of them use pins, some continuously looking in between whether everything ok and making sure their bra is not exposed because incorrect fitting.
We would recommend to buy blouse pieces in match of your sarees while buying in shop or through online shopping, please make sure you pick a perfect designer for your blouse, which is very important.
Look Confident whether in party, office, home or somewhere else you should be dressed well and each accessories must be fit you perfectly whether a watch, sandal, blouse, necklace.
Hope you like our suggestion and look beautiful when you next time visiting a party or stay at home waiting for you husband.
In 2013 it looks different than other year and rising, but many as per report by many agency and news sites, in 2014 online retail industry will be onto Next level.
Consumer gradually more believing online shopping than traditional shopping as this give them freedom to buy with more option to pay with plenty of discounts.
They can easily compare products from different stores just sitting at their home or office with just a few click.
What is your prediction for online industry in 2014?
Bandhabahal colony is known for MCL and cola mines, but it is a best place to live in from last 30 years. This place was a small village in 1980′s when MCL stat its operation here.
We do not have proper transport to the colony nor IB Thermal Power station was there. Now we have all standard bus services to all major cities in Odisha and the place have better market places, schools like DAV, shopping centers, police stations, clubs. Triveni and Indradhanush Club is best in Jharsuguda Area.
Bandhabahal now have best Medical facilities and other public services. Thanks to MCL to keep and maintain the town.
Varanasi we love most not because of the temples and ghats. This place is also famous for its hand-loom work which is favorite among Indians and tourists.
Child Marriage in India is still going on, we need to act on it, whenever we come across any situation like this.
Even after more than 60 years of independence we are not able to stop this act. This all because of large population in India and literacy rate still low for women in most part of rural poor families.
Most of the Poor parents are even not have much knowledge on sex educations and the after effect of marry their daughters before the appropriate age.
The case of deaths of women during child birth is also in our news regularly.
In India a Boy should marry after 21 and it is 18 for girls. This not just a religious age. Even your body not support to take birth risk and pregnancy for low age girls.
Please report to authority or take action. Save Our Girl Child.
Metro attracts more online shopper than rural india. Handloom art need to be promoted as soon as possible.