Monday, 14 December 2015

Going Green In Home Textile Furnishing

Furnishing your home is as exciting as it is cumbersome! While one tends to enjoy the anticipation of the final look, the process of finalizing every little detail can sometimes be a little daunting. While everyone looks forward to building a beautiful home interior, it is almost seldom that anyone puts in a thought or two in shaping a home that is green as well. Yes, it is quite possible to go for a greener, more eco-friendly home, by making some small yet significant changes in the way you choose your home furnishings. Let’s take a look at some of these choices:

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Resource Calculator A Much Needed Innovation For Textile Industry

Resource calculator

In the present day scenario, as for any other industry, the most pressing need in the textile industry is to create sustainable solutions that help in the conservation of resources to the greatest extent possible. A feasible way to ensure that resources are conserved is to gauge the textile manufacturing process meticulously and pin-pointing the areas where there is some potential to initiate savings. Since energy, water and additives are the major components that go into the manufacturing of textiles, it is the saving of these very elements that matter the most. In this regard, the Resource Calculator has come off as a major relief. 

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Benefits of Digital Textile Printing

Digital textile printing

Digital Printing in context of textiles refers to a printing method whereby a digital image is printed directly to a fabric, or cloth material. Here, the dye-sublimation printer executes the process of printing through the use of heat in order to transfer the dye on the printing medium. Simply put, once the design is created and finalized, and uploaded on the printer, the process of printing becomes as seamless as that on paper. The digital textile printing is a technique that is quickly picking up, due to its ease of use and other significant benefits, the most important of which are discussed below. 

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Textile Industry Welcomes Extension Of Export Benefit

Textile Industry Welcomes Extension Of Export Benefit

The textile industry of India has been facing a major blow, one of the worst in its history, pertaining to the slowdown that hit the global textile and clothing markets in April 2014. Due the termination of region FTA by other competing nations, exports from India have encountered an all-time low owing to its tariff barriers, expensive cotton, high fibre price and the unprecedented delay in the pay-out of the TUF subsidies. Given the scenario, the industry had long been demanding the extension of additional incentives through the Merchandise Export from India Scheme (MEIS). The demand also pressed for a grant of 3% interest with respect to the export of all textile merchandise, at least till the time that the exports reach their projected potential growth.

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Reinvent Domestic Textile through Dyeing

What does one do when domestic textiles such as clothes and apparels, bed sheets or curtains grow out of fashion, or simply old? While throwing these away or changing them with new ones are the alternatives most usually taken, one way to deal with them can be by reinventing them into something totally different, simply by the way of dyeing.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Nano-Filtration - An Effective Way For Textile Effluent Treatment

Nano-Filtration - Textile effluent treatment

The 21st century has brought upon the global textile industry, the urgent need to reduce the water wastage, pertaining to the manufacturing process. This need has been further pressed by the fact that regulations on the discharge of effluent have been tightened all across the globe. Textile as an industry expels humongous amounts of water as waste, which makes it essential for it to find out some feasible production techniques, which in turn helps the industry meet the regulatory standards.

Thursday, 29 October 2015

20 Percent Annual Growth Expected In Technical Textile Industry.

Technical textile Industry

Technical Textiles, as you may already know are nothing but the textile products manufactured for purposes other than aesthetic. These include the textiles required for application in automotive, medical textiles, agro-textiles, as well as those required for making protective clothing, such as spacesuits, bulletproof vests, or that worn by the fire-fighters and welders etc.  Technical textiles also include materials and products used for their technical performance and functional properties such as tyre cords, airbags, industrial textiles, furniture lining, tents, parachutes etc.

Friday, 23 October 2015

Repo Rate Cut Welcomed By Textile Industry

Repo rate cut by RBI

To begin with, Repo Rate is precisely the rate at which the Central Bank of the country lends money to all commercial banks during the event of shortage of funds.

In a recent financial move the RBI Governor, Dr. Raghuram Rajan announced a cutback on the current repo rate from 7.25 percent to 6.75 percent, which was brought into effect immediately on 29th September, 2015. This repo rate deduction of 50 basis points has been more than welcomed by the textile industry of the country, simply for the reason that this cut will majorly benefit capital-intensive industries.

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Reinventing Home Furnishing Textile through Recycling

As surprising as it may sound, the urban waste comprises of a substantial amount of textile wastes, which usually comes from the end-consumers. While there are certain commercial as well as charity organisations that come forward and take up some part of this waste, but the better part of it is still discarded. It is dues to the unending burden of this waste, that new possibilities are being tapped so as to make it commercially viable.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Knit city of India "Tirupur"

Kint city of India

Tirupur, a small town in the state of Tamil Nadu, started off as a market for raw cotton back in the day, has today become a strong base for the setting up of cotton ginning factories. In due course, the local economy of this South-Indian town gave way to hosiery cluster and is today known as the country’s biggest knitwear cluster accounting to a whopping 90% of the nation’s total knitwear exports.  Let us take a closer look at what is now known as the ‘Knit City of India’ and rightly so!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Importance of GST(Goods and Services Tax) For Textile Industry

Goods and services Tax

The Goods and Services Tax or GST is a form of Value Added Tax which is predisposed to include all the indirect taxes and would be the same for every region of the country unlike the VAT. Simply put, the GST will allow the state government to get a share that was earlier entitled only to the centre in the form of Central Sales Tax.The Goods and Services Tax, if and when approved will benefit the textile industry in more than one ways, and hence it is only just to study the importance of GST in this context.

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Tamil Nadu announces Schemes to boost textile Industry

Indian Textile Industry

It was only this month that the Tamil Nadu State Government announced various schemes to boost the state’s textile industry. In fact, the Chief Minister of the State, Ms Jayalalitha also waved a green flag for the setting up of a panel which is assumed to aid integrated development of this sector.

Monday, 31 August 2015

Evolution of Garment/Textile Industry

Evolution of Indian Textile

The evolution of the textile as well as the garment industry in India, if nothing, has been quite dramatic. In fact the Indian textile industry is hugely diverse much like the nation itself.  As strong as this industry is, it derives this innate vigour from its wide range of fibres or yarns, right from the natural ones like cotton, wool, jute and silk, to the synthetic ones of the likes of polyester, nylon, acrylic and viscose. While the sector was no less than thriving under the British Rule, it was only after independence that the Indian textile industry shot up like never before. Thanks to the 5-years plans, the sector saw a steep rise, of the magnitude of 22 million in production in 1982, just double of what it was in 1951. It further registered an increase and went up to 26 million, by the end of the year 1989.

Why Persian Carpets Are Considered The Best In The World?

Persian Carpets

It is not just today, that the Persian carpets have caught the eyes of the lovers of their rugs. In fact, the carpets woven in this part of the world have been doing the rounds in the most famous art galleries for centuries now. Made of high-quality wool, these carpets are woven on silk warps which give them their eccentric fine quality. Needless to say, when you set out to buy one, these carpets can dig a hole in your pocket, however, you will still not want to complain! Such is the charisma of these hand-woven wonders!
If you’re still wondering, why is that the Persian rugs are considered to be the best in the world, take a look at the below mentioned points and see for yourself!

Recent Challenges Faced By Indian Textile Mills & Drop in Yarn Export

Challenges of Indian Textile Mills

The textile industry of India contributes a whopping 12% to the nation’s forex earnings! However, the economic slowdown in the global market has had its adverse effects on the Indian Textile Industry, in addition to the various other verticals. While the overall textile and garment exports of the country rose by almost 4% in the current financial year, but it has still fallen short of the $45 billion target, pertaining to the massive decline in China’s demand with respect to cotton and yarn.
At present, the spinning mills have up to 10% material in excess capacity thereby resulting in higher inventory overheads and lower liquidity. The higher tariffs that have been imposed on products of these mills in all the major international markets, has further aggravated the issue.

Friday, 21 August 2015

What Impact Yuan devaluation can have on Indian textile industries?

A Sneak Peak – What is Yuan Devaluation?
China's Central Bank, devalued its own currency by close to 6% earlier this week, simply to boost exports in an attempt to recoup from the slowdown in its domestic economy and recent stock market crash. 

Yuan devaluation impact on Indian textile

The Impact- What It means for India
The recent devaluation of Chinese currency Yuan, is called to be a bold move on the part of its Government, considering the fact, that while it will boost the Chinese exports, this move will eventually harm a large section of other markets, worldwide. In fact, this came as a blow to the Indian export market given the situation that the markets have already been going week in the recent past due to the recessionary conditions in the global arena! Now the question arises, where is it that it hurt the most? Sadly the answer is not just singular. This move on China’s part is understood to interfere with India’s textile industry, chemicals, metals, consumables as well as the e-commerce sector. Further the depreciation in Yuan’s value may cause Chinese people to opt local brands over imported ones. India will face substantial challenges due to this situation because china is a big market for goods such as cotton copper and chemicals exported from India. If china strategically keeps reducing the value of its currency in comparison to rupee, Indian markets might get flooded with cheaper Chinese goods available in the market.

Monday, 13 July 2015

Importance of an Effective Supply Chain in Textile Industry

Supply Chain in Indian Textile Industry

With the tag of world’s largest population holding country, it is more than just obvious for India’s textile industry to have a significant contribution in the nation’s GDP. With a stature that big this industry has also come to have a celebrated presence world-over. This being said, the textile industry of India, however, is not as organized as one would assume it to be. Though the presence of intensely structured entities in the market cannot be denied, but the fact of the matter is that the better part of this industry is still ruled by small-scale enterprises, which are either consumed in creating handicrafts or engaged in manufacturing of apparels. Needless to state, it is this nature of textile industry that somehow cripples the existence of an effective supply chain.

How can online presence boost your business in textile industry?

online presence boost your business
Times are rapidly changing and so is the business model for every business. And textile industry is no exception. One of the major verticals where this change has brought about a whole new model of success is the online world of business. However, this change is not just a fleeting one, but is here to stay, and there are more than one reason for the same. So in case you have been hesitating till today, take a quick look at how exactly having an online presence can boost your business in textile industry.

Helps you reach global clientele

This is by far the most promising aspect of registering online presence for almost any business, more so for any vertical related to the textile industry. For the simple reason that fabrics and standardized items like home textiles can be easily purchased through the online medium as there are almost negligible chances of variations in product quality. This plays a vital role in enabling cross-border businesses, thereby enabling you to reach a larger and a more potential client base, that too without much hassle.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Five Ways to Make Profits from Your Surplus Textile Stocklot

Surplus Textile Stocklot
Running a business is about closing deals, completing order and delivering the materials in order to earn profits, though an inevitable part of business is also dealing with the excess inventory. This overstock may result from a number of heads such as closeouts, changes in packaging, cancellation of orders, liquidations, bankruptcies and other unforeseeable aspects. While excess inventory creates a burden on the business owner, it also comprises of cost of storage and runs the risk of decrease in the original value of the merchandise. Moreover, the risk of the stock lot becoming outdated is always there.

However, not all is as gloomy as it sounds. There are some outstanding yet simple ways of getting rid of the excess stock, especially surplus textile. Take a look.

Monday, 22 June 2015

Upcoming Trends for Home Furnishing Textiles

Trends for Home Furnishing Textiles
Trends for Home Furnishing Textiles
In the present times, home furnishing textiles are all about creativity, styling and colour coordination. The markets are flooded with the choicest of textures and colours, and just so that you don’t miss out on the more sought after designs, here’s a quick look at the leading trends for the current year 2015-2016. And, believe it or not, it’s the simplest of them all, the colours that lay the most pivotal role in defining these trends.

Thursday, 28 May 2015

An Order to Remember

Textile Industrytestimonials

It was mid-October,  A time for festivals in India.  A time to embrace new hopes for the coming year. And yes, for all the businessmen and traders, a time to earn business and make unparalleled profits. At least, that is what Mr. Rakesh Trivedi must have thought.  But, God had some other plans, and not so pleasing ones. Well, let’s hear it straight from the man!

“It was through a very good friend”, recalls Mr. Trivedi. He said, “It was on 11th Oct, 2011, I can recall because well how can one forget such a day! My friend barged into my office with this huge smile on his face. He gleamed with excitement when he told me about his relative, Mr. Sahu who lived in the States. To complete one of his organisation’s orders, Mr. Sahu was required to acquire a whopping quantity of three 40’ HQ of Tapestry Christmas Cushion Covers. My friend had suggested Mr. Sahu that I can provide him with the material at a reasonable rate. Mr. Sahu agreed to negotiate & eventually place order.”  Adds Mr. Trivedi, “To be frank, I thought the idea was preposterous and I cannot strike such a deal, especially with no excess funds for backing. However, my friend was insistent, and ultimately we closed the deal! As excited as I was about the order, I knew it was something that would take up the better part of my capital and would leave me almost cashless. However, I moved forward towards completing the order.  It took me a lot of taxing days and sleepless nights before I could get the order ready.”

He continued, “It was 25th of November, when the phone rang. It was my friend at the other end, but this time the perkiness in his voice was missing. He sounded grim. Turned out, the organisation was shut down, and the consignment was no longer required. I was dumbstruck. Though there was still time for Christmas, but for an order this huge, there was no possibility of finding a doting customer. I was right. There was no customer. Not in 2011. Not in the coming three years. My finances were in a bad shape. As guilty as my friend was feeling, one fine day he gathered some courage and came to me. He suggested a website called, where many other home textile suppliers like I had published there stock. He insisted that I visit the site and put up the details of my stock up there. Although reluctantly, I agreed. I got in touch with the team, and did as required. And there can be no words, whatsoever, to explain my surprise and joy, when my entire stock of homefurnishing textiles got sold out within a span of just 9 days! Yes, that’s true, I sold it to 2 different traders and that too at approximately my production price! Well God, or let’s say the universe, works in mysterious ways. That’s all I can say. I can never thank my stars, or for that matter enough!”

How the Government Policy Has Impacted Indian Export Industry – Key Updates

Indian export Industry

In the past years, especially in 2013-14, Foreign Trade hasn't been the strength of the Indian Economy. The worst hit was the merchandise exports, all thanks to the petroleum products, which played spoilsport in this steady downfall. Not just this, a lot of sectors that have been the major contributors to India's total export basket have shown poor performance. These sectors include gems and jewellery, chemicals, engineering goods, electronic goods.

However, not all is gloomy. In fact, the World Economic Outlook published by the IMF and the World Bank forecasts that India's economy may rise to 7.5 percent in 2015 as opposed to 7.2 percent in 2014. Exchange rate dynamics and geopolitical risks will be playing a major role in the same, and hence, it is extremely important for India to exhibit reasonable growth in exports.

Much to the delight of the small scale and medium scale exporters and stock lot suppliers, the Foreign Trade Policy for the term 2015-2020 is focuses on improving the ease of doing business. In addition, the policy lays down a clear road map for exports for the coming years. Here, the government has particularly laid emphasis on trade facilitation. Its plan of action includes cutting down the time and transaction costs required in exports by moving towards digitization and paperless working in a 24 X 7 environment. This is not all. In an effort to ease the entire process for merchandise and textile suppliers in India, a total of five schemes have been merged into one single scheme namely Merchandise Export from India Scheme. This will not only help to streamline the process for merchandise exports as well as service exports, but will also be more in line with the WTO rules.

Moreover, the new FTP aims at integrating India's export strategy with the flagship 'Make in India' programme. It seeks to promote the indigenous capital goods production by reducing Export Obligation for domestic procurement under EPCG scheme, by almost 15 percent. Also, it is proposed to give a higher level of rewards to products with high domestic content and value addition.

Meanwhile, it has been reported the government is set to reintroduce the interest subvention scheme, which lapsed in April last year, soon for some labour intensive sectors. This will be a welcome change, especially for the suppliers with surplus stock. Even in the earlier terms, this scheme has proved its mettle by being extremely beneficial for the small and medium enterprises engaged in exports. The FTP, therefore, rightly, wants our exporters to get prepared to run on competitive advantage instead of expecting tariff sops to come their way.

While the government is taking steps to bring about more than just a positive change for the Exporters, it is up to the small and medium scale enterprises to step up and work in tandem with the newly introduced schemes to extract the maximum possible benefits.

Article Originally Posted On: Article Base

Friday, 10 April 2015

Outlook for Indian Textile Industry in 2015 – Business Shifting from China

For several years, India has enjoyed the position of being the second largest producer exporter of textiles in the world. According to reports, the total Indian textile industry, including domestic & exports, is expected to reach $223 billion by 2021, rising from $89 billions in 2011. Statistics reveal that the country has overtaken countries such as Italy, Germany, and Bangladesh, to emerge as the second largest textile exporter, the largest being China. The good news is that due to rising labor costs, China is gradually losing its competitive edge. There are also several other factors contributing to the downfall of China’s textile exports, such as, appreciating currency value, rising material & energy costs, and a high focus on the domestic market. The decline in China’s market share in textiles provides an opportunity for India to excel in this sector. Further, the abundant availability of raw materials, huge domestic market, improved economic conditions, and Government initiatives such as “Make In India” are some of the advantages that fuel the solid performance of the Indian textile industry for export.

Friday, 27 March 2015

What Does The 2015 Budget Mean For The Textile Industry

The first full term 2015 Financial Budget presented by the Modi Government for the financial year FY-16 is a really disappointing one, especially for the textiles sector. Many of the promises have not been kept and the lackluster budget didn’t allocate much funds to alleviate the woes of the textile industry.

Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley has decided to boost infrastructure projects in this budget, which was a severe blow to the textile manufacturers since they expected some tax cuts in order to obtain a bias-free market. The saddest part is that there was no discernable mention of the Textile industry in the budget.

From Bricks and Mortar Stores to Online Clicks

There is nothing more satisfying than holding a product in your hand, feeling the texture, and viewing the minutest details before proceeding to purchase the item. A traditional brick and mortar store enables shoppers to get the product experience, interact with a variety of items, and make an informed decision of what they are about to buy. Nevertheless, there has been an unprecedented change in customer buying habits in the last decade, with more and more people opting for online purchases of their favorite products.

Friday, 20 March 2015

From Dead-Stock To A Profit Deal – Mr. Chandran’s Story

On 14th February, 2014, Mr. Chandran was a happy man.

You know why?

He had just received a big order for kitchen linen – to the tune of 40 ‘HQ quantity worth more than 50 lakhs! This was the big deal that would rocket him to the big league, show his contemporaries that his business had mettle. He would do whatever it took for him to ensure that he delivered quality products on time, which would in-turn boost his goodwill in the market. In such a high note, Chandran set out to start his way towards fulfilling the order. Right from taking stock of the inventory, delegating tasks to suitable staff members, planning ahead for the production,  warehousing, transportation and delivery –Chandran did not leave any stone unturned to deliver nothing but the best.