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, 10 April 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015
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.