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

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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.

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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.