Source: The Hindu Business Line, Oct 05, 2014
Tirupur: Garment exporters, currently dominated by cotton garments, are in the process of tapping synthetic and blended garment segments in a big way, which constitute about 70 per cent of global demand, a top official in Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) has said.
Tirupur, which exported garments worth Rs. 18,500 crore last year, has a share of Rs. 2,500 crore to Rs. 3,000 crore in synthetic and blended garments, mainly winter garments, TEA president A Shaktivel told PTI.
Despite overall continued growth and demand for garments from this town, no extra effort was taken to increase the share of garments made of man—made fibre, like clothes of synthetic fibre, Shaktivel said.
Through Knitwear Technology Mission (KTM), which commenced its operations in Tirupur, it would be easy to produce garments using synthetic fabric, which hitherto was manufactured after imports from China, he said.