ABOUT TRADE CONCLAVE
International experts & national resource persons of proven credibility in different areas of technology / domain experts are invited from South East Asian & other countries.
The Trade Conclave aims towards aggregating all possible stakeholders of Eco-Handlooms, Eco-Textiles and Apparel Industry under the one roof and to work towards Globalization of Indian textile industry by analyzing the best practices, new production techniques, innovative procedures and product qualities to satisfy all international eco-standards.
The textiles and apparel industry in India has strengths across the entire value chain from fiber, yarn, fabric to apparel. The Indian textile and apparel industry is highly diversified with a wide range of segments ranging from products of traditional handloom, handicrafts, wool, and silk products to the organized textile industry in India. The organized textile industry in India is characterized by the use of capital-intensive technology for the mass production of textile products and includes spinning, weaving, processing, and apparel manufacturing.
India is among the world’s largest producers of Textiles and Apparel. The domestic apparel & textile industry in India contributes 5% to the country’s GDP, 7% of industry output in value terms, and 12% of the country’s export earnings. India is the 6th largest exporter of textiles and apparel in the world and one of the largest producers of cotton and jute in the world. India is also the 2nd largest producer of silk in the world and 95% of the world’s hand woven fabric comes from India. The Indian technical textiles segment is estimated at $16 billion, approximately 6% of the global market.
The textiles and apparel industry in India is the 2nd largest employer in the country providing direct employment to 45 million people and 100 million people in allied industries.
India has also become the second-largest manufacturer of PPE in the world. More than 600 companies in India are certified to produce PPEs today, whose global market worth is expected to be over $92.5 billion by 2025, up from $52.7 billion in 2019.
28% Expected sector CAGR (2019-2021)
2% Share in India’s GDP
12% Textile exports share in overall exports
45 million Direct employment generated
Today, India’s textile sector comprises four important segments:
- Handloom Sector
- Power Loom Sector
- Man-Made Fibres, Apparels, and Accessories
- Non-Woven Textiles & Technical Textiles
The four major End Product Categories in the above textile sector are:
- Handloom Textiles and Sericulture
- Natural Fibres (Hemp, Wool, Cotton, Soya, Milk, Bamboo, Jute, Corn fibre etc…)
- Health Textiles – PPEs, Atleasure and Smart Wearables
- Handicrafts including Home Furnishing and Carpets
- Handloom Textiles and Sericulture
- Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Textiles
- Market Assessment & Market Linkages
- Innovation and Technology in Textile Value Chain
- New Product Development
- Design and Innovation
- Capacity and Capability Building
- Ecommerce and Cross Border Trade
CRITICAL ISSUES FOR DISCUSSION
- UPGRADING SKILLS AT PAR: Enhancement of skills at par with the leading Southeast Asian & other countries by way of a regular exchange program.
- IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY:
- The role of technology & faster manufacturing techniques vis-a-viz. measures for creating awareness for the role of quality material.
- Replicating successful models of integrated and inclusive development of clusters in Bangladesh, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Philippines, etc.
- DESIGN and PRODUCT INNOVATIONS: Design, Product Development, and Innovation -Role Play
- MARKET ACCESS AND LINKAGES
- Tapping new and virgin markets
- Development of IT & database system to support industry including E-commerce
- Demand constrains: value in the domestic market, competition with mass-produced products, international awareness of available products
- Enlisting an effective mechanism to disseminate commercial information, new ideas, innovations, etc.
- Percolating the concept of Focus Products, Focus Clusters, and Focus Markets
- Presenting the case studies of the ODOP i.e. one district and one product specific to Eco-Handlooms, Eco-Textiles, and Apparel.
- E-COMMERCE EXPORTS
RATIONALE OF TRADE CONCLAVE
In order to offer a Global Spin to the Eco-Handlooms Eco-Textiles and Apparel Exports towards achieving the target of US $ 20 billion set by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India by the end of this financial year, this Trade Conclave aims towards aggregating all possible stakeholders of Eco-Handlooms, Eco-Textiles and Apparel Industry under the one roof.
The Ministry of Textiles and Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India is aiming towards enhancing export & trade competitiveness of Eco-Handlooms, Eco-Textiles and Apparel exporters/ new enterprises.
The textile industry is considered as the most ecologically harmful industry in the world. The eco-problems in the textile industry occur during some production processes and are carried forward right to the finished product. In the production process like bleaching and then dying, the subsequent fabric makes a toxin that swells into our ecosystem. During the production process controlling pollution is as vital as making a product free from the toxic effect. Petroleum-based products are harmful to the environment. In order to safeguard our environment from these effects, an integrated pollution control approach is needed.
Therefore, bringing all Eco-Handlooms, Eco-Textiles and Apparel Users, Micro Small Entrepreneurs’ (MSEs), and International Experts together to focus on promoting Indian Eco-Handlooms, Eco-Textiles and Apparel as Exotic, Natural, Wearable, and Sustainable fabric.
Hemp, wool, organic cotton, soy silk, bamboo fabrics, jute, corn fiber, etc are considered eco-friendly fabrics due to their availability from nature without any harmful effects of chemicals or toxins. Moreover, as compared to other synthetic fibers they are available at a cheaper rate and provide the major source of business for rural livelihood options.
As we are suffering from the adverse effects of modernization on earth, ethical and sustainable clothing can actually help address many of these issues in ways we may not expect. Sustainable practice is better for the planet, the farmers, the garment workers, and the animals.
Positive change is urgently needed and now is the time to work together to find solutions to the apparel industry’s environmental and social impact. Technology plays a major role to play in enhancing the value preposition especially in innovating new business models to support circular economy and sustainability. New technologies which support sustainable production (new material, dyeing, and protection from viruses, etc.) also need to adapt to keep abreast with international requirements.