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“Get out of your comfort zone,” says a special secret to India’s textile industry

By on August 18, 2022 0
India’s textile industry should think outside the box to take advantage of opportunities in a changing world, Vijoy Kumar Singh, Special Secretary, Indian Ministry of Textiles, said. The government has made the necessary changes to labor laws and industry should now move to areas where workers are available rather than relying on migrant workers.

The industry needs to step out of its comfort zone and think about the use of recycled fiber, Singh said during a technical session on “changing trends in Asian textile and apparel trade” during from 10e Asian Textile Conference (ATEXCON), organized by the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI).

India’s textile industry should think outside the box to take advantage of opportunities in a changing world, said Vijoy Kumar Singh, special secretary at India’s textile ministry. The government has made the necessary changes to labor laws and industry should now move to areas where workers are available rather than relying on migrant workers.

Singh said the Indian industry should collaborate and integrate its system to exploit the opportunity offered by the “China plus one” sourcing destination. He said that since textiles are a labor-intensive industry, he should set up factories where workers are available. The industry struggles to train migrant workers in Delhi-NCR and other traditional manufacturing hubs, where labor comes from other states. The Indian government has appropriately amended the labor laws to establish factories for a large number of workers. He said India has an enterprising class and added that the country already has quality logistics infrastructure in most parts and now it is up to the industry to step up to take advantage of the changing trends. .

Moderate the session, Dr Christian Schindler, Chief Executive of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF), said sustainability has become more important in recent years. “The textile industry is hit by more and more regulations, especially in Europe. Therefore, the industry needs to streamline processes and systems, which can help reduce the environmental footprint. He launched a number of critical questions in front of the session panelists for discussion.

Rakesh Vazirani, Head of Sustainability Services, TUV Rheinland Business Unit Products, discussed a strategy for a sustainable textile. He presented a detailed plan for a factory on how to ensure the sustainability of the process. He also highlighted the need for digitization in the industry. He said market data is very important in today’s world for any market penetration.

Justin Huan, president of the Taiwan Textile Federation, and Aroon Hirdaramani, Chairman of the Garment Exporters Association of Sri Lanka and Executive Director of the Hirdaramani Groupalso participated virtually in the discussion.

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