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India's Textile and Apparel Industry: Opportunities for Sourcing and Collaboration

Published in November 2006

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CHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Aims and objectives
India’s international competitiveness and exports
Government policy changes
Trends in Indian exports
Sourcing apparel from India
India’s presence in the US apparel market
Product categories in which India is the most competitive in the US apparel market
India’s presence in the EU apparel market
Product categories in which India is the most competitive in the EU apparel market
Major Indian exporters of apparel
Sourcing home textiles from India
Product categories in which India is the most competitive in the US home textile market
Product categories in which India is the most competitive in the EU home textile market
Major Indian exporters of home textiles
Sourcing yarns and fabrics from India
Yarns
Fabrics
Major Indian exporters of yarns and fabrics
Foreign investment and collaboration in India’s textile and apparel industry
Foreign investment climate
Forms of collaboration
Profiles of foreign collaborative initiatives
CHAPTER 2 OVERVIEW

Introduction
International competitiveness and exports
Factors determining competitiveness
Well known foreign retailers and leading apparel brands which source from India
Factors affecting foreign buyers’ choice of suppliers
Government policy changes
Dereservation
Low cost funds for technological upgradation
Improvements in infrastructure
Access to raw materials at international prices
Special economic zones
Export promotion
Human resource development
Mission to improve raw cotton productivity and quality
Trends in Indian textile and apparel exports and leading export markets
Trends in Indian textile and apparel exports
Destinations of Indian textile and apparel exports
CHAPTER 3 SOURCING APPAREL FROM INDIA

Introduction
Apparel exports: trends, composition and destinations
Trends in apparel exports
Composition of apparel exports
Destinations of apparel exports
Structure of the apparel industry
Factors affecting the structure of the apparel industry
Location of apparel exporters
US apparel imports from India
Cotton apparel
Apparel made from other fibres
India’s international competitiveness based on US imports of 16 key products
Men’s and boys’ cotton knitted shirts
Women’s and girls’ cotton non-knitted shirts and blouses
Men’s and boys’ cotton non-knitted shirts
Cotton skirts
Women’s and girls’ cotton knitted shirts and blouses
Women’s and girls’ cotton trousers, slacks and shorts
Men’s and boys’ cotton trousers, breeches and shorts
Cotton underwear
Women’s and girls’ cotton coats
Cotton dresses
Cotton nightwear and pyjamas
Women’s and girls’ man-made fibre non-knitted shirts and blouses
Man-made fibre skirts
Man-made fibre dresses
Men’s and boys’ wool trousers, breeches and shorts
Men’s and boys’ wool coats (excluding suit-type coats)
EU apparel imports from India
India’s international competitiveness based on EU imports of 14 key products
Cotton knitted T-shirts, singlets and other vests
Women’s and girls’ cotton non-knitted shirts and blouses
Cotton skirts
Men’s and boys’ cotton non-knitted shirts
Cotton knitted jerseys, pullovers, cardigans, waistcoats and similar articles
Women’s and girls’ knitted cotton nightdresses and pyjamas
Women’s and girls’ cotton trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts
Women’s and girls’ man-made fibre blouses, shirts and shirt-blouses
Babies’ cotton knitted apparel and accessories
Men’s and boys’ cotton trousers, bib and brace overalls, breeches and shorts
Women’s and girls’ cotton dresses
Men’s and boys’ cotton knitted nightshirts and pyjamas
Women’s and girls’ cotton knitted shirts and blouses
Men’s and boys’ cotton knitted shirts
Sourcing apparel from India: the most promising items
Sourcing from India by US importers
Sourcing from India by EU importers
Comparison of India and China
CHAPTER 4 MAJOR INDIAN EXPORTERS OF APPAREL

Introduction
Ambattur Clothing
Arvind Mills
Celebrity Fashions
Creative Group
Eastman Exports
Gokaldas Exports
Gokaldas Images
K Mohan
Karle Group
Leela Scottish Lace
Modelama Exports
Orient Craft
Poppys Knit Wear
PS Apparels
Raymond
Silver Spark Apparel
Everblue Apparel
Celebrations Apparel
Richa Group
Shahi Export House
SM Apparels
Sonal Garments
SP Apparels
Texport Garments
Texport Syndicate
V & S International
Other major exporters
Domestically oriented apparel companies
Madura Garments
Contact details
CHAPTER 5 SOURCING HOME TEXTILES FROM INDIA

Introduction
US imports of home textiles from India
Cotton terry towels
Cotton sheets
Cotton bedspreads and quilts
Cotton pillowcases
Wool floor coverings
Wool blankets
EU imports of home textiles from India
Cotton table linen
Terry towels
Bedspreads
Cotton printed bed linen
Cotton curtains
Cotton bed linen
Man-made fibre printed bed linen
Carpets and other textile floor coverings
Sourcing home textiles from India: the most promising items
Sourcing from India by US importers
Sourcing from India by EU importers
CHAPTER 6 MAJOR INDIAN EXPORTERS OF HOME TEXTILES

Introduction
Welspun India
Abhishek Industries
Alok Industries
GHCL
Sabare International
Textrade
Other home textile companies
Contact details
CHAPTER 7 SOURCING YARNS AND FABRICS FROM INDIA

Introduction
Yarns
Production of yarns
Structure of the yarn production industry
Sourcing yarns from India
Global competitiveness in yarns
Fabrics
Production of fabrics
Structure of the fabric production industry
Sourcing fabrics from India
Global competitiveness in fabrics
CHAPTER 8 MAJOR MAJOR EXPORTERS OF YARNS AND FABRICS

Introduction
Vardhman Group
Arvind Mills
Raymond
LNJ Bhilwara Group
Rajasthan Spinning & Weaving Mills
Maral Overseas
BSL
Bhilwara Spinners
Nahar Group
Oswal Woollen Mills
Nahar Spinning Mills
Nahar Exports
Nahar Industrial Enterprises
Century Textiles and Industries
Aditya Birla Nuvo
Sutlej Industries
Indo Rama Textiles
Aarvee Denims and Exports
Other companies
Contact details
CHAPTER 9 FOREIGN INVESTMENT AND COLLABORATION IN INDIA’S TEXTILE AND APPAREL INDUSTRY

Introduction
Foreign direct investment (FDI) policy
Sourcing relationships
Licensing agreements
Technical expertise
Retailing
Overseas acquisitions
Recent upsurge in foreign investment
Major foreign collaborations and brands in India
Arvind Brands
Raymond
Vardhman Group
Levi Strauss
Jockey
Benetton
Bhilwara Melba De Witte
Gokaldas Intimatewear
Welspun Zucchi Textiles
Marzotto
Esprit
Armani
Other brands
APPENDIX 1 EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCILS
Role of export promotion councils
Contact details
APPENDIX 2 GLOSSARY