• India is the 2nd largest manufacturer of
garments after China.
• India is known for its high quality garments
for men and most of the garment
manufacturers are in the Small and
Medium scale industry.
• 19th century saw the emergence of ready-made
garment industry in the world.
• Post World War-I, the rapid rise of the sector
• The year 1920 is considered to be the sunrise
year for this sector.
• During 1960s & 1970s, Indians emigrants acted as
import agents opening up huge export market
• Need mass production, in the absence of large
corporates led to the emergence of a fragmented
& small units, a trend that continues till today.
• The Indian textile industry is fragmented, with
only a few large players and numerous small and
• Estimated size: US$ 55 billion
• Direct employment: 35 million people
• Indirect employment: 47 million people
• Both organised and unorganised segments are
included in this industry.
• More than 70 textile and clothing clusters
account for about 80% of total production in
• There are 39 power loom clusters in the
• To promote the textile sector, annual plan for 200708 was formulated by Indian govt. It includes:
Schemes for attracting foreign direct investments,
brand promotion through public-private
trade centres for facilitating business and image
fashion hubs as a stable marketplace for Indian
common compliance code for creating apparel
standards for the benefit of buyers, and
training centres for developing human resources
• In 2004, Asian trade in the Garment Industry
was to the tune of US$ 138 billion.
• In Bangalore itself there are large retail chains
from the US and Europe - like GAP, Wal-Mart,
Tommy Hilfiger and JC Penny - have
outsourced orders to large factories to the
tune of 269.6 million US $ in 2005.
• This Industry demands and requires both skill
and diligence because garment Industry is
closely connected to the fashion industry and
grows hand in hand.
• It is a low investment and high labourintensive industry; an investment of 0.1
million creates 6 to 8 jobs.
• The industry employs around 5 million
workers, of which, around 2.5 million are in
the export sector.
• The Indian Garment industry is today
• International brands like the Levis, JC Penny,
Wal-Mart, Gap, Marks & Spencer and other
industry giants are sourcing more and more
fabrics and garments from India.
• Morgan Stanley has projected India to be one of
top three exporters of textile and garments.
• Today, around 45% of the total textile exports in
India account for ready-made garments.
• The industry today would need an additional 1.5
• An investment of Rs. 35000 crore in terms of
related infrastructure is required.
• AEPC( Apparel Export Promotion Council) plans
to set up 50 training centres besides the 22
centres it has at present across the country.
• The Raymond Group
• Reliance Retail Ltd
• Wills Lifestyle
• The Readymade garments industry is
increasing day by day due to changes of
fashion in day to day life.
• The entry of the Indian and global fashion
designers has stimulated the market further.
• Ready-mades of specific brands have become
not only a status symbol; these have brought a
more contemporary style in offices as much as
in social circles.