The largest producer of jute.
The 2nd largest producer of cotton yarn.
The second largest producer of cellulosic fiber/ yarn.
The second largest producer of silk.
The third largest producer of raw cotton.
The 4th largest producer of synthetic fiber/yarn.
Accounts for over 14% of the Industrial
Second largest employment generator after agriculture
Contributes around 5% of GDP
Second largest spindleage in the world
Third largest producer of cotton and second largest
producer of cotton yarn
Contributes over 30% to India’s export basket
Top exporter of cotton yarn in the world - share of 25% in
the world trade
Flexible production systems
Long tradition of excellence in textiles
Born in 1978- Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) is a
sponsored body under the Ministry of Textiles
AEPC is the official body of apparel exporters in India that
provides invaluable assistance to Indian exporters as well as
importers/international buyers who choose India as their
preferred sourcing destination for garments.
From just being a quota monitoring entity, AEPC is today a
powerful body for the promotion and facilitation of garment
manufacturing and their exports.
From one office in 1978, it has over 40 offices in just a span
of 30 years.
For Indian exporters, AEPC is quite literally a one-stop shop
for information, advise, technical guidance, workforce and
market intelligence. Members have access to updated trade
statistics potential markets information on international fairs
and assistance in participating at these fairs.
It also plays a large role in identifying new markets and
leading trade delegations to various countries.
With AEPC's expertise and all the advantages that India has, it
makes for a truly win-win situation – Indian exporters grow
stronger each year in their achievements, skills and
proficiency, while international buyers get superior solutions
for their garment imports.
AEPC is committed to satisfy the apparel exporters with the service efficiency
in achieving the growth of exports garments by exploring, sustaining &
expanding global markets, becoming one stop information centre providing
export assistance to garment exporters and bridge the gap between the
exporters and overseas buyers through dedicated efforts of employees and
continual improvement of the quality management system.
We shall achieve the same by
Networking of AEPC members
Increasing the export volume
Increase in the number of export markets
Stabilisation of exports
Providing trained manpower to apparel industry
Recommendation to the government for policy changes which are beneficial to
the garment industry.
Combine these natural advantages with the assets that India
and the garment industry together have built over the last few
A strong and committed entrepreneurial class.
Highly personalized quality control.
Flexibility in production of small order lots.
Presence of integrated companies and unbeatable logistics.
Friendly export policies.
A highly skilled workforce at competitive wages.
Amazing technological advantages.
Superior design capabilities.
Extremely good political and cultural connections with importing
countries. A robust domestic market that adds to the industry
expertise and above all, a WINNING ATTITUDE.
Over 11 overseas projects amounting to US$ 2.96 mn. planned
for the year 2009-10.
Foreign fairs (HKFW, Magic, Interselection, etc.)
Delegations (US, Tunisia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Panama,
Seminars & Workshops (REACH, Fashion Forecast, World
Apparel Congress, etc.)
India International Garment Fair – (bi-annual event).
AEPC is continuously involved in the task of promoting the
exports of readymade garment from the country by…
Buyer seller meet
Dissemination of information
Education and training initiatives
Research and development
Apex apparel body AEPC today asked the government to
reduce customs duty on manmade fiber and cotton fabrics to
boost the garment export of the country.
India’s garment exports may touch $30 billion in three years
AEPC to provide 100000 employee by 2015.
Enabling the differently- able!
Admission for job training program for the unemployment
youth of north India
Social accountability 8000
Health check up
Aap ki rasoi program
Skilled development among the bpl group
Trafficked women’s and children’s
Organized the first edition of Tex-Trend 2011, the combined
show of all Export Promotion Councils of Textiles Ministry - February
Commissioned the AEPC Common Compliance Code project -
Inaugurated Knitwear Technology Mission Building at Tirupur -
Foundation stone laid for a new building of AEPC’s education
and training initiatives (IAM & ATDC)
Institute of Apparel Management (IAM) set up on
First roadshow by AEPC held in the United States