Textile & Fashion


Fashion is an inherited trend that is continuously in the process of vicissitude. It has become an intricate bridge that links us to the society. Human has seen a major evolution in the fashion trend that goes hand-in-hand with the development.

No matter which year we are peeping into, textile has always remained a constant attraction. The art of changing out wardrobe and renovating it with a newer look is only made possible with the aid of textile.

Fashion has remained as a creator of everything that alters with the change of period. With fashion, textile has seen many changing generations. Not only does it make one style icon, it also contributes to the gross domestic product of the country.

Government laws to uplift the textile package sectors

This is due to the major economic contribution that has rendered the government to invest Rs 6000 crores in the textile packages promising to give nearly about 1 crores job opportunities in the coming years. This will earn a generous amount of $30 billion in the export sectors.

The scheme has also approved for some additional incentives for the duty, has brought about flexibility in the labor laws that increases the productivity and tax as well.

Stitching is successful with the mediation of a large number of items with a specialization that typically offers tight dimensions and tolerance of pattern. It is the aftermath of the fiber manufacturing process. These apparel manufacturing have crossed national and international boundaries. The export to countries like China has been neutralized to a little extent in settling the increasing wages of labor. The major shift of the economic profit has boosted the productivity level.

Finance Minister has addressed in a report that the package has the true potential to regenerate employment in the textile packaging sector. This decision of textile package was taken in the Union Cabinet headed by Narendra Modi.

It was designed to overtake the Bangladesh and Vietnam export industries with an additional investment which was worth $11 billion generating more and more productivity and employment.

Scheme of government regulation in India

  • The scheme accompanied with certain guidelines for the laborers that the working hour should not exceed 8 hours per week at a stretch including the overtime.
  • Considering the seasonal property of the apparel industry, the ILO norm brought about the fixer employment term. The permanent workman has to work with the fixed wages, hours, and statutory dues and allowance at the agreed conditions.
  • The exclusive feature was to disburse the amount of subsidy after the expected job is created.
  • The majority of job opportunity was inclined towards the women workforce that accounted for 70%. Thus empowering the women to bring about social transformation.
  • Industries involved with fabric packaging material whole-heartedly welcomed the plan that was said to bring new reform in job creation.

Facts about Textile packaging material

The packaging material and stitching pattern have been under constant change. This was again flashed in the news that Indian Cabinet Committee on Economic Affair has extended a mandatory regulation on the use of jute to package the food items like sugar and grains.

This was done under the Jute Packaging Material Act, 1987 and the norm was extended for the year 2017-18. Not only it was a major step to combat plastic pollution but created a window for the jute producing farmers all over India.

This approval was chaired by Prime minister that took 90% of grains and 20% sugar into consideration. The rest of the grains were also guided to follow the same regulation if the requirement of the jute bag was met.

The fabric used as packaging material shifted to jute has introduced major reform. India will soon prosper and earn the name of the largest exporter of jute within the diversified section and quality products.

This decision had turned the life of about 40 lack farmers in the north-0eastern and Eastern part of the country.  The jute industry is a part of the government that an investment of Rs 5,500 made every year.

Government highlights West Bengal to emerge as a textile printing hub

West Bengal has the high chances to emerge as a textile hub with the assistance of the Indian ministry of textile. From textile printing to preparation of fabric, textile industry in West Bengal is blooming which was admitted by Smriti Irani who was the textile minister as she had visited by the Merchants’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Kolkata.

The textile industry in West Bengal is believed to excel in the near future in the art of silk-production. This has also expanded in the process of rejuvenation of jute led by the government. The culture of textile printing is still traditional in many parts which will get the assistance of the government.

The industry of jute will bolster with the government initiative of providing best farming seeds to be sown to get the desired outcome and meet the demand level.

Rs 6000 Crores package falls short

In about a year and a half of the launch of the labor, intensive apparel sector having the crucial component for the labor fell short of its budget. The 12% of the contribution of the employer to the provident fund for the initial three years came with 655 units to avail the benefit. According to the labor ministry data generated only 1,55,564 were benefitted from the deal. The major catch was that all were not new employment.

The project had the condition of generating about 74,000 crores of additional job opportunities causing the export to uplift to $30 billion in a three year period.