The recent India International Knit Fair held in Tiruppur from February 17 to 19, 2020 showcased end-to-end products pertaining in the knitwear segment. The wide range of displays included summer/winter collections in knitwear for infants, children, men and women. Space dyed yarn garments made from mélange yarn dyed stripes and jacquard were displayed along with cotton, polyester, poly cotton, polyester-viscose blended fabric apparels. Garments made from banana cotton blends attracted visitors. These blends have 80 per cent cotton and 20 per cent banana fiber. Garments with reverse prints, cold pigment dyed 3D prints, acid spray styles, tie and dyed, bio washed, enzyme washed etc also were showcased. Manufacturers displayed special designs, different types of packaging methods and also visual merchandising.
Tiruppur is the knitwear capital of India. The share of Tiruppur knitwear exports in India’s total garment exports is 20 per cent. More than 80 per cent of the industries in this sector are medium and small scale. This is the right time for the knitwear sector to capture the market that’s leaving China, due to an increase in cost of manufacturing. Top brands, stores, wholesalers, importers see Tiruppur as one of the major sources for consumer’s requirements.