Nesterra Facemasks - A new necessity in the wardrobe collection

As people become more and more aware of the necessary practices of safety during the ongoing COVID pandemic, health organisations like WHO and CDC have strongly recommended the use of facemasks as a primary precaution to avoid mass spread of the disease. A few months back, no one would have guessed that facemasks would be the next fashion trend. The future market share of this upcoming industry is estimated to cross the $50 billion mark by 2025. This silver lining to a looming black cloud comes at a time when the textile industry is struggling to overcome the drop in the market demand for apparels and other textiles.

Moving, in sync, with the Industrial Revolution

The world today is in the phase of Industrial Revolution 4.0, which came with the advancements of digitalisation, robotics and artificial intelligence. Industry 4.0 has become more than just a namesake term. It is estimated that the introduction of IoT and AI will bring about a 30% increase in productivity, along with a cost savings of more than $200 billion, across different sectors.

Are We Feeling Atmanirbhar yet? What should Textile companies do to get there?

Now that the dust has settled on fervent analysis of the Rs. 20 lakh crore relief-package announced by Government of India, it is sounding to most industry segments as ‘Go Figure Out For Yourself (G-FOFY)' package. Well it also translates to ‘being Atmanirbhar’ by choosing to undertake certain steps to recover from this mega economic crisis and prepare for growth in a new-normal world.

Sustainable Yarns

Sustainability has never been more relevant, there is much stronger demand for adopting sustainable materials, manufacturing processes so that the finished product has least negative impact on our environment. This desired transition to sustainable practices in textiles is also driven by consumer movement that has voiced preference for ‘sustainable garments’. At Sutlej Textiles, we are developing a range of ‘Sustainable Yarns’ using specialized fibres that are inherently eco-friendly. Many of these yarns have functional properties due to special attributes of these fibres and offer great value to customers.

The Innovative Approach of Sutlej Textiles in Yarns

The textiles industry has evolved in significant measure over the last decade, with innovation at its helm. As the industry spread vertically to overcome global boundaries and create a world-wide market, its lateral expansion is focused on ingenious methods, materials and machinery to meet these ever-growing needs. Natural fibres like cotton, silk, linen and wool have always been favourites, but the evolution of textiles made of man-made-fibre & synthetics have been commendable. The quality of textiles has improved with the refinement of textile manufacturing process and the development of functional properties that has enhanced the customer experience. Natural fibres in their organic forms and synthetic fabrics developed out of recycled materials, are indicators of a shift among consumers to adopt sustainable materials as ecologically responsible beings.

A systematic planning for the re-emergence of Indian Textiles

Considering the magnitude of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the global economic chain, the Indian Textile market looks towards a very unsteady future in the coming few months. With a risk of more than 1 crore people becoming unemployed, governing bodies and agencies are working on a war-footing to avert a major crisis.

Arising Once More: The changes and market scenario for the textile industry post the COVID-19 Lockdown Era

As the world fights the ongoing pandemic of the dreaded COVID-19 virus, the textiles industry is refocussing on alternatives during this lockdown and charting its return to normalcy. Experts have forecasted a market crash of more than USD 300 billion for the textile industry, with the major 2 markets of USA and Europe, combined, estimated to fall 40% and 45% respectively, in the year 2020.

Is it going to be Ops normal, immediately after world is out of COVID-19?

The textile industry is the second largest sector of global trade market, in terms of economic activities, with the market estimated to reach USD 1,230 billion by 2024, from USD 920 billion in 2018. However, being a lucrative market on one end, the industry is like a double-edged sword, which requires a high level of monitoring and adaptation to proper guidelines to reduce its side-effects on the environment. The goal of sustainable fashion is to create flourishing ecosystems and communities through its activity. This may include: increasing the value of local production and products; prolonging the lifecycle of materials; increasing the value of timeless garments; reducing the amount of waste; and to reducing the harm to the environment created as a result of production and consumption. Another of its aims can sometimes be seen to educate people to practice environmentally friendly consumption by promoting the green consumer.

Sustainability is the Chosen Path for Textile Industry

The textile industry is the second largest sector of global trade market, in terms of economic activities, with the market estimated to reach USD 1,230 billion by 2024, from USD 920 billion in 2018. However, being a lucrative market on one end, the industry is like a double-edged sword, which requires a high level of monitoring and adaptation to proper guidelines to reduce its side-effects on the environment. The goal of sustainable fashion is to create flourishing ecosystems and communities through its activity. This may include: increasing the value of local production and products; prolonging the lifecycle of materials; increasing the value of timeless garments; reducing the amount of waste; and to reducing the harm to the environment created as a result of production and consumption. Another of its aims can sometimes be seen to educate people to practice environmentally friendly consumption by promoting the green consumer.

How the Household Spending Pie changed during Covid-19 lockdown?

These have been drastic times and the Indian households have taken drastic measures to comply with the national lockdown. A lot of ‘the way of life’ has changed and we are forced to organize ourselves under some severe constraints; despite that we seemed to have fared better than some of the countries in Europe and the US. Every new day alters the statistics, the scale of pandemic and hence we can’t let our guards down as yet.

A Global Textile Trend – Switching to Organic Clothing

The consumers in the evolved markets now prefer to use products that are manufactured with naturally available raw materials that are free from artificial ingredients or grown without chemical additives – these are broadly categorised as ‘organic products’. Acting on this significant consumer trend, corporations are using all their resources towards developing natural products, organic raw-materials, and eco-friendly processes. It’s no surprise, then, that the Textile Industry is rapidly seeing an increase in the demand for organic clothing. The organic textile market, consisting of clothes and home textiles made from materials like organic cotton, jute, wool, silk, etc., can, thus, be considered the next stage of the textile industry evolution.

Soichiro Honda – The Man Who Dreamed Engines

Soichiro Honda was born on November 17, 1906 to Geihi Honda - a skilled blacksmith and his wife Mika - an accomplished weaver, in a small village of Komyo, in the Tenryu province of Mamamatsu. Childhood may not be privileged but well balanced with mix of discipline and experiential learning imparted by his father. Young Soichiro always had a thing for mechanics and engines and longed to do more than assisting father at his bicycle shop. He was 16 when he saw an advertisement of Art Shokai Automobile workshop in Tokyo. The workshop was renowned for the finest repair services of automobiles in the city. It wasn’t a vacancy advertisement yet Soichiro wrote to the management for apprenticeship. He received a positive reply and within a week the dreamer left for Tokyo. This was the kind of single-minded dedication of Soichiro Honda that led him to his dream to build automobiles in later years.

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