Challenges in textile processing
The ITJ asked a few experts from the textile processing industry what they think are the challenges ahead. Below are their opinions.
Cleaner textiles is the way forward
The Indian textile industry has been very dynamic & the stakeholders of the supply chain especially the colourists have to tackle a huge range of issues daily. The most challenging one is to make ´cleaner products´ of expected quality and at a competitive price. Government organisations, NGOs and various pressure groups have stepped up their demand for manufacturing of ´Cleaner Textiles´ and on the other hand retailers are expecting the colourists to provide the most competitive price for these ´Cleaner Textile´. The specifications & expectations for manufacturing ´Cleaner Textiles´ by various organisations are not uniform neither in India nor across the globe. This is creating markets which can provide cheaper products but not necessarily cleaner ones. This needs to be uniform across the planet. Retailers and government organisations need to come up with award/reward (monetary and non-monetary) based system to encourage process houses to manufacture ´cleaner textiles´. The focus should be on training professionals in the colouration industry as there is a huge deficiency of skilled labour in this segment. Newer technologies cannot be implemented successfully unless there is competent staff who can understand it and use it at its highest efficiency. There will be always be best available technologies in market and the colourists should also try to make best use of available technologies.
Let´s green our Karma.
- Yogesh Gaikwad,
Business Manager - ASEAN Region,
Country Manager, India
Society of Dyers & Colorists.