Tirupur: Diversification from cotton-based knitwear products to apparels made of man-made fibres is the need of the hour for the Tirupur garment exporters to ensure themselves round-the-year business, according to Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) president A Sakthivel.
Inaugurating the three-day International Yarn Exhibition organised by S. S. Media at IKF complex here on Friday, he said that heavy dependency on cotton-based knitwear products, as at the moment, would restrict the export opportunities of businessmen to a very small segment of the market.
“With more use of synthetic fabrics, the manufacturers will be able to come out with a wider range of artefacts including winter wears and swim wears, among others, thereby giving value-addition to their portfolio,” he said.
About 45 manufacturers and suppliers of yarns and fibres from different parts of the country and abroad are taking part in the fair, which will come to a close on September 6.
The organisers had planned a workshopon the penultimate day of the expo.
The Textiles Committee, Tirupur Exporters Association, Knit Cloth Manufacturers Association, Tirupur Industrial Federation, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Institute and National Small Industries Corporation Limited are supporting the event.