Suppliers for Apparel & Garments

The following page displays suppliers in India for Apparel & Garments. Connect2India filters Indian suppliers on the basis of their products, city, year and other available parameters. You can Find Indian suppliers via our search page. Apparel & Garments and can further be categorized into different subcategories like Socks, Leggings & Stockings , Undergarments & Inner Wear , Umbrellas and Raincoats , Cotton, Khadi, Other Fabric Clothing , Ladies Dresses, Apparels & clothings etc. Browse the page below to know about all the categories inside Apparel & Garments and the products that falls within their respective categories.

Apparel & Garments categories

Apparel and garments

With a wide range of designers, manufacturers, exporters, suppliers, stockists and wholesalers, Indian apparel and garment industry has developed over the years as a well-organized sector - one of the best in the world. The major manufacturers of apparel and garment in India belong to the small and medium scale industry and the steady growth in manufacturing, over the past few years, enabled the industry to witness an enhanced growth in consumption and demand, both in domestic and global markets. In the global market, India is the second largest manufacturer of apparel and garments - just after China - with a reputation in manufacturing products with high quality, durability and beauty.

One of the major reasons for the growth of the apparel and garments industry in the country is because the products come with economic prices due to cheap labor rates. Also, the advent of new technologies and sophisticated machineries have boosted the manufacturing of better quality and well-designed garments in India; thereby escalating the growth of the apparel and garment industry domestically and globally.

There had also been a rapid increase in the orders and demands from the global buyers; resulting in the subsequent increase of investments in the garment sector - making it one of the key factors in the Indian economy. Furthermore, the low production costs attracting more retailers from all over the world made an estimated one out of every six households in the country depending directly or indirectly on the apparel and garment sector for their living.

Even, the Indian government has several policies to uplift the growth of the apparel and garment industry, by introducing schemes to attract foreign direct investments, brand promotion through public-private partnership (PPP) for global acceptance of products, trade centers for facilitating business and image building, fashion hubs as a stable marketplace for Indian fashion, common compliance to create apparel standards for buyer's benefit and training centers to develop human resources.

The organized retail trade in India is growing at a rate of 30 percent per annum and the apparel and garment industry is valued at Rs 90,000 crores, with a growing rate of nearly 13 percent per annum. According to a study by the Clothing and manufacturers Association of India (CMAI), the domestic market of garment and apparel is growing at 12 percent and the growth in the next seven years is expected at 11-12 percent. In 2017-18, the domestic market was valued at $67 billion - growth at a compounded annual growth rate (CGAR) of 10 percent since 2005. The size of the domestic market is expected to reach a value of $160 billion by 2025.

In 2018-19, ready-to-wear category of the garment industry dominated the market with market size of $56 billion and a growing CGAR of 10-11 percent; while the ready-to-stitch category was valued at $11 billion, with an expected CGAR of 7 percent to reach $20 billion by 2025.

However, weak economic activities resulting in a slowdown of demands of Indian apparel and garments from the developed countries declined Indian exports by 17 percent in the first half of Fiscal Year 2019. According to CMAI reports, the country's garment export was at $1.35 billion and $1.34 billion in April and May 2018 - which is a steep decline of 23 percent and 17 percent respectively. FY18 witnessed a fall of 4 percent of fall to $16.72 of apparel and garment exports.

Categories of apparel and garment in India

  • Women's wear: This includes apparel and garments designed particularly for women, like party wear lehenga, banarasi sarees, bandhani silk saree, border saree, cotton hand block printed saree, designer net blouse, Jaipuri kurtis, strap tops, ladies knitted garments, painted ladies kurtis, palazzo suit, baby doll dress, etc.
  • Men's wear: This includes clothes designed for men, like velvet blazers, men knit shorts, men's top, men's cotton pyjamas, men's ethnic wear, men's sleeveless jackets, etc.
  • Kids Dresses and Infant & Toddlers Clothing: Kids Dresses include apparel and garments for the kids like boys jacket, girls' bermuda, kids corduroy pants, girls garments, girls pyjama, girls nightwear, etc. Apparel and garments for newly-borns include products like infant cotton dress, baby romper, infant creeper, infant pyjama, babies' tights, baby pyjamas.
  • Unisex Clothing: The apparel and garments designed to be suitable for both men and women refer to as the Unisex clothing, which includes products like casual t-shirt, knitted nightwear, beach pants, puma t-shirts, embroidered kaftans, chino trousers, etc.
  • Winter Wear & Accessories: Products under this category include clothes mostly used as protection against particularly cold weather of winter. These are mostly outer-wears like women sweatshirt, woollen gloves, hooded coat, women's blazer, crew neck sweater, cotton sweater, etc. and pashmina, silk & cashmere shawls like printed pashmina shawl, Kashmiri shawls, acrylic shawls, pure silk shawl, handmade shawls, cashmere wool shawl, etc. This also includes gloves and mitten like garden gloves, canvas glove, cotton canvas glove, men's knitted glove, ambidextrous gloves, denim gloves, etc.
  • Commercial & Academic Uniforms: The apparel and garments products under this category are acknowledged for its qualities such as attractive look, colorfastness, neat stitching and smooth texture. Some of the products under this category include school uniforms, institutional uniforms, petrol pump uniforms, advocate gown, men's corporate uniforms, chef uniforms and others.
  • Mannequins & Apparel Display: Almost every store is likely to have a mannequin - fake human-like figure - to display their garments and apparel. Products under the mannequins and apparel display include male mannequins, trousers rack, glasses display stand, headless female mannequin, chrome mannequin, footwear display stand, etc.
  • Party, Wedding, Western, and Formal Wear: This comprises some of the most key products of apparel and garments. Products under this category include ladies skirt suit, embroidered kurta, sherwani dupatta, fashion shorts, christening gowns, evening wedding dress, etc.
  • Umbrellas and Raincoats: Products under this category includes water-resistant or waterproof apparel and garments like patio umbrella, outdoor umbrella, printed raincoats, rain jacket, rain cap, motorcycle rain suits and others.
  • Towels, Napkins & Handkerchiefs: These include products like men's cotton handkerchief, microfiber bath towel, Turkish towel, luncheon napkin, denim apron, jacquard beach towel, etc.
  • Printed & Patchwork Clothing - Silk Apparel, Clothings & Fabrics - Cotton, Khadi, Other Fabric Clothing: Printed & patchwork clothing includes aloha shirt, printed t-shirts, printed pyjama, plaid shirt, beaded dresses, dyed garments; silk apparel, clothing & fabrics include mulberry silk, raw silk, satin dress, printed silk dress, silk salwar kameez, silk velvet fabric, etc.; cotton, khadi, other fabric clothing include nylon t-shirt, elastic waist shorts, denim stretch jeans, cotton hoodies, cotton polo t-shirt, cotton knit shirt, etc.
  • Embroidered Apparel & Garments: This includes embroidered bridal wear, embroidered party wear, embroidered suits, embroidered cotton dress, chikan embroidered tops, embroidered beachwear, etc.
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