Handloom Industry in India

Last Updated: August, 2015

Introduction

Along with the artistry of weavers, the Indian handloom industry demonstrates the richness and diversity of Indian culture. The handloom industry is the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in India after agriculture. Indian handloom products are known for their unique designs and finesse. The trend is to mix old designs with new techniques and create original products.

The industry has strong infrastructure, with about 2.4 million looms of varied designs and construction, indicating significant production capacity.

KEY MARKETS AND EXPORT DESTINATIONS

The export of handloom products rose at a CAGR of 6.9 per cent to US$ 368.0 million in 2014–15 from US$ 264.2 million in 2009–10.  In 2014–15, the US was the major importer of Indian handloom products, with estimated purchases of US$ 107.95 million, followed by the UK and Germany at US$ 29.7 million and US$ 25.4 million, respectively. Italy, France, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Australia, the Netherlands and the UAE were some other export destinations.

Exports of carpet and floor coverings, including mats and matting, were valued at US$ 149.82 million in 2014–15, growing at a CAGR of  64.97 per cent from US$ 12.26 million in 2009-10.

THE HANDLOOM EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL

The Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC) is a statutory body constituted under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India, to promote the export of all handlooms products such as fabrics, home furnishings, carpets and floor coverings. HEPC was constituted in 1965 with 65 members, and its present membership is about 2,000.

The total export of handloom stood at US$ 350 million for the FY 2014-15.

Source:
Handloom Export Promotion Council

HANDLOOM E-BROCHURE

Other Export Promotion Councils:

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Handloom

No. 29A, Rajasekaran Street
Mylapore,
Chennai - 600034,
Tamil Nadu,
India

Tel.:+91-44-28476124
Fax: +91-44-28476126
Email: hepc@hepcindia.com
Website: www.hepcindia.com

The total export of handloom stood at US$ 350 million for the FY 2014-15.

Source:
Handloom Export Promotion Council

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Handloom Industry in India