Clothtech segment of technical textiles mainly comprises of textile components used for specific functional applications in garments and shoes. These components are largely hidden e.g. interlinings in shirts, sewing threads, shoe laces, labels, hook and loop fasteners (Velcro), etc. Fabrics like umbrella cloth are also classified under the Clothtech segment.
The technical textile products covered under Clothtech are as given below:-
- Shoe laces
- Zip fasteners
- Elastic narrow fabrics (Tapes)
- Umbrella cloth
- Sewing threads
Technical textiles consumption under Clothtech is estimated at Rs 6,570 crore. Sewing threads alone account for around 60% of the technical textiles consumption under Clothtech followed by labels with around 19% share. Interlining accounts for around 8% share, whereas elastic narrow fabric tapes have a share of almost 6%. Usage of technical textiles in shoe laces and zip fasteners is around 5% of the total segmental usage. Velcro and umbrella cloth account for the remaining (around 2%) of the total usage in Clothtech. With the growth in the footwear industry, the growth in the consumption of shoe laces is also expected to be higher than the overall growth of Clothtech segment.
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Clothtech Products are important part of the garment that ensures accurate fit and optimum wearer comfort. It Stretchability, Shrink resistance, Durability to regular wash & soft feel properties to the Garments.