Garment exporters have appealed to all apparel brands to support and increase the garment prices at this hour of crisis.
Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA) has appealed to the buyers in this regard and also requested TEA Members to immediately send the appeal to the buyers dealing with them.
Raja M. Shanmugham, President, TEA, said as the garment input prices have increased, we earnestly appeal to the buyers to understand a plethora of real issues being faced by the garment suppliers and would act as a crisis killer at this moment for our members to come out of the woods.
Apparel exporters have been still passing through a challenging business environment caused due to various adverse factors like increasing of yarn prices, job working charges and accessories prices apart from the spurt in freight charges to the tune of 15 to 20 per cent.
Despite this, exporters are strenuously supporting its work force at one side and collectively working to cater to the needs of buyers.
The steep hiking in organic cotton yarn prices in recent months has totally impacted the organic garment exporting units and these units are no way in a position to absorb the price hike happened to the tune of 30 per cent.
It is apparently clear that they could not continue to export organic garments with the same price to niche markets.