In Tamil Nadu, many spinning mills have stopped supplying cotton yarn and are not taking up fresh orders. This is creating challenges for the apparel exporters.
Apparel exporters of this leading apparel cluster feel the current decision of mills would certainly impact the garment units, affect exports and incur job losses for greater number of workers.
Raja. M. Shanmugham, President of the Association, has appealed to various textile mill associations, SIMA, TASMA and ITF, to advise their members to supply the yarn continuously so as to protect the Tirupur apparel industry.
“Due to non-commitment of delivery schedule, the foreign buyers will not only cancel the orders, but will also not be ready to place future orders with our exporting units and also noted his concern that if the buyers leave our country, it is very difficult to bring them back at a time when we are in a disadvantageous position in the competitiveness front, thanks to absence of a level playing field,” he said.