Owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its severe impacts on various businesses, PPE has been raised as a whole industry in India in a matter of just 2 months. Ever since the Indian Government has appealed to the manufacturers to produce body coveralls so that there is no dearth in supply of the same to the medical industry, hundreds of manufacturers located in different part of the country have shown their commitment towards the appeal.
However, the textile and apparel industry is uncertain as to how a technical product like body coverall, a part of PPE kit, should be treated while manufacturing. It’s a matter of immense efforts that go into fabric engineering, manufacturing process, seam sealing and taping technology, and even the dispatch zone that needs a lot of awareness. Failing in any of these processes might put lives of first responders in danger who are fighting against the pandemic.
Apart from these efforts, there is a lack of proper knowledge of the right raw materials, production techniques and testing protocols across the supply chain including raw material suppliers, fabricators, Government procurement agencies and even with the end-user, frontline teams.
Apparel Resources, as a responsible media and knowledge-sharing platform, is cognizant that a lot is expected from the apparel and textile industry in a short duration and it is high time the industry joins hands to collaboratively find a solution. Henceforth, our team has created a comprehensive data in the form of a ‘Resource Guide’ to eliminate pertaining challenges in the body coverall manufacturing process.
The ‘Resource Guide’ includes the following information:
- Data of all approved fabric manufacturers
- The Government agencies which are responsible to approve and certify the raw materials to be used in coveralls
- Certification process and the Government documents for new entrants
- Information of seam sealing machine suppliers and tape providers
- A list of coverall manufacturers located all across India
- Design and pattern making software providers
- A list of buyers of coveralls
In these challenging times of business, it requires a great deal of motivation and support from each other to let businesses become self-sufficient and competitive at the same time while catering to a complex product category like body coverall.
Apparel Resources also requests the industry to share their interests in getting listed in this ‘Resource Guide’ and we would be glad to assist you.
Furthermore, we would like to share with you all that the ‘Resource Guide’ – providing an opportunity to know the right people, sources and processes to stay active in the coverall manufacturing business – will be launched next week on 12 May 2020.
If you want to get listed, please send a mail with your details at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you soon.