Today, we have decided to create, weave and sew together a fascinating tale for you. Threads and yarns are the small, finer elements that make up clothes, just like how atoms and particles make up whole elements. But do you ever think, what is the main differentiation between these two seemingly similar components? There are numerous of them, and we have taken the effort to list the main ones out below for you!
A thread is made from a big length of fibers like cotton, nylon, wool, linen, silk and other natural and synthetic fibers. The main purpose of threads is to sew and stitch garments together or do patch work aka darning to repair damages like cloth ripping or holes in fabrics. A yarn on the other hand is a strand of continuous fiber, be it natural or synthetic. It is basically used to knit and weave fabrics to make clothes. The main difference between the two elements
Indian textiles, since times immemorial, have been one of the strongest backbones of the Indian economy. Yarn, which is made by compiling continuous strands of natural and synthetic fibers together to weave fabrics, is the oxygen of this industry. In this article, we aim to give you an informative and educational overview of the Yarn industry in India.
Indian Economy and Textiles
One of the world’s biggest textile industries, the Indian textile sector has a large store of raw materials and a huge support base for textile manufacturing. In fact, the Indian economy is hugely dependent on this industry. More than twenty-seven percent of India’s foreign exchange income comes from the export of textiles and cloth. In the total industrial production of the country, the contribution of the
India and its yarn prices have seen a huge level of volatility over this year. It began with the ban of Chinese yarn by the United States over alleged Human Rights violations in the Xinjiang province of China against the Uyghur Muslims. Like a domino effect, this led to a big jump in import of yarn from outside of India. This largely happened due to imported yarn being much cheaper than the yarn that was available domestically.
All this increase in imports of cotton yarn has led to raised concerns among domestic textile mills since June of this year. M.A. Ramasamy, president of Powerloom Development and Export Promotion Council highlighted that Indian cotton yarn prices were extremely high and volatile. There has been a lot of uncertainty for weaving units as well due to this volatility.
With the data that is available, it has been recorded that cotton yarn imported in June of this year has almost increased by three times
The Ministry of Textiles celebrated World Cotton Day
The Ministry of Textiles (MoT) of India celebrated World Cotton Day which occurs on the 7th of October. They signed a deal that will enable the mainstreaming of textile sustainability. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Cotton Corporation of India (CCI) signed this agreement with the Ministry of Textiles. It was done at a recent consultation on ‘Sustainability in the Textile Value Chain’ on the occasion of World Cotton Day.
Objectives such as putting forward and discussing the sustainability initiatives across textile value chains, potential strategies along with digital interventions to enhance sustainability and circularity in the Indian textile value chains were discussed in the meeting. This led to the resulting co-operation agreement to be signed between the three parties. The agreement highlighted the designing of a campaign on ‘mainstreaming sustainability and circularity in th