— Home Furnishing products are zooming high in export market.
Everybody wants a home, tastefully furnished with luxuries to impress.
A fast emerging economy in the world of home textiles, India produces a wide range of products, including home furnishings, household linen, curtain tapestry and yardage made with several textures and varying thickness.
The home furnishing industry mainly exports fabrics, bed linen, table linen, toilet and kitchen linen, towels, cushions, curtains, pads, tapestries and upholstery’s, carpets and floor coverings, etc.
Exotic Curtains from India are in demand.
The industry has adopted several measures and techniques to offer premium quality and eco-friendly products to the global industry. The home furnishing products can be broadly categorized into five categories, which include.. bedding, window dressings, bathroom textiles, cushions and covers, and table linen. Household penetration levels are high, especially in the largest sectors —bedding and window dressings.
— Bed Covers, Bed Spreads, and Bedding are being imported around the world.
While replacement due to wear and tear is not inevitably frequent, an increased consumer interest in home interior products has stimulated buying in what is now very much a fashion- led industry. The industry also benefits from the growing number of households, a trend, which is expected to continue at an even faster rate.
History of Indian Home Furnishings:
— Varanasi is world famous for its Art Silk like Brocade.
The roots of Indian home furnishings industry lie deep in age old traditions. Especially known for their ethnic, intricate carvings, weaves, pattern themes, motifs, color schemes and workmanship, Indian home furnishings have become popular the world across.
Handcrafted ethnic home furnishings are one of the most fascinating art forms in India and lend an unmistakable grandeur to the decor.
In the world of handlooms, there are Madras checks from Tamil Nadu, tie and dye from Gujarat and Rajasthan, Ikats from Andhra and Orissa, Brocade, Tanchui, Organza from Varanasi, Daccai from West Bengal, and Phulkari from Punjab.
The Surat tanchoi based on a method of satin weaving with the extra weft floats, which are absorbed in the fabric itself has been reproduced in Varanasi. In the domain of Woolen textiles, woolen weaves are no less subtle.
— Made of near-extinct Shahtoosh skin is now banned in India
The Kashmiri weavers are known the world across for their Pashmina and Shahtoosh shawls. The states of Kashmir and Karnataka are famous for their Mulberry Silk. India is the only nation in the world producing all four commercially known silks- Mulberry, Eri, Tasser and Muga.
— Pashmeena shawls are handmade art, low production has made it quite expensive.
Assam produces eri and muga silk, which are gaining immense popularity in the USA and Europe. The ikat technique in India is usually known as Bandha in Orissa, Patola in Gujarat, pagdu bandhu, buddavasi and chitki in Andhra Pradesh.
With their ethnic, intricate carvings, weaves, pattern themes, motifs, color schemes and workmanship, Indian home furnishing products are gaining immense popularity among buyers the world across.
The share of Indian exports in home textiles is increasing day by day. In 2012-13, the value of export of cotton handloom fabrics and made-ups was Rs. 2544 crore, the value of export of handmade carpet
— Beautiful Woolen Rug made in Bhadohi.
and other floor coverings was of the order of Rs.4190.26 crore and value of exports of other home furnishing products was Rs. 2633.37 crore.
I am in this field for last 12 years and it made my profits thousand folds. Freshers willing to join the bandwagon as enterprenuer are welcomed.
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