Chennai: Cooped up Indians purchased more knitwear during last fiscal which saw garment makers from Tirupur earn Rs 30,000 crore. And for the first time, domestic sales pipped exports which remained unchanged at Rs 25,000 crore in a truncated fiscal which saw lockdowns for nearly 2 months due to the Covid pandemic. Garment production increased 12% by volume.

Chennai, Apr 27 (IANS): The garment exporting units in Tiruppur of Tamil Nadu are seeing increased demand for innerwear, children wear, long garments from overseas markets while the orders for fashion garments have gone down, said an industry official.

The global trading environment is very encouraging, as developed countries have increased the pace of vaccination and are reporting lesser numbers of infections.

Large-scale migration following a pan-India lockdown in March last year had not just wrought havoc on the workers themselves but also crippled the production lines of companies, especially in labour-intensive sectors such as textiles and garments, footwear and gems and jewellery.

Garment exporters in Tiruppur have appealed to Union Finance Minister to announce measures that will provide financial support to the exporting units.

As the second wave of Covid rages in the country, one sector of the economy seems to be thriving despite all odds. And that is exports.