Secondly, they demanded the creation of Tiruppur Export Hub for interconnecting and integrating several industry processes to help knitwear exporters to fast-track process.

USITC team visited Tiruppur to assess India's garment manufacturing, focusing on technology and sustainability, for a report to the US Government.

Indian apparel and home textile exporters need to quickly move towards environmental, social, and governance (ESG) norms to achieve the goals set by the European market.

Workers from the northern States, who were employed at the garment export units in Tiruppur and went home in the last six months due to slowdown in orders, are returning to work, said Kumar Duraiswamy, joint secretary of the Tiruppur Exporters Association.

The garment manufacturing industry in Tiruppur is facing a shortage of workers as many North Indian labourers have left the area to work in other sates. Industry bodies such as the Tiruppur Exporters Association are looking for ways to halt the exodus.