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Soaring Cotton Costs Threaten India’s ‘Knitwear Capital’

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Outraged manufacturers in Tirupur, the so-called knitwear capital of India, staged a two-day production shutdown last week to draw attention to an untenable surge in critical costs. “It is the need of the hour for the central government to pay attention,” Raja M Shanmugham, president, Tirupur Exporters Association (TEA), told Sourcing Journal of the crisis…

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