Leading Producer of cotton yarn and leading state in the country in export of cotton yarn

Most number of handloom clusters (54)

Accounts for 1/3rd of the textile business in India

Has the maximum number of functional textile parks in India


Production and Export of Cotton Yarns


India’s Total Export of Readymade Garments


Garment Operating Units


Total Yarn Production in India


India’s Total Textile Mills


India’s Power Looms



The textile sector in Tamil Nadu is the 3rd largest recipient of FDI in India


About 3/4th of powerloom products is earmarked for direct and indirect exports


There is an Increasing demand in the European market for processed cotton fabric and organic clothing

Tamil Nadu’s Pride

Investment Opportunities

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-   Tamil Nadu has 59.3% of all textile mills in India

-   Numerous incentives offered by the State of Tamil Nadu for technological upgradation of machinery

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-   Tamil Nadu is home to nearly 50% of all garment units in India

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-   A Well-developed ecosystem with the large number of power looms and handlooms clusters and abundant supply of cotton yarn.

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-   Increased focus on technical textiles due to growth of end-user industries such as healthcare, oil & gas, automotive etc.

-   2 dedicated industrial parks have been set up in collaboration with JICA in Kancheepuram and Karur.

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-   Abundance of cotton yarn thereby assuring quality supply of raw material

-   35% of all spun yarn in India comes from Tamil Nadu

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-   Suitable land availability across Tamil Nadu with waste treatment facilities< /p>

-   Availability of 3rd party contractors for effluent/ waste management