In a webinar, Sakthivel, President of the Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) said that India quickly emerged, due to the COVID-19 crisis, as the second biggest exporter of medical textiles. Medical textiles are sometimes referred to as healthcare textiles as part of scientific textiles. The global medical textile industry in 2018 is estimated to hit 23,752.66 million dollars by 2025, according to estimates.
Sakthivel also said multinational corporations are interested in moving their investment from China to India because of Coronavirus. This will open up new dimensions to India and the country will be able to collect several million dollars from Europe, Australia and America. Greg Ruggles, CEO for Several Company Firms, acknowledges that clothing companies are searching for ways to switch from China to other countries due to the divergences between the US and China.
He says India is able to produce various kinds of textiles. The online company has provided anyone from small retailers to clothing producers with an international forum. The Council has so far trained and employed 12 lakh people across India in the garbage market, according to Roopak Vasishtha, CEO, CDG, Apparel Made Ups & Home Furnishing Sector Expertise Council (AMHSSC). This work is still in progress. The Council aims to recognize migrant workers who have returned to their hometowns to obtain expertise and to register them with the qualification scheme of the government.