Indian home textile is moving very fast. It is predicted that India may be the world’s number one home textile supplier in the coming years. Right now China is the world’s largest home textile producer. India’s home textile industry is expected to grow at a CAGR of eight per cent to reach $5.29 billion by the end of 2018. Curtains and upholstery, rugs and carpets will be some of the top growing home textile categories in the coming year, posting a CAGR of eight per cent and 9.4 per cent.
India is responsible for almost 21 per cent of towels in the global market and has a 19 per cent share in the global bed linen market. India is also one of the top suppliers for the world’s biggest home textile consuming market, the US. Increasing efforts in quality improvement, innovations through R&D and value-added features have helped India’s home textile products become more popular in the global market. The home textile sector in India is the second largest employer in the country’s textile industry after the apparel sector.