With textile and apparel export volume of close to $12 billion and a workforce of almost two million people, the Indonesian garment and textile industry has been raising the bar in global textiles market. The Indonesian government has set a target of increasing the nation’s value of textiles exports to $75 billion by 2030. With this, Indonesia’s textile and apparel products would have 5 per cent share in the global market.
And, there are homegrown designers who are ably pushing this growth. Michelle Tjokrosaputro, Chief Executive, Dan Liris, is the name behind global behemoths like Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Marks & Spencer. At the recent Jakarta Fashion Week, she shared her expertise with the next generation of designers. She provides a portfolio of services such as auditing, subsidised courier services, sustainability management, quality control and specialised state-of-the-art machinery. Like her, there are other designers who are pushing the ‘Made in Indonesia’ tag.