The Textile Industry has played an important role in the growth of the Indian economy, after agriculture. It has been the second largest employment generating sector from a long time, for both the skilled and unskilled labor.
India stands at Third Position in the list of top cotton producing countries in the world.
There are lot of big names involved in the manufacturing and export of textile in India. Some of them are: Bombay Dyeing, Arvind Mills, JCT Limited, Lakshmi Mills and Mysore Silk Factory. Here, we have compiled the list of the top 10 Textile Companies in India, as researched by our team.
1. Arvind Mills
Arvind Mills, now Arvind Limited, is one of the largest manufacturer of textile products. Headquartered in Naroda, Ahmedabad, Gujrat, Arvind Limited was founded in 1931.
Arvind Mills is one of the largest manufacturer and exporter of denim in India and fourth in the world. The company’s product portfolio include:
- Agri Business
2. Bombay Dyeing
Bombay Dyeing is the second largest producer of textile in India. Headquartered in Mumbai, Bombay Dyeing was established in 1879.
The key products of the company include: Towels, Bed linen and Furnishings. Apart from textile manufacturing, the company is also involved in the manufacturing of chemicals.
3. Grasim Industries
Grasim Industries Limited is another big name in the textile industry of India, established in the year 1947. Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group and involved in the production of Textile, Fibre and pulp, chemicals and cement.
Raymond is the 90 years old (as in 2015) Indian textile manufacturing company established in 1925. Headquartered in Thane, Mumbai, Maharashtra, Raymond Industries is the largest producer of worsted fabric in India.
It is the largest woolen fabric and one of the largest textile exporter of India, with exports to countries like Japan, USA, Canada and many other countries.
Apart from manufacturing, the company also makes ready made suiting & shirting and sells it them under its various brands. Some of the popular brands that the group owns are:
- Park Avenue
5. Reliance Textiles
Reliance Textiles is a subsidiary of an Indian conglomerate holding company: Reliance Industries Ltd. Reliance Industries Ltd is among the top 10 companies of India by market share.
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Established in the year 1966, Reliance Textiles Industries Pvt Ltd started manufacturing synthetic fabrics, polyester, auto-textiles, silk-Amino suiting fabrics and water-repellent fabrics for defense/police services, with “Vimal” becoming the flagship retail brand of the company in the later years.
Today, Reliance Industries Ltd. operates majorly in 5 segments:
- Exploration and production
- Refining and marketing
6. JCT Limited
JCT Limited is one of the largest producer of nylon, polyester and cotton yarn and fabric in the country. The company produces fabric with multiple blends, like: nylon/polyester, cotton/polyester and many other types of yarn & fabrics.
7. Lakshmi Mills
The product line of the company include:
- Textile Yarn
- Textile Garments
8. Mysore Silk (KSIC)
Mysore Silk Factory is one of the largest silk weaving factories in India, which is owned by the Karnataka Silk Industries Corporation (KSIC).
The company is responsible for producing high quality silk yarn and make pure silk fabric, in various shades and designs, for Sarees and suits. They also manufacture wide range of silk based products, in their Mysore based factory. The products include:
- Salwar Kameez
- Silk Dhoti and many more.
9. Vardhman Group of Companies
The company manufacture high quality products and exports to nations like Spain, Japan, US, Germany, U.K and some Asian and African Countries.
FabIndia is one of the largest Indian garments retailer with more than 150 stores in India and abroad. The company mainly sources its products from the rural part of India, to increase the employment opportunities in villages and small towns.