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Online report features 15 export suppliers offering scarves and shawls, plus details on product pricing and supply market trends

NEW DELHIThe Hinrich Foundation released the India Sourcing: Scarves & shawls with the support of its partner in export development, Global Sources.

The online report offers import buyers websites of 15 verified exporter suppliers and profiles scarves and shawls. It also features an overview of the industry, new product features, price guides and export data. A PDF of the report is available to download for free online.

Suppliers expand selections in natural materials

Abundance in natural fiber and domestic access to raw materials enable India makers to provide shawls and scarves in a wide range of fabric options. Cotton, wool and silk, as well as polyester, nylon and other synthetic fabrics are available.

Cotton is typically sourced from Delhi, Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Telangana. Wool is procured from Jammu and Kashmir, where pashmina, a fine type of wool, originates. Silk is usually from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Jammu and Kashmir, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Many companies are expanding their selections to include designs that combine silk with cotton or wool. Several are also adopting sustainable materials such as jute and bamboo.

“Suppliers are using a wide variety of materials, including eco-friendly options such as jute and bamboo, and incorporating natural dyes amid the growing number of eco-conscious buyers,” said Bushra Baseerat, export consultant for the Hinrich Foundation.

Suppliers and products

Established in 1979, Godavari Delta Women Lace Artisans Cooperative in Andhra Pradesh is an enterprise that provides livelihood to female artisans. The company’s collection includes crocheted cotton scarves and shawls, as well as home decor and other fashion accessories.

Uttar Pradesh-based Devanshi Exports Pvt Ltd, which has been in business since 1999, produces embroidered scarves made of cotton, silk, wool and cotton. It also offers scarves with digital prints.

Founded in 2013, Indmode in New Delhi specializes in printed scarves. Its selection includes men and women’s scarves made of cotton, wool, polyester and viscose.

In addition to Godavari Delta Women Lace Artisans Cooperative, Devanshi Exports and Indmode, suppliers featured in the report are:

– Avi Overseas, Uttar Pradesh: Printed scarves made of jacquard and wool.

– Chhavii Anantraj International, New Delhi: Crocheted scarves, shawls and sets made of acrylic yarn.

– Hadi Fabrics, Kerala: Plain and printed shawls made of cashmere, silk and wool.

– Heritage Weaves, Telangana: Printed cotton and silk scarves.

– Jaipuri Bandhej, Rajasthan: Printed linen stoles.

– Kanu Exports, Uttar Pradesh: Printed pashmina scarves.

– Knitcraft, Uttar Pradesh: Knitted plain and printed cowl scarves and stoles.

– Royal Indo Fashion, Uttar Pradesh: Printed men’s scarves and mufflers made of wool and viscose.

– Sai Saburi International, Uttar Pradesh: Sequined scarves made of wool.

– Shree Tex Fab Mills, Uttar Pradesh: Scarves made of cotton and Lycra.

– Swami Textiles, Punjab: Printed scarves and stoles made of cotton and wool.

– Woven Dreams Pvt Ltd, Uttar Pradesh: Nylon scarves.

 

The report further shows:

– India exported $783.5 million worth of scarves and shawls in 2016, based on the DESA/UNSD, United Nations Comtrade database.

– The UAE was the top single-country importer. The other key markets were Saudi Arabia, Germany, the US and the UK.

– Most suppliers will be raising prices in the next six months, but the majority will cap increases at 5 percent.

 

India Sourcing: Scarves & shawls is one of a series of online Sourcing Reports covering emerging Asia supply markets. A full version of the report can be viewed here.

 

Other related Sourcing Reports available available on the New Sourcing Markets website: Fashion jewelry and accessories, Vietnam and Philippines. The site also offers sourcing reports on other products and suppliers from India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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