BANGALORE, India — Although it continues to be a major exporter of cotton products and apparel, the Indian government and industry see huge potential in a new segment — technical, industrial and nonwoven textiles — for the domestic and export markets.
“In India, a big chunk of the population today is less than 30 years old,” said D.K. Nair, secretary general of the Confederation of Indian Textile Industry. “This provides a huge market.”
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"