India is the world’s second largest producer of textiles & garments and accounts for 4% of the market share. The textile and apparel industry can be broadly divided into:
- Yarn & Fiber and
- Processed fabrics & Apparel
India has the highest loom capacity (including hand looms) with 4% of the world’s market share. In addition, it accounts for about 14 % of the world’s production of textile fibers and yarns.
The domestic textile and apparel industry in India is estimated to reach US$ 100 billion by 2017 and US$ 141 billion by 2021 from US$ 67 billion in 2014. Exports have been a core feature of India’s textile and apparel sector and its export is expected to increase.
White Pencil has tied up with various ministries of Government of India to promote skills initiatives.
Sewing Machine Operation
Sewing machine operators work within the apparel and textile industries, and also in manufacturing units in accordance to their skill set. Those looking to become employed in this industry do not need any higher education, although experience is preferred. A beginner may work on a section of clothing using a single needle machine, while a more experienced operator may work on a particularly difficult section of clothing using a double needle machine. Operators familiar with stitching clothes are employed wherever help is needed within the industry.
Who Can Apply: Housewives / Students / Anyone interested to gain knowledge about Sewing
Duration: 45 days / 4 hours a day
Eligibility: Basic reading skills
Pattern Making Course
In the garment industry, products are only as good as the patterns that they are made from. It is up to the professional patternmaker to take the designs or a prototype garment and develop it into a workable pattern for mass production. With so much of the profitability and success of the business riding on the original pattern, apparel manufacturers naturally want to hire only highly trained patternmakers.
Who Can Apply: Housewives / Students / Anyone interested in patterns and garment construction
Duration : 60 days / 4 hours a day
Eligibility : 10th pass / PUC pass
Sewing Machine Mechanic Course
Sewing machine mechanics are repair specialists who work with industrial or home sewing machines, embroidery machines, and other specialty sewing machines. They can find work in production facilities or retail sewing machine outlets. This course also helps individuals to start their own sewing machine repair businesses.
Apparel Industry hires Sewing Machine Mechanics who are not only responsible for repairing sewing machines, but also repairing cutting machines, computerized sewing and embroidery machines and other non-sewing related plant equipment.
Who Can Apply: Anyone interested in machinery repair and servicing
Duration: 90 days / 4 hours a day
Eligibility: 10th pass / PUC pass
Garment Merchandising Course
Garment merchandising refers to the buying and selling of clothes at any phase of the manufacturing and retailing process. Garment merchandising involves planning, buying and selling clothing and apparel. Work may involve any step of the manufacturing process, from selecting textiles to selling finished products. Those who work in this field must understand all of the social, political and economic factors that influence people’s clothing selection in order to satisfactorily meet apparel and clothing needs.
Who Can Apply: Students / Working professionals / People with flair for marketing
Duration: 90 days / 4 hours a day
Eligibility: Any degree