Tirupur – Basic Facts

  • A city covering  30 to 35 square kilometers, located 50 Kms from the city of Coimbatore
  • Accounts for 90% of India’s cotton knitwear exports
  • Product profile: T-shirts, polos, sweatshirts, sports & performance wear, baby’s garments, nightwear,  innerwear & lingerie
  • Inhabited by 0.8 million people with a daily floating population of approximately 200,000 people
  • 90% of the population cannot speak English. The majority speak Tamil, followed by other Indian languages such as  Malayalam, Hindi , etc.,
  • More than 3000 garment stitching units
  • 700 dye houses, with an average of ten tons per day capacity
  • More than 4000 knitting machines
  • 15,000 tonnes of yarn consumed per month
  • Approximately 300,000 skilled workers
  • Approximately 150 spinning mills within the 50 kilometres radius
  • Ancillary units for producing zips, buttons, tapes, labels, corrugated cartons, and polybags

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