• ISSN: 2010-023X
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IJTEF 2010 Vol.1(3): 309-314 ISSN: 2010-023X
DOI: 10.7763/IJTEF.2010.V1.55

Quality Awareness – An Imperative Need for Flourishing Knitwear Industry in India.

S. Shanmugasundaram, G. Loganathan, and Dr. N. Panchanatham
Abstract—Till 1979, the knitwear was otherwise known as Hosiery which is mean to be only under garments such as Vest and Brief mainly used by Men in India. Later, knitwear products were identified as a fashionable product by the fashion industries of western countries, resulting in plain “T. Shirts” are made as a pioneer product of fashion in Indian Knitwear industry. In the process of evolution, the knitwear products reached different dimensions according to human anatomy, makes the knitwear products with highly fashionable, embellished and comfort to wear. At this juncture the consumers of western countries, realized that the quality of knitwear products are forced to seek and implement new techniques and methods to maintain durability, colour fastness, harmless chemicals etc,. Consequently, stringent quality policy such as ISO 9000, ISO 9002, SA 8000, TOTAL QUALITY MANAGEMNT (TQM) etc., were implemented in the knitwear industry all over the world. But implementing such systems in the Indian knitwear industries are cumbersome because the textile industry in India considered as by product of agricultural industries where great lack of quality awareness was found greatly, besides many other factors such as lack of unskilled executives and workers, lack of coordination between government and knitwear industries and educational institutions stood as a bottleneck for quality awareness, which is an urgent and imperative need of the knitwear industries to flourish in India.

S. Shanmugasundaram, Assistant professor, department of Business Administration,Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. India.
G. Loganathan, diector,The Imperial, an apparels sourcing Inc,. Tirupur, India.
Dr. N. Panchanatham Professor & Head, department of Business Administration, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar. India


Cite:S. Shanmugasundaram, G. Loganathan, and Dr. N. Panchanatham, "Quality Awareness – An Imperative Need for Flourishing Knitwear Industry in India.," International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance vol.1, no.3, pp. 309-314, 2010.

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