TreaSure is a platform for textile entrepreneurs to share what they have achieved through their exceptional leadership and focus on the areas of Stable, sUstainable, Reliable and Ethical practices.
This initiative was launched by Indian Texpreneurs Federation (ITF) on the World Environment Day in June this year. Initially it was started as an initiative to showcase the textile industry in Tamil Nadu, however it will benefit the entire Indian Textile industry.
The Indian textile and apparel industry is highly diversified with wide range of segments ranging from traditional handloom, handicrafts, wool and silk products. It is a major contributor to India’s GDP, and is also the second-largest employer in the country providing direct employment to 45 million people and 60 million people in allied industries. The Indian textile industry has strengths across the entire value chain from fibre, yarn, fabric to apparel.
ITF represents around 500 textile manufacturing companies covering the entire value chain of Tamil Nadu textile industry including integrated, standalone spinning, weaving, processing, home textiles and apparel companies.
The endeavour of this platform is to show case the stories of change, that provides an opportunity of cross learning for everyone in the industry. “We already have stories pouring in from the ITF members that talks about reinventing the product mix (production of masks); staying ahead of the industry with ZLD implementation”, according to Mr. Prabhu, Convenor, ITF. And would like entrepreneurs from across the country to share their stories too.
The vision is to inspire entrepreneurs to raise benchmarks and connect the entire ecosystem of Textile SMEs and clusters in India to the global audience including brands and influencers.