In every country in the world, the Fashion and Textile industry holds a certain importance in export earnings and also gains a share in GDP (Gross Domestic Product). This GDP share depends on the production of Yarn, cotton, and fabric. In the production of textile. Asian countries are considered fully-autarky having a great share in the county’s economy. For Example, the share of India’s GDP is 2% and 12% of the country’s export earnings. In Pakistan, the contribution of GDP in the textile industry is 8.5%. The total export earnings of Bangladesh is 80.7% and 12.36% is the total GDP. The textile industry of Sri Lanka contributes to 6% and 40% of total export earnings.
Traditional Clothing- Seasonal Trend
Asian countries especially in the Indian sub-continent mainly in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and other countries are having four different seasons. And the change in clothing products occurs mainly because of these seasons. In winters, dark colors and thick fabric are preferred. Similarly, in summers as well as lightweight dresses and light colors are more common. Besides this, the trend in fashion lines also occurs due to the different cultures, backgrounds, religions, norms, and traditions. The traditional clothing includes Saree, Salwaar kameez, Churidar, Lehenga Choli, Dhoti, Lungi, Sarong, traditional Libra, Gho, and Kera.
Fashion and Textile – Folk Dresses
While in some areas of these countries, the concept of Folk Dresses is still present. These Folk dresses are also called the National dresses. These dresses are not worn on a daily routine basis but occasionally. For example in national festivals, weddings, and harvest festivals.
Due to British influence during colonization. The new designs of Saree and salwar kameez are introduced which influence the fashion industry drastically. Jeans, skirts, shirts, tops, and suits become common in these countries. This was the time when clothes become the most important part of the personality and the type of dress you wear, depicts the class you belong to.
People get more concerned about the clothes and fashion industry so they start recognizing the brand names. The oldest brand name Delhi Cloth and General Mills, Britannia Industries, Gul Ahmad, Al Karam as well as Aorang, etc came under consideration. After that, so many brands came into being with unique designs, colors, different themes, as well as styles. People get aware of the brands and prefer to shop from their preferred brands.
Designer Clothes – Fashion and Textile
Some people who have to do more with dresses and wanted to look unique and special, shift towards the designer’s clothes. Because most of the designer clothing targets the niche market- the elite class of the sector. These designer clothes could be Bridal, Pret, Maxi, Lehnga, and Sarees. The work done on each and every dress is very precise and detailed. The price of these dresses is usually high because it involves human effort.
Besides this, a number of varieties in the lawn, cotton. The range of different styles in party-wear dresses is also common in these countries. Some western brands also integrate into these regions and many more are coming.