The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council

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The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (Texprocil) has recently said it will start branding and labelling of Indian cotton under the ‘Kasturi’ brand from the current season. Texprocil and the Cotton Corporation of India had signed an MoU to this effect.

About Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council:

  • The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council is the first Council set up after Independence by the Government of India in 1954 is an autonomous, non-profit body dedicated to promotion of exports.
  • The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council, popularly known as TEXPROCIL has been the international face of cotton textiles from India facilitating exports worldwide. 
  • Texprocil has a membership of around 3,000 companies spread across major textile clusters in India. 
  • Its members are well established manufacturers and exporters of cotton textile products like Cotton, Yarns, Fabrics and Home Textiles, showcasing a dazzling array of products across the value chain.
  • The Council connects international buyers with appropriate suppliers and facilitates interaction that enables them to source their specific needs. 
  • It also provides information on India's competitive advantages, its export environment and updated position in the global market place.
  • The Council promotes exports of 
    • Raw Cotton
    • Cotton Yarns and Blended Yarns (50% or more cotton) Grey and Processed ( doubled, gassed, mercerized, dyed, melange); Cotton and Blended (50% plus cotton)
    • Woven and Knitted fabrics , Grey and Processed
    • Home Textiles ( Bed linen, Kitchen linen, Bath towels and Other linen)
    • Technical textiles ( Protective, Performance, Medical and Geo textiles)


Q1) What are Technical textiles?

Technical textiles are defined as textile materials and products used primarily for their technical performance and functional properties rather than their aesthetic or decorative characteristics.

Source: The Hindu