The textile industry of the city of Ahmedabad in the State of Gujarat in India dates back to the 19th century. Gujarat is known as “Textile State of India” & “Manchester of the East” & “Denim Capital of India.” The State is a leader in textiles with more than 1,500 medium and large textile units. Its textile market is estimated to be around $25 bn by the end of 2017. Gujarat Textile Industry contributes 25 per cent to the country’s manufacturing sector, contributes 12 per cent to the country’s textile exports and has highest number of medium and large textile processing houses (over 600). It is the largest producer of denim (65 per cent) in the country and 3rd largest in the world, with a billion metre capacity. In all, Ahmedabad today is emerging as a preferred destination for sourcing garments from all over India.