Bangalore, the city known for its IT industry, is one of the important silk and garment manufacturing hubs in India with more than 1,200 garment manufacturers and exporters. Today, overseas buyers view Bangalore as an important location for sourcing of value added garments after New Delhi and Mumbai. Total garment production here is estimated around Rs. 4,200 cr of which 80 per cent is exported. Garment industries are also concentrated in nearby districts like Bellary, Belgaum, Shimoga and Dharwad. Karnataka produces over 20 per cent of the national garment production and 45 per cent of the national raw silk production. Its silk exports constitute 24 per cent of the total value of silk goods exported from India.