The Tirupur cluster of garment units has caught the attention of States such as Telangana and Odisha, which plan to replicate some of the successes of the textile town. In fact, officials of both the States have appealed to big garment units in Tirupur such as Dollar, Lux and Rupa to invest in their respective States. Officials from Odisha textile department recently visited Tirupur for first-hand information about the cluster’s successful operation over the years. The Odisha Government, which came out with a dedicated apparel policy early this year, has not only sought the help of Tirupur Exporters’ Association (TEA) in drawing up its strategy but also in setting up training and skill development institutes.