India is the world’s second-largest exporter of textiles and apparel with a massive raw material and manufacturing base. The textiles and garment industry in India is a significant contributor to the economy, both in terms of its domestic share and exports. It contributes about 7% to industry output, 2% to the GDP and 15% to the country’s total export earnings. The sector is one of the largest job creators in the country, employing about 45 million people directly and 60 million people in allied industries.