The Textile Industry in India is one of the largest segments of the Indian Economy accounting for over one fifth of the country's industrial production. It provides employment to around 15 million people who have helped produce one of the largest, most fascinating varieties of yarn, fabric, home textiles, home furnishings and other textile products in the world. The Home Furnishings Industry in India falls under the purview of the textile industry. Indian homefurnishings manufacturers and home furnishings exporters offers a spectacular range of bedspreads, furnishing fabrics, curtains, rugs, durries, carpets, placemats, cushion covers, table covers, linen, kitchen accessories, made-ups, bed spreads, bath linen, and other home furnishings accessories to the world. Manufacturers of Home Furnishings from India, whether floor coverings, kitchen linen, bath linen, cushion covers, bed spreads, curtains etc. create a rage in the international markets. Floor coverings such as carpets, 'durries', druggets, prayer rugs, hooked rugs, 'namdas' made in India are extremely popular. Among these articles the durrie is the most common. In fact, the rapid growth and progress of the floor covering industry in recent years has resulted in durrie weaving (carpet weaving) becoming a large industry in India.
India is also one of the major suppliers of towels, bath linen, bed linen, kitchen linen and cushion covers in the world market. Export of handmade cotton floor coverings during 1999-2000 was Rs 4435802 (in 000's), of handmade cotton dishcloth in the same period was Rs 143701 (in 000's), of handmade cotton table linen was Rs 4150857 (in 000's), of handmade cotton bedlinen was Rs 1369123 (in 000's), and of handmade cotton made-ups was Rs 6319979 (in 000's). Today, the home furnishing industry in India is a force to reckon with. Years of experience, skilled personnel, state-of-the-art manufacturing and finishing machinery and designing equipment has established India's home furnishings and textiles industry in the international arena.