Marriage market in crisis due to coronavirus
The coronavirus is wreaking havoc in the wedding marketing India as supplies and prices of textiles have been affected. Textile dyes, the raw materials of which are sourced from China, have seen a seven per cent hike in prices since the epidemic broke out in China. As a result, textile producers are forced to hike up processing rates to absorb rising prices.
The prices of colour dyes have reportedly gone up by 7% since the outbreak. This led to a hike in the production cost of textile.
Fabric wholesalers in the country are also looking for alternatives to Chinese silk, the fabric that is one of the most in demand in boutiques and design studios. But traders in China have paused importing Chinese products, including fabrics, due to the coronavirus.
Chinese fabric is preferred by retailers and designers because of its quality and price. Crepe, georgette, tulle, chiffon and net come from China as well.