On the international textile map, Karur has become synonymous with handloom “made-ups” as Tirupur in the hosiery product.
The weaving industry came to Karur from Kerala and has earned a reputation for its high quality handloom products today.
Exports of handlooms from Karur began on a modest scale with just 15 exporters in 1975 and today Karur has hundreds of
exporters. The handloom products being exported have been broadly classified under three heads Kitchen, bathroom and
bedroom furnishing items.
Some of the handloom made-ups exported from Karur are Bedspreads, Towels, Floor rugs, Tea towels, Napkins, Aprons, Kitchen
towels, Pot holders Plate mats, Bath Mats, Tea mats, Curtains, Pillow, Quill covers, Shower curtains etc.,
The products are exported to Europe, U.S.A., Japan, Canada, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, South Africa and the
Scandinavian countries among others.