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Shoddy sector

The shoddy industry contributes nearly 30% to the woolen industry’s turnover. Shoddy refers to the reclaimed textile fibre from used garments, which is spun on the woolen system to make yarns suitable for making blankets, sweaters, blazer fabrics and heavy woolen jacketing material. There are about 500 units in India engaged in the production of shoddy woolen products by way of spinning, weaving or processing