The textile industry of Kolkata plays a significant role in the economy of the capital city of the state of West Bengal. Apart from that this industry even contributes to the industrial output, export and employment sectors of the city. Among the different kinds of textiles manufactured in the city, jute products helped Kolkata in gaining prominence in the industrial sector.
As compared to the other metropolitan cities of India, Kolkata has got a lower cost of business operation. Apart from that what make the city’s textile industry flourish are easy access to profuse natural resources and suitable climatic conditions.
Handloom and cottage industries mainly form the Kolkata textile industry. Jute textiles are one of the major products of this textile industry owing to the fact that the state is rich in jute production. Other Kolkata textiles include cotton and silk products.