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Industry in Indonesia, which began to grow again after the tsunami of the corona virus outbreak, showed a positive trend, a number of economic markets were reviving. One of the industries that has started to spin again is textiles, a business that seems to be a stepchild by the government, slowly but surely getting back up, the number of actors is increasing every day. The textile and apparel industry is divided into three namely upstream (upstream), intermediate industrial sector (midstream), and downstream industrial sector (downstream). The upstream industrial sector is a sector that produces fiber and yarn.

The midstream industry sector is an industry that produces fabrics and downstream which produces finished goods that are consumed by the public, including garments that process finished fabrics into ready-made clothes, both knitted and woven fabrics.

Gerraldy Putra Koerniawan (28), one of the players in the home textile industry with the label "GerryPROJECT utility and comfortable wear" from Bandung, said that although Indonesia is the fifth largest textile producer in the world, the government's attention in this type of business is still minimal. Complicated in obtaining permits and difficulty in obtaining venture capital assistance are considered as obstacles to the development of this industry.

"The government pays very little attention and tends to underestimate our industry, even though we are the top 5 in the world." Says this man of Bugis descent

The 2015 graduate of the Faculty of Economics, Unhas, said that currently his business has been able to produce up to a thousand pieces of apparel per week with a turnover of hundreds of millions of rupiah per month, and employs up to 40 employees.

"Alhamdulillah, the turnover has been very good. Goods produced are also quickly out and sold. The analogy is that under normal conditions, the turnover is 100 and during the pandemic, 40 is now at level 60-70." Say it


The decline in purchasing power and very strict restrictions on mobility were the causes of the collapse of the textile industry during 2020. In that year, the textile industry contracted 2.52% even though in 2019 it grew 4.34%.