There are many types of Handloom and Handicrafts products are present in different parts of India. In all over the world people like Indian handicraft and handloom products very much and the demand of the Indian handloom and handicraft products are in huge amount, so many peoples of India now days doing the exporting work of the handloom and handicraft products of India.
So in a country like India where many people are depending on handloom and handicraft industry for caring out their life or for earning, the exporters of the handloom and handicraft products are very important and they plays very important role in increasing the economy of the country.
In India maximum handloom and handicraft manufactures or weavers are leaving in the villages those are very far distance from big cities. So the weavers and workers are not getting actual price of their products. They sell their valuable products in local markets in very less price. After working very hard the weavers and workers produces very small amount of products and selling them in fewer prices. Because of this reason, now days many handloom weavers and handicraft workers are concentrating on different work for earning more money and leaving a better life.
Handloom and Handicrafts products exporters help the handloom weavers and handicraft workers in getting actual value of their products by purchasing the products in a reasonable cost.
Also through online shopping the Handloom and Handicrafts products exporters sending the Handloom and Handicrafts products to different countries and earning a better amount of the Handloom and Handicrafts products for them and for the Handloom and Handicrafts products manufactures. So the importance of the Handloom and Handicrafts products exporters are very much for India.
So these are some things about the Handloom and Handicrafts products exporters of India and their importance.
For Online Shopping theres are stores like flipkart, snapdeal, ebay, jabong, rediff shopping but for handloom and handicrafts there are few number of small sites in India selling rare arts. You can try with anyone but we think you can check odisha saree store and give a chance to serve you.
We sell handloom sarees to all places and kolkata is the main location for all wholesale and retail products. If you want to buy handloom sarees from all over india, best to visit Kolkata and choose your sarees. Both cotton sarees and silk sarees are top in the list of buyers in kolkata.
Budget always trouble poor and middle class family, still people of india always keep hoping for something good each year during budget session. As this is First time for Mr Narendra Modi, this will surely hit public opinion for his stability as a PM. Handloom and handicraft sector considered as a low end poor category in indian budget. This year in 2014 we hope all is well from Modi Govt.
Few Areas which come up for handloom and handicraft sector are:
Rs 200 crore budget to set up for 6 more handloom clusters in India at Bareily, Lucknow, Surat, Bhagalpur, Tamilnadu and Mysore
Rs 30 crores Hastakala academy for documentation for handloom and handicrafts sector
Rs 50 Crores for helping handloom and handicrafts in jammu and Kashmir
Indian fashion mostly influenced by film industry. Common men and women follow path of famous characters of movies and wear dresses accordingly. Dupatta for girls slowly disappearing from India as more girls started wearing Jeans and T-Shirt. Tops with Jeans etc, even most college girls and women not put dupatta over salwars anymore.
This you can tell as a modern move of our society. In 90’s girls were not comfortable to go out without a dupatta, because it feel insecurity, and exposed their body parts to boys. Most of the Old Mothers guided them what to wear, whom to talk, when to come back to home etc.
Which is not same now. Now Girls can go out wearing a Mini, t-Shirt and can return late in night. But do you thing we are going on the correct track?
Previously there were songs on dupatta “Lal dupatta Mal Mal ka” which now converted to “Blue Eyes”
Let see where our next generation going, but yes still there are girls who love to buy dupatta online and drape them in office and outing.
Saree shopping is a first love for women living in New Delhi, India, Also handloom saris are high sold product for all political ladies living here. Apart from buying from these shops now a days you can purchase from stores online. For Shopping online there are many options for sarees.
Chhabra 555 Fashions Pvt. Ltd, Shop No: 555, Katra Ashrafi, Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, 011 2327 5134
Saree Mahal, WZ-B/122 School Road, Shoe Market, Uttam Nagar, Shoe Market, Block B, Uttam Nagar, New Delhi
Meena Bazaar, New Market, Shop No. 18, Kamla Nagar
Assuming you visited the great sun temple of Odisha till now, if not please visit it as soon as possible. This is one of the place which should be visited by all of you. Artist made this with lot of love, dedication and hard work. Sun Temple made by 1200 workers and taken up 12 long years to complete.
Now this rare temple and art on it, going to be showcase through handloom weaving. Our Odia Pround Awardee Mr Patra and brothers started working on the design which will be a replica of the Konark Temple. Design and work for it already started before 2 years and will take more 2 years to complete it.
We will keep you updated on his work. Mr Patra want to keep it in a museum where visitors from all over world can see it.
Non woven fabrics are referred to those materials that consist of long fibres bonded together by mechanical, chemical or thermal treatment. Typically a part of the technical textile industry, non woven materials are gradually finding their use in other applications.
As the term suggests, non woven materials do not require weaving or knitting and also provide a scope for using recyclable raw materials. In fact, there are several non-woven materials that can be recycled themselves. This makes them a rather eco-friendly alternative to woven artificial materials.
High competition in the textile manufacturing industry has increased the demand for non-woven fabrics. From pillows and cushions to packaging, these materials are gaining popularity by the day.
In India, non-woven materials are gaining new grounds every day as sectors such as healthcare and hospitality begin to find new uses. A textile manufacturing and exporting unit based out of West Bengal, “We have seen phenomenal response for our non-woven materials in recent years and this is thanks to the growing awareness about the environment as well as sustainable manufacturing practices. Interestingly, nonwovens have made significant headways into home textile manufacturing and most players today are looking for safer and more efficient alternatives to woven fabrics. If we take into consideration the time, machinery and cost involved in manufacturing woven materials, nonwovens help reduce some of the aspects significantly.”
One major advantage of nonwovens is that the manufacturing process decides the absorbency, resilience, liquid repellence, softness, strength and other physical characteristics. This makes the engineered fabrics open to a world of new possibilities and innovation.
If we take a closer look at how the clothing manufacturing industry is poised presently, we notice that there is a massive scope for new age materials to make a mark. This is mainly because the growing raw material costs and the shortage of skilled labour have disturbed the demand-supply balance. Today the gap between technical and non-technical textile has blurred almost completely. The accessorizing trend along with a growing awareness about environment and life cycle of clothes has a brought about a change of perspective among designers, manufacturers and retailers alike.
Synthetic fibres replicating natural ones like silk and cotton have been around for a long time. However, the new age materials needs much more than just the same texture. The current global demand is for materials that are light, resilient, chemically safe and cost effective. Nonwovens qualify as a new age material irrespective of the fact that it has been around for a long time. This is because the nonwovens are finding their use in products where woven materials traditionally dominate
The technical side
Before we delve deeper into the manufacturing process of nonwoven materials it is important to understand the basic behind the formation of the material. In all three forms of bonding of the fibres- thermal, mechanical or with adhesive, the fibres are arranged in the form of a mesh or in the form of a sheet.
REICOFIL machinery is one of the most popular technologies used in the manufacturing of nonwoven materials. Based on the manufacturing process nonwovens can be classified into the following categories:
The manufacturing processes for each these are unique and so are the properties of the material.
As discussed earlier, nonwovens allow significantly more flexibility in terms of determining the physical properties of the material. Tweaks in the manufacturing processes and sometimes different machines are used in production of these materials.
In India, nonwovens continue to be looked at as a technical textile that only has application at factories. However, home textiles made from nonwoven material have been significantly popular in urban India, thereby bringing the material closer to the customer. It is a matter of time before nonwoven materials carve a niche in the commercial textile market.
The small scale industry forms the backbone of the Indian economy. The textile manufacturing sector, which is an integral part of the Indian manufacturing industry, is a good example of an industry that relies heavily on its small scale units. While the government has time and again promised wholehearted support to the sector, challenges remain in the market that impede its holistic growth.
In fact, the cottage industry itself has undergone a massive transformation over the decades thanks to the advent of new technology that has increased productivity of these units and also made them more efficient. In today’s hyper connected world, the cottage industry has a higher potential than a full fledged textile production unit if technology is leveraged effectively and scales are considered.
Before we look at challenges, let us look at some unique features of the textile cottage industry in India and identify areas that have the maximum potential.
The charkha is an iconic symbol of the Indian cottage industry. It had an indisputable role during our freedom struggle and even today the symbol of Mahatma Gandhi sitting evokes a self sufficient and independent industry.
Ideal of spinning cotton and other fine short staple fibres, the charkha was used extensively during the early part of the 20th with more advanced machinery. This manually operated spinning wheel however set a benchmark in the industry in terms of sustainable home based production that forms the foundation of the massive small scale sector in India.
Today the cottage industry has come a long way in terms of specialisation. The internet has facilitated several small scale units to connect on a global or national B2B network. This positive impact has in fact allowed small players to gain specific specialisations and realise the true worth of their uniqueness.
Ecommerce has also been a major driving force in the industry in the last 4-5 years. Online retailers today are bringing to the limelight not just local producers but also providing a platform for the small scale manufacturing units to sell directly to their customers.
With small units required to produce more and produce quickly, several new innovations are coming to the forefront through them. In fact, the digital age is witnessing a serious surge of home-based businesses in the textile industry with simplified and effective business models.
In spite of the growing nature of the small scale textile manufacturing industry challenges plague the sector. Firstly, it is important to understand the basic challenges that most small scale industries have- their unorganised nature. While the government has been keen to bring in more players under the tax net and consequently get more players into the organised sector, traditional businesses continue to follow traditional methodologies and thereby obstructing the flow of domestic and foreign investment in the sector. century in India to produce cloth. Gradually however the manual mechanism was replaced.
According to Sudhakar Sahoo, founder of Odisha Saree Store, an online retail store that provides a platform for micro handloom and other small textile manufacturing units across Odisha to reach out to customers across the globe, “There aren’t enough schemes in place for the weavers. In fact, my travels across the state of Odisha have revealed that there exists fake organisations that register weavers and pocket the government’s money released through the schemes. The weavers in fact benefit the least and work the hardest.”
Traditional handloom also faces some modern day challenges in terms of design. A lot of village based producers of textile and clothing may be unaware of design, pattern and fabric trends in the existing market. Mr Sahoo says, “There is a need for a design revival in the handloom market. The units need to align their designs with the choices and fashion of the modern generation.”
Technology and automation challenges
Over the years, the small scale textile manufacturing industry in India has struggled to bring in effective technology due to various factors the biggest of which is capital. Things are however changing with certain small units with niche specialisations leveraging state of the art technologies to produce on a larger scale with a smaller infrastructure.
According to Sumit Mall, director at Times Fiberfill, a leading manufacturer and exporter of technical textile and home furnishings in Eastern India, the distribution of automated units in the country is uneven. “Micro and small units have to rapidly automate their processes in order to compete with the large global entities entering the market today. Unfortunately the progress is highly localised in the western and southern parts of the country where the support services for maintenance, transportation and manpower are advanced. Eastern India also has its advantages in the form of availability of water. This makes it an ideal place for the manufacture of fabrics.”
Traditional businesses often struggle to bring in technology due to capital shortage. However a large number of business owners in the sector, being educationally backward often fail to understand the importance of new technologies and new methodologies in modern business and continue to perform below their actual potential. The first step to make them accept this technology is for the government to break these invisible barriers of traditional businesses.
Into the future
With new innovations and a lot of capital going into R&D, the textile industry will witness new fabrics, new designs and new concepts and the more they permeate the small scale industry the faster will be their growth rate. The government will need to build more B2B and B2C platforms so that small and micro players get the right exposure and the right price for their unique products.
While ecommerce has propelled the small scale textile industry to an extent, the need of the hour is for the government to collaborate with mid and small sized players in order to leverage the talent, the artistry and skills of the local weavers across the country. The tremendous diversity of the industry and its regional variation in terms of designs, style, patterns and colours provides an incredible opportunity for distributors, retailers and marketers to make India the hub of textile innovation and production.
For a country as diversified as India, it is obvious that each state has its own culture that reflects heavily on the designs and patterns emerging from it. Odisha, is no exception. Its rich cultural diversity, values, motifs and local talents reflects extensively on its popular products in the textile industry. Locals will tell you that Odisha is quickly emerging as the hub for fabrics, apparel designs and handloom. The handloom sector in Odisha arguably is one of the largest employers in the state. Odiya artisans are known to possess skills and artistry that has been inherited unhampered for generations.
The Odisha government has been an active participant in the efforts to nurture this incredibly high potential cottage industry. With 4 percent of the population of the state dependant on the sector and the demand for products on the rise, the state has a massive responsibility of making the sector lucrative for newcomers while at the same time developing the infrastructure to support the existing talent. According to the Odisha Government’s Handlooms, Textiles and Handicrafts Department there are around 1.19 lakh looms in the state of which 88186 have been brought under the cooperative fold. During 8th & 9th five-year plan the Directorate of Textiles also introduced several schemes to improve the condition of the sector.
According to the government website, production potential for the various textile products emerging from Odisha is the following:
Production potential (In lakhs) INR
Silk Tie-dye, Silk and Cotton Bomkai
Khandua Silk Saree
Cotton tie-dye Saree and Furnishing
Bargarh, Sonepur, Bolangir and Nuapada
Tasar thana saree and furnishing
Bargarh, Jajpur, Balasore, Nuapatna
Berhampur Silk Saree Joda
Single count fine cotton Saree
Medium variety cotton
Jajpur, Khurda, Bargarh, Bolangir, Ganjam and Nayagarh
While the organised textile manufacturing and handloom sector in Odisha soars to new heights each year, there looms some serious dark clouds over the unorganised segment of the cottage industry. However, we interviewed few handloom owners and found out what they were doing, the challenges they faced and their future outlook about the industry. Here is a brief extract from our travels across the state:
Madan Mohan Patra, in spite of his age, has a modern approach in his production. He owns a small loom where he produces cotton and silk sarees. His biggest interest is studying modern designs and he has been introducing constant changes to his products to keep up with the current styles. He also ensures that he shares his insights with his group weavers and is therefore an influential weaver in his locality.
He explains that the biggest challenge for his weavers is the lack of infrastructure to increase production. A larger space to work would translate into more innovation higher production. The working conditions have a great scope for improvement in terms of hygiene and safety. Mr Patra also ads that the nature of their work forces weavers to sit in one place for long hours. This causes health problems including eye disorders. He explains that the process of mixing acid with colours during the colouring stage is also a dangerous process. However with exposure to modern ideas, the weavers have been able to ensure better safety with the help of gloves and masks now available locally. Among other challenges, Mr Patra says that the rising price of silk is making it difficult for the weavers to afford the material.
In terms of future outlook, Mr Patra feels that there needs to be more support to the small scale handloom sector from the government, the local communities and also the master weavers.
Name: Somnath Patra
Profession: Designer and Master Weaver
Somnath is a popular local designer and master weaver in Odisha who has worked with both unorganised and organised players in the textile sector. His work also involves selling in bulk, sarees that he procures from local weavers. He explains that one of the biggest challenges in the small scale sector in Odisha is the lack of infrastructure for quality machine printing. He also says that filing patents has to be made more accessible for the local weavers and designers. He adds that the day the village weaver can file for patents is when the weaving and handloom sector in Odisha will truly take off. He also says that it is difficult to raise the price of the products though the price of raw materials has been constantly increasing
While business is not the same all year round, festivals such as Durga Puja, Sabitri and Raja festivals spell good sales for the weavers and handloom owners, according to Somnath.
Digging deeper into the handloom sector in the state, we find a very contrasting picture where on one hand, traditional handloom owners want to adopt to modern techniques and infrastructure while globally there remains a constant demand for the traditional patterns and authentic embroideries. Interestingly, some of the weavers we interviewed did not want their next generation to pursue the business and instead wanted them to be doctors and engineers.
With the government taking steps to bring in more and more players into the tax net and thereby pulling them into the organised sector, it will ideally require a mix of nurturing the traditions and shaping them for the future. There is not a bleak outlook in the industry but when one compares it to traditional small scale industries of European countries or even some parts of Western India, we find ourselves wondering whether we are doing justice, as a nation, to the massive talent of Odiya weavers.
The time has come for companies to ask themselves the most important question of the decade- Are we sustainable? Each industry may have their own definition of sustainability today while new age technology may have also aided organisations to align themselves with their sustainability targets, the roots of the philosophy remain the same. The textile sector is no exception and it too has been long bitten by the environment conservation, sustainability and organic bug trio. However, in spite of the rising global awareness, the pressure from the governments and the breakneck speed of modern day research, fabric manufacturers across the globe continue to hesitate when it comes to bringing new age fabrics into mainstream. Let us take a closer look at some of the materials and their potential to sizzle in the global market.
Move over organic cotton, its hemp and bamboo time! Quite easily equable to the discovery of fire for the textile industry, these two fabrics have taken the industry by storm. Completely chemical and pesticide free, the long hemp fibres were traditionally used to make tougher materials like sails and ropes. Today however modern technology permits a far finer material. In fact, experts will agree, that pure and high end hemp has the same texture and fall as linen.
Bamboo fabric has a similar story but has a slightly longer history. Naturally anti-bacterial and odour free, the bamboo fabric is no wonder a favourite with the vegans and the environment conscious. Interestingly, bamboo offers a good business proposition as well. It is significantly easy to grow and grows quite fast. The fashion designers have taken quite a liking to the material and it is a matter of time before we see a rise in its commercial production.
The naturally wrinkle free lyocell is another fabric that has created a stir and yet remains out of the limelight. Manufactured from wood pulp, this fabric usually has a manufacturing process that leaves a smaller carbon footprint than conventional materials. However, the market for this is yet to mature. Experts opine that the fabric has a great fall and texture and to top it all, is biodegradable.
We need them
Looking at relatively recent data from the Oerlikon Textile Report, we find 45% of all fabrics produced globally being polyester and 32% cotton in 2010. It also states that 58% of all the fibres produced were synthetic and in spite of extraordinary growth of the textile sector witnessed in the last couple of years, innovative and environment friendly fabrics are yet to carve a niche in the market.
Futuristic fabrics are best judged by their performance during the various phases of the supply chain with regards to the following:
Water consumption: Reducing water consumption or wastage during the fabric production has become an essential component of environment friendly fabric production.
Waste: Several new age fabrics have production cycles that have waste management, recycling and minimum wastage strategies ingrained into the processes.
Biodiversity: The manufacturing processes of certain fabrics leave the smallest impact on the environment and ensure that there is less dependence on raw materials that deplete resources.
Carbonfootprint: Plants using state-of-the-art machinery are beginning to take their carbon footprints seriously and also realising the benefits of trading in carbon credits
Making the difference
Bringing new age fabrics into the mainstream is a challenge that many have undertaken but only a few have successfully executed. The onus however does not lie on manufacturers alone. Designers, with the potential to shape demand, are stepping up in terms of sustainable fashion, environment friendly fabrics and above all recycling of textiles. While recycled fabrics and eco-friendly clothing have toured ramps across the globe, ensuring that there is ample follow through in the system for the fabrics to reach mainstream retailers is an often overlooked responsibility of the modern day designers. The biggest drawback that designers and retailers have is that they are unable to scrutinise the entire supply chain or the product life cycle as it is a common scenario that each phase is handled by a different brand.
Cristofer Smith and Rebecca Mink are such motivated pioneers of new age fabric, who have stepped up to make a difference. Cristofer took up the cause of reducing the chemical exposure of human skin due to constant contact with the clothing after his sister lost her battle to cancer in 2004 that doctors said was most likely caused by environmental toxins. With 16 years of experience as an entrepreneur in the active wear industry, Christofer began to analyse the manufacturing processes and the product life cycle of clothes and realised that it was important to bring down the chemical component in clothing. After 18 months of R&D and innovation, he came up with a high performance organic bamboo fabric that was had a completely eco- friendly and non-toxic manufacturing process. The odour free fabric is quick drying, soft and breathable with thermal cooling properties. His new company, Green Apple Active, has since then set the bar high in terms of sustainable manufacturing practices.
For Rebecca, a celebrity stylist, the objective was to dress her clients in styles that were completely natural and did not involve the harming of animals during the manufacturing or testing stage. Interestingly, her objective was to develop footwear that was completely natural, non toxic and eco-friendly. This was one innovation that was rarely attempted before and Rebecca went straight to the Mecca of shoes, Italy. Being refused by 16 manufacturers, Rebecca battled on till she finally met Marco Gambassi who agreed to manufacture the ‘vegan’ shoes in 2004. Rebecca’s innovation has never looked back since.
The two innovations may take a while to find their footing in the global market, but they are setters of a trend that will shape the future of demand in the textile manufacturing industry for decades ahead.
The end user responsibility
The consumer today is better informed than ever before about the fabrics they purchase, about environment conservation and above all their own responsibilities towards sustainable development. In such a scenario it is but imperative that they question their sellers about the fabrics and learn about the manufacturing process, the carbon footprints and the impact on biodiversity during each phase of the supply chain. It is clearly this awareness stemming from the end user that will encourage large organisations to consider new age fabrics for mainstream production and follow a more sustainable path in textile manufacturing.
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