Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / 9 e-commerce players to boost handloom sales
9 e-commerce players to boost handloom sales
27
Apr '16
The government has roped in nine e-commerce players including Flipkart, Amazon, e-Bay to boost sales of handloom products in the domestic market.

The Textiles Ministry has also tied up with 70 retailers to sell handloom products, which were largely available only in trade fairs or in few government run stores currently.

Alok Kumar, Union Development Commissioner (Handlooms) said the domestic market has huge potential but faces a problem in branding and reach.

The portals have approached the weavers and have achieved a high coverage, Kumar told Business Standard. He claimed that while one portal has registered 24 cooperative societies covering 23,000-odd weavers, another has covered 542 weavers and societies and has uploaded 9,360 products.

The partners are also supposed to transfer up to 92 per cent of sale value to the weaver's accounts within a short period of the transaction going through.

Some of the e-commerce players like e-Bay have been allocated 10 clusters, or areas. Flipkart has been allocated the Varanasi Cluster in UP. Amazon has been allocated four clusters across different states while Craftsvilla Handicrafts have got three clusters spread across Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

New fabric interfaces to interact with computers

As computer capabilities evolve, new fabric-based interfaces are...

Textiles | On 19th Aug 2017

Brazilian cotton prices drop in first fortnight of August

Cotton prices dropped in the Brazilian market in the first fortnight...

Apparel/Garments | On 19th Aug 2017

Target to acquire Grand Junction for faster deliveries

Target Corporation has announced that it has agreed to acquire Grand...

Interviews View All

Headhonchos
Indian textile value chain

Adopt innovative techniques, go for automisation rather than being...

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Victor Chao
Esmetex

‘In future, clothing boundary lines will become increasingly blurred.’

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

Marten Alkhagen, Senior Scientist - Nonwoven and Technical Textiles of...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

August 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
66.7%
No
16.7%
Skip
16.7%

Total Votes: 30

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
43.3%
No
36.7%
Skip
20.0%

Total Votes: 30

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
83.3%
No
6.7%
Skip
10.0%

Total Votes: 30

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
60.0%
No
10.0%
Skip
30.0%

Total Votes: 30


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search