Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / East African SMEs learn Shibori tie and dye technique
East African SMEs learn Shibori tie and dye technique
22
May '17
Twenty-eight trainees from fashion houses, training institutions and home décor companies from East Africa learnt how to use the Shibori tie and dye technique on cotton, rayon, viscose, silk and canvas fabrics at a Hub sponsored training programme. The event, organised during April 24-May 12, 2017, covered the use of both chemical and vegetable dyes.

The programme also covered tie-dye pattern techniques, development of products from the fabric, product marketing and pricing.

The Shibori tie and dye training is intended to increase supply of locally dyed fabric and manufacture of high-end branded apparel and fashion accessories for local consumption and export. East African fashion houses and home décor enterprises are keen to use this technique to produce high quality products.

Dorcas Kamene, one of the trainees from Tosheka Textiles, shared her experience: “I have learnt different Shibori tie and dye techniques. I have also learnt how to make quality designs through hand stitching. I am now able to make scarfs, pillows and dresses.”

“We chose Dorcas to attend the training in order to learn and add on to the printing and dying skills we already have. With this knowledge I believe we will be able to produce new designs. Since we work with a community of women, Dorcas will transfer her expertise to the other women leading to additional skills in the organisation. The women will be able to earn an extra income since they can also work from home,” said Nyokabi Mwangi of Tosheka Textiles.

Brenda Maraka from Uganda said: “This training will help me tap into the niche market of shibori as well as expand my product range.”

“The training has been of great added value, I learnt how to do fabric decoration using the Shibori tie and dye tTechnique. The knowledge I have acquired will enable me develop new product lines to complement the existing products. This will help us attract new customers, leading to increased sales,” said Nakisanze Sarah of Easy Afric Designs.

Shibori is a Japanese dying method that involves stitching, clamping and binding techniques. Several US designer brands use shibori-made fabric in their fashion lines and this training provided an opportunity for more East Africans artisans to learn how to use this specialised technique. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

May 31 deadline for registration of chemicals under REACH

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

May 31 deadline for registration of chemicals under REACH

May 31 is the final deadline for companies to register all chemicals...

IOC, MCPI to set up ₹1000 cr PSF unit in Odisha

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

IOC, MCPI to set up ₹1000 cr PSF unit in Odisha

Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) has teamed up with Materials Chemicals...

Pakistan's textile exports up 8.13% in July-April FY18

Textiles | On 23rd May 2018

Pakistan's textile exports up 8.13% in July-April FY18

The value of textile and garment exports from Pakistan increased by...

Interviews View All

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Mala Alwani

<div>Delhi-based fast fashion womenswear brand, Besiva, aims to bridge the ...

Akshat Chaudhary

Aizome, Asia's first Fairtrade denim brand, is all set to launch next...

Sandip Bhojani, Manthan Patel

Krypthm Tradelink LLP is a Surat-based manufacturer of westernwear....

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

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...

Jay Ramrakhiani
Occasions Elegance Wear

It is believed that by early 19th century, Varanasi weavers had moved away ...

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

The hype around 'designer jeans' was created by him. And the new wave of...

Cigdem Akin
Cigdem Akin

She has carved a niche for herself as the national brand of Turkey. Her...

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

Leave your Comments


May 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search