Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Batik textile producers adopting sustainable practices
Batik textile producers adopting sustainable practices
26
Aug '11
The production process of the batik fabric – a textile craft practiced since centuries in Indonesia and Malaysia, is considered to be highly environmentally unfriendly.

The manufacturing process consumes huge amount of water, kerosene and energy and uses toxic dyes and chemicals. However efforts are being made to adopt sustainable practices and produce more ecologically friendly batik fabrics.

The Clean Batik Initiative (CBI) set up last year by the Indonesian-German Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the EU Switch-Asia Grant programme is assisting batik producers in adopting an efficient, safe and clean production process.

The four-year program conducts workshops to provide technical assistance on adopting sustainable means and gives information related to using resources like energy, water and fuel efficiently.

Batik is produced by using an ancient technique of heating wax on kerosene stoves to be later applied on the fabric. CBI developed a more efficient process by using an electric stove attached with a thermostat, thereby saving precious fuels.

CBI is also promoting use of natural dyes, which will to a great extent reduce pollution in water bodies since the chemical dyes are released in to water ways and in the process environmentally harming the lakes and rivers.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

OECD urges UK for close EU ties to meet Brexit challenges

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2017

OECD urges UK for close EU ties to meet Brexit challenges

The British economy has weakened following the decision to leave the...

Accord, Alliance to leave Bangladesh in 2018

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Oct 2017

Accord, Alliance to leave Bangladesh in 2018

Accord and Alliance, the two western buyers' platforms working to...

Gujarat govt announces bonus for cotton farmers

Textiles | On 24th Oct 2017

Gujarat govt announces bonus for cotton farmers

The Gujarat government has announced a bonus of Rs 100 per 20 kg for...

Interviews View All

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

The biggest challenge is lack of skilled workforce and competition from...

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Abhishek Ganguly
Puma India

‘As a brand, Puma is always looking for new and innovative ways to inspire ...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

"We should not compare India and the West. There are things we do that...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

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

October 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
76.1%
No
12.7%
Skip
11.3%

Total Votes: 71

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
62.0%
No
28.2%
Skip
9.9%

Total Votes: 71

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
85.9%
No
9.9%
Skip
4.2%

Total Votes: 71

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
76.1%
No
11.3%
Skip
12.7%

Total Votes: 71


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