Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / NHHDC's 'Special Handloom Expo' begins in Dimapur
NHHDC's 'Special Handloom Expo' begins in Dimapur
08
Sep '11
Nagaland Handloom & Handicrafts Development Corporation (NHHDC) Ltd, in association with the Union Ministry of Textiles, has organized 'Special Handloom Expo' in Dimapur.

Around 45 self Help Groups (SHGs) and societies having expertise in local and traditional Naga crafts are displaying their goods at the expo.

A special attraction at the expo is the technique of fibre extraction from leaves of pineapple plant and banana stems. The fibre extraction technique has been developed by NHHDC, together with the Central Institute of Horticulture (CIH), Medziphema.

The fibre is extracted mostly from the plants that are discarded after harvest, and it proves to be a good source for production of textiles with multi-use applications.

Hokiye Yeputhomi, Managing Director of NHHDC, stated that it was the first instance where they were making a public display of the technique meant to be useful for the farmers.

CIH is already active on the front of presenting the value addition techniques to cultivators, Mr. Yeputhomi said.

Unless the farmers recognize the demand, they would not engage in crop cultivation and hence the NHHDC looks forward to get in touch with the farmers to acquaint and motivate them, he explained.

Dr. Arvind Singh, Assistant Horticulture Specialist, said India leads the world in banana production and that as per the estimates around 2.2 metric tons of fibre could be extracted from the crop disposed off after harvesting. This, he said, could generate a turnover of Rs. 56 million per annum.

Banana fibre is an organic fibre with great strength and can easily be used with cotton or other manmade fibres to prepare blended textiles and fabrics. Low grade banana fibres can be used to produce tea bags.

In addition, banana fibre also finds utility in production of items like high quality security and currency paper, packing material for agriculture crops, wet drilling cables and ship towing ropes.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Kai Pilger from Pexels

Textiles | On 24th Apr 2018

Pakistan’s textile exports up 7.77% in July-March FY18

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

Alliance to form joint entity for safety in factories

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Apr 2018

Alliance to form joint entity for safety in factories

On the 5th anniversary of the Rana Plaza Collapse, The Alliance for...

China’s Alibaba partners with Thailand for digital trade

Textiles | On 24th Apr 2018

China’s Alibaba partners with Thailand for digital trade

China’s Alibaba Group recently signed an agreement with the Thai...

Interviews View All

Darshan Mehta
Infinium Polychem

We are spending double digit figures on R&D

Stefan Warnaar
Peak to Plateau

People are willing to pay for quality and performance

Top executives
Textile industry

The foremost issue is bridging the skill gap

Tejas N Patel, Navin D Patel

Founded in 1999 by Navin Patel in the name of Tejas Fabrics with 100...

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Harmeet Singh

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

Marten Alkhagen
Swerea IVF AB

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

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

Suominen Corporation is a manufacturer of nonwovens as roll goods for...

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 ...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Adriano Goldschmied
AG Jeans

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

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


April 2018

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
69.9%
No
12.6%
Skip
17.5%

Total Votes: 103

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
63.1%
No
29.1%
Skip
7.8%

Total Votes: 103

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
87.4%
No
8.7%
Skip
3.9%

Total Votes: 103

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
82.5%
No
7.8%
Skip
9.7%

Total Votes: 103


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