Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Argentine govt initiates project for guanaco textile fibre
Argentine govt initiates project for guanaco textile fibre
07
Sep '13
Mr. Baranao (R) talking on project
Mr. Baranao (R) talking on project
Argentina’s Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Lino Baranao, presented a model for development of a textile value chain for processing of guanaco fibre in Malargue city of Mendoza province.
 
The model aims at improving the quality of life of small farmers based on the sustainable use of guanacos and appropriate use of technological innovations, according to a statement from the Ministry.
 
The project will have a huge impact at the local, provincial and national level as it aims at creating a value chain for fiber and textile products derived from guanacos, camelids native to South America, and will also contribute to conservation of the environment.
 
For the project, the Ministry of Science, through the National Agency for Scientific and Technological Promotion will allocate $ 5.678 million. The project will be administered by Argentine Fund Sector (FONARSEC) of the Agency.
 
This project is very different from the many things we have done, as it aims at making science and technology reach populations that never received any such finance earlier, the Minister said.
 
He said it is a challenge to join an ancestral knowledge with technology that allows being competitive, and generates products that have value in the international market.
 
Dr. Gabriela Lichtenstein, researcher at the National Research Council (CONICET), who is in-charge of the project, explained that the initiative is to transfer the skills to produce and market high quality products including guanaco yarn and other natural fibres.
 
The project will have a huge impact locally, provincially and nationally. It will work for creating a place for guanaco fiber in the international market, and to create the brand "Guanaco Argentina", for which there is a lot of possibility in Mendoza province, which houses the world's largest population of guanacos.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Bangladesh apparel sector has 95% local investors: BGMEA

Over 95 per cent of the total investors in the Bangladesh apparel...

Textiles | On 18th Feb 2017

Smriti Irani resolves cutting of carpets issue at ports

During a meeting held with stake holders of the carpet weaving...

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Feb 2017

Andhra Pradesh inks MoUs to set up 12 apparel units

At the recent CII Partnership Summit held in Hyderabad, memorandum of ...

Interviews View All

Evelyne Cholet
UCMTF

‘France had a reputation of being big in new ideas, but poor in marketing...

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

Sizing and fitting issues are inherent problems for companies expanding...

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

‘One of the recent trends in hand block printing is the indigo process,...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

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

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search