Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / TTI and DIP cooperate to develop OTOP textile production
TTI and DIP cooperate to develop OTOP textile production
15
Jul '14
courtesy: TTI
courtesy: TTI
The Thailand Textile Institute (TTI) and the Department of Industrial Promotion (DIP) have joined hands to develop textile production under One Tambon (sub-district) One Product (OTOP) program.
 
As per the understanding, both TTI and the DIP would develop a project aimed at uplifting the skills of OTOP textile entrepreneurs by introducing innovations to add value to their products, and thus develop higher quality products.
 
The project would help businesses to compete in the global market, especially in view of the scheduled Asean Economic Community which envisages a single market for the ten Asean members beginning January 2015.
 
The project would begin with OTOP entrepreneurs in Nakhon Ratchasima province where it would engage more than 200 entrepreneurs for enhancing their product quality through development of standards, use of quality fabrics, etc.
 
Subsequently, the project would be rolled out to other regions with a target of 150 products to be developed for international exports.
 
There are currently over 17,000 OTOP textile and costume products reflecting local cultures, wisdoms and lifestyles in various communities around Thailand. However, only 1,000 of them are ‘A’ Level products that meet globally acceptable standards. Therefore, Thai local entrepreneurs need to be provided an understanding of market demand in order to export outside the country. Simultaneously, they also need to be trained about ensuring product quality and standard.
 
As part of the project, the TTI has planned to test sample the products which entrepreneurs want to export. If the product does not meet the standard, a team of consultants and experts would be sent to the tambon to analyze problems and make recommendations to improve product quality and bring it at par with international standards.
 
In the past, it has been found that entrepreneurs choose materials, colours and dyes of inferior quality containing residues, resulting in a fabric that loses colour when washed, according to TTI.
 
To make OTOP products fully compliant with international standards, the TTI will work in cooperation with related agencies. The institute would also organize other activities including workshops on quality textile products and apparel.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

GST to positively impact retail value chain: CBRE

The implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in India...

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

MEGlobal to build first ever US MEG plant

Monoethylene glycol (MEG) producer MEGlobal plans to construct a new...

Courtesy: Ulster Carpet

Textiles | On 25th Mar 2017

Ulster Carpets acquires Griffith Textile Machines

Northern Ireland based manufacturer of carpets, Ulster Carpets said...

Interviews View All

Saket Garg
Garg Corporation

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

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Varinder Singh Jawanda
Trendy Bharat

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

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

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
March 2017

March 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