Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Sri Lankan handlooms & batik take off in recent years
Sri Lankan handlooms & batik take off in recent years
05
Jan '15
Production of handloom textiles as well as batik textiles has taken off in Sri Lanka in recent years.

With the increase in demand from global markets, Sri Lanka is now capable of producing various handloom textile products and batik.

Sri Lankan handloom textile products are exported to various countries like Italy, Germany, France, UK, Norway, Netherlands, Maldives and Thailand, the official Sri Lankan government portal informs.

The combination of traditional designs blended with modern trends in modern material woven in new processing techniques has made export quality handlooms access competitive international markets.

Sri Lanka exports curtaining, table linen, bed linen, kitchen linen, upholstery and dress fabric and other products to foreign markets.

While the demand in the domestic market pertains to products like curtains, table linen, bed linen furnishing, cushion covers, sarongs and sarees.

Books, notebooks, albums, and even writing pads are now clothed with this handcrafted material of textile.

There are around 900 private handloom producers inclusive of small, medium and large-scale are operating in the country, the portal says.

The handloom textile industry is a highly labour intensive and lack of weavers and high production cost has hampered the growth of the industry considerably.

Handloom textiles are produced in Sri Lanka within the confines of a small-scale industry that generate employment to rural women.

In case of batik, introduction of chemical dyes in addition to traditional dyes has led to the spectrum of colours in Batik textiles becoming endless.

Originally a cottage industry, today manufacture of Batik products is done at workshop level in the South-western coastal areas of as well as the Central area of Sri Lanka.

Batik is of Indonesian roots, yet in Sri Lanka, the craft has developed into a unique style to produce shirts, sarongs, dresses, shorts, wall hangings, cushions covers, bed hangers and a multitude of décor items.

The time consuming technique in producing high quality Batik involves multiple waxing and dyeing of fabric on which the design is done.

In the end, all wax is scraped out and then boiled and the fabric is made to absorb colors of the dyes further by the use of hydrochloric acid, while drying in the sun brightens up the colours.

The number of colors in batik is the precise indication of the number of times it was immersed in the dye bath and application and removal of wax.

This indicates that a multicoloured design of Batik involves a great deal of work than a Batik design in just a couple of colours. (AR)

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

ITC, ICS tie up to help Moroccan textile value chain

The International Trade Centre (ITC) has partnered with ICS, which...

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Apr 2018

Bangladesh garment manufacturers call for fair pricing

Bangladesh garment manufacturers want a ‘commensurate adjustment’ by...

Pak ministry proposes extension to PM package for 2018-19

Textiles | On 21st Apr 2018

Pak ministry proposes extension to PM package for 2018-19

Pakistani textile ministry has reportedly proposed extending the...

Interviews View All

Luke Otten
Wigwam Mills Inc

Wigwam aims to recycle discarded yarn that doesn’t make it through the...

Jurgen Gauger
Spreadshirt

‘Buying crowdsourced or creative designs are much more appealing to the...

Cindy McNaull
Cordura

We have broad range of options in durable fabrics

Nitesh Mittal

Kusumgar Corporates is a leading manufacturer of technical textiles and...

Sugandha Bhardwaj

<div>New Delhi-based Brinjal Designs Pvt Ltd manufactures home furnishing...

C Dhandayuthapani

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

Lynda Kelly
Suominen Corporation

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

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

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

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

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

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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

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