Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Handloom sector changes fortunes of rural women
Handloom sector changes fortunes of rural women
16
Sep '08
Flourishing handloom industry has proved blissful for the distressed and unemployed women and girls who have found a means to contribute significantly to the rural economy and in the process become self-reliant.

Women from rural and urban areas are now emerging successful in changing their piteous circumstances by sewing garments and engaging in other income generating activities. This as a consequence, has brought about a new era in rural economy and women empowerment in the north, which was until now dubbed as the poorest part of the country.

A number of these women have already achieved economic self-reliance by their own initiatives and external assistance from various organizations that provided training, inputs and helped create marketing facilities to sell their products.

It has been estimated that over 50,000 distressed women, mostly divorced and unemployed young girls of rural and urban areas, have become partially self-reliant, while many others have followed suit, supporting their families by making financial contributions.

However, the role played by local and leading NGOs like Grameen Bank, RDRS, ASA, BRAC in training, providing credits and supply of inputs including sewing machines, cannot also be discounted altogether. Their enormous support and unfailing efforts have made it possible for these women to make a living from their god-gifted skills.

The female sewers in both rural and urban areas are producing mainly garments like blouse, petticoat, kamiz, salwar, scarves, maxi, baby wears, shirts, pants, caps and other readymade wears.

Recent reports have shown that production of readymade garments made by handloom fabrics has been amplifying as more women widows, divorcees and teenaged girls are showing interest in taking up sewing as a profession.

Army-assisted training centers in villages like Pairaband, Kurigram, Gaibandha and other areas have also been imparting training to hundreds of these women and girls who are eventually being absorbed by garment factories and were even given offers to go abroad after completion of their course. Training courses at these centers are being run under the assistance of BKMEA and BGMEA.

Must ReadView All

L-R Manish Singhai, COO, Peter England; Vinai Kumar Saxena, chairman, KVIC; Ashish Dikshit, business head, ABFRL and Anshu Sinha, CEO, KVIC while signing agreement. Courtesy: ABFRL

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Aditya Birla & KVIC enter into a strategic partnership

Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd (ABFRL) and Khadi and Village...

Courtesy: Jabong

Apparel/Garments | On 24th May 2017

Jabong Mood Store redefines online shopping in India

Jabong, India's leading online fashion retailer, has launched the...

Textiles | On 24th May 2017

Starlinger unveils FX 8.0 circular loom for fabric making

Starlinger, a leading supplier of machinery for woven plastic...

Interviews View All

Karin Ekberg
Leadership & Sustainability

Sustainable models are beneficial for brands, retailers and manufacturers

Frank Gossmann
Rotorcraft AG

‘RT3 motto is: Do not check millimetres, check colours.’

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

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

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

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

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

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

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

"Yes, my confidence and positive attitude are my strengths and should be...

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

news category


Related Categories:
May 2017

May 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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