Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Border trade to bring windfall to handicraft industry in Kashmir
Border trade to bring windfall to handicraft industry in Kashmir
13
Oct '08
The rupee 20 billion handicraft industry in Kashmir, India is expected to land a windfall, considering the keen interest shown by the nineteen member trade delegation from neighbouring Pakistan.

The delegation visited the office of the state Handicraft Corporation which has a chain of outlets across India. Out of the twenty one products shortlisted from the state for exports to Pakistan, nearly 50 percent of the goods or 10 items are from the handicraft sector.

Nearly 350,000 artisans, over 100,000 traders and about 350 exporters are associated with the sector in the state. The quality and price of handicraft goods are better than those manufactured in other places.

Amongst the list of handicrafts products included for export across the border are shawls, carpets, rugs, crewel, furniture etc. The region exports rupee 15 billion of handicrafts annually of which carpets alone account for rupee 7 billion. Handicraft sector is highest earner of foreign currency for the state.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

NAFTA renegotiation puts Mexico-US jeans trade at risk

The almost imminent renegotiation of the North America Free Trade...

Rick Helfenbein (left), president and CEO of AAFA, with Juan Estrada, chief of party, Hub; Courtesy: Hub

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

AAFA inks agreement for best manufacturing in East Africa

The American Apparel & Footwear Association (AAFA) has entered into a ...

Mango vice-chairman and member of the board of directors Daniel Lopez (L) with Ananth Narayanan, CEO, Myntra & Jabong. Courtesy: Myntra

Apparel/Garments | On 23rd Feb 2017

Mango awards distribution & management rights to Myntra

Mango, the Spanish fast fashion brand, has awarded its master...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Desai & Ashish Mulani
True Colors

Digital textile printing will be the technology of the future

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Smarth Bansal
Colorjet India Limited

We would like to venture more companies into the Indian market

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

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

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

Among the many honours showered on Frater, including Fulbright and Ford...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

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

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

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