Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Handicrafts sector – A rich but lost legacy
Handicrafts sector – A rich but lost legacy
07
Mar '09
Nakshi Kantha embroidery workers
Nakshi Kantha embroidery workers
The handicrafts industry in each and every country has its roots in rich traditions built up over a few centuries. But if countries like India, Vietnam and Pakistan have a booming handicrafts business and respectable export growth rates, there are other countries like Bangladesh, which despite a rich legacy, still lurk in the shadows of their competitor countries.

Again, the traditional artisans in each and every country hail from rural and poor backgrounds, but it is these very craftsmen who have kept the flag of handicrafts flying high, despite a lot of tribulations faced by them, which includes government apathy and unfortunately are considered poor cousins of the textiles and garments sector.

Exports of handicrafts from Bangladesh account for just one percent of overall exports, while clothing constitutes 75 percent of the very same figures. On a global level, the contribution of the Bangladeshi handicrafts sector dips even further. Expert's advice setting up of workers cooperatives, which will enable the sectoral workers to organise themselves.

The second is to provide them financing and the third to help them source raw materials at cheaper rates and the last but not the least provide them the marketing wherewithal to showcase and sell their products at a domestic as well as global level. All these if implemented, would go a long way in reviving the rich traditional handicrafts of the country.

The starting point could be, concentrating on the already thriving embroidery handicrafts product; nakshi kantha, which commands a place among global handicrafts products for their rich and detailed embroidered work. Putting all the above in to action, should not be a hindrance if the government provides the necessary boost to the sector.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

US initiates probe into PSF imported from 5 nations

The department of commerce of the US has initiated investigations for ...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

USTR announces AGOA review for Rwanda, Tanzania & Uganda

The office of the US trade representative (USTR) has announced the...

Textiles | On 26th Jun 2017

Braskem invests in polypropylene production facility in US

The Board of Directors of Braskem, one of the largest producer of...

Interviews View All

Deepak Jain
Baggout

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Binoy Ravjani
Hero's Fashion

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

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...

Larry L Kinn
Suominen Corporation

Larry L Kinn, Senior Vice President - Operations Americas of Suominen...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Silvia Venturini Fendi
Fendi s.r.l

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

Wendell Rodricks
Wendell Rodricks

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

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

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

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:
July 2017

July 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