Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Tangail weavers lose jobs with rising yarn prices
Tangail weavers lose jobs with rising yarn prices
16
Jul '10
Weavers in Tangail are irritated over increasing prices of yarn, as they are barely able to make profit from sales, amidst sky-rocketing cost of production.

On an average, the bundle (40 bundles = 1 bale) cost of different counts of yarn has increased by Tk 300 – 600 and hence, the cost of manufacturing of goods such as sarees, has also increased.

More over, the price of bale has also increased by Tk 10,000 to Tk 20,000 within just a month, after the national budged for fiscal 2010-11 was declared. In addition, the raw material cost such as that of dye, paper, chemical and barley has also been rising on a weekly basis.

Most of the handloom factories, spread across Kalihati, Sadar and Deldaur upazilas have shut down as they were incurring losses, thereby, resulting in unemployment.

A handloom owner stated that, she had to sell off eight of her handlooms owing to anomalous rise in yarn prices. Similar is the situation of hundred other handlooms, which have shut operations and are lying idle.

As per Tangail Sadar and Kalihati Basic Centres of Bangladesh Tant Board officials, there exist around 37,222 handlooms in 10,000 small and big handloom firms and more than 70,000 weavers have been working under the Basic Centres at various upazilas in the district.

Of these, 18,573 handlooms across 3,000 firms are situated at Balla, Rampur, Mominnagar, Kamanna, Kazibari, Singair, Kurail, Darikhashila and Behalabari villages under the Balla union at the Kalihati upazila. Around 20,000 weavers including handloom owners are working in these factories.

The acclaimed Tangail sarees, such as Benarashi and Jamdani are created by weavers in the district. These sarees are then traded across Bangladesh, at various weekly markets and exported mainly to India. But weavers of the district are upset, as with the increasing yarn prices, the rates of sarees have not increased and therefore, they are earning in losses.

In 1990, districts such as Kalihati, Delduar, Sadar, Basail and Mirzapur upazilas had more than 120,000 handlooms and 2 lakh weavers. But currently, merely a third of these handlooms are in existence and the rest have ceased operations in the last few years, owing to sudden rise in production cost. Weavers losing their jobs have moved in to India.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Hela Clothing

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Hela's latest label revolves around underwear, sleepwear

The latest collection of Sri Lanka’s Hela Clothing is revolves mostly ...

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

Textiles | On 18th Jun 2018

Digital textile printing sector to grow by 20% by 2020

The digital textile printing sector is expected to have a compound...

Rwanda to pay tax of exporters affected by AGOA suspension

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Jun 2018

Rwanda to pay tax of exporters affected by AGOA suspension

Rwanda will take over the tax obligations of its apparel exporters to ...

Interviews View All

Anshul Sood
Oceedee

‘Indian footwear market is nascent and largely a trend follower’

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Riddhika Shah
SS Homme

'Worsted wool is the ideal fabric for menswear'

Erik Sy

Manila-based CustomThread is a start-up offering premium custom apparel...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

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

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

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

Priya Somaiya
Usha Social Services

The Usha Silai label from Usha International is all set for a retail...

Judy Frater
Somaiya Kala Vidya

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

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

Leave your Comments


June 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search