>>
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Natural dyes from NEast emerge as hope for environment

Natural dyes from NEast emerge as hope for environment

17
Sep '09
Natural fabric dyes that had been developed centuries ago from plants and minerals by Khasi villagers are now emerging as a hope for Northeastern silk producers as the western countries have imposed ban on harmful synthetic dyed products.

The Umden silk cluster, in Ri Bhoi district and adopted by the Guwahati-based Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) and supported by the Union Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, was inaugurated recently.

Umden has a potential in natural dyeing of silk yarn, revealed a study undertaken by the IIE and a ban on export of synthetic dyed products has led to an increase in demand for natural dyed goods in worldwide markets.

Natural dyeing has tremendous scope over synthetic colours due to factors, like, eco-friendliness, range of shades, zero pollution problems and is harmless to the human skin.

Colours like black, yellow, red, brown and steel grey can be produced through natural dyeing and can be applied after the yarn has been spun. Three shades such as light, medium and dark can be made for a particular colour. These colours can be prepared from herbs and plants available in the forests.

The products dyed in natural colours enjoy a higher price and contribute towards a eco-friendly and sustainable environment.

There are about 47 active dyers involved in natural dyeing process in the Umden silk cluster that includes 17 villages spread over an area of 12 km.

The IIE will make efforts to provide better technologies to the natural dyeing process, and will also try to augment the demand of these products in domestic as well as overseas markets.

It will also provide assistance in product development and diversification, documentation of the dyeing process, financial and market linkages as well as in setting up a common facility centre, including a dye house.

In addition to this, in order to support the cluster's efforts the government has announced to set up a specific task force.
A cluster development co-ordination committee headed by the deputy commissioner has been formed. The committee members from departments including sericulture, handloom & textiles and DRDA will monitor the activities of the artisans.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock.com

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2022

World economy to lose $12.5 trn in output by 2024 due to COVID: IMF

The world economy will lose $12.5 trillion in output by 2024 due to...

Pic: Karin59 | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2022

Investor confidence in Germany rises in Jan despite supply crunch

Investor confidence in Germany rose in January, say recent figures,...

Pic: Nikolay Antonov | Dreamstime.com

Textiles | On 24th Jan 2022

People's Bank of China cuts benchmark lending rates

China’s central bank has cut the benchmark lending rate of loan prime ...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Multi-functional garments will be next big thing

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Occam's razor principle and purpose-driven innovations

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Donating 20,000 N95 masks to hospitals & NGOs

K Madhavan,

K Madhavan

Established in 2005 by P Manjunath, Peps is India's largest inner spring...

Rajat Kapoor,

Rajat Kapoor

Seraphine is a British maternity brand providing affordable luxury fashion ...

C Maennich,

C Maennich

Trützschler, one of the world's leading textile machinery manufacturers,...

Suresh Patel, Non Woven Federation of India

Suresh Patel
Non Woven Federation of India

The Non Woven Federation of India (NWFI), representing the regional...

Ingo Soller, TWE Group

Ingo Soller
TWE Group

The TWE Group is one of the leading global players in the nonwovens...

Tonny De Beer, PFNonwovens

Tonny De Beer
PFNonwovens

PFNonwovens (PFN) was established in 2018 by the combination of two...

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini, La Fuori

Vidur Adlakha & Riccardo Bennidini
La Fuori

With an active presence in US, Italy and India, clothing brand La Fuori...

Suman Nathwani, Suman Nathwani

Suman Nathwani
Suman Nathwani

Designer <b>Suman Nathwani</b> talks about her journey of opening a...

Manish Malhotra, Label Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra
Label Manish Malhotra

A multitalented designer and founder of an eponymous label, Manish...

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

ESTEEMED CLIENTS

Brandix Lanka Limited
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
Alison Hayes Romania
Truetzschler India Private Limited
Lululemon Athletica Inc
Tchibo GmbH
Calvin Klein
Decathlon
KAS Direct Sourcing
BIANCA
HYOSUNG CORPORATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
Maceton Limited
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
Sportmaster Ltd.
Gloria Jeans
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Lisa S.P.A.
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
G-Star Raw C.V.
Walmart
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Tommy Hilfiger
Asos
NITI Aayog
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
Sportswear Company Spa
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
Eastman Chemical Company
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Chico’ FAS
Amazon China
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Seasalt Limited
KIABI
Guess Europe Sagl,
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Chori Company Limited
T.T. Limited
PVH Corporation
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
Restoque S.A.
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
SYNERGIES HONG KONG LIMITED
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Benetton Group
TESCO INTERNATIONAL SOURCING LIMITED
Gap International Sourcing Limited
John Varvatos
Gatsby Africa
Target Corporation (MN)
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
J ;& P Coats
Varner AS Retail
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
LC Waikiki
Abit
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Splash
Arvind Limited
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
BIRLA CENTURY A DIVISION OF CENTURY TEXTILES AND INDUSTRIES
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
THE BOMBAY DYEING ;& MFG.CO. LTD
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
Grasim Industries Limited
Green Fibre
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Babyshop
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
Reiter India Private Limited
Landmark Group
Permoda(Koaj/Armi/Pronto/Bkul)
Midas Clothing Limited
Alix Partners
BIMBA ;& LOLA SL
IKEA of Sweden AB
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
Vardhman Textile Ltd
Lifestyle
Esprit Europe Services GmbH

January 2022

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


Advanced Search