Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Handloom industry revival, a distant dream

Handloom industry revival, a distant dream

11
May '10
First their export orders dried up due to recession and then came the sky-rocketing prices of thread, which further crushed their plans of reviving the industry. Now, for the country's weavers, recovery of their industry seems like a distant dream.

Such is the situation of weavers in West Bengal, who have although received the due recognition for their work for four decades, but have not managed to gain any kind of monetary security for the same.

The economic downturn adversely affected the export orders and the key sufferers were weavers. Normally, Japan, European countries like Franc and Italy and the United States place orders for their fabric and scarves requirements. But in the past one year, export orders have registered a fall.

Adding to weaver's woes are the increasing prices of yarn that has almost touched Rs 100 per kilogram, which has further blocked the weaver's chances of reducing fabric prices and restricts their capacity to lure new business.

More so, many of the government's initiative in the sector have profited the power-loom industry over the handloom sector, indicating government's apathy towards the handloom weavers.

For example, the textile policy that was declared by the state government in 2008 favoured the power-loom industry, which manufactures practically the same volume of fabrics in half the time as compared to hand-woven fabrics. Therefore the policy turned out to be more of a challenge than help for the handloom weavers.

Fibre2Fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 14th May 2021

European Commission upgrades EU growth outlook for 2021 & 2022

In its Spring 2021 Economic Forecast, the European Commission has...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 14th May 2021

Global 2021-22 cotton consumption highest in 4 years: USDA

Record global cotton supply will drive higher consumption as recovery ...

Pic: Walmart

Retail | On 14th May 2021

Walmart to acquire virtual fitting room platform Zeekit

US retail giant Walmart is acquiring Zeekit, a female-founded,...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Main challenges are breakdown of supply chain and shrinkage of manpower

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Increased need for online fitting solutions as retailers shift to...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Opportunity now to reimagine processes & systems in a digital environment

Chini Chouhan,

Chini Chouhan

Founded by Chini Chouhan, her eponymous brand specialises in women's...

Harleen Kaur,

Harleen Kaur

Established in 2017 and headquartered New York, the label Harleen Kaur...

Chendhuran Sundar,

Chendhuran Sundar

It manufactures and retails menswear garments in India under the brand...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert, Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Steve McCullough & Marco Weichert
Functional Fabric Fair & Design and Development GmbH Textile Consult respectively

Functional Fabric Fair is a trade-exclusive event showcasing the latest...

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll, Lenzing

Pranesh Sridharan & Berndt Koll
Lenzing

The Lenzing Group produces Lenzing Lyocell and Modal cellulosic fibres of...

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves, Sarah & Sandeep

Sandeep Gonsalves & Sarah Gonsalves
Sarah & Sandeep

Established in 2012, Sarah & Sandeep is a luxury menswear label...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj, Samshek

Abhishek Bajaj & Samiksha Bajaj
Samshek

Samshek is a fashion forward tech brand which combines digital experience...

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


May 2021

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


Advanced Search