Duster Clothes

With around 7000 looms and 13000 weavers operating right here, harga batik keris cluster is the prime nucleus for products like Duster cloths, House furnishing, and Dress components. About 20% of the total production comes to Delhi based exporters like Fab India, All India Handloom Plank & other major exporters through middle-men. The rest is sold in the domestic marketplace at Naogaon, Sadat, Nahtore, Sheohara, Dhampur and Kath etc.

Fibre2fashion.com had an exclusive interview with Mr. Raman Shiv Kumar, CDP Officer of Handloom Cluster, in which he threw light on Initiatives of Govt by saying that, The IHCDP is being implemented in 20 handloom clusters across the country. This is a task of DCHL and were only available in the year 2006. Various implementing agencies have been appointed by DCHL for applying this project. At the first instance a thorough baseline survey was conducted in all these clusters by the average person implementing agencies. This was followed by SWOT analysis based on which action plans are prepared for each cluster. The government provides allocated rupees two crore for each cluster. The implementing agency gets the action plan authorized by the APEX committee and the funds are sanctioned accordingly. That is a year task and every year a brand new action program is prepared and implemented. The important elements of the action plan are Advertising, Design development, and teaching, Technology up gradation, Infrastructure advancement and strengthening of association."

Features of the cluster

The handloom industry provides direct and indirect employment possibility to approx.15000 workers. Around 99% weavers of the region are Ansari Muslim. Earning per loom/household is approximate `1500 monthly. The average weavers' family size per household is 7 persons. Kids between generation 12 to 15 are also attempting to help the family. Literacy among the weavers is usually 38%. Females also participate in operating the handlooms. The turnover of the cluster is usually approximately `16 crore.

Bijnore is well-known for mulmul and duster fabric. The mulmul was a very cheap quality product at first, and was being purchased in bulk by investors for making bandage cloth. With novelty in thoughts and attempts of the designer the same mulmul looms are now producing scarves in stripe styles. There is a good demand for these scarves being that they are cheap and at exactly the same time attractive.

Hand block printing has been introduced in the cluster as a worth addition bustle. Already two teaching programs have been conducted till right now which hopes to provide an excellent response in the cluster. People with a slightest of creativity and an inadequate investment can easily start commercial hand prevent printing. There is a very good demand for women dress material and bed spreads with hand block printing especially the types printed with releasing techniques.

New Initiatives

Five wheel take up motion has been installed in 20 handlooms at Bijnor handloom cluster. By installing five wheel take up motion all the defects could be avoided and the time lost in the tedious and slow operations can be saved. It has offered better quality handloom fabric along with an elevated production by 25 to 30%. Shirting fabrics of 2/40s x 20s quality are normally produced in these kinds of looms.