VALUE ADDITION OF PASHMINA PRODUCTS : PRESENT STATUS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES – A REVIEW

Article Id: ARCC891 | Page : 91 - 101
Citation :- VALUE ADDITION OF PASHMINA PRODUCTS : PRESENT STATUS AND FUTURE PERSPECTIVES – A REVIEW.Agricultural Reviews.2011.(32): 91 - 101
L. Ammayappan1, D.B. Shakyawar, D. Krofa2, P.K. Pareek and G. Basu lammayappan@yahoo.co.in
Address : Division of Textile Manufacture and Textile Chemistry, Central Sheep and Wool Research Institute, Avikanagar - 304 501, India

Abstract

Pashmina fibre has its celebratory both in national and international level due to the development of high fashion garments and novelty products. Pashmina products are mainly produced by the skilled artisans in small scale cottage sector of Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh with their traditional technologies since 1700’s. Artisans are devoting more man time for each product. However they did not fetch worthful remuneration for their skills since there is no proper marketing of the Pashmina products. Pashmina fibre has similar characteristics to fine wool, even though there is no novel finishes streamlined for their products. The development of novel value addition for pashmina products can meet out the requirements of fashion fabrics. It can also fetch more income for artisans those are involved in pashmina products. This paper highlights the conventional processing involved in value addition of pashmina products with focuse on their future prospective for improving their demand.

Keywords

Pashmina Processing Shawl Value Wool.

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