Srinagar:: The Director Handicrafts and Handloom department Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah Monday inaugrated a 3- day awareness workshop cum training progrom on natural dyeing at the campus of Indian Institute of Carpet technology(IICT) bagi Ali Mardan khan ,Nowshera in Srinagar rinagar.
The workshop cum training progrom will be conducted under the expert guidence of one of the reputed resource person from the field Badshah Miya of Jaipur Rajasthan and receipnt of Shilip Guru and National award who has more than 30 years of experience in the field of Natural dyeing.
The objective of the workshop is to generate awareness among the stake holders regarding the importance of natural dyeing in Mondays competitive market where the customers are demandind ecofriendly products. The workshop assumes significance in light of the fact that the trend setters have became aware about the damage posed by the synthetic dyes to the ecology and the environment.
Practical demonstrations and sample development of natural dyeing on different types of raw materials in the handicrafts and handloom sector will the training component for the next two days of the program.
The event assumes significance and is expected to address concerns like color fastness, shade matching, availability of standard quality of natural dyes.
Besides Director Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir Mahmood Ahmad Shah , Director IICT Zubair Ahmad,Joint Director Handloom Nargis Suraya, President FCIK Shahid Kamili,Rouf Punjabi Ex president KCCI, participants from CDI, MEERAS society, TAHAFUZ society, kashmir carpet cluster development along with some of the leading exporters, dyers ,artisans associated with the field were present on the first day of the workshop.