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APCO Will Now Produce Organic Clothes to Grab Global Market Share

APCO will train weavers to produce organic handloom to grab global demand

Shipra Singh
Handloom weaver
Handloom weaver

The Andhra Pradesh State Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Society (APCO) has taken an innovative decision to grab global share of the market in the wake of the increasing demand. It has decided to begin production of organic handlooms.

APCO will train handloom weavers in the use of organic dyes and techniques in this regard. APCO has also decided to procure organic dyes made from base materials extracted from neem, pomegranate, sweet orange, orange, sandalwood, and haritaki (karakkaya).

They intend to use yarn made with zero usage of chemicals to produce the organic varieties.

APCO Chairman - Chillapali Venkata Naga Mohan Rao
APCO Chairman - Chillapali Venkata Naga Mohan Rao

State of Chairman of APCO Chillapalli Venkata Naga Mohan Rao

“We have decided to switch to a new mode to grab a decent share in the global market as organic clothes are a big hit on the global platform and our weavers are capable of producing good quality stock.”

About training of weavers

According to Chillapalli, around 100 handloom weavers from each district of Andhra Pradesh will be selected for the training of organic clothes production.

To take this forward, a delegation of APCO, which includes APCO’s Chairman and Managing Director, is scheduled to meet top executives of handloom exports council in Chennai in a couple of days to create new strategies to provide an impetus to handloom exports from Andhra Pradesh.

About APCO

APCO or Andhra Pradesh State Handloom Weavers Cooperative Society was registered in 1976 and owns a series of shopping outlets in Andhra Pradesh. This is a cooperative body of traditional handloom weavers of the state. It comes under the Department of Handlooms and Textiles, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

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