Srinagar: A three day awareness workshop cum training program on natural dyeing kickstarted Monday at the campus of Indian Institute of Carpet Technology(IICT) Bagi Ali Mardan khan ,Nowshera Srinagar. The workshop was inaugurated by Director Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir Mahmood Ahmad Shah .
The workshop cum training program will be conducted under the expert guidance of one of the reputed resource person from the field Badshah Miya of Jaipur Rajasthan and receipt 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 stakeholders regarding the importance of natural dyeing in today’s competitive market where the customers are demanding eco-friendly products. The workshop assumes significance in light of the fact that the trend setters have become 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 be the training component for the next two days of the program.
The event assumes significance and is expected to address concerns like colour 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.