it’s all in the bag
Since January, the use of disposable plastic and paper products in Tamil Nadu has led to a new \"cloth wave\" in the state \".
The supplier asked their customers, \"Do you have any bags? Or do you want to buy one ? \"?
The problem has caused thousands of reactions. As bag-
Stitch workshops in cities such as Tiruchi and female self
Help groups in villages like Thottiyam have been mobilized into contract production and textile manufacturers in centers like Karur and Madurai are re-adjusting their inventory, including cotton and yellow
For institutions participating in social enterprises, the renewed interest in natural fiber products is from \"use-and-Throwing at \"patch\"and-reuse’.
There is a problem with the price, but how easy is it to produce bags, how do they compare with plastic peers? “Price-
It is wise that plastic is always cheaper, such as only 50 paise to 1 paise per bag.
A small cloth manjappai (
Yellow cotton bag traditionally used in southern India)costs ₹15-
N Babu of Chennai SN Rao and Sons said. The family-
For the past 40 years, the business has been running at NSC Bose Road, Bunder Street, and has been running bags made of cloth, paper and plastic.
\"For cost reasons, customers think twice about investing in cloth bags for bulk orders such as weddings, but because of the ban on plastic, they have no choice,\" said Babu . \".
\"We also have biodegradable plastic bags (
Made of bamboo fiber)
But they have a shelf life of only six months and are less sturdy than regular plastic.
\"Customers are not interested in this experimental idea,\" he said . \"
Take a walk along the alley in the corner of Parry and you can see that the shops here are still packing goods in plastic or non-plastic
Plastic woven bag.
Shopkeepers and customers say that despite reports that municipalities have extensively searched all parts of the state for banned packaging materials in the new year, the price of fabric bags remains a deterrent.
Despite the reluctance of the market, there has been a veritable boom in the country --based tailors (mostly women)
In places such as madulai and Karu, cotton bales are stitched for larger manufacturers, with prices as low as Rs per rupee.
\"It\'s more expensive to buy cotton from the source, that\'s why you can never really have cheap bags,\" said S parthasarathhy of Karur Sri Sai apparel . \".
Although he is mainly a hospital linen manufacturer, Parthasarathy also provides \"gray fabric\" or \"gaada\" fabrics to companies that use Tamil Nadu bags to prosper.
\"If a customer buys a bag for £ 10 --
15, this is usually due to the possibility that traders will resell export surplus/rejected inventory from cities such as Karur or Coimbatore.
\"Quality bags will cost £ 50 or more,\" he said . \".
Another way to lower prices, he said, is for manufacturers to use the fabric left in other orders to make bags, a method that many garment manufacturers in Karur are adopting.
Direct and indirect household linen export foreign exchange income of Karur manufacturer is close to Rs 6 K (
There are currently about 150 companies, from 15 in 1975)
For well-known customers such as Wal-Mart, Ikea, Carrefour and JC Penney in the West.
Automatic looms in neighboring towns such as Erode, Namakkal, Tiruchengode and Rasipuram are responsible for the weaving of many Karur companies.
\"At least 5 lakh cotton bags are produced per month for domestic consumption, but this does not meet current demand,\" said Parthasarathy . \".
\"We expect the plastic ban to create a new market for fabric bags in Tamil Nadu.
\"The jute is no longer confined to cotton, but to the cloth bag;
Jute is another natural fiber with potential.
T Ayyappan, deputy director, said: \"With the saturation of the cotton market, more and more people choose to use jute, not only for bags, but also for decorative goods and homes . \" Chennai National Council of Jute
Government agencies recently held a self-training workshop with company authorities in Tiruchi
Help groups, entrepreneurs and traders to raise awareness of the various uses of jute in the ecological environment
A natural fiber produced by the hemp of cor grass, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal is being made by many small-
Medium-sized enterprises in India.
\"The jute can be used not only to make sacks, but also to sew sacks.
Thread can be used for crochet crafts.
Anyone with an industrial sewing machine (worth ₹15,000)
A unit can be started to produce yellow sacks.
NJB also provides a 50% subsidy to manufacturers participating in foreign trade fairs, \"Ayyappan said.
Sustainable development of fabric market
Product-based products have diversified into lifestyle areas such as wedding bags, women\'s sanitary pad packaging, and even stationery.
But if the cheap cloth bag is just used to replace the plastic, it doesn\'t make sense, says Krishnan Subramanian, who runs Madurai --
Yellow bag with cotton as carrier.
\"Banning Plastic doesn\'t really change people\'s attitude towards environmental protection.
This is just a usability issue.
\"The cotton bag movement began,\" he said . \".
\"Each cloth bag consumes energy in terms of electricity, planting crops, etc, and this should not be thrown away.
The quality of the bag should last for about a year.
\"Over time, we have to reflect on how to patch and reuse bags. “Resources —
Whether it\'s paper, cotton or plasticare scarce.
How we use these products is critical . \"
* 10 years ago, a new life model-thottiyam resident R Vijaya Lalitha established Tamilmurasu Magalir Suyaudavi Kuzhu,
\"I am proud to see my daughter manage the team and the tailor work so efficiently, even in the absence of me,\" Lalitha said . \".
Focus on sewing the large units of Karur\'s original contract for the month-member self-
The Help Group has now fully booked the stitching bag for non
Government organization (NGO)
Headquartered in Tiruchi.
\"According to the size of the order, the \'gaada \'Cotton we purchased was eroded by one metre.
Currently, we sew 12,000 packs per month for NGOs.
But we want to get training on how to stitch shopping bags as soon as possible, as there is a growing demand for shopping bags in Tamil Nadu, \"Lalitha said.
The cloth bag trend is popular and feels Lalitha.
\"When we go shopping, we take a bag with us more and more seriously.