The Clothing Skills Council will provide free online training for women in bag making

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The Clothing Skills Council will provide free online training for women in bag making

New Delhi, August 9 (KNN) The Garment Making and Home Furnishings Sector Skills Council (AMHSSC), as part of the Skill India mission, has launched a free online training program for women on bag making.

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With the ban on single-use plastic by the government, the demand for jute and fabric bags is increasing. This council initiative will not only help meet the growing demand, but will also help women improve their basic sewing skills and become self-sufficient. The program is open to all candidates who want to learn basic sewing from home.

Apart from making bags, training will also be provided on making masks, aprons, kurta, pajamas, plazo and kurti as these are the basic garments in most households. The training will take place over 4 days.

Speaking about the Roopak Vasishtha initiative, the CEO of AMHSSC said that “Government is phasing out single use plastic (SUP) and promoting environmentally friendly products and the main focus has shifted towards cotton bags for the wholesale and retail markets.This move will not only be very effective in reducing large plastic waste, but will also open up a plethora of opportunities for garment manufacturers in the carrier bag space. The demand is expected to be huge for plastic substitutes not only in India but also worldwide.”

According to data from the Indian Jute Mills Association (IJMA), the value of jute handbags and fabric shopping bags rose to Rs 820.36 crore in FY22 from Rs 321.61 crore in fiscal year 16. (KNN Office)

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