Business in CARPETS sector

Small or medium sized business in Carpets sector offers many opportunities in Pakistan. But it is important that those who want to select & pursue such business should have some knowledge, experience and most importantly passion for the Carpets sector. Otherwise, the probability for failure may be high.

Below is the selected business in this sector.  SMEDA has also made very good pre-feasibility study on this sector.

For the complete detailed pre-feasibility reports, you will first have to register with SMEDA and then you can download it FREE.

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Below are the summarized versions of the pre-feasibility reports by SMEDA on Business in Carpets sector for you to get an idea before you download the full version.

1 - Hand Made Carpet Manufacturing [Nov-2007]

Region: Sindh
Investment Size: PKR Between 1-2 Million

Carpets are the most important and best known handicraft item from Pakistan and a major export article. Traditionally carpets were made from purely natural raw materials such as hand-spun wool and dyes that were extracted from plants. The high quality and uniqueness of carpets established the international reputation of this craft. Although carpets are still produced in the traditional fashion today, increasing demand has led to large-scale production requiring industrially manufactured ingredients. The proposed project envisaged the manufacturing of hand made carpet. The carpet manufacturer buys wool from the wholesaler, hires workers to make cones out of the wool for use by the home-based workers. A karegar (master crafts man) sets up the lachi and tani (main horizontal and vertical chords that embody the design) along which workers weave the carpet (loom). The carpet is collected from the household after completion, and is given to another worker to cut the extra strings, a process called kanni kichai. Other processes before handing the carpet over to the wholesaler/exporter include washing and tucking. During tucking, extra threads are cut and then the carpet goes to another artisan who washes it using some chemicals that give a shine to the carpet. Carpets and rugs have two main parts, the pile (the top surface) and backing (the under surface). By technical definition, a carpet is a decorative woven textile, which is produced by knotting thick coloured threads (yarns) on the warp, compressed by the weft. Weft yarns are horizontal and warp yarns are vertical. Several distinct types of knot are used to produce carpets. The most important of these types are the Turkish knot and Persian Knot. The Turkish knot is wrapped around two warps and the Persian knot around a single warp. Hand made Carpet industry is a multi-billion dollar industry which continues to grow rapidly and demanded in many countries especially in Europe and in U.S.A.

 


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