First garment collection made in Hathisil Apparel Manufacturing Factory Launched
Ivory, as the name suggests is a collection made in white chanderi silk with delicate resham hand embroidery. This is the first garment collection made in Hathisil Apparel Manufacturing Factory.
The centre was inaugurated early in 2017 in the presence of The Union Textiles Minister Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, former Chief Minister of Meghalaya Dr. Mukul Sangma, and Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju. The project was an example of the convergence of efforts of Central and State Governments and was aimed at affecting economic growth in the area. However, the factory remained idle for a year and a half while the two different agencies that the unit was allocated to in that duration failed to meet their commitment to start production. Where other bidders did not consider it feasible business venture SLRD recognised the potential of the manufacturing unit in achieving its own aims of rural development.
SLRD was finally awarded with the project in September 2018 due to its active participation, and experience in rural livelihood.
The first garment collection made in this unit was launched in May 2019. What makes this collection unique is that each garment in this collection is hand embroidered by the artisans trained under the livelihood development initiative of SLRD.