New Delhi. MSME Minister Narayan Rane today launched two new Khadi exclusive product ranges – Khadi Cotton Babywear and Unique Handmade Paper Slippers at the flagship showroom of Khadi India, Connaught Place, New Delhi. Minister of State for MSME Bhanupratap Singh Verma and KVIC Chairman Vinay Kumar Saxena were also present on the occasion. Both the ministers appreciated the product range of Khadi.
The new products include Khadi’s first ever cotton clothing for young children. Firstly, KVIC has also launched sleeveless garments (Jhabla) and frocks along with bloomers and nappies for newborns and children up to two years of age. KVIC has used 100% hand-woven and hand-knotted cotton fabric which is soft for the soft and sensitive skin of babies and protects them from any kind of rash or skin irritation.
The Ministers also launched Khadi Handmade Paper ‘Use and Throw’ slipper which has been developed for the first time in India. These handmade paper slippers are 100% eco-friendly and economical. The handmade paper used to make these slippers is completely wood-free and made from cotton and silk and agricultural waste.
These slippers are lightweight and best suited for travel and indoor use like home, hotel rooms, hospitals, places of worship, laboratories etc. It is also very effective from the point of view of cleanliness.
While cotton babywear is uniformly priced at Rs 599 per piece, handmade paper sleepers cost only Rs 50 per pair. Both these new products can be purchased from the Khadi Showroom in Connaught Place and through the online portal of KVIC.
While launching new khadi products, Mr. Rane emphasized on comprehensive marketing of eco-friendly and sustainable products. He said that by securing a larger market share in this sector, KVIC can create more employment opportunities and widen its consumer base in a big way.
KVIC Chairman said that the Handmade Paper ‘Use and Throw’ slipper has been developed by KVIC with an aim to support the Handmade Paper Industry and create sustainable employment for the artisans. He said that this is the first time that KVIC has forayed into the production of babywear.