Proposal for Growing Home Textiles using Banana Fiber

Home fixtures are making a mark all around the globe, not merely redesigning the house, but for redefining lifestyle claims. Today furniture play a essential role that at any other amount of time in history. In many aspects of contemporary life are conformist and mass oriented, it is very important that the interior spaces be particular to the people who live and work in them, fulfilling both their mental health and religious needs for rooms that provide a feeling of roots, comfort and replenishment.

Home textile carries on its strong growth in the united states, with lots of new tasks and the growing home market is getting international companies too and there is competition in both domestic and export markets.

I functioned as a Merchandiser in Home Textiles industry for five years and well experienced in this field. Also it is our traditional business. I well realized about the house textile buyers pondering and expectations. Day by day buyers expect new value added products and changes in their life. So, I wanted to begin and develop my business by using banana fiber with my discovered experience. I needed to concentrate on banana fibers for high quality textiles because 90% of exporters are using only cotton in home products in my hometown. To overcome this competition as well as for long status in home textile, I have choose banana fiber content as my job topic. It gives colorful with their life.

I have found a great deal of options for my project and I consider my project issue is important since it can help me to triumph over from the competition market and get many customers to export my products all over the world.

The banana fibres are extracted dried out and cut into 25mm stable fibers. The fibres are softened by detatching the lignin content of fiber content using different techniques which include acid, bleaching and enzyme treatments. Banana fibers can better serve the reason than cotton and and yes it is very cheap, availableness than cotton.

The banana seed has long been a way to obtain fiber for high quality textiles. In Japan, banana cultivation for clothing and house maintain use dates back to at least 13th century. In the system of Japanese, leaves and shoots are trim from the flower routinely to ensure softness. Harvested shoots are first boiled in lye to get ready fibres for yarn making. These banana shoots produce fibres of varying levels of softness, yielding yarns and textiles with differing features for specific uses.

The outermost fibers of the shoots are the coarsest and are well suited for all home textile products, as the softest innermost fibres are appealing for Kimono and Kemishima. When compared to other fibers, banana dietary fiber is relatively shorter long, but finer.

Composition of banana fiber is Cellulose62%, Lignin29%, Hemi cellulose3%, Pectin2%, Miscellaneous4%, so that it is consider as light-weight and finer quality fibers to use in home textiles when compare to other fibers.

I want to use banana fiber content in the next home textiles items due to its characteristics:

1. Windowpane Textiles

2. Foundation Linen

3. Bathroom Applications

4. Table Textiles

5. Wall membrane Hangings

6. Kitchen Textiles

7. Bagging Textiles

Characteristics of banana fibre:

Appearance of banana dietary fiber is comparable to that of bamboo fiber and ramie fiber content, but its fineness and spin ability is preferable to two.

It is highly strong fiber

It has elongation

It is light weight

It has strong wetness absorption capacity. It absorbs as well as produces moisture very fast.

It is eco friendly fiber. No negative effect on environment

Advantages of banana fibre in home textile products:

The absorbency of banana fiber content is two times that of cotton. The moisture regain is 15. 2%.

The apparent thickness of the fibre is 0. 62 and the precise gravity is 1. 31. The light weight fibers make its yarn bulkier. The feelness of the fabric is hence good.

The tenacity of the banana fibre is 50g/tex. Hence, the product is more robust. The wet tenacity is same as dried out tenacity. Hence, utilization conditions do not modify its serviceability. The high tenacity helps it be suitable to be used even as carry handbags and other bagging materials

The rope of the banana materials is strong and can be utilized in producing all types of home and commercial nets.

The fiber content is cheap. The removal is also easy. The simple availability is in large in India.

Limitations of banana fiber content:

The fiber content is not even in its properties like length, fineness, durability and color.

The color fastness is the primary downside in banana dietary fiber, the color can't be reserved completely without the loss of fiber strength

Special treatments will be put into overcome this

The existing content spinning e. g. reuse will not give homogeneous yarn.

Types of weave in banana dietary fiber:

Plain Weave

Twill Weave

Satin Weave

Basket Weave

Drill Weave

Business advantages using banana fiber:

Yarn price is cheap

Bulk and ongoing supply in market

Production friendly

No wastage in yarn while weaving

Due to elongation, provides a little extra meterage per looms

No fabric flaws e. g. mending

It will save you time during trimming, stitching and packaging due to its fineness.

And also saves wages and production Timing.

Makes certain earnings running a business (25% to 30%)

The work has been already done from my hometown by two vendors named M. G. EXPORTS and AIRWILL EXPORTS. They released banana fiber in home textile in 2005. After so many studies in yarn, dyeing, screening parameters etc, they began to weave only table mat by using banana fibers and they succeed. Their yearly turnover is almost 35 crores. Their potential buyers are Focus on, Wal-Mart, JC Cent, Matalan and MacKay's. These customers are presenting repeated and usual orders in desk mat.

So, I like to introduce banana fibers in every home furnishing products.

Reflection on 4 components of the first semester

Creative and Critical thinking:

AS per my view Creative and Critical thinking is the common factor that links all business improvement techniques, quality management and business process re-engineering.

This subject matter was very useful for me since it made ideas for my personal project. It can help me to handle the challenges arising from rivals in home textile market in future. It develops my capacity for business promoting ideas and purposeful action and and yes it helps me to fulfill the personal accomplishments.

It styles my lives. It creates a positive impact on self-esteem, mental wellbeing and overall achievement. It creates new suggestions to contact the client.

This course really was helped me to develop my goals, evaluate data and accomplishes activities. It makes me a problem solver in future business. Through this course I learnt how to think critically and how to develop ideas from different views.

Trough this program I have learned different kind of research methods which is very helpful and ideal for my personal job and also provides information about the case studies and discourse methods.

Pecha Kucha has been created under this program. It was very helpful for me to understand about each student's professional backdrop and their aims. This presentation built strongest relationship between students and makes unity.

Design Technology and Textile Futures:

In my opinion design is the most important and valuable aspect at the moment. No design there is absolutely no market. In home textiles design performs a vital role. To be able to further promote world-famous home furnishing products to consumers, design should be good and more attractive.

More design work is carried out in an exceedingly direct and casual way. Design is an investigative process, it includes research. The first stage in virtually any design exercise is normally an enquiry into what the client requires their needs and objectives and is a decision making process. It requires making value judgments.

Design, Price and Quality will be the 3 main factors in home textiles, but only design draws in the purchasers and makes enquiry with the exporters. Even prices is high clients will import the merchandise due to appeal of designs.

It provides high profit running a business and repeated orders. Design changes season to season as per the customer needs and prospects. Exporter's changes design often in order to run and build strong platform because of their business in this competitive market.

Design makes our desire come true and makes everything beautiful. Space, Range, Form, Form, Color, Value and Surface will be the design elements which makes the client come towards to buy it. Design makes the merchandise marketable.

I found this course very useful for me personally because it gives me an idea about different designs and changes in it according to the development and seasons. We'd workshops with specialist from different fashion industries. It can help me a whole lot to begin by business in future and present some ideas to freelancer.

Business cannot can be found or develope without design and systems in competitive market. It is very important to apply inventions on time to make some changes.

Fashion and Textiles Practice and Knowledge:

The Buying and Merchandising course is very useful for me to comprehend the present situation, pattern and style of the clients in UK market. It taught me a business techniques and circulation of business process.

It provided me a chance to mimic a real life situation and bring more experience of working in home textile. It provided a fantastic tool and knowledge to develope business in future. It generates ideas and techniques how to market the products to the customers.

This course provided me a dedication, enthusiasm, honesty, recognition, stamina, decision making skill, numerical capacity, communication skills, negotiation skills and managerial skills. It gave a clear picture of merchandiser responsibilities and tasks.

We studied about shades and aesthetic merchandising, an integral part of Buying and Merchandising. This gives me an idea to interact with clients and take orders in UK market. Visible Merchandise takes on a essential role in home textiles during trade good in home and international. These techniques are essential communication tools which can guide a buyer towards making a purchase.

It is a bridge to connect an exporter and importer in textile business and and yes it will create the long term relationship. It is often refered as a silent sales rep in business.

It makes decision on colors, music, light as it is aimed toward creating conducive environment for impulse buying and selling.

Colours also play an important role in home textiles. It will create demand and quick sale. This course made more ideas about the color combination. Which colorings are usually more preferred by the finish users and how it changes according to the seasons?

I emerged to conclusion that this course is very helpful and ideal for me to start a business in future and become a magnet in home textiles. Through this program I am in a position to defeat from the competitive obstacle.

Management Studies in Design:

I have accumulated lot of information about product marketing, web developing, quality factors, brand identification (including logo and brand booklet) and steps involved with business process through this course.

These all the information will be very helpful for my very own business. It provided me a concept how to promote the merchandise and reach the present market craze.

Marketing:

Marketing is one of the major role has in a company. Without marketing no lifestyle changes. The below steps will promote and develop my business in home textile field that i have discovered in this course.

Introducing company account and product images through email.

Face to face connection with the potential buyers with the merchandise.

Attending the local and international trade good.

Web Coming up with:

I gained knowledge how to make a stylish web site and how to put a colourful image of the product. This will help me a lot to interact with the buyers. It'll attract the clients and give briefly about the multi-colored product such as size, count number, structure and price. Communication will be easier between exporter and importer. It helps you to save time and costs. It helps to get bulk orders from all around the globe.

Vilnos takas demonstration provided me a good experience and knowledge in web designing. I got eventually to learn how to present colourful image of the merchandise on a website, fonts which look stylish and are suited to fashion brands and types of successful logos. My team members educated me how to create letterhead and business card.

I came to final result that it was a great experience to work as team and received ideas from different items of view.

Five essential steps prior to starting my business are:

Researching the market

Getting information

Proving demand

Working out the figures

Thinking about five years time

Business Plan:

Creating the trendy website with colourful products

By using designers or freelancer, will make different CADS in all the items as per the season

Sending to the potential buyers combined with the company profile

Attending the trade rational in different places

Making positive to the customer on quality and delivery time

Business tips delivering to customers while in person contact:

Showing my examples in swatch form in various qualities, weaves and colours

Explaining briefly about record of the product

Placing SKU numbers and prices information in all the swatches

Presenting them in order form

Giving them a "leave behind". This is a post credit card, line sheet, look catalogs, pictures etc to remember me for the business enquiry

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