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Bangladeshi Handloom Industry: Existing Status and Upcoming Hindrances

The Bangladeshi handloom industry holds a significant position in the country's cultural heritage, economic landscape, and global artisanal market. It highlights the industry's rich tradition of craftsmanship, intricate designs, and role in providing livelihoods to numerous artisans across the nation. Despite its cultural significance and potential for economic growth, the handloom sector faces multifaceted challenges. Technological obsolescence and the lack of modernization hinder its ability to compete in a global market increasingly driven by mechanization and innovation. Moreover, the industry encounters obstacles in terms of access to finance, marketing, and inadequate governmental support, which limit its scalability and competitiveness. By amalgamating empirical data, industry insights, and expert opinions, this article offers a comprehensive understanding of the hurdles impeding the sustainable advancement of the Bangladeshi handloom industry. It emphasizes the need for strategic interventions and policy reforms to revitalize this sector. Proposals encompass a spectrum of initiatives, including technology infusion, skill development programs, market diversification, and enhanced government support through subsidies and infrastructure development. The significance of preserving this traditional craft is paramount not only for its cultural heritage but also for its potential to contribute substantially to the national economy. Addressing these impending challenges and implementing effective strategies will not only safeguard the livelihoods of artisans but also position Bangladeshi handloom products as globally competitive, eco-friendly, and sustainable choices in the international market. This article serves as a call to action for stakeholders, policymakers, and industry players to collaborate in fostering a conducive environment that nurtures and sustains the growth of the Bangladeshi handloom industry in the face of impending challenges.

Handloom & Power Loom, Economy of Bangladesh, Socio-Economic Development, Sustainable Way outs for Weavers

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Jahan Nipa, N. (2023). Bangladeshi Handloom Industry: Existing Status and Upcoming Hindrances. American Journal of Science, Engineering and Technology, 8(4), 235-241.

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Jahan Nipa, N. Bangladeshi Handloom Industry: Existing Status and Upcoming Hindrances. Am. J. Sci. Eng. Technol. 2023, 8(4), 235-241. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20230804.19

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Jahan Nipa N. Bangladeshi Handloom Industry: Existing Status and Upcoming Hindrances. Am J Sci Eng Technol. 2023;8(4):235-241. doi: 10.11648/j.ajset.20230804.19

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