Network of cloth- Manaswi and Jhanvi

From  cotton  farming to dispatching of a printed cloth, the networking of different process and process linked to each other is shown.

Farming (making of cotton)- Ginning (cleaning of cotton balls)- Spinning (thread formation of cotton)- Weaving (making of cloth)- Process (cleaning- drying- Printing- cutting-stitching)- Dispatching (export).

The study was based on the cloth manufactures in Chennai; who get their cloth processed in Ahmadabad, from a particular factory where grey is imported , processed, printed and exported to Chennai; for further cutting, stitching, embroidery, packing and finally getting dispatched to around 50% of the world (i.e. Asian countries, European countries and U.S.A).The process also involved different inputs like high pressure gas, exposed films (for printing),transportation,etc.

Hence the network of cloth shown here include various states, and various districts of Gujarat, which are involved in cloth production; as Gujarat and mainly  Ahmadabad was known as ‘ ‘Manchester of the east’ for maximum mills in India processing cotton.



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This website is a compilation of work done by students of INDUS University, Ahmedabad. The course was a two week long module where they engaged with mapping and unfloding the many layers of small public spaces in Ahmedabad city. This course was taught by Mansi Shah

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