Thailand media reported on August 23 that the Thai Ministry of Commerce plans to vigorously improve the quality of Thai silk and increase the value of Thai silk products to meet the rising market demand and promote the export of Thai silk. The Ministry of Commerce recommends that relevant enterprises improve silk weaving technology, increase publicity of the origin of Thai silk, and expand exports to overseas markets.
At present, Thai silk is widely used in silk fabrics, clothing, home decoration, furniture and other fields. It is an OTOP and hot-selling export product and is very popular in domestic and foreign markets. welcome. The design of Thai silk products follows modern fashion trends, which not only highlights the characteristics of Thailand, but also greatly enhances its economic value and increases the income of silkworm farmers. Therefore, Thai silk companies must pay close attention to market demand and constantly develop new products to meet consumer needs, thereby increasing product sales and revenue.
The market demand for silk includes: 1. Naturally dyed silk textiles, such as naturally dyed betel nut pattern silk fabrics in West Karabhumi District, Surin Province, are now available Using a purely natural dyeing process, chemical dyes are no longer used, thus greatly enhancing its process value. The silk produced is soft, smooth, light, cool and has good thermal insulation effect; 2. Silk clothing can not only be made into work clothes, but also home clothes, suitable for all ages; 3. Silk masks can effectively prevent dust and bacteria, and It helps to enhance beauty, luxury and fashion trends; 4. Silk can be used for home decoration such as wallpaper and curtains; 5. It can be used to make cushions, sofas, pillows, etc.
In terms of promoting and developing the potential of Thai silk, relevant units must speed up the promotion of sericulture knowledge, technology and silkworm breeds, and the products produced must fully meet standards and meet the needs of the market. demand, and then processed into silk thread to enhance its economic value. At the same time, publicity and promotion channels must be expanded to help silk companies develop market channels and let consumers understand silk products and purchase channels. By telling the story of planting mulberry, raising silkworms, drawing silk, and weaving into silk cloth, consumers at home and abroad can understand the hard work of farmers in the entire process.
In 2020, Thailand exported a total of 224.56 tons of silk products such as cocoons, raw silk, waste silk, and silk threads, with an economic value of 180 million baht. The main markets are Japan, the United States, China, France, and Turkey. In addition, silk products including silk fabrics and ready-made garments are exported. Among them, the export value of silk fabrics is 130 million baht. The main markets are the United States, France, Ireland, and Japan. The economic value of ready-made garment exports is 64.6 million baht, and the main markets are Switzerland, Japan, the United States, Singapore, etc.
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