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Projects
Setting up of integrated handloom village at Chendamangalam

Government of Kerala has granted a project with the following components:
1. Museum of Kerala handlooms
2. Design centre and Administrative Office
3. Production cum Demonstration centre
4. Exhibition and sales centre
5. Display of Artifacts.
This project is to set up as a museum of handloom and handicrafts by combining aspirations of traditional craft sector with international tourism by giving the visitor the user experience, experimental designing, display of skills with home stay arrangements and marketing of traditional products.
Development of Textile Design centre, Domestic handloom cot and nano weaving machine

The ongoing implementation for research and development work of preparing Domestic handloom cot and nano weaving machine to increase the popularity and acceptability of hand weaving craft to new generation a jointly operated project of Indian Institute of Handloom Technology Kannur with Indian Institute of Handloom Technology-Salem.
Technology upgradation and transfer of new technology to Handloom weavers

This is to supply and install new technological equipments and machineries to promote productivity and value addition and getting more earnings to weavers. The supplies are arranged for
1. Take up/left off motion
2. pedal looms
3. Computer and softwares
4. Spectrophotometer and colour matching software
5. Electrically Operated jacquard system
6. Pneumatic lifting system for jacquards
7. Jacquards and Dobby’s
Scheme for promoting value added products and branding of products produced by integrated power-loom co-operative societies

This project is under implementation now. it is for set up design creation centre to support, develop new designs and products, branding the products through advertisement and exhibitions of 4 integrated powerloom co-operatives in the state.
Preservation and popularisation of Balaramapuram lace weaving craft

A project sanctioned by DH&T is being implemented at Balaramapuram to document and creation of digital library, training in the lace weaving craft and value addition to Balaramapuram sarees are undertaken to preserve and popularize the languishing craft of Balaramapuram sarees in the tradition of butta laying techniques during 2012-13.
Pilot Project for training in designing and weaving of exquisite handloom fabrics

Selected 60 weavers are trained and compensated their wages in the production and exhibition conducted for innovative and diversified home textiles, in order to increase the market value of handloom products, under this project, funded by Government of Kerala during 2011-12. Exhibitions are named as “Looms & Homes” and the website to introduce e-marketing was also launched created in the domain name www.loomsandhomeskerala. com.
Intensive Training to Handloom Weavers (IHTW)

The skill upgradation training of weavers in the production of value added handloom products was conducted statewide through a project sanctioned by DH&T, Government of Kerala.
Integrated Handloom Development scheme (IHDS)

As part of 12th paln, Government of India has implemented Integrated Handloom Development Scheme (IHDS) for Handloom sector which was popularly known for its cluster approach. Under this comprehensive project, skill development training in weaving, dyeing and design development in 10 handloom clusters in the state was undertaken by this institute funded HANTEX.
Setting up of Weavers Service Centre facility at Balaramapuram

This institute had set up a weavers service centre, functioning at Hantex process house complex, Balaramapuram to conduct skill upgradation training for weaver’s, dyers, supervisors and to disseminate knowledge related to the manufacture of quality handloom products.
Establishment of Technology centre at Balaramapuram

To set up a full-fledged technology centre for handloom textiles with weaving, processing, testing laboratories with CAD/CAM centre to undertake short term, long term technical training programmes is being implemented at Balaramapuram under this project sanctioned by Government of Kerala.
Development of Regional brand in Handloom Industry

Under this project, sanctioned by Government of Kerala, the common umbrella brand name “Kerala handloom” was created along with branding of six handloom regions based on Kasaragode, Kannur, Palakkad, Kuthampully, Chendamangalam and Balaramapuram. The methodology adopted was surveying and studying of traditional art forms, transcreation of designs, product development, awareness programmes and exhibitions with statewide publicity programme implemented during 2008-2012.
Demand Oriented Production Programme (DOPP)

By studying present market, concepts development preparation of paper designs, prototype product development and exhibitions were conducted by Hantex, Hanveev and Irinavu Consortium was undertaken during 2007-09 under the project.
Dissemination of Technology to handloom sector to strengthening and update the products for the present market scenario

Supply of designs, development of new colour combinations, introduction of diversified yarn combinations, demonstration and training in value addition techniques to 500 weavers are undertaken during 2008-10 in this project.
Integrated handloom training project (IHTP)

This is a Government of India funded project for skill development training to weavers for producing innovative designs in handlooms at various clusters in the state.
Industry Varsity Linkage programme

Director of Handloom & Textiles sanctioned this project to utlise the talent in students of this institute to transfer the technology of value addition through design intervention for backlogs of handloom materials of HANTEX Thiruvananthapuram during 2005-06.
A Project for Re-Orientation programme for instrumentalising handloom sector as a catalyst for sustainable development

For Herbal cloth production and technology transfer at Balaramapuram area this is implemented through handloom weavers Development society (HLWDS) Balaramapuram by this institute.
Product Development and Skill upgradation project

This is a specialized training project for handloom weavers in Butta laying techniques of unique Balaramapuram sarees sanctioned by Government of Kerala, implemented in Balaramapuram region to preserve and transfer the particular design technology to new generation weavers.
Deen Dayal Hathkhargha Protsahan Yojana (DDHPY)

Government of India financed project for the development of Handloom sector by giving inputs of product and Design development, modernisation of looms, skill upgradation training and marketing support. As part of DDHPY this Institute has conducted (1) need Assessment study (2) Development of paper designs (3) sample production (4) skill development training and (5) Documentation work in 116 handloom co-operatives in Kannur, Kasarogode, Palakkad and Trivandrum districts during 2003-2006.