All Women Cotton Value Chain – Kato-Rani
Lok Sanjh Foundation (LSF) is implementing a “ KATO – RANI” All Women Cotton Value Chain” project supported by Oxfam-Novib in Cotton growing areas of District Toba Tek Singh (TTS) in south of Punjab, Pakistan. Kato-Rani which in local language means “Weaving Princess”. The major objective of this project is to empower women through creating a value chain of ‘cotton craft’ engaging women farmers from cotton production process following clean cotton production principles to final product. It means they are involved in production, harvesting/picking, ginning, reviving tradition local hand spinning, weaving, designing and making various marketable pure cotton products. In this regard RBDC is facilitating LSF for developing and marketng of cotton craft. They include:
- Shawls (simple and designed)
- table cloth
- Sofa and floor cushion covers
- Women’s jumper suits/Kurtas
- Beautifully designed colourful traditional Khes.