Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has received a prestigious purchase order from Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) for the supply of 1.80 lakh face masks. The IRCS masks will be made of 100 per cent double-twisted handcrafted cotton fabric in brown colour with red piping.
The KVIC has especially designed these double-layered cotton masks as per the samples provided by IRCS. These masks will have a suitably printed IRCS logo on the left side and the Khadi India tag on the right side and the supply will begin by next month.
The execution of this order will require over 20,000 meter of fabric and generate 9,000 additional man days for the Khadi artisans. Vinai Kumar Saxena, Chairman, KVIC, said the order will help its Khadi artisans produce more yarn and fabric, thus adding to their income in these difficult times. So far KVIC has sold over 10 lakh face masks which include double layered cotton masks and triple-layered silk masks. The biggest order for face masks received by KVIC received was from the Jammu and Kashmir government for seven lakh masks.