India is blessed with a heritage of diverse and rich textile traditions, possessing the immense potential to gather resources to make and decorate textile items. Magan Sangrahalaya Samiti based in Wardha, Maharashtra, is a non-governmental organization restoring traditional crafts of Indian culture. It has been regarded for their development of new techniques of natural dyeing and recycling the effluents of a natural dyeing unit, by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, which has taken the unit a long way in their eco-friendly operations run. Hence the textile unit of MSS could replace the chemical dyes, a major health hazard for artisans working in the textile units, and a potential environmental pollutant, with organic dyes of 200 hues derived from local forest produce. Also, they introduced a new technique of fresh leaf printing, as a low-cost alternative to block printing. This is practiced under the training and guidance of Mr. Mukesh Lutade, Director of Khadi and Natural Dyeing Department at Magan Sangrahalaya Samiti.
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