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Bed cover, sheets & table linen


PRODUCT  DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION

Bed cover is a fabric worn on the bed over the blanket and sheet is used on the bed inside a blanket. Table linen on the other hand is used to cover a table.

They have higher demand especially by the urban population. Current demand is met through local production and import.

The product can be made from cotton, blends of cotton and man - made fiber and all nylon.


MARKET STUDY

 Thus current effective demand is estimated at 1,718,303 kg.

Year

Bed linen

Table linen

Kitchen & Toilet linen

Total

1997

41,311

742

7,900

49,953

1998

31,588

2,160

3,976

37,724

1999

75,122

3,178

21,181

99,481

2000

112,952

4,144

31,860

148,956

2001

170,791

9,692

102,684

283,167

2002

270,087

10,727

182,711

463,585

2003

480,279

8,854

271,293

761,426

2004

613,036

8,882

258,986

880,904

2005

566,908

9,695

568,482

1,145,085

2006

1,167,231

9,314

605,940

1,782,465

RAW & AUXILIARY MATERIALS

The major raw material required for the production of the items indicated above are dyed cotton fabrics, nylon fabrics and sewing thread of various colors.

The textile industries operational in different parts of Ethiopia can be used as sources of raw materials. These include Akaki Textile Factory, Kombolcha Textile Factory,  Bahir Dar Textile Factory, Dire Dawa Textile Factory etc. Packing materials can be procured from Wonji Pulp and Paper Factory. Ethio—Japan Nylon Factory is a source of nylon fabrics.

 

TECHNOLOGY  

The production of bed sheets, bed covers and table linen involves such activities like cutting, sewing, pattern making, designing, dyeing and packing. These activities are simple and can be mastered in very short time. The production of bed covers, bed sheets and table linen does not have any negative impact on environment.

INVESTEMENT

The total investment requirement is estimated at Birr 7.32  million, out of which Birr  1.62 million  is required  for plant and machinery. The plant will create employment opportunities for 41 persons.

 The project is financially viable with an internal rate of return (IRR) of 27.10%  and a net present value (NPV) of Birr  5.47  million ,discounted at 8.5 %.

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