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17 March 2016, 19:08

Fabric for Belarusian jeans virtually ready

MINSK, 17 March (BelTA) – The fabric for making Belarusian jeans is virtually ready, BelTA learned from Nikolai Yefimchik, Chairman of the Belarusian light industry concern Bellegprom, on 17 March.

“As a matter of principle, we have the fabric already. The production of Belarusian jeans is a complicated matter but we are going to see things through. I would like to once again underline that we have no intention of making Belarusian jeans from cotton because it is no use to compete with countries like, for instance, Turkmenistan, where a pair of jeans costs $7. But we can use a combination of cotton, flax, and special finishing,” noted the Bellegprom head. In his words, Belarusian jeans will be sold at higher than average prices.

Nikolai Yefimchik stated that work is now in progress to optimize parameters of the fabric. “A number of operations are to be done to make the fabric as acceptable as genuine jeans. Flax has its own peculiarities after all. Although, let me tell you, our fabric looks more interesting than regular jeans,” he said.

The Orsha flax factory and the Baranovichi-based cotton manufacturing corporation Blakit are involved in the project. Plans have been made to invite colleagues from Turkmenistan. “They are ready to cooperate to do the finishing operations. Achieving various effects — wrinkles, compression, laser drawings — is done manually. Turkmenistan has achieved good results in this line of work. We could use their expertise,” summed up the Bellegprom head.

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