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Ministry of Industry Facilitates 8 Fashion Small and Medium Industry To Participate in an Exhibition in Japan

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Ministry of Industry keeps trying to introduce the beauty of Indonesian culture in the world through the exhibition of small and medium industry’s products. The exhibition with the theme 'Indonesia Kain Party 2018' is held at Meguro accessorries Museum and Flagship Store Tokyo, Japan in April until July 2018. Director General of Small and Medium Industry, of Industry Ministry, Gati Wibawaningsih said in Jakarta on Sunday (15/4) that the event becomes one of momentums of the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Japan. According to Gati Wibawaningsih, this year, Indonesia Kain Party 2018 raises the theme, Indonesian fashion from traditional until modern. The participation of small and medium industry in the exhibition is hoped to increase export market of Indonesian products in Japan, especially produced by national small and medium industry. In addition, the exhibition also aims to empower Indonesian women, set Indonesia as tourism destination of international people, especially Japan, and develop Indonesian cultural products. In the exhibition which is held through the cooperation of the two governments, the Ministry facilitates 8 small and medium industries of national fashion, namely Wignyo Rahadi who displays woven fabrics with non-machine that produce innovation, such as woven spots, freckles, and broken threads. Various kinds of Wignyo woven are exhibited in the form of clothes, saroong, shawl until ready-made clothing. Furthermore, Boroko Batik exhibits ethnic batik with a natural coloring technique that has a "fish" icon as a characteristic of this cloth.Another industry, namely Batik Pohon shows batik clothes which was made by using natural coloring techniqueswhich is taken from various kinds of trees or plants so that it has friendly environment characteristic. Besides, it uses local content such as alum, limestone to tunjung or rust of iron as a material lock on the fabric. Then, Zie Batik Semarang, which produces batik with coloring technique by using waste and cultivation of natural color-producing plants.The other products which are exhibitedbelongs to GLAM, which produce bags from leather and also batik and weaving with writing technique and stamp as the material of manufacture. Then, Dyah Kuncoro Kumalasari, owner of contemporary batik painting Dyah Kuncoro Handmade using synthetic coloring technique. The last, small and medium industry which participates in the exhibition, is Sofie Design, which has received a number of awards in various events, such as Indonesia Fashion Competition and Bali Fashion Week. According to Gati Wibawaningsih, fashion industry is one of 16 groups of creative industry which is able to contribute on national gross domestic products worth 3.76 percent in 2017. In that period, export of fashion industry reached 13.29 billion US dollars, an increase of 8.7 percent from the previous year.

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