Reasons for the high cost of tents and veil dresses
According to one of the manufacturers of tents and hijab clothing, in most cases, black fabric is purchased at a price more expensive than the approved price for the hijab factory, because the material has been changed by brokers and intermediaries, and it is natural that its price will rise. The price of a prayer tent is a clear example of this claim.
In the search engine, I type “black tent price”, and immediately a lot of sites selling black tent online appear before my eyes. After browsing stores that sell tents and veil clothing, online stores are a good barometer for knowing the average price of tents. Designs and descriptions are different. Some sites have affordable prices while others have very high prices which tells about the special materials and design of the tent.
There are such inconsistencies and differences in the real tent sales market and in response to the question “Why are they so expensive?” From the manufacturer, I have no excuse for the high costs of fabric and stitching. This problem can be seen at higher levels which are the factories, as they say of the lack of government subsidies and the high costs of raw materials.
“Special black tent industry»
The black tent fabric is produced with special devices and equipment, which makes its production more special than other textiles. Bringing the texture, color and thread quality of this fabric to the desired and standard quality requires special technical knowledge. Mr. Amani is a producertheCloak and black gowntheveil He says, “All the raw materials needed to produce the fabric are not inside, and some special technologies such as textile dyes are imported from abroad. As a manufacturer, I don’t have access to the raw materials for the fabric, which is the basis of the fabric.” He pointed to the expensive thread and the scarcity required for the fabric and considered this problem the fabric of the festival tent and even the stockings in addition to the black tent.
Factory fabric, expensivethemore than the approved price
Shahrekord Hijab Factory has reached the technology to produce pure black cloth. A fabric that has a certain temperature and pH during the dyeing stage so that it becomes black and white and does not deviate from the black and white axis. The fabric should be in the black part of the axis, without looking a little gray, but this factory, as the only factory producing black fabric in the country, cannot fully meet the needs of the country. Amani says in this regard: “All local products (the hijab factory) are sold, and I, a manufacturer, sometimes have problems ordering fabric, because when I try to buy, the seller says that the fabrics have run out, and most of the tent manufacturers have bought in their cities.”
This is while the country’s need for black tent fabric is estimated at between 60 to 70 million meters, and at the same time, the veil factory has the capacity to produce 10 million meters of fabric. He also said that in most cases they buy black chador cloth more expensive than the approved price of the hijab factory, because the material has been changed by brokers and intermediaries and it is normal for the price to rise.
Reduce production volume
The price of cloth skirts in the market starts from about 300,000 tomans, and depending on the material and model, the price will increase, which is a great price compared to other women’s clothing. It is in a country where many schools, organizations and offices require chador covering, and also a country that is a big consumer of black chador. The manufacturer of chador and hijab clothing says, “For example, we have a customer who has a chador with the mother of a family of three women. In a situation where the poverty line is said to be about ten million tomans, this family, whose father works, must spend what they do not Less than a million tomans on the black clothes of the girls and the lady of the family.
In addition to the tent, they also pay for masks, gowns, and other clothes! He considers these problems and the high prices to be among the factors that make women give up the chador, because in his opinion, abayas and clothes can be bought to replace the chador in auctions at half of this cost, because the purchasing power of people has decreased, and this problem is limited only to the fact that it is not a tent cloth, but this applies to all Textile products Amani also admitted that in the past two years, in addition to the decreased production volume and the bankruptcy of many colleagues, the supply of indoor tent fabric has also become more difficult due to the lack of fabric.
Korean fabrictheOh by order of China
According to the report of the Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade, a total of 505.4 million meters of tents were imported from various countries of the world during the years 2005 to 2012, and based on this volume of imports, about 100 to 120 million. Dollars of foreign currency left the country. Currently, the import tariff rate for black curtains is 10% and for other fabrics is 32%, and a value-added tax of 9% is added to these figures. Of course, this rate makes importing tent fabric easier and less troublesome. In addition, 46% of Iranian textile imports come from China.
In this regard, Amani says that the original cloth from Korea and Japan is no longer on the market, but was produced entirely by China at the request of Korea. He continued, “We do not have the original type of butter, and importing it in such quantity is not necessary at all.” I have been importing korean cloth for three years now and it is still available. In that year the final price of that quantity of cloth was for us 600,000 tomans; Currently, it cannot be imported in the currency, which has increased eight times.”
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Every year, with the approach of the Week of Hijab and Chastity, fairs are held in the country, where different producers in each city have the opportunity to present and sell their products. Discounts and shopping facilities are also offered to customers. Usually, at the end of these exhibitions and during the ceremony, appreciation and thanks are given to the leading producers and designers of tents and hijab dresses, but this appreciation is limited to giving a sum of money as a prize and shields of appreciation, and all the words and cultural concerns of the hijab are returned and will be forgotten until next year and another hijab exhibition!
In conclusion, Amani said, referring to these exhibitions: “At the veil exhibition last year, my wife and I received certificates of appreciation and praise, but it will not solve this chaotic situation.” During the year, no one asked me[من المسؤولين]Where to get the cloth and at what price, and this ritual will lead nowhere.
Being a tent is the most expensive type of clothing these days
Being a tent at no cost is also cheaper than other covers. This is a sentence we may have heard and passed many times on the street. A sentence that may not have been wrong in the past decades and was acceptable by the way, but the truth of this issue dates back to the time when the market of buying and selling tents did not face the crippling bumps of these days.
An era when the prices of black tent fabrics were balanced and women and girls did not have to grieve about buying one tent every year, but they also went to the tent vendors market several times a year and came home with full hands every time.
But the story is a little different these days. For months, the price of black tents in the country skyrocketed and removed the purchasing power of tent residents. It makes no sense to even think about buying a wedding tent and a handmade tent, and women can’t even think about buying a new one. In other words, in the current society, being a tent is the most affordable and affordable cover available. Almost since the beginning of this year, the price of each black tent has increased from about 250 to 300 tomans and has reached more than 1 million.
This is despite the fact that a veiled woman consumes, on average, two pieces of cloth per year, and that the price of this product tripled in a short period of time created difficult conditions for veiled women and girls. Activists in the textile and clothing sector believe that relying on importing tents is the reason for their high price, and this has also happened since the dollar’s rise. On the other hand, local producers consider the lack of support for national production, excessive imports and the heavy shadow of smuggling as the reason for the decline in national production.
Iran, as a leader in the consumption of black tent cloth, consumes about 80 million square meters of tent cloth annually, while only 10 million meters of this requirement is supplied by domestic producers and the rest is supplied by imports.
In recent years, the three factories in Yazd Baft, Hijab Shahrgard and Karibnaz in Kermanshah were responsible for the domestic production of black tents, but due to various reasons, their production has decreased greatly, and their production line has been dormant for months. He is.
However, in addition to credit problems and crippling imports, one of the main reasons for the closure of black tent production plants is the lack of equipment to create high-quality black for tents. After the domestic production of black tents fell further, the tent market encountered stronger bumps than in the past, and this product continued to increase in price with more comfortable imagination.
Good news for Chadris
In this regard, the media pressure on the guardians of this field and the institutions working in the field of chastity, the veil and the textile and clothing industry increased until recently, and I heard good news from under the skin of the tent industry. A few days ago, after the broadcast of the documentary “No Entry” in the national media, the deputy official of the Kermanshah Crepe Nazz Factory announced the launch of the black tent production line of this factory at the end of this year. By sending the products of this factory to the market, part of the country’s domestic demand for black tents will be met, and this may lead to a decrease in the price of black tents in the market.
In addition, Afsana Mehrabi, Director General of the Textile and Apparel Industries Office of the Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade, recently announced the possibility of establishing a black tent production unit in Qazvin and said: A production unit in Qazvin has promised to produce 30 million meters of black tents starting next year. , slow production, and if realized, it will almost meet the needs of black tents in the market.
Paying attention to the issue of chastity and veiling will not be implemented except through slogans and holding a conference, and if officials and trustees in this field are looking for serious work in this regard, then it is necessary to pay attention to the latter situation. Girls and women of the chador and the main example of the veil in the first step
Now that one of the local arms of the tent maker is stepping into the field to help with the current situation in this field, it is expected that the responsible agencies will also start working in this field.
Financial and cultural support for local producers, measures of responsible institutions to limit imports and provide facilities for production, suppliers of black veils in order to reduce the price of this product, implementation of promises and cultural endowments in the field of chastity and veiling are among the measures that can be taken by the authorities, and through them help in the field of chastity and veiling .