Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has received a purchase order from Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) to supply 1.80 lakh face masks. The execution of this order will need over 20,000 metres of fabric, which will generate 9000 additional man days for khadi artisans. Khadi face masks are becoming popular due to fine quality and affordable price.
The IRCS masks will be made of 100 per cent double-twisted handcrafted cotton fabric in brown colour with red piping. KVIC has especially designed these double-layered cotton masks for the IRCS as per the samples provided by them. The mask will have suitably printed IRCS logo on the left side and the Khadi India tag on the right side. The supply of masks will begin by next month, KVIC said in a statement.