• Short Summary

    INDIA HAS FOUND A NEW, LUCRATIVE FIELD FOR EXPORT -- IN WIGS. IN THE SUMMER?

  • Description

    INDIA HAS FOUND A NEW, LUCRATIVE FIELD FOR EXPORT -- IN WIGS. IN THE SUMMER OF 1965 THE STATE TRADING CORPORATION LAUNCHED A HAIR PROCESSING FACTORY AT AMBATTUR, MADRAS, IT HAS GONE FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH, AND WHEN IN FULL PRODUCTION WILL EMPLOY MORE THAN 1,500 SKILLED WORKERS.

    INDIA GETS A CONSTANT SUPPLY OF HAIR FOR WIGS FROM PILGRIMS AT THE TIRUPATI TEMPLE, WHO CUT IT OFF AS AN OFFERING TO GOD. THE HAIR IS PROCESSED AT AMBATTUR BY WORKERS WHO HAVE BEEN TRAINED BY FOREIGN TECHNICIANS, AND IS LARGELY EXPORTED TO THE UNITED STATES. THE FASHION TRESS INC., OF AMERICA, HAS A SEVEN-YEAR CONTRACT AT SEVERAL MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, AND HAS ENSURED A STABLE PLATFORM FOR GROWTH.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA98HIGG0VW3QFR581G1A7I056N
    Media URN:
    VLVA98HIGG0VW3QFR581G1A7I056N
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/02/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:30:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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