In the context of developing the community's economy in Temanggung Regency, the STAPA Center in collaboration with Sampoerna For Indonesia and UMK Shibiru held textile product development activities made from natural textile dyes. The training, which started from sewing training, is part of the Economic Urban Vulnerabilty Empowerment program. The focus of the training was directed at developing products derived from natural textile dyes, held on June 22, 2022 at the UMK Shibiru Temanggung office and opened by the Deputy Regent of Temanggung, R. Heri Ibnu Wibowo, and attended by the leadership of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk, STAPA Foundation. Center and UMK Shibiru.
To note, UMK Shibiru is a producer of natural dyes made from the Indigo Strobilanthes Cusia plant and mangrove waste, so this product is environmentally friendly. Waste from this dye product can also be used as fertilizer so that it is truly zero waste. Textile dye products are more suitable for clothing, batik, bags, weaving and other creations made from fabrics and threads.
The purpose of this activity is to improve skills in making fashion and producing finished goods, so that they can reach markets with economic value and competitiveness.
"We appreciate this activity because increasing people's efforts can lift the economy in Temanggung Regency, especially if it can be exported abroad, it can be an added value for the national economy," said Deputy Regent of Temanggung, R. Heri Ibnu Wibowo, Friday (6/24). ).
Meanwhile, Sampoerna's representative for Indonesia, Kukuh Dwi Kristianto said that in order to be a solution to various market demands that continue to increase, it is necessary to have finished goods produced because so far, finished materials derived from natural dyes are still struggling with excess market demand.
"This activity is expected to make the community reach a wider market both domestically and abroad," said Kukuh Dwi Kristianto.
According to Kukuh, through a CSR scheme with the tagline Sampoerna For Indonesia, PT HM Sampoerna Tbk is committed to efforts to improve the economy of the community in Temanggung and contribute to national economic recovery.
The Director of the STAPA Center, Agus Rohmatulloh, said that the collaboration with Sampoerna For Indonesia helped business actors in Temanggung Regency to increase their productivity, especially products made from natural dyes which were in great demand by the market.
"Hopefully this activity can be useful in developing the economy of the community in Temanggung," concluded Agus Rohmatulloh.