The process knowledge Management on Product Development of fabric by natural dyeing

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Pratoomtong Trirat


The objective of this study was to identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats of fabric products in the community and to transfer the knowledge on development of fabric products with natural dyes. A sample of 20 entrepreneurs was recruited and received the knowledge on the process of loincloth dyeing with rice straw color in 1 pattern and 3 fabric products. The analysis results of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats revealed strengths in participation in the community, strengthened group of loincloths weaving, and weaving and fabric production process; weaknesses in the lack of developing various modern styles; opportunities in a way to expand production to the international market using natural dyes; and threats in the lack of resource persons, expertise in pattern development, a variety of product transform, and modern innovation. Regarding the transfer of knowledge, the trainees were able to utilize the knowledge. All or 100 % reported their highest satisfaction. The worth compared against time and cost (Benefits gained over time and cost) from the training of technological transfer was reported with a highest satisfaction by 18 trainees of 90%. 


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Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi