Flooded Garut cap craftsmen Orders
Craftsmen cap in Garut regency, West Java, flooded with orders. Their turnover also increased significantly by up to 80 percent of the day usually. “Orders have started much before entering the fast,” said one craftsman, Uus Saefulloh, 34, of Kampung Barileuk, District Samarang, Saturday, July 20, 2013.
According to him, the more ordered cap made of cotton fabric and knitted materials. However, to meet the market demand, he claimed to produce 10 kinds of cap. Goods sold many of them hired skullcap An-Nur and knitted silk screening, screen printing opal, opal knitted, and copies of zam-zam or popularly called Madun Si cap.
In one day, Uus claimed capable of producing 250 to 400 scores to employ more than 10 employees. Price per kodinya varies, depending on the material and the level of difficulty in the making. Start up Rp80.000 50,000 per kodinya. “In sebulun like today, can get a turnover amounting to Rp48 million,” he said.
Other craftsmen, Dian Kusdinar, 40 years old, resident Sukapadang, Tarogong Kidul, admitted, increasing the ordered items will take up ahead of Eid al-Adha. The reason is because many Muslims who used to worship tarawih and silat Id. If before the pilgrimage season, skullcap is usually used as a souvenir. “The business of this production is a routine every year,” he said.
Skullcap from Garut has penetrated the market in Jakarta, Surabaya, Jambi and Padang. Not only that, there are also among the large employers who send skullcap from Garut to be exported to foreign countries such as Middle East countries.