Handlooms & crafts based textiles are manufactured nearly all over Punjab e.g. Multan, located in Centre of the Punjab Province , is famous for manufacturing of textile products on handlooms such as Khadi cloth for dresses, bed covers, napkins, tapestry, block printing, tie & dye and natural dyes etc. Jhang is famous for manufacturing of textile products on handlooms such as woolen blankets, bed durries, khase etc. Bahawalpur is famous for craft based textile products such as embroidery, appliqué and patch work, flassi and D.G. Khan is famous for embroidery etc. Presently the people engaged in handlooms and crafts based textiles do not have easy access to upgrade the quality of their products in term of designing, quality control, production level and marketing due to non-availability of finances at the required time.
The administrative approval was issued by the Secretary Industries Government of the Punjab for “Customized Lending Programme for Promotion & Development of Handlooms” at total cost of Rs. 40.000 Million with an allocation of 20.00 Million for the year 2008-09 sponsored by Punjab Small Industries Corporation.