Iraq: With Iranian Products Flooding the Market, Blankets and Pillow Production is Fading Away


Knitted blanket and pillow workshops in Kurdistan region became scarce in the last 20 years, dwindling to 100 workshops after they were 500 according to the Craft Syndicate Union of Kurdistan. Tailors indicated that this is attributed to imported Iranian blankets and pillows that flooded the market, which has had a chilling effect on such production. Tailors illustrated that domestic handmade blankets and pillows are of higher quality compared to the imported ones

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