Hunan’s first ‘mother factory demonstration base’ settles in Wulingyuan

By Li Liandi | Updated : Aug 02, 2022
Recently, the first “mother factory demonstration base” in Hunan Province was built at Guaiyaomei Tujia Brocade Base, Wulingyuan District, Zhangjiajie City.

“Mother factory” is a characteristic brand that aims to solve the problems of rural women’s employment, left-behind children’s family education, inheritance of cultural heritage and so on, which can help strengthen primary-level governance and become a “gas station” for women.

In the “mother factory”, there are a total of 100 new weaving machines, which allow 100 workers to operate simultaneously. The workshop also has a learning area for children and provides free meals.

While working near their homes, mothers can take care of their children. What’s more, some children also unconsciously experience and learn Tujia brocade culture.

At present, the “mother factory” has employed 52 rural women. Most of them have become skilled brocade workers after a period of training, with a monthly salary up to 6,000 yuan. 

Edited by Li Ling 

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