The level of production in the Village Prembun mattress crafters, District Prembun increased during Ramadan this year. In fact, the increase has been since the week before Ramadan. Previously, kapok 1.5 tons can be used for stock production for a month.
But this time, with the same amount of cotton can only be used for stock production of approximately 20 days. Crafters mattress, Bahmad (52) resident of RT 2 RW III, Prembun Village, District Prembun say, before and during Ramadan many people buy a mattress and pillow products.
It is one of the blessings of Ramadan and a source of additional income for crafters.
“I am currently making mattresses and more pillows than usual. Meanwhile I take the raw material of Semarang,” he said, Wednesday (17/7).
To fulfill incoming orders Bahmad employing 9 people that come from local residents. The work, carried out at the location of the home side. Keep in mind that Bahmad not calculate production based on the number of mattresses and pillows made mattresses, but based on cotton material used.
Various mattress and pillows were then deposited into one large trader to be sold to the region and Yogyakarta Kedu. Retail price of the mattress was varied, ranging from Rp 200,000.
Bahmad explained, in addition to producing mattresses and pillows, she also received a mattress repair services for Rp 20,000. For additional kapok, every 1 kilogram will be charged Rp 2,000. Meanwhile, for the replacement gloves are charged Rp 50,000 to Rp 75,000, depending on the quality of the fabric.
“But, the numbers are still small, because on average people would rather buy a new one,” he said.