India Handloom Brand plans to engage with online retailers, such as Flipkart, eBay, Amazon, Craftsvilla and Gaatha, to increase awareness about Indian handlooms
Earlier this year, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, which boasts of the world’s largest collection of Indian textiles, displayed several rare, never-seen-before pieces in an exhibit. Entitled “The Fabric of India,” the showcase had everything from the earliest known Indian weaves dating back to the 1st and the 3rd century to the textile works of contemporary designers. Closer in America, last year the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York displayed an exhibit titled “Sultans of Deccan India,” at which textiles belonging to the 1500-1700 era drew the attention not only of heritage aficionados, but also of hipster New Yorkers.
Madhu Jain relates a memory from her years as a revivalist: “I was asked by Indian politician Maneka Gandhi to restore a khadi sari that she wanted to wear during her ...Read more..
Oct. 5, 2016, 2:44 p.m.
NEW DELHI: Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has launched a toll free number for access to all sector-related programmes and inf..Read More
Sept. 7, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Spinning a good yarn, as most people will surely agree, is an art. And khadi, as a yarn, has it all. On the one hand, it's got a connection with the freedom struggle as a storied badge of swadeshi, espoused by Mahatma Gandhi, no less. It's..Read More
Aug. 27, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Calling on the nation to embrace Mahatma Gandhi’s legacy, Khadi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday the fabric signified the culture of India and added that it was bound to produce..Read More
Aug. 27, 2016, 12:54 p.m.
Renowned fashion designer Ritu Beri says celebrating a Khadi Day every year will encourage the use of the handspun fabric and give..Read More
Aug. 27, 2016, 12:48 p.m.
The West Bengal Khadi and Village Industries Board has joined hands with the Italian Government to have some of the iconic traditional handloom and handicrafts of West Bengal exhibited in Rome and Milan this September.