India Runway Week partners with Banka Silk to promote weavers

India Runway Week has partnered with Banka Silk, an organisation working for the betterment of the weaver community in India under which weavers from across the country will provide handloom fabric to over 250 fashion designers.
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Banka Silk will be showcasing a line 'Bahar' in association with designer Poonam Dubey at the India Runway Week. The collection is inspired from foliage, flowers, birds, butterflies and pays homage to the feminine community's spiritual reverence for nature, according to the brand.
The partnership is expected to benefit over 40000 weavers from the states of Bihar and Jharkhand.
Banta Silk has also into separate partnerships with over 30 designers participating at the event.
"This is one of the steps we are taking to support around 250 plus fashion designers from pan India. They will benefit from this agreement as Banka Silk will provide authentic handloom fabric at weavers price on their doorstep," The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) Founder Avinash Pathania said in a statement.
India Runway Week (IRW) tenth edition will be held in the capital city New Delhi from April 20 to 22. Leading Indian and international designers are expected to participate in the three day event to be held in Saket.

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