Designer Ritu Kumar launched an exhibition at her flagship store in New Delhi to chronicle hand painted and hand printed Indian textiles and launched a home furnishings collection inspired by the historical textiles.
Textile firms in Tamil Nadu are facing a working capital shortage, as manufacturing costs continue to increase, prompting the Indian Texpreneurs Federation to contact the Textiles Minister to request help.
The Heritage Patola Art Exhibition will hold a showcase from December 12 to 13 at Masjid Modh in New Delhi to showcase Patola, Banarasi, and Bandhani crafts in the capital ahead of events in three other cities.
Technical textile trade show Techtextil India’s recent seventh edition saw a 23% year-on-year increase in the number of exhibitors to 192 but visitors dropped from 5,436 at its previous edition to 4,446 this year.
The Organic Cotton Summit promoted eco-friendly fashion at its recent event in Nagpur and brands 11.11/eleven eleven, Ethicus, and Upasana Auroville showcased their latest collections in a runway show.
Clothing and lifestyle brand Jiyo has partnered with The Asian Heritage Foundation to hold a Christmas Bazaar from December 12 to 15 in Mehrauli, New Delhi to promote sustainable gifts for the holiday season.
The ministry of textiles sanctioned 59 textile parks, out of which only 22 have been completed, while the rest are under various stages of construction, textiles minister Smriti Irani informed parliament recently.
As part of its “Make in India” initiative, the government has identified 350 “non-essential” imports, including textiles and footwear, on which it will increase customs duty to increase domestic production.
Indian apparel exporters are at a duty disadvantage in the European Union to exporters from countries such as Bangladesh and Vietnam, Union Government Minister for Textiles Smriti Irani told the Lok Sabha.