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Why Dhaniakhali tant saris might become a thing of the past

As the yield of the powerloom is always a threat, the only thing working in favour of these weavers are the durability of their goods and their unique Resham paar designs, the signature of Dhaniakhali.

Fashion designer Gaurang Shah on identifying, reviving and sustaining handloom

In an interview to indianexpress.com, fashion designer and textile revivalist Gaurang Shah takes us through his journey of pulling out fabrics and designs from the past, bringing it into the present and finding a way to sustain it in the future. 

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'After our lives, who's gonna take this forward': Floods intensify fears of Chendamangalam's hand-loom weavers

The floodwaters devoured their homes and their factory, knocking aside centuries-old wooden looms, sinking fabric worth lakhs of rupees and in the process, bringing their livelihoods to a virtual halt.

How the weavers of Assam's Sualkuchi finally earned official recognition for their products

From June 4, woven silk products from Assam’s Sualkuchi village will bear an official trademark, which can potentially end the rampant circulation of fakes in the market.

Putting the Mekhela Chador back on the map: Assam designer Sanjukta Dutta wins Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award 2018

Awarded the “Best Fashion Designer of The Year” at the Dadasaheb Phalke Excellence Awards 2018 held in Mumbai on Saturday, Sanjukta Dutta from Nagaon speaks about the resurgence of the indigenous Assamese silk industry.

Varanasi weavers get a ‘designer’ push

A meeting between designers and local weavers, including master weavers and manufacturers, was held at a hotel in Varanasi.

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22-yr-old Bano Fatima helps weavers,wins global award

To develop her own technical and communication skills in order to help this community,Fatima did the HP LIFE training.

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