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Thursday, August 11, 2022



Warp 'n Weft, WWF India launch 'Chakradhara' collection to celebrate National Handloom Day

August 07, 2022 12:54 pm

Supported by the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI), the project spells out love for tigers and the conservation efforts to support the thriving population of the majestic animal

National Handloom Day 2022: How self-help groups sustain Indian handicrafts and handlooms

August 08, 2022 8:49 am

This year the handloom celebratory week coincides with the government's 'Har Ghar Tiranga' campaign, an initiative under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav encouraging people to hoist flags at their homes and contribute to nation-building in the 75th year of Independence

National Handloom Day 2021: Plan a trip to these places for the finest weaves

August 07, 2021 9:57 am

From Madhya Pradesh’s Maheshwari handloom to Karnataka’s Ilkal fabric, these places should definitely be on your bucketlist

Why was the All India Handloom Board dissolved?

September 05, 2020 12:43 pm

Government says the focus is now on creating links between stakeholders and allowing field officers to reach out to weavers

What does the dissolution of the All India Handloom Board mean for the industry?

August 08, 2020 5:31 pm

A recent order from the Ministry of Textiles has thrown up questions of its validity and the road ahead for handloom weavers

From Aatmanirbharta to Make in India: Strengthening India's handloom sector

August 07, 2020 3:50 pm

National Handloom Day 2020: India’s soft power has long been endorsed by the handloom and handicraft space, in addition to other symbols of cultural power in the field of arts and crafts

With no sales, the crafts sector, one of the biggest source of employment in rural India, is hit hard

April 25, 2020 10:53 am

Just like migrant workers, artisans are also daily workers, and since all markets are shut, they can neither buy raw material, nor sell finished goods. They don’t even have a safety net like provident fund,” says Delhi-based craft revivalist Laila Tyabji of Dastkar.

#HandloomEveryday: 'Handmade textiles are the greatest form of luxury'

August 08, 2019 5:10 pm

The panellists included the doyen of the style world, Ritu Kumar, sari historian Rta Kapur Chishti, designers David Abraham and Madhu Jain and master-printer Ramkishore Chippa Derawala, who discussed the topic ‘Can our Handloom Heritage of the Past by a Springboard to the Future?’

A Human Touch

March 16, 2019 10:52 am

With sustainability as its prime focus, The Handmade Collective is offering everything that is organic and recyclable.

Fashion designer Gaurang Shah on identifying, reviving and sustaining handloom

January 12, 2019 5:03 pm

In an interview to, 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. 


National Handloom Day 2022: The enchanting legacy of weaves from Karnataka's Bagalkot district

August 07, 2022 12:34 pm

“The techniques of cultivating organic cotton, preparatory processes for weaving, the intricacy of weaving styles, use of natural dyes in dyeing fabric and printing techniques are all inspired by culture and region. We want the art form to survive,” said Ramesh, a weaver from a distant town, with a diploma in textile design