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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. 

As carpet crisis looms in Kashmir, traders point to GST jolt

October 15, 2017 9:15 pm

In the earlier tax regime, handwoven carpets were tax-free. People associated with the industry maintain that keeping carpets in exemption list of GST is the only way to keep this centuries-old craft alive.

WIFW spring-summer 2015 to focus on trade, handloom

October 07, 2014 5:02 pm

From new trends to business opportunities, the 24th edition of Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week (WIFW) spring-summer 2015, will have it all.

J&K weaves plan to save Pashmina; power looms fake

July 13, 2014 11:19 am

Power loom users argue that they have got registration from the industries department for spinning wool.