Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / 'Luxury sector must work together with local communities'
'Luxury sector must work together with local communities'
29
Oct '15
Corporates must explore the option of working with local communities not only to generate employment but also to maintain their legacy of craftsmanship and such collaboration and cohabitation will ensure continued development of Indian luxury industry, Union Minister for Minority Affairs Dr Najma Heptulla said at an Assocham event in New Delhi.

“There is a pressing need to synergies traditional knowledge and skills contemporary needs to evolve methodologies that are relevant to modern India. These changes have to be accepted by the artisans also. The craft sector in India has sociological and cultural roots,” Dr Heptulla said while inaugurating a seminar on 3rd India Luxury Summit,' organised by Assocham.

She said the younger generation of artisan has to believe in the tradition and also adapt to emerging opportunities. There is also a need to conceive programmes in craft and design, education, training and outreach, research and documentation and also in advisory and consultancy services.

“Our government is working on providing market linkages- both national and international, providing access to credit and information and encouraging skills upgradation and value addition through avenues like branding, packaging and technology. We are also working on enhancement of business opportunities for artisans,” she said.

To support the preservation of traditional skills and knowledge, and enable their development in the contemporary context, the government has introduced various policies and programmes and interventions for the handloom and handicrafts sectors, aimed at generating sustained and productive employment with decent working conditions for the weaver and artisan population, she said.

Dr. Heptulla also congratulated e-commerce portal shopclues.com for facilitating market linkages of crafts. Under this programme, training will be provided to minority youths organized in the form of self-help groups. She said the credit linkages and support for marketing with forward and backward linkages will also be ensured as part of the government's endeavour to fulfill Prime Minister's vision 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas'. (SH)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: Pexels

Textiles | On 15th Jul 2018

WCO publishes global standards on e-commerce

The World Customs Organization (WCO) has published the Framework of...

Courtesy: M Dohmen

Textiles | On 15th Jul 2018

Archroma takes remaining minority shares in M Dohmen

Archroma, leader in colour and specialty chemicals towards...

Courtesy: Reebok

Fashion | On 15th Jul 2018

Reebok, CFDA join hands to nurture America's fashion

Global fitness and lifestyle brand Reebok has joined hands with the...

Interviews View All

Top executives
Textile industry, India

Such fairs are a must for industry to showcase new innovations

Awen Delaval
Samatoa

'Natural fibres are appreciated for traditional authenticity'

Top executives
Textile industry

Overall, Union budget 2018-19 is very balanced

Hardik Sanghvi

Idealin Fogging Systems has been engaged in designing and manufacturing...

Riddhi Jain

Conceived in Europe and curated in New Delhi, NeceSera is a...

Karan Behal

Karan Behal, founder and chief executive of top-selling brand...

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Steve Cole
Xerium Technologies

Steve Cole of Xerium Technologies discusses the industry. Xerium is the...

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

Kerem Durdag, CEO, Biovation II LLC, provides an insight into future...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Bani Batra

Bani Batra’s couture wedding collection is inspired by traditional Indian...

Sonam & Paras Modi
SVA

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


July 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search