Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Make handloom tradition centrepiece of fashion: PM Modi
Make handloom tradition centrepiece of fashion: PM Modi
07
Aug '15
Modi launching the India Handloom logo/Courtesy: PIB
Modi launching the India Handloom logo/Courtesy: PIB
There is a need to re-orient fashion and design education in India, and make the country’s handloom tradition the centrepiece of fashion for India and the world, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.
 
The handloom sector has inherent strengths that need to be marketed, and the scope of online sale of handloom products needs to be enlarged, Modi said at the University of Madras in Chennai during the launch of the National Handloom Day.
 
At the event, Modi, accompanied by textiles minister Santosh Kumar Gangwar, unveiled the logo of the Indian Handloom mark/brand. He presented the Indian Handloom mark to three recipients—the Tangail saree, the Tanchoi saree and the Salem silk dhotis.
 
Urging people to increase the use of handlooms in their daily lives, Modi said handlooms constitute only 15 per cent of the clothes people use as of today. If this use be increased by five per cent, then the handloom sector will grow by 33 per cent.
 
To boost the growth of handloom sector, he said there is a need to popularise handlooms among the youth. He suggested that at least ten films should be produced in a year, where only handlooms are used.
 
Modi also conferred the Sant Kabir awards and National awards for 2012, 2013 and 2014 to handloom personalities.
 
August 7 was chosen as the date to commemorate the National Handloom Day as it was on this date in 1905 that the Swadeshi movement was launched.
 
“Observance of National Handloom Day would generate awareness about the importance of handloom industry as a part of our rich heritage and culture, promote handloom products and lead to increase in income of weavers as well as enhance their confidence and pride,” said an official statement.
 
Over 43 lakh people are engaged in handloom weaving and allied activities in India as per the last handloom census. This industry is a source of livelihood to large section of rural population particularly women, and below poverty line (BPL) families.
 
It is estimated that nearly 95 per cent of the total global handwoven fabric is produced in India. (RKS)
 
Click here to read a related article.
 

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Bangladesh panel to revise minimum wage for garment workers

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2018

Bangladesh panel to revise minimum wage for garment workers

The Bangladesh labour and employment ministry recently formed a panel ...

Bruckner to supply dry finishing lines for textile project

Textiles | On 16th Jan 2018

Bruckner to supply dry finishing lines for textile project

Bruckner, a producer of high-tech lines for the dry finishing of...

Courtesy: Carrefour

Apparel/Garments | On 16th Jan 2018

Carrefour signs strategic agreement with Showroomprive

Carrefour, the second largest retail chain in the world, has...

Interviews View All

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Kamlesh Vaghela
RK Textiles

Very few machinery manufacturers have R&D units

Angelina Francesca Cheang
MY ANJE

'Consumers in the age-group 21 to 38 are driving the activewear trend'

Urmil Arya

Sushila International, a well established textile organisation established ...

Rikesh Mistry

Jupiter Comtex Pvt Ltd, established in 1973, started its textile machinery ...

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Kevin Nelson
TissueGen

Kevin Nelson, Chief Scientific Officer, TissueGen discusses the growing...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

The glass mat industry is growing by five to eight per cent annually. Kai...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

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

Anisha Chaudhari
Threads & Shirts

Threads &amp; Shirts is a freshly-tailored concept providing men/women a...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

"You have to truly understand what your client wants, know her needs, what ...

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

January 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.8%
No
13.5%
Skip
17.7%

Total Votes: 96

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
63.5%
No
29.2%
Skip
7.3%

Total Votes: 96

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
87.5%
No
9.4%
Skip
3.1%

Total Votes: 96

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
82.3%
No
8.3%
Skip
9.4%

Total Votes: 96


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search