Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / COKUSS intends to take Bengal crafts to foreign markets
COKUSS intends to take Bengal crafts to foreign markets
10
Aug '09
An exclusive two-day buyer-seller meet-cum-exhibition named 'Kolkata Fashion File- 2009' would prove to be a way for Bengal handicraft & embroidery works and Bengal craftsmanship to penetrate the international market, since the, Council of Kolkata Unstitched Salwar Suits (COKUSS) plans to promote this art and artwork globally, through this fair.

The meet-cum-exhibition, this year will exhibit embroidery works of Bengal, and is expected to be attended by more than 500 domestic and foreign buyers. This year, the council expects to generate business of Rs. 100 crore. To trigger export opportunities and to showcase the ethnic works of West Bengal is the objective of the Council.

The council also plans to train more than 100,000 unskilled workers in Bengal this year in order to promote ethnic art in the state, informed Mr. Kesri Rania, COKUSS President, while speaking at a press conference. About 2 lakh individuals mainly from Howrah, Midnapore, Barasat and Ranaghat, the traditional textile hubs in Bengal received training from COKUSS last year.

COKUSS consists of about 69 unstitched salwar suit houses and wholesalers in Bengal who are domestic and international sellers. Mumbai, Delhi and Chandigarh are the major domestic markets for COKUSS. Kolkata embroidery also has vast demand in foreign markets such as Indonesia, Spain, Switzerland and Italy.

While its exports to European countries have begun from this year, Kolkata handicrafts and embroidery works such as Katha Stitch, Kalamkari, Jardoji has generated huge demand in the European market.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Apr 2017

Continue existing Duty Drawback, ROSL scheme post GST: TEA

Tiruppur Exporters' Association (TEA) has made requisitions to...

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Apr 2017

Deckers Brands starts review of strategic alternatives

Deckers Brands, a global leader in designing, marketing and...

Courtesy: Adidas

Apparel/Garments | On 28th Apr 2017

Adidas, Siemens initiate joint research programme

Adidas and Siemens are initiating a joint research programme for...

Interviews View All

Mohammad Mamun Ar Rashid
UL VS Bangladesh Ltd

Productivity, creativity and innovation play a vital role in the growth of ...

Spokesperson
Hugo Boss

'Hugo Boss works with carefully selected sourcing partners'

Krishnanand Tripathi
Textrade International Ltd

We believe in vocational education for entry-level employees, offering...

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

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

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Mike Hoffman
Gildan Activewear SRL

Gildan Activewear, a manufacturer and marketer of branded clothing and...

Madhu Jain
Madhu Jain

She grew up in the walled city of Old Delhi, completed her studies, and...

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

news category


Related Categories:
April 2017

April 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


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



X