Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Foreign students endeavor to assist chikan & zardozi artisans
Foreign students endeavor to assist chikan & zardozi artisans
03
Sep '10
Three foreign students, Maria Tikhomirova, Bijin Zhao and Danting Huang who are doing their internship in Lacknow, are promoting Handicraft Artisans Tarry (HAT) concept in Lucknow, with an objective to assist chikan and zardozi artisans.

These students are doing internship in AIESEC's 'Vikas' project, in association with Karam Foundation and Sarvajanik Shikshonnayan Sansthan. Maria who is from Russia and studying economics and law said that the HAT is a good concept to salvage world-renowned craft of Lucknow and to motivate the artisans.

Such a concept offers opportunities to the artists to sell their products directly to the buyers and fetch more money. Also, it increases customer satisfaction, she added. It is based on Delhi Haat concept and ex-Prime Minister Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee's baby 'Lucknow Haat'. Marketing student Bijin Zhao from China said that, this concept allows customers to interact directly with artisans, choose showcased products and place order.

So, the profit directly goes to the artisans. Therefore, the margins to the middleman at various levels would be reduced offering a win-win position to both, customers and artisans. The HAT coordinator Mr. Shekhar Srivastava stated that they are expecting the government to offer help, but are not totally depending on them.

This concept may interest private companies under their corporate social responsibilities (CSR) schemes as it will prove helpful for both artisans and customers, by offering a fillip to such a heritage craft, he added.

Talking about the deprived situation of zardozi artisans, international trade student Danting Huang from China said that these artists work 14 hours a day involving around 4 members of a family and complete a piece of work in five days. But, their overall family earning is just Rs 4,500. While, the income of chikan artisans is even less, which is just Rs 2,500.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

Courtesy: American Silk Mills

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Sutlej Textiles adds American Silk Mills to its portfolio

Sutlej Textiles and Industries Ltd (STIL) has announced the...

Arvind Limited executive directors Punit Lalbhai (left) and Kulin Lalbhai explaining the project to Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. Courtesy: Arvind Ltd

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2017

Arvind to set up mega apparel facility in Gujarat

Arvind Limited, one of India’s largest textile to retail...

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2017

Cotton stocks accumulating everywhere outside of China

Global cotton stocks outside of China are expected to rise by nearly...

Interviews View All

Sanjay Yagnik
Maa Tex Speciality

‘We suggest reducing dosage of sizing chemicals to reduce sludge...

Jim Desai
Blaiva Fabricaa

Fashion industry likely to remain labour-intensive in coming years

Headhonchos
Indian fashion industry

Organic the first choice of any environment-conscious person

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Harmeet Singh

New Delhi-based Jogindra Industries Private Limited provides an assortment ...

Rikesh Mistry

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

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Eric Scholler
Groz-Beckert

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

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

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

Robert Brunner
Devereux

Golfwear and menswear brand Devereux is set for greener pastures. Robert...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

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

October 2017

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
77.6%
No
13.4%
Skip
9.0%

Total Votes: 67

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
61.2%
No
28.4%
Skip
10.4%

Total Votes: 67

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
85.1%
No
10.4%
Skip
4.5%

Total Votes: 67

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
74.6%
No
11.9%
Skip
13.4%

Total Votes: 67


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