Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Handloom expo begins in Chennai
Handloom expo begins in Chennai
10
Jun '11
A wide range of weaves and textures are on offer at the National Handloom Expo, which began in Chennai. The Expo, which would go on for another twenty days, is being jointly organized by the Weavers' Service Centre (WSC), Chennai and the Development Commissioner for Handlooms, under the Ministry of Textiles, Government of India.

The display includes home furnishings, saris, outer wear, etc sourced from handloom cooperatives and clusters all over India. There are more than 130 stalls at the Expo including those from the Northeast and the National Jute Board. However, the main focus of the Expo is on cotton with some silk and silk cotton varieties.

Home furnishings on display include curtains, bath towels, cushion and pillow covers, bed sheets, table and kitchen linen, rugs and dhurries. Products woven from organic cotton are also available at the stalls.

The North Eastern Handicrafts and Handlooms Development Corporation Ltd. (NEHHDC) has showcased the cotton and silk textiles of the Northeastern States at its stall.

A highlight of the Expo is the 'new age' fabric made using regenerated yarn from bamboo. The anti-bacterial fabric feels like silk, and looks like cotton. Due to its extra softness, the fabric is especially suited for children and the sensitively skinned. It has been the result of a special project undertaken by the WSC.

The Expo would not be a disappointment for teens and college goers as there is a vast range that includes salwar suits, stoles, dupattas, and kurtis – all in a wide range of colours.

For women who wear saris, the choice is immense. Kantha, Benaras, Bomkoi, Maheshwari,
Mangalagiri, Jamdani, Kota Doria, Pochampally, Tanchoi, Chanderi, and many more are on display. Phulkari from Jaipur and the light-as-air 350-khat variety from Rajasthan also vie for attention.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

UK textile & apparel exports up 7.05% in 2016: UKFT

The exports of apparel and textiles from the UK have increased by...

Textiles | On 20th Feb 2017

Himatsingka Seide incorporates subsidiary in Europe

Himatsingka Seide Ltd, one of the largest producers of home textiles...

Courtesy: Green Initiatives

Apparel/Garments | On 20th Feb 2017

Green Initiatives launches Re:Form to end textile waste

Green Initiatives, a non-government institution, has launched...

Interviews View All

Rahul Bhadani
Looksgud

Navigating through catalogues is a bit hasslesome

Mandeep Nagi
Shades of India

Women value something that is unique and has a flavour of India

Akash Khetan
Narayan Tex Fab

I find it hard to find professionals in Surat

Kai Poehler
Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG

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

Mohammad Hassan
Biax Fiberfilm

About one in every 20 patients picks up an infection while hospitalised....

Kerem Durdag
Biovation II LLC

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

Tony Ward
Tony Ward

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

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer Prathyusha Garimella is known for blending...

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
February 2017

February 2017

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

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


eNEWS
Insights
Subscribe today and get the latest News update in your mail box.
Advanced Search