fabrics have always been appreciated for its smoothness, natural comfort, and
elegant look. The trance of silk is such that, it has been, is, and will make
an integral part of our life. Intermingled with Indian life and culture, this
fabric serves as the source of livelihood for millions. India is the largest producer of silk, and also the largest consumer of silk in the world. The
artistic nature of the weavers motivate them to go in for variety of silk
fabrics, and their mastery lies in creating floral designs, novel patterns, and
irresistible fabrics are mostly produced by the rural poor, and are consumed by
the urban rich. Thus silk fabrics serve a social cause of helping the poor. It
is obvious that silk remains as the queen of textiles, retaining its glory for
all times. But care has to be taken to distinguish the natural fabric from
cheap imitations. Of late there are unscrupulous manufacturers and traders who
use cheaper substitutes. The end users are deprived of the real value of silk
despite paying the money. Silk mark helps to identify pure silk. It enables the
consumers to identify genuine, pure and natural silk products, thus
facilitating for a hassle-free shipping experience.
Mark - the origin:
Mark is a Society which assures quality for the silk made under their tags.
Backed by the Central Silk Board, the society efficiently serves as an apex
body for the development of silk and silk industry in India. Following a long deliberation with the Ministry of Textiles, and the Government of
India, the Central Silk Board has introduced the 'Silk Mark Scheme'. It was
launched in Bangalore by the Honorable Minister of Textiles on June 17th,
2004, in the presence of silk luminaries and industry leaders.
is Silk Mark?
Mark provides a quality assurance label on the silk products which indicates that
the product is made only from pure silk. Thus it protects the interests of the
end users of silk products, also benefiting the stake holders. This is a
generic promotion scheme for silk. Only an authorized user of Silk Mark can use
the label on their products. Giving an assurance of pure silk, the label
protects and promotes silk.