Home / Knowledge / News / Apparel/Garments / Assam's 'gamosa' to bid for GI registration
Assam's 'gamosa' to bid for GI registration
Sep '17
The Assam State Handloom and Textiles Directorate has asked the patent information centre (PIC) of the state-run Assam Science Technology and Environment Council (ASTEC) to initiate steps to get the ‘gamosa’, the state’s traditional multipurpose towel, registered as an item having geographical indication (GI), a form of intellectual property right (IPR).

Gamosa faces a threat because of nefarious trade practices and plagiarising by some textile factories outside Assam. These cheaper gamosas are produced in power looms and have thus been affecting the state’s handloom sector, according to media reports in Assam.

The PIC has been asked to collect all the information and prepare the documents required for the purpose, said Mizanur Rahman, additional director of handloom and textiles in the state.

The directorate wants the GI registration to cover all varieties of gamosas, such as the embroidered phulam; the anakata, the ones woven for some special rituals without effecting any cut, and the tiyoni, used while bathing.

The PIC had secured GI registration for the state’s muga silk in 2006, which was the first item from the NE region to get a registration certificate from the GI Registry of India. It has also been working on securing patents for 68 items, six of which have been granted. (DS)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India

Must ReadView All

Pic: Anton_Ivanov / Shutterstock.com

Retail | On 27th Jan 2022

UK retail sales volumes fall at fastest rate in 11 months in Dec 2021

UK retail sales volumes fell by 3.7 per cent in December 2021, the...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 27th Jan 2022

New train route links China’s Suzhou city to Milan in Italy

A new China-Europe freight train route has been started between...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 27th Jan 2022

UN-WTO report underrates Bangladesh's RMG industry progress: BGMEA

The recent United Nations-World Trade Organisation joint report has...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Fabric selection & recommendation based on client's brief

Gaurav Davda, Jindal Worldwide Ltd

Gaurav Davda
Jindal Worldwide Ltd

Indian MMF sector to become globally competitive

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Good tidings expected for textile industry

Mohammad Ali Khokon,

Mohammad Ali Khokon

<div>The Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) is the national trade ...

Akram Tariq Khan,

Akram Tariq Khan

E-commerce brand YourLibaas meaning "garment or attire" in Udru, was...

T Rajkumar,

T Rajkumar

<div>Confederation of Indian Textile Industry (CITI) being one of the...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Giulio Cesareo, Directa Plus

Giulio Cesareo
Directa Plus

UK-based Directa Plus is one of the largest producers and suppliers...

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung, Tufts University

Sameer Sonkusale & Rachel Owyeung
Tufts University

A team at the Tufts University in Massachusetts was recently in news for...

Ruma Devi, Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

Ruma Devi
Gramin Vikas Evam Chetna Sansthan

<b>Ruma Devi i</b>s a jet-setting promoter of artisans who has empowered...

Carmen Emanuela Popa, Label - Carmen Emanuela Popa

Carmen Emanuela Popa
Label - Carmen Emanuela Popa

<b>Carmen Emanuela Popa,</b> a Romanian fashion designer, is known for her ...

Bav Tailor, Label Bav Tailor

Bav Tailor
Label Bav Tailor

Born in London and Indian by origin, <b>Bav Tailor </b>is the Founder of...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments


Landmark Group
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
Lisa S.P.A.
Amazon China
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Gap International Sourcing Limited
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Tchibo GmbH
Brandix Lanka Limited
Reiter India Private Limited
Sportswear Company Spa
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
Green Fibre
Lululemon Athletica Inc
Gloria Jeans
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
Alison Hayes Romania
IKEA of Sweden AB
Grasim Industries Limited
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Midas Clothing Limited
NITI Aayog
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
LC Waikiki
Eastman Chemical Company
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Restoque S.A.
Gatsby Africa
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Chori Company Limited
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
PVH Corporation
T.T. Limited
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Seasalt Limited
Guess Europe Sagl,
John Varvatos
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Maceton Limited
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
Vardhman Textile Ltd
Chico’ FAS
Tommy Hilfiger
KAS Direct Sourcing
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
Lacoste (Wanchai)
J ;& P Coats
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
Arvind Limited
Benetton Group
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC
Alix Partners
Varner AS Retail
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Sportmaster Ltd.
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
Calvin Klein
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
G-Star Raw C.V.
Target Corporation (MN)
Truetzschler India Private Limited
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited

January 2022

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

Advanced Search