Global Apparel Market – An Overview | Watch NOW! | Ad
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Need for IP protection for handloom weavers: Irani
Need for IP protection for handloom weavers: Irani
15
Dec '16
There’s a need to introduce intellectual property (IP) protection for handloom weavers of India, opined Union textiles minister Smriti Irani at a handloom conference recently held in New Delhi. She also said that handloom is the country’s legacy and its potential needs to be positioned and acknowledged not only domestically, but also globally.

At the Creating Handloom 2.0 conference ‘Realising the potential of the Indian Handloom Industry’ organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Irani emphasised that every weaver has their unique designs and craftsmanship which needs to be protected and acknowledged. It is important to ensure a framework where intellectual protection rights can be introduced and ensured for handloom weavers.

“Handloom is not an area of select few. When the industry comes together with the weaver, an expeditious journey can take place,” said Irani.

She cited the example of domestic retail brand Biba that procured 2 lakh metres of handloom cloth in August and introduced two new collections in November. She also emphasised in the need for product development in the sector and informed that under ‘India handloom brand’ launched by the Prime Minister, 60 natural dyes and chemical free dyes have been registered so far.

In his keynote address at the conference, Alok Kumar, development commissioner – handlooms, ministry of textiles, “With structured interventions in skills, technology, design and innovation, branding and marketing, the sector has potential to scale up to a market size of about Rs 4 lakh crore from estimated size of 1 lakh crore at present in next 6-7 years. This would further help in releasing a 5-7 times higher wages to the artisans. With proper branding and publicity of the sector the exports can be scaled up at least 4 to 5 times in next 5 years.”

“Taking Indian handlooms global would require a demonetisation kind of steps for the handloom sector. Exploring endless possibilities of product innovation along with steps towards enhancing the quality and standards and effective branding of the handloom sector will be essential for taking handlooms global,” said Jaya Jaitly , founder and president, Dastkari Haat Samiti.

“India is a ‘treasure trove ‘of design and innovation for fashion industry offering a gamut of unique varieties in jewels, textiles, handlooms and dyes for the industry. I started doing fashion designing 25 years ago, my first collection was in khadi. Khadi is a national fabric,” said Ritu Beri, advisor, Khadi and Village Industries Commission.

“Time for building brand India is now and this will require all the levers is skills, product development, technology, and marketing to take Indian handlooms to global level,” said Gautam Nair, co chairman – CII national committee on apparel & managing director of Matrix Clothing. (KD)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

UK retailers may face extra £190 mn in business rates

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2018

UK retailers may face extra £190 mn in business rates

Retailers in the UK are likely to face an extra £190 million on their ...

Courtesy: EFI

Textiles | On 21st Sep 2018

Digital textile printing expected to grow at 20% CAGR

Digital textile printing is at this time about 3-4 per cent of all...

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Apparel/Garments | On 21st Sep 2018

Bangladesh demands better prices for garment items from US

Bangladesh sought better prices for its exports, especially garments, ...

Interviews View All

Viral Desai, Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Viral Desai
Zenitex Mill Pvt Ltd

Full of green energy

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli, Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

Giovanni Pizzamiglio, Paolo Crespi & Riccardo Robustelli
Epson, For.Tex & F.lli Robustelli

‘The percentage share of printing in the global textile market is pretty...

Ghanshyam Ghoghari, Kimora Fashion

Ghanshyam Ghoghari
Kimora Fashion

Bridalwear is not about reds and whites anymore

Vikas Banduke,

Vikas Banduke

Softech Controls Private Limited (SCPL) is a part of the Cotmac Group, an...

Franco Ravazzi,

Franco Ravazzi

Italy-based Tessimenti E Orditi Tinti (T.O.T SRL) specialises in stocking...

Suresh P Bagrecha,

Suresh P Bagrecha

Komal Texfab, founded in 1981, is into manufacturing of knitted fabrics,...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Silke Brand-Kirsch, Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch
Schlegel und Partner

Silke Brand-Kirsch, executive partner of Schlegel und Partner, a leading...

Robert Erichsen, Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Robert Erichsen
Statex Produktions & Vertriebs GmbH

Statex Produktions & Vertriebs Gmbh, founded in 1978 and headquartered ...

Yash P. Kotak, Bombay Hemp Company

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Chandani Sahi, By Chandani

Chandani Sahi
By Chandani

By Chandani is a womenswear prêt couture brand with fusion silhouettes by...

Igor Chapurin, Chapurin

Igor Chapurin
Chapurin

"Now we can see the Russian trend in international fashion. And Russian...

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

Leave your Comments


September 2018

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

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search