indian textiles

Anuradha Raman launches stoles, target everyone (With Images)


September 5th, 2012 - 2:12 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Designer Anuradha Raman, known for giving Indian handlooms a contemporary and modern twist, has unveiled her first collection of silk and cotton stoles for the ... Read more...

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Krishna displays handcrafted embroidery, French knots at LFW


August 6th, 2012 - 12:45 am ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 5 (IANS) Designer Krishna Mehta displayed her ethnic Indian creations at the Lakme Fashion Week 2012's third day, celebrated as the Indian Textile Day.Krishna's collection featured a wide ... Read more...

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‘Government must use designers to create cultural identity’


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Indian fashion design fraternity needs "complete support" from the government so that they can help in creating more employment opportunities as well as in ... Read more...

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LFW Winter-Festive puts spotlight on new talents, Indian weaves (Curtain-raiser )


August 1st, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 1 (IANS) It will be a celebration of Indian weaves, crafts and young talent. The Lakme Fashion Week Winter-Festive 2012, which kickstarts here Friday, will present collections ... Read more...

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86 designers to showcase at LFW Winter fest


July 11th, 2012 - 3:13 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) In its 13th year, Lakme Fashion Week has lined up 86 designers, including veterans Pallavi Jaikishan and Ritu Beri, from across the country.From big names such ... Read more...

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Lakme Fashion Week to pay tribute to Indian textiles


February 29th, 2012 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 29 (IANS) The Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) summer/resort beginning Friday will be a tribute to Indian textiles. It will dedicate a full day to Indian craftsmanship and textiles."As ... Read more...

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A designer reinvents Indian textile heritage, craftsmanship


February 19th, 2012 - 10:40 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) At a time when many are mourning the demise of Indian craftsmanship, well-known designer Anupama Dayal is focussing on employment for master weavers and promoting ... Read more...

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Madhu Jain turns writer, set to launch book on Jammu and Kashmir


February 17th, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Handloom revivalist and designer Madhu Jain, who has been trying to resuscitate craftsmanship for the last 25 years, has turned writer. She is set to ... Read more...

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Celebrities grab limelight, designers sidelined: Rohit Bal


February 7th, 2012 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Feb 7 (IANS) Designer Rohit Bal, who will showcase his collection at the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week Summer-Resort 2012, rues that the hard work of designers gets ... Read more...

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Slowdown in textile a concern: Minister


December 12th, 2011 - 1:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The slowdown in the textile sector is a matter of concern, union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma told parliament Monday. "There is a slowdown in ... Read more...

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Over 60 Indian firms to showcase products at Australian trade fair


November 15th, 2011 - 4:59 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 15 (IANS) Over 60 Indian companies and artisans will showcase their unique products at an international trade fair here -- Australian International Sourcing Fair -- from Nov 22-24.The ... Read more...

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Textile Minister Dayanidhi Maran lauds Karunanidhi during poll campaign


April 9th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Coimbatore, Apr 9 (ANI): Indian Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran claimed during the poll campaign here that Chief Minister of the state M Karunanidhi has worked for the people of Tamil Nadu during ... Read more...

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Indian Designer Suneet Varma Designs 55 Metre Long Sari In 10 Weeks!


December 9th, 2010 - 5:14 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Suneet Varma has created this wonder in just 10 weeks. He took the help of 55 artisans and 8 designers to prepare the 55 metres long and 45 inch wide sari ... Read more...

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Obamas’ India experience to be showcased at Maximum India fest


November 15th, 2010 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Maximum India - a festival of India - will be held in Washington in March next year, showcasing Indian textiles, dance, music and cuisine to allow ... Read more...

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Bedspreads, Ganeshas, toys…Michelle can’t stop buying at crafts museum (Lead)


November 8th, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Indian textiles and handicrafts charmed their way into Michelle Obama's shopping bag Monday as the US first lady almost ran out of money, picking up bedspreads, ... Read more...

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India to help Kenya revive its textile sector


October 14th, 2010 - 8:58 pm ICT by IANS
Nairobi, Oct 14 (IANS) India has offered technical assistance to Kenya in reviving its textile sector, which employs nearly one-third of the East African country's industrial workforce."India offered to collaborate in ... Read more...

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Suneet Varma enters Limca book with longest sari (With Images)


September 3rd, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 3 (IANS) Suneet Varma has done it - he has entered Limca Book of Records by creating the world's longest embroidered sari which is all of 55 metres. ... Read more...

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Sabyasachi’s collection an ode to India’s textile heritage


July 21st, 2010 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, known for his love for Indian textiles and heritage, showcased yet another textile-driven collection on the opening day of the Pearls Infrastructure Projects ... Read more...

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Cottons, chiffons to tailor growth of apparel exports


July 16th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee Greater Noida, July 16 (IANS) Indian apparel exporters and manufacturers are falling back on low cost cotton, chiffons and Western-style pret outfits to rev up business in a flagging market.Around ... Read more...

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Ritu Kumar Collection To Be Part Of The ‘India-Spain Fashion Meeting’


June 12th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
June 12, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): What had begun on a small platform has now spanned across continents and is a name to be considered in the world of fashion. Ritu ... Read more...

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Indian textiles to take on China in own turf


October 18th, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhushree Chatterjee New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The nearly $10-billion Indian textile and apparel industry, buoyed by a growth in August after nine months of decline and by increased demand from Europe, ... Read more...

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On show, Cuban artist’s love affair with India (Art feature with images)


July 28th, 2009 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) It's the country's first brush with the works of late Cuban writer-painter Severo Sarduy. An exhibition of paintings, photographs and artefacts here documents his fascination ... Read more...

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Cuba accuses Spain of ‘veiled attack’ through Delhi art show


July 25th, 2009 - 4:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) A month-long exhibition of paintings by eminent Cuban novelist, dramatist and artist Severo Sarduy brought to the capital by the Spanish embassy Saturday has ruffled the Cuban ... Read more...

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Maran inaugurates Indian pavilion at Japan apparel fair


July 22nd, 2009 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, July 22 (IANS) With a view to finding new markets for the textile industry and reducing dependence on the US and the European Union (EU), India has begun promoting itself in ... Read more...

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Dayanidhi Maran’s Japan visit from today


July 20th, 2009 - 11:22 am ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran will begin his visit to Japan from today.Maran is leading the joint trade delegation of textiles sector. The seventeen-member delegation comprises ... Read more...

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Dayanidhi Maran to lead joint trade delegation to Japan


July 16th, 2009 - 4:16 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 16 (ANI): Union Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran will lead the joint trade delegation of textiles sector to Japan on July 20.The seventeen-member delegation comprises the representatives of the ... Read more...

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Promote ‘Made in India’ brand, Maran tells textile sector


June 19th, 2009 - 10:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran wants the sector to develop the "Made in India" brand and diversify into markets beyond the US and the European Union. "The US ... Read more...

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Textile industry to grow at 7-8 percent: Maran (Second Lead)


June 12th, 2009 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The textile industry will regain lost ground to grow at 7-8 percent in the current fiscal, Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran said here Friday. "Industry is quite optimistic ... Read more...

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Liz Hurley finds life in the country ’so sexy’


May 7th, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 7 (ANI): English model Liz Hurley considers life in the country to be sexier than that in urban areas.The wife of Indian textiles heir Arun Nayar, who currently lives ... Read more...

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Indian textile industry showcases its wares in South Africa


March 24th, 2009 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
By Fakir Hassen Johannesburg/Cape Town, March 24 (IANS) Two dozen Indian manufacturers and exporters are showcasing their latest designer collections, fabric and yarn at a trade show as India said it is willing ... Read more...

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Industry asks for fiscal package to boost growth


December 17th, 2008 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 17 (IANS) A leading industry lobby Wednesday asked the government for a bigger fiscal package to revive various sectors of the economy."We have urged the government to create a ... Read more...

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Designer Ritu Kumar honoured with prestigious French award


December 9th, 2008 - 11:58 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 9 (IANS) The French government has honoured veteran designer and revivalist Ritu Kumar with the prestigious Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres award (Knight of the Order ... Read more...

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Cotton farmers asked not to sell crop in haste


October 26th, 2008 - 8:38 pm ICT by IANS
Ahmedabad, Oct 26 (IANS) The central government's biggest achievement has been turning around the Indian textiles industry from sunset to sunrise sector, said Textiles Minister Shankersinh Vaghela here Sunday, and asked farmers ... Read more...

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Indian weaves hold their own in contemporary fashion


October 26th, 2008 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) The West may be writing the rules in contemporary Indian fashion, but the country's weaves, crafts and fabrics continue to hold their own on the high street.Leading ... Read more...

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India to promote its handicrafts in the Gulf in a big way


August 31st, 2008 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, Aug 31 (IANS) India is embarking on a major campaign to promote its handicrafts in the Gulf with demand for these products increasing in the region.At an interactive seminar on 'Brand ... Read more...

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