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TexMin clears 51 handloom projects in Chhattisgarh
The Indian Textiles Ministry has received 56 proposals during the last three to four years from Chhattisgarh Government under the National Handloom Development Programme (NHDP) out of which 51 were approved with a projected cost of Rs 17 million.
Glory of khadi in 100 years
The clothes reflect the personality of individuals and can be used as a marker of a group, community, family, region and even country. Khadi is one such cloth that had played a key role in the freedom struggle of India and thus has been referred to as the ‘fabric of Indian independence’, narrate Shruti Gupta, Deepali Rastogi and Ritu Mathur.
Clothing is among the basic amenities required by the 1.2105 billion strong, and growing, population of India. The Indian textile industry, which caters to this need, has an estimated market size of $108 billion. There are two broad segments within the industry, namely the traditional hand-woven and hand-spun textile segments, and the modernised mill segment (Nair & Dhanuraj, 2016).
KVIC seeks Rs 525 cr damages from Fab India
The Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC) has sent a legal notice to Fab India, a chain of ethnic wear retail outlets, demanding a whopping Rs 525 crore in damages for “illegally” using its trademark “charkha” and selling apparels with the ‘khadi’ tag.
Maharashtra’s MSKVIB rebrands khadi as MahaKhadi
The Maharashtra State Khadi and Village Industries Board (MSKVIB) has rebranded khadi as ‘MahaKhadi’ to make the specific handloom industry a peoples’ movement once again and encourage the sector through new marketing tactics.
Future of handlooms is bright: A. Arya of Fabriclore
Founded in March 2016, Fabriclore is a Jaipur-based organisation, with a penchant for telling vivid stories through their collaboration with indigenous designers. A brainchild of three friends – Sandeep, Anupam and Vijay, Fabriclore sets out for a tough task to constantly inspire creative people to achieve stand-out boho and fusion designs in both, clothing and home furnishing.
Centre to concentrate on khadi market
The Narendra Modi Government at the Centre is now increasingly looking to promote khadi as an international brand with a special focus on Indian diaspora.
Arvind to buy denim khadi from KVIC
Arvind Ltd plans to buy around one million metres of khadi denim every year from the Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC).