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The Charms of Kota Doria Silk

A lightweight, airy fabric that is woven in small squares, the traditional Kota Doria fabric is getting a digital makeover and a global audience. Anjali Agrawal has turned her passion and love for the traditional Kota Doria fabric, into a company that has a turnover of Rs. 4 crores. In the process she has not… Read More The Charms of Kota Doria Silk

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Crystal Gazing – Apparel Trends 2021

The apparel trends of the year 2021 against the backdrop of the pandemic will be about sustainability and comfort. As the curtains fall on the most challenging years, 2020, it is time to look ahead to 2021 and speak to experts in the apparel industry to take us through the trends to look forward to… Read More Crystal Gazing – Apparel Trends 2021

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Dungarees

An apparel trend that has been around several hundreds of years, dungarees are making a steady comeback into functional wardrobes. Dungarees are all about comfort wear that is practical, casual and yet stylish. With pockets and an easy, free flowing kind of design, dungarees can add a cool look to your persona, anytime and is… Read More Dungarees

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Pantone 2021 in your wardrobe

The dual Pantone shades Ultimate Gray and Illuminating Yellow are making their way into apparel even as they give a classic spin to your wardrobe. The dynamic Pantone colours for 2021 can be used in any season and styled in many ways. Since they both complement each other beautifully they could even be mixed or… Read More Pantone 2021 in your wardrobe

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Vegan Wear

Plant fibre based apparel is not just about making a statement but also a unique twist to making green clothing a reality. Cotton, Aloe Vera, Bamboo, Eucalyptus, Banana, Orange. If you are wondering what these plant names are doing here, well, it is fibres from these plants that are being made into apparel. Yes, you… Read More Vegan Wear

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Anti Viral Clothing

As the pandemic rages on, anti-bacterial and anti-viral clothing make a strong comeback to wardrobes. Antimicrobial technologies have progressed very rapidly this year. Earlier the coatings were able to eliminate microbes such as viruses and bacteria in hours. Now new coatings are being developed with no cytotoxicity that can be washed over 50 times and… Read More Anti Viral Clothing

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Weaverstory

Weaverstory is a luxury authentic Indian handloom store that uses khadi, linen, cotton, georgette, silks and blended yarns to create exquisite pieces of clothing. Co-founded by Nishant Malhotra on National Handloom day on 8th August 2015, Weaverstory was started to promote and preserve the dying art of Indian handlooms. The brand works on Tanchoi, Kadhwa,… Read More Weaverstory

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Maheshwar Weaves

The hand loom weavers of Maheshwar are working tirelessly to keep the town’s tradition of weaves alive and kicking. Ask a sari lover about Maheshwari saris and you are likely to get an affirmative nod for the famed silk cotton sari that is airy and light as well as colourful with intricate designs. Originating in… Read More Maheshwar Weaves

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Narratives Towards Sustainable Futures

A recent discussion at Fashion Colloquia, Jaipur threw light on textile heritage, indigenous crafts and methodologies that hold the potential to stir new perspectives into the world of fashion. The Fashion Colloquia series started with four institutions connected by their residence and involvement in the four big ‘Fashion weeks’ across the globe. Fashion Colloquia 2020… Read More Narratives Towards Sustainable Futures

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Chhapa: Making a Mark

Chhapa is a brand that works with artisans and uses hand block printing techniques to give a contemporary spin to tradition. The apparel industry may have the dubious distinction of being the second highest polluter but there are conscientious brands that want to change this. And Chhapa is doing this one block at a time.… Read More Chhapa: Making a Mark