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All the way from Silk route

All the way from Silk route
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Inaugurated on Wednesday the event was preceded by a ‘Designers’ Meet’ aimed at sharing various diversified products developed by the research institutes of Central Silk Board with the designers and to showcase their value.

It is perceived that these designers can now promote the products in national and international market which in turn can provide better value addition to the stake holders. The participating designers were provided all necessary information which can be adopted with an assurance of necessary facilitation by Central Silk Board and Silk Mark Organisation. Various eminent and upcoming designers including Satya Paul, Abraham and Thakore, Neeta Lulla, Vaishali, Ankita Singh, amongst many others participated in the Meet. ‘Indian silk is primarily consumed in the countries of European Economic Unions, United States of America, Middle East and Japan. The Indian silk has created a niche market worldwide and is extremely famous for its beauty and elegance,’ said K. Sukumar Menon, CEO, Silk Mark Organisation.

The Indian silk world over is known for its drape fall finish and luster and has created a niche in international markets. The Indian silk clusters are unique in terms of its skill employment, craftsmanship, intricate designs, weaving techniques, technologies deployed and process adopted. In order to develop a range of new products Central Silk Board has taken up various initiatives through its research institutes in collaboration with other research institutes like NIFT, Army Institute of Fashion and Design, and others. The eri silk which is used primarily in Assam by the tribals to produce chadders and mekhla has now been converted into high end mens wear like eri knitted garments, denims, blends. Similarly Muga silk which is primarily produced in Assam only for local consumption  has now been converted into a range of existing products like bridal wear and dress materials. The tasar silk which is mainly produced in Central India has now been converted into high end men’s wear and products with rich designs for women. The launch of designer silk collection is to encourage the designers and new entrepreneurs to take up this new commercial venture for the benefit of primary producers.
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