Style  /  Published 18.02.21

Timeless appeal

Fashion today is about experimenting with many textiles. But to work out a contemporary aesthetic within the boundaries of traditional weaves is challenging. ...
By The Telegraph

Style  /  Published 25.01.21

Digital rendezvous to revive handloom and embroidery

Like most other sectors, the Bengal fashion industry, especially the handloom industry hit a roadblock due to the pandemic. The key to its revival became the devising of revisionary approaches to ever...
By Hia Datta (t2 intern)

Calcutta  /  Published 01.01.21

Tanter Haat on at Central Park

The annual handloom fair — Banglar Tanter Haat — is back at the Central Park Fairgrounds till January 5, 1pm to 9pm. The fair was inaugurated on Christmas by Swapan Debnath, minister of s...
By A Staff Reporter in Salt Lake

Style  /  Published 24.12.20

Inspired from rich Assamese tea culture

The Silk Concept comes from Assam. The brand looks at the revival, preservation and promotion of silk handloom weavers in the state. Ishita Das, founder and creative designer of the brand, says silk w...
By The Telegraph

Books  /  Published 24.11.20

A love affair with Assam silk

Sampa Das has been a champion of all things handwoven throughout her life and, for nearly three decades, her love affair with Assam silks has been a whirlwind one. A romance that has grown on her and ...
By Saionee Chakraborty


Style  /  Published 04.11.20


Folk from Calcutta is a brand with a point of view. As a socially conscious enterprise,  it believes fast-fashion is wasteful and destructive, and is in favour of eco-friendly and sustainable pat...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 04.11.20

Plan to push Odisha’s handloom products

The Odisha government has tied up with the Flipkart, Amazon and GoCoop to sell the state’s handloom, handicraft and textile products to customers across the country and abroad. It is also planni...
By Subhashish Mohanty in Bhubaneswar

West Bengal  /  Published 18.10.20

Give us this year our daily bread

Bablu, 88, lives in Dhaniakhali, a weavers’ town in West Bengal’s Hooghly district. In his considerably long life he has seen many things, but nothing has prepared him for this virus onsla...
By Anasuya Basu

Style  /  Published 21.09.20

CIMA Art in Life: take the plunge

Art to artefacts, apparel to accessories, CIMA Gallery’s annual lifestyle exhibition -- Art in Life -- is a treasure trove for all those in love with the finer things in life. The month-long exh...
By Chandreyee Chatterjee

Style  /  Published 10.09.20

Ode in khadi to Raja Ravi Varma

Just like his immersive fashion shows testify, Gaurang Shah’s love for Indian handlooms, art and textiles runs deep to the bone, which he has showcased through collection after collection. Shah&...
By Anannya Sarkar


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