Indian fabrics have more than 4000 years of history .

Indian chamber of commerce organized the ‘ICC Conference on Textiles & Apparel’ recently in Kolkata. The conference highlighted various effort made by different stake holders to revive traditional heritage fabrics made in traditional methods from various regions of West Bengal & other  states.  The conference was followed by ‘Designer Round Table Conference’ and ‘ICC Apparel Awards’. The round table conference was attended by eminent designers who were particularly working with the Indian heritage fabrics and weaving and stitching techniques, and have brought them to the International dais. Personalities such as Abhishek Dutta, Fashion Designer; Bappaditya Biswas, Founder, Byloom; Rachit Agarwal, Co-Founder, Simaaya & Sasya Group; Chaitali Das, Social Entrepreneur and Managing Trustee, Rakshak Foundation; Agnimitra Paul, Fashion Designer; Shamlu Dudeja, Fashion Designer; and Sharbari Dutta, Fashion Designer deliberated on how the Indian fabrics and hand looms are being used so far, and what are the ways forward for their optimal utilisation and sustainability. The winners in the ‘Best Men’s Clothing Brand’ was Turtle Limited, ‘Best Women’s Clothing Brand’ was Prapti Fashions, ‘Best Children’s Brand’ was Zero Clothing Co., and ‘Best Innerwear brand’ was Macho. To revive jute industry  , jute mixed  cotton fabrics wears were on display.  Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, was the Chief Guest of the session,West Bengal has immense potential in the apparels sector, he said .     

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