Handloom linked to culture, needs to be preserved: Designer Ramam

 India's handloom sector is attached to culture, sentiment and emotion, along with the livelihood of thousands of craftsmen, whose work needs to be preserved, says designer Anuradha Ramam.

New handloom act will mean death for handloom industry: Ritu Kumar

 Talk of a change in the Handloom Reservation Act, which has since 1985 protected handloom weaves from being copied by machine-made and powerloom competitors, has got veteran designer Ritu Kumar worried about the plight of millions of India's weavers who are already fighting for their livelihood.

Vidya Balan wants to popularise handloom
Vidya Balan wants to popularise handloom

Actress Vidya Balan, who often flaunts traditional Indian weaves, says she feels strongly for the dying art of handloom in the country and would like to spread awareness about weavers' work.

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Handloom exhibition in Delhi

An array of Indian textiles and a demonstration to show the process behind the making of handlooms, are on display at an exhibition that began here Saturday.

Andhra Pradesh govt to bring policy paper on handloom sector

Andhra Pradesh Government will come out with a policy paper and action plan to improve the condition of handloom sector in the state, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said on Saturday.

Odisha to set up State Museum of Handicrafts & Handloom

The proposed Museum would be built at a cost of Rs 12 crore over 12.68 acres at Gandamunda on the outskirt of the state capital.

Textiles ministry mulls sops for handloom

The Textiles Ministry on Monday said it will hold talks with its commerce counterpart for sops to the labour-intensive handloom and handicraft industries.