IITF: Khadi`s fashion show massy, classy

Audiences cheered and applauded when models dressed in saris, suits and gowns made of khadi cotton, silk, and woollen woven by over 700 master craftsmen from across the country.

Curfew in Sualkuchi relaxed for 12 hrs; judicial inquiry to be ordered

Curfew was relaxed for 12 hours in the silk town of Sualkuchi with the Assam government announcing that it would order an inquiry into Saturday`s violence by weavers and local people.

Curfew relaxed for 3 hours in silk town of Sualkuchi in Assam

The indefinite curfew in the silk town of Sualkuchi in Kamrup (Rural) district will be relaxed for three hours to allow people to buy essential goods even as the Army conducted flag marches.

Discard silk, adopt cotton: Rina Dhaka

Ace fashion designer Rina Dhaka feels it is time that Indian women adopted cotton as the fabric needs attention.

Demand in LS for rollback of reduction of import duty on silk

Amid boycott of Lok Sabha by BJP,
several members demanded rollback of the reduction of import duty on silk even as they welcomed the Government`s
decision to take back service tax imposed on high-end health
facilities.

Silkworms can now produce coloured silk

Researchers in Singapore have succeeded in making silkworms produce coloured silk, a report said.

Scientists unravel secrets of strong spider silk

Spiders spin silk to use in webs and to suspend themselves.