India Handmade Collective to host an exhibition of naturally dyed khadi and handlooms in Hyderabad

A model showcases a sari by Blue Lotus

A mannequin showcases a sari by Blue Lotus
| Photograph Credit score: Particular Association

Handwoven and handspun khadi clothes in addition to naturally dyed materials might be within the highlight at an exhibition in Hyderabad, from August 10 to 12. Hosted by the India Handmade Collective (IHMC) as a part of its S.A.L.T Tales (Maintain Alternate Dwell and Remodel) initiative, for the second consecutive yr, the exhibition held in affiliation with the Crafts Council of Telangana can even conduct a hands-on workshop on pure dyes and display screen documentaries on moral, gradual trend.

The IHMC was based in November 2020 to assist the livelihoods of handspinners and weavers affected by the lockdown. It grew right into a motion that supported the usage of pure dyes and moral, sustainable clothes. S.A.L.T emerged as an initiative by way of which the IHMC gave a platform for artisans to promote their completed merchandise on-line ( in addition to conduct bodily exhibitions in several cities put up lockdowns. The artisans get to exhibit their collections and work together with clients instantly in these exhibitions.

What to anticipate

Exhibition: Handwoven and handspun naturally dyed clothes, saris, yardage and equipment. From August 10 to 12; 10 a.m. to eight p.m. at CCT Areas, Highway no..12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Fingers-on pure dye workshop: August 10; 2.30 to 4.30 p.m. Register on 7305127412 through Whatsapp. 

Film screening: The True Value. August 11; 3 to 4.30 p.m.

Film screening: Slowing Down Quick Vogue. August 12; 3 to 4.30 p.m.

A model showcases a handloom ensemble by Nature Alley

A mannequin showcases a handloom ensemble by Nature Alley
| Photograph Credit score:
Particular Association

“We’ve got performed exhibitions in Chennai, Madurai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, and Vijayawada and since then, many extra artisan teams have come ahead to hitch us. A number of the teams that have been rolling out smaller collections in Khadi confirmed eagerness to place forth a bigger assortment since there was scope to achieve clients by way of these exhibitions. It has been an analogous case with handloom teams utilizing pure dyes as effectively,” says Mahima Thangappan, coordinator, of IHMC.

At this yr’s exhibition in Hyderabad, anticipate to see naturally dyed khadi, muslin, natural cotton, jamdani, tie and dye block print saris, material, dupattas and stoles, womenswear, menswear, kidswear, maternity clothes and merchandise reminiscent of summer season Hats, tub, mattress and residential furnishings, baskets, mats, purses, banana fibre crafts, laptop computer baggage and rather more. 

A number of the collaborating teams are Blue Lotus, Sukalpa Ecostore and Elephant in You from Hyderabad, Nature Alley from Bengaluru, Khamir from Gujarat, Maghan Khadi from Wardha, Somadha Khadi from Nashik, Tula India from Chennai, Ushas Ethos from Vijayawada, MGGSS Basis from Bengal, and some others.

Mahima observes that Hyderabad has a robust, rising neighborhood that patronizes sustainable clothes. The newer challenges within the post-lockdown situation embody design intervention to assist artisans give you newer collections to cater to fashion-conscious customers, which the IHMC hopes to deal with within the close to future.

(The exhibition might be held from August 10 to 12; 10 a.m. to eight p.m. at CCT Areas, Highway no..12, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.)

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