With COVID-19 set to be around for some more time, masks could become part of the wellness range of products, as well as the fashion industry, said entrepreneurs and a brand consultant.In the hosiery town of Tiruppur, several textile units ...

“The Corona epidemic has broken our back,” says a normally cheerful Aarti Patra, part of a group of sabai-grass basket-makers in an Odisha village. Rajkumari Joshi, a craftswoman from SADHANA, a women’s cooperative we work with in Rajasthan, agrees. “All ...

As part of the yearly commemoration of Fashion Revolution Week in April, the global organisation that advocates for a fair, safe, clean, transparent industry, launched a report that details the marginalisation of women cotton farmers in India. Titled ‘Gender Equity ...

Designer Tarun Tahiliani gives us a bird’s eye view of the impact of COVID-19 on the fashion industry and where it is headed in the months to come. The veteran was part of Stimulus 2020, a webinar encompassing 70 speakers ...

World over, people are getting dressed for garbage. And no, we are not metaphorically speaking. It’s 6 pm. A young lady wears her false eyelashes and lip gloss, followed by a slinky cocktail dress, high heels and off she goes ...

The textile and fashion industries have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Stakeholders in production, retail and procurement are facing the heat with grim exports, paucity of cash flow and zero footfall at mass retail and designer stores alike (keeping ...

In 2001, in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake in Kutch, Dastkar, the nationally-recognised society for crafts, created the Artisan Support Fund to help weavers and craftspeople rebuild their homes and livelihood. Nearly two decades later, Dastkar (http://dastkar.org/) has revived ...

With the extended lockdown, and face masks now compulsory for anyone stepping out, we take a look at designer mask makers. Global fashion behemoths like Gucci and Louis Vuitton have added motif to motive, but designers back home aren’t lagging ...

Websites selling second-hand designer brands are not new to us, but they have not really picked up in India. In fact, there is emphasis on discretion when it comes to both selling your used designer clothes or accessories, or buying ...

Instagram’s latest craze #pillowchallenge shows people draped in pillows, which are fastened to their bodies with fanny packs and chunky designer belts. Some even jazz up the ensemble with matching bags and stilettos. For many, this seems like a logical ...