NIFT fashion show to mark silk week starting tomorrow

for Ministry of Textiles | Date - 14-12-2003

Exhibitions, buyer-seller meet and fashion shows are some of the highlights of the ‘Silk Week’ beginning from tomorrow. The three day event is being organised to focus on the various aspect of the sector including the problems faced by the weavers and the producers. Weavers, producers, designers, exporters, buyers, experts, and scientists have been invited to participate in the event.

As part of the Silk Week, a technical seminar has been arranged in which experts in silk weaving, silk knits, marketing and sericulture will highlight recent developments in these fields. A buyer-seller meet and exhibition will also be held in which 25 stalls will showcase new and exclusive products of silk. Stalls will also be set up by the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Weavers Service Centre, National Institute of Design (NID) and Central Silk Board to present recent advances in processing technology, design development and product diversification in silk.

In order to highlight the value addition by fashion and design to silk textiles a fashion show will be organised. The show will feature both traditional and modern range of silk products including sarees and garments. One of the new product ranges that will be featured will be the collection of silk garments developed on ‘Vanya’ or wild silk varieties by Central Silk Board in collaboration with NIFT.

Coinciding with the Silk Week a conference of State Ministers and Secretaries dealing with Sericulture will be held to review policy and programmes in the light of emerging WTO imperatives.

The three day event will be inaugurated by the Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Shri K. C. Pant tomorrow. The fashion will be held at Hotel Ashok on the 16th December and the conference of the state ministers and secretaries also takes place on the same day.
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