Webinar on ‘Pashmina: Designs on Shawls and Apparels’ held

Webinar on ‘Pashmina: Designs on Shawls and Apparels’ held
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Srinagar, June 8: The Department of Handicrafts & Handloom Kashmir organised a webinar to discuss the issues relating to Pashmina trade, Director Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir, Mahmood Ahmad Shah today Chaired the third edition of the webinar on Pashmina covering the Designing aspect.

In his inaugural remarks Director Handicrafts and Handloom Kashmir highlighted the issues concerning the Pashmina industry especially the parameter of designing that has assumed special significance in the current changing world order.

Director Handicrafts & Handloom briefed the participants about the latest Government Order under which a committee has been constituted for fixing of Minimum support Price for GI tagged products and Kharkhandar scheme which is in the offering .

Wajahat Hussain Rather, Associate Professor Pearl Academy of Fashion, New Delhi gave a detailed view of the historical prospects of the Designing and discussed the current national and international trends in the Pashmina sector and laid emphasis on new and old motifs.

Speaking on the occasion exporter and founder of Me and Kashmir, Mujtaba Qadri, gave his insight on the designing of the packing of Pashmina products particularly making them eco friendly. He further stated that post COVID trend is changing from fast fashion to slow fashion and in this scenario hand spun and hand woven can help us in harnessing the potential of high spending niche market.

While highlighting the contemporary and modern designs Mahvish Masood a Craft Consultant and Founder Sonth laid stress on reimaging the colour palette and emphasised to improve upon both contemporary and traditional designs.

Chief designer, School of Designs, Srinagar, Amina Asad suggested the creation of the Design Development Board.

Partah P Ray Choudhury, HoD, Textile Division, Ragasutra Crfats India Pvt. Ltd laid emphasis on the role of the dyeing, processing and finishing in the textile industry and how it can impact the quality of the designing as well. He suggested that the natural dyeing can have a greater impact and should cater to the tastes of the customers.

Shani Himanshu, Founder Eleven brand emphasized upon hand spun yarn is brand in itself and can have a greater impact in the global market especially in the countries where winters are cold .

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