Tag: weavers

Textile revivalist charms Delhi with exquisite saris

It takes a lot to be a fashion designer in India; especially, when you work hand-in-hand with weavers without an external aide and brainstorm every season to create innovative saris for Indian women. For Hyderabad-based designer Sailesh Singhania, who has been working with Indian handloom artisans for past two decades, the philosophy of preserving textile art and craft through his… Read more →

Reclaiming the dignity of artisans step by step

While we live in a time where capitalism and commercialization are at its peak, there are a handful of people who still take pride in being social advocates for old-school arts and craftsmanship. When we met Anar Patel (founder of Craftroots and Gramshree), she floored us with her simplicity and impeccable knowledge of Indian arts and crafts. A self-proclaimed “passionate… Read more →