To mark the importance of handloom in economic social life, 7th of August is celebrated as National Handloom Day in India.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had inaugurated the 1st National Handloom day in Chennai on the same day last year saying that the world is becoming progressively more aware about the environment and holistic healthcare. There is a need to highlight the eco-friendly aspects of handloom products. He said “khadi and handloom products provide the same warmth that mother’s love provides.”
As a matter of fact, Indian handloom industry is the largest in the world and is the second-largest employment provider for the rural population in India after agriculture. This industry contributes 15 per cent of the total cloth produced in this country, 95% of the world’s hand woven fabric comes from India.
Singing off the textile heritage of India, we have the Indian fashion industry celebrating the beauty of the Indian handloom across fashion weeks, both nationally and internationally at the highest levels of fashion, thereby generating awareness about the significance of handloom industry as a part of our rich heritage and culture.
Wishing you all a Happy Handloom Day!