Weaving a revolution, one piece at a time

By Shoba Narayan on March 23, 2014 in Livelihoods

Mass-produced yarn from spinning mills increases production but neutralizes the quirky variations of regional Indian textiles. In the past, cotton itself went by many names: bafta, nainsukh, dosuti, moree, jamdani, mulmul, chint, mashru, himroo and others. Now, they all have morphed into Westside or Big Bazaar cotton.

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Watch Uzramma founder of Malkha fabrics sharing her experience in creating sustainable enterprises for textile production in India.

First Published in Live Mint,Thu, Jul 15 2010

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Story Tags: cotton, malkha, Uzramma, handloom, weavers, Andhra Pradesh, ginned cotton lint, DCY, Decentralized Cotton Yarn


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