Gandhigram presents an Exhibition of Khadi Sarees and other Products at Sarangi the store, Chennai
A new design sensibility, exciting colour palettes and use of natural dyes are now on offer for the discerning Chennai shopper.
By: Gandhigram Khadi Trust
The yarn used has been spun on ambar charkha and woven by hand the traditional way. The sarees feature traditional border detailing and motifs.
The product range is as follows:
• Muslin khadi sarees
• Idaikkal khadi sarees
• T. Subbulapuram khadi sarees
• Khadi yardage (fabrics by the metre) in natural dyes and azo-free dyes
• Khadi dhotis, towels, kerchiefs
Mr. D. Jegannathan, CEO of Gandhigram says, "We have worked for the past two years to change the design sensibility of our products. With this objective, we worked with a textile designer trained at National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. The present range is an outcome of that effort. The feedback we have received so far has been very positive and encouraging. Our khadi sarees have been recently exhibited at an exhibition in Dubai and were well-received.
The fabric of the freedom movement, is truly indian in spirit. In producing khadi, a large number of people in the rural sectors are given employment in processes like, spinning, weaving, dyeing etc. Khadi is a fabric that is spun by hand and woven on the handlooms. The hand-involved processes lend a unique texture to the cloth and is sought after by many.
Gandhigram came into existence in 1947 through the efforts of Dr. T.S. Soundram and Dr. G.Ramachandran who wanted to create a model that would concentrate on the complete development of the human being. Gandhigram's core work involves providing access to affordable essential services to the rural community in health, education and social welfare, co-creating knowledge with the communities leveraging their traditional strengths, and make them applicable for modern times and ultimately strengthening the community by facilitating economic development programmes, creating livelihood opportunities and self-managed development programmes.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by Shri. Nallamuthu Palaniappan (State Director, Tamil Nadu, Khadi & Village Industries Commission) on Friday, 10th of January at 10 am. The exhibition will be open from 10th to 12th January, 2020. The timings are 10 am to 8 pm and it will take place at Sarangi, 138 Luz Church Road (opp. Alwarpet Anjaneyar Temple), Mylapore, Chennai 600004.
For additional information about this exhibition, please contact
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Sarangi the store
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