FICCI Flo, Mumbai Chapter supported the initiative by partnering with Vasutra India in curating a special exhibition “Remembering the Princess”, as a tribute to Rajmata Gayatri Devi, textiles and heritage of India, the artisans & women entrepreneurship in the city yesterday.
Textile & Handicraft remains the 2nd most important contributors to the Indian economy, more significantly for the rural women for whom it generates additional income while staying at home.
The exhibition was inaugurated by Mrs. Mridula Sinha, Honorable Governor of Goa along with the members of royal family of Jaipur. Over 40 participants from all parts of India presented their local weaves and handicraft range. The exclusive preview was attended by dignitaries including Shobha De, Rashmi Thackeray, Prasad Bidappa, Dolly Thakore, Sunita Budhiraja and Consulate General Of Mauritius & Consulate General of Israel and many more.
It was a visual delight to watch as models showcased a stunning collection from Banarsi to Kanjeevaram silks, Batik & kantha, to Bandhani & cotton representing various parts of Indian textile and craft. Key women entrepreneurs who exhibited their diverse range at the event included Bandana Singh from Akashi Weaves, Mala Sinhala from Buddha, Badeshi Bradbury from Indi Collage, Mama Verma, Saakshi Kulkarni from Kaale Neele, Meenakshi from Cocoon Kapas & Leena Das from Village Art.
FICCI Flo, Chairperson Anuradha Bhatia said, “FLO Mumbai Chapter 2019-20. Our theme for this year is CIA- Collaborate, Include and Accomplish’. We chose to partner with Vasutra India to revive and support out traditional textile and weaving industry thereby supporting a large section of rural women are working in this sector. Also, there are many women entrepreneurs who are running this show”
Vasutra India, Founder Purvi Patel said, “FLO Mumbai Chapter 2019-20. Our theme for this year is CIA- Collaborate, Include and Accomplish’. We chose to partner with Vasutra India to revive and promote our traditional textile and weaving industry thereby supporting a large section of rural women working in this sector. Also, a significant number of women entrepreneurs who are running these enterprises”
The exhibition is open from 11 AM- 7 PM, at Coomaraswamy Hall from 7th- to 8th October.