Handloom Expo in Kerala
With the objective of opening up new vistas for more than 2 lakh weavers in the state, by popularizing handloom textiles among the young generation, the Department of Handlooms, Department of Tourism in association with a private consultancy, RK Enterprises, is launching ‘Looming Kerala’, a handloom expo.
The expo, to be held in August, will have various events to be attended by weavers, designers and artisans. An exhibition of handloom products presented directly by the weavers will be conducted at Rajiv Gandhi indoor stadium. Another event is ‘Loom college fiesta’ an inter college fashion show featuring student designers and models with handloom as the theme to be organised at St. Teresa’s College.
‘A walk with leaders’ will feature a morning walk with eminent political leaders to promote handloom on National Handloom Day on August 7.