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Women thrive on novelty

Ryouko Haraguchi named her label Sind because her first store resembled a fluffy cotton ball, reminding her of the region- Sind, in Pakistan, known for its cotton. Methinks it could also be an influence of the ‘Sindworkis’ connection with Japan in the mid 20th century, when they had substantial control over the Japanese silk trade . 

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SRI Tanabana

“India lives in its villages” a statement by Mahatma Gandhi is passionately lived by Sri Tanabana –the royal house of warp and weft; a design company of Darshana Kumari and her daughters Gitanjali Shah and Priyanjali Katoch. In 2002 they began promoting crafts by traditional craftsmen, whose families have mastered textile crafts through generations, while contributing to Indian fashion with a royal perspective without any western influences.

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