Thursday, August 31, 2006

Retailers team up with Varanasi weavers

Eight retailers and textile companies have tied up with weavers in Varanasi to give a boost textile clusters. Some of the retail chains that have signed up are Pantaloons, Big Bazaar, Fab India, Calico, Advantage Shilpi and UP Exporters. The tie up has been facilitated by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDI) through its Intergrated Handloom Cluster Development Programme.
Under the arrangement, the retail chains have agreed to acquire a specific quantity of customised raw materials from the weavers on a regular and contractual basis, starting from this month. Fab India, on its part, has agreed to adopt 300 weavers from the cluster on a permanent basis.

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