Republic Day is around the corner. Though we are all patriots on the inside, the way of displaying it has become a statement factor over the years. The one thing most of us look forward to on this Republic Day would be to get dressed up. Republic Day fashion is one thing we can’t miss. What about making a fashion statement in handloom?
While dressing in hues of tricolour is something everyone opts for, let’s be a bit different and embrace tradition this Republic Day. Did you know that the handlooms sector represents India’s rich diversity of almost 2,000-year-old textiles tradition?
Last year in August, we saw the Minister of Textiles, Smriti Irani, create a buzz on the social media with the ‘#IWearHandloom’ campaign. It started off as a single tweet from Smriti Irani with a picture of her, supporting India’s handloom sarees. The campaign gained momentum and received support from celebs and layman alike.
Clothing is more about comfort for the modern Indian women. Needless to say, it is the comfort factor of the handlooms that appeals to a everyone. Apart from comfort, the texture and designs also make it a favourite to many. They are more like an investment. Traditional handloom textiles breathe easy and they are easy to maintain too.
Take a look at the way handloom has been styled to get inspired! There is something in store for everybody.
Blue Box Pleated Handloom Ikat Cotton Dress
Boat Neck Handloom Cotton Kurta
Classic Handloom Saree
Trending or not, handloom depicts India’s culture, is reasonably priced as compared to famous international brands, and has a feel-good factor attached to it as it supports the weavers.
So what is your handloom story? Do share with us how you donned the handloom this Republic Day 👇!