Guests at Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding will return home with a ‘Made in India' scarf as a Ludhiana-based company has been commissioned to manufacture the clothing item as a gift at the royal event in London in this month.
Centex Exports, an exporter of high end luxury stoles, has made about 4,000 scarves to be gifted to the dignitaries attending the wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey on April 29.
The scarves have been sourced by Boden, an online fashion business all over U.K. and the U.S.
“The royal decided to give these scarves as a souvenir to the top dignitaries. Since they do not purchase directly, they asked Boden to source good scarf manufacturers and our company was chosen among many,” Vineet Sood, managing director of Centex Exports, told PTI.
The scarves are made of superfine wool and designed as the Union Jack. Each one costs £ 45 . “There is a slight improvisation with the design as the wool is knit to form an animal print pattern and the union jack is made on it. The scarves are made in three colours. Also the printing is penetrated in such a manner that the scarf is reversible and worn both ways.” Most of the order has already been shipped out to London and the scarf- making process at their factory in Ludhiana will be shown on BBC.