Check out the wide variety at Co-optex's annual summer cotton exhibition
Did you say nothing like cotton in summer? Then this piece of news is especially for you. Co-optex, known for its superb cotton and silk material for the last 75 years, has picked some of the finest cottons for its annual summer exhibition-cum-sale being held in the city. The exhibition, on at the old Tamil Nadu Bhawan on Kautilya Marg till May 10, has saris with as many as 300 new designs in numerous colour combinations with a 20 per cent discount.
The widest variety is in Coimbatore cotton. The saris, mostly with heavy borders made of zari and thread work, can be worn in special occasions. The range begins at Rs.1540 before 20 per cent discount. The advantage it has over other cotton saris is that it doesn't need starching, just ironing.
Then there are Trichy cotton saris in the range of Rs.740 before discount, some fabulous saris in Kanchi cotton (From Rs.690 before discount), Salem cotton (from Rs.750 before discount) and Madurai cotton from Rs.950 before discount). According to a salesperson at the exhibition, it will also have Chettinad cotton in a day or two.
Besides, it has a range of poly cotton (Rs.720 before discount), a range of printed power loom cotton saris (between Rs.250 and Rs.360), a collection of their silk saris, salwar kameez, printed shirts and a range of high quality handloom bedspreads.
The saris have been produced by weavers in the traditional handloom centres like Woraiyur, Paramakudi, aruppukottai, Thoppur, Jayankondam, vanavasi, Sholinger, Sirumugai, etc. The designs are by freelance designers engaged by Co-optex to exclusively produce the patterns.
(The exhibition timing is from 10.a.m. to 8 p.m.)