Silk Mark expo opens in Kochi from today


Silk Mark Expo-2014, organised by the Central Silk Board under the Union Ministry of Textiles, will be held at Gokulam Park Centre, Kaloor, for five days from August 20.

KSIDC Managing Director Aruna Sundararajan will inaugurate the exhibition.

K.S. Menon, chief executive of Silk Mark Organisation of India, said at a press conference here that the expo, taking place at a time when the industry was being flooded by fake and sub-standard silk products, was intended to create awareness among consumers on ascertaining authenticity of silk items. “A vast number of participants, including farmers, weavers and merchants from across the country, will be present at the expo,” he said.

Silk products made of all varieties of silk – mulberry, tussar, eri and muga – will be available at the expo.

On display and for sale will be a vast range of silk products including tussar silk saris, suit and stoles, Gadwal, Dharmavaram, Mangalagiri, Venkatagiri, Kosa, Bandhani, Chandheri, Maheswari, Sambalpuri, Jamdani, Jamvar, Kancheepuram, Banaras, Mysore, Bangalore, georgette silk, Arani handloom silk, Paithani saris, Ikkat saris, raw silk saris, Kanta saris, designer dress materials and life style products, the organisation said in a press note.

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