Vietnam garment firms sustain growth in traditional markets

Several Vietnamese garment companies this year have maintained high growth in traditional markets, such as the United States, South Korea, the European Union (EU) nations and member states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), according to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS). VITAS vice president and general secretary Truong Van Cam said … Read more Vietnam garment firms sustain growth in traditional markets

This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

Cheap, Chinese-made nylon burkas are flooding Afghanistan’s north as consumers turn to affordable, mass-produced fabrics — but in Kabul a small, determined fashion house is fighting to preserve the traditional textiles once integral to Afghan culture. Launched in 2006, “Zarif” — “precious” in Persian — commissions traditional cotton and silk from artisanal weavers, then employs … Read more This Afghan fashion house is on a mission to preserve traditional textiles

This wedding season, flaunt your traditional lehenga with a modern twist

Ditch the mundane lehenga for the upcoming wedding season. Wear a georgette belt with a flowy drape, sport cigarette pants underneath embellished sheer lehenga of soft net, experts suggest. Fashion Designers Anu PD and Mini Bindra have listed few ideas: * Wear a georgette belt with a flowy drape and embellishments with your wedding lehenga. … Read more This wedding season, flaunt your traditional lehenga with a modern twist

Jewellery tips for brides that don’t want to go the traditional way

Ditch the common yellow metal and opt for jewellery made from flowers or invest in good detachable jewellery for your wedding, suggest experts. Sonal Sahrawat, creative head at Sonal’s Bijoux & Adawna, and Rajesh Tulsiani, director at Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers, have listed jewellery tips for the modern bride. Minimalism is the new trend in the world … Read more Jewellery tips for brides that don’t want to go the traditional way