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Development Commissioner (Handlooms)
Room No. 55
Ministry of Textiles (Government of India)
New Delhi - 110011
Ph: 011-23062945, 23063684
Fax: 011 – 23062429
Secretary Textiles Committee
Ministry of Textiles (Government of India)
P Balu Road,
Mumbai – 400025
Ph: 022-66527507, 66527506
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India Handloom Brand Cell
Weavers' Service Centre
Office of the Development Commissioner For Handlooms
Weavers Colony, Bharat Nagar
India Handloom Garment Design Contest
The “India Handloom” Brand was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on the occasion of first handloom day on 07.08.15 to endorse the quality of the products in terms of raw material, processing, weaving and other parameters besides social and environmental compliances for earning the trust of the customers. The “India Handloom” brand would be given only to high quality defect free authentic handloom products for catering to the needs of those consumers who are looking for niche handmade products. The “India Handloom” Brand is aimed at generating a special market space and increased earnings to the weavers. Thus the concept of “India Handloom” is to brand the handloom products, which are exclusively catering to the “quality”, need of the socio-environmentally conscious consumer.
The competition is being held with the objective to attract young talent for designing contemporary life-style and apparel products underlying the richness of traditional crafts in India. The competition aims at value addition to the existing handloom fabrics, evolving afresh visual vocabulary through design ideation that defines innovation in new India.
The competition is open to anyone over the age of 18 years (Indian or any nationality). Individual entry may be either from natural person or a group/entity. Multiple entries are allowed for this contest
Application can be done online.
The registration process is as follows.
Please log on to www.indiahandloombrand.gov.in.
click IHB garment design contest tab.
click apply online.
click BRIEF ON CONTEST, a pdf file will start to download. PLEASE READ THIS pdf file CAREFULLY. ALL THE NECESSARY INSTRUCTION ARE GIVEN THERE.
click INSTRUCTION FOR ONLINE APPLICATION. A pdf file file will start to download. please go through this. How to apply online is illustrated with screen shots.
then click APPLY ONLINE
(A) Participants shortlisted from Round 1 will go to the Round 2 and would be required to submit the following:
1) Actual Ensemble in US Size 8 (34 inch bust size)
2) Photograph of the ensemble with full accessories and look
(B) Participants shortlisted for Round 2 would be given a sum of Rs 5000 for designs in Cotton and Rs 10000 designs in silk for making the prototype. This moneywould be reimbursed at the time of actual submission of the full ensemble at the time of the final stage. No other expenditure apart from this would be paid for to the contestants. Contestants would also have to ensure the ensembles are couriered to the following address, at their own cost :
OFFICE OF THE DEVELOPMENT COMMISSIONER (HANDLOOMS)
Ministry of Textiles
Udyog Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 011
(C) The final submitted ensemble of Round 2 will be the property of DC (HL) and the IPR ownership would rest with DC (HL).
(D) The entries from Round 2 would be judged to select the final winners of the competition.
(E) Participants must ensure that no part of work submitted by them in part or full contains any copyright infringement and is copied. An undertaking in full has to be submitted.
Awarding Criteria: There are different criteria for each phase of the award.
Each stage would be judged by an eminent jury drawn from the fashion, handloom and design community. The Jury will comprise of both Academic and Professional participants worldwide, such as head designers of companies and faculty heads or professors.
Prizes and Exhibition:
The winners of the contest apart from monetary prizes will have the honor of being recognized Indian Handloom Brand and would be showcased on Handloom day, 7th August, 2016 at a national level event. . The final prize would consist of the following in each of the three categories of Indian, western and Indo-western, separately for man and woman, thus there will be a total of 18 prizes altogether for this contest.
Best Design Entry – Carry a cash award of Rs 30,000 + Citation
Second Best Design Entry – Carry a cash award of Rs 20,000 + Citation
Jury Special Award – Carry a cash award of Rs 10, 000 + Citation