Department of Fashion Technology & KCT Business School of Kumaraguru College of Technology celebrated “Handloom Day” on August 5&6, 2019. Dr. J. Senthil, Principal, KCT and Managing Director and seven Presidents of Alangombu Devanga Cotton cum silk Primary Hand loom Weavers Co-op Society inaugurated the ceremony at KCT on 5 August 2019.
The event aimed at creating awareness of the handloom and products to the younger generation as part of the National Handloom Day celebrations. Weavers cum society members from seven weaving cooperative societies displayed their products at, Kumaraguru College. Alangombu Devanga, VKP SakthiVinayagar, Sennampalayam SRS, Annai TherasaMagalir, Bagathur Sowdeswari, Alangombu Sowdeswari, Vellalore Devanga Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Societies participated and displayed handloom Kovai Kora Cotton Sarees, Organic cotton sarees, Soft silk sarees, Silk sarees, Cotton sarees, Designer stoles, Towels, Bed covers, Pillow covers as exhibit and for sale. Award winning silk shawl, Tamil font Saree, National Awards won by the societies were special attraction to the visitors.
The participants had an opportunity to interact with weavers, to understand the story of handloom products, to operate the loom and the natural fibres. “Weave the Border” a special design students’ competition was held to create awareness of handloom products among the youth. Dr.G.Ramakrishnan, Professor and Head, Department of Fashion Technology and Dr.B.Poongodi, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor, KCT Business School, Kumaraguru College of Technology coordinated the two day Handloom Day Celebrations.