The Silk Mark Expo organized by the Silk Mark Organisation of India, under the Central Silk Board and the textile ministry has begun at Sree Mulam Club in Tamil Nadu on August 12 with the promise of authentic silk.
The expo has 50 stalls representing all silk producing states and centres in the country. Almost one crore Silk Mark products are available at the vanue. A major highlight is the designer sari collection.
With almost all varieties of silks, the expo is a chance for consumers to experience pure silk. Products made of all four varieties of silk – mulberry, tussar, eri and muga – can be picked up at the expo. These include tussar silk saris, suits and stoles, Gadwal, Dharmavaram, Mangalagiri, Venkatagiri, Kosa, Bandhani, Chanderi, Maheshwari, Sambalpuri, Jamdani, Kancheepuram, Banarasi, Paithani, Ikat, Kantha, Mysore, Jamvar, Bangalore, crepe and georgette silk, Arani handloom silk, and raw silk, dress materials, and lifestyle products.
The stalls is also displaying the entire process of silk production — from development of silk, functioning of weaving machinery and processing of final product — have been set up to generate more interest and awareness among the people.