World’s leading retailer Uniqlo will now source fabric from Varanasi!
The Japanese fashion retailer will bulk purchase the raw materials for its various products. Soon the company officials will visit the textile hub to meet the weavers.
With the help of foreign ministry, Deepak Agarwal, Commissioner Varanasi Division, gave a presentation to the company through video conference, wherein he discussed about the quality, price and design aspects.
Shankar Jha, Joint Director of National Institute of Fashion Technology and Director, officials of Weavers Service Centre and few weavers were also present in this discussion.
Uniqlo is interested to purchase raw materials from Varanasi and will process it in a factory in Gujarat. The deal will definitely help the weaving industry of Varanasi where weaving has been done in houses since ancient times.
Varanasi-based fabric and garment manufacturers are of the opinion that sourcing by Uniqlo will also motivate other brands and retailers to work with them.
Few of the Varanasi-based companies are into export of fabric and fashion accessories.
Having around 2,200 stores across 23 countries, Uniqlo entered India last year and opened its store in Delhi.