On National Handloom Day, the 7th of August 2016, Ministry of Textiles recognised Weavesmart as one of most promising start-ups in the Handloom sector with the Company clocking highest handloom sales among its peers. Nishita Manne, CEO Weavesmart was invited to deliver a brief speech on our achievement to the distinguished guests. It was a moment of great pride and honour for Weavesmart, which has started its operations just over a year back.

The 2nd National Handloom Day was celebrated in the City of Varanasi at the Swatantra Bhawan Auditorium in the IIT- BHU campus. The auditorium was filled with National and Sant Kabir Awardee Weavers, marquee fashion designers including the likes of Rina Dhaka, Abraham and Thakore, senior government officials, prominent personalities from

Nishita Manne – CEO Weavesmart, on National Handloom Day talking about Weavesmart’s achievement and growth plans

Banaras and e-commerce companies like Amazon and Craftsvilla. Honourable Minister of Textiles Smt. Smriti Irani, Honourable Minister of State Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Honourable Minister of State for Textiles Shri Ajay Tamta, and Honourable Minister of State Shri Mahboob Ali, Textiles Secretary Mrs. Rashmi Verma and Development Commissioner – Handlooms Mr. Alok Kumar,  graced the occasion with their presence. The event was very well organised by NHDC team and was appreciated by all.

Prashanth Manne, Weavesmart with Anchor Ajay and Dr Sudha, Director – NIFT at Doordarshan studio in Delhi

Among the e-commerce players, after Amazon, Weavesmart was the only Company who was given an opportunity to talk about growing e-commerce sector in India and about its achievement and growth plans. It was a moment of déjà vu for Team Weavesmart to be recognized on the same platform as was the e-commerce giant Amazon.

To further add to the happiness and excitement of Weavesmart Team, the Company was also invited for a live talk show on Indian Handloom industry, which was broadcasted on Doordarshan on the day. Other eminent speaker included Dr. Sudha, Director – NIFT. As part of the program, apart from the live talk, Weavesmart was the only Company, which had a coverage of its associated weavers and its employees on the TV program.

While Weavesmart’s team and has put in lots of efforts to come to where it stands today, this would not have been possible without the support of you, our customers. Thank you all for supporting us. Keep shopping in Weavesmart and keep impacting the lives of the weavers across India.