This book has come out after a constant search for details related to Indian traditional saris and with the experience of the author dealing with these saris as a category manager, buyer and merchandiser. This is the first volume of the series. In this volume a total of sixteen saris from different parts of India are presented. The brief is kept to the point and as simple as possible. Each chapter starts with one sari and a picture of that sari. The book is kept free from the clutter of the myths and stories associated with the saris. Technical parameters such as count, construction and weaving techniques are given for each of the saris.
This is helpful for someone who wants to get the knowledge of all different types of Indian saris at one place. This is going to help immensely the students of Indian Traditional Textiles, researchers, merchandisers of saris and general textile enthusiast.
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The book is aimed for readers with who do not have any background in textiles. It takes them through the basic knowledge of textiles and fabrics used in the trade. Apart from other fabrics it covers fabrics for Indian Ethnic Wear. Written in an interactive style, this is very useful for export, buying house, retail and fabric merchandisers. The concepts are equally relevant for students, industry professionals and general textile enthusiasts.
Priyank Goyal is a textile, apparel retail and E-commerce professional.
Presently he is working with Reliance Ecommerce- a part of Reliance Retail as Chief Category Manager.
Earlier he worked with Utsav Fashion Private Limited (www.utsavfashion.com), an exclusive webstore for Indian dresses. He worked as Head, Pricing and Merchandise for the organisation.
Before that he worked with Pantaloons Fashion and Retail Limited, an Aditya Birla Group company with more than 72 outlets all across the country. He worked as sourcing manager in the ethnic wear category. Prior to that, he worked as Senior Buyer and Production Manager of garments and fabrics with Fabindia, an ethnic wear retailer having 160 outlets in India. He holds Master degrees in Fashion Management from NIFT, New Delhi, Computer Application from Guru Jhambeshwar University, Hisar and a Three year Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management Development Studies. He is a B.Tech in Textile Technology from Technological Institute of Textile and Science, Bhiwani. His Post graduation work in Fashion Management is on the launching of an Online Fashion Networking Platform for professionals of Fashion Value Chain. In MCA, he worked on implementing an automated examination system for the Department of Technical Education, Haryana. His undergraduate work is on the comparison of Ring, Rotor and Airjet Yarns with special reference to their structure.
He has visited several handloom and powerloom clusters in India. He has visited handblock printed areas of Barmer, Pipar and Jodhpur; the Kalamkari and Ikat producing belts in Odisha, Masulipatnam and Pochampalli and Mangalgiri to source new vendors. He has also travelled to Varanasi, Shantipur, Kota, Bhagalpur and Chanderi clusters. For wool he visits Amritsar and Almora. He also visits Surat and Mumbai for the ethnic wear sourcing in synthetic and other fabrics. He has done sourcing of fine counts of yarn from Madurai, Salem and Erode. He is conversant with the various weaving and printing techniques of India, their cost and production implication.
In the past, He has worked in denim industry. Working with one of the leading manufacturers in the world, was instrumental in erecting a loom shed of 200 looms as a part of rope dyeing project of the company. He worked on the best of the looms producing denim of that time. He also contributed to the technical education industry in setting up textile labs, developing curriculum and making project reports for various schemes of government.
As a computer buff, he blogs as his pastime. He blogs about his passion -Textile and retail. He plays guitar whenever he gets time. He lives a contended life with his mother Shailesh, wife Ritu and children Dhruv and Juhi. Apart from My Textile Notes - a blog for textile professionals and enthusiasts, he also writes on My NIFT Notes - a blog useful for students of Master of Fashion Management Course of NIFT- and My Retail Notes- A blog taking stock of recent trends in apparel retail, among many others. He also dabbles in designing web stores.