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Hemang Agrawal

Hemang Agrawal specialises in apparel & textiles made of natural fibres & precious metal yarns, deploying venerable weaving techniques, which are fast disappearing from the present-day textile vernacular.

Agrawal studied Fashion Design at NIFT- Mumbai, finishing amongst the top of the class & was awarded for textile development. He also received Merit and Golden Jubilee scholarships at Sydenham College, Mumbai pursuing Business Studies. After a stint in the apparel export industry, in 2004 he returned to Benares-the city of his birth, for research & training in his true calling - handcrafted textiles.

Agrawal’s eponymous label embodies Indian craft heritage in a contemporary apparel form. With a process-oriented approach to design, the label aesthetic is a combination of rich hand-woven textiles & functional silhouettes.

The label was nominated for the prestigious WoolMark Prize 2017 & has been awarded by International Consortium of Green Fashion & Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India. Agrawal was invited by the National Silk Museum, Hangzhou, China to deliver “Threads that Bind,” a keynote address covering the textiles & handlooms from the Indian Subcontinent at the “A World of Looms” International Conference in May-June, 2018

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