Kolkata-based manufacturing house, Ventures, has won Grand Jury Award at the Premier Vision 2016 hosted in Paris. This is the first time an Indian company has won a prize for innovation at the trade event held around the world in which professionals from across 120 countries exhibit their products. The event is mainly divided into six categories-yarns, fabrics, leather, design, accessories and manufacturing.
The Grand Jury Prize for Fabrics is a textile award for the most outstanding and innovative fabric for the year 2016-2017.
The fabric presented by Ventures that won the award is a creation of hand-painted pearls that are coated and then stitched onto a base while maintaining the free movement of each individual Pearl giving it a unique free flowing movement.
Ventures is a manufacturing export house established in 1994 based out of Kolkata, West Bengal with close to 3,000 employees. The company is engaged in export of high value-added textile products and garments, specialised embroidery and weaves for some of the top luxury brands in the world.
“It is so gratifying and such a great honour for Ventures to be able to put India on the map in this category, even if it is a small step towards the right direction.
“This win is representative of the immense potential of the textile industry and skilled artisans of India, who have proven that Indian handmade craftsmanship can be a strong contender in the global market, ” said CEO at Ventures, Ayush Murarka,.
Speaking about the fabric, Director of The Museum of Decorative Arts at the iconic Louvre museum, Oliver Gabet, who was also heading the grand jury said that the grand jury prize for fabrics is a kind of netting by Ventures, with plays on beautiful beads, embroidered to each other while each remains independent and moves at its own rhythm.
“Its magic, and totally subtle. I still don’t know how it works. You can imagine it in a range of colours, in various combinations, and maybe even figurative motifs,” said Gabet.