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Cooptex Celebrates and its Bonanza Time for Buyers

Silk Sari Weaving at Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu

Seventy-seven years may be construed as too old for humans but not to an institution in the service of the people. The passage of time does not seem to stale the infinite variety of Tamil Nadu Handloom Weavers’ Cooperatives Society Ltd, familiarly known as Cooptex, on its 77th anniversary as it still churns out new designs.

From producing dazzling silk sarees, to dhotis and designer wear, the multi-hued butterfly symbol of Cooptex has become a familiar image in many households across the state. Interestingly, its products have crossed frontiers to woo the people abroad.

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