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.
The National Handloom Exhibition 2012 is brought to you by Co-optex. Weavers from many parts of the country from Kashmir toKanyakumari display and sell a wide range of handloom saris, dress materials, home furnishings and more. Also catch the live workshops and demos on weaving techniques, sari painting and more. Don’t miss the cultural programmes in the evenings.
One of the places of Chennai where one can comfortably buy handloom fabric, silk sarees, furnishing materials, bed linen, kitchen linen and much more is Co-optex. It is a co-operative society of handloom weavers of Tamil Nadu. It has 211 retail stores all over India. It also exports hand loom products to several countries around the world successfully. In Chennai it has its main show room at Pantheon Road, Egmore. Egmore can be reached by train from all over South India, local trains reach Egmore from Tambaram and Beach railway stations. Local buses from almost all major areas reach Egmore.
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