Trivandrum to host Silk Mark Expo 2014 from Aug 01-05

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Trivandrum: Silk Mark Expo 2014, the one and only Silk exhibition organised the Bangalore based Central Silk Board, under the Central Ministry of Textiles, will be held in the capital city from August 01 to 05.

Announcing the event at a press conference here, K S Menon, CEO of Silk Mark Organisation of India (SMOI) said, “The ‘Silk Mark Vanya Silk Expo 2014’ will showcase India’s finest and purest silk products and will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Shri Oommen Chandy. This is the first time such an event is being organised in Thiruvananthapuram under the Silk Mark banner. The Expo is not just for exhibition and sales but will also be a knowledge hub for consumers in creating awareness about Silk Mark and to know the difference between silk fibre, natural silk, and adulterated silk available in the market.”

“The Silk Mark was launched ten years back on the lines of Hallmark, to prevent adulteration of silk and as a measure to protect consumers from adulteration. Today there are more than 2,500 vendors across India recognised by Silk Mark. In Kerala itself, we have 58 authorised users who sell more than 5.5 lakh Silk Mark labelled products every year. Silk Mark has 13 Chapters across India and the Palakkad Chapter is responsible for their activities in Kerala”, he added.

T D Koshi, Secretary of SMOI Palakkad Chapter, said, “A Silk Mark Expo 2014 will also be held in Kochi from August 20-25. These two expos are part of the 22 events planned all over India this year by Silk Mark. Silk Mark Expos are usually welcomed by the consumers and the silk fraternity with much excitement. We are expecting participation from all across the country. The stalls will be managed directly by the weavers and there will be no middle men. So customers can expect the silk products at reasonable prices.”

The focus of the expo will be on all the four varieties of silk – Mulbery, Tasar, Eri and Muga. The products on display and selling will have a vast range in different categories.

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