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#IWearHandloom: 12 Celebrities Who Were Spotted Wearing Handloom Sarees

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#IWearHandloom campaign just started trending on Twitter and Facebook. If you don't know this yet then you may need backdrop story. 

The hashtag started trending after the textile minister Smriti Irani posted a picture of hers clad in a handloom cotton saree from Bihar and asked people to share their handloom look-books.

The idea behind this was to promote the campaign I Wear Handloom, which is asking people to lend a support to 43 lakh Indian weavers and their families all across the country. Also, spreading awareness about the Indian textile industry.

We thought what a great cause! So we decided to list a number of celebrities in the fashion industry, Bollywood and politics who were seen in handloom sarees. The celebrities in the list were seen cladding the handloom sarees for their day-to-day- work, some were seen walking the ramp for the designer, et al. 

Anyhow, you'll have a great time scrolling through the variety of saree styles this post has to offer. And by the end of it, we are sure you'll fall in love with Indian handloom fabrics.


Kalki Koechlin

Kalki was spotted wearing a blush pink Anavilahandwoven saree.


Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor was flaunting a blue Anavilahandloom piece. This quirky outfit is desired by many Sonam fans.


Vidya Balan

Vidya Balan is known for wearing elegant sarees. She is more into Indian fashion than western. She was flaunting this white handloom saree with a printed black blouse.


Neha Dhupia

Neha Dhupia was caught showing off this white Anavilahandloom cotton saree.


Priyanka Chopra

PC may have gone overseas but her love for Indian textiles can be seen in this picture. She was spotted wearing a dual tone blue and pink handloom saree.


Kirron Kher

Kirron Kher was seen wearing Gaurav Gupta's handloom saree for a ramp walk.


Radhika Apte

Radhika Apte looked ravishing in a beige handloom saree by Anavila. She paired it with a red blouse.


Neena Gupta

Neena Gupta was also caught sporting a handloom cotton saree. The actress paired her saree with a statement chunky jewellery.



Kajol was seen sporting a white and black handloom cotton saree by the label Anavila. She paired her saree with an orange blouse.


Priyanka Gandhi

Our politicians are no less in flaunting their handloom collection. Priyanka was seen in this beautiful handloom saree.


Konkana Sen

Konkana walked for Anavilain this quirky mustardcolour saree dhoti. The saree is handcrafted.


Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza also walked the ramp for Anavilawearing a beige handloom cotton saree. She looked enchanting.

Story first published: Tuesday, August 2, 2016, 16:48 [IST]
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