Textile Designer | Handloom Expert | Educator
Debal Banerjee (Deb) is a handloom evangelist with 15+ years of erudite pedigree who launched this handloom of India initiative in 2017 with the motto of helping brands and entrepreneurs harness the infinite potential of the Indian handloom industry which offers a high degree of complexity to the new entrants and the established players alike. Interestingly Indian handloom is a culmination of 5000 years of rich heritage which has never been adequately recorded or documented in any significant form. Deb through his vast on-ground experience of having closely worked with the artisans and weavers through the length and breadth of this country has assimilated the know-how and pedagogy and developed deep market insights which make him an unmatched professional in this field.
Some of the best known international brands in the apparel industry leverage Deb’s expertise to spearhead their R&D, sharpen market intelligence, enhance their portfolio, and streamline their operations. For his contribution to the industry, Deb has been bestowed with some of the most prestigious awards and recognitions. Deb has been invited to conduct several trainings and workshops across the globe and also engaged in pro bono consulting work for social causes and initiatives.