By  on March 9, 2012

MUMBAI, India — Lakmé Fashion Week wrapped up here Tuesday with a day focused on one of fashion’s key materials: textiles.

Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee, who has worked extensively with pure Indian fabrics, told a panel that, “I always believe in having pride in what is Indian. There are always more and bigger markets. Today, it’s about how education can help bridge this gap. One of the biggest problems at this time is the over-commercialization of handicraft. We’re always looking for bigger and better and faster and finally all the craft will get bastardized. It’s important to keep the focus.“

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