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Design Lota

38 EpisodesProduced by Angie & SushiWebsite

The podcast about life as Indian Designers. Hosted by Interaction Designer Angeline Bhavya and Industrial Designer Sushmita Charlu. As designers from two different fields, our intention is to be an authentic voice of the everyday designer and to bring the Indian design community closer.


E030 Fabrics of Culture with Aditi Jain - Part 1

In this episode, we speak to Textile Designer Aditi Jain. Aditi tells us about her decision to pursue a career in textiles and the learnings picked up during her course.

She takes us through the process of  designing and making handloom textiles at Gandhigram where she currently works.

She talks about the subject of textiles as both art and science, and gives an example of the story beneath the surface of a fabric.

We discuss the barriers that prevent traditional textiles from mass adoption and the relevance of khadi in today’s context

We talk about plagiarism by fast fashion companies, as one of the dangers to traditional textiles and Aditi explains the distinction between inspiration and appropriation.

We wrap up part 1 of this episode reminiscing about craft exhibitions and their role in helping Indians discover textiles. Aditi stresses on the importance of reimagining craft retail online, and creating better support systems for artisans going forward.

Check out our blog for more details and references.

Design Lota is co-hosted by designers Sushmita Charlu and Angeline Bhavya. Podcast music by Shankar Narayan.

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