Suppliers in India use a wide range of natural materials to offer traditional
and modern designs.
India’s fashion accessories industry uses a range of natural materials, most of which are available within the country. Cotton, leather and silk are among the primary options for bags, headwear, neckwear and belts.
For cotton, the main sources are the states of Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, and Telangana.
Genuine leather, meanwhile, is usually from the states of Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal. Options include buffalo hide, goatskin, sheepskin and oxhide.
For silk, the selection comprises mulberry, tasar, eri and muga. These silk varieties are available in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal.
Wool can be procured from Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Gujarat. Pashmina, a type of wool, is primarily from the Ladakh region.
To meet growing demand for environment-friendly products, many suppliers are offering designs made of jute or bamboo. Jute is sourced from West Bengal, Assam, Bihar, Orissa, Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Meghalaya. Bamboo, meanwhile, grows in several states, including Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Bag embellished with mirror work
Jaipuri Bandhej’s cotton handbag features an embroidered elephant pattern with mirror work. The product measures 25x35cm. MOQ is 10 pieces.
Leather wallet with stitching detail
This leather wallet from Leather Mark features a front flap with stitching detail. The product’s dimensions are 6x11in. MOQ of 200 pieces.
Belt embellished with round cutouts
Padmash Leather offers this leather belt with round cutouts. The product is available in in black and brown. MOQ is 100 pieces.
Cotton belt features embroidery
This 24in cotton belt from Purnima Exports is embroidered and available in different colors. MOQ of 100 pieces.
Shawl made of viscose
Samara Exports’ 70in shawl is made of viscose and comes in various colors. MOQ is 200 pieces.
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