Silk Tour for Fashion Department Students at Central Silk Board
With an aim to go beyond academics, JD Institute of Fashion Technology conducts various industrial visits to provide its students with a practical perspective on the world of work. On February 20th, students of BSc in Fashion and Apparel Design went to Central Silk Board to understand how silk is made and woven into clothing.
Central silk board is a statutory body constituted by an act of parliament in 1948 with the objective of promoting the growth and development of sericulture in the country. Headquarter in Bangalore; it functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Textiles. One of the core activities of CSB is undertaking, assisting and encouraging scientific, technological and economic research in the silk sector.
Our Principal Mr. Babu Rajendra Prasadh accompanied our students for this visit. He explained them about the life cycle of the silkworm and how is silk is extracted from the cocoon. He also briefed them about different types of silk: Muga silk, peduncle silk, Eri silk, tassar silk, and mulberry silk. Later, the students were taken to the weaving division and shown how silk is weaved and dyed. They saw many end products after weaving for example- dobby, tassar saree etc.
Whenever we talk about silk one same picture comes into our mind that is a saree, apart from that there were hand-made soap out of gum part of silk (sericin), face masks, drinks, puppa oil, mirror embroidery on silk cloth, umbrella made up of silk, purse, door hanging out of broken cocoon and much more.
Overall the students had a good experience with fun and learning of how silk is made and used.