Bhubaneswar: Each festive season, the fashion savvy looks for something new that will stand out among the crowd.
The ongoing Cotton Fab exhibition is offering shoppers plenty of attires.
The fabrics are found in the traditional saree and salwar forms as well as in exclusive dupattas and stoles, skirts, tops and kurtis.
There are jewellery kiosks, too, at the expo. Bangles in lacquer and glass as well as metal and wood and bracelets are finding interest among customers. Handbags and footwear, especially jutis, are also available in various designs.
For those looking for stylish new home décor, a wide range of home accessories such as mats, rugs, quilts and bed sheets are also on sale.
Similarly the ongoing Silk Fab Exhibition-cum-Sale, being organised in a hotel in the city, has brought a splendid collection of hand block printed saris, baluchuri saris, Karnataka silk saris, chanderi silk, Banarasi, jamdani and kota saris among others.
Apart from this, the expo is also a good place for learning about the different types of weaves and prints the different regions. The objective is to promote the artisans and the weavers and popularise their hand-woven and authentic work.
There is something for all age-groups. From summer-friendly fabrics to Khadiwear, rainbow-hued handmade glass and lacquer bangles, the low maintenance cotton floor rugs of all sizes to wooden toys, jutis and the airy light saris designed for workplace.
The upcoming celebrations of Ganesh Puja and Nuakhai as well as Dussehra and Diwali in the coming months are drawing buyers from all age groups.